Panthers Fantasy News

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

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

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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.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 7.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 7. Jonathan Stewart gets the start in a nice matchup with the Packers.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion, questionable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 7. Benjamin returned to Week 6’s game against the Bengals after taking a big hit from Vontaze Burfict. He apparently showed up with a headache early in the week and is now going through the league’s concussion protocol. HC Ron Rivera says he was pleased with how Benjamin worked on Friday and that the wideout “practiced well” and “looked sharp.” He still has to be cleared by an independent doctor, but that appears to be the final step towards playing in Week 7. The Panthers play early on Sunday, but we should know his status by Saturday. His absence would be a downgrade for Cam Newton and an upgrade for Greg Olsen and Jerricho Cotchery.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. Olsen will be fine to face the Packers. If Kelvin Benjamin is out, he will likely be the focus of the passing attack.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Panthers RB Darrin Reaves (calf) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday. 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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Stewart is expected to start in a nice matchup against the Packers. Consider him a RB3/flex type since the Panther running game isn’t exactly firing on all cylinders.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) missed practice again Thursday.