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CB Donte Jackson (toe) is doubtful for Sunday's Week 12 contest versus the Vikings. (Source: Carolina Panthers on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Jackson was unable to practice this week and is unlikely to play in Sunday's game against the Vikings. He is expected to miss his second straight contest due to a toe injury. Troy Pride will start at LCB if Jackson is ultimately ruled out on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation and will play Sunday's Week 12 contests against the Vikings. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bridgewater was a full participant in practice this week and is all systems go for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He is a high-upside QB2 and currently 21st among all quarterbacks in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Category: Injury Updates


RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 12 contests against the Vikings. Panthers' HC Matt Rhule is "pessimistic" that CMC will suit up for Sunday's Week 12 contest against the Vikings. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "I'm pessimistic that he'll play," said Rhule after Friday's practice. He was a limited participant in practice throughout the week. The Panthers listed him as questionable giving CMC a slim chance to play Week 12. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor the situation an check back on Sunday when inactives are announced. Carolina will most likely roll with Mike Davis once again and he is currently in the top 10 among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings for Week 12.

Category: Injury Updates


Panthers TE Chris Manhertz failed to catch his only Week 11 target.

Fantasy Impact: Neither Manhertz nor Ian Thomas are fantasy relevant this season. The Panthers tight end room is a fantasy football cesspool.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers TE Ian Thomas did not receive a target in Week 11's win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas came close to his usual nothing stat line with a legit nothing stat line. He did not even get a target. He has been and will remain off the fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers RB Rodney Smith managed eight carries for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Smith saw secondary duties behind Mike Davis. It was not enough to garner any fantasy relevancy.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers WR Curtis Samuel caught 8-of-10 targets for 70 yards and a touchdown, adding a four-yard carry in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Samuel has emerged in the second-half following a dull start to 2020. He's scored a touchdown in four of his past five games. Samuel has also logged at least eight receptions and 70 yards receiving in two of his past three. Samuel is in play in Week 12 against the Vikings.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers WR D.J. Moore caught 7-of-11 targets for 127 yards while adding a 21-yard rush in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Moore totaled 148 yards on Sunday. He's now gone for at least 93 total yards in five of his past seven games. Moore has turned his season around and will look to keep trending in the right direction in Week 12 against the Vikings.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers WR Robby Anderson caught 7-of-9 targets for 46 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson did catch seven passes but only went for 49 yards. While Anderson has yet to score since Week 1, he also has not topped 63 receiving yards in each of his past four games. Anderson gets the Vikings in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers RB Mike Davis rushed 19 times for 64 yards and a touchdown while adding another 15 yards on 2-of-2 targets in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Davis did not pop, but he did manage a touchdown to go along with his 79 yards. He did enough to satisfy his fantasy managers. If Christian McCaffrey is still out in Week 12, you can fire Davis up against the Vikings.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers QB Phillip Walker completed 24-of-34 passes for 258 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions while losing two yards on five rushing attempts in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Walker was impressive in the win despite a few giveaways. In fact, he was better than expected for the former XFL star. Walker will get another start in Week 12 if Teddy Bridgewater can't go.

Category: Game Recaps


The Carolina Panthers D/ST surrendered 185 total yards and zero points in Sunday's Week 11 win over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers' defense was dominant, holding the Lions to fewer than 200 total yards and no points. Along with pitching their shutout, the Panthers forced a turnover and sacked Matthew Stafford five times. The Panthers will get much tougher out in Week 12 facing the Vikings.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers K Joey Slye was successful on both of his field-goal attempts and on both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's Week 11 win over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Slye is an inconsistent fantasy kicker as he goes as the Panthers' offense goes. However, in a dominating win over the Lions, Slye came through for his fantasy managers. Slye will get the Vikings in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers WR Colin Thompson caught his lone target for a seven-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 10 loss to Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson made his lone target go far with a seven-yard touchdown. It was his only touch. He is just a guy entering Week 11 against the Lions.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers' stud safety Jeremy Chinn is officially active for their Week 10 matchup against the Buccaneers. (Source: Carolina Panthers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chinn's impressive rookie campaign came to a halt after he was forced to sit out Week 9 with a knee injury but will take the field after being listed as questionable throughout the week. Even after missing a game, Chinn still leads all rookies in tackles by a comfortable margin and is an excellent option in IDP leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Russell Okung (calf) was unable to log any practices against this week and will not be available for Week 10's matchup against the Buccaneers. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Okung suffered a calf injury in Week 7 and has been unable to play or practice since. Mike Davis struggled Weeks 8 and 9 without Okung in the lineup and posted his two worst fantasy performances of the season as a starter in those games. Against a swarming Tampa Bay defense, Davis shouldn't be considered anything more than an RB2.

Category: Injury Updates


The Carolina Panthers have signed Reggie Bonnafon from their practice squad. (Source: Jonathan Alexander on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In yet another sign that Chrisitan McCaffrey will not be available for Week 10, the Panthers have signed Reggie Bonnafon from the practice squad. Bonnafon, who was last active in Week 4, posted 71 yards from scrimmage and a score against the Cardinals. He will backup Mike Davis if/when CMC is ruled out. Linebacker Adarius Taylor was waived in a corresponding move.

Category: Injury Updates


Eli Apple released by Carolina

Tue, Oct 27th 3:49pm EDT
By Lee Wehry

The Carolina Panthers have released CB Eli Apple on Tuesday. (Source: Myles Simmons on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Apple, the former 10th overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft, Has never really been the difference-maker he was thought of when coming out of Ohio State. He's battled injuries since being signed by Carolina in May and was active for only the second time this season this past Sunday against his former team the Saints. Despite the notion that they were in the midst of a total rebuild, the Carolina D/ST has played admirably but should not be started in most fantasy leagues.

Category: Transactions


Panthers RB Trenton Cannon ran the ball one time for seven yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Cannon remains just a guy in the Carolina backfield. That will not change while either Mike Davis or Christian McCaffrey is healthy.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers WR Keith Kirkwood caught 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: Kirkwood totaled 13 yards on the day and drew a pair of targets, only converting one of them. Even with Curtis Samuel sidelined, Kirkwood could not get anything going.

Category: Game Recaps