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Dwayne Allen | Tight End | #83

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (64) / IND
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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

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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

Colts placed TE Dwayne Allen (calf) on injured reserve.

It ends a disappointing season for Allen, who finishes with a 16/109/1 line over 13 games (12 starts). An impending free agent, Allen should land an every-down role if he hits the open market. Allen expressed frustrations with his diminished role earlier this year.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 06:12:00 PM

Dwayne Allen admitted this season has been "very frustrating" with only 13 catches for 107 yards and one touchdown on 19 targets.

The free agent-to-be seems destined to leave Indianapolis, as it's clear he wants to be more involved as a pass catcher. "It’s been a very frustrating year because I know I can do more," Allen said. Allen drew some loose Rob Gronkowski-lite comparisons coming out of Clemson for his ability to block and catch. The Colts have used Allen as an in-line blocker because of their pitiful offensive line.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Dwayne Allen had one catch for six yards in Week 13.

Allen didn't run many routes, and was mostly limited to blocking. He continues to have a minor pass-game role behind Coby Fleener. Allen will take a 13/107/1 line into Week 14.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:59:00 AM

Dwayne Allen caught 2-of-4 targets for 19 yards in Week 12 against the Bucs.

Allen was an afterthought in the Colts offense. He continues to be outplayed by Coby Fleener, who had three catches for 27 yards. Allen hasn't had more than 25 yards in any game this season.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:37:00 PM

Dwayne Allen secured his lone target for seven yards in the Colts' Week 11 win over the Falcons.

Reports had new OC Rob Chudzinski planning to involve Allen more after Pep Hamilton's firing, but it hasn't happened. A TD-dependent commodity all last year, Allen's low-volume usage has caught up to him this season. He isn't worth owning in 16-team fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:43:00 PM

New Colts OC Rob Chudzinski "is expected to get tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener more involved."

Allen -- in particular -- was severely underutilized in the first half of the season. Unfortunately, we can't project a ton of change in the fantasy outlooks for Allen or Fleener in a committee-type scenario and in a fairly dysfunctional passing attack. Neither is more than a TE2 against the Broncos.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 01:49:00 PM

Dwayne Allen caught 1-of-3 targets for four yards in the Colts' Week 8 loss to the Panthers on Monday night.

Allen looked to draw a defensive pass interference call in the corner of the end zone when he was blatantly grabbed and nearly tackled on the play, but the refs didn't whistle it. Allen remains a small part of the pass-game offense and isn't anywhere near redraft fantasy relevance.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 01:22:00 AM

The Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder believes contract-year TE Dwayne Allen is "as good as gone" as a free agent in the offseason.

"I can't see a plausible scenario where Dwayne Allen re-signs," Holder added. Allen (6'3/265) has plenty of physical tools as a strong in-line blocker with a reliable set of hands in the red zone. But he ran slow at the Combine in 2012 and has battled some injuries since coming into the league. Allen would probably prefer more opportunities in the pass game. He's been getting very minimal targets since the start of last season. Coby Fleener is also in a contract year.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 09:20:00 PM

Dwayne Allen caught his lone target for 10 yards in Indy's Week 7 loss to the Saints.

Allen has five catches for 54 scoreless yards in three games since returning from his ankle injury. He's off the TE2 radar.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 06:28:00 PM

Dwayne Allen had three catches for 23 yards in Week 6 against the Patriots.

Allen had more yards than Coby Fleener, but has played a limited pass-game role when healthy this season. Allen isn’t more than a touchdown-dependent TE2 for Week 7.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 01:18:00 AM

Dwayne Allen caught his lone target for 21 yards in Indianapolis' Week 5 win over the Texans.

Allen played heavy snaps, but primarily as a blocker. His main fantasy impact was denting Coby Fleener's. Oft injured and catching fewer passes than ever, Allen is tumbling from the TE2 ranks.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 12:31:00 AM

Dwayne Allen (ankle) is probable for Thursday night's Week 5 game against the Texans.

Allen missed the past two games with a sprained ankle. His return isn't good news for Coby Fleener's box-score production, making both players TE2 options.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 02:25:00 PM

Dwayne Allen (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 5.

Barring a setback, it puts him on track to return for Thursday's game against the Texans after missing Weeks 3 and 4. Allen might be on a snap count, but it still throws a wrench into Coby Fleener's TE1 status. Fleener would be a shaky option if Allen plays. Allen himself won't be a viable TE2.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 05:03:00 PM

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