| Keenan Allen placed on Injured Reserve -- Tue Nov 3 1:00 pm --|
|It's official: Chargers WR Keenan Allen out for year, source says. Lacerated kidney. Headed to IR. But expected to make a full recovery. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Week 8 was a rough one in the NFL and Allen is the latest season-ending causality. In his absence, Malcom Floyd, Steve Johnson should see increased work along with Dontrelle Inman.
| Keenan Allen out "some time" with kidney injury -- Mon Nov 2 5:30 pm --|
Symptoms worsened overnight
|The Chargers will be without Keenan Allen for "some time," coach Mike McCoy announced Monday. Allen suffered a kidney injury Sunday when he landed hard at the end of a 13-yard touchdown in a 29-26 loss to the Ravens. The wide receiver traveled from back to San Diego from Baltimore after the game with the team, but his symptoms worsened as the night progressed. He was checked into a San Diego hospital. (San Diego Union Tribune)|
FF Today's Take: Ouch. Allen's injury is just another of the many casulaties of Week 8 that saw Le'Veon Bell, Matt Forte, Steve Smith and Khiry Robinson all suffer significant injuries. In Allen's absence, Malcom Floyd becomes a viable WR2 options in the Chargers pass-happy offense.
| Gates, Allen miss practice again on Thursday -- Thu Oct 22 4:50 pm --|
Knee and hip injuries, respectively
|Like Antonio Gates (knee), WR Keenan Allen (hip) missing second straight practice. Philip Rivers working without a couple favorite targets. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Gates played 69 of 92 snaps last week and was in the Week 6 loss to the Packers until the end, so the Chargers are more than likely just playing it safe and giving him some rest. Allen is a bit more of a concern because he sat out the fourth quarter and overtime. Friday will be key for both players, but Allen's owners have more to worry about here than Gates'. Steve Johnson might return from a two-week absence, although it is possibly Rivers' top receivers versus Oakland could be Malcom Floyd and Dontrelle Inman.
| Allen's hip injury not believed to be serious -- Mon Oct 19 5:00 pm --|
Posted 14 catches through the first two-plus quarters of Week 6
|Chargers WR Keenan Allen suffered hip flexor injury Sunday that'll be tested today, per source. Allen does not believe injury to be serious.
(Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Allen leads the NFL with 53 catches on the season and has been an incredible value for his owners thus far. If he is able to make it back in time for next week's game, he and Antonio Gates could have another field day at home against Oakland.
| Keenan Allen sits 4th qtr with hip flexor -- Mon Oct 19 9:49 am --|
Injury doesn't appear serious
|Chargers WR Keenan Allen suffered hip flexor injury Sunday that'll be tested today, per source. Allen does not believe injury to be serious. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Allen might have had 20 catches yesterday with Philip Rivers throwing 65 times on his way to 503 yards and two touchdowns. As it was, Allen caught 14 passes for 157 yards and didn't play in the fourth quarter. The Chargers are struggling to run the ball with rookie Melvin Gordon, making Rivers and his receiving options high value fantasy plays on a weekly basis.
| Stevie Johnson out for Monday night -- Sat Oct 10 8:00 pm --|
|The Chargers will be without Stevie Johnson on Monday night. The slot receiver was one of four players the team listed Saturday as out against the Steelers. Johnson injured his hamstring last Sunday against the Browns.
(Florida Times Union)|
FF Today's Take: Johnson will be out, but TE Antonio Gates returns. WR Malcom Floyd (concussion) is questionable but expected to play. Keenan Allen remains a top WR play in Week 5. The Steelers have given up 100-yd games to Torrey Smith and Kenny Britt.