Kyle Allen
Kyle Allen
25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Washington Football Team
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Allen's 2019 campaign in Carolina largely was defined by sacks and turnovers, while his 2020 season in Washington was cut short by a major ankle injury. He's back with Ron Rivera and offensive coordinator Scott Turner for 2021, but both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Taylor Heinicke have larger contracts, leaving Allen on the roster bubble. Allen's fate may depend on the team's decision between keeping two or three quarterbacks. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with Washington in March of 2021.
Slated to serve as primary backup
QBWashington Football Team
September 13, 2021
Allen (coach's decision) will serve as the No. 2 quarterback in Thursday's Week 2 matchup against the Giants, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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The 25-year-old was a healthy scratch in Sunday's season opener, but he'll step in as the primary backup behind Taylor Heinicke because Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) is expected to be ruled out for Thursday's game. Allen appeared in four games for Washington last year and completed 60 of 87 passes for 610 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.
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114.6
 
Cornerbacks
91.1
 
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86.5
 
Linebackers
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
Undrafted out of the University of Houston back in 2018, Allen caught on with the Panthers and later beat out third-round pick Will Grier for the backup QB job in 2019. A Cam Newton injury in Week 2 thrust Allen into the starting role, where early success in some favorable matchups inspired discussion that he might be a long-term solution in Carolina. That now feels like a distant memory, after Allen imploded through November and December, ultimately finishing the season with 16 interceptions and 13 fumbles in 13 games. The Panthers then traded him to Washington for a fifth-round pick in the offseason, leaving Allen as the likely backup to 2019 first-rounder Dwayne Haskins, who also was one of the league's worst quarterbacks last season. It won't come as any shock if Allen makes starts this year, and he could benefit from reuniting with Washington offensive coordinator Scott Turner, formerly the QBs coach in Carolina. Things did get a bit more complicated with Alex Smith returning to practice, potentially dropping Allen down to third in the pecking order at some point.
Promoted late last season to serve as Carolina's backup quarterback, Allen made two appearances, including a Week 17 start. In that outing, he led the Panthers to victory while totaling over 240 yards and three touchdowns. Despite that finish, Allen faces an uphill battle to make the team again this season, as rookie Will Grier was drafted in the third round to be Cam Newton's long-term understudy. If Carolina decides to keep three quarterbacks around, though, Allen could remain on the 53-man roster by impressing during the preseason.
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Struggles against Ravens
QBWashington Football Team
August 28, 2021
Allen completed 10 of 22 passes for 100 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to Baltimore.
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Starting Saturday night
QBWashington Football Team
August 28, 2021
Allen will start Saturday's preseason game against Baltimore, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
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Says he'll play this week
QBWashington Football Team
August 18, 2021
Allen (ankle) said he'll play in Friday's preseason game against Cincinnati, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.
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Back at practice
QBWashington Football Team
August 15, 2021
Allen (ankle) participated at Sunday's practice, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.
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Return to field imminent
QBWashington Football Team
Ankle
August 6, 2021
Coach Ron Rivera said Friday that expects Allen (ankle) to return to the practice field soon, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
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