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TE Dwayne Allen - Indianapolis Colts

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

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Colts TE Dwayne Allen missed the last two weeks with an ankle injury, but he has been practicing in full and is expected to return for Week 5's Thursday night game.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 5): Allen was unable to practice on Wednesday, and then was limited in other sessions last week due to his injured ankle, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as questionable to play on Friday.

General News (Wed Oct 7): practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this week.

General News (Tue Oct 6): is considered questionable for the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Oct. 8, because of his ankle injury.

Week 5: at Houston Texans

All TE vs HOU

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. The Thursday Night game will feature two NFC South rivals clashing in Houston's NRG Stadium. Andrew Luck's status isn't certain as of Wednesday - Luck is officially questionable as of Wednesday, and head coach Chuck Pagano has acted extremely secretive about Luck's status, hiding him from the portions of practice open to the media, so we can't be certain Luck will be under center until inactives are announced Thursday evening. If Luck (65/116 for 753 yards passing, five TDs and seven interceptions thrown over three games this year) can't go on Thursday, Matt Hasselbeck proved to be a workable alternative against the Jaguars (30/47 for 282 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown last week). Donte Moncrief has been the TD machine for Indianapolis so far, snagging 23/275/3 receiving on 35 targets, while T.Y. Hilton has handled 41 targets for 22/294/0 receiving. Phillip Dorsett mixes in on occasion, with 15 targets for 7/120/1 to date. In some good injury news, the Colts have tight end Dwayne Allen down as probable to play on Thursday - his ankle is healed up and he'll be in a tandem with Coby Fleener again here in Week Five. The Texans' pass D is ranked 11th in the NFL averaging 228.8 net passing yards allowed per game, with seven passing scores given up vs. just two interceptions (tied-21st in the NFL) and a mere six sacks (tied-23rd) generated so far this season. Matt Ryan hit this team for 19/27 yielding 243 net passing yards, with one TD and zero interceptions thrown last week; Tampa threw for 17/36 yielding 261 yards passing, one TD and one interception at Houston two games ago. This is a neutral matchup between two units that aren't as powerful as expected as we enter Week Five.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at BUF 52 3 17 1 0 7.7
2 vs NYJ 19 0 0 0 0 0
5 at HOU PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * * *
5 at HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 2 * * * *
5 at HOU PROJ-Bloom * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.


Latest News

Colts | Dwayne Allen probable Thursday (Wed Oct 7, 02:20 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 5 against the Houston Texans.

Our View: Allen hasn't been playing for several weeks, and your better bet in this offense is Coby Fleener. Allen is just a TE4 at best until he proves healthy and effective.
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Colts | Dwayne Allen a full participant (Tue Oct 6, 06:39 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Our View: This is a good sign for Allen's availability on Thursday night against the Texans. Fantasy owners should consider him a low-end TE2 with upside if he plays.
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Colts | Dwayne Allen a full participant (Mon Oct 5, 07:53 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) was a full participant in practice Monday, Oct. 5.

Our View: That's a good sign for his availability. The Colts are playing on Thursday night against the Texans, and it would be a boost for the offense to get Allen back.
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Colts | Dwayne Allen could sit Week 5 (Mon Oct 5, 06:18 PM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) is considered questionable for the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Oct. 8, because of his ankle injury.

Our View: It's a short week for the Colts due to Thursday Night Football. Allen could get one more week of rest to see if he can be ready for their Week 6 game against the Patriots at home on Sunday Night Football.
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Colts | Dwanye Allen to miss game (Sun Oct 4, 11:52 AM) - Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) has been declared inactive for the Week 4 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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