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Allen was credited with a half-sack and five total stops for the Bears in last Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.

Allen has been more disruptive over the last several weeks, but it's probably too little too late, as the Bears surely expected more than five sacks from him in 12 games. He's at least on pace to surpass the tackle totals he posted in each of the previous two seasons, though that probably amounts to little consolation for the Bears, who signed the defensive end to get after the quarterback.

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Allen made five stops and registered a sack in the Bears' Week 11 victory over the Vikings.

Facing his former team for the first time since joining the Bears as a free agent in March, Allen turned in one of his best performances of the season, though that wasn't exactly a high bar to cross. Allen has only 2.5 sacks over nine games this season, well short of the 11.5 he posted with the Viking in 2013.

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Allen logged five tackles but didn't register a sack in Sunday's 51-23 loss to the Patriots.

Allen was paid big money in the offseason by the Bears specifically to make like difficult for immobile pocket passers like the Patriots' Tom Brady, but he failed in that capacity Sunday, not even logging a single hit on the quarterback. With just 1.5 sacks at the season's halfway point, Allen is on track to fall short of reaching double digits in that category for the first time since 2006.

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Allen contributed two tackles and a sack in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Though it took him five games to do it, Allen finally has his first sack as a member of the Bears. With Allen now over two weeks removed from the bout with pneumonia that resulted in him losing significant weight, expect him to be a more active force on the pass rush in the weeks to come.

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After missing the previous week due to a bout with pneumonia, Allen returned to action Sunday against the Panthers, amassing a team-leading seven tackles and defensing one pass in the defeat.

It's something of a surprise that Allen was not only active Sunday, but also an effective contributor after losing considerable weight due to the illness. Though Allen has produced seven tackles in each of the last two games he's played, his donut in the sack column is not what his owners in IDP leagues signed up for. He's shown flashes of his familiar pass-rushing skills the last couple of weeks, but until his disruption translates into sacks, it will be difficult to wring much fantasy utility from Allen.

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Allen (illness) is active for Sunday's game at Carolina.

Allen, who has been very sick, will play and will be looking to notch his first sack of the year.

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Allen (illness) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina, ESPN's Michael C. Wright reports.

Despite losing a significant amount of weight a week ago due to pneumonia, Allen is evidently locked into the lineup for Sunday. He's probably not an advised starting IDP consideration until he shows he's back in football shape, though.

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Allen (illness) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, the Bears' official site reports.

After a bout with pneumonia, which brought to a close a run of 113 consecutive starts, Allen's presence at practice is encouraging, no matter his activity level. He must build up his strength in the coming days and weeks, though, which could hinder his ability to return Sunday at Carolina. As a result, IDP owners should keep a close eye on the pass rusher as the weekend approaches.

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Allen (illness) was able to get in a workout Monday, ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson reports.

After seeing his streak of 113 consecutive starts come to an end in Sunday's loss to the Packers, Allen looks to be on the road to recovery following a nasty bout with pneumonia. Allen will still have to regain a considerable amount of weight after the illness severely weakened him, putting his status in limbo for Week 5.

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Allen's illness is actually pneumonia, Fox's Jay Glazer reports.

Allen has lost a considerable amount of weight this week as a result of the illness.