The Carolina Panthers might be looking at a full season of Kyle Allen as their starting quarterback. Cam Newton injured his foot in the preseason and aggravated the injury in Week 2. Seven weeks later, he is still rehabbing and not seeing improvement, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. He is headed to see Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay to get a better handle on the condition. Rapoport described a return to football as “a long way off.”
Fantasy football analysis: Panthers QBs Cam Newton, Kyle Allen
The Panthers were thumped by the 49ers last week, but prior to that had been on a roll. Allen has had two strong fantasy performances, with four touchdowns in his debut against Arizona and two more against Tampa Bay in London three weeks ago. He’s not a guy you start at this point unless you’re desperate and the situation is just right. When Carolina hosts Atlanta in Week 11 and Washington in Week 13, there will be some opportunities there.
The big question for Newton is his long term future with the Panthers. He’s due $18.6 million in 2020, and while that’s not crazy money for a quarterback, you have to wonder if the Panthers will look to move on from him after this season. They would take a $2 million dead money hit, per Over The Cap. He’d be a pretty huge name on the market, so a trade would make more sense. But, that’s still a long ways off. If you own him in a dynasty or keeper league, he’s still worth holding onto.