There is no word yet on if Allen was a close contact, or contracted the virus himself, but either way, his season is officially over. Allen finishes the season as the WR13 in total fantasy points, and the WR14 in fantasy points per game. Mike Williams, Tyron Johnson, and Jalen Guyton should all see an increase in snaps with Allen sidelined. Williams is currently our 36th ranked receiver for Week 17, Johnson is our 39th.
The Chargers are expected to hold wide receiver Keenan Allen out of their season finale Sunday against the Chiefs as he recovers from a lingering hamstring issue.
The Chargers have nothing to play for save draft position in Week 17 so it makes sense to hold Allen out and ensure he can fully recover from the hamstring issue that's bothered him for several weeks now. Allen was a bankable WR1 with Justin Herbert under center and should be drafted as such in 2021.
Allen played last week, but saw just 24 snaps. The Chargers are going to let Allen recover. No reason to rush him with the Chargers at 5-9. There’s a chance he’ll be out there for the season finale against the Chiefs.