TE - FA
Week 6 Outlook
The Dolphins have activated TE Dwayne Allen from the PUP list.
While Allen was sidelined with an undisclosed injury, the veteran tight end is good to go moving forward. With Mike Gesicki struggling with his blocking assignments, there is a good chance Allen is listed as the Week 1 starting tight end, though Gesicki is still expected to see his fair share of snaps due to his superb receiving skillset.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Patriots are releasing TE Dwayne Allen.
It comes to no surprise that the Patriots are moving on from Allen. In two underwhelming seasons in New England, Allen only caught 13 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown while appearing in 29 games. While reports suggest the Patriots could sign him back at a lesser rate, Allen is now free to test the open market.
Dwayne Allen suffered a knee injury on Sunday that is expected to result in him missing a few weeks.
Allen hasn't done much in the absence of Rob Gronkowski this season, and he'll continue to be a non-factor with his own absence and Gronk expected back after the team's bye.
Dwayne Allen caught his only target for 21 yards in the Patriots' Week 9 win over the Packers.
Allen filled in for Rob Gronkowski who was inactive for the second straight week, but Allen is more of a blocker, so it's no surprise he only saw one target. Allen has no reason to be owned in fantasy leagues, as he won't fill in directly for Gronk even when Gronk is out.
Dwayne Allen didn't receive a target in Sunday's win over the Bears.
There was some expectation that Allen would be more involved Sunday given Rob Gronkowski was inactive, but that certainly wasn't the case. Allen continues to show that he's not going to fit the stereotypical second TE mold in New England given his inability to get on the same page as Tom Brady.