Panthers Fantasy News

Vikings sign WR Kendall Wright

Friday, March 30, 2018, 3:29pm

Courtney Cronin - [Full Article]

The Vikings have signed slot receiver Kendall Wright, per a source. A good get for Minnesota’s office two weeks after having to cut Jarius Wright.

Fantasy Impact:

Still only 28, Wright is coming off a decent season with the Bears (59-614-1) and has a 1,079-yard season to his credit (2013). He can play the slot or outside, so he should be a nice replacement for Jarius Wright.

Rivera: Panthers RB Cameron Artis-Payne will have the 'opportunity' to replace Jonathan Stewart

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 10:23am

David Newton - [Full Article]

Ron Rivera said Cameron Artis-Payne "will most certainly get that opportunity" to replace Jonathan Stewart as the power back.

Fantasy Impact:

In his four career games where he's carried the ball at least 10 times, Artis-Payne has averaged 74 total yards and 0.75 touchdowns on 15.8 touches per game (including 14.5 rushing attempts and a 4.05 yards per carry average). The Panthers may add a runner in the draft, so the Panthers' power back competition is something to monitor as the summer wears on.

Carolina Panthers sign WR Jarius Wright

Monday, March 19, 2018, 3:30pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Former Vikings WR Jarius Wright has inked a two-year deal with the Carolina Panthers worth up to $3.5 million and it includes a $2 million signing bonus.

Fantasy Impact:

Mainly used as Minnesota's No. 3 receiver, Wright will likely fill a similar role in Carolina. He will be reunited with his former Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner. His best season as a pro came in 2014, when he caught 42 passes for 588 yards.

RB Jonathan Stewart to sign with the New York Giants

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 5:53pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Former Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart will join his old Carolina offensive coordinator Mike Shula in New York.

Fantasy Impact:

Stewart's rushing attempts and yards have dwindled in each of his past two seasons, going from 242 attempts (a career-high) in 2015 to 198 last season. His 680 rushing yards last season was the lowest mark of his career in a season in which he played 10 or more games.

If healthy, Stewart will have an opportunity to contribute right away in a Giants offense led by Orleans Darkwa last year (171 attempts, 751 yards, 5 touchdowns).

Panthers acquire WR Torrey Smith via trade

Friday, March 9, 2018, 3:36pm - [Full Article]

Looking to overhaul their receiving room, the Carolina Panthers have acquired Torrey Smith from the Eagles in exchange for cornerback Daryl Worley, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Friday.

Smith rolls into Carolina with a chance to make an impact for an offense that also boasts Devin Funchess, Russell Shepard and second-year speedster Curtis Samuel at the position. Smith isn't the deep threat he once was, but he gives quarterback Cam Newton an experienced downfield target to play with.

Fantasy Impact:

Smith isn't a fantasy factor right now, but it's not inconceivable that he could have a Ted Ginn-type year in Carolina.

Panthers cut RB Jonathan Stewart

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 1:06pm - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers have ended their decade-long relationship with Jonathan Stewart.

The team announced Wednesday they released the soon-to-be 31-year-old running back.

Stewart earned a career-low 3.4 yards per carry average while sharing the backfield with first-round rookie Christian McCaffrey in 2017. Jettisoning Stewart opens a need in the Panthers' running corps for a between-the-tackles pounder to complement CMC in 2018.

Related players: Christian McCaffrey, Cameron Artis-Payne

Fantasy Impact:

Christian McCaffrey gets a bump, but the Panthers aren't likely to hand over Stewart's rushing workload to McCaffrey. They may add another running back to the mix or perhaps use Cameron Artis-Payne to fill Stewart's shoes.

Carolina Panthers name Norv Turner new OC

Friday, January 12, 2018, 11:48am

Carolina Panthers Official Twitter - [Full Article]

What was rumored has now turned into reality, as the Panthers have named Norv Turner their new offensive coordinator.

Fantasy Impact:

Mike Shula was let go following the team's loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round. He was the team's OC since 2013. Turner's last coaching stint was as the OC of the Minnesota Vikings from 2014 to 2016.

Panthers fire OC Mike Shula

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 12:09pm

Albert Breer - [Full Article]

The Panthers announce that they've fired OC Mike Shula and QBs coach Ken Dorsey. Major moves for an established winner.

Fantasy Impact:

Shula's offenses in Carolina have finished in the top 15 in points scored in each of the last three seasons, so he should quickly find employment elsewhere.

Panthers WR Devin Funchess ACTIVE vs. Saints

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 3:30pm - [Full Article]

Panthers Inactives

Blaine Clausell OT
Garrett Gilbert QB
Charles D. Johnson WR
Zach Moore DE
Kevon Seymour CB
Amini Silatolu OG
Greg Van Roten OG

Fantasy Impact:

He has only caught 6 passes for 78 yards on 14 targets in his last three games. In two meetings with the Saints this season, he has 8 catches for 118 yards and a touchdown on 17 targets.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) took full practice reps all week. Olsen didn’t play in either meeting against the Saints this year, but was targeted seven times in both games against New Orleans in 2016. His injured foot may be an issue on the turf in the Superdome.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday. Thomas will be out there against Carolina. In two meetings with the Panthers this season, Thomas has 12 total catches for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns on 17 targets. He’s our No. 1 receiver this week.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 18. Funchess will continue to play through he shoulder injury. He has only caught 6 passes for 78 yards on 14 targets in his last three games. In two meetings with the Saints this season, he has 8 catches for 118 yards and a touchdown on 17 targets.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (back) took full practice reps again Friday. Stewart should be back in the fold after missing Week 17. In two meetings with the Saints this season, Stewart has carried the ball 23 times for 102 yards (4.43 YPC) and a touchdown.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) took full practice reps again Friday. Newton compiled 350 passing yards and 67 rushing yards in two games against the Saints this year. He accounted for 3 total touchdowns (1 rushing) and 3 picks in those two meetings.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Panthers QB Derek Anderson (illness, questionable) missed practice Friday and is questionable for Week 18.

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