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November 9, 2020 01:08 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Still relegated to backup duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Monday that Haskins is not being considered as a potential starter in place of Kyle Allen (ankle), Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Rivera said that it could benefit Haskins to "truly see how to prepare as a starter" by learning behind Alex Smith, who took over under center after Allen suffered a potentially season-ending dislocated ankle during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Giants. He did hint that the Haskins "may get his opportunity again," but for at least Week 10's upcoming matchup against Detroit, it doesn't appear that there will be any sort of competition between the 2019 first-round pick and Smith. Haskins has been inactive since Week 4, but he could at least now have the opportunity to be available against Detroit.

November 8, 2020 01:20 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Healthy scratch against Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Giants.

With the team unable to move the sophomore signal-caller by the Nov. 3 trade deadline, Haskins has been relegated to the No. 3 seat in the QB room and tagged a healthy scratch for Sunday's NFC East tilt. It's been a quick fall from grace for the 2019 first-round draft choice, who opened 2020 as Washington's starting quarterback but now sits behind Kyle Allen and Alex Smith on gameday. Haskins threw to a 4:3 TD:INT with 234.8 passing yards per game Weeks 1 through 4 as Washington got out to a 1-3 record. He was sidelined briefly with an illness in mid-October and has yet to re-take the starting job.

October 18, 2020 12:52 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Healthy scratch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Giants.

During pregame warmups, Haskins was seen tossing some passes, per Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record. Having said that, Washington will keep Haskins in street clothes with Kyle Allen starting and Alex Smith serving as the team's backup quarterback. Haskins was away from the team most of the last week due to a gastrointestinal illness, so his ability to throw Sunday indicates he's at least in good health.

October 18, 2020 07:56 AM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Expected to be inactive in Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins (illness) is expected to be inactive Sunday against the Giants, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The QB, who had been dealing a gastrointestinal illness, practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry a Week 6 injury designation, but he's not slated to suit up Sunday. Kyle Allen (left shoulder) is thus on track to start against the Giants, backed up by Alex Smith.

October 16, 2020 09:48 AM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Returns to facility
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins (illness) is back at Washington's facility and is attending meetings Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The 23-year-old has been away from the team all week while dealing with gastrointestinal issues, but he's apparently feeling better since he's back at the team facility. It's unclear if Haskins will be able to practice immediately upon his return, but he's unlikely to see the field regardless since being moved to Washington's No. 3 quarterback behind Kyle Allen and Alex Smith.

October 15, 2020 02:00 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: To visit doctor for illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins, who didn't practice Thursday, is expected to see a doctor for his ongoing illness, John Keim of reports.

Haskins only visited Washington's facility Thursday to undergo COVID-19 testing before he was sent home by the team. The aforementioned illness sidelined him this past Sunday versus the Rams and seems to be placing his status for Week 6 against the Giants in question. Still, as the team's No. 3 quarterback behind Kyle Allen and Alex Smith, Haskins isn't in consideration to get on the field any time soon. There's a chance Haskins is a topic of discussion as the NFL's trade deadline approaches on Nov. 3.

October 15, 2020 09:20 AM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Won't practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins (illness) will remain away from the team Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Haskins remains under the weather, apparently dealing with the same issue that landed him on the inactive list Week 5 against the Rams, as well as caused him to miss practice Thursday. He'll still make a trip to the facility for his regular COVID test but will then return home afterwards. The second-year quarterback recently fell to No. 3 on the depth chart and will presumably be shopped in trade deals in the coming weeks, but he'll likely have to at least return to practice to provide reassurance to possible suitors.

October 14, 2020 08:08 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Missing another practce
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins (illness) won't practice Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Haskins was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Rams after coming down with a stomach virus, and a Football Team official confirms that he's still dealing with the illness as Washington begins Week 6 preparations. With new starting quarterback Kyle Allen (arm) slated to resume practicing in full and veteran backup Alex Smith feeling fine after making his 2020 debut in relief of Allen last weekend, few reps would likely be available for Haskins even if he were healthy. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the 2019 first-round pick is a candidate to be moved before the Nov. 3 trade deadline.

October 11, 2020 11:40 AM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Sidelined with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins (illness) is inactive for Sunday's contest versus the Rams.

Earlier Sunday, it was reported Haskins wouldn't be with the team in his first game since his demotion from Washington's starting QB. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Haskins has a stomach virus, which resulted in the Football Team telling him to stay home. Washington will move forward with Kyle Allen as the starting signal-caller, while Alex Smith serves as the backup.

October 11, 2020 11:00 AM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Unlikely to be with team Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins (undisclosed) isn't expected to be in attendance at Sunday's game against the Rams, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

After a week in which he was demoted from starting quarterback to third-stringer, Haskins apparently told Washington on Sunday morning that he feels sick, and the Football Team advised him to remain at his home, per JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. Haskins is slated to be inactive anyway Sunday, but he seemingly won't be on the sideline, either. In Haskins' place, Kyle Allen will serve as the starter at QB, with Alex Smith handling backup duties.

October 8, 2020 07:48 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Dropped from starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington will name Kyle Allen its new starting quarterback Wednesday, resulting in Haskins moving into a bench role, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Reports surfaced heading into the Football Team's Week 4 game against Baltimore that Haskins' job security was in question, and despite turning in his best passing effort of the season in the 31-17 loss -- he was 32 for 45 for 314 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions -- the 2019 first-round pick didn't do enough to maintain his spot atop the depth chart. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Haskins is unlikely to be active for Sunday's game against the Rams, as Washington plans to have Alex Smith serve as Allen's top understudy. If Allen falters during his run as the starter, Washington could turn back to Haskins at some point later on in 2020, but at this point, it's apparent the Football Team doesn't view the 23-year-old as its long-term solution under center.

October 4, 2020 07:12 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Cleans up mistakes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins completed 32 of 45 pass attempts for 314 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 4 against Baltimore. He added three rushes for three yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Haskins' 45 attempts were a career high, and he also managed a season-best 7.0 yards per attempt. While he eliminated turnovers -- he had no interceptions or fumbles lost -- he also failed to lead the Washington offense down the field for much of the game. His lone trip to the end zone came with 2:05 left in the fourth quarter when he scored on a rushing attempt from one yard out. It's likely Haskins did enough to maintain his starting job in Week 5 against the Rams, though official word should come at some point during the week.

October 4, 2020 08:40 AM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Starting job on notice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins retains Washington's starting quarterback job heading into Sunday's game against the Ravens, but he could surrender the gig to backup Kyle Allen if he struggles in the Week 4 contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Though Haskins was a first-round draft pick just one year ago, a new coaching staff led by Ron Rivera apparently isn't yet convinced the 23-year-old is the team's long-term answer behind center. After finishing out his rookie season on a relatively positive note, Haskins hasn't carried over that success to 2020, with the signal-caller completing just 56.4 percent of his throws for 6.2 yards per attempt and a 4:3 TD:INT while taking 10 sacks in three games. A matchup with one of the NFL's top defenses isn't a great spot for Haskins to right the ship, so Allen's first snaps of 2020 could come as soon as Sunday if the Ravens quickly turn the game into a runaway.

September 27, 2020 09:56 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Struggles with turnovers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins completed 21 of 37 pass attempts for 224 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Week 3 against Cleveland. He also lost a fumble.

Haskins got the Washington offense going early, connecting with Dontrelle Inman for a 17-yard touchdown to cap their second drive of the game. However, he was intercepted on two of the team's next three offensive possessions. He committed two more turnovers in the fourth quarter, sinking any chance for a comeback victory. Despite these inconsistencies, coach Ron Rivera said after the game that the team would stick with Haskins for their Week 4 matchup against the Ravens.

September 21, 2020 12:56 AM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Quiet day against Cards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins completed 19 of 33 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown while rushing for eight yards on one carry in Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Cardinals.

Washington was down by 14 points by the end of the first quarter and 20-0 at the half, but Haskins wasn't able to engineer a comeback win for the second straight week. The second-year QB continues to show great chemistry with Terry McLaurin, but none of his other targets were able to make a significant impact. Haskins may need to get other players involved on the road in Week 3 if he's going to keep pace with a Browns offense that just erupted for 35 points against the Bengals.

September 13, 2020 09:48 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Struggles against Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins completed 17 of 31 pass attempts for 178 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-17 win over the Eagles. He also gained 17 yards on seven carries.

Haskins completed just 55 percent of his passes and averaged 5.7 yards per attempt against a middling Eagles secondary. He took three sacks on the day but managed to avoid turning the ball over and completed a six-yard touchdown pass to Logan Thomas to begin his team's comeback in the second quarter. It was a better real-life performance for Haskins than it was for fantasy purposes, and he doesn't seem likely to produce big fantasy numbers next Sunday against the Cardinals.

September 2, 2020 05:08 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Named Week 1 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington named Haskins its starting quarterback for the Sept. 13 season opener versus the Eagles, John Keim of reports.

Haskins was always expected to emerge from training camp as Washington's starter, but now that he no longer has to compete for a job, the 2019 first-round pick can turn his attention to preparing for his Week 1 start. His fantasy upside in 2020, however, is tied to the development of a pass-catching corps that remains a work in progress.

August 18, 2020 01:40 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Practicing with starters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haskins was first through the rotation in each set of drills at Tuesday's practice, John Keim of reports.

Alex Smith was the second QB up in 7-on-7 drills, while Kyle Allen got that honor in 11-on-11s (Smith hasn't been cleared for full-team work). Coach Ron Rivera is allowing each quarterback to make his case for the Week 1 job, but there's no question about Haskins being the favorite. Rivera said Haskins would've been his starter for the preseason opener if the NFL hadn't cancelled the exhibition slate this year.

August 17, 2020 03:56 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Would've started preseason opener
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Coach Ron Rivera suggested Haskins and Kyle Allen both would've made starts this preseason if the games hadn't been cancelled, Kyle Stackpole of the Washington Football Team site reports.

Rivera said it would've been Haskins in the preseason opener, followed by Allen in the second game. Of course, there's no exhibition schedule in 2020, with teams instead jumping right from practice to the regular season. It's been hypothesized that the situation favors Allen and his familiarity with OC Scott Turner, but it's Haskins who offers real upside to develop into a long-term starter. Then there's the matter of Alex Smith, who was activated from the PUP list Sunday and could eventually emerge as an option to take snaps under center. Whoever gets the Week 1 start -- Haskins is the favorite -- will undoubtedly be looking over his shoulder if he struggles early in the season.

August 5, 2020 01:40 PM
Football Team's Dwayne Haskins: Doing well with new playbook
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Kyle Allen holds a clear advantage in scheme and playbook familiarity, but Washington coach Ron Rivera believes Haskins isn't too far behind in either respect, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Allen spent the past two seasons in Carolina working with Rivera and quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, who now serves as offensive coordinator in Washington. The unusual circumstances of 2020 present Haskins with the added challenge of a shortened offseason and no preseason games, but he said the reads and concepts in Turner's offense are the same as what he learned from Jay Gruden last year, only with simpler terminology now that the team isn't using a West Coast system. Rivera hinted at a potential competition for the starting job back in March, so Washington beat reporters are sure to keep a close eye on the division of reps between Haskins and Allen once the team starts practicing in earnest later this month. Rivera did say he expects Haskins to be the starter, and the 23-year-old's status as a recent first-round pick should tilt any competition in his favor if the team thinks it's a close call.

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