News: 6 hours agoAllen (hamstring) is not slated to practice Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Spin: Per coach Brandon Staley, Allen is day-to-day with his hamstring injury and at this stage it's unclear if the veteran WR will be back at practice this week. If Allen remains out or limited Sunday against the Browns, Joshua Palmer, DeAndre Carter and possibly Michael Bandy would be in line for added opportunities for the Chargers in Week 5.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Another year, another strong effort from Allen. He has caught at least 97 passes in five consecutive seasons and has finished no worse than 13th in fantasy points during the span. He's not a big-time TD scorer (he's never cleared eight in a season), but reliability (three missed games over the last five seasons) and heavy short-area usage have allowed consistent top-end production. Age is starting to become a concern here, as Allen is entering his 10th NFL season at age 30, but he continues to defy the odds, having been the only WR in his age-29 season or later to finish in the top 25 in fantasy points last season. Justin Herbert's top target is a solid WR2.