• Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 1/14/18 7:24am ET

    The National Football League is currently investigating whether the Carolina Panthers properly followed concussion protocol with QB Cam Newton during the NFC Wild Card game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Jan. 7. Newton was poked in the eye and also suffered a knee injury after taking a hit to the head from DT David Onyemata. A league source said the injured knee was a contributing factor to Newton staggering to the ground and having difficulty maintaining his balance. He was taken to the team's blue medical tent on the sidelines for evaluation but was not sent to the locker room, as the league's new rules require.

    Huddle Up: Although an MRI exam on Newton's knee came back positive, the injury was not considered serious and he would have been able to play this weekend if the Panthers had advanced in the playoffs. He should be considered a low-end QB1 heading into the 2018 season.

  • Devin Funchess - WR
    Posted 1/7/18 12:29pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) is officially active for the Wild Card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Funchess should have a big role in the passing game but will be facing a solid Saints pass defense. He can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receiver for owners.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 1/7/18 5:14pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart ran 11 times for a game-high 51 yards in the NFC Wild Card Game on Sunday, Jan. 7, against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Stewart rolled for 680 yards and six touchdowns on 198 attempts, sharing the load with rookie Christian McCaffrey this season. The future is McCaffrey, a high-round pick, and Stewart's future in Charlotte is certainly murky at this point.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 1/7/18 5:13pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 24-of-40 passes for 349 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the NFC Wild Card Game on Sunday, Jan. 7, against the New Orleans Saints. He also ran eight times for 37 yards.

    Huddle Up: Newton did it all for the Panthers, giving his team a chance to win against a spirited defense in a hostile environment with Devin Funchess, the No. 1 receiver, playing with his left arm hanging by his side. Newton even left the game briefly after a hard hit shook him up, forcing Derek Anderson into the game briefly. He finished the regular season with 3,302 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and six more scores on the ground.

  • Kaelin Clay - WR
    Posted 1/7/18 5:17pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kaelin Clay went for three receptions and 32 yards on four targets in the NFC Wild Card Game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 7, including a huge 21-yard grab along the sidelines to give his team a chance late.

    Huddle Up: The highlight of Clay's day was the toe-tapping reception on the sidelines to extend a drive, although his team eventually came up short. Clay looked like he can at least be a quality depth receiver and standout on special teams heading into 2018.

  • Devin Funchess - WR
    Posted 1/7/18 5:16pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (ankle, shoulder) fought through multiple injuries in the NFC Wild Card Game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 7, finishing with four receptions for 79 yards. He rolled his ankle early in the game, and his pre-existing left shoulder injury caused him to play with his arm hanging limp at times during the game.

    Huddle Up: Funchess showed a lot of toughness fighting through not one, but at least two injuries. He struggled down the stretch in December, but looks like he could be a legitimate target for Cam Newton, who is desperately in need of NFL caliber receivers going forward.

  • Christian McCaffrey - RB
    Posted 1/7/18 5:16pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey hauled in six receptions for 101 yards and a 56-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card Game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 7.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey's long touchdown was the big play of the game for the Panthers, as they had a chance to win in the final moments. He has a bright future, especially as a receiver out of the backfield, and he'll be a favorite of PPR fantasy players for many years to come.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 1/7/18 5:14pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen posted eight receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets in the NFC Wild Card Game on Sunday, Jan. 7, against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Olsen missed the last game down in the Big Easy, as he was just getting over a foot injury and the team didn't want to risk him on the artificial surface. He was back, and had a strong game, showing he has plenty left in the tank. The tight end's three-year streak of 1,000 receiving yards came to an end because of his lengthy injury, but he remains a legit TE1 in fantasy heading into 2018.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 1/5/18 2:02pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 5, and is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Newton has not posted great passing numbers over the past several months but has been able to successfully run the ball during those games. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues this week.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 1/5/18 2:19pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 5, and is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Olsen has struggled with injuries and performance this season but has a chance to make a big impact in the team's passing game. He can still be a No. 1 fantasy tight end for owners.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 1/5/18 2:14pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 5, and is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Stewart should receive most of the caries in the running back for the Panthers but should only be considered a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 1/4/18 8:38am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (back) is practicing Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Huddle Up: J-Stew had 23 rushes for 102 yards and a score in two games against the New Orleans Saints this season. He wasn't used a lot down the stretch, and the Saints could keep the Panthers passing often. So Stewart is a meager flex option in playoff leagues.

  • Devin Funchess - WR
    Posted 1/4/18 9:49am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) was not able to practice Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Huddle Up: Funchess has missed practices before because of his shoulder injury and still played, so he should still be able to go this weekend. The Panthers will need him, too, against a much improved New Orleans Saints defense and standout rookie Marshon Lattimore. As for next year, Funchess sits among WR2s as Carolina's best wide receiver.

  • Devin Funchess - WR
    Posted 1/4/18 11:04am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) admitted his practice absences of late have been precautionary.

    Huddle Up: It makes sense that the Panthers would take it easy with their top wideout before the playoffs begin. Despite missing practice this week he will be good to go for Sunday's contest. View him as a WR2 for now in regards to the 2018 season.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 1/4/18 11:36am ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Huddle Up: The New Orleans Saints were elite defensively against tight ends this season, but Olsen can succeed versus anyone. As long as he's healthy he can be drafted as a top-tier TE1 again in 2018.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 1/4/18 11:32am ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) participated fully in practice Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Huddle Up: Newton has been playing with an ailing throwing shoulder for much of the year but has toughened it out. Overall he struggled in his two games versus the New Orleans Saints this season, making him a risky starter in fantasy playoff games.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 1/3/18 2:55pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 3.

    Huddle Up: Stewart was not able to play in Week 17, so owners should check on his status later in the week. He probably will receive most of the carries if he plays but should only be considered a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 1/3/18 2:44pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 3.

    Huddle Up: Newton has been up and down this season and has been held to under 200 passing yards in five of the last six games. He has been successful running the ball, which helps his fantasy value. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback this week.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 1/3/18 2:59pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 3.

    Huddle Up: Olsen was targeted nine times in Week 17 but only was only able to catch one pass for 10 yards. He not been a big factor in the passing game this season but could still be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 12/29/17 3:17pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Newton has not posted great passing yard totals over the last several games but does have eight total touchdowns in the last four games. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback this week.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 12/29/17 3:34pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Olsen has had only one big week since returning to the lineup and has been held to 27 yards or less in five of his six games this season. He is still one of the better tight ends when healthy and could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end this week.

  • Devin Funchess - WR
    Posted 12/29/17 3:30pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Funchess has been pretty quiet over the last few weeks but does have four touchdowns in his last six games. He should have solid role in the passing game against the Atlanta Falcons this week and could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 12/29/17 3:28pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Stewart has struggled over the last two games but has received at least 10 carries in eight of his last nine games. He could be a flex option in standard leagues but is not a strong fantasy option this week.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 12/28/17 12:13pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Newton has been on the injury report for most of the season but has been able to play each week and should be on the field in Week 17. He has been held to under 200 yards in six of his last eight games but has 12 touchdowns and three interceptions during that span. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 12/28/17 12:23pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Olsen has been targeted 18 times over the last two games but was only able to post 27 yards last week. He should be more involved in the passing game in Week 17 and should be a No. 1 tight end in all leagues.

  • Devin Funchess - WR
    Posted 12/28/17 12:20pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Funchess has been quiet over the last two weeks with only four catches and 30 yards over that span. His injury may be affecting his play, which makes him a risky option for owners. Funchess could be a No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners but could also be benched if owners have better options.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 12/28/17 12:14pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: The Panthers still have a chance to win the NFC South, so Stewart should receive a full workload against the Atlanta Falcons. He has struggled over the last few games but could still be a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 12/27/17 2:29pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (rest) did not practice on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Stewart was getting the mid-week veteran's rest to keep him healthy for game day. He has been rather sporadic in terms of production and should be treated more as a low-end RB3 or flex option in most fantasy leagues for the finale.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 12/27/17 2:28pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) worked in full at practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Olsen did not have any limitations and appears to be fine to play in Week 17 against the Atlanta Falcons as long as he is needed.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 12/27/17 2:28pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: It's nothing new, as Newton has been taking off or working on a limited basis in mid-week practices all season as a precaution after shoulder surgery last offseason. Nothing to see here.

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