• Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 3/21/17 12:33pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will undergo surgery on a partially torn rotator cuff Thursday, March 30. The procedure is expected to sideline Newton for about four months.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR
    Posted 3/9/17 8:55am ET

    Carolina Panthers impending free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. agreed to sign with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 9. Terms haven't been disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Ginn's 10 touchdowns in 2015 were probably an aberration, but if he enters the Saints' fold and Brandin Cooks exits, he could be a factor. He actually surpassed his catches and yardage numbers from that big bang in 2015 last season. He'll be a WR4 with potential for more.

  • Mike Tolbert - RB
    Posted 2/21/17 10:44am ET

    Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert was released by the team Tuesday, Feb. 21.

    Huddle Up: The move clears $1.725 million in cap space for Carolina, which appears set to go with either former Washington Redskin Darrel Young or Devon Johnson. Although he earned three Pro Bowl nods in five seasons with the Panthers, they never did use the 31-year-old much as a receiver. Tolbert should find another employer in relatively short order, but his days as a fantasy asset are well in the rear-view mirror.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 2/7/17 7:14am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart appears to be in the team's plans for 2017. Head coach Ron Rivera mentioned Stewart by name in saying the team can't rely on its quarterback as its leading rusher. 'We've got to get guys like Jonathan Stewart rolling. We've got to put it in our backs' hands and get the ball to our playmakers.'

    Huddle Up: There was some question as to whether the team would move on from the soon-to-be 30-year-old. However, they're expected to bring in competition at the position. Stewart is oft-injured, but he has been serviceable in committees. Age and attrition might bump him down into the RB3 area in fantasy.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 1/11/17 6:42am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart could be a possible cut in the offseason, in the opinion of beat writer David Newton. The move would save the team $6.25 million with a post-June 1 designation.

    Huddle Up: Stewart turns 30 in March, and he has really been dogged with injuries the last five seasons. The best-case scenario would be for him to land in another timeshare role and be a low-end RB2 in drafts.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 1/9/17 4:01pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton tallied career lows in completion percentage (52.9) and passer rating (75.8) just one year after winning the NFL MVP. He also managed a career low in rush attempts (90) and rushing yards (359) and tied his career low in rushing touchdowns (5).

    Huddle Up: Newton is one of the most dynamic players in football, but his propensity for inaccuracy clearly led to the demise of the Panthers and himself. Newton's running ability will always make him a QB1 consideration, however. Even with his worst season so far in his career, he still finished as a high-end QB2.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 1/2/17 3:39pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton likely will be asked to run fewer zone reads next season because head coach Ron Rivera said he wants to see Newton evolve as a quarterback and take fewer hits. 'You can't sit there and expect us to run 20 zone reads and expect him to carry the ball 10 out of those 20 times,' Rivera said. 'That's the truth of the matter.' Rivera said the team will still look for ways to use Newton's athleticism like play action passes.

    Huddle Up: Newton rushed for 359 yards and five touchdowns in 2016 but also took a lot of hard hits during the season, so the Panthers likely will look for Newton to become a better pocket passer. He is a solid quarterback when he is healthy and can be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues next season.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 1/2/17 4:04pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) said he will not need to undergo surgery on his injured should this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Newton dealt with various injury this season but should have a normal offseason unless the injury does not heal with rest. Newton had a down year compared to previous seasons but still posted solid numbers for owners. He may to less running in 2017 but should still be a fine starting quarterback for fantasy owners.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 1/1/17 7:42am ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 17's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Newton was listed as questionable on the injury report despite being a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 30, after having been limited in the team's two other sessions earlier in the week. He's still worthy of consideration as a low-end QB1 option even though he has posted fewer than 200 passing yards in three of his last four games due to Tampa Bay's shaky pass defense.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 1/1/17 9:32am ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (elbow) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.

    Huddle Up: Olsen received a few days off during practice this week but should not be limited against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Olsen should continue to be a solid No. 1 tight end for fantasy owners.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 1/1/17 9:30am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.

    Huddle Up: Stewart should continue to receive most of the working in the running game and can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 1/1/17 7:52pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 18 of his 32 pass attempts for 237 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also ran three times for six yards.

    Huddle Up: Newton's Week 17 line was a snapshot of his season. He passes for just 3,509 yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while completing just short of 53 percent of his passes. Newton was an MVP last season, and was a high-round pick in most fantasy leagues. He was one of the biggest disappointments in fantasy football in 2016, and didn't likely lead many to championships.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 1/1/17 8:12pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen posted three receptions for just 22 yards in the Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was targeted four times.

    Huddle Up: Overall, it was a great season for Olsen. He became the first tight end in NFL history to go for 1,000 or more receiving yards in three straight seasons. He'll once again be a top TE1 in all fantasy formats in 2017.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 1/1/17 8:12pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart rushed 20 times for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added one reception for seven yards on his two targets.

    Huddle Up: Stewart finished with 825 rushing yards and nine touchdowns, his second-best rushing yardage total over the past seven seasons. His eight rushing scores were also his most since 2009. When healthy Stewart is a decent fantasy option, but he missed four games again this season. He can be a useful fantasy option, but plan to draft depth in 2017 if you want Stewart.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 1/1/17 7:56pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin rolled up six receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in the Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin disappeared for fantasy owners when it mattered most in the fantasy playoffs (Week 13 through 15), posting just five grabs for 49 yards and no scores in three games. He finished up the final two games with 10 grabs for 158 yards and two touchdowns, but overall it was a disappointing season for Benjamin and his fantasy owners.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 12/30/16 4:02pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (elbow) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Olsen has been one of the better tight end in fantasy leagues this season and should be heavily involved in the passing game in Week 17. He is a must-start player in all fantasy leagues.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 12/30/16 3:57pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Stewart should be able to handle his normal workload in Week 17 despite the injury. He has rushed for at least 50 yards in each of last five games and should be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 12/30/16 3:50pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Newton should be able to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and likely will receive his normal workload. He has been held to under 200 yards in three of his last four games and has five touchdowns and three interceptions during that span. Newton can still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues despite his recent play.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 12/29/16 5:38pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: Stewart's status for Week 17 is up in the air at this point, and if he sits out, Cameron Artis-Payne could be a source of cap relief in DFS formats.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 12/29/16 5:35pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (elbow) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: Olsen is a TE1 if he plays in Week 17, but have a backup plan in place in case he sits out a game that means little for Carolina.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 12/29/16 5:31pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: Newton hasn't lived up to expectations this year, but his running ability and a matchup against Tampa Bay's shaky pass defense make him a low-end QB1 in Week 17.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 12/28/16 2:23pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Newton has had a season to forget, completing just below 53% of his passes. Despite his running ability, he's notorious for being one of the most inaccurate quarterbacks in the league. Even so, he has a favorable matchup versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and should be started in Week 17 fantasy title tilts.

  • Graham Gano - PK
    Posted 12/28/16 2:28pm ET

    Carolina Panthers PK Graham Gano (ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Gano hasn't had as many scoring opportunities this year due to the lack of Carolina's offensive success, but he remains a PK1 consideration for the final week of the season.

  • Devin Funchess - WR
    Posted 12/24/16 12:32pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (knee) left the Week 16 game against the Atlanta Falcons and he will not return.

    Huddle Up: Funchess finished the game with one grab for nine yards on five targets. When healthy his fantasy appeal is limited to deeper leagues.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 12/24/16 3:49pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen finished with a team-high six receptions for 59 yards on 12 targets in the Week 16 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He became the first tight end in NFL history to record 1,000 receiving yards in three straight seasons.

    Huddle Up: Olsen might not be thought about like New England's Rob Gronkowski when it comes to fantasy value, but at least he is durable and consistent. He will be a Top 5 fantasy tight end again in 2017, as he is showing no signs of slowing down.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 12/24/16 3:48pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (back) posted four receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He was targeted eight times.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin was on the injury report this week with a back injury, but he shined through with his best stat line since mid-September. It was a good finish for fantasy owners who continued to trust him through thick or thin.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 12/24/16 3:47pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart rushed 11 times for 50 yards in Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons. He also had one catch for two yards on two targets in the pass game.

    Huddle Up: Stewart had a nice day with 132 rushing yards on Monday night in Washington, but he has posted totals with 50 or fewer rushing yards in five of his past eight games.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 12/24/16 3:47pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) completed just 18 of his 43 pass attempts for 198 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 16 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He also rushed eight times for 36 yards. Newton has been bothered by a sore shoulder, but he said Sunday, Dec. 24, that he isn't using that as an excuse for his drop in production.

    Huddle Up: Newton had a very disappointing end to a disappointing fantasy season for the defending NFL MVP. He'll look to rebound in 2017 and will still be a must-start fantasy option.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 12/23/16 2:51pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Stewart has rushed for at least 50 yards in each of the last four games and has three touchdowns during that span. He should receive a decent amount of carries in Week 16 and should be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 12/23/16 2:44pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Newton has struggled at times this season but is coming off one of his better games of the season when he threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns. Newton can be considered decent No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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