Keenan Allen has been a wide receiver in fantasy football that has created a divide among our analysts. The Chargers wide receiver has appeared to be a great wide receiver for your fantasy football team. In reality, when looking at the advanced metrics is that still the case?
Allen finished as the wide receiver 8 in .5 ppr fantasy football leagues in 2019. He finished with 104 receptions on 149 targets for 1199 yards and 6 touchdowns. That seems like an incredible finish, right? According to our Skew Draft Kit Allen finished as a top 12 wide receiver 25% of the time in 2019. Allen finished as a wide receiver 37 or worse 32% of the time in 2019. The first three weeks Allen finished as the 9, 23, and number 2 overall wide receiver, but then had six straight weeks finishing outside the top 35.
Keenan Allen had three games where he finished 35th or 36th, which is technically still a wide receiver three in twelve team leagues. This means that typically Allen would finish as a positive play for your team or a negative play for your team without much in between.
A major advantage for Allen is his target share. In 2019 Allen totaled an outstanding 26.13% of the Chargers targets. With those targets Allen ranked as the fifth highest yardage receiver and he ranked twentieth in touchdowns. Allen has shown to be a consistent wide receiver when it comes to touchdowns over the past three years. He has received six touchdowns in the last three years while also having over 1195 yards in the last three years as well.
In standard scoring leagues Keenan Allen has finished as the third, fourteenth, and eleventh wide receiver from 2017-2019. In point per reception leagues Allen finished as the third, twelfth, and sixth wide receiver from 2017-2019.
The YouTube video above we debate Keenan Allen and what we thought of his 2019 season and how we can apply that to the 2020 fantasy football season. Whose side of the debate are you on?
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