As Fansided.com recently suggested, coming off his third consecutive season with over 1,000 receiving yards (in fact, he's posted at least 136 targets, 97 catches, 1,196 yards and six touchdowns over those three years), Keenan Allen has quietly established himself as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. He produced eight games in the top 20 this past season, including four games with 20-plus points. He did have a bad six-game stretch around midseason though, failing to score more than 12.3 fantasy points in any game, but it's easy to forget what a consistent producer he's been. Also worth noting, as ESPN's Mike Clay pointed out, Allen's reputation for being an injury risk needs to be forgotten. Allen hasn't missed a single game since 2016.
This year, Allen will have a new quarterback for the first time in his career. Philip Rivers wasn't brought back by the Chargers, which means either Tyrod Taylor or Justin Herbert will start in Los Angeles this season.
2020 Bottom Line
Even with questions at QB, Allen still heads into fantasy draft season with a high-end WR2 asking price. We believe that's too high. The sweet spot for us is in the middle of the WR3 range. Don't overpay.