Kyle Allen
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kyle Allen in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Plans to enter draft
January 11, 2018
Allen will forgo his senior season at Houston and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft, a source informed Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle.
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A former five-star recruit from the Class of 2014, Allen unseated Kenny Hill for the starting gig at Texas A&M as a freshman and amassed a 33:14 TD:INT across two seasons before transferring out of the program. After sitting out the 2016 season, Allen was expected to keep the Houston offense rolling following the departure of former starter Greg Ward, but he lasted just three games as the No. 1 quarterback before getting benched the rest of the way. With rising junior D'Eriq King set to return as Houston's starter next season and transferring elsewhere not representing an attractive alternative, Allen elected to head to the pro ranks. While Allen's pedigree and measurables (6-foot-3, 211 pounds) are points in his favor, the fact he finished the career in a bench role and had trouble with turnovers when he played last season will likely result in him going undrafted in April.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2014
2017
Texas A&M possesses a simply absurd abundance of quarterback talent, with Allen, Kenny Hill and 2015 No. 1 quarterback recruit Kyler Murray all eying the school's starting role over the next couple years. Allen is the consensus No. 1 quarterback recruit of 2014, meanwhile, and enrolled early at A&M to get a head start in the competition with Hill, an elite recruit from 2013. The general narrative states that Allen will start over Hill in 2014, in which case he'd probably make an immediate fantasy impact in an Aggies offense overflowing with talent. I don't think Allen will start, though. Keep in mind that I'm largely alone on this and have no inside information on the A&M program, but based on their skill sets and high school film, I can't see why Allen would start over Hill in 2014. Allen is a pure pocket passer who has the look of a traditional NFL quarterback, which I think is playing a large role in the pro-Allen narrative. He stands tall in the pocket and shows very good anticipation and accuracy. However, Hill's skill set is almost identical to that of Johnny Manziel, and going with him as the starter means A&M wouldn't need to at all renovate its offense or alter its playcalling from the last two years. Hill is a talented runner who shows a very nice deep ball, and his ability to threaten the edge as a runner and the deep sidelines as a passer make him an obvious big-play machine for the Aggies. Meanwhile, coach Kevin Sumlin has given no public reason to suspect either quarterback is ahead of the other. Whoever ends up starting for A&M should put up big numbers. Even if Hill or/and Murray get in Allen's way this year or next, he'd probably be a prized transfer target with a likely starting job waiting for him.
After sitting out a year due to transfer rules, Allen is ready to take over the Houston offense. Allen won't have the burden of learning a new system, either, as former offensive coordinator Major Applewhite was promoted to head coach. Allen's talent isn't in question as a five-star commit to Texas A&M in 2014-15. He's not the runner that former quarterback Greg Ward was, but Allen brings upside as a passer and Houston has surrounded him with talented wideouts. In a pass-happy AAC offense, Allen is set for success.
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Benched for Saturday's game
September 30, 2017
Allen will not start Saturday's game against Temple, according to ESPN's broadcast.
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Benched against Texas Tech
September 24, 2017
Allen completed 24-of-39 passes for 217 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against Texas Tech on Saturday.
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Wins in Houston Debut
September 10, 2017
Allen completed 25-of-32 pass attempts for 225 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against Arizona on Saturday.
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Season opener postponed
August 29, 2017
Houston's season opener Saturday against UTSA has been postponed due to Hurricane Harvey.
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Frontrunner for starting job
August 12, 2017
Allen is being regarded as the frontrunner for the starting quarterback job, Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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