Luke Kuechly - LBPosted 10/2/15 3:31pm ET
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 2, and has been ruled out for the Week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: It's been quite a struggle for the former Defensive Player of the Year, but sitting out Sunday will give him an extra 2 weeks with the Panthers on bye in Week 5.
Jonathan Stewart - RBPosted 10/2/15 5:01pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (leg) is probable for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Stewart caused some alarm by sitting out practices Wednesday and Thursday but count on having him available Sunday against a shaky Bucs' run defense that has surrendered the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season.
Luke Kuechly - LBPosted 9/30/15 1:46pm ET
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (concussion) wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Sept. 30, and the feeling is he could be out until after the Week 5 bye.
Huddle Up: The All-Pro LB is having trouble clearing all the protocol hurdles, and it's sounding like some more rest will be in order to ensure that Kuechly comes back in good shape. The Panthers, meanwhile, have weathered his absence and a win over the Bucs on Sunday would give them a 4-0 record coming off the bye in Week 6.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 9/27/15 8:21pm ET
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen had eight catches for a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-22 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 3.
Huddle Up: The Panthers made good on their promise to get Olsen more involved in the offense. He'll be a Top 5 tight end next week when Carolina travels to Tampa Bay.
Jonathan Stewart - RBPosted 9/27/15 8:21pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (leg) left in the second half against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3 and did not return.
Huddle Up: Stewart was banged up coming into the game. The Panthers can't afford to lose him with all of their injuries at the wide receiver position. Rookie Cameron Artis-Payne will see an increased role if Stewart misses time.
Cam Newton - QBPosted 9/25/15 9:38am ET
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton faces the New Orleans Saints at home in Week 3, and in four career home games against the Saints, he has seven touchdowns, including three rushing scores.
Huddle Up: Mesh that trend with Cam's running this season, as well as the team's lack of quality receivers, and it would be surprising if Newton didn't flip into the end zone at least once via the ground this week.
Luke Kuechly - LBPosted 9/25/15 2:17pm ET
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints, but he will not play, according to a source informed on the situation.
Huddle Up: Carolina's stud middle 'backer will miss a second straight game, leaving 2013 fifth-round pick A.J. Klein to make another start after recording six tackles and a pass defensed last week against the Texans.
Luke Kuechly - LBPosted 9/24/15 12:59pm ET
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (concussion) is still not in pads or a helmet at practice Thursday, Sept. 24.
Huddle Up: Not a good sign for Kuechly, who right now looks to be in danger of missing a second straight game. Let's see if Friday brings better news.
Luke Kuechly - LBPosted 9/19/15 12:36pm ET
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (concussion) has been ruled out for the Week 2 game against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Not having Kuechly is obviously a big blow to the Panthers' defense. Ryan Mallett is starting this week for the Texans and his job is much easier without Kuechly in the lineup. The Panthers' defense is still a starting option this week even without Kuechly.
Luke Kuechly - LBPosted 9/18/15 1:48pm ET
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (concussion) will have an answer about his Week 2 status Saturday, Sept. 19. Kuechly hasn't seen the independent neurologist Friday, Sept. 18, but he'll need that clearance to play in Week 2, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Kuechly is officially listed as doubtful after being held out of practice all week, and his IDP-league owners need to have another option at the ready.
Jonathan Stewart - RBPosted 9/17/15 3:32pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: No worries, just a rest day Wednesday for Stewart, but count on him to be good to go Sunday against the Texans.
Jonathan Stewart - RBPosted 9/16/15 2:13pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart has the day off Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Stewart appeared to make it through Week 1 OK after logging 22 of the Panthers' 28 RB touches in the win over the Jaguars and is a RB1 consideration against the Texans this week.
Luke Kuechly - LBPosted 9/16/15 6:27pm ET
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Nothing unexpected here as Kuechly remains in the concussion protocol, and coach Ron Rivera did say the LB could play in Week 2 without practicing once he's cleared.
Luke Kuechly - LBPosted 9/10/15 1:26pm ET
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly agreed to a five-year, $62 million contract extension Thursday, Sept. 10, according to a source. The deal would make him the highest-paid inside linebacker in league history.
Huddle Up: AP Defensive Rookie of the Year ... AP Defensive Player of the Year ... Two first-team All-Pro selections ... 502 total tackles ... seven interceptions and 29 passes defensed ... no missed starts. Yeah, we'd say the 2012 first-round pick definitely has earned his raise.
Ted Ginn - WRPosted 9/7/15 11:18pm ET
Carolina Panthers WRs Ted Ginn Jr. and Corey Brown are considered the starting wide receivers at this point, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: This is clear shot across the bow of second-round pick Devin Funchess who easily owns the highest ADP (122) of the bunch, while Ginn and Brown obviously have some value late in drafts.
Cameron Artis-Payne - RBPosted 9/6/15 12:55pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Cameron Artis-Payne appears to be the main backup to RB Jonathan Stewart this season.
Huddle Up: The fifth-round pick led the Panthers in rushing this preseason with 139 yards and a TD on 30 carries and is pretty much a must-own handcuff for the fantasy owners of the not-so-reliable Jonathan Stewart.
Derek Anderson - QBPosted 9/2/15 1:51pm ET
Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson signed a two-year extension Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: As far as backup QBs go, the Panthers are in strong shape with the veteran Anderson, who stepped in for the injured Cam Newton on two occasions last season and guided the Panthers to a pair of wins.
Jarrett Boykin - WRPosted 9/1/15 4:22pm ET
Carolina Panthers WRs Jarrett Boykin and De'Andre Presley were waived Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Huddle Up: Boykin, the former Green Bay wideout, was leading the Panthers in targets (19) and receiving yards (93) this preseason but the Panthers evidently have other plans for the roster spot, even with their WR needs. Boykin could be a candidate to re-join his former team, which also is dealing with a banged-up WR corps.
Kevin Norwood - WRPosted 8/31/15 10:17pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Kevin Norwood was traded to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a conditional draft pick Monday, Aug. 31.
Huddle Up: The 2014 fourth-round pick was buried on the depth chart in Seattle, but he'll have the chance to compete for immediate PT in Carolina, where No. 1 WR Kelvin Benjamin is out for the season and rookie first-rounder Devin Funchess is dealing with a pesky hamstring issue. Norwood has nine receptions for 102 yards in nine games last season with the Seahawks.
Devin Funchess - WRPosted 8/28/15 7:39pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (hamstring) is working out on the field before the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 28, but he will not be playing in the game.
Huddle Up: It's concerning that Funchess won't be able to play in Carolina's dress rehearsal with Kelvin Benjamin out for the year. Funchess has now been dealing with his hamstring injury for two weeks. Funchess has lost valuable reps but he clearly isn't healthy right now. His current ADP is Round 8.
Star Lotulelei - DTPosted 8/26/15 4:49pm ET
Carolina Panthers DT Star Lotulelei (foot) shed his walking boot and was riding a stationary bike Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Lotulelei now has a little more than two weeks to get back in game shape, but coach Ron Rivera told Black and Blue Review that he has "no concern" about the stud DT being ready to play in the Sept. 13 opener against the Jaguars.
Cam Newton - QBPosted 8/23/15 11:13pm ET
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton went 4-for-10 for 42 yards and one interception in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: Perhaps Newton misses top WR Kelvin Benjamin more than we think. Second-round WR Devin Funchess (hamstring) didn't play, and three of Newton's four completions and 27 of 42 yards Saturday went to TE Greg Olsen, leaving him 1-for-7 for 15 yards targeting everyone else. Definitely a situation to keep an eye on ...
Devin Funchess - WRPosted 8/22/15 12:32am ET
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess is the leading candidate to replace WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) as the X receiver, and head coach Ron Rivera said Funchess' high football IG will ease the transition.
Huddle Up: This isn't a big surprise. Funchess has a similar skill set to Benjamin and more upside than Philly Brown or Jericho Cotchery. Funchess is set to see a lot of targets now that Benjamin is out for the year.
Cameron Artis-Payne - RBPosted 8/21/15 6:15pm ET
Carolina Panthers RB Cameron Artis-Payne has been having a strong training camp and could receive some carries this season. Artis-Payne has shown good power and agility during preseason games but averaged only 3.0 yards per carry in the first preseason game with four of his carries going for two yards or fewer.
Huddle Up: With no DeAngelo Williams to fall back on now in Carolina, the fifth-round pick out of Auburn could definitely emerge as an important figure with starter Jonathan Stewart having made it through only one full season in the last five years.
Greg Olsen - TEPosted 8/20/15 12:07am ET
Carolina Panthers WR Greg Olsen is expected to be the No. 1 target for QB Cam Newton following the loss of WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) to a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Huddle Up: Olsen was already set to be one of Newton's top two targets even with Benjamin on the field. Now with him out it won't really be that close. Olsen is locked in as a Top 4 tight end this season.
Devin Funchess - WRPosted 8/20/15 4:53pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (hamstring) is expected to miss the Panthers' second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22 but may be able to return to practice Monday, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: The second-round pick is needed more than ever with No. 1 wideout Kelvin Benjamin lost for the season earlier this week, but count on the Panthers taking extra precaution in making sure that the rookie isn't rushed back into action.
Cam Newton - QBPosted 8/20/15 11:29pm ET
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has completed 59 percent of his passes when WR Kelvin Benjamin has been on the field, with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions, but only 55 percent when Benjamin has been sidelined with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Huddle Up: According to overall ADP this summer, Newton ranks fourth among QBs with a 58 ADP, but that probably should drop a notch or two with the loss of his clear No. 1 wideout. Let's see though, first, if the Panthers decide to make a move and add a proven veteran.
Kelvin Benjamin - WRPosted 8/19/15 1:22pm ET
Updating an earlier report, Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin was unofficially diagnosed with a sprained left knee after being carted off the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 19. He will have an MRI.
Huddle Up: Fantasy's 16th-best WR last season crumpled to the ground while trying to make a cut on a pass route Wednesday in joint workouts with the Dolphins, but the initial diagnosis at least gives his fantasy owners some hope pending the MRI. Of course stay tuned ...
Devin Funchess - WRPosted 8/19/15 1:26pm ET
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess suffered a hamstring injury during practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, and could miss a few days, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Wow, not exactly a good day for Carolina wideouts in joint workouts with the Dolphins, and with Kevlin Benjamin (knee) also hurt Wednesday, Cam Newton's top WRs may be Corey Brown, Jerricho Cotchery and Ted Ginn Jr. for a spell.
Kelvin Benjamin - WRPosted 8/19/15 5:53pm ET
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) tore his anterior cruciate ligament Wednesday, Aug. 19. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Huddle Up: The MRI revealed the crushing news for Cam Newton's No. 1 WR and 2014's 16th-ranked fantasy wideout after it was initially diagnosed as knee sprain. Second-round pick Devin Funchess, second-year man Corey Brown and veterans Jerricho Cotchery and Tedd Ginn Jr. will be asked to step up, but it's a void that's going to be tough to fill -- in fantasy and reality.
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