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Keenan Allen DNP at Thursday practice with hamstring injury

Chargers WR Keenan Allen has a new hamstring injury that is costing him practice time in Week 8. We break down the fantasy football implications.

Keenan Allen of the Los Angeles Chargers attempts to catch a pass during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers can’t avoid injuries to save their lives and the latest is a big one. Wide receiver Keenan Allen was added to the Week 8 injury report on Thursday with a hamstring injury. He had not appeared on Wednesday’s report, but was a DNP on Thursday. The Chargers have one more practice this week for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy football analysis, Chargers WR Keenan Allen

Mike Williams is healthy, so if Allen is not 100 percent or sits out, Williams stands to benefit. There’s not much else to get excited about beyond that. Last week, Allen and Williams were the only wide receivers to be targeted. If Allen doesn’t play, Hunter Henry, Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler, and even Virgil Green are all upgraded in terms of volume. Chicago’s defense is scuffling right now. All except Green look like intriguing fantasy options, regardless of Allen’s health.