Panthers Fantasy News

Panthers sign WR Chris Hogan

Friday, April 12, 2019, 12:16pm

Panthers - [Full Article]

Wide receiver Chris Hogan, a Super Bowl winner twice in his three seasons with the Patriots, has signed a one-year contract with the Panthers.

An unrestricted free agent, the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder has been a productive pass catcher in the AFC East for the past five seasons. A versatile receiver who can play outside and in the slot, Hogan and DeSean Jackson tied for the NFL lead in 2016 with 17.9 yards per reception.

Fantasy Impact:

Hogan figures to serve as Carolina's No. 3 receiver behind D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel. He'll definitely trail Christian McCaffrey in targets so he will at best be the team's No. 4 option in the passing game. If Greg Olsen returns, Hogan could land at No. 5. He won't have much fantasy value in 2019.

Colts to sign WR Devin Funchess

Monday, March 11, 2019, 8:02pm

Tom Pelissero - [Full Article]

The Colts are signing former Panthers WR Devin Funchess to a one-year deal, source said.

Fantasy Impact:

Despite his struggles in 2018, Funchess gives the Colts a much needed upgrade at their WR2 spot. His size is a good complement for T.Y. Hilton's skill set. He should be in the WR4 mix in 2019.

Rivera: Recovery of Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) has been 'positive'

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:33am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Panthers coach Ron Rivera, speaking live at the NFL Combine in Indy, says everything has been "positive'' in Cam Newton's rehab from shoulder surgery.

Fantasy Impact:

After a No. 2 finish in 2017, Newton was on pace for a No. 6 finish before his shoulder injury sidelined him for the final two games. It remains to be seen how he'll recover, but as the 12th quarterback off the board in early drafts, there's definitely some upside here.

Panthers sign TE Chris Manhertz

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 11:25am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Panthers signed tight end Chris Manhertz to a two-year contract Tuesday, according to his agent, Sean Stellato, via Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Manhertz, 26, was set to become a restricted free agent in March.

Fantasy Impact:

He has played in all 32 games for the Panthers over the past two seasons, catching four passes for 69 yards and a touchdown.

Panthers QB Kyle Allen suffers shoulder injury

Sunday, December 30, 2018, 4:00pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen suffered a shoulder injury and has been ruled out against the Saints.

Related players: Garrett Gilbert, Taylor Heinicke

Fantasy Impact:

Gilbert took over for Allen who playing for Heinicke who was injured last week. Of course Heinicke took over for Cam Newton after Newton was shut down because of a shoulder injury.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. There are whispers that the Panthers may limit McCaffrey’s workload in a meaningless game against the Saints. Cameron Artis-Payne is the next man up.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Panthers RB Kenjon Barner (knee) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. With Taylor Heinicke also out, Kyle Allen will start for the Panthers.

Panthers could sit RB Christian McCaffrey Week 17

Monday, December 24, 2018, 11:31am

Bill Voth on Twitter - [Full Article]

Would imagine there will be some discussions this week about sitting Christian McCaffrey and Luke Kuechly in New Orleans.

Related players: Cameron Artis-Payne

Fantasy Impact:

Voth went on to say HC Ron Rivera wouldn't go far into that decision but said, "We need to be smart," and it could be a good time "to evaluate" younger players.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. The Panthers have decided to shut Newton down for the season. Taylor Heinicke will draw the start, but the Old Dominion product is largely an unknown from an NFL standpoint. In the preseason, he completed 24 of 36 passes for 323 yards (9.0 YPA) and two touchdowns against one interception. He also rushed five times for 23 yards and a score. That 7.2 pass-to-rush ratio would fall between Jameis Winston (6.9) and Blake Bortles (7.4) this year, so Heinicke can add points with his legs. He’s obviously a risky start, but there’s some upside here due to the competence he showed in the preseason and his home matchup against the Falcons, who are No. 30 in QB aFPA. Consider this news a slight downgrade for the entire offense, though we weren’t expecting Newton to tear it up this week given his shoulder. John Paulsen watched Heinicke’s preseason throws and runs and came away fairly impressed. He showed some fast feet, threw a couple of darts downfield and his sole interception was not his fault.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:15pm

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (ankle, knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hooper should be fine for a nice matchup against the Panthers.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:15pm

Falcons QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) was removed from the injury report Thursday. The Panthers have decided to shut Cam Newton down for the season. Taylor Heinicke will draw the start, but the Old Dominion product is largely an unknown from an NFL standpoint. In the preseason, he completed 24 of 36 passes for 323 yards (9.0 YPA) and two touchdowns against one interception. He also rushed five times for 23 yards and a score. That 7.2 pass-to-rush ratio would fall between Jameis Winston (6.9) and Blake Bortles (7.4) this year, so Heinicke can add points with his legs. He’s obviously a risky start, but there’s some upside here due to the competence he showed in the preseason and his home matchup against the Falcons, who are No. 30 in QB aFPA. Consider this news a slight downgrade for the entire offense, though we weren’t expecting Newton to tear it up this week given his shoulder.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:34pm

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (ankle, knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Hooper has a nice matchup against the Panthers this week, though the Falcons are out of the playoff hunt, so they could decide to shut him down.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:34pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. The Panthers have decided to shut Cam Newton down for the season. Taylor Heinicke will draw the start, but the Old Dominion product is largely an unknown from an NFL standpoint. In the preseason, he completed 24 of 36 passes for 323 yards (9.0 YPA) and two touchdowns against one interception. He also rushed five times for 23 yards and a score. That 7.2 pass-to-rush ratio would fall between Jameis Winston (6.9) and Blake Bortles (7.4) this year, so Heinicke can add points with his legs. He’s obviously a risky start, but there’s some upside here due to the competence he showed in the preseason and his home matchup against the Falcons, who are No. 30 in QB aFPA. Consider this news a slight downgrade for the entire offense, though we weren’t expecting Newton to tear it up this week given his shoulder.