Rivera said he has not received word from trainers that Newton is ready to practice. He emphasized there is no pressure on Newton to return. As Rivera has said, he doesn't plan to play Newton until he is 100%. The way Allen has played, Rivera and company maybe aren't in any hurry to rush back Newton at this point.
CAR QB Kyle Allen - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (London Game)
Kyle Allen had a rough game against the Jaguars last week. While he did throw for a touchdown and walk away with a win, he only had 181 yards, completed just 56.7% of his passes and fumbled the ball for the sixth time this season. Allen has one more fumble than he has touchdowns this year, and that’s going to need to change if he’s going to become a consistent fantasy option.
This week, Allen faces a Buccaneers defense that has allowed big numbers to opposing quarterbacks this year, and only the Dolphins rank lower in aFPA to passers. While the game being in England can throw a wrinkle in any offensive gameplan, Allen should be considered a sneaky QB2 option in a very good matchup.