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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 (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

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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 * * *

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.


Latest News

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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