Jimmy Clausen Fantasy News

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Bears QB Jimmy Clausen (concussion, out) has been ruled out for Week 17. Jay Cutler will get the start in what should be an awkward (and likely final) game with HC Marc Trestman.

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Jimmy Clausen concussed, Jay Cutler to start again

Monday, December 22, 2014, 3:44pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Jay Cutler is once again the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears. Just like that.

In yet another surprise twist in a season full of unpredictability, the Bears announced Monday afternoon that Cutler would start their regular-season finale Sunday against the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The move came in concert with the team’s announcement that Jimmy Clausen has been ruled out for the finale after being diagnosed with a concussion.

Fantasy Impact:

Clausen took a vicious helmet-to-helmet shot from Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah on the Bears’ final drive of Sunday’s 20-14 loss at Soldier Field. And while Clausen remained on the field for four more plays – three incompletions and a loss-sealing interception – the Bears said in a news release Monday that the 27-year-old experienced delayed symptoms as a result of the collision.

Report: Bears bench Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 6:57pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Enough is finally enough for the Chicago Bears.

After weeks of offensive futility, the team has benched starting quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen prior to Sunday's contest against the Detroit Lions, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, according to two sources informed of the situation.

Fantasy Impact:

Cutler owners who are still alive are going to have to find another option this week, and Clausen isn't an attractive start. He has a career 5.2 YPA and it's a difficult matchup against the Lions. It's a downgrade for the entire offense, including Alshon Jeffery, Marquess Wilson, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte. On the flip side, the Lions defense is still a very strong play in Week 16.

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 7:36pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Jordan Palmer’s bid to win the Bears’ back-up quarterback job officially ended Sunday with the team informing him of his release, according to a league source.

Just like that, the Bears will head toward their Sept. 7 season opener with Jimmy Clausen in the saddle behind Jay Cutler on the quarterback depth chart.

Palmer, who spent the final 10 weeks of last season with the Bears, signed a one-year extension with the team before free agency began in March. But he never did enough to earn the team’s all-important No. 2 role.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 5:49pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Jimmy Clausen is scheduled to be the first backup quarterback off the bench behind starter Jay Cutler when the Chicago Bears host the Jacksonville Jaguars in an exhibition Thursday night, coach Marc Trestman said Tuesday.

Jordan Palmer was first in relief in the Bears' 34-28 exhibition win over the Eagles on Aug. 8. He is expected to play Thursday, Trestman said.

Trestman implored reporters, as he has done several times during training camp, not to infer from the division of playing time the leader of a position battle.

"You see it every day out here -- they're both making plays," he said of Clausen and Palmer. "They’re competing. I’ve talked to both of them that nothing’s set in stone from last week. We grade them every day. We’re watching all the tape. We’re making the corrections with each of them. It’s still a competition, and they know it."

Palmer was 8-of-11 passing for 104 yards with one touchdown and one interception against the Eagles.

Clausen against the Eagles was 7-of-13 passing for 150 yards and two touchdowns, including a 73-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Chris Williams.

Fantasy Impact:

Clausen looks like he's emerging as the Bears QB2.

Brandon Lafell active for Panthers

Sunday, December 16, 2012, 2:47pm

Panthers Inactives
James Anderson OLB
D.J. Campbell FS
Jimmy Clausen QB
David Gettis WR
Geoff Hangartner C
Jonathan Stewart RB

Fantasy Impact:

WR Brandon LaFell is active for the Panthers. DeAngelo Williams will carry the load with Mike Tolbert worked in with Jonathan Stewart out again.

Monday, November 26, 2012, 7:16pm

Panthers Inactives
Antwan Applewhite DE
Bruce Campbell T
D.J. Campbell FS
Jimmy Clausen QB
James Dockery DB
David Gettis WR
Jason Williams LB

Sunday, October 7, 2012, 2:49pm

Panthers Inactives
Joe Adams WR
Jon Beason LB
D.J. Campbell FS
Jimmy Clausen QB
Chris Gamble CB
Geoff Hangartner G
Thomas Keiser DE

Jonathan Stewart inactive for TNF

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 5:55pm

Panthers Inactives
RB Jonathan Stewart
LB Thomas Davis
OL Byron Bell,
S Colin Jones
OL Mike Pollak
DL Sione Fua
QB Jimmy Clausen

Fantasy Impact:

With Stewart out, look for DeAngelo Williams to play a lot better in a featured role than he did against the Buccaneers in Week 1. Consider him a low-end RB2.

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart inactive as expected

Sunday, September 9, 2012, 3:09pm

Panthers Inactives
QB Jimmy Clausen
S D.J Campbell
RB Jonathan Stewart
C Jeff Byers
T Bruce Campbell
DT Sione Fua
DE Thomas Keiser

Fantasy Impact:

Jonathan Stewart is indeed out for the Panthers, as we covered earlier. DeAngelo Williams is a great play this week with Mike Tolbert handling more work as well.

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 3:14pm

Panthers Inactives
Jimmy Clausen QB
Jerome Felton RB
Kealoha Pilares WR
Josh Thomas DB
Jason Williams LB
Lee Ziemba T

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 12:52pm

Charlott Observer - [Full Article]

As he assessed his performance in the postgame interview room, Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton said he was "in the business of moving the chains."

Business was bad for Newton and the rest of the Panthers' offense Friday.

Maybe not a 400-point-drop-on-Wall Street bad, but bad enough to give pause to anyone who thought Newton was a shoo-in to win the starting quarterback job.

In his first exhibition start, Newton threw behind and below receivers, often failed to set his feet and looked confused at times in the Panthers' 20-10 loss to Miami.

The No. 1 overall pick completed 7 of 14 passes for 66 yards. He only had one completion to a wide receiver - a 2-yard gain to Armanti Edwards on third-and-9 late in the second quarter.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera would prefer to name a Week 1 starting quarterback before next week's game at Cincinnati, and did not indicate a leader in the competition between Newton and Jimmy Clausen.

Monday, August 15, 2011, 9:56pm

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

The quarterback order remained the same for the Panthers on Monday night, with Jimmy Clausen getting the first reps in team drills, followed by Cam Newton.

It figures to stay that way the rest of this week.

Carolina coach Ron Rivera said again he expects to name his starting quarterback next week before the Panthers' third preseason game at Cincinnati on Aug. 25.

Rivera said the game video of Saturday's 20-10 win over the Giants didn't change his assessment of what he saw from the top two quarterbacks. Both did some good things; both made some mistakes, and there were some mistakes from their offensive teammates that caused the quarterbacks to misfire at times.

Uneven Start for Carolina Rookie QB Cam Newton

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 7:36am

Associated Press - [Full Article]

Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton led a pair of field-goal drives in his NFL debut, and Jimmy Clausen threw a touchdown pass to Greg Olsen to help Carolina beat the New York Giants.

Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner from Auburn and top overall pick in the NFL draft, struggled with his accuracy and twice failed to get the Panthers into the end zone on promising first-half drives.

Newton completed 8 of 19 throws for 134 yards, including a pair of completions of at least 30 yards. He entered the game to loud cheers on Carolina’s first drive of the second quarter and left early in the fourth.

It was a forgettable night for New York’s offense, which never reached the end zone. Lawrence Tynes missed two field goals and had another blocked in the fourth.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning didn’t lead a scoring drive in his five series, completing 4 of 9 passes for just 36 yards. He also slightly overthrew Hakeem Nicks on what could’ve been a big third-down gain on his first possession, forcing Tynes to try a 56-yard field goal.

Fantasy Impact:

Nothing too surprising in this one. Carolina has to be happy that new acquisition Olsen found the end zone. Olsen will have a hard time being a TE1 in Carolina, but he's worthy of a roster spot if you have the space to carry two tight ends.

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 1:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Carolina is listing Jimmy Clausen as the starter, but the real hope throughout the organization is Cam Newton will be the guy on opening day.

He’s handled everything well throughout camp. Newton doesn’t have to light it up in the preseason. With what should be a good offense around him, he just needs to go out and show he can run the huddle and get the ball where it needs to go. If he can do that, Newton’s going to step over Clausen on the depth chart.