The fantasy community yearns for consistency and predictability. We like knowing our players have defined roles on their respective teams. The running backs are locked in for three-down roles, the wide receivers accrue a large weekly target share, and the tight ends are more than just run blockers.
Unpredictability is another issue altogether.
This is where fantasy owners are with Keenan Allen. For the first time in his career, Allen owners are heading into an offseason with a certain level of uncertainty. Long-time franchise quarterback Philip Rivers is gone, and a big question mark hangs over the franchise. While it looks like, as of this writing, the team will go with veteran journeyman Tyrod Taylor in the interim, their actions during the rest of free agency and the subsequent NFL Draft will be quite telling.
The question then remains: with the uncertainty surrounding him, what can fantasy owners expect from Allen in dynasty leagues moving forward?
Tale of Two Careers
If you’ve been playing fantasy football for any length of time, you probably have a personal opinion on injuries and how to approach them in dynasty. Early in his career, Allen had his fair share of injuries that derailed much of his early fantasy success. The third-round draft pick was labeled as “injury-prone” and only played in 38 of 64 games through four years. Will Fuller is another excellent example of a polarizing player for dynasty owners.