Panthers Fantasy News

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related, probable) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday and is probable for Week 8. Lynch should be fine for a great matchup against the Panthers, though the Seattle running game isn’t clicking like usual.

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Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Panthers RB Chris Ogbonnaya (groin, questionable) missed practice Friday and is questionable for Week 8.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh, out) has been ruled out for Week 8.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle, out) has been ruled out for Week 8. Jonathan Stewart will get the start against a tough Seattle rush defense that is giving up just 3.2 YPC.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) missed practice again Thursday. Whittaker seems doubtful for Week 8.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Williams won’t play in Week 8. Jonathan Stewart will get the start against a tough Seattle rush defense that is giving up just 3.2 YPC.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Panthers WR Corey Brown (concussion) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) did not practice Wednesday. Whittaker seems doubtful for Week 8.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Williams probably won’t play in Week 8. Jonathan Stewart should get the start against a normally tough Seattle rush defense.

Pierre Thomas (shoulder) to miss 2-3 weeks

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:04am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Running back Pierre Thomas will miss two to three weeks with a shoulder injury, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Thomas left Sunday's loss to Detroit early with the shoulder issue.

On the season, Thomas had just 30 carries for 133 yards, but will be seriously missed in the passing game. Thomas has by far the most targets out of any Saints running back, 29, and has come away with 26 catches so far.

Fantasy Impact:

This is potentially great news for Mark Ingram owners. We heard a lot in the offseason about Ingram's pass-catching ability. Before he got hurt he had just four catches and added two more his first week back last week against the Lions. Khiry Robinson may see a few extra carries, and Travaris Cadet will be a decent flex play in PPR formats, but Ingram should see additional snaps as well. The Saints play Green Bay in Week 8, and it's shaping up to be a great matchup for the NO rushing game.

Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:28pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers could have running back DeAngelo Williams back on the practice field Wednesday, coach Ron Rivera said Monday.

Williams has missed the past three games with a high ankle sprain suffered in the first half of a Sept. 28 loss at Baltimore. The team’s all-time leading rusher hasn’t participated in practice since.

Williams walked through the locker room Monday with no visible signs of a limp, but there was tape on his right ankle.

Fantasy Impact:

Jonathan Stewart played in Week 7 in the loss to Green Bay so it's possible both backs could be active for Week 8, an early afternoon home game against the Seahawks. Stewart rushed 13 times for 50 yards while Newton added seven rushes. If Williams plays, the three would likely split carries.

Kelvin Benjamin on track to play Week 7

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:33pm

Joe Person on Twitter - [Full Article]

WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) made the trip to Wisconsin, per team official. All signs point to him playing Sunday vs. Packers.

Fantasy Impact:

As we stated earlier, the Panthers play early on Sunday, so we'll know if there are any last-minute setbacks by around noon. His absence would be a downgrade for QB Cam Newton and an upgrade for TE Greg Olsen and WR Jerricho Cotchery, but at this point he looks like he's going to play.

DeAngelo Williams OUT for Week 7

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 4:46pm

WRAL.com - [Full Article]

The Panthers have downgraded the status of running back DeAngelo Williams to out for Sunday's game at Green Bay.

The team said Saturday that running back Fozzy Whittaker, is also out.

Fantasy Impact:

Both were listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report. As we stated earlier this week: Jonathan Stewart (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7. Stewart is expected to start in a nice matchup against the Packers. In 11 games that Stewart played without DeAngelo Williams from 2009 to 2010, he averaged over 100 total yards, and provided decent production in his starting stint earlier this season. Consider him a RB3/flex type since the Panther running game isn’t exactly firing on all cylinders.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Panthers RB Darrin Reaves (calf, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 7. Reaves is now looking doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Packers. Chris Ogbonnaya would back up Jonathan Stewart, who is expected to make his return this week.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7. Stewart is expected to start in a nice matchup against the Packers. In 11 games that Stewart played without DeAngelo Williams from 2009 to 2010, he averaged over 100 total yards, and provided decent production in his starting stint earlier this season. Consider him a RB3/flex type since the Panther running game isn’t exactly firing on all cylinders.