The Los Angeles Chargers announced on Friday that wide receiver Keenan Allen is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. He suffered a hamstring injury on Thursday and sat out the last two practices. It’s safe to say we’ll be waiting for 11:30 a.m. inactives on this one.
If Allen does not play, Mike Williams will be the top receiver and a must start in fantasy football. The Chargers wide receiver depth chart is in shambles after that with Dontrelle Inman and Travis Benjamin both on injured reserve. Hunter Henry, Melvin Gordon, and Austin Ekeler will be critical to the passing game if Allen sits.
Who do I grab off waivers if Keenan Allen does not play?
If Allen plays, you start him even if he is not 100 percent. But if he sits and your bench is shaky, there are some intriguing names on the waiver wire in a fair number of ESPN fantasy leagues.
Kenny Stills, Texans (44.5 percent): With Will Fuller sidelined with a hamstring injury, Stills is the No. 2 to DeAndre Hopkins. Facing the Raiders at home is a choice matchup. Even if you don’t need someone, Stills could be a helpful addition.
Zach Pascal, Colts (3.1 percent): He’s emerged as a more prominent target opposite T.Y. Hilton and is coming off a massive 106-yard two touchdown performance against Houston. Denver’s defense can be tough, but there’s some decent volume available alongside Hilton.
Corey Davis, Titans (58.4 percent): This list is mostly for players available in more than 50 percent of leagues, but Davis is close enough that he’s worth a mention. Ryan Tannehill is a question mark, but we’ve seen Davis start to emerge in recent weeks. Facing a shaky Bucs defense, he’s a solid option.
A.J. Brown, Titans (15.4 percent): If you can’t get Davis, Brown is worth a look. He had a season-high eight targets, so maybe he ends up a regular target for Tannehill.
Preston Williams, Dolphins (9.4 percent): He was second in targets to DeVante Parker last week, but led the team in receptions and yards. He’s not a high ceiling option, but he’s building a decent floor.