Keenan Allen's Instant Fantasy Reaction Heading into 2013 Fantasy Playoffs

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIDecember 1, 2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 24:  Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the San Diego Chargers turns up field after catching a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half on November 24, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  San Diego won 41-38. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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Only a handful of rookies have become truly valuable fantasy options this season.  Keenan Allen is one of them, and he continues to prove it after a big game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Even though the San Diego Chargers lost 17-10 against the Bengals, Allen still had a very good game.  He caught eight passes for 106 yards, although he also had a lost fumble.  In ESPN's standard scoring leagues, it was still good enough for eight fantasy points.

It's been a very productive season for Allen.  After this game, he now has 58 receptions for 843 yards and three touchdowns.  He's now had two straight games with at least 100 receiving yards and five games total.

The good news for Allen is that he'll be going against some weaker pass defenses up until Week 17 against the Kansas Chiefs, and even then, he has the potential to have a big game.  

The good news is that since Allen's team likely won't be worrying about clinching anything early, their starters will be playing all 17 weeks, also making him a solid replacement if you have any receivers that could potentially be resting at the end of the season.

Considering what he's done so far, Allen should still be a solid fantasy option, either as a WR2 or WR3.