Now that Chargers rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen has just about healed from his PCL surgery, he is looking forward to the start of the season. And on that day, he wants to be on the field for the Chargers' first play.
"I want to be a starter," Allen said recently. "I don't want to watch. I want to be part of the moment. I don't want to watch it."
That kind of determination coupled with a strong work ethic will make Allen a successful player at this level for a long time. He dropped into the third round of April's draft because of his knee injury, but he could up being a massive steal. As far as 2013 is concerned, Allen may have to do something he doesn't want to do: wait. Danario Alexander and Vincent Brown look like the team's top two WRs right now, and Malcom Floyd is still on the roster. So, Allen might actually open the year as San Diego's No. 4 wideout. He should be sought in dynasty leagues, but he is probably a WR5 in re-draft leagues. Allen will not have immediate fantasy value, but it could come soon after an injury to one of his position mates