The last thing fantasy football owners need in the second round of their fantasy playoffs are ‘dodgy’ starters, but they’ll be dealing with that before Week 15. WR star Keenan Allen is smacked as it approaches Thursday night from the Chargers. take on the Raiders, and you can bet nervous fantasy owners will be looking for any injury updates that could affect their first start, decisions of the week.
We will continue to update this article with news from Allen until the Active / Inactive report is released Thursday at approximately 6:50 p.m. ET. For all the latest fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
Is Keenan Allen playing Thursday night?
Allen (hamstring) was limited in practice the last two days, but he is expected to play against the Raiders. Last week he caught nine of 11 targets for 52 yards and one score while dealing with the mild hamstring issue, so we don’t expect that to slow him down this week. In Week 9 against the Raiders, he caught nine of 11 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown, and that seems like a reasonable projection this week.
If Allen is a surprise scratch, Mike Williams (back) would be the Chargers ‘No.1 receiver, but he’s also’ questionable ‘so it could go to Tyron Johnson and Jalen Guyton as Los Angeles’ top two receivers. . The end result of this could be that TE Hunter Henry and RB Austin Ekeler get more targets, but given the favorable game, Johnson and Guyton would both have an upward or downward flex.
But, again, it would be shocking if Allen got scratched, so anyone’s likely to have to worry about this. Plug it into your WR1 spot and enjoy guaranteed production.