Allen was on his way to a career year in 2015 before his season was cut short by a lacerated kidney, but the setback did not stop the Chargers from inking him to a contract that will run through 2020. Allen does not figure to be limited by his injury when the regular season begins, which is good news for both those that end up with him on their fantasy squad and quarterback Philip Rivers: Allen's average of 11.1 targets per game last year was the best on the team.
Allen's 2015 campaign came to an abrupt end when he lacerated his kidney on a touchdown grab in Week 8. Prior to the season-ending injury, he had established himself as a PPR maven, notching double-digit catches three times in eight contests en route to 67 catches (on 89 targets) for 725 yards and four touchdowns. With Allen on the field, the Chargers boasted the No. 1 offense, averaging 423.3 total yards per game. As a result, he'll be a welcome presence for Philip Rivers and fantasy owners alike.
Allen is undoubtedly the most talented member of an otherwise bare Chargers receiving corp, and was dominating with his play prior to a season-ending lacerated kidney suffered in Week 8. Up to that point, Allen registered a whopping 67 catches, paving the way to 725 yards and four touchdowns. Now approaching the final year of his rookie contract, a healthy Allen is certainly someone the Chargers should look to keep around long-term, and discussions over a contract to ensure such could take place as the offseason unfolds.
Keenan Allen (lacerated kidney) will miss the rest of the season but is expected to make a full recovery, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Allen took a hard fall while making an acrobatic touchdown catch during Sunday's loss to the Ravens. He was initially said to be dealing with back spasms, but it was later revealed that his kidney is the real issue. He then had a minor procedure to stop the internal bleeding, and while it fortunately seems that the problem was successfully addressed, Allen is still expected to miss the rest of the season. His absence will leave many more targets for his teammates, with fellow wideouts Malcom Floyd, Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman most likely to take on the workload. Allen was on pace for a 134-1,450-8 receiving line, despite missing significant parts of two games.
Chargers wide receiver Keenan Keenan Allen (kidney) may miss the rest of the season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Allen hasn't undergone surgery on his kidney, but he did have some type of non-surgical procedure. The San Diego Chargers already made it clear that their top wideout will miss some time, following an early exit from Sunday's game against the Ravens. Owners will likely want to hold on to Allen until there's something more definitive, but it does make sense to prepare for the possibility that he won't be back this season.
|P1||8/13/16||@ TEN||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/28/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ IND||4:25 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ ATL||4:05 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/27/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||15||14||71||1046||14.7||43||8||16||1||54|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||14||14||77||783||10.2||35||4||6||0||41|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||8||8||67||725||10.8||38||4||8||0||34|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||15||15||13||125||8.3||28||0||3|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||14||11||11||99||9.0||29||0||1|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||8||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|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||8||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||15||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||14||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||8||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|