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  • Panthers Defense Loses Juston Burris To Injured Reserve

    Carolina Panthers safety Juston Burris (ribs) was placed on Injured Reserve on Tuesday but is expected to return at some point during the 2020 year. Burris has become an integral part of the Carolina secondary in his first season with the team, playing 100 percent of the defensive snaps in four of his first five games. Without Burris in the mix, Jeremy Chinn should see a step up in usage, while Kenny Robinson was signed off of the practice squad and Sean Chandler was brought in from the Giants. With matchups versus the Saints, Falcons and Chiefs over the next three weeks, the Panthers Defense provided little fantasy intrigue regardless. The next chance that Burris can rejoin the mix comes in Week 10 versus Tampa Bay.

    Oct 20 · Source via Panthers Carolina Panthers Juston Burris
  • Christian McCaffrey Not Expected To Play In Week 7

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) isn't expected to play in Week 7 against the Saints, which will be the fifth game he's missed since suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 2, according to sources. The Panthers are being cautious with their star running back, but McCaffrey is getting closer to a return and he could be back next Thursday against the Falcons. Carolina still needs to activate McCaffrey from Injured Reserve, and from there fantasy managers can monitor his practice status. Continue to be patient with the All-Pro running back, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the majority of fantasy leagues. Mike Davis continues to see a heavy workload in the absence of McCaffrey, and he'll remain in RB1 territory this Sunday against the Saints.

    Oct 20 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Carolina Places Michael Schofield On Reserve/COVID-19 List

    Carolina Panthers offensive guard Michael Schofield (illness) was placed on the leagues reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after participating in Sundays game versus Chicago. The reserve lineman logged five special teams snaps, and missed practice as recently as last week for what the team designated as a non-injury circumstance. With two Panthers offensive linemen now on the reserve list -- alongside the teams offensive coordinator -- the organization will work remotely both Monday and Tuesday ahead of a Week 7 matchup against New Orleans. The league has taken a wait and see approach to many similar scenarios to begin the season, so check back throughout the week to get updates on the status of the Panthers-Saints contest as they become available.

    Oct 19 · Source via Panthers Michael Schofield Coronavirus
  • Panthers Working Virtually Monday And Tuesday

    "Out of an abundance of caution," the Carolina Panthers will work virtually Monday and Tuesday because of an unconfirmed positive COVID-19 test. The team is "scheduled to operate on our regular itinerary on Wednesday," the team said in a statement. It's unknown if the test came from players, coaches or non-football personnel. The Panthers are scheduled to face the Bears in Week 7. As of right now, fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned about having to sit any players from that game, but stay tuned for more updates on the situation throughout the week.

    Oct 19 · Source via Panthers Coronavirus
  • Panthers Defense Has Quiet Day

    The Carolina Panthers Defense didn't do much of anything in a 23-16 loss to the Chicago Bears. Carolina surrendered only 23 points, though they didn't register a sack. Their one interception was the only fantasy-relevant statistic they produced on the day. In reality, the defense has performed very well and is underrated. However, they simply don't produce enough to be considered for fantasy rosters.

    Oct 18 · Source via Panthers Carolina Panthers
  • Joey Slye Makes Three Field-Goals And An Extra-Point

    Carolina Panthers kicker Joey Slye stayed hot in a tight loss to the Chicago Bears. Slye made at least three field-goals for the second consecutive game and fourth time this season, including a 48-yarder. The 24-year-old has missed a few kicks here and there, but for the most part, he's been very solid for Carolina through six contests. Slye gets a tougher matchup in Week 7 against the Saints, though he's earned the benefit of the doubt from his fantasy managers.

    Oct 18 · Source via Panthers Joey Slye
  • Ian Thomas Registers Just One Catch

    Carolina Panthers tight end Ian Thomas caught his only target for nine receiving yards. Thomas' line for the season- 6-39-1- looks like a line for one game. He just hasn't been involved in the offense enough with Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore gobbling up most of the targets. Fantasy managers should stay far away until he puts together a couple of promising efforts. Until then, Thomas should remain on the waiver wire.

    Oct 18 · Source via Panthers Ian Thomas
  • Robby Anderson Picks Up 77 Receiving Yards

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson saw just five targets but turned them into four grabs for 77 receiving yards in a 23-16 loss to the Bears. Anderson took a backseat to D.J. Moore, who saw a team-high 11 targets, though Anderson did have the tougher cornerback matchup to deal with. The 27-year-old had seen double-digit targets in back-to-back games so while it was a bit of a letdown, Anderson still showcased a nice floor for his fantasy managers. He has exceeded 50 receiving yards in every game this season. Anderson should be a bigger part of the gameplan against a beatable Saints Defense in Week 7.

    Oct 18 · Source via Panthers Robby Anderson
  • D.J. Moore Posts 93 Receiving Yards Again

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore hauled in five of a team-high 11 targets for 93 receiving yards in a loss to the Bears. That's back-to-back games for Moore with 93 receiving yards, while the 11 targets were the second-most he's seen in game this season. It's possible that Moore is a turning a corner and it's good news for his fantasy prospects that he was able to succeed at the same time as fellow receiver Robby Anderson. The 23-year-old will look to stay involved in a potential high-scoring affair against the Saints in Week 7.

    Oct 18 · Source via Panthers DJ Moore
  • Mike Davis Salvages Day With Touchdown Run

    Carolina Panthers running back Mike Davis carried the ball 18 times for 52 yards and a score while hauling in two receptions for just three receiving yards. Davis came out of the gate running well, with eight carries for 40 yards, but it was tough sledding the rest of the way, as the Chicago defense contained him to 12 yards on 10 carries. The veteran back managed to somewhat salvage his fantasy day with a one-yard score, but it was mostly disappointing for his fantasy managers. A tougher matchup in Week 7 awaits, but the volume Davis is seeing should keep him in the RB1 discussion, as long as Christian McCaffrey (ankle) is sidelined.

    Oct 18 · Source via Panthers Mike Davis
  • Teddy Bridgewater Struggles In Loss To Bears

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 16 of 29 passes for 216 yards and two interceptions in a 23-16 loss to the Bears. It was Bridgewater's worst outing this season by far, as he was inaccurate throughout much of the contest, including a late, game-sealing interception where he missed a wide-open D.J. Moore. Bridgewater was under duress constantly, which led to 48 rushing yards, though this was certainly one to forget. Fortunately, Bridgewater gets a good bounce-back spot in Week 7 against his former employer and their struggling defense- the Saints.

    Oct 18 · Source via Panthers Teddy Bridgewater
  • Curtis Samuel Inactive For Week 6

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel (knee) looked like he was trending towards playing on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, but was a late scratch when the inactive report came out. With Samuel out, we can expect heavy doses of D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson at wide receiver. Seth Roberts should see an increased workload, but isn't a viable fantasy play. Samuel's absence also impacts the running back position, as he'd seen a handful of carries per game there. Mike Davis should be a small boost.

    Oct 18 · Source via Panthers Curtis Samuel
  • Carolina Expects Curtis Samuel To Suit Up Sunday

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel (knee) is on the right side of his questionable tag for Sundays matchup against Chicago. Despite having carved out a modest role in the Panthers passing game, Samuel has not yet found the end zone in 2020, making him difficult to roster Sunday against a stout Bears Defense. In the instance that Samuel is forced to depart early or not suit up at all, look for Seth Roberts to see an increased role. With Christian McCaffrey (ankle) still down, Samuel could continue to see some reps as a runner, although that may not be enough to bring him into fantasy viability when factoring in his knee ailment. Favorable matchups are on the horizon, though, with New Orleans, Atlanta, and Kansas City all on the imminent schedule for the Panthers.

    Oct 18 · Source via Panthers Curtis Samuel
  • Tyler Larsen Placed On COVID-19 List

    The Carolina Panthers placed offensive lineman Tyler Larsen on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday and also sent defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (ankle) to Injured Reserve with a high ankle sprain. Despite the positive test from Larsen, the team's home game in Week 6 against the Bears remains on schedule. Gross-Matos suffered his injury in the Week 5 win over the Falcons and will be out for at least the next three weeks. He also missed the Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers due to a concussion. Gross-Matos has a sack and a forced fumble in four games this season.

    Oct 16 · Source via Panthers Yetur Gross-Matos Tyler Larsen Coronavirus
  • Christian McCaffrey Likely Out Until Week 8

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) will likely be out until Week 8. ESPN's David Newton reports that the All-Pro running back wasn't activated off of injured reserve this week and that he's unlikely to play in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. Week 6 will be McCaffrey's fourth game missed- this would put him right in his original timeline of 4-6 weeks if he suits up against Atlanta in Week 8. Mike Davis will be a locked-and-loaded RB1 for as long as McCaffrey is out.

    Oct 16 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Robby Anderson Proving To Be More Than A Deep Threat

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson is off to the best start of his NFL career in his first year with the Panthers. And he's no longer just a deep threat because of his elite speed, but a complete wide receiver. Anderson ranks third among receivers with 36 catches entering Week 6, and he's fourth in receiving yards (489) and first in yards after the catch (223). He also has an impressive catch rate of 76.6 percent, especially since he came into the year with an average catch rate of 55 percent. Anderson has become more of a possession receiver with his new team, with more than half of his routes having a maximum depth of less than 10 yards. The former Jet has been a top-six WR through five weeks of the season (with only one touchdown) and ranks eighth in the NFL with his 48 targets. Even in a really tough matchup with the Bears Defense in Week 6, Anderson needs to be in lineups as a WR2.

    Oct 16 · Source via Panthers Robby Anderson
  • Panthers Defense A Low-End Option

    The Carolina Panthers Defense will take on the Chicago Bears in Week 6. Chicago has been a decent matchup for opposing defenses, as they rank 18th in fantasy points allowed. The Panthers haven't allowed more than 21 points in their last three games and have picked up five sacks, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions. They don't have much upside, but the Panthers defense can provide a safe floor for those whose defense is on a bye week.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Carolina Panthers
  • Joey Slye A Must-Start In Week 6

    Carolina Panthers kicker Joey Slye is in a great spot to succeed in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears. Slye has made nine field-goals and six extra-points in his last three games and faces a Bears Defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing kickers. There may not be very many points scored in this contest, but you can count on at least two field-goals and a couple extra-points from Slye, making him a strong option this week.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Joey Slye
  • Ian Thomas Should Not Be Started

    Carolina Panthers tight end Ian Thomas should not be started in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears. Thomas has five catches for 30 yards and a touchdown, not in one game, but for the whole entire season. He's seen just 10 targets all year and five of those came in one contest. There's just not enough here yet to give fantasy managers any reason to trust Thomas, even if their backs are against the wall with bye weeks and potential cancellations. Leave Thomas on the waiver wire.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Ian Thomas
  • Curtis Samuel Not Seeing Enough Targets

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel will be hard to trust in a difficult matchup with the Chicago Bears in Week 6. Samuel has been pretty efficient this year on limited looks, as he's hauled in 19 of 23 targets for 183 receiving yards. That's the problem though- he's only seen 23 targets to Robby Anderson's 46 and D.J. Moore's 37, making him the clear third fiddle in this offense and fourth, if you consider Mike Davis. The Bears have surrendered the sixth-most targets to opposing wideouts but the second-fewest fantasy points, so the defense is certainly no slouch. It makes Samuel hard to trust as anything more than a WR4 in Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Curtis Samuel
  • D.J. Moore A High-End WR3 Against Chicago

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore faces a tough test in Week 6 against the Bears. Chicago has surrendered the second-fewest fantasy points to enemy wideouts, though they've allowed the sixth-most targets. While Moore has taken a backseat to fellow receiver Robby Anderson, this certainly doesn't mean he's finished as a fantasy asset. His 37 targets place him among the NFL's top-20 and he's also coming off one of his finer efforts of the season, 4-93-1 against Atlanta. This certainly isn't an upside play, but Moore should see enough looks to warrant a start as a low-end WR2/high-end WR3.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers DJ Moore
  • Robby Anderson More Of A WR2 In Tough Matchup

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson has earned the benefit of the doubt as a must-start option in fantasy football. Anderson is currently tied for sixth in the NFL in targets with 46 and has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in three of five games this season. With three double-digit target games under his belt, the 27-year-old has showcased a safe floor for fantasy managers, particularly in PPR formats. Anderson won't have as much upside against the Bears in Week 6, considering they've allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing wideouts. Still, he can be played as a solid WR2, despite the tough matchup.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Robby Anderson
  • Mike Davis A Must-Start Against Bears

    Carolina Panthers running back Mike Davis takes on the Bears in Week 6. It's a mini-revenge game for Davis, who played in seven games for Chicago in 2019. The veteran should have the keys to Carolina's backfield for one more week, considering Christian McCaffrey (ankle) wasn't able to practice Wednesday and is looking doubtful at best. Davis has been excellent, exceeding 20 touches and 90 scrimmage yards in all three contests as the lead back. Fire him up as a high-end RB1 against a Bears Defense that ranks 17th in rush DVOA.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Mike Davis
  • Teddy Bridgewater Faces Tough Matchup In Week 6

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater gets a tough matchup in Week 6 against the Bears. Bridgewater has been playing good football lately, with at least 250 passing yards and two touchdowns in two consecutive games. Chicago presents a difficult obstacle though, as they've allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing signal-callers, in addition to ranking sixth in pass DVOA. Bridgewater has been a nice streamer the past couple of weeks, but this is not a matchup to actively target. With that being said, the 27-year-old can be started as a low-end QB2 for any desperate fantasy managers, considering how good he has looked.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Teddy Bridgewater
  • Kawann Short To Have Season-Ending Surgery

    Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short (shoulder) will have season-ending shoulder surgery for the second year in a row. Short only appeared in two games in 2019 after suffering a partially torn rotator cuff and had only played in three of five games in 2020, recording just six tackles (three solo). For a Panthers Defense that was one of the worst against the run last season, losing Short for a second straight year is more bad news. Through five games, Carolina has allowed 133.4 rushing yards per game, the eighth-most in the NFL. Consider them a very shaky streaming option in Week 6 against the Bears, with Chicago running back David Montgomery being a solid RB2 choice for fantasy managers.

    Oct 14 · Source via Panthers Kawann Short
  • Christian McCaffrey (ankle) not practicing Wednesday

    Oct 14 · FantasyPros Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Robby Anderson continues to shine

    Oct 13 · Dynasty League Football Panthers Robby Anderson
  • Christian McCaffrey Undergoes Tests On Injured Ankle

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) is working his way back from a high ankle sprain and is set to undergo a series of tests on the injury throughout the week in an attempt to gauge his health status. McCaffrey has been sidelined since Week 2, with Mike Davis taking over full-time duties in the backfield and excelling in his own right. McCaffrey would be eligible to come off injured reserve Sunday against Chicago, but at this stage, the organization has given no inclination that would be the case. Check back for updates on when McCaffrey could return to the practice field, but upon his inclusion on the active roster, hed be an obvious must-roster player in every season-long format.

    Oct 12 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Curtis Samuel Contributes In Rushing And Passing Game

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel finished Week 5 with five receptions for 36 yards on five targets along with four carries for 28 yards. Samuel continues to offer modest value in the rushing and passing game and as the WR3 on the team, his role isn't large enough to offer anything more than flex value going forward.

    Oct 11 · Source via Panthers Curtis Samuel
  • D.J. Moore Goes For 93 Yards

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore got four receptions for 93 yards and a score on five targets in the Week 5 win over Atlanta. Moore got most of his value for the day on a long touchdown catch. It's becoming apparent that Robby Anderson is the top target for Teddy Bridgewater, meaning Moore's value should hover around a WR2 going forward.

    Oct 11 · Source via Panthers DJ Moore
  • Robby Anderson Has Another 100-Yard Game

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson paced the team in Week 5 with eight receptions for 112 yards on 13 targets. This was Anderson's third 100-yard game with Carolina and he missed a fourth one by only one yard. The WR is emerging as the top target for Teddy Bridgewater and has now shown enough consistency and big enough of a role to merit weekly starter status.

    Oct 11 · Source via Panthers Robby Anderson
  • Mike Davis Is Efficient In Rushing and Passing Game

    Carolina Panthers running back Mike Davis finished Week 5 with 16 carries for 89 yards and nine receptions for 60 yards and a score on 10 targets. It was a big day for Davis as he provided great numbers in the rushing and passing game. The RB now has at least 13 carries, five receptions, and six targets in the past three games. He has garnered enough of a workload to make him a fantasy starter going forward until Christian McCaffrey returns.

    Oct 11 · Source via Panthers Mike Davis
  • Teddy Bridgewater Posts 313 Yards

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed Week 5 going 27-for-37 with 313 yards and two touchdowns. It was a productive day for the QB against a depleted Falcons Defense and it was his second 300-yard game of the season. Bridgewater has overall been efficient this season though his touchdown totals are usually not consistent. The QB is best considered a streaming option in favorable matchups as of now.

    Oct 11 · Source via Panthers Teddy Bridgewater
  • Trenton Cannon To Serve As Mike Davis' Backup

    With Carolina Panthers running back Reggie Bonnafon (ankle) going on Injured Reserve this week, head coach Matt Rhule said that running back Trenton Cannon will serve as Mike Davis' backup. All-Pro Christian McCaffrey (ankle) is also on IR, so Carolina's running back depth is being tested. It's worth noting, but Cannon is unlikely to receive any fantasy run as long as Davis remains healthy, with McCaffrey hopefully returning from his high ankle injury in a few weeks. Davis should continue to see the lion's share of the backfield work in Week 5 against an 0-4 Falcons team. Ignore Cannon and treat Davis as a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 this weekend.

    Oct 9 · Source via Panthers Mike Davis Trenton Cannon
  • Russell Okung To Return In Week 5

    Carolina Panthers left tackle Russell Okung (groin) will play in Week 5 against the Falcons after missing the last two games. Cornerback Eli Apple has been ruled out. The return of Okung is good news for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who had his best game of the season in Week 4, throwing for 276 yards and two touchdowns while adding six carries for 32 yards and another score against the Cardinals. He gets an even better matchup this Sunday against an 0-4 Falcons team that is allowing the most fantasy points to signal-callers through four games. If you own Aaron Rodgers, who is on a bye this weekend, Bridgewater is the perfect streamer.

    Oct 9 · Source via Panthers Russell Okung
  • Eli Apple (hamstring) ruled out for Week 5

    Oct 9 · FantasyPros Panthers Eli Apple
  • Russell Okung (groin) hoping to play in Week 5

    Oct 8 · FantasyPros Panthers Russell Okung
  • Joey Slye A Streaming Option For Week 5

    Carolina Panthers kicker Joey Slye is a streaming option for this week against Atlanta. On the season, Slye has gone 10-for-11 in field goal attempts and 7-for-9 in extra point attempts. The Falcons are middle-of-the-pack in points allowed to kickers, but Slye's decent production this season gives him starting value in leagues of over 10-12 teams.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers Joey Slye
  • Panthers Defense Not A Viable Starting Option

    The Carolina Panthers Defense has shown signs of improvement in the past two weeks but is not a strong streaming option for Week 5 against Atlanta. The Falcons' problem is their defense and the offense has had to pick up the load to keep the team in games. The offense is filled with talented playmakers across the board including Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Todd Gurley II, and Hayden Hurst and can pose huge problems for this still young Carolina defense.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers Carolina Panthers
  • Ian Thomas Should Remain On Bench For Week 5

    Carolina Panthers tight end Ian Thomas is not a viable starting option this week. The tight end has seen a total of five receptions for 30 yards and a score on nine targets through four games. His role is simply not large enough for him to be trustworthy enough to start in fantasy.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers Ian Thomas
  • Curtis Samuel A Flex For Week 5

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel is a flex option for Week 5. Samuel has seen a steady role this season as he has gotten at least three receptions, four targets, and 38 yards in three of four games. He is the WR3 on the team, so huge production is not expected out of Samuel. As a result, he merits flex value for this week.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers Curtis Samuel
  • Robby Anderson A WR2 This Week

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson is a WR2 this week against Atlanta. Anderson has started off his Carolina career exceptionally well, posting nearly 100 yards in three of four games. He has also seen over eight targets in three of four games as well. Anderson is developing a strong rapport with Teddy Bridgewater and is a solid WR2 this week against a Falcons secondary that is suffering from too many injuries.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers Robby Anderson
  • D.J. Moore Is A WR2 This Week

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore is a WR2 for this week. Moore has posted only 65 and 49 yards respectively in the past two games, which is certainly disappointing considering his role as the WR1 on the team. This has been due to the emergence of Robby Anderson. Nevertheless, the Falcons allow the 10th-most fantasy points to wideouts and have a very injured secondary, meaning this is a good chance for Moore to break out and have a big game.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers DJ Moore
  • Mike Davis A Low-End RB1 In Week 5

    Carolina Panthers running back Mike Davis is a low-end RB1 for Week 5. Davis has filled in well for injured back Christian McCaffrey as he has accumulated value in the rushing and passing game. Last week, the back had 16 carries for 84 yards and five receptions for 27 yards on six targets. In the past two games, Davis has seen at least 13 carries and six targets. The Falcons allow the 11th-most points to fantasy backs, giving Davis great value for this week.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers Mike Davis
  • Teddy Bridgewater A Streaming Option In Week 5

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is a streaming option in Week 5 against the Falcons. In the past two games, the QB has tossed for over 500 yards and three touchdowns in winning efforts. In addition, he is starting to build comfort in this offense. The Panthers now play the hapless Falcons, who allow the most fantasy points to QBs, roughly 33. If there was any week to start Bridgewater with confidence, it would be this one.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers Teddy Bridgewater