Dwayne Allen TE IND 11 Days

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.

Dwayne Allen TE IND 30 Days

Dwayne Allen (hip) said he's back to 100 percent.

Dwayne Allen TE IND 3 Months

Colts TE Dwayne Allen said his hip surgery ended up being more invasive than originally thought.

Allen was originally slapped with a 3-4 month timetable following his early-October procedure, but he said he's now looking at six months of rehab. He's hoping to get cleared in time for OTAs, but training camp might be more realistic. The Colts will ideally return with a two-tight end set as their base, featuring the beastly Allen in-line and Coby Fleener in the "move" spot. Allen's health is well worth tracking.

Dwayne Allen TE IND 6 Months

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip surgery) will need 3-4 months of recovery time.

He'll be fully recovered for training camp next season. One of the best in-line tight ends in the league, Allen will be returning to a prominent role in 2014.

Dwayne Allen TE IND 7 Months

Colts placed TE Dwayne Allen on injured reserve with a hip injury, ending his season.

Allen will soon undergo surgery. Hip injuries can be tricky, but there's been no indication Allen won't be 100 percent for next summer's camp. One of the league's best young tight ends, Allen should be returning to a big role in 2014, and remains a "hold" in Dynasty leagues.

Dwayne Allen TE IND 7 Months

Colts TE Dwayne Allen needs season-ending hip surgery and is done for the season.

Dwayne Allen TE IND 7 Months

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) remains day to day.

Allen is sounding no better than 50-50 for Sunday's trip to San Francisco. Coby Fleener had a good day in Allen's absence Sunday, but the Colts are going to need all hands on deck if they're to pull the upset in San Francisco. For now, fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on Allen as a TE2 for Week 3.

Dwayne Allen TE IND 7 Months

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 game against the Dolphins.

Allen didn't practice all week and was downgraded to doubtful on Saturday. Coby Fleener will start and handle all tight end duties. The rest of the Colts inactives are LB Kavell Conner, WR David Reed, FS Delano Howell, OL Jeff Linkenbach, DL Montori Hughes, and OL Khaled Holmes.

Dwayne Allen TE IND 7 Months

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) has been downgraded from questionable to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Allen didn't practice at all this week after suffering the hip injury in last Sunday's win over the Raiders. He's shaping up as a game-time decision who likely won't suit up. Coby Fleener will handle tight end duties, while Dominique Jones could see some time on offense. This could give OC Pep Hamilton a chance to get T.Y. Hilton additional playing time by using more three-wide sets.

Dwayne Allen TE IND 7 Months

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) missed practice again Friday.

Players who don't practice almost never play on game day, and that's the case with Allen. His absence could increase T.Y. Hilton's Week 2 playing time by forcing OC Pep Hamilton to use more three-receiver packages, and fewer two-tight end sets. Allen remains day to day, but without a timetable for return.