Dwayne Allen TE IND 3 Days
Allen caught all three of his targets for 38 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Titans.
Allen scored a seven-yard touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday's game and has now found the end zone three times this season. That total already matches the previous career-high Allen set during his rookie campaign in 2012. Allen scoring touchdowns is especially encouraging considering the Colts' offense otherwise offers him only modest yardage on most occasions.
Dwayne Allen TE IND 9 Days
Allen had four receptions for 46 yards, including a one-yard touchdown, in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
The Colts utilized the tight ends against the Jaguars with Allen getting six targets and Coby Fleener getting seven targets. While Andrew Luck threw for 370 yards, he also completed passes to nine different players. Luck's distribution of the ball makes it hard to rely on any one player in the passing game and Allen frequently gets used too much as a blocker.
Dwayne Allen TE IND 16 Days
Allen had no catches on one target in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Eagles.
On a more positive note for Allen's owners, fellow tight end Coby Fleener had just one reception for 13 yards on a lone target. Still, it was a discouraging night for Allen's fantasy prospects, after he posted a 4-64-1 receiving line on five targets in Week 1. It increasingly seems that both Fleener and Allen will both be poor fantasy options, as they have to compete with each other for Andrew Luck's attention, while the Colts have plenty of other weapons, and also want to establish a strong running game. It's too soon to bury Allen, but he's been targeted just six times on Andrew Luck's 88 pass attempts this season.
Dwayne Allen TE IND 24 Days
Allen caught four passes for 64 yards and touchdown on five targets in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Broncos.
Allen's highlight was a 41-yard touchdown, which saw him make a nice catch on a short pass, and then race up the sideline with the help of some questionable effort by the Denver defense. It was a strong showing for Allen, after he lost nearly the entire 2013 campaign to a hip injury. He looked perfectly healthy, and still has good speed and quickness for his size. Meanwhile, fellow tight end Coby Fleener was terrible, catching three passes for 21 yards on eight targets, with one drop that notably ended in an interception. Fleener, though talented, is inconsistent catching the ball, and often seems skittish going over the middle. While not as fast as his counterpart, Allen is a much better blocker with superior hands, and generally a more physical player. It will be interesting to see how the snaps and targets are divided in future weeks, but for now we can still expect both players to have significant roles in the offense. With the Colts also at least three-deep at wideout, it will probably be hard for either Fleener or Allen to produce for fantasy owners on a consistent basis, so long as both are big parts of the offense. Allen has the upside, as Fleener has given the Colts plenty of reasons to reduce his role.
Dwayne Allen TE IND 1 Month
Allen had three receptions for 15 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
Allen looks healthy and was involved in the offense early, which are positive signs that he'll be a good part of the game plan in the offense. However, he'll likely split targets at tight end with Coby Fleener and the Colts begin the season with a glut of wideouts.
Dwayne Allen TE IND 2 Months
Allen (hip) played in Thursday's preseason game against the Jets.
Neither Allen nor Coby Fleener drew any targets, as Hakeem Nicks and T.Y. Hilton hogged Andrew Luck's attention. Allen is listed atop the team's initial depth chart at tight end, but he may have to compete with Fleener for snaps, at least to some extent. The Colts could also make frequent use of two-tight end sets, although that looks less attractive with a wideout trio of Nicks, Hilton and Reggie Wayne (knee). Allen is a better blocker than Fleener, and while the latter was expected to be a superior receiving threat, the former was better in that regard in 2012. Allen, of course, lost nearly all of 2013 to a hip injury, from which he seems to have made a full recovery.
Dwayne Allen TE IND 3 Months
Colts tight end coach Alfredo Roberts said getting Dwayne Allen (hip surgery) back "is like getting a brand new player."
Allen was pegged for a big role in OC Pep Hamilton's offense last year, but he injured his hip only 32 snaps into the season and was placed on injured reserve. Now healthy, Allen should once again be a big part of the Colts' plans. He is a solid TE2 with upside.
Dwayne Allen TE IND 4 Months
Dwayne Allen (hip surgery) is participating in this week's OTAs.
It's now been more than seven months since Allen underwent season-ending surgery. He said he had to "teach myself how to run again," but is now getting his timing back and feeling better. By the time camp comes around, Allen should truly be 100 percent. He'll be a solid TE2 with upside for more if special assistant Rob Chudzinski is able to exert influence over offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.
Dwayne Allen TE IND 5 Months
Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip surgery) said he's been cleared to participate in everything.
Allen is running around at this week's offseason workouts, catching some passes with no restrictions. It confirms his proclamations from a month ago that his hip is back to "110 percent." Allen has the skill set to be an all-around beast and a major asset in the passing game -- especially if tight end-friendly special assistant Rob Chudzinski gains influence over OC Pep Hamilton.
Dwayne Allen TE IND 6 Months
GM Ryan Grigson referred to TE Dwayne Allen as "a beast."
The Colts are understandably high on Allen, who says he is "110 percent" as he comes off hip surgery. "How he plays in the red zone, how he plays in traffic, how he blocks at the point of attack, the tempo he plays at and the ferocity he plays at, he's a guy you want on your team," Grigson said. With Rob Chudzinski now helping Pep Hamilton as a special assistant, Allen's stock is on the rise sharply. No one gets more out of tight ends than Chud.