Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/19/18 11:22am ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 19, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Olsen is coming off a decent Week 6 performance and should be more involved in the passing game this week. He can be considered a No. 1 tight end in all fantasy leagues.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/18/18 11:58am ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: Olsen was targeted seven times in Week 6 and probably will be more involved over the next several games. He should be a solid No. 1 tight end in all leagues as long as he is healthy.
Derek Anderson - QBPosted 10/17/18 8:43am ET
Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson will start in place of QB Josh Allen (elbow) in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Anderson has no fantasy value, but he could bring stability to the offense that Nathan Peterman did not. That would allow for the other skill positions, like LeSean McCoy, to have some chance against the Indianapolis Colts.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/17/18 11:55am ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Olsen saw seven targets last week, catching four passes for 48 yards. His limited status is likely just a precaution. Consider him a borderline TE1 going into Week 7.
D.J. Moore - WRPosted 10/16/18 3:28am ET
Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore is not yet in danger of being benched, according to head coach Ron Rivera, despite fumbling twice in the team's Week 6 loss Sunday, Oct. 14, opposite the Washington Redskins. 'We're trying to develop a football team,' Rivera said. 'I'm not too concerned about punishing players for making mistakes as much as we are about developing them and making sure they're learning and growing and being able to go forward with them. That's the idea behind that.'
Huddle Up: Moore's stock has risen in recent weeks while trying to establish himself as the club's No. 2 receiver. Though he struggled with ball security issues in Week 6, the 2018 first-round draft pick did also manage to churn out career highs in receptions (four), targets (five) and yards (59). He's clinging to WR4 status, but really more so for deeper leagues.
Thomas Davis - LBPosted 10/14/18 9:47am ET
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis will make his 2018 debut Sunday, Oct. 14 against the Washington Redskins after serving a four-game suspension to open the season.
Huddle Up: The Panthers get a boost with the return of their veteran defensive leader in the 35-year-old Davis, who has averaged 105.4 total tackles over the last five seasons.
D.J. Moore - WRPosted 10/14/18 1:22pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore posted four receptions for 59 yards on five targets in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins, but he also lost a pair of fumbles.
Huddle Up: Moore is battling Torrey Smith for the No. 2 duties behind Devin Funchess in Carolina. Moore has racked up eight receptions for 108 yards on nine targets over the past two games, but he'll need to hang onto the ball if he wants to see a larger role and be a useful fantasy option.
Devin Funchess - WRPosted 10/14/18 1:19pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess racked up five receptions for a game-high 74 yards on eight targets in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Funchess has racked up three or more receptions in each of his five outings, and he has found the end zone twice in the past three contests. He isn't a top-notch fantasy option, but he posts consistent enough production for a WR3 in most fantasy leagues. The Panthers meet the Eagles in Philadelphia in Week 7.
Christian McCaffrey - RBPosted 10/14/18 1:17pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed eight times for 20 yards in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins while adding seven grabs for 46 yards on eight targets.
Huddle Up: The Panthers aren't going to be very successful when Cam Newton is the leading rusher. CMC averaged just 2.5 yards per carry and that's simply not going to get it done. The Panthers face another tough matchup on the road in Week 7 against the Eagles.
Cam Newton - QBPosted 10/14/18 1:13pm ET
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 27-of-40 passes for 275 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins and he rushed for a team-best 43 yards on nine carries while also completing a pass for a two-point conversion.
Huddle Up: Newton nearly rallied the troops, but they came up just short in the 23-17 loss. The good news for fantasy owners is that he threw at least two touchdowns for the fourth consecutive outing. They'll be on the road against another NFC East foe, the Philadelphia Eagles, in Week 7.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/14/18 1:28pm ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) returned with four catches and 48 yards on seven targets in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Olsen made it through the game without any setbacks, and that's the most important happening of the day. It appears safe to plug him back into the active fantasy lineup in Week 7 in Philadelphia if you hadn't done so already.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 10/14/18 1:25pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Torrey Smith registered five grabs for 43 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins and he had a two-point conversion reception.
Huddle Up: Smith is trying to hold off D.J. Moore for the No. 2 job behind Devin Funchess, and he might have gotten a reprieve in the battle with Moore putting the ball on the turf not once, but twice. For now, the veteran Smith is best used as a low-end WR4 in most fantasy leagues. He'll get a crack at his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, in Week 7.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/13/18 2:34pm ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is expected to play in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins, and the plan is for him to be in the starting lineup, a source said Saturday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Olsen hasn't had any setbacks with his foot injury and he reportedly had a good week of practice. He's a risky fantasy play, as he returned from a foot injury last season and he aggravated the injury rather quickly. Wait to see him make it through a full game without any setbacks before trusting him again.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/12/18 10:34am ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) has been listed as questionable for Week 6 versus the Washington Redskins, although head coach Ron Rivera told reporters Friday, Oct. 12, that he likes Olsen's chances to play.
Huddle Up: Olsen admitted recently that his foot injury was something he was probably going to need surgery on at the end of the season, so the risk of re-injury is high. Still, owners don't have a ton of great options at the position this season, so if Olsen plays, he's likely going to be no worse than a low-end TE1.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/12/18 11:10am ET
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 12, but is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Olsen appears to be on track to play this week, but owners will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He could see limited snaps after missing a few weeks but could still be a No. 1 fantasy tight end.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/11/18 10:49am ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was listed as a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 11, and offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he remains on target to return and play in Sunday's Week 6 game against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Check and see if Olsen's prospects still look good after practice Friday, but right now, plan on having him back as a starting tight end option this weekend.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/10/18 3:14pm ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: Olsen should have a solid chance to play in Week 6 if he is able to continue to practice this week. He would be a risky fantasy option if he plays but can still be a No. 1 fantasy tight end.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/8/18 7:24am ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) could return this week, according to head coach Ron Rivera. He could practice as early as Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: Olsen would have a midrange matchup against the Washington Redskins as a midrate TE1.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/8/18 10:39am ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) anticipates returning to action in Week 6 but also believes he will require a second surgery for his Jones fracture, according to Joe Person of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: The tight end position in fantasy is about as hopeless as it has ever been, so owners definitely hope Olsen hold up all season when he does return. With that said, he wasn't able to make it through Week 1, so the odds of him holding up appear long. Owners should scoop him up off waivers wherever available but also have a backup plan in mind in the likely event he cannot finish out the season.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/7/18 8:07am ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) may have a chance to play in Week 6 if he has a good week of practice leading up to the game, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Olsen was able to be a limited participant this past week and could be active next week if he is able to do more during practice. He would be a risky option if he plays but could still be a No. 1 fantasy tight end.
Devin Funchess - WRPosted 10/7/18 6:07pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess posted four catches for a team-best 53 yards on seven targets in Week 5 against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Funchess is the top dog on the depth chart, but he still has fantasy value only as a WR4 or flex play in leagues of 12 or more teams at this point. The Panthers travel to meet the Redskins in Week 6.
Christian McCaffrey - RBPosted 10/7/18 6:05pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed 17 times for a team-best 58 yards in Week 5 against the New York Giants and he added five grabs for 35 yards and a score.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey is one of the most consistent fantasy options in the Carolina offense. Imagine if they had a dynamic wide receiver for Cam Newton to hit, taking the pressure off of the run game. CMC is a solid RB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 6 on the road against the Redskins.
Cam Newton - QBPosted 10/7/18 6:03pm ET
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 21-of-35 passes for 237 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 5 game against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Newton did enough to get the win, but perhaps the most impressive drive in the game was moving his team down the field in the closing second for a game-winning field goal. The Panthers will hit the road to battle the Redskins in Week 6.
Graham Gano - PKPosted 10/7/18 6:18pm ET
Carolina Panthers PK Graham Gano hit a 63-yard game-winning field goal in Week 5 against the New York Giants. There have been three 60-yard field goals since the start of the 2017 season, and two were game-winners against the Giants.
Huddle Up: Gano ended up bagging four field goals with three extra points for a total of 15 points. He remains a solid low-end fantasy option in most leagues. The Panthers travel to meet the Redskins in Week 6.
Curtis Samuel - WRPosted 10/7/18 6:15pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel finished with two grabs for 37 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 5 against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Samuel was making his season debut and he was able to secure a score. The Panthers could use some playmakers, and he could end up emerging as the No. 2 wideout in Carolina before too long. He is a player to monitor closely over the next game or two. Samuel has WR4 or flex fantasy potential sooner rather than later.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/5/18 9:54am ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) has been ruled out for Week 5 against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: For what it's worth, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport believes his presence on the practice field this week gives him a good chance of returning in time to play in Week 6. Especially given the state of the position in fantasy, Olsen will be a TE1 when he is cleared to go.
Curtis Samuel - WRPosted 10/5/18 10:20am ET
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (heart, illness), is expected to make his 2018 debut Sunday, Oct. 7, and return kicks against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been sidelined for the first quarter of the season with an irregular heartbeat and now will be worked back into playing time. As aforementioned, though, it will mainly come on special teams, and he is not yet rosterable -- let alone usable -- in the the majority of fantasy leagues.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/4/18 8:44am ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is dressed for practice Thursday, Oct. 4. He was hoping to return four or five weeks after breaking his foot, and this weekend would make four weeks.
Huddle Up: Olsen would be a midrange TE1 option if he can make it back against the New York Giants.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/4/18 9:35am ET
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) took part in individual drills in practice Thursday, Oct. 4.
Huddle Up: Olsen's recovery seems to be ahead of schedule after fracturing his foot in Week 1, but his status for Week 5 remains very much in question. See what the prognosis is on Friday before moving him back into your starting lineup.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 10/4/18 12:13pm ET
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 4.
Huddle Up: Olsen will not play in Week 5 but appears to have a chance to play next week. He is one of the better tight ends in the NFL when he is healthy and should be a No. 1 fantasy tight end when he plays again.
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