Carolina Panthers news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:00:02 -0700
Carolina Panthers TE Ed Dickson (groin) has missed the last week of practice due to a groin injury. He did individual work on the side during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 23, and is unlikely to play in the team's next preseason game on Friday, Aug. 26.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:55:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There may not be a lot of opportunities for Brown this year with Kelvin Benjamin, Devin Funchess and Ted Ginn Jr. all likely ahead of him. He's not necessarily undraftable, but he's really only worth consideration in deeper standard leagues.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:39:27 -0700
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:51:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Aside from Cam Newton, Olsen is arguably the most valuable offensive player the Panthers have, so this is great news for Carolina and Olsen owners. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks leading up to the regular season, he's a top-five tight end on any draft board.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:14:00 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess has really impressed wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl this offseason. Proehl said Funchess is playing at a level that is forcing WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) to keep up and get better. "To be honest with you, where Devin is right now and where Kelvin needs to get to, I think Devin is pushing Kelvin," Proehl said. "He's realizing, 'I've got to get back, I've got to push, because [Funchess] is pretty dang good.' Proehl did admit that Benjamin is still fully recovering from his torn anterior cruciate ligament, however.
Fantasy Tip: Benjamin and Funchess seem destined for a dynamic 1-2 punch in 2016, as long as they can stay on the field. The Panthers have no shortage of big targets near the end zone, including Benjamin and Funchess. Benjamin looked good in his first preseason action last week. He's a WR2 option, while Funchess is still more of a low-end WR3 to high-end WR4 consideration.
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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:01:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Dickson has little to no fantasy value as long as Olsen is healthy, which Olsen should be by Week 1. He was Cam Newton's favorite target last year, and he should still be one of the first tight ends drafted even with the return of Kelvin Benjamin.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:41:13 -0700
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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:29:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The timetable for Olsen's return wasn't made clear, but it shouldn't be too long since it's not too serious of an issue. He's one of the most reliable tight ends in the NFL and should be one of the first three tight ends taken in fantasy drafts.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:59:49 -0700
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:11:30 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) doesn't plan on wearing a brace to protect the torn anterior cruciate ligament he's healing from. Benjamin said a brace feels uncomfortable. Head coach Ron Rivera agrees with the decision.
Fantasy Tip: Benjamin isn't quite at full health, but he should be there at least close when the regular season commences. He's the Panthers' top wideout even after missing last season, but caution should still be used. It's best to draft Benjamin as a low-end No. 2 wide receiver.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:21:55 -0700
Free-agent OT William Beatty (Giants) is working out for the Carolina Panthers Wednesday, Aug. 17. Beatty has been cleared for full practice after tearing his left pectoral muscle and right rotator cuff last year.
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