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TE Dwayne Allen - Indianapolis Colts

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 28): Allen's involvement in the passing game came back in a big way with Scott Tolzien at quarterback in Week 12. Andrew Luck's return and a matchup against the Jets in Week 13 make him worth a pickup for a one-week start or depth for the fantasy playoffs in deeper leagues.

Week 13: at New York Jets

All TE vs NYJ

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Andrew Luck (concussion) reported he feels '100 percent' after practice Monday, November 28. Head coach Chuck Pagano later told reporters he anticipates Luck returning in Week 13 to face the New York Jets after a one-game hiatus vs. Pittsburgh last week. To date, Luck is eighth among fantasy quarterbacks with 236/375 for 2,827 yards passing, 19 TDs and eight interceptions thrown (and 51/246/1 rushing). However, T.Y. Hilton suffered a back injury and was forced out of the game last week - it may be that Luck comes back to a team without their #1 wide receiver. Stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News as the weekend approaches for the latest injury news on these two stud fantasy players. The mix of receivers available for Luck at New York is in flux as of midweek. Hilton did return to practice on Wednesday, November 30 which is a positive sign. However, in some bad news, Luck (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol as of Wednesday, November 30. He hasn't been cleared for this weekend (yet). The Jets' pass defense averages 262.8 net passing yards allowed per game (22nd in the NFL) with 18 passing scores given up so far vs. just six interceptions (tied for 25th in the league) and only 19 sacks (29th in the NFL) generated this season. Over the last four weeks, though, New York has averaged 14.1 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (least in the NFL); and 17.8 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (second-least); with 4.6 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (third-least). Tom Brady isn't Case Keenum or Ryan Tannehill, though, and he blasted this group with 30/50 for 286 net yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown, with zero sacks taken last weekend. This looks like a neutral matchup for the Colts and their injury-plagued offense.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
9 at GB 44 1 15 0 0 1.5
11 vs TEN 49 0 0 0 0 0
12 vs PIT 40 5 49 0 0 4.9
13 at NYJ PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * * *
13 at NYJ PROJ-Tremblay * 3 * * * *
13 at NYJ PROJ-Bloom * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 12 vs PIT (6 / 5 / 49 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen had his best game of the season against the Steelers. Allen beat Laurence Timmons over the middle for a 13 yard gain. Allen made a catch running a curl route and was brought down after a 9 yard gain. Dwayne Allen gave up a sack and was left flat on his back after a 1 on 1 match up with James Harrison. Allen made another catch underneath the linebackers in coverage for a 9 yard gain. Allen caught another pass underneath for 6 yards. Allen went high and made a nice catch on 4th down for a 12 yard gain.

2016 Week 9 vs GB (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen beat Morgan Burnett down the seam and made a nice catch gaining 15 yards. Dwyane Allen dropped a 15 yard touchdown beating Jake Ryan running an out route.

2016 Week 6 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen made a 9 yard grab over the middle on the Colts first offensive play. Allen saw his second target knocked away . Allen left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury and was seen on crutches after the game.

2016 Week 5 vs CHI (6 / 6 / 50 / 1 rec)

Dwayne Allen played his best game of the season against the Bears. Allen came wide open in the back of the end zone for a 1 yard touchdown off of play action. Allen went up high to make an impressive 17 yard reception reaching over his head and corralling the high pass. Allen picked up 20 yards running an out route and coming open late as Luck scrambled.

2016 Week 4 vs JAX (4 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen continues to struggle with drops. Allen came wide open over the middle of the field and dropped an easy 15 yard completion on his first target. Allen made his first catch on a screen pass and followed his blockers for 13 yards. Allen made a nice play over the middle on 3rd down fighting for extra yardage to convert. Allen drew a 35 yard pass interference penalty on Cyprien on what could have been a touchdown. Allen dropped a potential conversion on 4th and short with the game on the line.

2016 Week 3 vs SD (5 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen made his first catch over the middle against zone coverage for a 14-yard gain. Dwayne Allen dropped a 6-yard touchdown. Allen picked up 6 running a quick out route. Allen worked all the way across the field as Luck scrambled for a 14-yard gain. Allen's day would have looked a lot better had he caught the touchdown. Jack Doyle surprisingly had more catches and targets than Allen.

2016 Week 2 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen made his first catch beating TJ Ward one on one over the middle for 12 yards. Luck missed Allen over the middle a few plays later on what would have been at least a 15 yard gain. Allen was held on his third target on what would have been a 10 yard completion.

2016 Week 1 vs DET (6 / 4 / 53 / 1 rec)

Dwayne Allen had his first potential catch knocked out of his hands. Allen's first catch was a quick screen for 5 yards. Lined up in the slot Allen beat a safety on a corner route for a gain of 15. Allen ran a nice double move over the middle beating a linebacker badly and made the catch for 16 yards. Allen came wide open running a double move and Luck found him uncovered for a 19 yard score. Allen added a two point conversion after his touchdown again wide open this time off of play action. Luck threw over Dwayne Allen on a potential 20 yard touchdown but it was a small window to complete the pass. While Doyle scored two touchdowns Allen was much more involved early in the gameplan and Allen was lined up in the backfield when Doyle scored his second touchdown.

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Schedule

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14vs Houston Texans
15@ Minnesota Vikings
16@ Oakland Raiders
17vs Jacksonville Jaguars