Ron Rivera refuses to name Dwayne Haskins the starting quarterback for the Washington Football Team, but listening to the coach's comments about the second-year passer, it sure sounds like it's Haskins job.
"He’s done a great job of studying, preparing and getting himself ready for this. He’s been great," Rivera said Tuesday morning. "He’s been on the field, doing the things we’ve asked of him. He’s done the extra stuff that he and I talked about in the offseason. He’s done the things that, I think, puts him right there where he needs to be at this junction of where we are in our training, having only been able to do zoom and now only having four days of work on the field."
A lot of the news has been about Smith this offseason and how good he's looked to this point, but he still has a long way to go the story said. Allen played for Rivera last year in Carolina and got off to a hot start before coming back to reality a bit. According to this story at least, it sounds like the job will be Haskins even though Rivera is advertising an open competition.
CAR QB Kyle Allen - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 14 at Atlanta Falcons
Kyle Allen had a pretty good fantasy outing against Washington last week, throwing for 278 yards and a pair of touchdowns while adding 22 yards and another score on the ground. He only threw one interception, but he fumbled twice. He now has eight fumbles on the season and he’s been sacked 16 times over his past three games. Allen has been inconsistent and difficult to get a read on this year, making him a volatile fantasy option.
This week, he’ll face a Falcons defense that ranks 28th in aFPA to opposing quarterbacks this season. At first glance, it’s a nice matchup, but this same defense force four interceptions on him just three weeks ago. Allen has upside, but is too risky to count on in most leagues. He should be considered a fringe QB2 option at best this week.