Allen caught nine of 10 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-21 loss to Kansas City. Allen put the Chargers on the board early in the second quarter, skying for a Philip Rivers loft pass and tapping his toes down inbounds as he went to the ground. Despite a disappointing all-around season for Allen, he managed to snag at least five passes in seven consecutive games to close the season and set a new career high with 104 receptions on the campaign. He now heads into an intriguing offseason, as the Chargers get set to play in a new stadium in 2020, potentially without Rivers in tow.
Allen converted five of his 10 targets into 71 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Raiders. Allen very nearly had a touchdown in the third quarter, almost hitting the pylon on an 18-yard reception. Melvin Gordon pounded his way into the end zone on the very next play, one of two instances in which Allen got the team within 10 yards of the goal line but didn't score. The 27-year-old has failed to eclipse 100 receiving yards since Week 3, but it's entirely possible Allen could still surpass his lofty 2018 numbers with a positive performance against the Chiefs in Week 17.
Allen caught nine of 10 targets for 99 yards during Sunday's 39-10 loss to the Vikings. Allen was targeted heavily with his team trailing throughout, and he finished with his best receiving output since Week 3 as a result. His long gain went for just 19 yards, but his heavy usage helped him to a solid day from a fantasy perspective. Allen's big game puts him over 1,000 yards for the season, and he should remain heavily involved during next Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Allen caught five of six targets for 83 yards in Sunday's 45-10 rout of the Jaguars. The Chargers' backfield was the engine of the offense in this one, and as a result Allen saw only six targets for the second straight game after getting 10 or more in four of the prior five contests. Despite the reduced workload, the veteran receiver posted his highest yardage total since he torched the Texans for 183 yards in Week 3. Allen is now only 53 yards shy of his third straight 1,000-yard campaign, a mark he'll look to reach next week when the Chargers host the Vikings.
Allen caught all six of his targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Broncos. Allen rebounded from a four-catch, 18-yard outing against the Broncos in Week 4, taking advantage of broken coverage from cornerback Chris Harris to record his second straight game with at least 60 receiving yards and a touchdown. A possible change at quarterback is about the only thing stopping Allen at this point, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com suggested the Chargers may look to bench Philip Rivers in the event the team continues to struggle.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|4||10/04||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|5||10/13||@New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|6||10/18||New York Jets||25||23.50|
|9||11/08||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|13||12/06||New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|15||12/18||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|17||01/03||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|3 Year Avg||148||101||1263||6||66||12.50||165|