Keenan Allen | WR | San Diego Chargers
Posted: 9/22/2014 10:41am et
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin) was able to play in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills, but he managed just two catches for 17 yards and he was targeted just the two times.
Huddle Up: That's three straight dogs for Allen. The first two can be attributed to difficult matchups, and the third a combination of an underrated Bills defense and Allen's groin injury. Assuming the injury isn't significant, Allen is an intriguing buy low candidate--or, conversely, launching one of the more impressive sophomore slump seasons in recent memory.
Posted: 9/19/2014 3:32pm et
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin) was in full gear during the portion of practice open to the media Friday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Good sign after the WR added to the injury report Thursday. Stay on top of the situation, however, throughout the weekend.
Posted: 8/2/2014 12:06am et
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen has shown more speed during training camp, which should help him get past defenders faster, according to CB Shareece Wright. 'It just makes him a more powerful threat when he's that good at the line and has speed behind it,' Wright said. 'A lot of times, he will win at the line, but when you've got recovery speed, you can make up for that. Now that he's faster, it's not going to be as easy to make up once you lose at the line. He's going to be open on more of his routes.'
Huddle Up: Allen caught 71 passes as a rookie but only two were beyond 20 yards of the line of scrimmage. Some of that was because of the offensive scheme but the added speed only makes Allen a more dangerous offensive weapon. He's on the cusp of being a WR1 heading into the 2014 season depending on your scoring system.
Posted: 6/5/2014 7:48pm et
San Diego Chargers WRs Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal, Tevin Reese, Brelan Chancellor, Javontee Herndon and RB Marion Grice will compete to return kickoffs and punts.
Huddle Up: With Allen having solidified himself as the Bolts' No. 1 wideout, it's hard to envision the team risking his health by having him serve as any kind of regular kick returner.
Posted: 6/4/2014 4:48pm et
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen believes he is faster than last year and fully healthy after knee issues which made him sluggish in the offseason and starting off the year. Allen said his primary focus has been improving his speed.
Huddle Up: A speedier Allen is an enticing fantasy option, on the heels of his solid rookie effort last year.
Posted: 1/14/2014 6:38pm et
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen was named 2013 Pro Football Writers of America offensive rookie of the year.
Huddle Up: Allen was one of the late-round or waiver-wire fantasy finds of the season as he set Chargers' rookie records for catches (71) and yards (1,043) while hauling in 8 scoring passes. He followed that up with 8 grabs for 163 yards and 2 scores in the postseason, and will be a high-end WR2 pick in drafts next summer.
Posted: 12/10/2013 11:11am et
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 15, despite a sprained shoulder.
Huddle Up: Allen has already indicated he'll play through the pain the rest of the way, so fantasy owners should feel comfortable keeping in the lineup.
Posted: 12/9/2013 11:47pm et
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Allen ended his 4-game TD drought with a pair of scoring grabs in the Week 13 rout of the Giants. He's a must start going forward unless you're stacked at WR.
Posted: 11/21/2013 1:40pm et
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Great sign that Allen was able to participate in the first practice of the week. And hopefully if his health issues start to fall behind him, the rookie wideout's production will start to pick back up after catching a combined 7 passes for 86 yards with no TDs on 11 targets over the past 2 games.
Posted: 11/18/2013 5:59pm et
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said WR Keenan Allen (knee) will be fine after suffering a knee injury in the team's Week 11 game.
Huddle Up: This is good to hear. Allen didn't have a huge week but he remains Rivers' top target.