The Chargers' young wide receiver is being drafted way too late thus far. At least, that's what 90% of our experts say. Yes, Allen was shut down for the season with an injury so there are lingering concerns, but this is a 24-year-old who was on pace for 134 receptions before the injury. You cannot afford to pass on that type of upside at this stage in the draft.
Allen is a tough player to get a good read on after his big sophomore slump and then a midseason injury in 2015, but his 2015 campaign showed us that he is the player we thought he was after his big rookie year. In his eight games this year, he caught 67-of-89 targets for 725 yards and four touchdowns. With eight more games, all you have to do is double those numbers to extrapolate what a full season might have been for him.
He is San Diego's No. 1 receiver by a wide margin as seen by his 11-plus targets per game, and there is nobody ready to usurp him anytime soon. He may be more valuable in PPR leagues, but I believe we'll see a nice bounce-back season from him and Philip Rivers, at least in fantasy, next season.
QB Rivers said Allen turned the corner to being a true No. 1 WR in '15, and numbers back it up (top 10 in FAN PPG at WR), but kidney injury cost him half the season - my only qualm is lack of red zone success (4 TDs on 20 RZ targets past two seasons)