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.
Allen caught eight of 12 targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 24-17 loss to the Chiefs.
Allen not only led the Chargers in targets and tied tailback Austin Ekeler for tops in receptions, but he scored his team's only touchdown of the night as well. That came on a seven-yard grab to close the third quarter, giving the veteran receiver his first end-zone trip since Week 3. Allen now sports good momentum heading into Los Angeles' bye week, but when he returns he'll face a Broncos defense that held him to a season-low 18 receiving yards earlier this season.
Allen secured eight of 11 targets for 68 yards in the Chargers' 26-24 loss to the Raiders on Thursday. He also rushed once for 18 yards.
Allen paced the Chargers in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the night, while also logging double-digit looks for the third time in the last four games. Allen's catch and yardage tallies were both his highest since a season-best 13-reception, 183-yard explosion versus the Texans in Week 3, and he'll look to build on Thursday's numbers versus the Chiefs in a Week 11 Monday night showdown on Nov. 18.
Allen (hamstring) caught three of his four targets for 40 yards in the 26-11 win over the Packers on Sunday.
The Chargers didn't need to rely on Allen in Sunday's contest, as the likes of Austin Ekeler, Melvin Gordon, Hunter Henry and Mike Williams were more than enough of a problem for a hopeless Packers defense, resulting in the lowest target total of the season for the former Pro Bowler. Allen should have no problem getting back into the groove next week against a Raiders secondary that has allowed at least 140 receiving yards to wide receivers in all but one game this year.
Allen (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday.
It appears as though Allen's limitations at practice Wednesday were maintenance-related, which sets the stage for the Chargers' top pass catcher to head into the weekend minus an injury designation. Allen was viewed as a game-time decision for this past Sunday's 17-16 win over the Bears, but was able to suit up and see action on 31 of the team's 45 snaps on offense, en route to hauling in seven of his 10 targets (which equals his season average) for 53 yards. Heading into Week 9, he's on pace to match his career-high mark of 102 catches.
Allen (hamstring) will be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Allen managed to play through the hamstring injury in the Week 8 win over the Bears, during which he was targeted 10 times despite playing just 69 percent of the offensive snaps. The two-time Pro Bowler had never played less than 80 percent of offensive snaps across the preceding seven games, and in five of those contests, he played over 90 percent. The Chargers will monitor Allen's participation in practice as the week continues, but he can't currently be viewed as a lock to suit up and play without restrictions Sunday versus the Packers.
Allen (hamstring) caught seven of his 10 targets for 53 yards in the 17-16 win Sunday over the Bears.
While head coach Anthony Lynn suggested the team would limit Allen's workload were he able to play Sunday, that quickly proved not to be the case, as the 27-year-old saw three of the first five pass attempts of the game. Allen's numbers were fairly pedestrian considering the Bears' increasing focus on covering underneath routes, but the two-time Pro Bowler likely should have a touchdown reception early in the fourth quarter on an excellent deep pass, only for the sure-handed receiver to simply drop it, setting up what would be a 42-yard missed field goal. Allen figures to be in a better spot come next week when he faces a Packers' defense that has proven to be susceptible to the pass in recent weeks.
Allen (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Allen will give it a go Sunday, but coach Anthony Lynn previously noted that if the wide receiver played this weekend, the team would limit his snaps to a degree. With that in mind, it's no lock that Allen, who is averaging 10 targets per game to date, will see his normal volume, making him a hit-or-miss option in Week 8 fantasy lineups.
Allen (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, is being viewed as a true game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Though Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Saturday that Allen wasn't optimistic about his chances of playing in Week 8 after the hamstring injury prevented him from practicing Thursday and Friday, Rapoport's report offers a slightly more positive outlook for the wideout. According to Rapoport, Allen has been walking around well, but the Chargers won't decide on his status until putting their top target through a rigorous pre-game workout. Fortunately, fantasy managers should have other options to pivot to in the event that Allen is ruled out with the Chargers and Bears kicking off at 1 p.m. EDT.
Allen (hamstring) will test his hamstring before Sunday's game at Chicago but apparently isn't optimistic about his chances to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Allen received the questionable tag after being unable to practice Thursday and Friday, but the fact coach Anthony Lynn already indicated Allen would see limited snaps even if he did play made it clear his availability is a serious question mark. Geremy Davis is likely to start opposite Mike Williams if Allen is ultimately held out.
If Allen (hamstring) is able to play Sunday against the Bears, coach Anthony Lynn suggested he'd limit the receiver's snaps in the game, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
For now, Allen is viewed as a game-time decision for the contest, but fortunately the Chargers (who have a series of later starts after Sunday) kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET this weekend. With regard to Allen's status against the Bears, Lynn noted Friday, "I just need to see that he can go out and play and not hurt himself in pregame. If he can do that, then he's going to play." In the event the Chargers hold Allen out, however, Geremy Davis would likely get the start opposite Mike Williams.
Coach Anthony Lynn termed Allen (hamstring) a game-time decision Sunday at Chicago, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Allen appeared on Thursday's injury report as a non-participant, which was maintained on Friday's version. Officially listed as questionable to play due to a hamstring issue, he likely will be subject to a pregame workout to determine his availability. In the end, the Chargers will make a decision on Allen about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. An absent or limited Allen would thrust Geremy Davis and Andre Patton into elevated roles behind starting wide receiver Mike Williams.
Allen (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Chicago.
Allen made a surprise appearance on Thursday's injury report, listed as a non-participant due to a hamstring injury. He proceeded to do no more than stretching Friday before working on a side field, according to Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register. Fortunately for fantasy managers, the Chargers play Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET, making a lineup decision easier if Allen indeed is among the team's inactives. If that comes to pass, Geremy Davis and Andre Patton would be in line for additional snaps next to starter Mike Williams.
Allen (hamstring) stretched with his teammates, but then proceeded to work on the side during individual drills Friday, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.
That's concerning given that the wideout was added to the Chargers' Week 8 injury report after missing Thursday's practice with a hamstring issue. We'll have to see how the team lists Allen on Friday's final report, but if he's out or limited this weekend, Geremy Davis and Andre Patton would be candidates to see added work alongside Mike Williams.
Allen didn't participate in Thursday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Allen appeared on the Chargers' injury report earlier this season due to a knee issue, but the hamstring injury is a new concern for the wideout. He may have tweaked something in the aftermath of Wednesday's practice, as the Chargers didn't include him on their initial Week 8 injury report. Allen's status now becomes something his fantasy managers need to monitor heading into Sunday's game against the Bears.
Allen caught four of his 11 targets for 61 yards in Week 7 against Tennessee.
The Chargers clearly wanted to emphasize Allen in their gameplan, as he was targeted four times in their first two drives. The end result was 11 targets, Allen's highest total since Week 3. However, he wasn't particularly efficient and now has five or fewer catches in his last four games. Allen will look get back on track and turn his looks into more production in Week 8 against the Bears.
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