Dwayne Allen
TE NE (11)
4 days ago

Allen logged 13 out of a possible 61 snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Allen was not targeted in the game, underscoring that he's off the fantasy radar while working behind Rob Gronkowski and with fellow tight end Jacob Hollister carving out a role in the team's passing game at Allen's expense.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (11)
2 weeks ago

Allen logged 23 out of a possible 75 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Allen was not targeted in the game. Meanwhile, starting tight end Rob Gronkowski was on the field for all 75 snaps, en route to hauling in seven passes for 123 yards and a TD. Allen is clearly off the fantasy radar as long as Gronkowski is healthy, but his blocking ability is valuable to the Patriots.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (11)
3 weeks ago

Allen has re-worked his contract with the Patriots, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The tight end was previously due to earn $4.5 million this season (with a $5 million cap hit). Those figures have now been lowered, which cements Allen's roster spot with the team for the coming season. In any case, as long as starting tight end Rob Gronkowski is healthy, Allen's fantasy value is minimal, though the 28-year-old does help out the Patriots with his blocking prowess. Note that if Gronkowski suffers an injury, it wouldn't be surprising to see Jacob Hollister step into a greater pass-catching role rather than Allen.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (11)
1 month ago

Allen (undisclosed) has resumed practicing, the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was some thought that Allen's $5 million cap hit might cost him his roster spot, but it looks like he'll stick around, given that his blocking is valued by the Patriots. As long as starter Rob Gronkowski is healthy, Allen's fantasy value is minimal. In any case, in the event of a Gronkowski injury, it wouldn't surprise us to see Jacob Hollister step into a greater pass-catching role than Allen.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (11)
1 month ago

Allen (undisclosed) logged a "did not play" Thursday night against the Eagles

EDGE Analysis

With Rob Gronkowski rested Thursday, Jacob Hollister drew the start at tight end for the Patriots. While it looks like Allen will stick around thanks to his blocking ability, he shouldn't necessarily be viewed as Gronkowski insurance. Hollister's pass-catching skills seem likely to land him a roster spot and he'd probably step into a more productive role in the event that Gronkowski misses any time.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (11)
1 month ago

Allen (undisclosed) will play in Thursday's tilt against the Eagles, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen was injured in practice Tuesday but it appears the issue wasn't too serious. It's unclear how much action he'll receive but his presence on the field in any fashion during the preseason is a sign that the issue he was dealing with isn't bothering him any longer.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (11)
1 month ago

Allen left Tuesday's practice with an injury, Jeff Howe of The Athletic Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given the timing of Allen's injury along with the fact Rob Gronkowski hasn't played in the preseason for years, Jacob Hollister seems to be in line for regular work with the first-team offense during Thursday's exhibition against the Eagles. Allen only caught 10 passes last season, but he was useful to the Patriots as a blocker while logging 42 percent of offensive snaps. The Patriots probably would've brought in more competition during the offseason if they were ready to move on from Allen and his scheduled $5 million cap hit.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (11)
3 months ago

Allen might be asked to take a pay cut, ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen is scheduled for a $5 million 2018 cap hit, a lofty figure for a No. 2 tight end who caught 10 passes during his first season with the Patriots. He did play 42 percent of the team's offensive snaps, with his strong work as a blocker playing a role in New England's No. 10 finish in rushing yards and No. 6 ranking in rushing TDs. Allen nonetheless seems overpaid, but it isn't out of the question that the team keeps him around at his current salary, as there isn't an obvious replacement for his role. Barring a pay cut or some other form of renegotiated contract, his status on the roster will be tenuous until Week 1.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (11)
8 months ago

Allen finished the 2017 regular season with 10 catches on 22 targets for 86 yards and a TD.

EDGE Analysis

Signed by the Patriots this past offseason to provide the team with both valuable insurance for, as well as a complementary option to, oft-injured tight end Rob Gronkowski, Allen seemed likely to make a fantasy splash at some point in 2017. However, with Gronkowski avoiding any major in-season injuries, Allen never came close to the sort of production, especially around the red zone, that he did during his stint with the Colts. The 27-year-old is under contract with the Patriots through the 2019 season, but Allen could end up being cut by the team for salary cap purposes, in the absence of a contract restructuring.

Dwayne Allen
TE NE (11)
9 months ago

Allen was on the field for 26 of 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Allen caught his only target in the contest for 10 yards. Meanwhile, top tight end Rob Gronkowski returned from a one-game suspension and played every snap on offense Sunday, hauling in nine catches for 168 yards. Though Allen could conceivably see the odd red-zone target in the coming weeks, he's not a fantasy lineup option as long as Rob Gronkowski is in uniform.