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Tony Allen | Guard/Forward

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/11/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 213
College: Oklahoma State
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Tony Allen (ankle) will play against the Nuggets on Thursday.
Allen will return after missing the Grizzlies' last two games, but he doesn't have much fantasy value fighting for minutes with Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, and Vince Carter. Allen can be left on waiver wires in standard leagues while his return will put a dent in the fantasy values of his aforementioned teammates. Jan 29 - 1:24 PM

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Tony Allen (ankle) will not play in Tuesday's game against Dallas.

Allen was recently benched in favor of Jeff Green, so this news certainly doesn't help his already limited value. Expect Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Vince Carter to pick up the slack for Memphis on Tuesday.

Tony Allen (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game at Dallas.

Allen, who was recently demoted to a bench role behind Jeff Green, is headed for a game-time call. We likely won't have his status until 7:30pm ET.
Jan 27 - 1:30 PM

Tony Allen (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Monday.

He has a sprained ankle and it's not serious, but the Grizzlies don't need him as much now that Jeff Green is around. Expect Green and Courtney Lee to play a little more tonight. Additionally, Victor Oladipo has a better matchup.
Jan 26 - 6:26 PM

Tony Allen (sprained left ankle) is questionable to play against the Magic on Monday.

He did not participate in shootaround, and that's always an ominous sign for a player's availability. That being said, TA is as tough as they come, so it has to be a pretty nasty sprain. If he sits, Courtney Lee and Jeff Green should each see some extra run.
Jan 26 - 12:07 PM

Tony Allen scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, two steals and one block in Friday's win over the Magic.

Allen has snuck into late mid-round value on the season and nobody has noticed. He's averaging 8.2 points, 0.2 threes, 4.0 boards, 2.2 steals and 0.5 blocks while hitting 48.3 percent from the field and 71.6 percent from the line. He should be owned in all standard formats.
Jan 16 - 11:34 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) was a full participant during shootaround, and he remains probable for Friday's game against the Magic.

Jeff Green will likely enter the starting lineup in Memphis soon, and it's unclear if that move will send Allen or Courtney Lee to the bench. While Allen's gritty defense will guarantee him minutes for the Grizzlies, his averages of 8.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game point to the fact that he's not much more than a specialist in deep leagues.
Jan 16 - 1:29 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) is being listed as probable for Friday's game against the Magic.

Allen remained in the starting lineup on Wednesday despite the arrival of Jeff Green, and it's unclear exactly how long that will last. It's possible Allen shifts over to shooting guard when/if Green enters the starting lineup, but his value will likely take a hit nonetheless. He's not much more than a steals specialist in deep leagues.
Jan 15 - 4:15 PM

Tony Allen played through a hamstring injury on Wednesday and hit 6-of-9 shots for 13 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block.

Jeff Green made his Memphis debut tonight off the bench and will likely have a negative impact on Allen going forward.
Jan 14 - 11:11 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) is still listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

It's going to be interesting to see what kind of effect the acquisition of Jeff Green will do to Allen's value, but owners should just see what happens on Wednesday night before making any roster decisions. We will let you know what coach Dave Joerger decides to do with his lineup as soon as possible. Stay tuned.
Jan 14 - 1:08 PM

Tony Allen (sore left hamstring) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

It'll be interesting to see what happens with Allen in the rotation with Jeff Green in town, but it's hard to see his value not taking a bit of a hit here. It's possible he slides over to the two-spot, and sends Courtney Lee to the bench, but we'll just have to wait-and-see what head coach Dave Joerger decides to do. Stay tuned.
Jan 13 - 3:46 PM

Tony Allen's defense helped spark the Grizzlies' 122-110 home win on Sunday, which he finished with 12 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

He shot 5-of-11 from the field and only turned the ball over once in 41 minutes. His trap of Isaiah Thomas led to a key turnover late in overtime, and he forced Eric Bledsoe to miss a potential game-winner, so it was an all-around excellent game for the Grindfather. His role is about to change with Jeff Green headed to Memphis, however, and fantasy owners should err on the side of caution given Allen's sparse offensive contributions.
Jan 11 - 9:28 PM

Tony Allen had a season-high seven steals against the Knicks on Monday with 14 points, two rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer during a 105-83 win.

He made 6-of-8 from the field and his only free throw for what was easily his best fantasy line of the season. Allen is capable of putting up late-round value for his output in steals and this game is really going to buoy his value in standard leagues. He has a whopping 3.8 steals in his last four and is worth a look for anyone needing help there.
Jan 5 - 11:40 PM

Tony Allen (eye) will come off the bench for Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

Tayshaun Prince is going to get the start at small forward tonight, but he's coming off a scoreless game and isn't a reliable option in any league. Vince Carter, Quincy Pondexter, Prince, Allen will likely all split minutes, effectively cancelling out the value of each player.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 08:01:00 PM

Tony Allen (eye) will play against the Rockets on Friday.

He was at practice on Thursday and he should see his normal playing time. Vince Carter and Quincy Pondexter will likely lose playing time. This isn't a great situation to go with for daily leagues tonight.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Beno Udrih
3Nick Calathes
4Russ Smith
SG1Courtney Lee
2Vince Carter
3Jordan Adams
SF1Tony Allen
2Jeff Green
PF1Zach Randolph
2Jon Leuer
3Jarnell Stokes
4Tyrus Thomas
C1Marc Gasol
2Kosta Koufos