By Pat Fitzmaurice (FantasyPros), Fri, Sep 17th 2021, 8:14am EDT
Ryan Fitzpatrick has a right hip subluxation (meaning his hip was jolted partially out of its socket), the result of being blasted head-on by the Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu. That leaves Heinicke as the Washington starter for the foreseeable future - probably into November at least. That shouldn't be a disaster for Washington: Heinicke is considered one of the better backups in the league. He isn't quite the swashbuckler Fitzpatrick is, so Terry McLaurin investors might be mildly disappointed. But Heinicke is likely to have fewer multiple-interception games than Fitz would have. Washington went fairly conservative after Fitzpatrick went down in the second quarter, with Heinicke completing 11 of 15 throws for 122 yards, with one touchdown (to Logan Thomas) and no interceptions. That's understandable, with Heinicke having had few reps in the week leading up to the game, and with RB Antonio Gibson capable of doing the heavy lifting for the Washington offense. Heinicke should get more chances to throw this week, and I have him ranked QB25, just out of QB2 range.