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Washington HC Ron Rivera said Monday that QB Taylor Heinicke will start this weekend's game vs. the Eagles but that QB Kyle Allen will "probably" play. Heinicke has bottomed out in his last 2 appearances, completing just 38.3% of his passes for 5.2 yards per attempt. This is obviously a situation to avoid in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

Washington QBs Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen have failed to test out of COVID reserve. So Garrett Gilbert will start tonight’s game against the Eagles, according to multiple reports. Gilbert has 1 NFL start and 44 total pass attempts behind him. It should be a good week to have the Philly D in your fantasy football lineup

Washington QB Taylor Heinicke is going on the COVID list after testing positive. With backup Kyle Allen already on there, that will leave Washington starting Kyle Shurmur at QB Sunday against the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, however, that Washington plans to start Garrett Gilbert, who is signing with the team today. Gilbert at least has some NFL experience: 1 start for last year's Cowboys. Neither would be a fantasy option, and the whole situation just might make Philadelphia the top team-defense play of the week.

Washington QB Taylor Heinicke suffered a knee injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Cowboys and is officially questionable to return. QB Kyle Allen has replaced Heinicke. Stay tuned for an update.

Washington QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) is "highly unlikely" to play again this season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 38-year-old is still dealing with swelling and pain in the hip and groin area, per Rapoport. QB Taylor Heinicke will remain Washington's starter for now. We'll see if the team wants to get a look at QB Kyle Allen.

Washington QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with his hip injury, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. So Fitzpatrick can be dropped from fantasy rosters, outside of deep 2-QB and Superflex leagues. QB Taylor Heinicke will get the 1st crack at replacing Fitzpatrick after holding his own in last year's playoff loss to the Bucs. QBs Kyle Allen and Kyle Shurmur are also on the roster.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has agreed to a 1-year deal with Washington, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The contract would pay the veteran $10 million, with an additional $2 million available through incentives. Fitzpatrick is reportedly expected to open camp as the starter, with Taylor Heinicke competing. Kyle Allen also remains in the mix. We'll see whether Washington adds more to the QB room via the draft. Fitzpatrick gets a mediocre group of pass-catchers with his new team, though WR Terry McLaurin looks like the best wideout he will have played with in a while. Fitzpatrick now looks OK as a late 3rd QB in best-ball drafts. And although it seems a little strange, Fitzpatrick looks like the best QB McLaurin will have had through his 3 pro seasons.

Washington QB Kyle Allen (ankle) is "trending" toward missing the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Allen is expected to have surgery "in the coming weeks" to repair his dislocated and fractured ankle. Washington seems committed to playing QB Alex Smith over QB Dwayne Haskins, who was the 15th overall pick of last year's draft.

Update: Allen posted on social media that he's undergoing surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

Washington QB Kyle Allen hurt his left ankle in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Giants. This looked like a serious injury that'll at least knock Allen out for the rest of this game. QB Alex Smith has replaced him.

Update: Allen is believed to have a "dislocated ankle, but only a small fracture," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Washington QB Kyle Allen (left shoulder) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll start Sunday’s game against the Giants but isn’t a fantasy option.

Washington QB Kyle Allen was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Rams with an arm injury. He's questionable to return. QB Alex Smith is on the field for the 1st time since suffering a gruesome leg injury in November of 2018.

Washington will bench QB Dwayne Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen for Sunday's game against the Rams. It's not a shocking move, but the timing is surprising. Haskins threw for 314 yards in Sunday's loss to Baltimore, generating the 3rd-best passer rating and Pro Football Focus passing grade of his career. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Washington "has a window where it thinks it can do some damage." Apparently the coaches believe Allen gives them a better chance to do this damage. Perhaps HC Ron Rivera and OC Scott Turner forget that Allen is the same guy they benched for Will Grier late last season in Carolina. This remains an offense to avoid as much as you can, though the QB switch shouldn't have much impact on the fantasy outlooks for WR Terry McLaurin, RB Antonio Gibson and TE Logan Thomas.

Washington QB Alex Smith has been activated from the PUP list. It's another impressive step in what's been a miraculous recovery from his 2018 compound leg fracture. HC Ron Rivera has said that Smith will be part of the QB battle with Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen if healthy, but we'd still consider him a big long shot.

The Panthers made a couple of QB moves on Monday, signing P.J. Walker and trading Kyle Allen to Washington. Walker was arguably the MVP of the 5-week XFL season, completing 65% of his passes for 1,338 yards, 15 TDs and 4 INTs. He added 99 yards and a score on the ground. Walker will duke it out with Will Grier to back up Teddy Bridgewater in Carolina. Allen, meanwhile, will sit behind Dwayne Haskins after a mostly ugly 2019 that saw him finish with a 62.0% completion rate, 6.8 yards-per-attempt average and 17 TDs vs. 16 INTs.

The Panthers have fired HC Ron Rivera. He's been with Carolina since 2011, compiling a 76-63-1 record with 4 playoff appearances. But the Panthers went 7-9 last year and are currently sitting at 5-7. Secondary coach Perry Fewell will take over as interim head coach, OC Norv Turner will move into an assistant role and QB coach Scott Turner will serve as OC for the final 4 games of the season. We're not expecting any tangible fantasy impacts from the moves.

The Panthers announced Tuesday that they will place QB Cam Newton on IR for his foot injury. That ends Newton's season and secures Kyle Allen's starting gig for the remainder of 2019. Newton's recovery will be interesting to watch through the offseason. He has just 1 more year on his contract. According to Spotrac, that season carries a $21.1 million cap hit whereas cutting Newton would leave just $2 million in dead cap space. Newton will turn 31 in May, 2 months after the new league year begins. Allen will be an exclusive-rights free agent in the spring, meaning Carolina still controls his rights for at least 2020.

Panthers QB Cam Newton is visiting foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson to get another opinion on his Lisfranc injury, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Newton's foot is "not getting better" and that "playing football is a long way off." We'll continue to keep an eye on this, but Newton certainly isn't a must-hold in 1-QB fantasy leagues.

Panthers QB Kyle Allen will start this weekend's game against the Titans, HC Ron Rivera said Monday. QB Cam Newton (foot) is still “in the middle of his rehab," Rivera added. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes Newton is "more than a week away" from returning. After a solid couple of games, Allen has completed just 56.6% of his passes and averaged 5.7 yards per attempt over the past 3. He's just a low-end QB2 for Week 9.

Panthers HC Ron Rivera said Monday that QB Kyle Allen will start this weekend's game against the 49ers. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported last week that QB Cam Newton (foot) would be ready to practice after the bye, but Rivera said he'll continue to rehab this week. How Allen fares vs. a stingy 'Niners defense on Sunday might impact whether Newton is "ready" to return for Week 9.

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