After a dreadful start to the season in which he seemed to lose targets every week, I was on the verge of dropping
Though he didn't score a touchdown and still has yet to find the end zone in four games this season, Allen led the team with 10 catches for 135 yards. Granted, it was against a Jaguars defense that entered the day ranked 30th against the pass, but the fact that Allen led the
And Rivers will need all the help he can get going forward with Donald Brown unable to muster anything on the ground against the league's 32nd-ranked run defense. If the Chargers become as pass heavy as I expect them to with both Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead sidelined, Allen has more games like this one ahead of him.
Allen was targeted a team high 11 times during the contest. He hauled in 10 passes for 135 yards. Allen was a constant outlet for quarterback Philip Rivers. Allen wound up being a first down machine during the game. All but one of his receptions resulted in a first down. Despite the exceptional game, Allen did not score a touchdown.
He'll look for more Week 5 against the Jets.
Fantasy owners were hoping for
It's troubling since Allen had 15 targets and 10 catches in his first two games combined, but Fantasy owners should remain patient as the ultimate litmus test comes in Week 4. That's when Allen and the Chargers take on the Jaguars and their weak defense. If he can't get it done then, it's officially panic time. Allen owners might start looking at alternatives on waivers in case Allen can't get it going in Week 4.
Allen got the start but was targeted just twice in the passing game, good for just fifth-most on the team. He hauled in both of those passes thrown his way for just 17 yards, his lowest total since Week 2 of his rookie season.
Allen has struggled to make an impact through three games, hauling in just 12 passes for 109 yards. He will look for more success in Week 4 against the Jaguars.
|6||10/12/14||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|8||10/23/14||@ DEN||8:25 pm|
|9||11/2/14||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||11/30/14||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ KC||1:00 pm|
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|2014||San Diego Chargers||4||4||22||244||11.1||24||0||2||0||14|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||15||15||13||125||8.3||28||0||3|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||4||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||15||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||4||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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