• Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 10/22/17 5:56am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is expected to play in Week 7's game against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin was listed as questionable on the injury report but was a full practice participant Friday, Oct. 20. However, he has a challenging matchup this week and could see limited snaps, making him a somewhat risky fantasy option this afternoon.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 10/22/17 9:02am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 7 game.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin has been dealing with the injury for a while but will be on the field this week. He will be a risky option since he may receive limited snaps during the game and could be considered a No. 3 receiver or flex option in some leagues.

  • Graham Gano - PK
    Posted 10/22/17 9:12am ET

    Carolina Panthers PK Graham Gano (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 7 game.

    Huddle Up: Gano has made 15 of his 16 field goals this season and should be a solid option for fantasy owners this week.

  • Ed Dickson - TE
    Posted 10/22/17 2:52pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Ed Dickson posted three grabs for 18 yards on five targets in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: That's two below-average performances since his breakout 175-yard game at Detroit in Week 5. We told you that game was an anomaly, as Dickson remains more of a TE2 in most fantasy formats.

  • Devin Funchess - WR
    Posted 10/22/17 2:52pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess posted four receptions for 41 yards on eight targets in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Funchess has three or more receptions in each of his past six games, as he has really been involved on offense. Unfortunately, he has been held out of the end zone in each of the past two outings after scoring three times in two games. He remains a WR4 or flex option in PPR formats, with slightly lesser value in standard play heading into Week 8.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 10/22/17 2:51pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin hauled in three receptions for 65 yards on six targets in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin had a pretty decent day considering the Panthers offense managed just three points, but it's not the type of production that is going to please fantasy owners. He remains more of a WR3 or flex option heading into Week 8 against the Buccaneers.

  • Christian McCaffrey - RB
    Posted 10/22/17 2:51pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey ran seven times for just 10 yards in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears and he added seven receptions for 36 yards on nine targets.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey and the Panthers offense has been rather stagnant over the past couple of games. The rookie failed to find the end zone for the first time in three games. Right now he is best used as an RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 8.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 10/22/17 2:50pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart rushed 14 times for 48 yards in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears and he did not have any receptions.

    Huddle Up: Stewart hasn't scored a rushing touchdown in seven outings, and he hasn't found the end zone at all since the first outing of the season. He has logged just 65 rushing yards on 40 totes over the past three games and simply cannot be trusted in fantasy right now.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 10/22/17 2:50pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 21 of his 34 pass attempts for 211 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears. He also rushed nine times for a team-high 50 yards.

    Huddle Up: Newton was under duress all day, officially sacked five times while he also lost a fumble which was returned for a touchdown and an interception was also taken back to the house. The Panthers will look to regroup for Week 8 when the Buccaneers pay a visit to the Queen City.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 10/20/17 9:17am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) was back at practice Friday, Oct 20, sporting a sleeve on the left knee that kept him from practicing the previous two days.

    Huddle Up: Considering how this thing is played out this week, Benjamin figures to be a game-time decision. With a difficult matchup in what should be a slow-paced slugfest with the Chicago Bears, it is advisable owners sit him down if they have other decent options going. As long as he can stay healthy, Benjamin will have a number of solid matchups over the second half of the season, so he'll be of plenty of use down the road.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 10/20/17 10:07am ET

    Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is expected to play in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

    Huddle Up: Per Rivera, Benjamin had a 'good day' Friday and ran all the routes, so the concern the Carolina coaching staff had regarding his status Thursday appears to no longer be an issue. Given the matchup and the fact he is probably not operating anywhere close to 100 percent, owners are advised to bench him in fantasy if they have other similar options available.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 10/20/17 3:09pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 20, and has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game with the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Stewart and Christian McCaffrey will divvy up the workload in the Carolina backfield on Sunday, with Stewart acting as the hammer with more carries and McCaffrey catching the ball more out of the backfield. Stewart is a decent RB3 or flex option.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 10/20/17 3:08pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 20, but was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Newton has been on the injury report all season as he takes it easy during the week with his surgically repaired shoulder. He hasn't missed any playing time and remains a fantasy must-start option across the board.

  • Graham Gano - PK
    Posted 10/20/17 3:08pm ET

    Carolina Panthers PK Graham Gano (knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 20, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Gano has one of the longer legs in football and is a fantasy asset when healthy. However, he will be playing his game in the swirling winds of Soldier Field, and he is on the injury report and might not be 100 percent. It isn't a bad idea to make alternate plans if you have the roster flexibility.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 10/19/17 8:30am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is out of practice Thursday, Oct. 19, due to knee soreness.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin is coming off of one of his best games of the season, and Friday will be a big day in gauging his playability against the Chicago Bears.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 10/19/17 11:42am ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Newton is coming off a disappointing Week 6 performance but has thrown for at least 300 yards in two of the last three games. He may be missing a few of his pass catchers this week but could still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues against the Chicago Bears.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 10/19/17 11:54am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Stewart was held to minus four yards last week but will continue to receive most of the carries in the running game. He could be a possible flex option in deeper leagues, but owners in most leagues should have better options available and can bench Stewart.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 10/18/17 11:52am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is reportedly dealing with a knee injury that forced him to leave practice early Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: It's unknown at the moment whether or not it's the same knee he hurt in Week 3, but his early departure from practice is a small concern right now given the fact Benjamin had not appeared on the injury report over the last two weeks. If he were to miss Week 7, Devin Funchess would immediately slide into lead receiver duties and be worth starting in most leagues.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 10/18/17 12:08pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Stewart couldn't run through a pile of cotton candy with the way he's been playing this year. His running mate, Christian McCaffrey, is the far superior play in both standard and PPR leagues nowadays. Stewart can keep wasting away on the bench as it's unlikely anyone besides his immediate family members want to trade for him at this point.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 10/18/17 1:55pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Newton's limited status has been pretty standard lately, as the team limits wear and tear on his surgically repaired shoulder during the week. Any issues or lingering soreness hasn't kept him from game time, so start him as you normally would.

  • Christian McCaffrey - RB
    Posted 10/18/17 8:25pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey leads all running backs with 50 targets, eight more ahead of New England Patriots RB James White, who is second on the list with 42.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey has been a fixture in Carolina's passing game, making him a worthy start in just about all formats, but unfortunately, he hasn't contributed much on the ground. He's accumulated only 104 rushing yards on 38 carries, which amounts to a pretty bad 2.7 yards per carry. With Jonathan Stewart struggling as of late, though, McCaffrey might see some extra rushes in the weeks ahead to go with his usual number of targets through the air.

  • Christian McCaffrey - RB
    Posted 10/13/17 7:25am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey is on pace to catch 99 passes this season, which would be the second most by a rookie in NFL history.

    Huddle Up: He has a 37-293-2 receiving line, but he's averaging just 2.7 yards per carry with 38 rushes for 104 yards. McCaffrey is an RB2 in PPR leagues when the Panthers suit up against the Chicago Bears Oct. 22.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 10/13/17 7:20pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart needs to be more involved in the offense, according to QB Cam Newton.

    Huddle Up: Carolina's ground game is a mess right now, and the Panthers are currently tied for 29th in yards per carry. Stewart is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry, and he has 17 rushing yards over the last two games combined. You are better off benching him until he shows signs of life.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 10/12/17 9:08pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 28 of 52 passes for 239 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Oct. 12. He also rushed 11 times for 71 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't a great night for Newton, who was picked three times, had another erased on a penalty, and authored a World Cup style flop to draw a personal foul. He also took a pounding and was off target, completing just 53.8 percent of his throws with a long of 20 yards. On the plus side, Newton's legs produced 71 yards and a score, which salvaged an otherwise disappointing night. He'll have 10 days to heal up before traveling to face the Bears where he should be considered a solid QB1.

  • Christian McCaffrey - RB
    Posted 10/12/17 9:29pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey caught 10 passes (on 14 targets) for 56 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He added four carries for eight yards.

    Huddle Up: Newton swung the ball out to McCaffrey a lot Thursday night, and the rookie hauled in a team-best 10 passes. He gained just 56 yards, however, and was a non factor in the running game. McCaffrey has RB3/Flex value in standard leagues and clearly holds more appeal in PPR formats.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 10/12/17 9:49pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin was targeted 13 times on Thursday, Oct. 12, catching nine for 99 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin has been doing the odd-even thing this year, averaging 6.3 catches for 93 yards in Weeks 2, 4 and 6, while managing 2.3 grabs for 30 yards in the odd-numbered weeks. Fantasy owners would definitely enjoy more consistency, but Benjamin deserves to be deployed as a WR3 on a weekly basis.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 10/12/17 9:35pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart had eight carries for minus-four yards during the team's Week 6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Stewart was targeted twice in the passing game but did not record a reception.

    Huddle Up: After gaining just 21 yards on 18 carries in Motown, Stewart went backwards Thursday night, giving him 17 yards on his last 26 carries. The veteran hasn't scored this season and hasn't reached 70 yards in a game. That's a bad combination, and it's ample reason to keep Stewart on your bench until further notice.

  • Ed Dickson - TE
    Posted 10/12/17 9:53pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Ed Dickson had four receptions for 36 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Oct. 12. He was targeted eight times.

    Huddle Up: Coming off a massive Week 5, Dickson looked much more like the player he'd been over the first seven years of his career. He could still have some appeal while Greg Olsen is out, but he's not someone you can reliably plug into your lineup on a weekly basis.

  • Devin Funchess - WR
    Posted 10/11/17 9:07am ET

    Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (knee) was able to participate in the team's walkthrough Wednesday, Oct. 11, and is expected to be able to play Thursday, Oct. 12, versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Funchess sat out Monday and Tuesday, but head coach Ron Rivera stated earlier in the week the receiver was likely to play. While participation in a walkthrough isn't the greatest of tests, it's a good sign he won't be limited. Against Philadelphia's burnable secondary, he is an upside WR3 play in Week 6.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 10/11/17 1:43pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 11, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the game Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Stewart and rookie Christian McCaffrey will once again divvy up the touches in the Carolina backfield, with Stewart acting as the hammer and McCaffrey being used more in passing situations.

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