Via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is hopeful Cotchery might play this week after suffering the injury early in their win over the Texans.
“The high ankle sprain does tend to linger,” Rivera said. “But just the fact that he was able to come back and play on it like he did before it got stiff, the doctors feel that hopefully he’ll be ready to go this weekend.”
Cotchery was hurt when teammate Ed Dickson fell across the back of his legs while he was blocking, and couldn’t put any weight on his ankle as he left the field. He returned briefly in the second quarter, but couldn’t continue. Rivera said in an emergency situation, he might have been able to return. The Panthers need all the help at WR they can get, but this could open the door for rookie Devin Funchess who hasn't had much to show through the first two weeks.
CAR WR Jerricho Cotchery - Week 21, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Super Bowl vs. Denver
Jerricho Cotchery caught a pair of passes against the Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game for 17 yards. Cotchery is used mostly in sub-packages in the Panther offense, and while he’s been a trusty target to move the chains for quarterback Cam Newton, he’s unlikely to get enough targets to be a reliable fantasy option. His upside is limited and his floor is pretty low, making him one of the least attractive options for fantasy Super Bowl lineups.