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Dwayne Allen 2014 Season Outlook


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#1 undefined

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 02:09 PM

Rotoworld analysis 2013:

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Allen doesn't have the elite foot speed or YAC potential.

Rotoworld analysis 2014:  

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Allen has the skill set to be an all-around beast and a major asset in the passing game.

Gotta love it.

Edited by undefined, 24 April 2014 - 02:11 PM.

"He could have had a much bigger game."  -- words etched on Dez Bryant's tombstone.

#2 Proteus

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 04:33 PM

Seriously where's it coming from?

Is this all about Chudzi Udzi?

A no confidence vote on Fleener?


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:58 AM

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:20 AM

Allen, in his rookie year, with a rookie QB passing to him had 45 catches for 521 yards and 3 TDs.  I'm bullish on Allen this year.

If healthy the guy could put up a line such as:  65 catches, 700 yards, 7-8 TDs.  Not sure about you guys but I'd certainly take that.
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:06 AM

Not a Chud fan as I saw a lot of him in Carolina, but Chud would be a bigger improvement over Pep Hamilton

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:23 PM

Allen has real football skills, but this is fantasy football and it's hard to see Allen thriving in fantasy production when he plays in a real football system that has designs on being run first, has 2 pass catching TEs, has 3 or 4 WRs (depending on your opinion of Nicks and Rogers) with real WR skills, and wants to run more 3 and 4 WR sets. Fringe TE1 if everything clicks, perhaps, but I wouldn't build my fantasy team around Allen.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:44 AM

Surprised no one is talking about this guy as a late round TE breakout candidate. He was getting hyped up as a potential breakout last year by a bunch of analysts and now it's all quiet.

Looking at the colts WR corps I see the TD distribution as follows:

Reggie Wayne - 7 TDs
Ty Hilton - 6 TDs
Hakeem nicks -5 TDs
Coby fleener - 4 TDs

If luck throws for 35 touchdowns this year which most analysts expect him to, that leaves about 10-13 TDs to be distributed .. I could see dwayne Allen getting 7 of those given his size and that he should be on the field for every red zone snap due to his blocking ability. I could see him potentially putting an 850 yard 7 TD campaign this year.

Not to mention, rob chudzinski being hired by the colts as a special assistant. They hired chud for a reason, they are going to be a tight end heavy offense this year.

Look at these highlights from 2012 and then his 20 yard TD catch during the first game last year.. The guy is a beast.



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:20 PM

I'm hopeful...got him stashed...would feel much better if he caught a ball in a tackle football game...
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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:15 PM

He is great in the open field and has moves like a WR after he catches the ball.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:21 PM

I don't doubt that Dwayne Allen is talented, his usage is going to be annoying regardless.  Fleener seems to be the move TE, with Dwayne Allen relegated to the in-line role.  In almost every offense besides the Patriots, if there is a move TE and an in-line TE, the move TE usually sees the larger majority of the targets/receptions, because the in-line TE spends more snaps pass-blocking.
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:47 PM

Ranked #1 breakout candidate in the nfl this year by espn insider

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:54 PM

View Postswc88, on 20 August 2014 - 07:47 PM, said:

Ranked #1 breakout candidate in the nfl this year by espn insider

And that's why I refuse to become an "insider". What a joke. Allen won't even crack the top 10 2014 breakout list.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:18 PM

View PostRobrain, on 17 August 2014 - 04:21 PM, said:

I don't doubt that Dwayne Allen is talented, his usage is going to be annoying regardless.  Fleener seems to be the move TE, with Dwayne Allen relegated to the in-line role.  In almost every offense besides the Patriots, if there is a move TE and an in-line TE, the move TE usually sees the larger majority of the targets/receptions, because the in-line TE spends more snaps pass-blocking.

Not only that, but we have

Wayne
Hilton
Nicks

to deal with for target competition

which is already hampered by

PEP.

God I hate Pep.

I'm growing more and more skeptical of Robocop's potential despite the nickname and Sigmund Bloom endorsement.
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:06 PM

It's too bad he couldn't stay healthy last year.

The guys that got targets last year, oh my.

Fleener, Heyward-Bey, T-Rich, Griff Whalen and La'Von Brazill racked up over 300 targets between the five of them

Edited by My Dinner With Andre, 20 August 2014 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:00 PM

There has been rumbling about Fleener's inability to catch the ball.  I haven't looked into his drop rate but he does seem to drop a lot of catchable balls.  Unfortunately, I don't think Fleener is a great blocker.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:57 PM

I think Dwayne Allen might be one of the most underrated TEs in football, but as Robrain stated, the Coby Fleener experiment is still in full effect, and that hinders Allen. If I'm waiting on TE, I'd rather have a guy that's not competing for targets with another TE every week.
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