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Dwayne Allen | Tight End | #83

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (64) / IND
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Dwayne Allen caught 3-of-5 targets for 35 yards in the Colts' Week 3 win over the Chargers.
Allen looked poised for a strong day, catching an early pass on the opening drive, but he later dropped a six-yard touchdown in the first quarter and was barely heard from again, getting out-produced by Jack Doyle (6-65 on six targets). Allen theoretically got a boost with Donte Moncrief (shoulder blade) hurt, but his role didn't change much in the first game after Moncrief's injury. Allen will merely be a TE2 next against the Jaguars in London. Sep 25 - 8:29 PM

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Dwayne Allen came down with two catches for 25 yards on four targets Sunday in the Colts' Week 2 loss to the Broncos.

He was essentially invisible. Allen had a nice opener (four catches, 53 yards and one touchdown) but he’s too volatile to trust on a weekly basis. With that said, Allen is still a known commodity at one of the weaker fantasy positions. He’ll be a borderline TE1 against the Chargers in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 8:14 PM

Dwayne Allen caught 4-of-6 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 1 win over the Lions.

In a high-scoring shootout, Allen got into the act with a red-zone score and equaled third receiver Phillip Dorsett's target count (6). Allen was "vultured" twice in the red zone by No. 2 tight end Jack Doyle, however. One of the league's more underrated combination tight ends, Allen's fantasy value lies almost solely with his touchdown potential. He will help you in weeks he hits pay dirt and hurt you when he does not. The Colts face Denver in Week 2.
Sep 11 - 7:55 PM

Dwayne Allen (hip) returned to practice Monday.

Coach Chuck Pagano insisted Allen was "fine" despite missing a few practices last week, and it looks like he was telling the truth. Allen is safe to start as a back-end TE1 against the Lions.
Sep 5 - 11:27 AM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said TE Dwayne Allen (hip) is "fine."

Allen has missed the last two practices with "hip soreness," which is concerning considering his injury history. Pagano does not seem worried, however, and there is no reason to doubt his Week 1 availability at this point. If he can stay on the field, Allen should return back-end TE1 value this season.
Aug 30 - 12:38 PM

Dwayne Allen sat out practice Monday with "hip soreness."

Normally we wait three days to report injuries, but any issue for a player with Allen's history is a concern. He will likely be fine, but it is a situation to monitor this week. Allen will be a back-end TE1 if his health cooperates this season.
Aug 29 - 12:43 PM

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.
Aug 27 - 10:14 PM

Dwayne Allen picked up yoga this offseason in an effort to stay healthy during the year.

"Want to keep up the flexibility," Allen said. "Doing some work, whether it’s yoga, Pilates, all things tied to flexibility. You can’t run or over-prepare for injuries. It's going to happen. It's part of the game. You do small things that you hope are preventative measures." Allen hasn't played a full, 16-game season since his 2012 rookie season. He's expected to have a vastly expanded role in 2016.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 8 - 9:58 AM

Colts.com's Kevin Bowen speculates Indianapolis could use fewer two-tight-end sets this season.

Bowen speculates the Colts could be comfortable with Dwayne Allen and Jack Doyle as their only experienced tight ends because they plan to use fewer big sets. With Coby Fleener now in New Orleans and a lot invested in a young trio of receivers, it would make sense for the Colts to spread it out more moving forward, but that does not mean Allen will disappear from the offense. A three-down tight end, Allen should thrive in an expanded role this season.
Source: colts.com
May 21 - 1:07 PM

Dwayne Allen said OC Rob Chudzinski promised him an increased offensive role moving forward.

Allen was criminally underused in his first four seasons. But he re-upped with the Colts on a four-year, $29.4 million deal Monday evening, suggesting the team is ready to use him to his full abilities starting in 2016. Coby Fleener is a free agent and isn't expected to be brought back, leaving 81 tight end targets behind in Indy. Allen is an all-around, three-down tight end and could flirt with 8-10 touchdowns should both he and Andrew Luck stay healthy. Chudzinski is a former TEs coach who has previously coached Antonio Gates, Greg Olsen, and Kellen Winslow.
Mar 8 - 12:26 PM

Colts re-signed TE Dwayne Allen to a four-year, $29.4 million contract.

Things took a 180-degree turn for Allen in Indianapolis. After the season ended, Allen seemed destined to get out of town with the Colts failing to use him whatsoever in the pass game last season, as he reeled in just 16 passes on a mere 26 targets. But the Colts really value Allen for his all-around game as a strong blocker at the point of attack and big red-zone presence. It remains to be seen if the Colts will also pony up to keep free agent Coby Fleener, but conventional wisdom suggests they'll move on. If Fleener is out of the picture, Allen will have a chance to really boost his offensive game in 2016 with a healthy Andrew Luck. Allen, of course, needs to stay healthy himself after missing 21 games the past three years.
Mar 7 - 7:49 PM

Free agent TE Dwayne Allen expects to re-sign with the Colts.

"It’s in my gut that I’m here (next season)," Allen said. Most expect the Colts to sign Coby Fleener over Allen. The sides have reportedly been in talks and could reach a deal before free agency. Allen should push for $4M-plus annually.
Source: colts.com
Mar 2 - 7:31 PM

The Indianapolis Star expects Dwayne Allen to depart in free agency.

Allen was used extensively as a blocker in 2015, drawing only 29 targets. He caught all of 16 passes after scoring eight touchdowns in 2014. Per reporter Zak Keefer, Allen's "frustration was evident." For what it's worth, Allen has said he'd like to re-sign with the Colts, though ESPN's Mike Wells also considers it unlikely. New OC Rob Chudzinski frequently features tight ends, so the Colts will likely at least make a reasonable attempt to keep Allen.
Feb 11 - 8:00 PM

Impending free agent Dwayne Allen says he'd like to re-sign with the Colts.

"I plan on being back," Allen said Monday. "I hope everything is wrapped up before the period even starts. I found my home and hope to stay." Allen's comments directly contradict ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells' prediction that he'll bolt in free agency. Extremely injury prone, Allen will have an uncertain market if he reaches free agency.
Jan 11 - 5:57 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells considers it unlikely that impending free agent Dwayne Allen re-signs with Indianapolis.

Allen expressed frustration with his diminished 2015 role earlier in the season and seems primed to seek an every-down role where he's also heavily involved as a pass catcher. He'll turn 26 next month and should have plenty of suitors, though past injury issues may be a concern. Allen is a do-it-all tight end, and the Colts can plug Jack Doyle in as the blocking specialist.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 6 - 9:38 AM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Scott Tolzien
RB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3Josh Ferguson
4Jordan Todman
GLB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Phillip Dorsett
3Chester Rogers
WR21Donte Moncrief
2Quan Bray
WR31Phillip Dorsett
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Jack Doyle
3Erik Swoope
LT1Anthony Castonzo
2Le'Raven Clark
LG1Jack Mewhort
2Jonotthan Harrison
C1Ryan Kelly
2Austin Blythe
RG1Denzelle Good
2Joe Haeg
RT1Joe Reitz
K1Adam Vinatieri