Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen left Thursday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a hip injury, recording no catches in the contest.
Predictably, that was frustrating for all the fantasy football owners, especially with Week 15 marking the postseason for most of this leagues. Getting zero points from a top wideout like Allen is bound to cost many owners the chance at winning their league.
Allen's teammate - running back Melvin Gordon- had to miss Thursday's game with a knee injury, and he said sorry to the fantasy owners who had him. One disgruntled fan called out Allen for not apologizing to the people who have him in fantasy. Instead, the Pro Bowl wide receiver roasted the fan with this slick comeback.
Football fans get yet another reminder that players simply don't care about your fantasy leagues. The folks who own Allen should simply be thankful for how he's performed this season - with 88 catches for 1,074 yards and six touchdowns.
Allen is tied for eighth in receptions, 11th in receiving yards and is tied for 13th (with a ton of players), for touchdown catches. If that's not good enough to satisfy Allen's football owners, then nothing ever will.
Any football player can get hurt on any given play, and so fans just have to accept that when they draft guys like Allen, who's been prone to injuries throughout his career. For the 26-year-old, simply helping the Chargers embark on a deep playoff run matters more than your fantasy championship.
What This Means
Allen was diagnosed with a hip point, but he's not expected to miss significant time. That bodes well for the Chargers, who clinched a playoff spot and are vying for home field advantage in the postseason.
As for Allen, don't think for an instant that he'll rush back so he can help fantasy owners win their leagues.