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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is expected to return to the field on ​Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens, following his missing the second half of the Chargers' improbable comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15. While his return to the field is still a game-time decision, there's one thing that could be pushing Allen to make sure he returns in Week 16.

The wide receiver currently has 88 receptions for 1,074 yards and six touchdowns, a truly great season by anyone's standards, but with two more grabs, Allen gets a $4-million bonus for reaching the 90-catch mark.

With the Chargers having already clinched a playoff spot, Allen could be returning to the lineup in part to reach his roster bonus. His fantasy owners should be weary of this as Allen obviously carries more risk than usual -- one, because he could have an in-game setback, and two, he could be relegated to a decoy if and when he catches two passes.


That being said, as long as Allen is active, his fantasy owners really have no choice but to start him in their fantasy football finals. Let's just hope he's out there to play and not just collect a cool $4 million.


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