Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
NFC South | 3-3-0
Avg PTS
23
Rank: 23rd
Avg Yds
396.2
Rank: 10th
Avg PYds
279.3
Rank: 9th
Avg RYds
116.8
Rank: 15th
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Posted 10/23/2020 9:22 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Davis (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Davis has received at least 20 touches in each of the last four games and has posted four total touchdowns during that span. He should receive a similar workload as long as Christian McCaffrey is sidelined and can be a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/23/2020 9:21 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Samuel may be a game-time decision this week, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He has not been a big part of the offense this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues even if he plays.
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Posted 10/23/2020 5:37 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers PK Joey Slye on Friday, Oct. 23, was activated off the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Huddle Up: Kicker alert here as Slye, who never tested positive for the virus himself, should be good to go for Sunday's Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints.
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Posted 10/22/2020 10:57 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Davis (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Davis has posted outstanding numbers since taking over for Christian McCaffrey and will continue to receive plenty of touches as long as McCaffrey is sidelined. He is a must-start option all leagues.
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Posted 10/22/2020 10:54 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Samuel was not able to play in the Week 6 game but appears to have a chance to play this week. He has not been a big part of the offense so far this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/21/2020 9:30 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Davis (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Davis has played very well since taking over the starting job and will continue to receive plenty of work until Christian McCaffrey returns to the lineup. He should be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 10/21/2020 9:26 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Samuel was not able to play last week but appears to have a decent chance to play in Week 7. He has posted at least 50 yards receiving in only one game this season and can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 10/21/2020 3:46 pm UTC
Updating an earlier report, Carolina Panthers PK Joey Slye went to the Reserve/COVID-19 list because of close contact to a person that tested positive and not because he was positive.
Huddle Up: That's good news. Depending on when they had contact, he could be back sooner than if he failed a test. Week 7 is still probably on the downside of questionable, though.
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Posted 10/20/2020 7:55 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) isn't expected to play in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints, but he 'has a shot' to play in Week 8 versus the Atlanta Falcons, according to NFL Network's Mike Garofolo.
Huddle Up: Garofolo is speculating the Panthers don't want to bring back McCaffrey from a month-long absence to have him play twice in five days and it makes sense. Of course, it would also make sense for Carolina to not put McCaffrey back on the field on a short week (Week 8) and give him even more time to recover from his high-ankle sprain. Fantasy owners should view Week 7 as the last time they'll get to use Mike Davis - presumably for the remainder of the season - barring an in-game aggravation of the injury down the road. McCaffrey will obviously return to the RB1 ranks as soon as he returns to the field.
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Posted 10/19/2020 6:33 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) has missed four games with a high-ankle sprain, and head coach Matt Rhule told reporters Monday, Oct. 19, that he's not sure if McCaffrey will return in Week 7, Week 8 or Week 9.
Huddle Up: This feels like a head coach being coy with the media, but there also haven't been any significant updates on McCaffrey's recovery either. Carolina doesn't go on its bye until Week 13 and is in the middle of a stretch in which it plays three games in 12 days, so it is entirely possible McCaffrey won't be able to play again until Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Fantasy owners lucky enough to grab Mike Davis last month could conceivably get two more RB1-level games out of him.
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Posted 10/19/2020 3:48 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Robby Anderson registered four receptions for 77 yards on five targets in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Anderson hasn't scored since Week 1, but he has at least four or more receptions and at least 55 yards in each of his six outings this season. He has been a solid low-end WR2 in most PPR leagues, with WR3 value in most other formats of 12 or more teams. He and the Panthers face the New Orleans Saints in Week 7.
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Posted 10/19/2020 3:41 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore ended up with five receptions for 93 yards on 11 targets in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: That's three games in a row, and five of six overall, with at least four receptions, and he has 93 receiving yards in back-to-back games. He'll look to keep it cooking in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints.
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Posted 10/19/2020 3:39 am UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Davis ran 18 times for 52 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears and he added two grabs for three yards while losing a fumble.
Huddle Up: It wasn't a great week for Davis or the Carolina offense. He'll look to bounce back in Week 7 in New Orleans. His fantasy usefulness might be coming to an end soon, as Christian McCaffrey continues to make progress from a high ankle sprain and could return before the end of the month.
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Posted 10/19/2020 3:36 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater completed 16-of-29 passes for 216 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears and he also ran for 48 yards.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater hasn't made a lot of mistakes this season, but he tossed two interceptions for the first time since Week 2 in Tampa Bay. That loss to the Bucs was also the first time he failed to throw a touchdown. He'll look to rebound in Week 7 on the road against the New Orleans Saints.
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Posted 10/16/2020 6:16 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) was not activated from the Reserve/Injured list this week and 'it seems unlikely' he will be ready for Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN.com's David Newton, who suggests Week 8 is a more realistic time for his return.
Huddle Up: It appears Mike Davis will continue being the gift that keeps on giving a bit longer for fantasy owners. High-ankle sprains typically come with a four-to-six week recovery timetable, so it appears the Panthers are taking their time to make sure McCaffrey is right, although Davis is making it easy for the team to be patient. Continue to view Davis as a must-start until further notice.
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Posted 10/15/2020 10:56 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been involved in the running and passing game this season but has not posted more than 63 total yards in any game. He should see a handful of touches again this week but can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 10/14/2020 10:20 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Samuel has caught 19 of his 23 targets so far this season but has posted at least 50 yards in one game. Fantasy players should be able to find better options and can keep Samuel on the bench.
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Posted 10/12/2020 5:10 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) is technically eligible to come off the Reserve/Injured list this week, but The Associated Press' Steve Reed believes there is very little chance he will be ready to play against the Chicago Bears in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Reed notes that the team has not made a decision and McCaffrey is expected to undergo a series of medical tests on his high-ankle sprain. The running back is entering his fourth week of recovery for an injury that is supposed to sideline a player for four to six weeks, and the Panthers have given themselves the ability to be patient by going 3-0 without him. Mike Davis will once again operate as a bell-cow and be in the RB1 conversation if McCaffrey sits.
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Posted 10/12/2020 12:04 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas was held without a catch with just one target in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Thomas is no Greg Olsen. If you were holding out hope that Thomas would emerge as a fantasy option in Charlotte, it is looking like a lost cause. It's safe to drop him across the board.
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Posted 10/11/2020 11:59 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore ended up with four receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons on five targets.
Huddle Up: Moore scored for the first time in 2020. He has posted four or more receptions in four of his five outings while going for 49 or more yards in each game. Moore remains a solid WR3 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 6 against Chicago.
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Posted 10/11/2020 11:57 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Robby Anderson registered eight receptions for 112 yards on 13 targets in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Anderson has 99 or more yards in four of his five games and he has at least five receptions in each contest. While he hasn't scored since Week 1, Anderson remains a solid low-end WR2 or flex play in PPR leagues with WR3 value in standard formats. The Panthers host the Bears in Week 6.
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Posted 10/11/2020 11:52 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel posted five receptions for 36 yards on five targets in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons and he added four runs for 28 yards.
Huddle Up: Samuel is well behind Robby Anderson and DJ Moore for touches among the wideouts, and Mike Davis has also stepped ahead of him for targets. Samuel remains more of a WR5 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 6 against the Chicago Bears.
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Posted 10/11/2020 11:49 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Davis registered 16 rushes for 89 yards in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons and he added nine catches for 60 yards and a score.
Huddle Up: Davis was very Christian McCaffrey-esque in this one, and he is starting to look like a tremendous low-end RB2 or flex fantasy play in PPR formats. He'll look to keep up the good work in Week 6 against the visiting Chicago Bears.
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Posted 10/11/2020 11:44 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater completed 27-of-37 passes for 313 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater posted his second 300-yard game of the season and he has multi-touchdown games in each of his past two starts. If you need an emergency fantasy starter due to bye weeks or injuries to your start, Bridgewater could be a decent stopgap option. The Panthers welcome the Bears to town in Week 6.
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Posted 10/05/2020 5:25 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) still has a week left before he is eligible to come off the Reserve/Injured list, but head coach Matt Rhule told reporters Monday, Oct. 5, that his running back is 'attacking rehab every day.'
Huddle Up: It certainly sounds as if Rhule believes McCaffrey has a decent shot at returning in Week 6 versus the Chicago Bears, although the Panthers may be wise to play it safe and wait another week before bringing him back in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. Mike Davis has filled in very nicely in his two starts, compiling 130 rushing yards, 72 receiving yards and two total touchdowns. Davis should be in the RB1 discussion yet again in Week 5 against the disappointing Atlanta Falcons defense.
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Posted 10/02/2020 8:20 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (elbow) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 2, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Samuel has received a handful of touches in each of the first three games but has not been a big factor in the offense. He likely will receive a similar workload this week but can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 10/01/2020 9:46 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (elbow) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: Samuel has not been a big factor in the offense this season if though offensive coordinator Joe Brady said he wants Samuel more involved. Fantasy players should be able to find better options and can keep Samuel on the bench.
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Posted 9/30/2020 6:58 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (elbow) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: Samuel has received 20 total touches in the first three games but has not posted more than 55 yards in any game. He probably will receive seven to 10 touches again this week but can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/28/2020 1:33 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas posted just one catch for nine yards on two targets in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Thomas is filling the shoes of the departed Greg Olsen, but he has done next to nothing so far from a fantasy perspective. If you were waiting for him, hoping for a breakout, it doesn't look like it's happening. He should be on most fantasy rosters at the moment.
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