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Week 8 Outlook
The seemingly ageless Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers was the only defensive lineman to record a sack in the loss versus Pittsburgh Thursday night. While Kawann Short did record a tackle for a loss along with his two solo tackles and one assist, it was Peppers who got to the quarterback for a sack adding to his one solo, two assists, one tackle for a loss and one pass defended stat line.
Although the 38-year-old is still showing signs here and there like he was still in his prime age, IDP owners will want to keep in mind he will be a risky option heading into the fantasy football playoffs. On the season his numbers are currently hit or miss with only twelve combined tackles, two for a loss, two forced fumbles, and three sacks. Of course, we can't discount the idea that Carolina is holding his snap count in check to keep him fresh for a real-life playoff run, but at this time he should be looked at as more than just a depth player in case that isn't the case. The next couple of contest will let us know more whether they unleash him to try and maintain a chance at even making the NFL playoffs over the next couple of weeks. Overall it is a wait and see scenario.
Julius Peppers recorded one solo tackle, one sack, and one forced fumble in the Carolina Panthers' Week 7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Peppers didn't make much of an impact overall, but he did have one huge play. He's nothing more than a boom-or-bust play at this point.
DE Julius Peppers recorded two solo tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble in the Carolina Panthers' Week 6 loss against the Washington Redskins.
Peppers is ancient, but still has the power that made him a dominant athletic force throughout his career. He'll be good for the occasional sack here and there.
Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers has been re-activated from the PUP list.
Julius Peppers, who was previously on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, was cleared to practice in full. And just in time for his IDP owners to see Peppers get acclimated again for the season opener versus Dallas at home.
Retirement has been pushed off for at least another season as Carolina will bring back Julius Peppers for 2018.
IDP owners should expect about the same from Peppers, who is 38-years old, and was tied for the team lead in sacks with 11.0 in 2017. Peppers is the all-time leader in sacks with 92 for Carolina.