Panthers Fantasy News

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:42pm

Panthers WR Torrey Smith (knee) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:42pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Newton should be fine to play through the shoulder injury.

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:42pm

Lions TE Luke Willson (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. With Michael Roberts likely out, Willson could play heavy snaps in a great matchup against the Panthers. Given the Lions’ issues at receiver (Marvin Jones is looking doubtful) Willson could be productive.

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:42pm

Lions TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. If Roberts is out, Luke Willson could play heavy snaps in a great matchup against the Panthers. Given the Lions’ issues at receiver (Marvin Jones is looking doubtful) Willson could be productive.

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:42pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) took limited practice reps again Thursday. The Panthers are probably just managing Olsen at this point in the season. He should be out there against the Lions.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:59pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday. The Panthers are probably just managing Olsen at this point in the season. He should be out there against the Lions.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:59pm

Panthers WR Torrey Smith (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:59pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Newton should be fine to play through the shoulder injury.

Panthers sign RB Travaris Cadet

Monday, November 12, 2018, 5:37pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Panthers have signed running back Travaris Cadet, the team announced Monday afternoon.

He will take the roster spot opened when the Panthers cut running back C.J. Anderson.

Fantasy Impact:

As we reported in the Anderson news bit, McCaffrey has played 96-percent of the snaps so far this season, so Cadet likely won't have a huge role in this offense.

Panthers release RB C.J. Anderson

Monday, November 12, 2018, 5:18pm

Panthers.com - [Full Article]

The Panthers waived C.J. Anderson on Monday, giving him the opportunity to latch on with a new team ahead of Week 11.

Related players: Christian McCaffrey, Cameron Artis-Payne

Fantasy Impact:

McCaffrey has been a true workhorse, playing 96.3 percent of the snaps through nine games, more than any running back in the NFL, the story said. Artis-Payne will now back up McCaffrey, but has only been active twice this season.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 8:05pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) practiced fully Wednesday. Olsen should be good to go for Thursday night.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 8:05pm

Panthers WR Torrey Smith (knee, out) did not practice Wednesday. Smith’s absence will open up snaps for D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 8:05pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. Newton should be fine for Thursday night.

Report: Steelers don't expect to see RB Le'Veon Bell before TNF game

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:56am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

On Monday, running back Le'Veon Bell said goodbye to Miami. He reportedly won’t be saying hello to Pittsburgh this week.

Via Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, the Steelers do not expect the holdout tailback to report before Thursday night’s game against the Panthers.

If Bell doesn’t show up by next Tuesday, he can’t play at all in 2018. Which would create a different set of rights and responsibilities for 2019, as to both the Steelers and Bell.

Fantasy Impact:

ESPN seems to be having a dispute among themselves about Bell's status for 2019 if he doesn't show up. As PFT says, Bell's opportunity to become an unrestricted free agent in 2019 hinges on fulfilling the minimum requirements of the second year of the franchise tag (i.e., by showing up before next Tuesday), forcing the Steelers to offer upwards of $25 million, if they choose to apply the franchise tag a third time in 2019. (The Steelers can still apply the transition tag in 2019, but we’ve already pointed out that this is an essentially meaningless option.) Bell can show up by Tuesday and force the Steelers to let him hit the market on day one of free agency (subject to the ultimately meaningless transition tag) or not show up by Tuesday and risk having the Steelers apply the franchise tag again next year, at $14.54 million. Some think the Steelers would do just that, as a precursor to trading Bell to a new team — and guiding him away from a team like the Ravens the story went on to say.

Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:35pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) took full practice reps again Friday. Olsen has scored touchdowns in two consecutive games and has a great matchup against the Bucs.