NEWS: Keenan Allen (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday, which makes two-straight practices that he has missed.
FANTASY TAKE: Keenan Allen owners need some good news today (Thursday) and Friday. If Allen plays, we have no guarantees he isn’t limited once again in Week 16 like he was in Week 15, unless we are given concrete info that he’s gonna get heavy usage. For now, plan on not having Allen during your championship week, which is a huge, huge bummer. Tyron Johnson and Jalen Guyton would get some flex-like run in this one if Allen plays no more than he did last week. Hunter Henry would also likely secure-up more targets if Allen is out or limited. Justin Herbert is certainly much more dangerous from a fantasy perspective in Week 16 with Allen in the line-up, but he is not leaving my top 5QBs for Week 16 no matter what. The dude is a baller and he is a must-start. I suppose if you had Jalen Hurts, and you knew for certain that Allen was in no better shape this week than he was last week… Hurts could be a sneaky, yet high-risk/high-reward, play in Week 16.
Let’s talk 2021 and Dynasty: From a dynasty perspective, you have to love everything about the Chargers and Herbert heading into 2021 and beyond. From Allen (at least for 1-2 more years) to Austin Ekeler, this team is fantasy potent and Herbert is top 2-4 capable at the QB position in all formats, including and especially dynasty.