The prospect of DeAndre Jordan stealing some minutes off of Allen may scare away fantasy users, but rest assured, the development of Allen will be a point of emphasis for this coaching staff and they likely won’t jeopardize deterring or stunting his growth—he’s going to play, a lot.
Entering his third season as a pro, Allen is already making a name for himself as a reliable defensive anchor and an above-average roll man in pick and roll sets—where the majority of his offense stems from. He’s got an impressive catch radius, as seemingly anything you throw near the rim he has the ability to go and get.
He finished 12th in the NBA in blocks a season ago as a 20-year-old and his rebounding has improved, in large part due to Ed Davis’ mentorship in that aspect of the game. He played 80 games last year and 72 as a rookie, so his durability in his first two seasons has been up to par.
His assists numbers have doubled from rookie season to sophomore (0.7-1.4), and if his career trajectory can serve any indicator thus far he could be in for his best statistical campaign yet—even with the presence of DeAndre Jordan.
He does come with some risk, but Allen as a sleeper pick definitely provides upside in deeper leagues.