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TE Dwayne Allen - Indianapolis Colts

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

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Dwayne Allen suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 6. He is unlikely to play Week 7.

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 17): Allen left the Week Six game against the Texans with an ankle injury, and didn't return to action. He had a large bag of ice/wrap on the injury - he'll be evaluated further on Monday to determine the exact nature and severity of the injury.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 17): All good things must come to an end, and Allen's good health took six weeks to end in 2016. His ankle sprain could threaten multiple weeks, as Allen has not been a fast healer in the past. He's not an essential hold.

General News (Thu Oct 20): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 19): did not practice on Wednesday.

General News (Tue Oct 18): is considered week-to-week after an MRI revealed a sprained ankle, according to a source.

Week 7: at Tennessee Titans

All TE vs TEN

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Donte Moncrief (broken scapula in his shoulder) is getting closer to returning to action, according to head coach Chuck Pagano, but there is still no set date for that return as of Monday, October 17. In other words, Andrew Luck (21/32 for 252 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown, with three sacks taken for -21 yards and 7/53/1 rushing for Luck) will make do with T.Y. Hilton (nine targets for 3/49/0 receiving last week) and little else at wide receiver in Week Seven - Phillip Dorsett left the game against Houston due to a hamstring injury and he may not be available to play on Sunday. Dwayne Allen is likely out due to a high ankle sprain, leaving Jack Doyle (four targets for 4/53/1 receiving last week) as the last tight end worth considering from a fantasy perspective. Chester Rogers (four targets for 4/63/0 receiving) actually led the Colts in receiving against the Texans. The Titans' pass defense is ranked 11th in the NFL averaging 235.5 net passing yards allowed per game, with six passing scores given out vs. six interceptions (tied for sixth in the NFL) and 18 sacks generated (fifth in the league.) All told Cody Kessler and Terrelle Pryor posted 27/42 for 301 net yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown at Tennessee (the quarterbacks were sacked six times for -36 yards). From Week Four to Week Six of the 2016 season (over the last three weeks), Tennessee has averaged 17.6 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (eighth-least in the NFL); and 20.1 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (10th-least); with 7.7 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (15th-most). Usually, this is a tough-nosed pass defense. On balance this looks like a tough matchup for the injury-riddled Indianapolis passing attack.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 vs SD 59 3 35 0 0 3.5
4 at JAX 62 2 20 0 0 2
5 vs CHI 48 6 50 1 0 10
6 at HOU 6 1 9 0 0 0.9
7 at TEN PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * * *
7 at TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * * *
7 at TEN PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.


Latest News

Colts | Dwayne Allen not at practice (Wed Oct 19, 05:41 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) was absent for practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Our View: We'll see Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope get more time/targets with Allen out.
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Colts | Dwayne Allen week-to-week (Mon Oct 17, 08:52 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) is considered week-to-week after an MRI revealed a sprained ankle, according to a source.

Our View: No word on whether or not this is a high-ankle sprain. That would knock out Allen longer than a regular ankle sprain. If he's week-to-week, then don't expect him back soon. That means Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope could get more work with Allen out.
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Colts | Dwayne Allen questionable to return (Sun Oct 16, 09:07 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) left the Week 6 game against the Houston Texans due to a right ankle injury. He is listed as questionable to return, but he is on the bench with a big ice bag on his lower leg.

Our View: Allen had been one of the most injury prone tight ends in the league over the last few years, but he was able to stay healthy for the first five games this year. Jack Doyle could see an increased role with basketball convert Erik Swoope in position to get more snaps if this is a multi-week injury.
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Colts | Dwayne Allen posts 50 yards, TD (Sun Oct 9, 11:24 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen posted six receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Week 5 game against the Chicago Bears on six targets.

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