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.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is expected to be ready to practice after the Week 7 bye. Carolina has gone 4-0 under QB Kyle Allen, although his play has been uneven. We'll see if Newton is ready to return for Week 8 against the 49ers -- and then if the Panthers go back to him.
Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) won't travel with the team to London and is out for Sunday's game against the Bucs, HC Ron Rivera said Tuesday. Newton is reportedly out of his walking boot, so a Week 8 return (after a Week 7 bye) seems possible. QB Kyle Allen gets another start this weekend and is a viable starter vs. Tampa's 27th-ranked QB defense.
The Athletic's Joseph Person hears that Panthers QB Cam Newton is dealing with a Lisfranc injury. That's much more significant than just a sprained foot. Person notes that the timetable for return for Lisfranc injuries tends to be in the 4-8 week range. The Panthers have a Week 7 bye, so we're now expecting Newton to be sidelined until at least Week 8. We'll continue to keep a close eye on him, but he's droppable in shallower fantasy leagues.
The Panthers have ruled QB Cam Newton (foot) out for Sunday's game against the Texans. "We want him at 100 percent when he’s ready, so there’s no exact timetable for his return,” HC Ron Rivera said. It's a smart move by Carolina, especially after QB Kyle Allen's impressive Week 3 outing. Allen will be a deep-league spot-start option vs. Houston this week.
Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) has been ruled out for Week 3. He was still in a walking boot on Thursday, so he might be looking at a multi-game absence here. QB Kyle Allen starts this weekend's game against the Cardinals. He played well in last year's finale but struggled to a 52.9% completion rate and 4.9 yards per attempt this preseason. Allen is just a low-end QB2 for Week 3 -- but he's worth considering at minimum price on DraftKings.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes it's "trending" toward Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) missing this weekend's game against the Cardinals and QB Kyle Allen getting the start. Newton remains in a walking boot and didn't practice on Wednesday. Fantasy owners shouldn't plan on having him in Week 3 lineups. Allen started last year's season finale against a Saints team with nothing to play for, completing 16 of 27 passes (59.3%) for 228 yards (8.4 YPA), 2 TDs and 0 INTs. He posted an ugly 52.9% completion rate and 4.9 yards per attempt this preseason, although it was enough to beat out rookie Will Grier for the backup job. Allen went undrafted last year after a rocky college career. He was the #1 QB recruit in the country in the 2014 class and actually played alongside Kyler Murray at Texas A&M in 2015. Allen then transferred to Houston, opened the 2017 campaign as the starter but was benched just 3 games in. He's an intriguing player but is just a low-end QB2 for Week 3.
Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) did not practice on Wednesday. He's reportedly still in a walking boot after re-injuring his foot last Thursday night. Consider Newton no better than 50/50 to play against the Cardinals this weekend. QB Kyle Allen will draw the start if Newton is out.
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