Fantasy Football: Why Keenan Allen should be avoided in the 2020 season

Keenan Allen, Chargers, Patriots
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For years, Keenan Allen has been a consistently safe option in fantasy football leagues. However, with Philip Rivers no longer as his quarterback, Allen could see his numbers decline in 2020.

There’s no doubt that Allen is in the upper-echelon of wide receivers in the NFL. But sometimes, despite the talent they possess, a system or quarterback change can limit the opportunities a player can get.

In the past three seasons, Allen has been able to produce 97+ receptions, 1,196+ yards, and six touchdowns in each season with the Los Angeles Chargers. Given those numbers, Allen has given us a safe floor to target in fantasy football.

At the time this article is being written, Allen is being taken as WR26, according to MyFantasyLeague data. That means he is being selected ahead of guys like Terry McLaurin, Tyler Lockett, Tyler Boyd, and DeVante Parker — who could all be in better situations when it comes to fantasy.

Targeting Allen in fantasy football drafts has proven to be a beneficial decision in recent years. With that in mind, let’s take a look as to why avoiding Allen could be the right move in 2020.