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Dwayne Allen | Tight End | #83

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (64) / IND
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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. Mar 8 - 4:27 PM

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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.
Mar 7 - 11:30 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.
Jan 1 - 6:31 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

Updating a previous item, Dwayne Allen is at practice Thursday.

He was "limited." Beat writers were a little too quick on the trigger with Allen, who did miss Wednesday's practice with a hip injury. It looks like he should be good to go for this weekend, however. With Donte Moncrief likely to miss, Allen could see a few more targets.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 12:07:00 PM

Dwayne Allen was held without a catch in Week 14.

He was targeted twice in the pass game. Allen fell down on a route for Andrew Luck's first interception. He was forced to stay in an block with two of the Colts' offensive lineman suffering injuries. It's a step back after Allen had three TDs last week. Allen will be a TE2 against the Vikings in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:14:00 PM

Dwayne Allen caught 4-of-4 targets for 72 yards and three touchdowns in the Colts' Week 13 win over the Jets on Monday night.

Talk about efficiency. Allen entered Monday night with two touchdowns through 12 weeks. He and Dennis Pitta were the kings of tight ends in Week 13, combining for five touchdowns after they'd mustered two combined on the year. Allen's first two touchdowns against the Jets were both wide-open, walk-in scores, the first coming from seven yards out and the second from 21 yards away. His third score was a 23-yarder with the defender draped all over Allen in the end zone. He'll be tough to trust as more than a TE2 next week against the Texans, but tight end is wholly unpredictable.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:22:00 PM

Dwayne Allen pulled in five-of-six targets for 49 yards Thursday in the Colts' Week 12 loss to the Steelers.

Allen entered Thursday with two catches for 24 yards over his last three games. By halftime, he had already accumulated three receptions for 31 yards. He finished second on the team in targets behind only Donte Moncrief. It was a respectable effort, but not something fantasy owners should expect on a weekly basis. Allen could have some streaming appeal next week against the Jets, particularly if T.Y. Hilton (back) sits out.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 01:04:00 AM

Dwayne Allen was held without a catch in Week 12.

He had two targets. The Colts looked to Allen on an early red-zone play, but he fell out of the gameplan after a bad first-half drop. Both him and Jack Doyle (one catch) weren't involved behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. Allen hasn't looked fully healthy since returning from his ankle injury. He's just a touchdown-dependent streamer for Week 12.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Dwayne Allen caught 1-of-2 targets for 15 yards Week 9 against the Packers.

Dwayne Allen took a backseat in his first game back from injury to Jack Doyle, who caught five passes for 61 yards as Andrew Luck's safety blanket. Allen did get two good scoring opportunities, but he was taken down at the seven-yard line in the first quarter and had another pass bounce off his hands in the end zone. He will need to convert those types of chances to retain any fantasy value this season. Allen will be a touchdown-or-bust TE2 against the Titans after the bye.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 08:10:00 PM

Dwayne Allen (ankle) is active for Week 9 against the Packers.

#AsExpected. Jack Doyle is not going to disappear, but Allen should once again take over as the 1A in the passing game. Allen is a back-end TE1 while Doyle is more of a touchdown-or-bust TE2. Indy declared FS Mike Adams (groin), DE Kendall Langford (knee), LG Jack Mewhort (triceps), RT Joe Reitz (concussion), OLB Chris Carter (hamstring), DL Henry Anderson (knee), and WR Tevaun Smith inactive for Week 9.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 03:03:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Dwayne Allen (ankle, questionable) is expected to play in Sunday's Week 9 game against the Packers.

Allen's ankle is still "banged up," according to Rapsheet, but it looks like he's going to give it a go. Coming off a multi-week injury we wouldn't recommend Allen, even in a good matchup with Green Bay.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 09:10:00 AM