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Keenan Allen OUT Week 5 vs. Browns

We break down the news that Keenan Allen has a hastring injury. What it means for Week 5 and beyond.

Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers during warm up before the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at SoFi Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Friday PM Update: Allen has been ruled OUT for Week 5 vs. Browns.

Friday early update: Allen was not seen at practice on Friday, per Bridget Condon.

Thursday update: Allen remained out of practice, which has been a complete reversal from his workload over the last few weeks. The wide receiver appears to either be resting up completely or has suffered some sort of setback with his hamstring injury. We’ll know more at Friday’s practice but for now it looks like Allen will be out for Week 5.

The Los Angeles Chargers have been without their top wide receiver Keenan Allen for the last two weeks due to a hamstring issue. Now, this week hasn’t started out well, as he wasn’t able to practice on Wednesday, per Daniel Popper.

Allen appeared to be close to returning last week after getting practice time in, but he apparently had a setback on Thursday, when he had to leave the field early and then wasn’t able to practice the next day. At this point the team is likely to give him as much rest as possible and not try to bring hi back too quickly

Fantasy football implications

If Allen misses again, Mike Williams will continue to see a big target load. Without Allen, the Chargers have gone to Josh Palmer and DeAndre Carter, but with Austin Ekeler and Gerald Everett also their to pick up the slack, targets haven’t been flowing to the receivers behind Williams.