WR Keenan Allen caught 5 balls for 55 yards Sunday afternoon as the Chargers upset the Seattle Seahawks 30-21.
Fantasy Impact: Allen played his role in helping the offense be successful in the Charger win. However, Allen didn't do much to help fantasy owners. Next week could be better as San Diego travels to Buffalo to face the 2-0 Bills.
San Diego receiver Keenan Allen had a slow night against a stingy Arizona Cardinals defense. He had 5 catches from 9 targets for only 37 yards. Allen was held out of the endzone as well.
Fantasy Impact: Next week will be even a tougher matchup for Allen and the receiving corps as the Chargers host the Seattle Seahawks and their high-flying defense. 'Lock down' corner Richard Sherman will more than likely be covering Allen for most of the night and the fantasy points might be hard to come by for the San Diego wideout.
Keenan Allen is projected to catch 5 pass for 64 yards and a possible touchdown. The consensus has Allen scoring just over 10 fantasy points during the Monday night late game against the Arizona Cardinals (Source: Fantasy Pros)
Fantasy Impact: Allen will be up against a tough secondary which has 'lock down' corner Patrick Peterson. This match-up will show how elite Allen has become as a NFL wideout.
Ricky Henne of Chargers.com noted that WR Keenan Allen has started camp the same way he ended the 2013 campaign. With a year under his belt, Allen is more comfortable and confident with the system. (Source: Chargers.com)
Fantasy Impact: The second year pro is ranked near the likes of Vincent Jackson and Randall Cobb in WR rankings. Instead of sneaking under the radar with defenses like he did last year, Allen will have more attention on him this season. He should be a solid WR#2 putting up similar numbers or better this year, dependent on Rivers play.
Well now is the time to trade for Allen. From week 3 on he becomes a must start as a solid No.2 fantasy wide receiver. The Chargers and Allen were able to get both top defenders out of the way early (Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman) and its now smooth sailing for Allen. Allen has recorded just 10 receptions for 92 yards and has yet to find the endzone through two weeks. Look that to change heading into week 3 as the Chargers travel east to visit the Bills who have allowed opposing team No.1 wide receivers to find the endzone in each of the past two weeks (Mike Wallace, Brandon Marshall).