TE Dwayne Allen - Indianapolis Colts
|6-3, 255||Born: 2-24-1990||College: Clemson||Drafted: Round 3|
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Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 16 vs MIA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
As with all of the Colts' tight ends, Dwayne Allen remained underutilized on Sunday, on the field for 44 snaps but receiving just one target, one that was batted down at the line of scrimmage. Allen has had 10 yards or less in eight of his last nine game, including Sunday. With the Colts' inability to get Allen involved, it seems rather likely that the upcoming free agent will find a new home come the offseason.
2015 Week 15 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
The best thing about Dwayne Allen's day was the Colts using him at fullback for a short dive on 3rd-and-1, his fourth short-yardage carry in his career. Allen is now 3-for-4 as a fullback in 3rd-and-1 situations. But, Allen's part in the Colts' offense remains minute, and it seems more and more unlikely that he will leave Indianapolis in free agency this offseason.
2015 Week 14 vs JAX (3 / 2 / -3 / 0 rec)
Dwayne Allen's surprising lack of involvement this season continued on Sunday, with a six-yard catch and a loss of nine on a screen. The screen play was particularly bad because he was also penalized for holding on the play. Allen is unusable as a fantasy asset.
2015 Week 13 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
The Colts' oddly light usage of Dwayne Allen continued on Sunday, with his sixth consecutive game of two or fewer receptions. Allen has been one of the biggest disappointments in Indianapolis this year, although it can largely be attributed to scheme and quarterback issues. He has just 23 targets on the season for 13 catches.
2015 Week 12 vs TB (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
After targeting Dwayne Allen three times in short middle zones early in the game, Matt Hasselbeck threw to him just once more for the rest of the game, a double-covered seam route that nearly resulted in an interception. Allen has value as a chain-mover in the middle of the field, but as little else unless the Colts show they can utilize him in other ways.
2015 Week 11 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Though he drew two defensive penalties on targets on Sunday, Dwayne Allen's fantasy production was limited to just one seven-yard catch. Allen was noticeably open a few other times, but Hasselbeck failed to recognize the mismatch. With his focus on blocking in Chudzinski's offense, it's unlikely that Allen ever gets the volume this season to be a reasonable fantasy asset.
2015 Week 9 vs DEN (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
While the Colts continue to use Dwayne Allen heavily in running situations, his usage in the passing has been very limited all season. With Denver marking him with Aqib Talib heavily on Sunday, Allen's struggles in the passing game continued. Luck targeted him three times, but just one of those was catchable, and T.J. Ward managed to knock it down before Allen could box out the incoming safety. If the Colts' offense continues to be as efficient as it was on Sunday, Allen could see more touchdown opportunities, but his usage in the offense is too inconsistent to roster him right now.
2015 Week 8 vs CAR (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Once one of the most promising tight ends in the league, Dwayne Allen has all but disappeared from the Colts' offensive game plan. He was wide open in the middle of the field several times in the first half, but Andrew Luck missed him with completely inaccurate throws. As the game grew out of hand, the Colts went increasingly to spread sets, limiting Allen's snaps. As the Colts struggle to gain leads or keep games close, Allen is going to continue to see his offensive production go stale.
2015 Week 7 vs NO (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
The Colts' favorite versatility tool was off the field for much of Sunday's game, as the team went to a spread offense for much of the second half in an attempt to score quickly. His 26 snaps simply aren't enough for a limited part of the offensive game plan to make a difference in fantasy football, especially given the fewer red zone opportunities the team has produced this season. Until the Colts' offense becomes more consistent, Allen won't be relevant in fantasy.
2015 Week 6 vs NE (3 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
The Colts' No. 1 tight end was an underneath favorite for Andrew Luck early on against the Patriots, and was dependable for an eight-yard gain on every target. But as the Patriots began dropping more into coverage, and the Colts grew more desperate, Allen's involvement disappeared. Allen's best game scripts will come against teams that the Colts lead against, and that wasn't the case against New England. The Colts went pass-heavy, trying to spread the field and playing Coby Fleener more often.
2015 Week 5 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Allen's return back to health didn't result in much involvement in the Colts' offense, as he saw just one target on Thursday. It was a high-reward opportunity, as the Colts got Allen wide open on a play-action design, and he picked up 21 yards on the play. But the Colts were looking for former Texan Andre Johnson in the red zone, so Allen was unable to see traditional red zone targets. Still, it was good to see Allen return to his normal starting spot over Coby Fleener, playing 51 snaps to Fleener's 33.
2015 Week 2 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Injuries popped back up for Allen early on Monday, as he left the game with an ankle injury after just 19 snaps. He should be back in the game plan for Tennessee, but his usage will tentatively depend on how his ankle heals. Allen has played through injuries before, but his effectiveness has been sapped.
2015 Week 1 vs BUF (6 / 3 / 17 / 1 rec)
The Bills are one of the best defenses in the league at defending tight ends, so it's not surprising that Allen's total numbers are low, but Sunday should be encouraging for Allen owners. Not only did the touchdown magnet get another goalline score on Sunday, but he was the Colts' main tight end in three-wide receiver sets over Coby Fleener. If the Colts continue to use those sets as the base offense, Allen could be a more consistent fantasy threat than he was in 2014.
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