Allen (knee) wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Allen is expected to miss game action after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Titans, so it's not surprising he's not on the field three days later. He'll benefit from the Patriots having a bye in Week 11, but if Allen misses the Week 12 matchup with the Jets as anticipated, Jacob Hollister would likely benefit from added snaps, ideally in a backup role. Given that top tight end Rob Gronkowski (back/ankle) has missed the Patriots' last two games, it's possible that the team will add some depth at the position in advance of Week 12.
Allen (knee) is expected to miss a few games, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports.
While he isn't expected to require surgery, Allen probably won't be ready to play when the Patriots return from a Week 11 bye. His absence is a bigger loss for Sony Michel than it is for Tom Brady, as the 28-year-old tight end has seen just four targets on 299 offensive snaps this season. The Patriots don't have a clear replacement for Allen's blocking role, though top tight end Rob Gronkowski has always been effective in that regard.
Allen was forced out of Sunday's game against the Titans with a knee injury.
With Rob Gronkowski (back/ankle) inactive Sunday, Jacob Hollister is currently the team's only healthy tight end. Prior to his exit from Sunday's game, Allen had caught one pass for 10 yards.
Allen is expected to start at tight end Sunday against the Titans with Rob Gronkowski (back/ankle) likely to miss another week, Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald reports.
It's worth reiterating that the team hasn't officially ruled Gronkowski out for a second straight game, but with a Week 11 bye on tap, it makes sense for the Patriots to take a cautious approach with their star tight end. With Jacob Hollister (hamstring) also listed as questionable for Sunday's contest, Allen could once again play the majority of the Patriots' offensive snaps. That hasn't proven fruitful for fantasy purposes in past weeks, however. Allen has recorded just one catch in the previous three games despite playing 86 and 93 percent of the snaps in wins over the Bears and Packers, respectively.
Allen was on the field for 66 of a possible 71 snaps on offense in Sunday night's 31-17 win over the Packers.
Both Rob Gronkowski (back/ankle) and Jacob Hollister (hamstring) were inactive Sunday, leaving Allen as the only tight end the Patriots had available Week 9. Allen was targeted once in the game, leading to a 21-yard gain, but as usual, Allen's greatest impact was as a blocker. That's not likely to change anytime soon, regardless of his snap count.
|Bye: Week 11|
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|14||12/9/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|2017||New England Patriots||16||8||10||86||8.6||22||1||1||0||5|
|2018||New England Patriots||10||6||3||27||9.0||21||0||1||0||2|
|2017||New England Patriots||16||8||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||10||6||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||10||1||0.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|