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TE Dwayne Allen - Indianapolis Colts

6-3, 255Born: 2-24-1990College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 3

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): We'll continue to wonder what if about Allen's value without Coby Fleener on the Colts roster, but it's still pretty good despite Fleener's presence splitting tight end targets. Allen has scored four of the last five weeks and he's not showing any signs of slowing down.

General News (Wed Oct 22): said he was not expecting to be as involved in the red zone as he has been this season. He has five touchdowns in seven games, and three of those scores have come on plays in the red zone.

General News (Tue Oct 21): said he is still working his way back to pre-injury form, but he looks a lot better than he did in training camp, according to beat writer Stephen Holder. Allen has 33 catches for 305 yards and five touchdowns thus far.

Week 8: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Andrew Luck has thrown for 312 yards or more in six out of seven games this year, and has at least two TDs in six out of seven games (with three or more in four of seven). Start him every week and smile. T.Y. Hilton has gone crazy over the past two weeks, with nine targets for 7/107/0 receiving vs. Cincinnati last week and nine for 9/223/1 receiving at Houston two weeks ago. Dwayne Allen has three catches per game over the past two contests (six for 3/52/1 last week; seven for 3/49/0 two weeks back) and is getting enough opportunities to post even more production. Ahmad Bradshaw has caught a TD in each of the last two games (six for 3/25/1 two weeks ago and three for 3/36/1 last week). Reggie Wayne has hit a dry page (eight for 4/15/0 vs. Cincinnati last week; nine for 4/35/0 at Houston two weeks ago), but otherwise the Colts' passing attack is going great guns entering week 8. The Steelers' pass D is ranked 13th in the NFL averaging 230.9 net yards allowed per game, with 10 passing scores given out vs. four interceptions (tied for 18th in the NFL) and 10 sacks (tied for 23rd) generated to date. Ryan Fitzpatrick hit them for 21/32 yielding 261 net passing yards, two TDs and one interception last week (with one sack taken for -1 yard), while Brian Hoyer was also sacked just once for -7 yards two weeks back (8/17 for 210 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions). An outstanding passing attack takes on a so-so pass D in this one - advantage, Indianapolis.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
4 vs TEN 3 38 1 0
5 vs BAL 4 59 1 0
6 at HOU 3 49 0 0
7 vs CIN 3 52 1 0
8 at PIT PROJ-Dodds 4 * * *
8 at PIT PROJ-Tremblay 4 * * *
8 at PIT PROJ-Bloom 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs BAL (5 / 4 / 59 / 1 rec)

Once again, Allen caught a touchdown pass, this one on a 6-yard crossing route. Allen now has a touchdown in four of the last five games, including the last three. He's been a lock for a few catches for 40-plus yards as well, as his dependable hands and feel for zone coverages makes him a Luck favorite underneath. He's not a high-target priority in Indianapolis, but as long as he's scoring touchdowns as a red zone threat, he's worth starting.

2014 Week 6 vs HOU (7 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)

The third-year tight end out of Clemson has emerged as the Colts' clear No. 1 option from the tight end position, even if Coby Fleener did get the weekly tight end receiving touchdown on Thursday. Allen has the third-highest yards per route run on the team, and only Wayne and Hilton had more targets against the Texans. As he's gotten more comfortable in the offense, the Colts have made him a more primary target in the passing game.

2014 Week 7 vs CIN (6 / 3 / 52 / 1 rec)

Allen continued his touchdown frenzy, scoring on an impressive 32-yard catch and run. Not only was his contested catch noteworthy on the play, but his acceleration up the sideline jumped off the tape. Allen, not known for his speed, has done outrun defenders up the sideline for long touchdowns twice now this season. With his blocking getting better every week, he should continue to be the Colts' go-to tight end. Removing a zero-target outlier against the Eagles in Week 2, Allen has at least three catches in every game and five touchdowns in six games.

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Latest News

Colts | Dwayne Allen becoming a red zone threat (Tue Oct 21, 10:18 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen said he was not expecting to be as involved in the red zone as he has been this season. He has five touchdowns in seven games, and three of those scores have come on plays in the red zone.

Our View: Allen's prime directive is to score touchdowns and help your fantasy team. We're happy the Colts offense is flowing through Andrew Luck, and fantasy owners are ecstatic about this passing game as well.
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Colts | Dwayne Allen overcoming limitations (Tue Oct 21, 10:27 AM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) said he is still working his way back to pre-injury form, but he looks a lot better than he did in training camp, according to beat writer Stephen Holder. Allen has 33 catches for 305 yards and five touchdowns thus far.

Our View: Allen's prime directive is to score touchdowns and dominate for your fantasy team. We like him as a low-end TE1 each week. The thing holding him back from having more upside is the presence of Coby Fleener.
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Colts | Dwayne Allen quietly producing (Tue Oct 14, 06:36 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen is currently in the top-eight among tight ends in non-PPR leagues. Most of Allen's production has come in the form of touchdowns (4).

Our View: "Robocop" has been on patrol all season long. So long as the Colts offense is unleashed, Allen makes for a nice low-end TE1 for fantasy owners.

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Overall Dynasty - 97, 75

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Schedule

8@ Pittsburgh Steelers
9@ New York Giants
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs New England Patriots
12vs Jacksonville Jaguars
13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Cleveland Browns
15vs Houston Texans
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17@ Tennessee Titans