Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 16: Dwayne Allen finds the end zone, not much else
Dwayne Allen found the end zone for the first time since returning from injury. We take a look at his fantasy value moving forward.
Dwayne Allen finally found the end zone despite the improved play of tight end Coby Fleener. Allen caught just two passes for 16 yards and a score. Allen was trending as a solid option for the Indianapolis Colts offense before he was sidelined with an ankle injury. He had seven touchdowns through nine weeks.
He returned in Week 14, but caught just one pass for 5 yards in his return. The Colts offense struggled for a good portion of the game. The team’s leading receiver was T.Y. Hilton, who had just four catches for 50 yards.
Fantasy impact: Allen was always somewhat touchdown-dependent, but he was managing to score a lot until his injury. However, his last two weeks have been concerning, totaling three receptions for 19 yards since his return.
With Fleener sharing targets and Donte Moncrief emerging as a legitimate target, Allen is a risky play for the remainder of the season. Consider him one of the better TE2 options out there. He’ll face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 16.