Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
NFC South | 5-11-0
Avg PTS
21.3
Rank: 20th
Avg Yds
372.1
Rank: 14th
Avg PYds
258.4
Rank: 11th
Avg RYds
113.7
Rank: 13th
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Posted 3/30/2020 8:07 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel is not on the trade block and likely will not be moved this offseason, according to The Athletic's Joseph Person.
Huddle Up: The Panthers have added multiple receivers this offseason, but Samuel likely will be a slot receiver next season if he is still on the team. He posted 627 yards and six touchdowns this past season and can be a late round option in fantasy drafts.
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Posted 3/28/2020 5:23 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel is a potential candidate to be traded, according to a list put out by Spotrac.com.
Huddle Up: Samuel's receptions, touch count and yards from scrimmage have gone up in each of his three seasons, resulting in a 73-touch, 757-yard-7-TD stat line last season, but now with the Panthers adding another speedy weapon in free-agent WR Robby Anderson, Samuel may indeed be expendable. He's a WR4 currently, but could bump up a level if traded to the right team.
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Posted 3/25/2020 11:50 pm UTC
Free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater (Saints) officially signed with the Carolina Panthers Wednesday, March 25. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater played well for the New Orleans Saints this past season and will have a good group of receivers to work with in Carolina. He probably should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.
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Posted 3/24/2020 8:19 pm UTC
The New England Patriots don't have 'any immediate interest' in free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers), according to a source Tuesday, March 24.
Huddle Up: The Patriots are one of few obvious teams remaining with an obvious need at quarterback and were widely viewed as a possible landing spot for the former MVP. QBs Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer and Cody Kessler are all under contract, though none of them offer fantasy appeal. The Pats could land someone in the 2020 NFL Draft or revisit Newton later in the offseason.
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Posted 3/24/2020 7:36 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Robby Anderson (Jets) is signing a two-year deal worth $20 million with the Carolina Panthers Tuesday, March 24, according to a source. Anderson will earn $12 million in the first year of the deal.
Huddle Up: The signing comes in the aftermath of the Panthers releasing QB Cam Newton. Anderson, who caught 52 passes for 779 yards and five touchdowns with the Jets last season, will compete with D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel for targets in Carolina. QB Teddy Bridgewater isn't a great downfield passer and may struggle to take advantage of Anderson's skill set. The fifth-year receiver will be a WR4/5 option late in drafts.
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Posted 3/24/2020 7:25 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was released Tuesday, March 24, costing the team only $2 million in dead money agianst the 2020 salary cap.
Huddle Up: Newton will be able to test an extremely limited market at this point, which figures to put him into a competition wherever he lands. The New England Patriots make some sense, because Cam is the type of personality who can handle replacing someone as revered as QB Tom Brady. It also creates a crowded quarterback room, and Newton likely would need to sign at a discount. The Los Angeles Chargers are in the mix, as well. Provided he is indeed a starter for 16 games, Superman is a risk-reward QB1 -- a move that forces gamers to lock up a starting-caliber backup.
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Posted 3/23/2020 6:27 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton and free-agent QB Jameis Winston (Buccaneers) are not expected to receive interest from the Washington Redskins this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Dwayne Haskins is expected to be the starter for the Redskins this upcoming season, but he needs to improve his play after struggling at times in 2019. Haskins probably should be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 3/18/2020 4:54 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers FS Eric Reid will be released Wednesday, March 18.
Huddle Up: This one comes as a surprise after Reid was second in fantasy points at the position last year. He had 130 total tackles, four sacks and six passes defended. He'll be an IDP to watch where he lands for fantasy purposes.
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Posted 3/17/2020 10:49 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater will sign a three-year deal worth $63 million with the Carolina Panthers when the new league year opens Wednesday, March 18, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater doesn't have much upside in terms of downfield passing ability. His signing boosts the PPR stock of RB Christian McCaffrey even higher. Target Bridgewater as a mid-tier QB2, though he could develop into a low-end QB1 if the Panthers are able to add some receiving help in the draft or free agency.
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Posted 3/17/2020 5:35 pm UTC
Free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater (Saints) is negotiating a three-year, $60 million contract with the Carolina Panthers, per a source. The deal is expected to be finalized when the league officially opens its new year Wednesday, March 18.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater is the replacement for Cam Newton before Superman is even out of the building. Purely a game manager, there's almost no fantasy football value for the well-traveled Louisville product. Carolina will continue to pound the ball and try to limit mistakes in the passing game. Bridgewater is a fringe backup option and best viewed as a spot-starter off of the waiver wire.
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Posted 3/17/2020 3:56 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has been given permission to seek a trade.
Huddle Up: Newton has had a steep fall from grace after his MVP season, and serious shoulder and foot injuries have contributed to his decline. Can he return to at least low-end QB1 fantasy status? Absolutely. However, he needs weapons around him. If Tampa Bay doesn't land Tom Brady, one would think that Newton would be their fallback option.
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Posted 3/13/2020 4:09 am UTC
New York Jets impending free-agent WR Robby Anderson could be a target for the Carolina Panthers, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.
Huddle Up: There's uncertainty surrounding the quarterback situation in Carolina, but no matter where Anderson ends up, his ceiling is probably that of a big play-dependent WR3.
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Posted 3/11/2020 6:55 pm UTC
New York Jets impending free-agent WR Robby Anderson is not expected to receive much interest from the Denver Broncos this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Anderson wants to return to the Jets but will receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the free-agent market. He probably will be able to find a starting job this offseason and could be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 3/10/2020 7:25 pm UTC
New York Jets WR Robby Anderson said Tuesday, March 10, he and the team have a mutual interest in striking a long-term deal.
Huddle Up: Anderson has suffered during QB Sam Darnold's injury absences, but he has totaled at least 750 receiving yards each of the past three seasons with a total of 18 touchdown grabs. Anderson and Darnold having more time to work together could certainly help the fantasy appeal of both.
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Posted 3/05/2020 10:03 pm UTC
New York Jets impending free-agent WR Robby Anderson remains in the team's offseason plans, as the Jets are making efforts to re-sign him, according to a source Thursday, March 5.
Huddle Up: Anderson played in all 16 games last season with 15 starts, but he struggled during QB Sam Darnold's injury/illness absences. He finished the season with 52 receptions, 779 yards and five touchdowns, and can be a solid WR3 whenever Darnold is under center.
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Posted 3/03/2020 6:47 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton could be an option for the Washington Redskins if he were to become available, according to sources from Carolina and Washington.
Huddle Up: ESPN's Matthew Berry emphasized that new Redskins head coach Ron Rivera absolutely loves Newton, and the Panthers are in a precarious situation where they're not enamored with Newton but don't want to give him away. His health is unlikely to be cleared up in time for them to establish much of a market. That's probably best for Newton, who has Christian McCaffrey and DJ Moore to throw to. He'll be in the midrange QB2 area to look for a bounce-back year.
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Posted 2/25/2020 10:19 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) hasn't yet played to the best of his abilities, according to new head coach Matt Rhule Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'I'm really excited to coach Cam Newton,' Rhule said. 'Just getting to know him, being around him, seeing the way he's rehabbing, taking this seriously. I think if he does this right and we do this right, his best football is ahead of him.'
Huddle Up: It's a bold claim for the former Offensive Rookie of the Year and MVP, but he should certainly be able to bounce back from his more recent decent years. If Newton does in fact stay in Carolina, he'll be a low-end QB1 at draft time.
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Posted 2/25/2020 2:13 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is still the quarterback the team is moving forward with. His foot is healing well, but it will be several months until he's game ready. That complicates a potential trade.
Huddle Up: Newton has morphed into a run-of-the-mill backup in fantasy after shoulder and foot injuries have plagued him for three years. There are better upside grabs in that tier, but he could make it back to a low-end QB1.
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Posted 2/21/2020 3:38 am UTC
New York Jets impending free-agent Robby Anderson's next contract is likely to come in north of $10 million, according to an AFC personnel evaluator. 'It's real simple,' the evaluator said. 'He's fast and has size. Any team that wants speed at receiver will pay him well.'
Huddle Up: Anderson has big-play speed to stretch the field, but his role as a deep threat lends itself to hit-and-miss fantasy production. He will likely be a WR3 candidate wherever he lands.
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Posted 2/17/2020 11:21 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is expected to pass a physical in March and be cleared to participate in some football activities, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Newton's status with the team is still uncertain, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation. He has played well when he is healthy but has dealt with multiple injuries over the last few years. He probably will be a starting quarterback for a team in 2020 and could be a possible starting option in fantasy leagues if he is healthy.
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Posted 2/16/2020 2:36 am UTC
New York Jets WR Robby Anderson is 'highly unlikely' to return to the team in 2020, according to Connor Hughes of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Even if Anderson lands in a high-powered passing attack, he is unlikely to be more than a deep threat for the offense and a boom-or-bust flex option for fantasy owners.
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Posted 2/13/2020 5:32 pm UTC
New York Jets WR Robby Anderson, a pending free agent this offseason, ranks fourth in the league with 112 targets of 20-plus yards since 2016, but the Jets' quarterbacks have been unable to take advantage of that with a 28.3 percent accuracy rate on such passes during that time span, ranking 31st in the league.
Huddle Up: Anderson's best season came in 2017 when he caught 63 of 114 targets for 941 yards and seven TDs -- all career highs. We'll see where Anderson lands this offseason, and chances are if it's not the Jets, he might be primed for a bounce-back season.
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Posted 2/07/2020 7:45 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) won't be discussed much in the team's 2020 plans until he's closer to full health.
Huddle Up: Newton is scheduled to work out for the team in March, and this remains a scenario which could could truly swing either way based on the QB's prognosis at that time. Most definitely stay tuned ...
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Posted 2/06/2020 5:16 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers PK Joey Slye on Thursday, Feb. 6, signed a one-year contract extension with the team.
Huddle Up: Slye finished 15th among fantasy kickers in terms of total points, but fared even better in leagues that reward players for longer kicks as connected on 8-of-11 tries from 50-plus yards.
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Posted 2/06/2020 1:25 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas will have the first shot to replace departed TE Greg Olsen as the starting tight end.
Huddle Up: The fourth rounder from Indiana in 2018 had his best game in December with five grabs for 57 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets. He's a great blocker with good athleticism. It's sounding more likely quarterback Cam Newton sticks around another year to throw to him, and Thomas will be a breakout TE2 candidate.
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Posted 2/04/2020 8:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Reggie Bonnafon signed a one-year contract extension Tuesday, Feb. 4. He was set to become an exclusive rights free agent.
Huddle Up: Bonnafon totaled 116 rushing yards and one touchdown on 16 carries while backing up starter Christian McCaffrey. He'll be a low-end handcuff in extremely deep leagues, assuming the Panthers don't add another option behind McCaffrey either through the draft or free agency.
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Posted 2/02/2020 5:30 pm UTC
New York Jets impending free-agent WR Robby Anderson may receive interest from the Oakland Raiders this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Rich Cimini.
Huddle Up: Anderson is expected to be one of the top receivers available in free agency and should receive interest from multiple teams. The Raiders may look to add a receiver that can start opposite Tyrell Williams and could pursue Anderson. Anderson has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues next season.
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Posted 2/02/2020 4:23 am UTC
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas is positioned to be a 'breakout candidate' in 2020 following the addition of offensive coordinator Joe Brady and the impending departure of TE Greg Olsen, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.
Huddle Up: With Olsen out of the picture, Thomas has to be considered the current frontrunner to enter 2020 as the starter. He's unproven, but he has the athleticism to stand out in Brady's offensive system.
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