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Fleener caught four passes for 64 yards while Doyle made the most of his one target for a 20-yard snag.
The threesome will try to wreak havoc on the Steelers in Week 8.
Allen caught a 15-yard pass on the opening drive and an 18-yard pass on the third drive of the night. He only had one catch the rest of the way but still managed to finish as the team's second-leading receiver. He caught three of the seven passes thrown his way for 49 yards in 33-28 victory. He has 253 receiving yards and four touchdowns through six games.
The Colts will host the Bengals in Week 7.
I'm at the point where I don't worry so much about those two cutting into each other's production. There aren't enough Fantasy-relevant tight ends to go around in a 12-team league if you let that scare you away. Allen would be better if Fleener wasn't in the picture, sure, but he gets so many looks at the goal line that he can make do with fewer targets overall. He'll never be a stud in Fantasy, but again, he's good enough to start in a 12-team league.
His Week 6 opponent, the Texans, have allowed only one touchdown to tight ends this season, but the biggest ones they've faced -- the Redskins' Niles Paul, the Giants' Larry Donnell and the Cowboys' Jason Witten -- all put up their usual yardage against them. I'm guessing Andrew Luck won't be thinking about how many tight ends have scored against the Texans when the Colts are inside the 10-yard line.
Allen caught a 6-yard pass from Andrew Luck in the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter. He was targeted five times and finished with four catches for 59 yards and a score, averaging 14.8 yards per grab in his team's 20-13 victory.
Allen has caught a touchdown in each of his first four games played. He has 15 catches for 205 yards and four touchdowns this season.
Allen was typically productive, as always, as he hauled in four passes for 59 yards and his fourth touchdown of the season. However, Fleener was targeted just twice in the passing game, hauling in his lone pass for 30 yards, after scoring in consecutive games.
The Colts use their tight ends a lot, but any kind of timeshare was going to limit their effectiveness as a tandem before long. At this point, Allen looks like the primary option, but Fleener has also been targeted more often than him in three of the team's five games so far, so there is no clear answer here.
Andrew Luck loves looking to his tight ends near the goal line, with six touchdowns split between the two. However, if you can afford to, neither player looks like an especially reliable option on a weekly basis. Whether you rely on Allen or Fleener, you will be rolling the dice every week.
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|Bye: Week 10|
|14||12/7/14||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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