• Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 9/16/18 10:05am ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is holding off surgery and hopes to return to the lineup in four to five weeks, according to sources. He likely will re-evaluate the injury after the season.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation over the next few weeks to see when Olsen will return. Ian Thomas and Chris Manhertz will receive most of the playing time at tight end for now, but neither player is a strong fantasy option.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 9/16/18 2:15pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 32-of-45 passes for 335 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 2 road loss against the Atlanta Falcons, and he also led the team with 42 rushing yards on five attempts.

    Huddle Up: Newton certainly did his best to will his team to a road win, but it's going to be tough for the quarterback if he doesn't get any help on the ground. The Panthers will look to get back on track in Week 3 against the Bengals.

  • Jarius Wright - WR
    Posted 9/16/18 2:33pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Jarius Wright posted five receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 loss against the Atlanta Falcons. He was targeted seven times.

    Huddle Up: Wright had the eye of Cam Newton, who was searching for a playmaker with Greg Olsen (foot) on the sidelines. The former Vikings receiver could be a decent WR5 in deeper fantasy leagues with a little upside if Newton continues to look his way. The Panthers host the Bengals in Week 3.

  • Devin Funchess - WR
    Posted 9/16/18 2:30pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess posted seven receptions for 77 yards on nine targets in the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Funchess is it for the Panthers, as far as downfield threats in Charlotte. With Greg Olsen (foot) on the shelf again, Funchess, Christian McCaffrey and Jarius Wright appear to be the top targets in the pass game for Cam Newton right now. Target Funch as a WR4 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 3 against the Bengals, with slightly more value in PPR formats.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB
    Posted 9/16/18 2:26pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB C.J. Anderson rushed three times for 31 yards in the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons and he did not have a catch on two targets.

    Huddle Up: Anderson's touches were limited, as the Panthers got away from the run in the second half and his counterpart Christian McCaffrey was used a lot to catch the ball out of the backfield. Unless something happens to McCaffrey to force him to the sidelines, Anderson's fantasy appeal is rather limited. The Panthers host the Bengals in Week 3.

  • Christian McCaffrey - RB
    Posted 9/16/18 2:19pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed eight times for just 37 yards in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he was good for 14 catches and 102 yards on 15 targets in the loss.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey averaged just 7.3 yards per catch, working in the flat and on short routes to help Cam Newton as the safety value with Greg Olsen (foot) out of the game and the wide receiver corps a mish-mash unit. CMC is likely to see his fair share of receptions with Olsen on the shelf to make him a must-start in PPR formats. The Panthers host the Bengals in Week 3.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 9/16/18 2:41pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Torrey Smith hauled in three receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in the Week 2 loss against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Smith recorded his first touchdown in a Carolina uniform and he might not be done. With Greg Olsen (foot) on the mend, and really only Devin Funchess as a proven NFL receiver, Smith could see some additional targets going forward. The Panthers host the Bengals in Week 3.

  • D.J. Moore - WR
    Posted 9/16/18 2:37pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore had just one grab in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, but that catch was a 51-yard touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Moore had a Hail Mary pass go through his hands on the final play of the game and that would have tied things up. If he gains the trust of Cam Newton further, garnering a few more targets, he could have some fantasy appeal outside of the deepest leagues. It's a situation worth watching. The Panthers host the Bengals in Week 3.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB
    Posted 9/12/18 11:50am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB C.J. Anderson (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.

    Huddle Up: Anderson is the clear second fiddle to Christian McCaffrey in Carolina's backfield. Drop Anderson for someone like Phillip Lindsay if he is still available on waivers.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 9/11/18 9:39am ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) suffered a fractured foot in the season opener Sunday. Sept. 9, and will miss a 'significant' amount of time, according to sources. The Panthers said in release Tuesday that no surgery is planned at this time, and 'we will monitor (Olsen's' rehab and evaluate his progress on a monthly basis.'

    Huddle Up: A huge blow for the Panthers and Olsen, who was limited to seven games a season ago with fracture of the same foot. He'll likely be replaced by fourth-round rookie Ian Thomas in the Panthers' lineup, but Olsen's fantasy owners need to join Delanie Walker owners in looking elsewhere for tight end help.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 9/11/18 10:13am ET

    Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot), likely will avoid being placed on the Reserve/Injured list in the hope that he can return and play late this season, a source said Tuesday, Sept. 11.

    Huddle Up: While that would be great news for the Panthers, it likely won't help Olsen's fantasy owners, whose playoffs could be over if and when Olsen returns to action. Stash Olsen if you have an IR spot to use, but in any case, start your search for a new tight end if you haven't already.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 9/11/18 11:43am ET

    Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) said Tuesday, Sept. 11, confirmed will rehab his fractured foot instead of undergoing surgery and hopes to play again this season. 'We are optimistic this is not how my 2018 season will end,' Olsen said in a statement released on Twitter. 'After consulting with our medical team, we have determined our best course of action is to press forward with my rehab in hopes of playing again this season. We will re-examine our options this offseason in regards to my foot and our path forward. I look forward to rejoining my teammates on the field as early as possible.'

    Huddle Up: A literal brutal break for the 33-year-old Olsen, who had only missed two games in his 12-year career prior to missing nine a season ago. And for Olsen's fantasy owners, perhaps a David Njoku, George Kittle or Austin Seferian-Jenkins is available on the waiver wire.

  • D.J. Moore - WR
    Posted 9/10/18 11:16am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore played in only 17 of his team's 67 offensive snaps against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1. Head coach Ron Rivera told reporters afterward that Moore will be 'brought along at the right pace because of the team's plethora of receivers,' according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.

    Huddle Up: It's a bit of a bummer for owners who hoped - and probably expected - Moore to start over Torrey Smith, but his time is coming. Smith is far from an insurmountable hill to climb and the Panthers are going to need more playmakers if they hope to overcome what appears to be a severe injury to Greg Olsen. Owners who have sufficient bench space should consider holding onto Moore for a few more weeks.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 9/9/18 12:44pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) is officially active for the team's Week 1 game.

    Huddle Up: Olsen was added to the injury report earlier this weekend but should receive his normal workload against the Dallas Cowboys. Owners in all leagues should consider Olsen a solid No. 1 tight end.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 9/9/18 2:27pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) left the Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half and he will not return.

    Huddle Up: Olsen was a late addition to the injury report due to a back injury, but it was his foot that forced him out in this one. It's uncertain if the injury is related to the one which cost him a big chunk of the 2017 season. Stay tuned.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 9/9/18 3:25pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) returned to the sidelines in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys on crutches while wearing a walking boot on his right foot.

    Huddle Up: Well, that's not good. The right foot is the one he broke in 2017 which required corrective surgery. It's uncertain if he aggravated the previous injury or suffered a new one, but it's rather ominous that the injury is to the same foot. It's uncertain if he will need to miss any time, and if so how much. Chris Manhertz and Ian Thomas are the only other TEs on the 53-man roster.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB
    Posted 9/9/18 8:49pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB C.J. Anderson posted seven receptions for 35 yards in the Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys in his team debut.

    Huddle Up: Anderson had the seven total touches to 16 for Christian McCaffrey. Both backs averaged 5.0 yards per rush in the game, and Anderson looked more than capable running behind Carolina's patchwork offensive line. Should anything happen to CMC, Anderson is going to be a popular fantasy option.

  • Christian McCaffrey - RB
    Posted 9/9/18 8:41pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed 10 times for 50 yards in the Week 1 win against the Dallas Cowboys and he added six receptions for a team-best 45 yards on nine targets.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey had 16 touches, the fourth-most in his career. When the team did not bring back Jonathan Stewart it was believed he would see plenty of touches, but McCaffrey didn't see much of a difference in usage. And Cam Newton led the team in rushing yards, so it was more like 2017. CMC will look for better production in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 9/9/18 8:38pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 17-of-26 passes for 161 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 1 win against the Dallas Cowboys, but he did add 13 rushes for a team-best 58 yards and a score.

    Huddle Up: Newton didn't have a huge game, but he made the plays necessary when it mattered most. He'll look for better production in the Week 2 battle in a key road matchup on the road against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Devin Funchess - WR
    Posted 9/9/18 8:48pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess finished with three receptions for 41 yards on five targets in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Funchess didn't do a whole lot, but no one really did in a defensive slog in Charlotte. He'll try to bounce back in a divisional road game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2. He had seven catches for 134 yards and a touchdown on 13 total targets in two games against Atlanta in 2017.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 9/8/18 10:13am ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) was added to the Week 1 injury report Saturday, Sept. 8, because of a back injury and is listed as questionable.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check the inactive lists to see if Olsen will be able to play in Week 1. He can still be a solid No. 1 fantasy tight end if he is active for the game, but owners will need other players ready in case he is ruled out.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 9/8/18 3:08pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) is expected to play despite being listed as questionable, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Check back tomorrow to make sure Olsen is good to go. He is still Cam Newton's go-to target, but he may not be given a full workload. Even if that is the case, he'll be a low-end TE1 to high-end TE2 candidate.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 9/2/18 8:47pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Torrey Smith had the 'best camp of any receiver' on the roster, according to wide receivers coach Lance Taylor.

    Huddle Up: Smith was invisible during preseason action, but his speed and Cam Newton's arm could combine to produce some big plays. Ted Ginn Jr. had his best years as the deep threat for the Carolina offense, and Smith should slide into the same role.

  • D.J. Moore - WR
    Posted 9/2/18 9:10pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore hit a bit of a wall because of the volume of plays he has been asked to learn, according to wide receivers coach Lance Taylor. 'We want him to stop thinking so much and just let his God-given ability take over,' Taylor said.

    Huddle Up: Moore is still worth drafting as a WR5, but his role could be limited to certain packages early in the year. He remains a great asset in keeper formats.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 8/24/18 5:31pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (head) left the preseason game early Friday, Aug. 24, after suffering an apparent head injury but was able to return after being examined on the sidelines.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Newton suffers any concussion symptoms in the next few days. Newton should be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback this season but does come with some injury risk.

  • Christian McCaffrey - RB
    Posted 8/24/18 6:39pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed 12 times for 48 yards and caught two passes for 16 yards against the New England Patriots in the preseason Friday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: Carolina continues to feed McCaffrey during the preseason, and even if C.J. Anderson carves out a role, McCaffrey looks poised to run the ball more than he did as a rookie. He's a high-end RB2 with RB1 potential in PPR formats.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 8/24/18 9:16pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught four passes on five targets for 44 yards in a 25-14 preseason win over the New England Patriots Friday, Aug. 24.

    Huddle Up: Olsen missed some time last year, but as Cam Newton's safety blanket, he is no worse than a midrange TE1.

  • D.J. Moore - WR
    Posted 8/21/18 2:38pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore was cited for allegedly speeding in a work zone Tuesday, Aug. 21, going 113 miles per hour. Head coach Ron Rivera said Moore has been cooperative and was honest with the organization about the incident.

    Huddle Up: Whether or not Moore is reprimanded by the Panthers or the NFL remains to be seen. For now, he's the No. 3 target in Carolina and has a promising rookie year ahead of him. Drafting him as a low-end WR3 to high-end WR4 is feasible.

  • Christian McCaffrey - RB
    Posted 8/17/18 8:38pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed five times for 92 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 28 yards in a 27-20 win over the Miami Dolphins Friday, Aug. 17.

    Huddle Up: The Panthers really do seem to be committed to feeding McCaffrey as a runner, and if he continues to see plenty of carries, he is going to be a RB1 in PPR formats.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB
    Posted 8/17/18 8:52pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB C.J. Anderson rushed eight times for 39 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in a 27-20 win over the Miami Dolphins Friday, Aug. 17.

    Huddle Up: Christian McCaffrey starred in this one, but Anderson should still see some work on early downs. At the very least, he's worth owning as a RB4 in case something happens to McCaffrey.

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