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Fantasy Tip: Benjamin missed the entire 2015 season due to injury and faded after a strong start in 2016, but he's still the best receiver the Panthers have. He'll be two years removed from ACL surgery at the start of the 2017 season, although he needs a healthy Cam Newton to realize his full potential. If Newton is good to go by Week 1, Benjamin can be considered a fantasy WR3 with big upside.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:41:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Benjamin had 10 fewer catches for 67 fewer yards and two fewer touchdowns last season than in his rookie year in 2014. It was a 63-941-7 line, which is not bad at all, but it puts him in the low-end WR2 range. Was this a microcosm of him returning from a torn ACL, or is Benjamin just not on the WR1 path he projected towards? This year will likely answer that. His yards per reception jumped more than a yard to 14.9 yards per catch, and he presents a solid choice as a midrange WR2.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:10:44 -0700
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart signed a contract extension through the 2018 season Friday, March 24. Stewart had a cap figure of $8.25 million, and the extension was expected to reduce that in 2017.
Fantasy Tip: The 30-year-old has been oft-injured, but he has been productive in the spurts he has been out there. His nine touchdowns last season were the most since 2009. However, there are rumblings the team is looking to draft a running back early in the 2017 NFL Draft, maybe Leonard Fournette, and that would reduce J-Stew's potential impact. He's a low-end RB2 for now, but that could dampen as the draft approaches.
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:43:46 -0700
Carolina Panthers DE Charles X. Johnson (back) underwent surgery on his injured back Tuesday, March 21. WR Damiere Byrd (knee) will have surgery on his injured left knee Thursday, March 23. Both players will not participate in the Panthers' offseason program, but they are expected to be ready for training camp.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:33:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: That timetable will put Newton right on the brink of being available for the start of the preseason. The Panthers may choose to hold Newton out for all of the offseason to as to ensure a complete and safe recovery. Assuming Newton does make a full recovery and is fully healthy for the start of the regular season, he remains a mid- to low-end QB1 option.
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Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers DT Kyle Love's two-year contract is worth $2.2 million. The deal also includes a $200,000 signing bonus, a $25,000 workout bonus and $10,000 for every game he is active, along with $500,000 in annual incentives.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:07:37 -0700
Clemson RB Wayne Gallman was observed by Carolina Panthers running backs coach Jim Skipper during his pro day Thursday, March 16, and Gallman was interviewed privately by Carolina's staff after his workout.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:04:35 -0700
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