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Dwayne Allen | Tight End

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: Clemson
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Dwayne Allen shed 13 pounds this offseason.
Allen has slimmed down to 255 after playing last season at 268. The 25-year-old hopes the weight loss will help him play faster. Allen reeled in eight touchdowns last year, but only amassed 60 yards once in 13 contests. He's a touchdown-or-bust fantasy contributor sitting on the low end of the TE1 spectrum. Jul 15 - 11:11 AM

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Dwayne Allen missed the Colts offseason conditioning program due to an ankle injury.

Allen played through a high-ankle sprain late in 2014. He's currently rehabbing away from the team in an effort to get fully healthy. Allen is expected to be cleared for the start of OTAs next week.
May 15 - 8:34 PM

Dwayne Allen said Wednesday he only played at around 70-percent health last season.

Allen missed nearly all of the 2013 season with a severe back injury. The time away may have affected him in 2014, where Allen said he "felt like his body broke down as the year went on." Allen says he's reemphasizing improved conditioning in his contract year. Despite playing short of full health last season, Allen finished as the No. 9 fantasy tight end in per-game scoring.
May 13 - 1:09 PM

Dwayne Allen caught four passes for 30 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

As has been the case all year, Allen's box score leaves a lot to be desired when he doesn't find the end zone. He averaged just 2.23 catches per game during the regular season, but still finished as fantasy's No. 13 tight end on the back of eight touchdown catches. Allen has the ability to do far more damage than mere red-zone duties, but he's going to be sharing targets with Coby Fleener again in 2015. Allen enters will enter a contract year in 2015 with only back-end TE1 appeal in fantasy.
Jan 18 - 10:55 PM

Dwayne Allen secured 4-of-4 targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Divisional Round win over the Broncos.

The Colts' first big gain of this game was an 18-yard strike from Andrew Luck to Allen, who exploited a soft spot in Denver's zone coverage. Allen scored Indy's second touchdown from three yards out, boxing out Aqib Talib. Allen has been targeted only seven times through two postseason games, but has caught all seven. He is Luck's primary red-zone weapon.
Jan 11 - 8:13 PM

Dwayne Allen played on a season-high 85.7 percent of the offensive snaps in Sunday's Wild Card win over the Bengals.

Coby Fleener was up at a very healthy 75.4 percent of the snaps as the Colts ran their preferred "12" base. But Allen ended up with just 3-30-0 on three targets while Fleener recorded 1-18-0 on two targets -- and that meager production came on a day Andrew Luck attempted 44 passes. Allen remains a touchdown-dependent fantasy option heading into Sunday's Divisional game at Denver.
Jan 5 - 11:49 AM

Dwayne Allen caught 3-of-3 targets for 30 yards in the Colts' Wild Card win over the Bengals.

Allen's first catch was nearly a 10-yard score, but he got tackled at the two-yard line. It was an uneven day for Allen, who committed two false-start penalties in his return from a knee issue. Allen will be on the DFS radar as a touchdown threat for Indy's Divisional Round trip to Denver.
Jan 4 - 5:20 PM

Dwayne Allen (knee) returned to practice in full Wednesday.

After resting in Week 17, Allen is on track to suit up against the Bengals Sunday afternoon. A touchdown-dependent option, he means far more to the Colts than fantasy players. Allen finished the regular season with 29-395-8 in 13 games. His return to the lineup does knock Coby Fleener's Wild Card projection down a peg or three.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Dwayne Allen (knee) is expected to resume practicing Wednesday.

That would put Allen on track to suit up for the Wild Card round after he sat out of Sunday's win over the Titans. Allen tied for the Colts' lead in touchdown receptions (eight) this season despite missing three games.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Dwayne Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Titans.

Coby Fleener and Jack Doyle will handle tight-end duties. Allen should be back in time for the start of the playoffs.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Dwayne Allen (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Allen is unlikely to play in Week 17. Allen should return for the Wild Card round.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Dwayne Allen (knee) missed Tuesday's practice.

Allen underwent a Monday MRI, but the Colts are calling him "day to day." With just pride to play for in Sunday's game against the Titans, Allen will almost certainly sit with an eye toward getting healthy for the Wild Card round.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Dwayne Allen underwent a Monday MRI on his knee.

The Colts are calling him "day to day." Allen missed two games earlier this season with an ankle injury. His Week 17 status is up in the air.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Dwayne Allen dropped all three of his targets Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Allen dropped two short passes early in the second quarter and had a wide-open deep ball bounce right off his hands later in the quarter. The deep ball was poorly thrown by Andrew Luck, but Allen should have come up with the catch. He did not get another target the rest of the game.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Dwayne Allen caught two passes for 16 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

Andrew Luck ripped a pass into a very tight window to Allen for a 3-yard TD in the second quarter. It's the kind of play he needs to stay on the TE1 radar. Of course, Allen has been a red-zone monster for much of the year, scoring eight times in 12 games. He'll have a reasonable shot at finding the end zone against a Cowboys defense that is not good against tight ends in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:56:00 PM

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