Is Keenan Allen playing today? (Latest injury update for Chargers vs. Patriots in NFL Week 13)

The latest injury update for Los Angeles Chargers star Keenan Allen.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers will have an extremely key piece of their offense in action on Sunday when they take on the New England Patriots. 

Star receiver Keenan Allen – who is listed as questionable – is expected to play through a quad injury for Los Angeles. 

Allen has double-digit receptions in three straight games, so this is huge for a Chargers offense that is already down Josh Palmer and Mike Williams. 

Keenan Allen injury status for Week 13 game vs. New England Patriots

Keenan Allen is listed as questionable for Week 13, but he is expected to play through his quad injury. 

Best Keenan Allen prop bet for Week 13 vs. Patriots

Keenan Allen OVER 8.5 receptions

As long as Keenan Allen is on the field, he’s going to be the top target for Justin Herbert and this Chargers offense. 

Over his last three games, Allen has 14, 10 and 11 receptions, and he’s seen at least nine targets in each of his last seven games. 

I expect this game to be a bounce-back showing for the Chargers, but they’ll need Allen to do it since  the team’s offense has lacked reliable pass catchers.

If you're thinking of tailing this bet -- or even fading it -- FanDuel Sportsbook has an amazing promotional offer. New users who sign up with the link below and wager $5 will receive $150 in bonus bets (if your team wins). So, even if you don't want to take our spread picks, simply bet on a winner to take advantage of this offer!

Sign up for FanDuel now!

Keenan Allen injury history

  • Dec. 2014: Shoulder Clavicle Fracture – missed final two games of season
  • Nov. 2015: Abdomen Kidney Lacerated – placed on injured reserve
  • Sept, 2016: Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 – missed rest of season
  • Aug. 2019: Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull – missed three preseason games
  • Sept. 2022: Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 – missed seven total games

When is Keenan Allen coming back?

Despite being listed as questionable with a quad injury, Keenan Allen is expected to play in Week 13. 

Los Angeles Chargers next 5 opponents

  • Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 10
  • Las Vegas Raiders, Thursday, Dec. 14
  • Buffalo Bills, Saturday, Dec. 23
  • Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 31
  • Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 7

Los Angeles Chargers injury report

  • Keenan Allen – questionable
  • Zack Bailey – out
  • Trey Pipkins – questionable
  • Gerald Everett – questionable
  • Quentin Johnston – questionable
  • Eric Kendricks – questionable
  • Rashawn Slater – questionable
  • Ja’Sir Taylor – out
  • Nick Vannett – out
  • JT Woods – out

New England Patriots injury report

  • Chris Board – questionable
  • Kayshon Boutte – out
  • Trent Brown – questionable
  • Demario Douglas – out
  • Ezekiel Elliott – questionable
  • Riley Reiff – questionable
  • Sidy Sow – questionable
  • Deatrich Wise – questionable

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Find Peter Dewey's betting record here.