Allen logged 17 out of a possible 48 snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Allen saw all his snaps when the Patriots ran two-tight end sets and was not targeted in the game. The 28-year-old is still looking for his first catch of the 2018 season and therefore off the fantasy radar.
Allen logged 13 out of a possible 61 snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. Allen was not targeted in the game, underscoring that he's off the fantasy radar while working behind Rob Gronkowski and with fellow tight end Jacob Hollister carving out a role in the team's passing game at Allen's expense.
Allen logged 23 out of a possible 75 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Texans. Allen was not targeted in the game. Meanwhile, starting tight end Rob Gronkowski was on the field for all 75 snaps en route to hauling in seven passes for 123 yards and a TD. Allen is clearly off the fantasy radar as long as Gronkowski is healthy, but his blocking ability is valuable to the Patriots.
Allen has re-worked his contract with the Patriots, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The tight end was previously due to earn $4.5 million this season (with a $5 million cap hit). Those figures have now been lowered, which cements Allen's roster spot with the team for the coming season. In any case, as long as starting tight end Rob Gronkowski is healthy, Allen's fantasy value is minimal, though the 28-year-old does help out the Patriots with his blocking prowess. Note that if Gronkowski suffers an injury, it wouldn't be surprising to see Jacob Hollister step into a greater pass-catching role rather than Allen.
Allen (undisclosed) has resumed practicing this week, Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald reports. There was some thought that Allen's $5 million cap hit might cost him his roster spot, but it looks like he'll stick around, given that his blocking is valued by the Patriots. As long as starting tight end Rob Gronkowski is healthy, Allen's fantasy value is minimal. In any case, in the event of a Gronkowski injury, it wouldn't be surprising if it was Jacob Hollister that stepped into a greater pass-catching role rather than Allen.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/15||Kansas City Chiefs||31||12.33|
|9||11/05||Green Bay Packers||18||8.00|
|12||11/25||@New York Jets||7||4.00|
|17||12/30||New York Jets||7||4.00|
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|3 Year Avg||34||20||200||3||11||10.00||38|