This signing comes on the heels of the Panthers announcing that they are permitting Cam Newton to seek a trade, but Newton's response indicates that they didn't give him a choice. Meanwhile, Bridgewater's performance filling in for an injured Drew Brees was enough to earn him roughly $20 million per year in Carolina. He completed 67.9% of his passes for 1384 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions with a 7.1 YPA. Fantasy-wise, he'll have two good receivers to throw to in D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel, while Christian McCaffrey is one of the best receiving backs in the league, so it's a good situation. He'll likely be ranked as a low-end QB2/high-end QB3 this summer.
NO QB Teddy Bridgewater - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 8 vs. Cardinals
Bridgewater has been about as steady as they come and has done an excellent job of holding down the fort until Drew Brees is ready to come back. That time may be coming very soon. Brees has returned to practice and looks close to returning. Even if Brees doesn't play this Sunday, he'll almost certainly be ready for the next game, as the Saints have their bye in Week 9.
If it is Bridgewater, he'll face the 28th-ranked schedule-adjusted fantasy defense against quarterbacks and is on a run of seven touchdown passes in three games, a run that should continue Sunday in what will likely be his final start of the season if he plays.