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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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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.

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