Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
vs 15 19
@ 28 21
vs 16 19
@ 4 16
vs 12 19
@ 25 20
vs 19 19
@ 23 20
vs 21 20
@ 16 19
@ 26 21
vs 30 22
@ 8 18
BYE
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vs 8 18
@ 13 19
vs 10 19
vs 4 16
Player Outlook
Heinicke will battle Sam Howell in training camp to be the No. 2 quarterback in Washington behind Carson Wentz. Heinicke can be ignored in all leagues unless he wins that battle and Wentz suffers an injury.

Fantasy Stats

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2022
2021 3419 20 15 313 1 26116.3
2020 137 1 22 1313
3y Avg. 1778 10 8 168 0 12914.3
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Fantasy News

  • Commanders' Taylor Heinicke: Backup role on tap

    With Carson Wentz set to be traded from the Colts to the Commanders, Heinicke is in line to serve as Washington's No. 2 QB in 2022, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. Heinicke recorded a 7-8 record in his 15 starts last season after after taking over at QB for Ryan Fitzpatrick, who injured his hip in Week 1. However, based on the team's pending move to trade draft picks for Wentz, Heinicke is now in line to revert to a backup role in 2022.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Lackluster numbers in finale

    Heinicke completed nine of 18 passes for 120 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and rushed twice for three yards in Washington's 22-7 win over the Giants on Sunday. He also committed a fumble that was recovered by the offense. Heinicke finished with absolutely pedestrian numbers, but going up against a Jake Fromm-led Giants squad, they proved to be more than enough. The Old Dominion product also got help from his defense, which recorded a pick-six. Heinicke appeared to be making a strong case to serve as the team's long-term answer under center at one point after taking over for Ryan Fitzpatrick (IR-hip) in the opener, but he subsequently introduced plenty of doubt into the equation by throwing for under 200 yards in four of his last five games and also tossing six interceptions in the final six contests as well. Despite the rocky finish to the campaign, Heinicke is on the books for a manageable sub-$3 million figure in 2022, so he'll almost certainly be in the quarterback conversation come training camp while battling a likely offseason addition or two.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Starting again Sunday

    Heinicke will start Sunday's game against the Giants, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports. Heinicke once again struggled during Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Eagles and completed 27 of 36 passes for 247 yards, no touchdowns and an interception while rushing twice for 14 yards. He's now thrown at least one interception in each of the last five games, but coach Ron Rivera confirmed Monday that the 28-year-old will remain the starter for Washington's regular-season finale.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Struggles again

    Heinicke completed 27 of 36 passes for 247 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Eagles. He added two rushes for 14 yards. Contrary to reports that surfaced throughout the week, Heinicke was Washington's sole quarterback against the Eagles. However, his results didn't necessarily dictate that be the case. He averaged only 6.9 yards per attempt and also threw at least one interception for the fifth consecutive game. In addition to the errors, Heinicke failed to reach the end zone -- the ninth time in his last 11 contests that he has failed to throw for multiple touchdowns. Even if Heincke remains the starter in Week 18 against the Giants, his potential for a big game is not high.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Grasp on starting job slipping

    Head coach Ron Rivera said that Heinicke will remain Washington's starting quarterback in Sunday's game against the Eagles, but backup Kyle Allen is expected to receive some reps in the contest, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. After both Heinicke and Allen weren't able to clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocols ahead of a Week 15 loss to Philadelphia, the two signal-callers were activated prior to the matchup with Dallas. Though he got in a pair of practices before the game, Heincke struggled to move the offense in an embarrassing 56-14 loss to the Cowboys, completing only seven of 22 attempts for 121 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions before he was benched in favor of Allen. The outcome was already decided by the time he took the field, but Allen looks like he'll get an opportunity to at least play a drive or two Week 17 after he completed eight of 10 attempts for 67 yards and a touchdown over his 17 snaps versus Dallas. Given the possibility that he won't handle a full workload against Philadelphia, Heinicke will be tough to trust for managers who may be thinking of using him in fantasy championship matchups.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Returns from COVID-19 list

    Washington activated Heinicke (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. After spending the last six days in quarantine, Heinicke is no longer symptomatic of the virus and will rejoin the Football Team for practice Thursday, setting him up to reclaim starting duties Sunday in Dallas. While both Heinicke and top backup Kyle Allen (illness) were on the reserve/COVID-19 list Week 15, Garrett Gilbert stepped in for the start in Tuesday's 27-17 loss to the Eagles. If Allen isn't cleared before the Week 16 contest, Gilbert will serve as the backup to Heinicke, whose recent absence had the benefit of allowing him to heal up from the knee and elbow injuries he sustained in the first matchup with Dallas in Week 14.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Washington-Eagles moved to Tuesday

    Heinicke (illness) and Washington will no longer play the Eagles on Sunday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within Washington's organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, the Football Team will restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. Even with the delay, Heinicke, who was placed on the list Friday after testing positive for the virus, will face an uphill battle to clear the necessary protocols ahead of Tuesday's game. Top backup Kyle Allen was placed on the list Wednesday after a positive test and may stand a better chance of gaining clearance for Tuesday, but if neither he nor Heinicke are available, Washington will likely turn to the newly signed Garrett Gilbert or one of its two quarterbacks on the practice squad (Kyle Shurmur and Jordan Ta'amu) to make the Week 15 start.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Heinicke will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday after testing positive for the virus and is unlikely to be available for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Heinicke joins backup quarterback Kyle Allen in the COVID-19 protocols. According to John Keim of ESPN.com, Heinicke is vaccinated and therefore has a chance to test out of the protocols before Sunday, though that's viewed as a long shot. Since Allen is also vaccinated and landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, he would have a more realistic chance of gaining clearance for the Week 15 matchup. If neither Heinicke nor Allen can play, however, Washington will likely turn to either practice squad signal-caller Kyle Shurmur or the newly signed Garrett Gilbert -- whom the team added from New England's practice squad -- to step in as the Football Team's starter this week.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Full practice, should play

    Heinicke (knee/elbow) was a full practice participant Wednesday and is on track to start Sunday's game in Philadelphia, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. That's especially good news for Washington with backup quarterback Kyle Allen having landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday after testing positive for the virus. Allen replaced an injured Heinicke in the second half of Sunday's 27-20 loss to Dallas, but an MRI confirmed Heinicke's initial belief that he avoided serious damage. His elbow injury also appears minor, with head coach Ron Rivera saying the signal-caller "didn't seem to have any issues" at Wednesday's practice. Despite Heinicke's rocky showing against Dallas before departing with the injury, Rivera said earlier this week that the Old Dominion product will remain the Football Team's starter if healthy, according to Matthew Paras of The Washington Times.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Hurts knee Sunday

    Heinicke suffered a knee injury during Sunday's contest against the Cowboys. Heinicke spent much of Week 14 running for his life versus a fearsome Dallas pass rush, taking four sacks and seven quarterback hits overall. If he's unable to return, he'll have put together a dreadful passing line -- 11-for-25 for 122 yards, one touchdown and one interception -- to go with three carries for eight yards. Heinicke actually left this game in both the first and second half for spells, so he appears poised to have practice limitations in the coming days. Kyle Allen replaced Heinicke under center.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Tosses two TDs in win

    Heinicke completed 23 of 30 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's 17-15 win over the Raiders. He also gained 10 yards on three carries. Heinicke and the Washington offense didn't have a lot of success moving the football, but the QB was able to convert a couple red-zone trips with scores to Logan Thomas (knee) and Antonio Gibson. It's only the second time in the last eight games Heinicke has tossed multiple TDs, and he may need to be productive again in Week 14 against the Cowboys.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Accurate in win

    Heinicke completed 27 of 35 passes for 223 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Monday night's 17-15 win over the Seahawks. Heinicke helped Washington move the ball and dominate possession by playing his usual crafty brand of quarterback. The signal-caller found tailback J.D. McKissic for a 10-yard touchdown prior to halftime, then hit Terry McLaurin for a 20-yard gain on a scoring drive to begin the third quarter. Although he had another touchdown overturned late in the fourth, Heinicke still did enough to lead his team to a third straight victory, putting him in good standing ahead of Week 13's trip to play the Raiders.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Strong versus former team

    Heinicke completed 16 of 22 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Panthers. He also rushed six times for 29 yards. Heinicke turned in a great performance against his former team, connecting on a trio of red-zone touchdowns before helping Washington seal the game late. It marked just the second time in Heinicke's career that he threw for three scores in a game, and he also didn't commit a turnover for the second straight week. For good measure, Heinicke pitched in some useful yardage on the ground as well. Following his triumph in Carolina on Sunday, Heinicke will now turn his attention toward a Monday night matchup versus Seattle in Week 12.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Atones for January playoff loss

    Heinicke completed 26 of 32 passes for 256 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions and added 15 yards on three rushes in Washington's 29-19 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. Heinicke turned in a razor-sharp performance in a rematch against the team that had ousted him and his teammates from last season's postseason, connecting on a season-high 81.3 percent of his throws and staying free of turnovers altogether. The 28-year-old's interception-less performance was his first since Week 4, and he helped seal the upset victory with several key completions during a marathon 19-play touchdown drive that took up 10:26 of the fourth quarter. Heinicke's quest to follow up a season-best effort will unfold in a Week 11 road date against a tough Panthers secondary.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Mixed results Sunday

    Heinicke completed 25 of 37 pass attempts for 268 yards, one touchdown and one interception against Green Bay on Sunday, adding 95 rushing yards on 10 carries. Heinicke also lost a fumble, which combined with the interception proved costly in the 24-10 road loss. On the other hand, Heinicke's supporting cast is beat up at every position, and other than Terry McLaurin (seven catches for 122 yards and one touchdown on 12 targets) there aren't any pass catchers for Heinicke to lean on. Dyami Brown (knee) left the game, and Washington went into Sunday already without right guard Brandon Scherff (knee), right tackle Samuel Cosmi (ankle), wideout Curtis Samuel (groin) and tight end Logan Thomas (hamstring). There's a chance Thomas could return soon, as he's eligible to be activated from IR before Week 8, which could provide Heinicke a meaningful boost as Washington heads to Denver on Sunday.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Struggles against KC

    Heinicke completed 24 of 39 pass attempts for 182 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 31-13 loss to Kansas City. Heinicke kept Washington in the game throughout the first half, completing 14 of his 25 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. However, he and the offense stalled in the second half, and the end result was his lowest yardage total in a full game this season. After operating in a fairly efficient manner through three starts, Heinicke averaged only 4.7 yards per attempt in Sunday's game after picking up only 6.0 yards per attempt in Week 5. Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) reportedly has a chance to return in Week 7, which would almost certainly land Heinicke back on the bench.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Struggles against Saints

    Heinicke completed 20 of 41 passes for 248 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 33-22 loss to the Saints. He added 40 yards on five carries. For the first time this season, Heinicke failed to produce a touchdown, and his 6.0 yards per attempt was by far a season low. The 28-year-old has a shaky 7:5 TD:INT through four starts, but he'll face a more generous defense in Week 6 when Washington hosts Kansas City.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Three TD passes in comeback win

    Heinicke completed 23 of 33 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 34-30 win over the Falcons. He added 43 yards on five rushing attempts. Heinicke hit Terry McLaurin for a 33-yard touchdown in the second quarter but was otherwise quiet until he was called upon to come up with some late-game magic, which has become customary for the 28-year-old quarterback. He connected with McLaurin from 17 yards out to pull Washington within two with 3:52 remaining, then found J.D. McKissic for the game-winning 30-yard touchdown in the final minute, though the running back admittedly did most of the work on the play. With an 8:3 TD:INT since taking over for Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) in the season opener, Heinicke has held his own under center heading into a Week 5 matchup with the Saints.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Mixed bag in blowout loss

    Heinicke completed 14 of 24 passes for 212 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Washington's 43-21 loss to the Bills on Sunday. He also rushed eight times for 21 yards and another score while also recovering a fumble. Heinicke's final line looked solid from a fantasy perspective, but it's worth noting Antonio Gibson lent a big hand to the young quarterback's passing yardage total by taking a screen pass 73 yards to the house in the second quarter. Heinicke added a four-yard scoring scamper later in the period and capped off the scoring for either squad with a two-yard end-zone toss to Logan Thomas in garbage time, but his second- and third-quarter interceptions led to a total of 10 Bills points. Heinicke will look to atone for the mistakes in a potentially favorable Week 4 road matchup against the Falcons.
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  • Football Team's Taylor Heinicke: Impresses in Week 2 win

    Heinicke completed 34 of 46 passes for 336 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Washington's 30-29 win over the Giants on Thursday night. He also rushed four times for six yards. In a contest that was widely expected to be a lower-scoring affair, Heinicke ended up authoring a prolific performance that came complete with an exciting game-winning drive. The Old Dominion product averaged a solid 7.3 yards per attempt and displayed particularly impressive chemistry with No. 1 wideout Terry McLaurin, with whom he connected on 11 occasions for 107 yards and one of his touchdowns. Heinicke found veteran tight end Ricky Seals-Jones for a 19-yard score as well, and he made critical completions to Dyami Brown, Adam Humphries and McLaurin on the late 50-yard march that culminated with Dustin Hopkins' game-winning field goal. Heinicke and his teammates will now have a couple of days to savor the hard-fought victory before beginning preparations for a difficult Week 3 road trip to Buffalo to take on the Bills a week from Sunday.
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