Dwayne Allen Fantasy Football 2013 Profile: Sneaky Option at TE
Name: Dwayne Allen
Team: Indianapolis Colts
Position: Tight End
Years Pro: 1
Draft stock: (Stagnant) Allen is still a second-string guy and most of his better numbers came when Coby Fleener was on the shelf in 2012. Either way, the Colts had to like seeing Allen haul in three touchdowns last season for 521 yards receiving. Fantasy football owners should beware when drafting Allen because his rookie numbers may fool you.
2012 fantasy impact: Andrew Luck‘s success in 2012 really came out of nowhere, and Allen was a big reason why No. 12 looked so comfortable in the pocket. An excellent blocker, Allen found himself on the field a lot and made the most of his opportunities. Fleener was supposed to be Indy’s top tight end, yet that role was swiftly taken by Allen in 2012.
Best-case scenario: Fleener is once again injured, which allows Allen to emerge as an every-down tight end, who hauls in nearly double digit touchdowns in his second season.
Worst-case scenario: Despite an impressive 2012 campaign, Allen is no longer Luck’s security blanket and Fleener takes control as the go-to tight end in Indy.
Where you should draft him: If you’re in desperate need of a tight end with upside, then go ahead and draft Allen somewhere around the 15th round.