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Keenan Allen | Wide Receiver

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
College: California
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Several Chargers teammates have noticed increased speed from Keenan Allen in 2014 training camp.
After battling a college knee injury all last offseason, Allen made all but two of his 71 rookie-year receptions within 20 yards of the line of scrimmage. Allen has since worked on adding a deep-threat element. "He always was a great route runner," Philip Rivers said. "There just seems to be a little more juice. I think that's fair. If he can maintain that, it's only going to broaden what he can do." Still only 22 years old, Allen is a legitimate WR1 in Dynasty leagues. Aug 1 - 11:11 PM

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Keenan Allen has focused on improving his speed this offseason.

One of the main reasons Allen fell to the third round of last year's draft was a dog-legged 4.71 forty at his Pro Day. But he was coming off a PCL tear and has now been able to put some effort into gaining long speed. Allen, who posted one of the best rookie years by a wideout in NFL history, will need that extra juice as he adjusts to being the focal point of defenses. We're confident he'll be able to make the adjustment while getting peppered with targets as Philip Rivers' go-to guy.
Jun 4 - 11:18 AM

Former NFL scout Matt Williamson says Keenan Allen "could be close to his ceiling already."

"As much as I like Allen, to ask him to improve dramatically in one season may be asking too much," said Williamson. "He's a really good receiver, but he does not have the athletic ability of an A.J. Green or a Julio Jones." It's a fair point. Allen wins with his route-running and hands, not elite speed or athletic ability. It could lead to defenses sitting all over underneath patterns. And with the Chargers implementing a run-heavy approach, we wouldn't expect a huge leap off last year's eye-opening 76-1175-10 line.
Apr 2 - 11:35 AM

Keenan Allen grabbed six catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns in San Diego's playoff loss to Denver.

The Chargers' passing game was a complete non-factor in the first half, as Allen, Antonio Gates, Eddie Royal, and Vincent Brown all went into the tunnel without a catch. Allen finally recorded a reception midway through the third quarter, good for 19 yards. Allen made his next three catches count, scoring twice from 16 yards out and securing a 49-yard bomb deep down the seam, briefly giving San Diego life. Despite opening the season as San Diego's No. 4 receiver, Allen emerged as Philip Rivers' go-to guy by midyear and recorded one of the best rookie wideout seasons in NFL history. He'll go toe-to-toe with Eddie Lacy in the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year voting, and offer WR1 upside in 2014 re-draft leagues.
Jan 12 - 8:02 PM

Keenan Allen caught two balls for 21 yards in the Chargers' Wild Card round win over the Bengals.

The Chargers went the entire first half attempting six passes, with Allen seeing the lone target among Bolts wide receivers. It fell incomplete. Allen's first reception occurred early in the third quarter for a gain of nine over the middle on a short-yardage pass, and he tacked on a 12-yard reception later in the frame. Expect more contribution from the NFL Rookie of the Year candidate in the Divisional Round. Philip Rivers wound up with only 16 attempts and 128 yards in Sunday's victory.
Jan 5 - 4:47 PM

Keenan Allen caught five balls for 89 yards in the Chargers' Week 17 win over the Chiefs.

Allen ends an ROY-caliber regular season with 71 catches for 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns. We suspect Eddie Lacy will get the Rookie of Year nod over Allen, but the voting needs to be very, very close. Already one of the top-ten route-running receivers in football, Allen showed remarkable separation skills despite sub-par speed throughout his first NFL campaign, and was highly effective in the red zone. By season's end, there wasn't a pass catcher on San Diego's roster Philip Rivers trusted more. Allen will be a top 15-20 wide receiver target in 2014 re-draft leagues. He's already a top 12-15 Dynasty wideout.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:47:00 PM

Keenan Allen said he seriously considered quitting football when he wasn't getting snaps early in the year.

Even though Allen entered training camp fifth or sixth on the depth chart, he wasn't mentally prepared to sit on the sideline. So when he saw zero offensive snaps in Week 1, he thought about just quitting and pursuing a music career. Luckily for fantasy owners, Allen's mother got her son to change his mind and now he's neck-and-neck with Eddie Lacy for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors -- emerging as Philip Rivers' No. 1 option along the way.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 11:31:00 AM

Keenan Allen caught three passes for 36 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Raiders.

Allen had a bad drop and fumbled on a punt return at the end of the second quarter, but was able to bounce back with a four-yard touchdown in the second half. He was targeted a team-high seven times and continues to be one of the biggest red-zone threats in the league with five touchdowns in his last three games. Allen is making a strong care behind Eddie Lacy for Offensive Rookie of the Year heading into Week 17 against the Chiefs.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:16:00 PM

Keenan Allen (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 16.

Allen was able to practice in full this week and his shoulder injury is no longer a concern. He'll be a high-end WR2 for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Keenan Allen (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 16.

Allen will be a high-end WR2 against the Raiders' undermanned secondary.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 06:34:00 PM

Both of Keenan Allen's catches went for touchdowns in San Diego's Week 15 win over the Broncos, as the sensational rookie wideout finished with 29 yards.

The Chargers dialed up only 19 pass attempts in their upset win, resulting in just five targets for Allen. Allen's first look was a botched third-down attempt in the red zone, as he ran the wrong route near the end zone. He made up for it one series later, taking a simple crossing route 19 yards to the house. He punctuated it with a daring leap over a defender. His second score came on a perfectly-thrown fade from Philip Rivers, where Allen simply out-muscled rookie CB Kayvon Webster. Now with back-to-back two-score games, Allen will remain a high-end WR2 for Week 16 against the Raiders.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 11:53:00 PM

Keenan Allen (shoulder) is active for Week 15 against the Broncos.

As is Eddie Royal (toe). Allen's shoulder injury wasn't a concern after he got in a full week of practice. He's a high-end WR2 in a game that has shootout potential. Inactive for the Chargers are CB Johnny Patrick, S Brandon Taylor, OT Kenny Wiggins, WR Lavelle Hawkins, OG Steve Schilling, NT Kwame Geathers and QB Brad Sorensen.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 07:06:00 PM

Keenan Allen (shoulder) is listed as probable for Thursday night's Week 15 game against the Broncos.

Allen practiced in full all week and will be a high-end WR2. He gave fantasy owners a scare last Sunday when he sprained his shoulder, but Allen is ready to go.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Keenan Allen (shoulder) participated in Chargers practice for the second straight day Tuesday.

He was listed as "full," as he was on Monday. Allen is in no danger of missing Thursday's game against the Broncos, where he'll be a high-end WR2.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 03:27:00 PM

Keenan Allen (shoulder) practiced in full Monday.

The Chargers conducted a walkthrough -- they didn't actually practice -- but it's still good news. Allen will be fine for Thursday night's game against the Broncos after he sprained his shoulder Sunday against the Giants.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 07:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
3Brad Sorensen
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Danny Woodhead
3Donald Brown
4Branden Oliver
5Marion Grice
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Danny Woodhead
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Ryan Mathews
FB1David Johnson
2Zach Boren
WR11Keenan Allen
2Vincent Brown
3Seyi Ajirotutu
4Javontee Herndon
5Torrence Allen
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Eddie Royal
3Dontrelle Inman
4Tevin Reese
5Micah Hatfield
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
4Jake Byrne
5Ryan Otten
K1Nick Novak