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Dwayne Allen | Tight End | #83

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (64) / IND
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN's Mike Reiss believes TE Dwayne Allen will "be challenged to return" to the Patriots at his current salary.
Allen is scheduled to make $5 million in salary and bonuses in 2018, all of which the Patriots can save against the cap by cutting him. Allen was effective as a blocker his first season in New England, but he showed nothing in the passing game, catching just 10 passes for 86 yards and struggling to make anything happen even when Rob Gronkowski was sidelined. The Patriots can probably find a cheaper blocking specialist. Feb 12 - 9:20 AM
Source: ESPN

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Dwayne Allen admitted that "the role I'm in right now, it's kind of hard."

"I certainly haven't played up to my potential," Allen said. "I don't get as many passing opportunities, but that's part of the game. You own up to your role, you embrace it, and you continue to get better. It's all about the team winning at the end of the day." Allen has zero catches on six targets with his new team and played just nine snaps in Week 4 before being in on 50 plays with Rob Gronkowski (thigh) out last week. He still didn't contribute statistically. Allen will be a candidate for release in the offseason with a $4.5 million salary.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 09:51:00 PM

Dwayne Allen wasn't targeted in the Patriots' Week 5 win over the Bucs.

Even with Rob Gronkowski (thigh) inactive, Allen remained on a milk carton. He has zero 2017 catches. It's not happening this season.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 12:19:00 AM

Dwayne Allen was held without a catch on two targets in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

Targeted on the game's opening play, Allen should have had a long gain down the left sideline, but couldn't quite haul in an inaccurate ball from Tom Brady. It was far from perfect, but not uncatchable. Allen could be needed for a bigger than expected role with the Patriots' receiver corps taking one injury hit after another, but he'll likely strain for fantasy value as long as Rob Gronkowski is on the field.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 01:03:00 AM

Dwayne Allen wasn't targeted in the Patriots' third preseason game.

He hasn't caught a pass yet this preseason. Allen has mainly been used as a blocker. He'll likely have some big games this season, but Allen won't be a reliable fantasy factor as long as Rob Gronkowski stays healthy.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 09:35:00 PM

According to ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss, TE Dwayne Allen "seems more comfortable" with the offense than he did during OTAs.

This comes after Allen admitted to a "horrible" stint during OTAs. Allen wasn't happy with his conditioning, and opted to stay behind in Foxboro over the summer so he'd have a leg up in training camp. The ex-Colt looks to be in better shape now and is set up to be the Patriots' No. 2 tight end behind Rob Gronkowski. With so many mouths to feed in New England, Allen carries little fantasy appeal.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 09:02:00 AM

The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports Tom Brady has targeted TE Dwayne Allen in the red zone "a ton" during training camp.

Volin characterized Allen as a "great fantasy sleeper." It is interesting Allen is going undrafted in fantasy after Martellus Bennett earned plenty of sleeper buzz in ostensibly the same role last season, and Allen has produced when given chances in the red zone throughout his career. There are worse ways to spend a late-round pick in best ball formats.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 12:37:00 PM

ESPN's Mike Reiss did not list TE Dwayne Allen as a lock for the Patriots' roster.

Reiss lists only Rob Gronkowski as a roster lock at tight end. New England will certainly keep more than one, however, and Allen is a very good bet after New England moved down two rounds to acquire him from the Colts in March. Still, Allen reportedly did not show well in minicamp, and he would not be the first player to struggle after moving to New England. He has some work to do in camp.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 09:35:00 AM

Patriots acquired TE Dwayne Allen and a sixth-round pick from the Colts in exchange for a fourth-round pick.

The surprising move is a result of free agency's moving parts, with the Colts re-signing Jack Doyle and the Pats letting Martellus Bennett walk. Allen has long teased tantalizing upside as a complete tight end, but was extremely disappointing in the first season of a four-year, $29.4 million extension in 2016. Allen was out-played by Doyle, including as a blocker. The Pats clearly believe his game can be revived, while he can be more of a role player if Rob Gronkowski can stay on the field. If not, Allen has the skill-set to be an every-down player, at least in theory.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 04:27:00 PM

The Colts are expected to retain Dwayne Allen for 2017.

Following the re-signing of Jack Doyle to a $19 million deal on Tuesday, there was some chatter about Allen's roster spot. Allen signed a four-year, $29.4 million deal at this time last year. He went on to be vastly outplayed by Doyle in 2016 and again showed next to nothing as a pass catcher. Doyle has even surpassed Allen as the preferred inline blocker at tight end. Allen is more likely to be cut next year. He's looking like another mistake by ex-GM Ryan Grigson.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 11:30:00 PM

Dwayne Allen caught 3-of-3 targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

The touchdown was Allen's sixth of the season, though three of them came in one game against the defense-less Jets. In the first season of a four-year, $29.4 million deal, Allen was a major disappointment, getting soundly out-played and produced by Jack Doyle. Allen did manage to stay relatively healthy, but now has 896 total receiving yards in four years since his promising rookie campaign. The light has turned out in Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 06:31:00 PM

Dwayne Allen caught 3-of-4 passes for 31 yards in Week 16 against the Raiders.

He didn't have any red-zone looks. Allen got most of his catches after Donte Moncrief left with a shoulder injury. He should see more targets if Moncrief doesn't play next week, but will remain heavily touchdown dependent.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 08:06:00 PM

Dwayne Allen caught 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards in the Colts' Week 15 win over the Vikings.

His other missed target was a dropped five-yard touchdown. Allen is involved in a three-man tight end rotation that also involves Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope, and Andrew Luck doesn't even look at Allen outside of scoring position. That makes Allen a classic touchdown-or-bust streamer regardless of opponent.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Dwayne Allen (hip) is active for Week 15 against the Vikings.

He'll be asked to block frequently against Minnesota's ferocious defensive line, particularly with the Colts starting an all-rookie right side of their offensive line. The Colts' Week 15 inactives are WR Donte Moncrief, S Duke Williams, CB Charles James, OLB Deiontrez Mount, OG Denzelle Good, OT Joe Reitz, and DT Arthur Jones.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Dwayne Allen (hip) is questionable for Week 15 against the Vikings.

Allen was upgraded to a full practice on Friday and should be fine for Sunday's tilt with Minnesota. He might see slightly more targets with Donte Moncrief (hamstring) sidelined this week, but won't be more than a mid-range TE2 in fantasy.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 03:37:00 PM

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QB1Tom Brady
2Brian Hoyer
3Danny Etling
RB1Sony Michel
2Rex Burkhead
3James White
4Mike Gillislee
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Rex Burkhead
2Sony Michel
3RB1James White
2Rex Burkhead
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Phillip Dorsett
4Jordan Matthews
5Riley McCarron
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
3Kenny Britt
4Cody Hollister
5Braxton Berrios
WR31Malcolm Mitchell
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
4Troy Niklas
5Will Tye
LT1Trent Brown
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Matt Tobin
LG1Isaiah Wynn
2Joe Thuney
3Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
2Luke Bowanko
3James Ferentz
RG1Shaq Mason
2Cole Croston
3Jason King
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Andrew Jelks
3Ulrick John
K1Stephen Gostkowski