Dwayne Allen Fantasy News

Dwayne Allen (hip) fully cleared to practice
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:41am

Kevin Bowen, Twitter - [Full Article]

Dwayne Allen said today he has been cleared to participate in everything. Said it felt great running around today, catching the ball.

Fantasy Impact:

Allen is a sleeper at the tight end position, but his upside is capped by the presence of Coby Fleener.

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Colts say Dwayne Allen is 'a beast'
Monday, April 7, 2014, 11:20am

Colts.com - [Full Article]

Dwayne Allen, the guy’s a beast,” said Colts GN Ryan Grigson at February’s combine. “Anyone who game plans against him or watches the tape, or Joe Fan that just sees him 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."

“He’s doing very well and we look forward to him having a great year.”

Fantasy Impact:

Allen said that he feels like he's fully recovered from the hip injury that caused him to miss most of the 2013 season. He is an intriguing player, but his upside is somewhat capped by the presence of Coby Fleener. Allen played 78% of the snaps as a rookie in a full 16-game season, which is a good sign. But he was only 27th in targets among TEs that year, but that was in Bruce Arians' offense, and he's not known to feature the tight end position. Fleener was 11th in targets in 2013.

Reggie Wayne should be ready for training camp
Sunday, February 23, 2014, 11:12am

Terre Haute Tribune-Star - [Full Article]

It appears that most, if not all, of the Colts players who missed extensive playing time last season should be back for the start of training camp.

WR Reggie Wayne (knee), tight end Dwayne Allen (groin), running back Vick Ballard (knee), offensive guard Donald Thomas (quad) and cornerback Greg Toler (foot) are expected back and would be good to go.

“From all the reports that I’ve been getting from our trainers and from the doctors in the meetings we’ve had, everyone’s going in the right direction. We’re optimistic about everyone,” Grigson said.

Fantasy Impact:

Wayne was the #19 WR in standard formats and the #17 WR in PPR through the first seven weeks prior to tearing his ACL. He's 35 and coming off of a major knee injury. He may be able to play, but it's hard to envision him returning to his usual form in time for the 2014 season.

Colts hire Rob Chudzinski as special assistant
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 2:04pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Colts announced today that they hired Rob Chudzinski as special assistant to the head coach.

“Rob and I have a long professional relationship and his résumé speaks for itself,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and will be a tremendous help to our entire team moving forward. Needless to say, we’re excited to have ‘Chud’ joining our family.”

Fantasy Impact:

We're not sure what a 'special assistant' does, but it's fair to say that Chudzinski will have plenty of input on the offensive side of the ball. Known to run a TE-friendly offense, the hire is likely good for Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, but if both players are healthy they'll likely cap each other's upside.

Monday, January 13, 2014, 11:04am

Tom James, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts TE Dwayne Allen says his hip surgery was more intensive than originally planned. Made four month rehab into a six month rehab.

Fantasy Impact:

If Allen is good to go to start the season, he and Coby Fleener will each once again cap the other's upside.

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 5:37pm

Mike Chappell on Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts TE Dwayne Allen said recovery time for hip surgery is 3-4 months. Looking forward to being ready for OTAs in 2014.

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Colts TE Dwayne Allen headed to IR
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12:18pm

Stephen Holder, Twitter - [Full Article]

Dwayne Allen to IR for Colts. Will have season ending hip surgery. Subsequent doctor visits indicated surgery is best option. Team initially thought rest would be enough.

Fantasy Impact:

Wow, this is big news for Coby Fleener who enters the low-end TE1 discussion with consistent snaps and targets. Pick him up if he's available.

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 1:29pm

Stephen Holder on Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts downgrade TE Dwayne Allen from questionable to doubtful. That's just a 25 percent shot of playing.

Fantasy Impact:

It doesn't look good for Allen's chances at this point, meaning Colby Fleener likely gets a few more targets. We have Fleener as a low-end TE2 option this week at 18th.

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