Allen finished as the No. 6 PPR WR last year but lost his quarterback. If Tyrod Taylor is indeed the starter in 2020, then the size of the overall passing game pie is going to decrease. As a starter in 2015 and 2016 (in Buffalo), Taylor’s passing game was roughly 26% lower (from a fantasy points standpoint) than the Chargers’ passing game under Philip Rivers in 2019. Allen’s market share is going to have to increase significantly if he is going to maintain WR1 or even high-end WR2 fantasy status. The market seems to recognize this as he’s going off the board as a WR2/WR3. He’s a solid value in the fifth round.
Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) took full practice reps again Friday. Allen was removed from the injury report so he should be out there against the Packers in Week 9.
Oct 31, 2019 · 6:55 PM EDT
Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. The full practice indicates that Keenan Allen is getting close to 100%.
Oct 25, 2019 · 6:37 PM EDT
Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 8. It sounds like Allen's setback is serious. HC Anthony Lynn said that even if Allen is active, the team would likely limit his snaps. If he sits, Mike Williams, Hunter Henry and the Charger RBs (especially Austin Ekeler) would probably absorb most of his targets.
Allen did not practice Thursday or Friday so he will definitely be a player to keep a very close eye on when inactives are announced. The Chargers play in the early window Sunday so you’ll be able to reset your lineups if Allen is ruled out by Sunday morning. Mike Williams will see a nice boost if Allen is unavailable and perhaps will see an uptick even if Allen plays, as he’d likely be limited anyway if he plays.