San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen caught four of seven targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Cleveland Browns .
Allen hauled in a gorgeous 28-yard touchdown late in the opening quarter, but that was his only catch of the first half. He added a 31-yard grab in the second half, but Philip Rivers spread things around, completing at least one pass to eight different receivers. Stevie Johnson (hamstring) and Malcom Floyd (concussion) both left the game Sunday, so Allen might see even more targets than usual in Week 5 against Pittsburgh, if those wideouts are unavailable.
The third-year pro has been the epitome of a boom-or-bust option through three weeks, with a combined 27 catches, 299 yards and two touchdowns sandwiching a two-catch, 16-yard performance. Opposing defenses could key in on Allen at times, especially with Antonio Gates still out, but his usage (39 targets in three games) should ensure productive weeks more often than not.
Allen will match up with a Browns defense in Week 4 that just allowed 229 yards and a score to Raiders receivers.
Folks were expecting a drop in production Sunday from
But this was ridiculous.
Allen only managed two receptions for 16 yards in the defeat at Cincinnati. He was targeted just four times.
Expect something in between when the Chargers play at Minnesota next week.
With Jacoby Jones likely to miss Sunday's game at Cincinnati,
Allen, who already had a huge game in Week 1, might get a little bump in value for this game if your league awards points for special teams play.
The Chargers will head to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals for Week 2.
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|2015||San Diego Chargers||4||3||4||5||1.7||5||0||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||15||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||14||5||5.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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