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Keenan Allen
LAC

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#11 Wide Receiver

174 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 7
Experience: 8 Yr(s)
Age: 29
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 206
40 Time: 4.58

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021

72%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

7.2%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021

2.30

Durability

3

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 14, 2014 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Allen got pulled awkwardly in his Week 15 game against the Broncos and had to leave with a sprained ankle and fractured collarbone. He missed the final 2 games of the season.
Dec 14, 2014 NFL Shoulder Clavicle Fracture Allen got pulled awkwardly in his Week 15 game against the Broncos and had to leave with a sprained ankle and fractured collarbone. He missed the final 2 games of the season.
Nov 1, 2015 NFL Abdomen Kidney Lacerated Allen came down for a touchdown pass hard on his back and lacerated his kidney. He had a non-surgical procedure and was placed on IR.
Sep 11, 2016 NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Keenan Allen tore his right ACL in Week 1 and missed the rest of the 2016 season.
Mar 1, 2012 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Ligament Tear Grade 3 Allen needed right ankle surgery after he "messed up ligaments" while playing basketball.
Oct 27, 2012 Non-NFL Knee PCL Sprain Grade 2 Allen suffered a Grade 2 PCL strain -- according to Dr. James Andrews -- in his final college season and missed the last 3 games.
Nov 17, 2013 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Allen strained his knee but was unaffected by the injury.
Dec 8, 2013 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Allen fell on his shoulder awkwardly during Week 14 and sprained his A/C joint but didn't miss any games as a result.
Sep 18, 2014 NFL Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Allen suffered a minor groin injury in practice. He didn't miss any game time.
Oct 18, 2015 NFL Inguinal Hip Sprain Keenan Allen suffered a minor hip strain, which sidelined him for 1 quarter, but was able to return to the following week's action.
Aug 15, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Allen suffered an ankle injury at practice that is not considered serious but knocked him out of the Chargers’ remaining three preseason games. Allen managed to get back for the regular-season opener
Oct 24, 2019 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 He appeared on the injury report with a hamstring. He played next game against the Bears

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What You Need to Know:

  • Allen ranked 5th among WRs in targets (147), 5th in catches (100), 17th in yards (992) and 12th in TDs (8) last year.
  • And he did it essentially in 12 games. Allen missed the final 2 games of the season with a hamstring injury, left Week 5 after just 12 snaps with a back injury and was limited to 24 snaps in Week 15 with a bum hammy.
  • In those 12 healthy games, Allen averaged 11.8 targets, 8.1 catches, 78.8 yards and .58 TDs. That’s a full-season pace of 189 targets, 130 catches, 1,261 yards and 9 TDs. Those marks would have ranked 1st, 1st, 8th and 8th among WRs.
  • Allen’s 19.5 PPR points in those 12 games would have ranked 4th among WRs for the season; his 11.4 non-PPR points 9th.
  • That followed 3rd-, 12th- and 6th-place PPR finishes the previous 3 seasons; 3rd, 13th and 11th in non-PPR.
  • Once considered an injury risk, Allen played in all 16 games in 2017, 2018 and 2019 before dealing with the back and hamstring injuries last year.
  • Allen averaged 12.2 targets on a huge 28.8% target share in 11 healthy games with QB Justin Herbert. (Herbert didn’t play Week 1.)
  • Herbert is back for his 2nd NFL season in 2021.
  • RB Austin Ekeler and WR Mike Williams also return. But the Chargers lost TE Hunter Henry, who finished 2nd on the team with 93 targets in 14 games last year. TE Jared Cook was signed to a 1-year deal but is unlikely to soak up all of those targets Henry leaves behind.
  • In other words, Allen should see a ton of targets again in 2021.
  • He’ll be playing in a new offense under OC Joe Lombardi. He served as Lions OC in 2014 and 2015, leading the team to 12th- and 9th-place finishes in passing yards. He also spent 12 years in New Orleans working under HC Sean Payton. We’re expecting Lombardi to be an upgrade over the previous offense under HC Anthony Lynn and OC Shane Steichen.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Back and hamstring injuries got in the way a bit, but Allen was awesome when on the field last year. His scoring averages in 12 healthy games would have ranked 4th among WRs in PPR points and 9th in non-PPR. That followed 3 healthy and super productive seasons that saw him rank top 13 across fantasy formats.

Allen is still just 29, playing with an ascending QB in Justin Herbert and might even get improved play-calling this year. He’s a safe fantasy bet with top 5 upside in PPR leagues.

 

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The Chargers on Monday placed WR Keenan Allen on the COVID list. The details aren't yet clear, so we'll see whether Allen has a shot to make it back ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants. Make sure you set alternate plans or Week 14, though.

Update: Allen is vaccinated, according to NFL Network's Taylor Bisciotti, so there's at least a chance that he's cleared by Sunday.

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Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Vikings. He was listed as questionable after getting in 2 limited practices this week, but we don’t expect the knee to be a major issue today.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is expected to play vs. the Vikings today. Allen got in 2 limited practices this week and is listed as questionable, but we never sensed any concern about his status. He's safe to get into Week 10 fantasy lineups.

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Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Vikings. He was sidelined on Wednesday before putting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. We’re fully expecting Allen to play, but check back Sunday to make sure he’s active.

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Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. We're expecting him to play vs. the Vikings this weekend, but we'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

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