While Allen looks poised to return to action after missing two games, the presence of fellow TE Coby Fleener makes Allen a hit-or-miss Fantasy lineup option these days, given the timeshare in play here.
Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (foot) is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Texans, according to the team's official website.
It's still unclear when Davis may have suffered the injury, but his status Wednesday certainly doesn't bode well for chances to play against the Texans. If he's unable to go, Greg Toler, who has missed all season with a neck injury, could start in his place.
The Colts kicked the tires on Ahmad Bradshaw earlier this week, but he hasn't been signed by the team. With Tyler Varga out Thursday, Gore is on track to lead the Indianapolis' rushing attack, which includes Josh Robinson and Zurlon Tipton.
Through his first four games, Gore is averaging 4.2 yards per carry and has two rushing touchdowns.
Though Andrew Luck (shoulder) is slated to throw pre-game, Hasselbeck (illness) is expected to start Thursday's contest against the Texans, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Hasselbeck remains under the weather after dealing with a virus, per ESPN's Adam Schefter, but it appears as though the Colts are inclined to play it safe with Luck in Week 5, with an eye toward having him ready for the team's Oct. 18 game against the Patriots. Confirmation, either way, however, of Hasselbeck's anticipated Thursday assignment, may not arrive until closer the Colts' 8:25 ET kickoff Thursday.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport indicates while Andrew Luck (shoulder) is slated to throw pregame, Matt Hasselbeck (illness) is expected to start at quarterback for the Colts in Thursday night's game against the Texans.
According to Rapoport, Hasselbeck "flew to Houston planning to start," a notion echoed by ESPN's Adam Schefter, who relays via a source that Hasselbeck (who is still feeling under the weather) is on track to start the contest.
We'll continue to monitor the situation as Thursday's kickoff approaches, but it appears as though the Colts are inclined to play it safe with Luck in Week 5, presumably with an eye toward having him available for the team's Oct. 18 contest against the Patriots.
Considering he's been a full participant in practice every day this week, he will likely make his first appearance of the season against the Texans. His return couldn't come at a better time, as Vontae Davis (foot) unable to practice all week. Toler could slot in one of the cornerback spots, if Davis is out Thursday.
With Ayers out for a second straight week, George Selvie will likely slide over to left defensive end again, allowing Kerry Wynn to join the starting lineup as the right defensive end. Even against a run-heavy Bills team, the Giants defense will sorely miss its most effective pass-rusher.
George Selvie will be reunited with former University of South Florida teammate Jason Pierre-Paul in New York. The defensive lineman signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Giants that includes a $200,000 signing bonus, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.