DeAngelo Williams - RBPosted 10/18/14 2:01pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Jonathan Stewart is expected to start this week for Carolina. He'll see a majority of the touches and is a flex play consideration against Green Bay.
Kelvin Benjamin - WRPosted 10/18/14 2:01pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) still needs to pass one more concussion tests before being cleared to play in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Benjamin will be a game-time decision this week, so owners will need to have another option ready to go.
Kelvin Benjamin - WRPosted 10/18/14 8:38pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) traveled with the team and is on track to play Sunday, Oct. 19, in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Reports say all signs point to Benjamin playing on Sunday. Benjamin would be a strong WR2 against a beat-up Green Bay secondary that is already missing CB Sam Shields and could also be without CB Tramon Williams.
Kelvin Benjamin - WRPosted 10/17/14 2:13pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) practiced with his helmet on Friday, Oct. 17, and appeared to look good while doing every drill. He is officially listed as questionable, but the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person believes that Benjamin will play in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Great sign for Benjamin's fantasy owners after the rookie wideout missed the team's previous 2 practices this week. You're going to need to get a confirmation Sunday morning that Benjamin is indeed active, but right now it's looking good.
Kelvin Benjamin - WRPosted 10/16/14 2:03pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners need to remain vigilant as the rookie remains in the protocol and will try to get clearance over the next 2 days.
Jonathan Stewart - RBPosted 10/16/14 2:16pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) said he will start in the team's Week 7 game.
Huddle Up: Stewart hasn't played since Week 3 but has a decent matchup against a suspect Packer run defense and could be plugged in if you're desperate at RB.
Jerricho Cotchery - WRPosted 10/16/14 6:55pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery could be a sneaky start this week if WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) is unable to play. Even with Benjamin in the lineup last week, Cotchery saw 10 targets in a tie with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: The veteran Cotchery has had at least 4 receptions in four of the five games he's played in this season, and should step into the Panthers' No. 1 WR role if Benjamin is indeed out.
Jonathan Stewart - RBPosted 10/15/14 3:28pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) donned full pads and is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: Stewart is a good bet to return this week after missing the last 3 games and supplant the Darrin Reaves-Fozzy Whittaker-Chris Ogbonnaya contingent as the Panthers' No. 1 RB option.
Kelvin Benjamin - WRPosted 10/15/14 6:17pm ET
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, because of a concussion. Benjamin is currently going through the concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: A somewhat surprising red flag has cropped up here for the rookie wideout's fantasy owners, and they're going to need to look for signs of protocol progress the rest of the week.
Cam Newton - QBPosted 10/13/14 10:42am ET
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) rushed 17 times for 107 yards in Week 6 Sunday, Oct. 12. Head coach Ron Rivera said Newton was pretty close to being fully back from offseason ankle surgery.
Huddle Up: Newton with the added threat of rushing is a completely different fantasy entity than the version we had seen prior to Week 6. If he's back to swiping goal line looks and threatening defenses with his feet as well as his arm he's not just a fantasy starter but a borderline elite fantasy QB.
Jonathan Stewart - RBPosted 10/13/14 3:46pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Stewart would move into flex consideration if he plays this week. DeAngelo Williams is still out and the Panthers have little else at running back right now. Stewart will get most of the touches as soon as he's healthy.
DeAngelo Williams - RBPosted 10/10/14 4:28pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and has been ruled out for the team's. Week 6 game.
Huddle Up: Williams will miss his fourth game of the season. Meanwhile, Jonathan Stewart (knee) is listed as questionable, and it looks like it'll be the Darrin Reaves-Chris Ogbannaya-Fozzy Whittaker show again Sunday in Cincy. The best advice is to steer clear entirely given the Panthers' poor ground performance and the road matchup with what's sure to be a fired-up Bengals' D.
DeAngelo Williams - RBPosted 10/9/14 6:00pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: Williams just got out of walking boot and likely will miss his second straight game and fourth in the past five Sunday.
Cam Newton - QBPosted 10/8/14 12:20am ET
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle, ribs) said he believes his ribs are fully healed, but he also said that he is still experiencing some ankle pain. 'I think my body is mending up slowly but surely,' Newton said. 'It's giving me a lot of great confidence when I am thinking about running the football, and throwing the football, as well.'
Huddle Up: Newton is coming off his best game of the season (255 yards, 2 TDs passing) Sunday, and even though he didn't gain many yards (9), his 6 rushing attempts were nearly as many (8) as he had in the first 3 games combined, showing he's gaining trust in his wheels.
Jonathan Stewart - RBPosted 10/2/14 2:06pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: Expect Stewart to miss another week, leaving the Panthers' running game in the hands of Darrin Reaves, Chris Ogbonnaya and possibly Fozzy Whittaker on Sunday.
DeAngelo Williams - RBPosted 10/1/14 3:41pm ET
Updating an earlier report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is out for Week 5, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Well, Williams was back for 11 carries and 34 yards last week after missing the previous two games, but the Panthers are now down to undrafted rookie Darrin Reaves, who will get the start Sunday against the Bears.
DeAngelo Williams - RBPosted 9/29/14 10:17am ET
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the Week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to a league source. Williams will be evaluated further Monday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: Williams and Jonathan Stewart aren't doing a very good job of alternating their injuries, opting instead to both be hurt at the same time. And with Cam Newton not running, the Panthers have been zero threat on the ground. We'll see if either Williams or Stewart can answer the bell in Week 5.
DeAngelo Williams - RBPosted 9/29/14 10:24am ET
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is 'week to week', but his status for Week 5 against the Chicago Bears is in serious doubt.
Huddle Up: The Panthers may have to go to the scrap heap for running backs, unless Jonathan Stewart is able to shake off his knee injury and return. They activated Darrin Reaves from the practice squad a couple weeks ago and he saw a dozen carries in Week 4, though they only produced 26 yards.
Darrin Reaves - RBPosted 10/1/14 9:50am ET
Carolina Panthers RB Darrin Reaves is expected to be the team's starting running back in Week 5 because of the injuries to RBs DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and Jonathan Stewart (knee).
Huddle Up: Williams is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bears leaving Reaves as the likely starter. There are much better fantasy options out there but Reaves is worth picking up if you're desperate at RB. He's a low end flex play this week.
DeAngelo Williams - RBPosted 9/24/14 4:21pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hamstring) is participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Huddle Up: Strong sign that Williams will return Sunday after missing the last 2 games. The Panthers, meanwhile, certainly need him back with Mike Tolbert going on short-term IR this week and the oft-injured Jonathan Stewart week-to-week with a knee issue.
Jonathan Stewart - RBPosted 9/23/14 10:24am ET
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) could miss a month due to his sprained knee, in the opinion of beat writer Joseph Person.
Huddle Up: Stewart is not exactly an iron man, and at this juncture he's burned just about every bridge among fantasy owners. The key will be whether or not DeAngelo Williams is healthy enough to take advantage of the opportunity to get the bulk of the carries in Carolina.
Mike Tolbert - RBPosted 9/23/14 4:16pm ET
Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert (leg) was placed on Active/Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 23. He will not need surgery to fix the hairline fracture in his left leg.
Huddle Up: This news combined with yet another injury for Jonathan Stewart, opens the door to a significant workload for DeAngelo Williams if he can return from his own 2-game injury absence this week.
Jonathan Stewart - RBPosted 9/22/14 10:41am ET
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) was diagnosed with a right knee contusion. He did not return to the game.
Huddle Up: Shocking, really, that the über-brittle Stewart would suffer yet another injury in a game where he didn't have to fight DeAngelo Williams for touches. No word on if this latest malady will sideline him for any significant length of time.
Jonathan Stewart - RBPosted 9/22/14 7:03pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) could very well miss Week 4 with a severely sprained right knee. Stewart will not practice until Friday, Sept. 26 this week, which usually means a player isn't expected to play the following game.
Huddle Up: It looks like Stewart has suffered another multi-week injury. The days of Stewart being a trusted fantasy player have passed. He simply can't stay on the field anymore.
DeAngelo Williams - RBPosted 9/20/14 10:28am ET
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hamstring) is expected to be ready to play in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. His injury had been called a thigh injury, but he said Friday, Sept. 19, that he has been battling a hamstring issue. He took reps with the first-team offense Friday, and appears ready to go barring a setback.
Huddle Up: Officially a game-time decision, but the signs are positive. DeAngelo is a player you need to track during Sunday morning inactive announcements.
Kelvin Benjamin - WRPosted 9/19/14 3:32pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: The first-round pick will try to bounce back from a down Week 2 in which he caught only 2 of his 8 targets for 46 yards
DeAngelo Williams - RBPosted 9/19/14 3:32pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Williams was back after missing practices Wednesday and Thursday, and it's shaping up to be a game-time decision -- not exactly optimal for fantasy owners as the Panthers don't play until Sunday night.
DeAngelo Williams - RBPosted 9/18/14 6:47pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: It's looking like it'll be Jonathan Stewart time once again this week, although wait and see if Williams is able to get on the practice field Friday.
Cam Newton - QBPosted 9/16/14 4:27pm ET
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) was dealing with a bit of soreness in his foot after the Week 2 game, according to head coach Ron Rivera. However, Rivera thinks it's a good sign after Newton had offseason ankle surgery back in March. "Because it's more sore than his back," Rivera said. "Which is good. At least, I think it's good. He's moving around pretty good and he's feeling pretty good about himself."
Huddle Up: Newton (281 passing yards, passing TD, 4-19 rushing) had a solid debut Sunday and appears no worse for wear. Definitely have high hopes for his Week 3 start Sunday night against a Steeler defense that has struggled since holding the Browns to a field goal in the first half of the season opener.
DeAngelo Williams - RBPosted 9/16/14 4:27pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and be ready to play in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Williams sat out in Week 2 with a thigh injury that flared up earlier in the week. Williams led the team with 14 carries and 72 yards rushing in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Hope you used Jonathan Stewart in Week 2 while the using was good.
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