Ben Hartsock | TE | Carolina Panthers
Posted: 6/19/2013 12:42pm et
Carolina Panthers TE Ben Hartsock spent most of his first nine seasons in the NFL clearing space for running backs and protecting quarterbacks, rarely getting any balls thrown his way. However, during minicamp, QB Cam Newton targeted Hartsock on a number of underneath routes and Hartsock did not have any noticeable drops.
Huddle Up: In a word... no. The Panthers still have one of the better pass-catching tight ends in the league in Greg Olsen, but his numbers are likely to drop due to the departure of tight end guru Rob Chudzinski. If the Panthers are playing more two-TE sets, it's only to improve the blocking. Fantasy-wise, barring injury to Olsen there's nothing to see here regarding Hartsock.