TE Dwayne Allen - Miami Dolphins

6-3, 255Born: 2-24-1990College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 3, pick 64 (2012)

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2017 Week 11 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen was primarily utilized as a blocker, but made two noteworthy plays. In the first quarter, Allen recovered Burkhead's fumble, which saved the drive that culminated with Lewis' touchdown reception. In the fourth quarter, Brady hit Allen on short crossing route for a 19-yard gain.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 13 vs NYJ (4 / 4 / 72 / 3 rec)

Allen had a career game against the Jets. Allen came wide open running a crossing route off of play action for a 9 yard touchdown. Allen was again left unmarked this time running a corner route and Luck found him for a 21 yard score. Allen made his third catch for his third touchdown of the game. Allen made an impressive contested catch on a back shoulder throw from Luck for 23 yards and a touchdown. Allen made a 21 yard catch beating man coverage over the middle of the field.

2016 Week 14 vs HOU (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen dropped his first target running a curl route over the middle. Dwayne Allen was left one on one with Jadeveon Clowney and surrendered a red zone strip sack.

2016 Week 15 vs MIN (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen dropped a 3 yard touchdown as he was trying to extend his arms and break the plane. Allen beat Anthony Harris badly on a double move for a 12 yard gain.

2016 Week 16 vs OAK (4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen came wide open underneath and picked up 10 yards, Allen caught a pass in the flat and ducked out of bounds after a gain of 11. Dwayne Allen picked up 11 again coming wide open underneath.

2016 Week 17 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 34 / 1 rec)

Dwayne Allen picked up 13 yards beating Jonathan Cyprien over the middle. Allen caught a check down from Luck and picked up 6 yards. Allen beat Cyprien down the seam, made an athletic catch and absorbed a solid hit securing a 15 yard touchdown.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

2014 Week 1 vs DEN (5 / 4 / 64 / 1 rec)

A huge boost to the Colts' short and intermediate passing game, most of Allen's work came over the middle and in the flats as Luck found him for first downs on several occasions. Luck's comfort with Allen and their connection when Luck leaves the pocket makes Allen a key third-down target. Allen also showed his underappreciated vision after the catch, taking a short pass 41 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. He had two receptions in the red zone in addition to his touchdown.

2014 Week 2 vs PHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

He dropped his lone target for the day, but Allen was the most-used tight end for Indianapolis, both as a blocker and running routes. The Colts also occasionally split him out wide against Philadelphia, as well as using him as an offensive tackle in unbalanced offensive lines. His versatility means he'll get time on the field, but fantasy production will be dependent on touchdown opportunities. But with all three of the Colts' touchdowns against Philadelphia coming on play action in the red zone, expect Allen to grab a touchdown sooner rather than later.

2014 Week 3 vs JAX (6 / 4 / 43 / 1 rec)

After failing to record a catch last week, Allen was targeted six times on Sunday, namely in the middle of the field as the Colts attacked Jacksonville's zone coverage. Allen's prowess as a blocker meant he was once again the most-used Colts tight end, snap-count wise, and he was on the receiving end of one of the Colts' goal-line play action passes this week. Allen did have drop in the fourth quarter on a pass from backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, but he looks to be one of Andrew Luck's safety blanket in short and intermediate zones when things go wrong.

2014 Week 4 vs TEN (3 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec)

Allen continues to be one of Luck's most dependable targets, catching passes in traffic as well as any of the Colts' pass-catchers. Allen now has caught a touchdown pass in three of the Colts' four games, as Pep Hamilton's system has placed a priority on the position near the goal line. Andrew Luck has thrown 10 of his league-leading 13 touchdown passes to tight ends or running backs, and so far, Allen is benefitting. There are so many weapons for Luck to choose from, Allen will never be higher than third on the priority list, but with red zone opportunities come touchdowns.

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.

2014 Week 8 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 21 / 1 rec)

The touchdown machine continued his rampage on Sunday, catching a beautiful 21-yard touchdown pass early on in the game. That was the extent of his impact, however, as the Steelers kept the middle of the field locked down for most of the game. Nevertheless, the touchdown was a fine example of Allen's penchant for scores this season, even when he's not a primary target.

2014 Week 9 vs NYG (5 / 4 / 48 / 1 rec)

While he wasn't as heavily targeted as his teammate Coby Fleener, Allen was a big part of the Colts offense getting into rhythm early and was rewarded late with a goalline touchdown. Allen still out-snapped Fleener by 16 snaps. That's three consecutive games with a touchdown, and seven touchdowns in nine games. Allen, Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Gates and Julius Thomas are the only tight ends with more than five touchdowns.

2014 Week 11 vs NE (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Allen was carted off the field early against New England with an ankle injury, but he appears to be week-to-week and could potentially play in Week 12.

2014 Week 14 vs CLE (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Allen looked good in his return to the field on Sunday, but the Colts' overall struggles limited his chance at production. He was only targeted three times, and was frustrated by the Browns' physicality in the secondary at times. But Allen did draw a huge 35-yard pass interference penalty on the Colts' game-winning drive, and he played 58 snaps overall. He should get more opportunities against the Texans in Week 15.

2014 Week 15 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 16 / 1 rec)

The Colts' touchdown machine was back in action on Sunday, catching a three-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Allen also caught a pass for a first down earlier in the drive, and could have had a chunk play on the game's first play but couldn't get to Luck's throw outside. But, when the offense bogged down in the second half, so did Allen's production. He wasn'

2014 Week 16 vs DAL (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The third-year tight end had one of his worst receiving days of his career on Sunday, flat dropping two passes, including what could have been a 75-yard touchdown pass. He also failed to bring in a throw in the flat that was slightly off-target, a difficult catch but a makeable one. Pep Hamilton's tight end-friendly offense will produce opportunities for Allen, but he has to take advantage of those opportunities. Allen was benched after just eight snaps with a knee injury, and may be questionable for next week.

2014 Week 18 vs CIN (3 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)

After struggling with drops to end the season, Dwayne Allen caught all three of his targets on Sunday, all of which were successful plays (two for first downs, one for 12 yards on 1st-and-20). Allen did have two false start penalties on one drive in the second quarter that helped kill what should have been a touchdown drive, but Allen being an efficient part of the Colts offense is key for a postseason run, and touchdown opportunities will come back as the offense succeeds.

2014 Week 19 vs DEN (4 / 4 / 30 / 1 rec)

Do you think Andrew Luck is happy to have his go-to red-zone weapon back? It sure looked like it on Allen's touchdown pass in the first quarter, which got the Colts on the board and turned the momentum back in their favor. Allen did a great job boxing out the defender and catching a pin-point pass from Luck, reminding the Colts how valuable their possession tight end is. Allen had a couple other catches for first downs, but his biggest asset as a receiver was on display right away on that 3-yard touchdown catch.

2014 Week 20 vs NE (6 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)

While not a great indication for the Indianapolis offense, Allen was the Colts most effective receiver on Sunday. He was limited to short, quick passes, however, and failed to gain any significant yards after the catch on any of his opportunities.

2013 Week 1 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 20 / 1 rec)

Dwayne Allen only needed one target to get himself a TD, off a nice play action from Luck, Allen caught it at the 5 and had to fight to reach pay dirt, ultimately doing so. On Allen's second target though, Luck left him out to dry and when Allen came down from trying to grab it, he landed awkwardly on his back. After the game it was acknowledged by Coach Pagano to be some sort of a hip injury, needing an MRI Monday morning. At the time this article was published, news on the MRI had not yet been released however it definitely is something Allen owners will want to pay attention to.

2012 Week 2 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

The other rookie tight end, Allen's one reception was a big one, as it was for a touchdown. On the play, Allen ran a short route, stopping just over the line in the end zone and weathered a few hits as he caught a nicely thrown ball from Luck.

2012 Week 3 vs JAX (6 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)

Allen showed some versatility in the game. His first reception was a check down when he was wide open as Luck rolled outside of the pocket and threw back across his body. He then caught a wide open pass in the flat from Luck short of the first down. He was immediately hit when the ball came his way and had no chance of advancing the football. Allen was making his money on short routes, but was overthrown deep down the field at one point and caught a 17 yard pass over the middle also. He showed good awareness on the play to find the soft spot in the zone.

2012 Week 5 vs GB (5 / 4 / 38 / 1 rec)

Allen, like Coby Fleener, was invisible in the first half, but saw a lot more action in the second, Luck will look at either tight end to complete passes and sometimes seems to go with the 'hot hand'. Allen's first catch was a big one, as he caught a short pass on an out route which he turned upfield and shrugged off a hit from a defender while taking it into the end zone. Allen was very sure-handed, catching all but one of his targets. He was a good safety valve on one short dump pass which he took for eight yards and almost a first down. He also had a very nice catch for 11 yards where he had to hang onto the ball as he took a hit as he caught it. Allen has proven himself to be a very trustworthy target for Luck and while he didn't get all the looks when the game was on the line, he still gets more than his fair share of passes and can be relied upon to make something happen with them every time.

2012 Week 6 vs NYJ (4 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)

After last week's impressive showing, the Colts wasted little time before getting Allen involved. Allen was targeted on Luck's first pass play, catching an out-route for a 12 yard gain. On his team's fourth drive, Luck found Allen on a 2nd-and-7 for a 21-yard gain. Allen settled in the middle of the Jets' zone and displayed the ability to run after the catch. Allen lowered his pads and punished two Jet defenders for an additional six yards. Allen is a big, physical tight end, but he demonstrated that he can run after the catch and punish defenders.

2012 Week 7 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Unlike teammate Coby Fleener, Allen rarely gets separation on his pass routes. In addition, the Colts typically ask Allen to run hook and comeback routes that limit Allen's potential after-the-catch gains. One of Allen's receptions was wiped by penalty. On his other two opportunities, once tight coverage stopped him short of the first down and another where the defender broke up the pass. Vick Ballard and Allen ran routes into the same area of the field late in the game, which ultimately led to a sack-fumble by the Cleveland defense. It was unclear which rookie ran the wrong route, but that momentary indecision by Luck led to the Browns having a late chance to win the game this week.

2012 Week 8 vs TEN (5 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)

Allen was targeted twice on the game's scripted first drive and took quick, short downfield into the open field for nice gains. He wasn't used much for the rest of the game, but he did have a catch when the Colts were simply killing the clock to send the game to overtime that he fumbled. A quick whistle from the refs saved Allen from being the goat.

2012 Week 9 vs MIA (7 / 6 / 75 / 0 rec)

The Colts' TE1 with Coby Fleener out, Allen had the best day of his young career against the Dolphins. The Clemson product caught six of his seven targets for seventy-five yards through the air as a valuable short and intermediate option for quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck exhibited a lot of trust in Allen, as he was unafraid to throw the ball Allen's way in situations where the pass rush was closing on him, or the Colts needed a critical completion. Allen showcased a decent amount of speed on a twenty-yard catch-and-run up the seam as well.

2012 Week 10 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen only got a few targets on Thursday but he made one of them count for a big play down the field. Allen was able to get behind the defense down the middle of the defense on a seam route, seemingly unaccounted for by JAX. Allen was wide open and hauled in a perfectly thrown pass from QB Luck. Luck was more focused on getting the ball to the proven veteran Wayne and the Colts stuck to a heavy running game strategy as they led the game for most of the night which took away some potential opportunities for Allen.

2012 Week 11 vs NE (11 / 6 / 69 / 0 rec)

Allen's first reception came off of play-action when Luck checked down to him late in his progression. Luck overthrew Allen when he was wide open in the flat. Allen almost caused an interception when he dropped a pass over the middle. He came free running a crossing route, but couldn't make a tough reception with his hands and tipped the ball in the air instead. Allen caught a 16 yard pass wide open in the middle of the field for a first down during the team's two minute drill. Allen caught a crossing route for a gain of 19 on a play-action pass. Fleener caught another open pass in the flat underneath for eight yards. Allen was working the underneath, as he caught another pass in the flat before turning upfield and splitting two defenders for a first down. Allen dropped a pass on the Colts' final drive as well as adding a reception over the middle for a first down.

2012 Week 12 vs BUF (6 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)

Allen received six targets, catching three for 36 yards. Allen's longest play came on a corner route on the Colts' first FG drive, picking up 24 yards on the play. Allen just missed a TD on his lone red zone target. The pass was hot coming in and Allen couldn't corral it as it deflected off his hands and fell incomplete. Normally a defense to attack with the TE, the Colts didn't feature Allen as Wayne proved to be more than enough.

2012 Week 13 vs DET (5 / 2 / 50 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Allen had but two catches on Sunday as his team pulled out the win at the very end. Allen got most of his yards on a big screen pass play down the sideline. Allen caught the short pass as he set up his blocks and raced down the sideline as he outran many Lions defenders. Allen was rarely involved and targeted for the rest of the game however. Teammate WR's Hilton/Avery stole the spot light with their explosive plays and made players like Allen less needed to move the chains and work the middle of the field.

2012 Week 14 vs TEN (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Allen only had one catch against the Titans but it was an important one. Allen's 11 yard reception on a curl to the middle of the field converted a late fourth-quarter third down, allowing the Colts to run the clock out against the Titans and secure the win. Allen spent much of his time on the field as an inline blocker as the Colts tried to minimize the pass rush to Andrew Luck's blind side.

2012 Week 15 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 36 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Allen finished the day with three receptions on three targets against the Texans. He primarily ran go patterns up the seam and quick in and out routes as the Colts looked to loosen the middle of the defense. Allen's touchdown came on a curl pattern in the third quarter. On the play, the rookie tight end started from the right side and ran a curl to the front of the endzone. Andrew Luck threw the ball to his outside shoulder as a Houston defender closed in from the inside. Allen secured the ball and spun in to the endzone for his third touchdown of the year.

2012 Week 16 vs KC (3 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

Allen's first reception came in the flat on second and eight when he was open in the flat for four yards. Allen caught a similar pass for his second reception. Luck then looked to Allen on third and four when he ran a curl route for eight yards over the middle. He initially bobbled the ball but made a good play to retrieve it as a defender arrived.

2012 Week 17 vs HOU (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

Allen had two catches in the red zone, and he also had a key short yardage conversion on a carry from a set where he lined up as an H-Back. His hands were a little shaky on one of the catches, but he secured it and set up one of the Colts three offensive touchdowns. He looks like a solid use of an early third-round pick by GM Ryan Grigson.

2012 Week 18 vs BAL (6 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)

Allen once again had his number called on a tight end screen pass against Baltimore. On both of his receptions before the fourth quarter, Allen gained yards after the catch and once dragged a defender past the first down line. As the Colts transitioned to full catch-up mode, down by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, Allen collected two more short catches.