Taylor Heinicke
Taylor Heinicke
27-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
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Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Taylor Heinicke in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Panthers in August of 2019.
Hangs up cleats
QBFree Agent
July 14, 2020
Heinecke intends to retire from the NFL and finish his degree at Old Dominion, Harry Minium of ODUSports.com reports.
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Heinecke also said that he'll consider pursuing coaching as he returns to his alma mater. The signal-caller's most significant action in the NFL came in the form of six appearances for the Panthers in 2018, when he completed 35 of 57 passes for 320 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. He also had one appearance with the Texans in 2017 and played for the BattleHawks in the XFL in 2020.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Taylor Heinicke
Gameday Injuries: Week 17
Gameday Injuries: Week 17
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December 30, 2018
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Weekly Rankings: Week 17 Value Meter
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IDP Analysis: Week 17 Matchups
IDP Analysis: Week 17 Matchups
December 24, 2018
December 24, 2018
Jim Coventry likes Deone Bucannon and the rest of the Cardinals Linebackers against the Seahawks, who no doubt will be committed to running the football in the last game of the regular season.
Gameday Injuries: Week 16
Gameday Injuries: Week 16
December 22, 2018
December 22, 2018
Juan Carlos Blanco serves as your guide through a Week 16 injury report that is unfortunately replete with big names in what is the most important week of the Fantasy season for many and gives you the latest updates heading into Sunday morning.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After playing in just one game through his first three seasons, Heinicke made five abbreviated appearances last year prior to Cam Newton being shut down for the final two games. That opened the door for Heinicke to make his first career start Week 16, when he completed 33 of 53 passes for 274 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. He suffered an elbow injury in that contest, however, and was placed on IR shortly thereafter, truncating his opportunity. The 26-year-old subsequently underwent surgery but returned to the Panthers this offseason in hopes of earning a roster spot again. That being said, following the selection of third-round pick Will Grier, the odds don't seem to favor Heinicke.
Heinicke is in a tight battle for the Panthers' No. 2 quarterback job with Garrett Gilbert after playing one game with the Texans in 2017.
Heinicke will try to win a spot as the No. 3 quarterback behind starter Sam Bradford and backup Case Keenum. His status on the active roster may depend on whether Teddy Bridgewater can return at some point from a serious knee injury.
Heinicke enters the 2016 season on the Active/Non-Football Injury list after severely injuring his lower-left leg in a freak accident while trying to break into his own home. He's projected to be back a couple months into the regular season, but he'll be unable to back-up starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for at least the first few weeks. Veteran Shaun Hill figures to secure the No. 2 spot on the quarterback depth chart, but Heinicke has the talent to someday take over the offense if Bridgewater gets hurt. The Vikings also have rookie Joel Stave out of Wisconsin, who'll likely make the roster initially due to Heinicke's injury. Heinicke shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar at this point, but he could be a serviceable backup option for the Vikings upon his return.
The undrafted free agent is a long shot to win the third quarterback job.
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Heading to XFL
QBFree Agent
November 22, 2019
Heinicke signed a contract with the St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL on Friday, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.
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Let go by Carolina
QBFree Agent
August 30, 2019
Heinicke was cut by the Panthers on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
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Taking first-team reps in OTAs
QBCarolina Panthers
May 22, 2019
Heinicke was the first quarterback to take reps in team drills Wednesday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.
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Re-signs with Panthers
QBCarolina Panthers
Elbow
March 12, 2019
Heinicke (elbow) signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Tuesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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Upcoming restricted free agent
QBCarolina Panthers
Elbow
March 7, 2019
Heinicke is a restricted free agent this offseason, which gives the Panthers the right of first refusal.
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