Carolina Panthers news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 07:27:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Newton is a full year removed from extensive ankle surgery and is at the peak of the low-end QB1 tier.
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:42:39 -0700
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:55:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Newton has the mega deal, now he needs to live up to it. We know he has the talent and the ability, but on occasion he seems to try too hard to be successful. When he's at his best, there's no question he can be a top-tier fantasy quarterback. Draft him as a low-end QB1.
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 06:55:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Newton struggled through an injury-riddled year in 2014, but he showed toughness in doing so. He could be in store for a bounce-back year. The middle of the pack of QB1's is really muddy, so he could come at a nice value if he's able to get past the ankle surgery from last offseason.
Sun, 31 May 2015 16:29:47 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess has been seeing extra snaps while WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) is sidelined, and head coach Ron Rivera said the extra work for Funchess has been an unintended plus.
Fantasy Tip: Funchess has a great chance to open the year as Carolina's No. 2 receiver, and he has the size to create some matchup problems, especially in the red zone. For now, draft him as a low-end WR4 with some upside.
Thu, 28 May 2015 18:36:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brown had 21 receptions for 296 yards and two touchdowns in his rookie season. The Panthers added plenty of bodies to their receiving corps, but Brown could emerge as the deep threat.
Thu, 28 May 2015 12:27:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It was expected that Benjamin was going to sit out OTAs this week, so this isn't a big surprise. The key is for him to rest it long enough so that it doesn't get aggravated when he returns. As long as he's healthy heading into the season, he should be drafted as a WR2.
Mon, 25 May 2015 13:11:56 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said no one has the size, the speed, the arm strength or the intangibles that he has. "I'm not saying that to say I'm a one-on-one type of person that this league will never see another… I'm just saying that so much of my talents have not been seen in one person."
Fantasy Tip: Newton is certainly a rare specimen. He has all the physical tools but sometimes struggles with inaccuracy. When healthy, he's a QB1 candidate. He finished as a QB2 last season but only played in 14 games. In 2015 drafts, take him as a QB1.
Thu, 21 May 2015 13:55:53 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) is nursing a strained hamstring he suffered last week, according to a source. Benjamin is not likely to participate in organized team activities next week.
Fantasy Tip: Benjamin's injury is relatively minor, especially at this point in the offseason as he should be ready to go for training camp. Benjamin had a stellar rookie campaign and there's no reason to believe he shouldn't be able to see similar success in his second season.
Wed, 20 May 2015 14:55:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Funchess gives the Panthers another big-body receiver on the outside opposite Kelvin Benhjamin. Funchess could be another red zone threat for Carolina, but shouldn't be regarded as more than a WR4 or WR5.
Tue, 19 May 2015 07:30:58 -0700
Carolina Panthers RB Cameron Artis-Payne is expected to win the No. 2 running back job behind starting RB Jonathan Stewart. Artis-Payne, a 2015 fifth-round draft choice, should play a significant role in the offense, in the opinion of ESPN.com's David Newton. Rookie RB Brandon Wegher and RB Fozzy Whittaker are likely to compete for the No. 3 job.
Fantasy Tip: CAP is a name to tuck away for summer fantasy drafts. Give this one some time to play out before investing heavily. Wegher is intriguing, but his individual upside doesn't outweigh the reality of his situation and the probability of seeing limited touches should he make the team. The Panthers will split carries at running back. Furthermore, FB Mike Tolbert is healthy, and QB Cam Newton is always a threat to steal red zone work.
Tue, 19 May 2015 06:27:01 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess eventually will be the Panthers' No. 2 receiver opposite WR Kelvin Benjamin, but it is unclear if the rookie will begin the 2015 season in this role, according to ESPN.com's David Newton. Funchess will battle with WRs Jerricho Cotchery, Ted Ginn Jr., Philly Brown and Stephen Hill this summer.
Fantasy Tip: As the year wears on, Funchess should become a fairly regular fantasy contributor. He is a threat around the goal line and a candidate for several big games, but owners will have to be patient. The rookie is best reserved for full-retention keeper leagues and daily gaming on FantasyScore.
Tue, 19 May 2015 06:22:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cotchery's fantasy value is practically nonexistent in traditional formats, especially standard-scoring setups, but he may have a week or two of mild DFS appeal with the right matchup.
Thu, 14 May 2015 21:36:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Funchess has the size to create matchup problems no matter where he lines up, and he could be particularly useful in the red zone. He is a late-round flier at best in seasonal leagues, but he has some upside thanks to his touchdown potential.
Thu, 14 May 2015 13:22:41 -0700
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