WR Keenan Allen - Los Angeles Chargers

6-2, 206Born: 4-27-1992College: CaliforniaDrafted: Round 3, pick 2013

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General News (Wed Sep 18): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 3: vs Houston Texans

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FBG says: Good matchup. Philip Rivers was mediocre in last week's loss to the Lions as he failed to find the end zone and ended with 291 passing yards. His offensive line couldn't handle the pressure from the Lions, which led to Rivers being consistently hurried and forced into making some questionable throws. Rivers was missing a key safety blanket in Hunter Henry, who is done for most of the year with a knee injury. Mike Williams was also limited last week as he deals with a knee injury. These limitations for Rivers basically caused him to force-feed Keenan Allen targets last week. Allen has 42 percent of the team's targets through the first two weeks and has finished with 123 and 98 receiving yards in each game. Austin Ekeler is also seeing a high volume of targets, and he has hauled in all but one of them for a total of 163 receiving yards and two touchdowns to start the season. Both Allen and Ekeler will remain high ceiling assets in this passing offense. The Texans played decent defense last week as they displayed improvements on the defensive line and secondary. J.J. Watt got back on track while Whitney Mercilus continued his spectacular start to the season as the primary replacement to Jadeveon Clowney. The pair of edge rushers accounted for four hits on Gardner Minshew while Mercilus notched two sacks and Watt recovered a fumble. The Chargers offensive line received a mediocre C+ grade in pass protection by Footballguys offensive line guru Matt Bitonti, so they will be expected to struggle against the talented Texans defensive line. The secondary continues to adjust after cutting cornerback Aaron Colvin. Rookie Lonnie Johnson Jr. started and struggled last week while Bradley Roby moved to the slot and held Dede Westbrook to just one reception for three yards. Johnson Jr. will be a liability due to his lack of experience, which should pose an opportunity for Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin from the edges. Bradley Roby may have had a nice game against the Jaguars, but he is not an extremely talented cornerback and will afford Keenan Allen a clear advantage in the slot. The Texans have also given up decent production to running backs to start the season, allowing 4-40 to Leonard Fournette and 7-72 to Alvin Kamara. Austin Ekeler will have a good chance at meeting or exceeding that level of production from the backfield.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 vs IND 53 0 0 0 10 8.0 123 1 0 18.3
2 at DET 61 0 0 0 15 8.0 98 0 0 9.8
3 vs HOU PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 7.0 * * * *
3 vs HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 6.3 * * * *
3 vs HOU PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 8.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Keenan Allen's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs DET (15 / 8 / 98 / 0 rec)

Keenan Allen was a target monster against the Lions, leading the game with 15. Allen was peppered throughout the game, making catches all over the field. He could have had a bigger day but was overthrown twice by Philip Rivers. Allen got easy separation from defenders throughout the game. He was targeted in double coverage on a bad interception by Philip Rivers at the end of the game. With Mike Williams nursing an injury and the offense without Hunter Henry and Melvin Gordon, Allen should see no shortage of targets next week against the Houston Texans.

2019 Week 1 vs IND (10 / 8 / 123 / 1 rec)

Allen was involved every which way in the passing game for the Chargers, and was a force from beginning to end. In the early portion of the game, it was Allen and Austin Ekeler getting nearly all of the passing game looks, with almost no involvement from any other player. And Allen was turning those opportunities into production. He made a terrific leaping grab for a touchdown with two defenders in the area (and one basically draped all over him). He did a great job using his body control to box out the defender, who actually appeared to have better position on the ball. But Allen boxed him out with his prolific catch radius to shield him from getting near the ball. After a mostly quiet third quarter, Allen got involved again in the early fourth quarter. A quick slant over the middle resulted in a 21-yard gain, and had a huge grab on third and 3 with the Chargers up by one score to get first down yardage. With the Chargers attempting the knockout punch, however, Rivers targeted Allen along the back line of the end zone for a potential touchdown. But the Indianapolis defender made a fantastic break on the football, picking it off one-handed and preventing the score. After the Colts tied and sent the game to overtime, Allen made an incredible catch that won't necessarily show up on the highlight reels. It was a low pass by Rivers, but Allen went lower to get his arms under the ball and pull it up to his chest. It was such a difficult catch, that every Colts defender in the area immediately signaled to the sideline to challenge the call since it seemed so unlikely that he had made a clean grab.

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Latest News

Chargers | Limited practice for Keenan Allen (Wed Sep 18, 07:22 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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Chargers | Eight receptions for Keenan Allen (Sun Sep 15, 04:34 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen caught eight passes for 98 yards against the Detroit Lions in Week 2. He was targeted 15 times during the game.

Our View: Allen is going to get a steady dose of targets every week and has delivered his promised low end WR1 in PPR leagues value. He'll face the beatable Houston secondary next week.
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Schedule

3vs Houston Texans
4@ Miami Dolphins
5vs Denver Broncos
6vs Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Tennessee Titans
8@ Chicago Bears
9vs Green Bay Packers
10@ Oakland Raiders
11vs Kansas City Chiefs
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Denver Broncos
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15vs Minnesota Vikings
16vs Oakland Raiders
17@ Kansas City Chiefs