QB Kyle Allen - Carolina Panthers
|6-3, 210||Born: 3-8-1996||College: Houston||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 14): Allen had a solid result against a crumbling Bucs defense, and he might have done enough to make the Panthers question who their starting quarterback is after the bye. San Francisco, Tennessee, and Green Bay are up next to test Allen if he remains the starter, so he's not an essential add despite his four-game winning streak.
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Kyle Allen's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 6 vs TB (20 / 32 / 227 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 3 / 0 rush)
In a controlled game from start to finish, Kyle Allen played well within the framework of the offense and did not put his team in trouble. Allen remedied his recent ball security issues, registering no fumbles and generally making good decisions on when to throw the ball away, take a risk or rely on the safe check down option. With the ground game unable to establish itself due to a strong Bucs front seven, it fell on the young quarterback to make plays down the field - and he did that with aplomb. After an early target deep for Curtis Samuel that sailed out of the receiver's reach, Allen settled down and showed excellent timing and rhythm on plays to Greg Olsen, Curtis Samuel and especially D.J. Moore. Allen and Moore have a special connection, with the quarterback trusting his receiver to deliver in tight spots on third down. Allen's first touchdown pass came on a check down in the left flat to Christian McCaffrey, who did the rest himself by making two Buccaneers players miss in space. Allen followed that up with his second touchdown pass in the closing stages, an inch-perfect back shoulder throw to Samuel, who fought well for the ball at the catch point and came down with it.
2019 Week 5 vs JAX (17 / 30 / 181 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Kyle Allen played in a controlled, game manager style fashion against the Jaguars, allowing superstar running back Christian McCaffrey to carry the load. Allen fumbled early - a real issue of his in his starts so far - but managed to recover it. Excelling off play action, Allen zipped in some nice, accurate passes to D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel, giving his receivers a chance for yards after the catch. Allen did not put the ball in harm's way, simply throwing the ball away or taking the check down when it was demanded. Allen's lone touchdown pass came on an option route to McCaffrey, who put a move on a defender in space. With instant separation, Allen fired it quickly to McCaffrey, who did the rest. Allen left one or two passes a little high - particularly a red zone target to Samuel that could have been a touchdown - but that was the exception rather than the rule.
2019 Week 4 vs HOU (24 / 34 / 232 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Kyle Allen remained the picture of poise and precision as he kept the Carolina offense in rhythm throughout. Houston's defensive front caused some problems at times, but Allen generally got the ball out on time and had a good feel for where he wanted to go. However, at times he held the ball a second too long and, while trying to escape the pocket, had the ball knocked loose. Houston recovered that fumble, and two more along with it, as Allen's carelessness cost him. Allen remained focused when forced to scramble, delivering catchable passes on the move to Christian McCaffrey and others. He was also not afraid to test the Houston defense downfield, with one deep shot to Curtis Samuel drawing a 40+-yard pass interference foul. The other targets in Samuel's direction, most of them deep, fell incomplete, but they were not far off the mark. The young gunslinger's best play came on a Houdini act in the final minutes of the game. With interior pressure given up instantly on the play and J.J. Watt rushing at his face, Allen nonchalantly ducked under the sack, kept his focus downfield and fired a pass to Jarius Wright for a game-clinching first down. It was a moment of inspiration that Allen could not have risen to had he not been so cool in the moment.
2019 Week 3 vs ARI (19 / 26 / 261 / 4 / 0 pass, 3 / -1 / 0 rush)
Kyle Allen was the epitome of coolness throughout this game as the offense came to life under his leadership. Settled down early by some simple throws and the ground game, Allen connected well with Greg Olsen off play action, anticipating the 'second window' to fit the ball between defenders. The team's first drive was cut short by a fumble as pressure came off Allen's right side; it appeared Allen held the ball too long on the play. Undeterred, Allen continued to hit throws in rhythm and on time, making good decisions under pressure and managing the game well. His first touchdown pass came in a pressurised situation. Forced to roll right in the red zone, Allen just got the ball away on a zipped pass to the back-right pylon to Curtis Samuel before a defender could close in. It was perfectly placed and an athletic throw on the move. In the two-minute drill Allen added his second touchdown pass, with a well-designed route combination getting D.J. Moore open on a deep crosser. The pass was pinpoint and allowed Moore to run after the catch for a 52-yard score. Allen added a third touchdown pass ñ his most straightforward of the game ñ on a quick pass to the left flat in the red zone to Olsen. A rub route combination meant the tight end was completely free on the play. Allen's final touchdown pass came on a pass to that same man Olsen, who got open along the back line of the end zone. Allen was fading back away from pressure on the play but had enough arm strength to fire it into the tight end.
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