QB - WAS
Week 8 Outlook
Washington extended QB Kyle Allen an exclusive rights free agent tender Wednesday.
Allen was limited to four games last season after suffering a dislocated ankle in Week 9. He’s expected to be fully recovered by the time training camp starts. The 25-year-old will compete with Taylor Heinicke for Washington’s starting QB job. Allen threw for 610 yards and a 4:1 TD:INT ratio in 2020.
Washington Football Team QB Kyle Allen (ankle) is progressing through rehab and is expected to be fully recovered by April, as reported by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Allen completed 60-of-87 pass attempts for four touchdowns and an interception, including an additional seven-yard rushing touchdown in four games as the starter for Washington before suffering a dislocated ankle in November. With Alex Smith expected to return and Taylor Heinicke having just signed a two-year, $8.75 million contract extension with the organization on Wednesday, Washington seems to have plenty of competition in their quarterback room. As it stands, fantasy managers should look elsewhere for a quarterback in 2021 redraft leagues due to the current sub-par state of the team's offensive line and receiving corps.
Washington QB Kyle Allen is expected to undergo surgery on his dislocated/fractured ankle and his season could be in jeopardy.
Allen left early in the first half of Sunday's game against the Giants, and it looked pretty gruesome. He will have surgery in the coming weeks to repair a dislocated ankle and small fracture. Allen will likely miss the remainder of the 2020 season. Alex Smith (coming off of his own career-altering leg injury) will take over at QB. Smith looked a little rusty but did throw for 325 yards and one TD. Smith can be picked up in Super-FLEX leagues, and this shouldn't have much of an impact on fantasy managers moving forward.
Washington QB Kyle Allen left Week 9 with a devastating leg injury.
Early reports are that Allen's injury looked worse than Dak Prescott's from earlier this season. Alex Smith is in the game for Washington, and Allen is certainly done for the day.
Washington quarterback Kyle Allen completed 15 of his 25 pass attempts for 194 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Dallas Cowboys. He also added 11 yards rushing.
Allen wasn't overly impressive on Sunday, but he played mistake-free football and found Terry McLaurin for a 52-yard touchdown. With the Dallas defense struggling and the offense only able to score three points, Allen and the Washington Football Team cruised to victory on Sunday. Washington has their bye week in Week 8 before facing the Giants at home in Week 9.