Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 6 Hrs

Allen (ankle) made his return to the bench Thursday after missing two games and scored eight points (3-9 FG, 2-4 FT) while grabbing nine boards in 21 minutes.

Allen will likely return to the starting lineup soon once he gets more practice time in, but even then, he's not a great fantasy option as much as he is a good player for the Grizzlies. He's started 36 games this season, but averages just 8.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, which isn't great fantasy production for a starter.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 16 Hrs

Allen (ankle) participated in Thursday's shootaround and is not listed on the team's injury report, Rob Fischer of Spots 56 WHBQ in Memphis reports.

After missing two games with an ankle sprain, it appears Allen is on track to return to action Thursday night against Denver. His return could push Courtney Lee, who scored 13 points in 31 minutes Monday, back to the bench.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 2 Days

Allen (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game, Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer reports.

He has only played 20-plus minutes in one of his last four games, so his fantasy stock was already trending down. Consider Allen questionable for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 2 Days

Allen (ankle) is a game-time decision Tuesday, Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer reports.

It is best to play it safe and sit Allen in daily leagues, especially since his minutes have been inconsistent lately. An update on his status should be available prior to tip-off.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 3 Days

Allen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Rob Fischer of Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis reports.

Allen sprained his left ankle in Saturday's win over the Sixers, and he sat out Monday's game against Orlando. While it doesn't look to be anything serious, his status for Tuesday is in jeopardy, and if he's held out, some combination of Jeff Green and Courtney Lee will likely see increased minutes.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 3 Days

Allen (ankle) will not play Monday against the Magic, Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com reports.

Allen, who sat out morning shootaround and was considered questionable entering Monday's game, should be considered day-to-day. While he's not likely to miss much time, the Grizzlies play at Dallas on Tuesday, so it's possible Allen could be held out of the one-game road trip to gain additional rest in advance of Thursday's game against Denver back in Memphis.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 4 Days

Allen didn't participate in morning shootaround due to a sprained left ankle and is questionable for Monday's game against the Magic, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports reports.

Allen came off the bench for Saturday's game against the Sixers, but there is no indication that is related to his ankle injury. It appears the most likely scenario is he suffered the injury in that contest, and now could be in danger of missing Monday's game as well. His official status should receive an update prior to the 8 PM ET tipoff.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 5 Days

Allen will move to the bench against the Sixers on Saturday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Despite the demotion, it's entirely possible for Allen to retain his normal workload off the bench as he currently averages 25.5 minutes per game.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 13 Days

Allen (hamstring) scored 17 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT) and added five rebounds, one assist, two steals, and a block in 31 minutes against the Magic Friday.

Allen is generally thought of as a steals specialist, but he showed Friday that he still has much more to offer. Friday's output doubled his season scoring average, so managers should not expect many repeat performances there. This line serves as a reminder of the many abilities this former NBA champion still possesses, even if some of them often go unseen.

Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 15 Days

Allen (hamstring) is considered probable to play Friday against Orlando, Zachary Thomas of Three Shades of Blue reports.

Allen continues to nurse a sore left hamstring, but he played 25 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Nets. The "probable" designation is likely precautionary, as Allen should be on the floor, barring a setback in shootaround.