- Height / Weight
- 6'2" / 206 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- April 27, 1992 (26)
- 6th Season
- 2013 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 76 (SD)
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen led the squad in targets in their win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Allen was targeted eight times and hauled in six passes for 67 yards on the day, but he wasn't able to find the promised land with any of them as the team turned to running back Melvin Gordon in the red zone. Allen is still the team's clear-cut No. 1 receiver, but the massive number of offensive weapons present on the team means his week-to-week performance will be difficult to predict. He can easily have a 150-yard/three touchdown performance or a 15-yard loser of a game while the team still wins.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is looking down the barrel of a massive opportunity in Week 2. Allen got off to a great start in Week 1 by racking up 108 yards and a touchdown on nine catches, and he's now matched up against a Bills team that got thrashed by the Ravens last week. Allen also recorded one of the best games of his career last year against the Bills when he hauled in 12 catches for 159 yards and a pair of TDs, so he's licking his chops for another opportunity like that. The only real concerns are that the Chargers are so deep in weapons that the ball could go other directions and that the game could turn into a blowout that would limit the Chargers passing attempts in the second half.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen will look to build on an impressive season opener as the team travels to Buffalo for Week 2. After hauling in eight catches on 11 targets for 108 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, Allen's next victim is a Bills defense that appears ill-equipped to deal with him. The Bills were just picked apart by a Ravens passing game usually not regarded as dynamic or explosive, so it'll be interesting to see what kind of havoc an elite receiver like Allen can wreak in their defensive backfield. This game may not be competitive for very long, but Allen has such a stranglehold on targets among Chargers wide receivers that he should receive plenty of early opportunities to exploit this very soft matchup.