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Monday, August 20, 2018, 7:08pm
The Panthers are beginning to feel like they have hit on something big with fourth-round draft pick Ian Thomas.
The rookie tight end has carried over an outstanding performance in training camp to the preseason, where he showed an impressive burst of speed on a 27-yard catch-and-run touchdown reception from Cam Newton, and delivered a powerful seal block that helped spring Christian McCaffrey for a 71-yard touchdown in Friday night’s preseason win over the Miami Dolphins.
Related players: Greg Olsen
After not getting a ton of receptions at Indiana, Carolina’s scouts became convinced Thomas has what it takes to be a playmaker and general manager Marty Hurney was sold on him as he studied more film. Olsen is still the guy in Carolina but after missing time last year the Panthers acquired a young player at the position who looks like he could eventually make an impact.
Posted by Brandon Niles
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 1:11pm
Week 7 at Philadelphia Eagles
Cam Newton had a modest day in a loss to the Redskins last week, throwing for 275 yards, a pair of touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for 43 yards. Newton is on pace for 38.4 total touchdowns on the season, and he’s averaging 41.6 rushing yards per game. That kind of versatility and production make him a viable option each and every week.
Against the Eagles this week, Newton will face a defense that has been relatively effective at limited opposing passers this year, aside from a shot of FitzMagic in Week 2. While the matchup won’t be easy and Newton may face pressure all game, his ability to make things happen on the run and while under duress make him a must-start regardless of the matchup. We have him inside our top-ten this week and he should be active in all leagues.
2018 Strength of Schedule - CAR
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2018 Game Stats
|Per game||22.40||34.00||231.60||1.80||0.80||6.81||10.34||9.00||41.60||0.60||0||4.62||22.62||66.20/66.40||99.72% |
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