Dwayne Allen was not targeted in the Colts' third preseason game.
If Allen was in there, we didn't see him. It's not cause for any concern. Allen has reportedly had a no-nonsense camp after signing a four-year, $29 million deal he's allegedly committed to living up to after an injury-plagued start to the career. He has low-end TE1 potential catching balls from Andrew Luck.
Clive Walford did not catch his only target in the Raiders' third preseason game.
Walford got the start and worked with the first-team offense, but he was not heavily involved. He did manage to get wide open in the back of the end zone on his only target, but Derek Carr overthrew him. Even though the looks weren't there Saturday, he will get plenty of opportunities as the top pass-catching tight end on the roster. Walford is a great upside-TE2 pick.
Victor Cruz caught 1-of-2 targets for four yards in Saturday's preseason game.
Making his first live appearance in nearly two years, Cruz was completely invisible, though it was far from all his fault. Cruz was open on his first target, but Eli Manning was wildly off target. Cruz finally got his grab against the Jets' second-team defense after the break. The first team had Manning on his heels all evening. The only real takeaway is that Cruz seemed to cut into Sterling Shepard's snaps, though it probably had something to do with the fact that the Giants needed to see what they have in their damaged-goods slot man. Cruz remains off the re-draft radar for Week 1.
Donte Moncrief caught 6-of-7 targets for 58 yards in the Colts' third preseason game.
His lone missed target came on a miscommunication in the end zone with Scott Tolzien. Crief was on point with Andrew Luck, catching five balls for 52 yards in the first half alone. Crief's best catch came on a deep ball from Luck, gaining 26 yards. Moncrief is primed for third-year liftoff in Indy.
Michael Crabtree caught 1-of-4 targets for 41 yards in the Raiders' third preseason game Saturday night.
Crabtree only managed one catch, but he made the most of it. The veteran got a step down the right sideline on the first drive of the game, and Derek Carr hit him in stride for a 41-yard gain. Crabtree will likely take on a smaller role this season as Amari Cooper develops, but he still could return WR3 value in what should be an explosive offense.
Giants FB Nikita Whitlock left Saturday's preseason game with a foot injury.
He was carted off in the second half. The extent of his injury is unclear, though the timing couldn't be worse with Whitlock fighting for a roster spot. Whitlock was a strong lead blocker last year but was made expendable when the Giants signed Will Johnson to a two-year deal this offseason.
Buck Allen had eight carries for 15 yards in Baltimore's third preseason game.
He added four catches for 17 yards. Allen was the No. 4 back through the rotation. He worked with the backups, suggesting Terrance West has passed him on the depth chart. Allen has 71 total yards and a touchdown through three preseason games.
Rueben Randle caught 2-of-2 targets for 13 yards in the Eagles' third preseason game.
Most unfortunately for Roob, he played clearly behind Dorial Green-Beckham, Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff, and Chris Givens. Roob ran exclusively with with Chase Daniel offense and will enter next week squarely on the roster bubble.