Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
4 months ago

The Patriots have traded a fourth-round draft pick to the Colts in exchange for Allen and a sixth-round selection, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

In securing the services of Allen, the Patriots have signaled that they are poised to part ways with fellow TE Martellus Bennett. Allen, whose blocking ability has earned the praise of coach Bill Belichick, has three years left on the four-year, $29 million contract that he signed with Indy last March. The 27-year-old profiles as a solid all-around tight end, who will provide the Patriots with a complementary option/insurance policy for oft-injured Rob Gronkowski. Allen himself is no stranger to the injury report, having missed a combined 23 games (including 15 in 2013) over the past four seasons, but when healthy, the 6-foot-3, 265-pounder can do some damage in the red zone. Over the course of 57 NFL contests to date, he's hauled in 19 TDs.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
4 months ago

The Colts are expected to trade Allen to the Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear what the Patriots will give up in the anticipated deal, but assuming the move is completed, we'd expect that it paves the way for the departure of Martellus Bennett via free agency. Allen is coming off a 2016 season in which he caught 35 passes for 406 yards and six TDs in 14 games for Indy. With the Patriots he'd provide the team with both valuable insurance for, as well as a complementary option to, oft-injured tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
7 months ago

Allen had three receptions for 34 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown, on three targets in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

Allen had a disapointing season as he had just 35 receptions for 406 yards despite entering the season as the No. 1 tight end after the departure of Coby Fleener. Allen did have six touchdowns, but three came in one game and he had seven games with two or fewer receptions. With the emergence of Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope, Allen may face increased competition for targets next season.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
7 months ago

Allen had three receptions for 31 yards on four targets in Saturday's loss to Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Allen had just four targets and one catch the prior two weeks, so this is a mild bounceback. Still, he's become the second tight end in the passing game after Jack Doyle and has to contend with an emerging Eric Swoope as well.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
7 months ago

Allen (hip) had just one reception for 13 yards on two targets in Sunday's win at Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Allen had what looks like a fluky three touchdown receptions in Week 13 as he's had just one catch and four targets the past two games. A nagging hip issue could be a concern as he played just 33 of 58 snaps on offense. With Erik Swoope having three targets in Sunday's game, the Colts may have three receiving options at tight end. Allen's fantasy value continues to decline as a result.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
7 months ago

Allen (hip) is active Sunday against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Following a disappointing Week 14 when Allen was held without a catch, the veteran tight end missed Wednesday's practice and followed it up with a limited showing Thursday. Allen logged a full practice Friday, however, paving the way for him to be active in Week 15. With wideout Donte Moncrief (hamstring) inactive Sunday, there's a chance the Colts could shift more of their offensive focus to the tight ends, giving Allen and Jack Doyle a few additional looks. That being said, the Minnesota defense will be no easy task, as they are one of just five teams in the NFL that have allowed two or less touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
7 months ago

Allen (hip) was a full participant in Friday's practice, but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

With Donte Moncrief ruled out of Sunday's game with a hamstring injury, the Colts may throw more to tight ends Allen and Jack Doyle. Allen looks set to play as he fully practiced after being limited Thursday and missing Wednesday's practice.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
7 months ago

Allen (hip) was limited in Thursday's practice after missing Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Allen's return to practice would appear to indicate this is a minor injury. The bigger issue is Allen's hit-or-miss fantasy production, as he didn't have a reception last week after three touchdown receptions the week before.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
7 months ago

Allen (hip) did not practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

We'll track Allen's status in the coming days, though he's been a hit-or-miss fantasy option of late and assuming he suits up Sunday against the Vikings, he'll be a speculative Week 15 play, with Jack Doyle also in the team's TE mix.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (9)
7 months ago

Allen was targeted twice, but failed to record a catch in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Well that was quite the come down from his three touchdown performance in Monday's victory over the Jets. Andrew Luck had a slightly better rapport with fellow tight end Jack Doyle Sunday, targeting him six times compared to Allen's two. As a whole though, the Colts were never really able to get anything going in the loss. Allen will look to get back on track next week against the Vikings.