Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
2 days ago

Allen was on the field for a season-high 56 out of a possible 61 snaps on offense in Monday night's 27-20 loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

In the process, Allen logged two catches (on five targets) for 10 yards. While the one-game absence of Rob Gronkowski (suspension) led to more playing for Allen in Week 14, the Patriots didn't run their two-tight-end package Monday, per ESPN's Mike Reiss, instead favoring three-wideout alignments in the contest. Allen will revert to a backup/complementary role this coming Sunday against the Steelers, with Gronkowski's return to action on tap.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
1 week ago

Allen figures to take on an expanded role with Rob Gronkowski suspended for Week 14 in Miami, ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen played a season-high 50 snaps (68 percent) when Gronkowski sat out with an injury in Week 5 against Tampa Bay, but the former Colt still didn't draw any targets, which marked his fourth of seven consecutive games without a single opportunity in the passing game. Allen has been a bit more active the past four weeks with five catches for 40 yards and a touchdown on seven targets, and the Patriots may not have any choice but to get him more involved if they're missing both Gronkowski and Chris Hogan (shoulder) for Monday Night Football in Week 14. Regardless, the Patriots likely will use multiple players to account for Gronkowski's usual targets (7.8 per game).

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
1 week ago

Allen, who was on the field for 37 of 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 23-3 win over the Bills, caught his only target in the contest for three yards.

EDGE Analysis

Allen continues to make more of an impact as a blocker than a pass-catcher in the Patriots offense, but that may change some next Monday against the Dolphins in the event that Rob Gronkowski draws a suspension for his late hit on Buffalo's Tre'Davious White on Sunday.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
2 weeks ago

Allen was on the field for 38 of 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 35-17 win over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

With Martellus Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) inactive Sunday, Allen saw added work in Week 12, but it only yielded him one catch for two yards. Though Allen could conceivably see the odd red zone target down the road, he's not a fantasy lineup option as long as Rob Gronkowski is available.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Allen logged 25 of a possible 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-8 win over the Raiders, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen, whose first catch of the season came in Week 10, hauled in both of his targets Sunday for 24 yards. The arrival of fellow tight end Martellus Bennett hasn't cost Allen his blocking-heavy role in the Patriots offense, but there's still minimal fantasy upside to be had here, as long as Rob Gronkowski remains healthy.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
1 month ago

Allen was on the field for 20 out of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 41-16 win over the Broncos, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

More importantly, Allen caught his first pass of the season (on two targets), which resulted in an 11-yard TD. The continued presence and health of Rob Gronkowski, coupled with the team's recent addition of Martellus Bennett, however, limits Allen's fantasy utility in the coming weeks.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
1 month ago

Allen was on the field for 20 of a possible 86 snaps on offense in Sunday's 21-13 win over the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Another week has passed without a catch for Allen. Though he could conceivably be game-planned in down the road, he's not a fantasy lineup option as long as Rob Gronkowski (86 snaps) remains healthy.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
2 months ago

Allen was on the field for 20 (of a possible 74) snaps on offense in Sunday's 23-7 win over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Allen has been a non-factor in the Patriots offense thus far and though we suppose he could be game-planned in down the road, he's not a viable fantasy option as long as Rob Gronkowski (71 snaps) remains healthy.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
2 months ago

Allen was on the field for six of a possible 68 snaps on offense in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

After logging a season-high 50 snaps (out of a possible 74) with Rob Gronkowski out in Week 5, Allen reverted to a reserve role Sunday. In any case, Allen has yet to catch a pass this season, thus putting him well off the fantasy radar as long as Gronkowski is healthy.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
2 months ago

With Rob Gronkowski (thigh) inactive, Allen started at tight end for the Patriots in Thursday's 19-14 win over the the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Allen was on the field for a season-high 50 snaps (out of a possible 74), but he wasn't targeted in the game and is still looking for his first regular-season catch in a New England uniform. While there may be some weeks when Allen sees occasional red-zone looks as part of the Patriots' game plan, he's not a reliable fantasy option at this stage, especially with Gronkowski targeting a Week 6 return to action.