Panthers Fantasy News

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

NFL.com - [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.

Panthers expect RB Jonathan Stewart to be 'fine'

Monday, January 1, 2018, 1:13pm

Max Henson on Twitter - [Full Article]

Rivera: "I think RB Jonathan Stewart will be fine."

Fantasy Impact:

Stewart was a bit of a surprise scratch Sunday as his back tightened, according to the team's website. The Panthers had wrapped up a playoff spot so they decided to not push him.

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (back) will sit Week 17

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:20pm

Panthers Inactives
Kurt Coleman FS
Mose Frazier WR
Garrett Gilbert QB
LaDarius Gunter CB
Zach Moore DE
Jonathan Stewart RB
Tral Turner OG

Related players: Christian McCaffrey, Cameron Artis-Payne

Fantasy Impact:

According to the Panthers website, Stewart's back tightened up on Sunday morning so the team will sit him. That means McCaffrey and Artis-Payne will see increased workloads this week.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) took full practice reps all week. Olsen is a full go against the Falcons, though there is some concern about how his foot will respond to playing on the turf in Atlanta.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Panthers WR Russell Shepard (shoulder) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle, thumb) took limited practice reps again Friday. Jones is good to go to face the Panthers.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) took full practice reps again Friday. No worries here. He’s a pretty good start against the Falcons.

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