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Christian McCaffrey (quad) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Arizona. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCaffrey missed practice Wednesday and Thursday after suffering a quad injury in Week 3 against New Orleans. We should find out soon if he was able to log any practice time Friday, but he will go into Week 4 listed as questionable. If McCaffrey cannot play, fantasy managers should expect to see Chuba Hubbard and D'Onta Foreman man the Carolina backfield in Week 4.

Category: Injury Updates


Ian Thomas (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday. (Source: Mike Kaye on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Thomas has seen limited action this season in the Panthers' offense. If Thomas is forced to miss Week 4, look for Tommy Tremble to slide in as the starting tight end against Arizona.

Category: Injury Updates


Laviska Shenault (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. (Source: Mike Kaye on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Shenault saw his first action as a member of the Panthers last week, catching both of his targets for 90 yards and a touchdown. The 23-year-old has a few days to log more practice time ahead of the Panthers' Week 4 matchup with Arizona.

Category: Injury Updates


Eddy Pineiro nailed 45, 48 and 34-yard field goals along with one extra point in Carolina's 22-14 win over the Saints in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: Pineiro has been great for the Panthers through three weeks this season, and he has knocked in three field goals in back-to-back weeks. This offense looks like one that may have some trouble scoring touchdowns, which is sometimes a great sign for kickers. If he can keep up this production against the Cardinals in Week 4, the 27-year-old may be an intriguing fantasy option.

Category: Game Recaps


The Carolina Panthers D/ST recovered a fumble for a touchdown, recorded two interceptions, blocked a kick and tallied one sack while allowing 14 points in Sunday's 22-14 win over the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: The defense carried the Panthers to their first win of the season on Sunday. They had a tough time stopping the passing game, as Jameis Winston had 353 yards, but they were able to stand strong and get stops when it mattered en route to the win. The will face off against the Cardinals next week.

Category: Game Recaps


Robbie Anderson caught just one of his four targets for 14 yards in Carolina's 22-14 win over the Saints in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: After a big season opener, Anderson has now been a non-factor in the Carolina offense in back-to-back weeks. The speedster's boom-or-bust nature combined with the poor overall play from Baker Mayfield makes it almost impossible to trust him in fantasy. The wideout should not be started in any leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


DJ Moore caught one of his six targets for two yards in Carolina's 22-14 win over the Saints in Week 3. Moore also added 13 rushing yards on two attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Moore led the team with six targets, but all he could muster up was a disappointing two-yard reception. This was largely due to poor play by Baker Mayfield, which has been a constant through three weeks this season. As a result of this, Moore will have to be considered a WR3 in a tough situation going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Baker Mayfield completed 12 of his 25 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's 22-14 win over the Saints in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers struggled to get the passing game going on Sunday, as 67 of Mayfield's 170 passing yards came on one play. On top of this, they were leading for the majority of the game, so Carolina leaned on the running game. Through three weeks, Mayfield has proven to be an unreliable source of production in his new offense. He will be a low-floor QB2 next week against the Cardinals.

Category: Game Recaps


Terrace Marshall Jr. is a healthy scratch for the Panthers' Week 3 game against the Saints. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall didn't see a target against the Giants and has reportedly been struggling in practice. With him now a healthy scratch, any chance of him contributing in 2022 looks almost non-existent. Move on from him in redraft formats.


The Carolina Panthers placed Andre Roberts on injured reserve Tuesday with a knee injury. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Roberts will now miss at least the next four games, leaving a void in the return game for the Panthers. The team could turn to Shi Smith, who did see reps on special teams during the summer.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


The Carolina Panthers signed WR Prestion Williams to their practice squad Monday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams only appeared in eight games last season with the Dolphins. He tallied 71 yards on six receptions last season and was cut prior to the 53-man roster deadline. Williams likely will not have any fantasy value this season.

Category: Transactions


The Panthers placed Zane Gonzalez on season ending IR Tuesday with a groin injury. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez suffered the injury during the Panthers’ third preseason game and was expected to miss an extended period of time. Now that he will miss the entire 2022 season, the Panthers will need to find a new kicker.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


The Carolina Panthers cut WR Brandon Zylstra Tuesday. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zylstra was used more on special teams that has a wide receiver with the Panthers. The 29-year-old was coming off his best receiving season though, tallying 18 catches, 250 yards, and one touchdown. Considering he is a solid special teamer, he may get another opportunity with a team.

Category: Transactions


The Carolina Panthers released WR Keith Kirkwood Tuesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kirkwood has spent the last two seasons in Carolina, appearing in four games and logging just four receptions. The trade Monday to acquire Laviska Shenault likely forced some of the Panthers’ WR down the depth chart, resulting the Kirkwood being cut.

Category: Transactions


Dennis Daley and a 2024 7th round draft pick were traded by the Panthers to the Titans in exchange for a 2024 5th round pick Monday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A solid depth move for the Titans who deploy a heavy run game with Derrick Henry. The move gives the Titans another interior offensive lineman with 34 career games played over three seasons in Carolina.

Category: Transactions


Sam Darnold is expected to be out 4-6 weeks with a high-ankle sprain. He is expected to get a second opinion to confirm the injury. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was great news considering how the injury initially looked. Darnold will likely only see meaningful game reps if Baker Mayfield is injured or ineffective. Mayfield remains the Panthers’ Week 1 starter.

Category: Injury Updates


The Panthers officially placed QB Matt Corral on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was the expectation after Corral reportedly suffered a Lisfranc foot injury in the second preseason game for Carolina. He will look to rehab and get fully healthy for next season, while Baker Mayfield leads the Panthers quarterback room to open the season with Sam Darnold backing him up.

Category: Injury Updates


D'Onta Foreman totaled 16 yards on seven carries in Friday's 20-10 preseason loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers ran out exclusively backups in Friday's matchup with New England and Foreman seemed to be operating side-by-side with Hubbard. Unfortunately for Foreman, Hubbard had the better night on Friday by outgaining Foreman with fewer carries. Both of these backs may form a running back committee should Christian McCaffrey get hurt at any point this season, but without a CMC injury, Foreman doesn't hold any stand-alone fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps


Chuba Hubbard rushed for 22 yards on six carries while hauling in one catch for a four-yard loss in Friday's 20-10 preseason loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Hubbard was the most efficient rusher for Carolina Friday in a game where they played all of their backup offensive players. The 23-year-old likely has the backup RB slot locked down for the Panthers and he will likely see ample playing time this season should Christian McCaffrey go down with another injury. However, if CMC stays healthy, then Hubbard offers virtually zero fantasy value this season.

Category: Game Recaps


PJ Walker went 8-for-15 for 107 yards and two interceptions in Friday's 20-10 preseason loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Carolina exclusively played backups on Friday, and Walker got the nod at quarterback. The 27-year-old did not put on a good showing with his two turnovers, and that isn't the best sign for his roster status with the Panthers. The team already has Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Matt Corral likely ahead of him on the depth chart, so it wouldn't be surprising if Walker was not with the team to start the regular season.

Category: Game Recaps