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How to handle Keenan Allen injury in Week 16 fantasy football

Keenan Allen is on the Chargers final injury report for Week 16. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) catches a pass in front of Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell (24) in the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium. Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Game status: Keenan Allen is INACTIVE for Week 16.

Game day update: Keenan Allen is not expected to play, per Adam Schefter. There is still a bit of a chance, per Ian Rapoport, but even if he did, it would seem to suggest he could be in for another limited workload. You are likely best suited sitting Allen this week.

The Los Angeles Chargers have officially listed wide receiver Keenan Allen as questionable for this week’s game against the Denver Broncos. Allen is still hobbled by the hamstring injury that wiped out his production last week, and it’s setting up another dicey situation for fantasy football lineup decisions in this week’s championship matches.

Fantasy impact: Keenan Allen (hamstring)

Allen’s status was iffy heading into last week’s game against the Raiders too. He did end up on the active roster for that game, but saw a severely restricted snap count from what you’d normally expect of a No. 1 receiver. Targeted three times, he had just one catch for 17 yards.

Allen missed practice earlier in the week. He had a limited designation for Friday’s practice, which sounds good until you realize that the Chargers didn’t actually practice on Friday.

He’s had 10 days since his last game to recuperate, so hopefully, he’s feeling better than he was last week. The Chargers need him with tight end Hunter Henry out of action this week. Keep an eye on his status ahead of this one.