Keenan Allen was taken in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but he’s playing like a first-round talent this season. Allen was excellent on Monday night as the San Diego Chargers cruised to a convincing victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Without Allen, the Chargers don’t improve to 3-3 and that’s just the cold hard truth.
Rarely does a rookie get such a golden opportunity, yet injuries have allowed Allen to mature as San Diego’s top wide receiver.
After a second straight game of over 100 yards receiving and a touchdown, fantasy football owners across the globe are dying to have this first-year wide out on their roster. Allen took advantage of the Colts’ decision to double-team Antonio Gates, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. Philip Rivers might not be the most popular quarterback, but he’s playing like an All-Pro right now, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Allen emerges as a top wide receiver in just his first season.