Mathews is nursing an ankle injury, while Allen is suffering from an ankle and shoulder injury.
Other players listed as inactive included
Allen sat out Sunday's overtime win over San Francisco because of injuries to his shoulder and ankle. Allen has 77 catches for 783 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games this season. If he is unable to play, Eddie Royal, Malcom Floyd and Dontrelle Inman will shoulder the load in the passing game.
The Chargers are currently a 1-point underdog at Kansas City, per Vegas Insiders.
Both players sat out Sunday's overtime win over San Francisco due to injuries and remain uncertain for Week 17 at Kansas City. On Monday coach Mike McCoy told reporters that there's a possibility Mathews can play Sunday. If Mathews is unable to play, Branden Oliver will get the start while Ronnie Brown and Donald Brown work as second and third stringers, respectively. Eddie Royal, Malcom Floyd and Dontrelle Inman will shoulder the load in the passing game if Allen can't play.
The Chargers opened as a 3-point road underdog. The line has now dropped to 2 1/2 points.
With wide receiver
For the most part, Gates has gone as quarterback Philip Rivers has gone this season, so maybe his resurgence was more a product of Rivers throwing for 356 yards and four scores than Allen's absence. Likewise, Floyd has been Rivers' downfield threat all season and has had games with similar numbers, even if the targets were less, so if you're going to add a player in Fantasy (not that you could add Gates, of course), it should probably be Royal.
Of course, the four touchdown passes were out of character for Rivers, at least going by recent weeks, so against one of the league's best pass defenses Week 17 at Kansas City, he's unlikely to repeat those numbers. And in that case, Royal's would likely suffer as well. It's not like Allen was consistently delivering for Fantasy owners, so maybe outside of deeper leagues, it's best to pass on Royal altogether.
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