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Keenan Allen Injury Update Dims Week 16 Fantasy Outlook

Larry Rupp
Los Angeles Chargers' wide receiver Keenan Allen's latest injury update dims his Week 16 fantasy outlook.
Los Angeles Chargers' wide receiver Keenan Allen's latest injury update dims his Week 16 fantasy outlook. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers' receiving corps continues to be banged up as No. 1 option Keenan Allen did not practice on Wednesday because of a lingering hamstring injury. Allen was a game-time decision last week due to this injury and it looks like that could be the case again this time around.

The Chargers take on the Denver Broncos this week and could use Allen's consistency and leadership out on the field. However, he was on a limited snap count last week, so there is no guarantee that he will take on a full workload even if he does suit up.

Keenan Allen Fantasy Outlook

Allen has become one of quarterback Justin Herbert's favorite options in the passing game this season as he has seen double-digit targets in 10 of his 14 games played this season. He has also surpassed 100 receiving yards four times this season and scored a touchdown in six of the last eight games.

The Broncos' secondary is dealing with all kinds of injuries right now, which would present Allen with a favorable matchup if he can play. Their current starting cornerbacks have given up 400 passing yards and a touchdown in their coverage defending outside wide receivers over the past two weeks.

As his status remains up in the air, it would be hard to trust Allen this week after he had just 1 reception for 17 yards last week. However, he has proven that he is a rock-solid WR1 when healthy. Just make sure you have other options ready to go in case Allen is either ruled out or it is announced that he will be on a limited snap count again.

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