• Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/29/16 12:01pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: Stewart likely will miss at least one more week because of the injury, so owners can avoid him. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker will continue to share work at running back with Stewart out. Whittaker may have more value since he is more involved in the passing game, but both could be flex options in deeper leagues.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/29/16 12:29pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) will not be able to play in Week 4, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera indicated he is not sure about a possible timetable for Stewart.

    Huddle Up: Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker will both receive playing time at running back while Stewart is sidelined. Neither player posted great stats last week, but they were facing one of the better defenses in the NFL. Whittaker is probably a better option for owners in point-per-reception leagues, while Artis-Payne could be a flex option in some standard leagues.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/28/16 9:36am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is out of practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: J-Stew looks good when he's on the field, but every year it seems like a leg injury takes him out for weeks at a time. Cameron Artis-Payne rushed 12 times for 47 yards last week. Fozzy Whittaker had 22 rushing yards, but he had five grabs for 34 yards as well. Whittaker holds more value as a flex option against the Atlanta Falcons this week.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 9/26/16 5:48am ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) twisted his ankle in Week 3, but he's in the facility Monday, Sept. 26, and feels fine.

    Huddle Up: Newton was 21-for-35 for 262 yards, no touchdowns and three INTs in a brilliant effort by the Minnesota Vikings defense. Newton has a favorable matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4, and he remains an elite option at the position.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 9/26/16 3:18pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin could be more involved going forward after not catching a pass in Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings. He was only targeted once. 'We've got to find a way to get him the ball more. That starts with me,' offensive coordinator Mike Shula said. 'But we've got to make sure we're doing it in a way that we're not just trying to force him the ball.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin had been on fire before the dud on Sunday. It was more than likely an anomaly for Benjamin against one of the better defenses in the league. He'll face a more mediocre pass defense in the New York Giants on Monday night next week. Yesterday's performance may cause some angst, but Benjamin is still a WR2 candidate.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 9/25/16 1:51pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught six passes for 64 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Olsen was targeted 10 times during the game and has caught at least five passes in each of his first three games. He should continue to be a strong fantasy option for owners because he will be a focal point in the Panthers' passing game.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 9/25/16 1:50pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton went 21-for-35 for 262 yards and three interceptions against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3. He also rushed for 26 yards and one touchdown on seven carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Newton struggled against one of the better defenses in the NFL and should post better next week against the Atlanta Falcons. Newton is a must-start quarterback in all fantasy leagues.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/23/16 10:54am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings. Head coach Ron Rivera said he expects Stewart to miss two to three weeks.

    Huddle Up: Cameron Artis-Payne is expected to serve as the lead back, but Fozzy Whittaker and Mike Tolbert will be heavily involved as well. Even with the rash of injuries at the running back position across the league last week, none of the aforementioned players should be considered anything more than a RB3 this week.

  • Kawann Short - DT
    Posted 9/22/16 10:09am ET

    Carolina Panthers DT Kawann Short (shoulder) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Short is on track to play this week and should be an attractive option for owners in IDP leagues.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/21/16 7:32am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker, RB Cameron Artis-Payne and FB Mike Tolbert will split carries by committee with RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) out, according to offensive coordinator Mike Shula.

    Huddle Up: Whittaker and Payne could see the lion's share if one of them is hot. Both are flex options in fantasy. Tolbert figures to see short-yardage carries and doesn't have much fantasy luster except in TD-only leagues.

  • Kawann Short - DT
    Posted 9/21/16 1:06pm ET

    Carolina Panthers DT Kawann Short (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Owners in IDP leagues should keep an eye on the situation because Short is one of the better defensive tackles. He is a must-start option if he is active for Week 3.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/21/16 12:53pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Stewart is expected to miss at least one week because of the injury, so owners should avoid him in all leagues. Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne likely will share snaps in Week 3 and can be flex options in most fantasy leagues.

  • Cameron Artis-Payne - RB
    Posted 9/21/16 7:03pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Cameron Artis-Payne is expected to serve as the feature back in Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings. 'All he's ever needed was the opportunity,' head coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday, Sept. 21. 'We didn't have (RB Jonathan Stewart) at the end of the season, so he got his opportunity and performed well and did some really good things. And then this preseason, I thought he had a really good preseason.'

    Huddle Up: CAP was inactive for the first two games, but mainly due to his inability to play special teams. He faces a difficult matchup in his first game, as the Vikings have a strong rush defense. Still, he is worth scooping up as a RB3 and as a low-priced flyer in DFS, as it sounds like he will see more carries than Fozzy Whittaker.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/20/16 1:41pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker was in on 49 offensive snaps in Week 2 in light of RB Jonathan Stewart's (hamstring) early exit. RB Cameron Artis-Payne did not receive any snaps.

    Huddle Up: Whittaker will be the Panthers' go-to running back assuming Stewart is out for Week 3. Whittaker ran for 100 yards and caught three passes for 31 yards last week. He and the Panthers face stiff competition in the Minnesota Vikings, though. View Whittaker as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 with added value in PPR leagues if Stewart can't play.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/19/16 10:23am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is expected to miss 'at least a week or two' after suffering a hamstring injury in a Week 2 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

    Huddle Up: Given his lengthy injury history and track record for recovery, owners can probably expect Stewart to miss at least two weeks. Fozzy Whittaker totaled 131 yards in relief Sunday, but Rivera was quick to talk up second-year running back Cameron Artis- Payne, who has been inactive the first two weeks. For Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings, expect the Panthers to go with a hot-hand approach with Whittaker getting the first shot to make an impression. In a difficult matchup, he's a low-floor and unexciting flex option.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/18/16 9:03am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 2 game.

    Huddle Up: Stewart should receive plenty of carries against the San Francisco 49ers this week and is coming off a decent Week 1 performance. He should be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option in fantasy leagues.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/18/16 10:27am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the team's Week 2 game and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Stewart will miss extended time because of the injury. Cameron-Artis Payne and Fozzy Whittaker will see more playing time while Stewart is out and could be flex options depending on their touches.

  • Fozzy Whittaker - RB
    Posted 9/18/16 6:11pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (concussion) left the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers briefly to be evaluated for concussion. He passed tests and finished with 16 carries for 100 yards.

    Huddle Up: Whittaker filled in well for the injured Jonathan Stewart, who was forced out in the first half. Ron Rivera expressed concern about Stewart's injury, so Whittaker might be forced to carry the mail in Week 3. If so he is a decent low-end RB2 in most fantasy formats.

  • Mike Tolbert - RB
    Posted 9/18/16 6:10pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers, and head coach Ron Rivera said Sunday, Sept. 18, that there is a 'little bit' of concern about Stewart. The coach liked the way RBs Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker filled in.

    Huddle Up: Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers, and head coach Ron Rivera said Sunday, Sept. 18, that there is a 'little bit' of concern about Stewart. The coach liked the way RBs Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker filled in.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 9/18/16 10:26pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin racked up seven receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He was targeted nine times.

    Huddle Up: So far Benjamin's return from a devastating knee injury has been a good one, as he has three scores in two weeks. Many experts downgraded Benjamin on their fantasy boards due to concerns about his conditioning in the preseason, but he is proving his detractors wrong. He has re-emerged as a must-start in all fantasy formats.

  • Greg Olsen - TE
    Posted 9/18/16 10:26pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen was targeted eight times in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers, finishing with five receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Olsen is the best fantasy option at tight end right now with Rob Gronkowski sidelined, and he might even be the best for the next few weeks even when Gronk returns with quarterback questions for the next couple of weeks in New England.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 9/18/16 10:25pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 24 of 40 pass attempts for 353 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He also rushed six times for 37 yards.

    Huddle Up: Newton had a giant day for fantasy owners, showing why he was one of the first quarterbacks to go on draft day, joining the ranks of the elite.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/16/16 1:59pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 16, but is listed as questionable for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Stewart is on track to play in Week 2 and should receive plenty of work against the San Francisco 49ers. Stewart can be a decent No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB
    Posted 9/15/16 11:50am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 15.

    Huddle Up: Stewart is expected to play in Week 2, but it is not known if he will be limited by the ankle injury. He rushed for 63 yards in Week 1 and should continue to receive a majority of the carries. Stewart can be a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 9/14/16 9:18am ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton practiced Wednesday, Sept. 14.

    Huddle Up: Newton took a number of heavy hits during the Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos Thursday, Sept. 8, but he has shown no concussion symptoms and practicing Wednesday is another sign he's healthy. Newton remains a set-and-forget quarterback in all settings, and he stands to have antoher solid game in Week 2 with Carolina hosting the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 9/9/16 11:54am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin played 'about 15 more snaps' than head coach Ron Rivera would have liked in the team's season opener Thursday, September 8, against the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: That's understandable, as Benjamin missed all of last season after tearing the ACL in his left knee, and is being eased back into action as a result. However, based on his terrific season-opening performance in which he looked like he had never left, perhaps Rivera will stick with the same strategy in terms of Benjamin's usage going into Week 2. The 2014 first-round draft pick played in about 70 percent of the team's snaps versus Denver.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 9/8/16 7:42pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (leg) limped off against the Denver Broncos Thursday, Sept. 8, and had his right leg checked by trainers. He was able to return without missing a series.

    Huddle Up: Newton went down awkwardly on a sack, but it appears he avoided any type of serious injury. He should be one of the top quarterbacks in all formats on a weekly basis.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR
    Posted 9/8/16 9:12pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin had six catches on 12 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in a 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: After missing all of last year, Benjamin immediately regained his role as Cam Newton's favorite receiver. If the opener was any indication, Benjamin's knee is just fine and WR2 production should be on tap.

  • Cam Newton - QB
    Posted 9/8/16 9:25pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 18 of his 33 passes for 194 yards, a touchdown and an interception and ran 11 times for 54 yards and a touchdown in a 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1. He was sacked three times and took at least three blows to the head.

    Huddle Up: Denver pressured Newton early and often, and despite a mediocre night throwing the ball, he still salvaged a solid performance thanks to his rushing stats. His durability and dual-threat ability should result in high-end QB1 production on a routine basis.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR
    Posted 9/8/16 9:19pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. had one catch for five yards on one target in a 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: As expected the return of Kelvin Benjamin made Ginn an afterthought in the passing game. He could still hit the occasional big play, but he isn't worth owning outside of deeper formats.

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