Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Date of Birth:  02/24/1990
Age:  28
Height  6'3"
Weight:   265
College:  Clemson
Drafted:  2012 | Round 3 | Pick 64
Depth Chart:  2nd string

WHITE WOLF ANALYTICS

CONSISTENCY N/A
WEEKLY CEILING N/A
WEEKLY FLOOR N/A
SEASON-LONG CEILING N/A
SEASON-LONG FLOOR N/A
TOUCHDOWN POTENTIAL N/A
BIG-PLAY ABILITY N/A
DURABILITY N/A


Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Dwayne Allen caught two passes for 26 yards in Sunday's win over Buffalo.

Allen has been more involved as a receiver recently, but it won't lead to much fantasy value behind Gronk. Keep him on the waiver wire.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Dwayne Allen caught a 10-yard pass in Sunday's win over Pittsburgh.

It was his only reception of the game, but it went for a first down. Allen isn't a fantasy option with Rob Gronkowski healthy.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Dwayne Allen catches two passes in Week 14.

Allen gained ten yards on his two receptions, as he basically worked as a flat outlet for Tom Brady on the routes he ran. He was targeted five times in the game, but the offense couldn't get much going overall in the game. Rob Gronkowski will be back from his suspension next week, so it'd be extremely risky to play Allen in fantasy lineups.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Dwayne Allen catches one pass in Week 13 win.

It went for three yards, but Allen could have an every-down role in Week 14 if Rob Gronkowski is suspended. If so, Allen would be a low-end TE1 in a good matchup against Miami, but he was held without a reception earlier in the season when Gronk was out.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Dwayne Allen caught two passes for 24 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Allen has actually gotten more involved as a receiver since Martellus Bennett rejoined the team, and it's clear he will continue to have a role in the offense. Still, he's not a fantasy option heading into a matchup with Miami.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Dwayne Allen scores first touchdown as a Patriot in win over Denver.

Allen, by all accounts, has been a great teammate in New England, as he hasn't caught a pass all year and continues to do his job as a blocker in both the run and pass game. So it was good to see him make a nice catch at the front of the end zone on a pinpoint pass for 11 yards. With just one catch on the year, Allen obviously is not a recommended fantasy option—but he's still one of the 53 players contributing to the Super Bowl-contending Patriots in real life.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Dwayne Allen was not targeted in Week 5.

Even with Rob Gronkowski out, Allen was not featured as a receiver against the Bucs. He was used mainly as a blocker, as Tom Brady looked to his wide receivers more with Gronk out. Allen is a real-life contributor for New England, but he's not a recommended fantasy option even if Gronkowski is out.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Dwayne Allen trade to Patriots becomes official.

They're definitely going to lose Martellus Bennett, but the Pats will keep the two tight end approach going with Allen. He seems like a really good fit for the team, as he can excel at both run blocking and receiving. Allen has the potential for double-digit touchdowns in the Patriots offense. He can be drafted as a back-end TE1 in 2017 fantasy drafts.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

The Patriots are trading for tight end Dwayne Allen, according to multiple reports.

This isn't that shocking after the Colts signed Jack Doyle yesterday. This trade cannot become official until tomorrow when the new league year begins, but it looks like Allen is headed to New England. Allen is a very balanced tight end—can both block and catch well. This slams the door shut on any chance of Martellus Bennett returning to the Patriots.

UPDATE: The trade, which cannot be official until tomorrow at 4:00 PM ET, will be Dwayne Allen and a sixth round pick to the Patriots for a fourth round pick, according to Adam Schefter.

Dwayne Allen catches touchdown in season finale for Colts.

Allen had three receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown in the game. He ends his year with 35 receptions for 406 yards and six touchdowns. He has high touchdown upside, but is a low floor fantasy pick in 2017 drafts.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Dwayne Allen catches three passes for 31 yards against the Raiders.

Allen is reliant on touchdowns for big fantasy production, and he is a risky fantasy play in Week 17.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Dwayne Allen caught only one pass for 13 yards in Week 15.

He has only one catch in his last two games, and is a risky tight end option for next week against the Raiders.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Allen held without a catch in loss.

After going off for three scores in Week 13, Dwayne Allen did not even make the box score in Week 14. We warned about the matchup, so hopefully you benched Allen. He'll be a touchdown-dependent TE1 for Week 15.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Efficient: Allen catches three touchdowns on four targets.

All the scores came in the first half, and Allen finished with four catches for 72 yards and three touchdowns. On the first two touchdowns, the Jets basically decided not to cover Allen. On the third, Allen made a nice catch in the end zone on a perfect throw by Andrew Luck. Don't expect another game like this over the final four weeks, but Allen can be in lineups as a back-end TE1 the rest of the way.

Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE

Dwayne Allen caught five passes for 49 yards the Colts' loss to the Steelers.

Allen was used over the middle of the field throughout the night by Scott Tolzien. He is probably the best option on his team at tight end for fantasy purposes. Allen will be a back-end TE1 for Week 13.