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Keenan Allen questionable for Week 10 vs. Vikings, but expected to play

We break down the news that Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is questionable to play in Week 10.

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) is tackled short of the goal line by Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Andre Chachere (21) and cornerback Darius Slay (2) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: Allen is officially questionable to play in Sunday’s Week 10 contest against the Vikings, although limited practice sessions are a good sign for fantasy managers banking on the receiver playing. Allen has been great out of the bye week, and the Chargers will hope to keep him involved against Minnesota. UPDATE: He is expected to play on Sunday, per Daniel Popper.

Thursday update: Keenan Allen returned to practice on Thursday, getting in a limited session. That’s good news after missing Wednesday’s practice and puts him back on track to play against the Vikings.

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen was held out of practice on Wednesday with a knee injury. Allen played in last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles without any issues.

Fantasy football implications

The star wide receiver had a phenomenal game last week against the Eagles and did not show any signs of being injured. Allen racked up 12 receptions (13 targets) for 104 yards and played 90% of offensive snaps. The four-time Pro Bowl wideout scored 10.4 fantasy points, making it the fifth time he’s had 10 or more fantasy points in a game.

It will be interesting to see if Allen practices on Thursday or if it’s just the Chargers taking precautionary measures as we get later into the season. Mike Williams and Jaylen Guyton are the next two wide receivers on the depth chart that would help fill the void if Allen were not to play on Sunday against the Vikings.