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Cam Newton was released by the Panthers on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Newton was officially released by the Panthers on Tuesday. It was reported that Newton passed a physical on Monday, and both his shoulder and foot checked out fine. The 31-year-old quarterback will try to prove he has something left in the tank. Newton threw for 29,041 yards with 182 touchdowns and 108 interceptions across nine seasons as a Carolina Panther. The former NFL MVP will become an unrestricted free agent and look to latch onto another team this offseason.

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Teddy Bridgewater officially signed a three-year, $60 million contract with the Panthers. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bridgewater agreed in principle to the three-year deal last week, but now it’s official. He has worked with offensive coordinator Joe Brady before and should be famIliar with the offense. Bridgewater threw for 1,384 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions across nine games for the Saints last season. With the move to Carolina, the 27-year-old is currently 31st among all quarterbacks in the expert consensus rankings.

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The Panthers have traded quarterback Kyle Allen to the Redskins in an exchange for a fifth round draft pick. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers recently signed Teddy Bridgewater and PJ Walker this offseason, making Allen expendable. The 24-year-old threw for 3,332 yards with 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions across 13 games for the Panthers last season. Allen will compete with Dwayne Haskins for the Redskins’ starting quarterback job. Whichever player emerges as the starter is merely an option in two-quarterback or super-flex league formats.

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S Eric Reid is being released by the Panthers. He will explore his options in free agency before making an immediate decision. (Source: Jeff Darlington on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reid had a career year in Carolina in 2019 with 129 tackles. He only played two years for the Panthers, and although coaches and management saw him as a great leader and a good locker room guy, Carolina has decided to go a different direction at the Safety position.

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Defensive lineman Gerald McCoy has agreed to a three-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to Todd Archer of ESPN. (Source: Todd Archer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Cowboys saw a number of big names on the defensive side of the ball agree to terms with other teams over the last two days, and McCoy appears to be their first big step in replacing some of that production. McCoy just turned 32 years old and recorded five sacks while playing in all 16 games for the Carolina Panthers last season.

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Former Carolina DT Vernon Butler agrees to a two-year, $16M deal with the Bills. Butler can make up to $18M, and he’ll receive $9.3M guaranteed. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Butler had an impressive 2019 season with the Panthers, recording 32 tackles and six sacks. The former first-round pick out of Louisiana Tech played four seasons for Carolina, but will now take his talents to Buffalo. The Bills hope that Butler can build off his very good 2019 campaign for them at least through 2021.

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Adam Schefter on Twitter is reporting per Rosenhaus Sports, Tre Boston has agreed to terms with the Panthers on three-year deal worth $18M with $9.5M guaranteed for year one. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers are bringing back Boston who was their fourth leading scorer with 68 tackles and tied for the team lead with three interceptions. The safety might be a nice sleeper in deep IDP leagues next season.

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Mario Addison has agreed to a three-year deal with the Bills. (Source: Marcel Louis-Jacques on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Addison is getting up there in age, but he remained productive in his time in Carolina. He had 9.5 sacks last year, his fourth straight season with at least nine, and played at least 14 games for the seventh straight season. He'll make a fine fill-in for the departed Shaq Lawson.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports James Bradberry has come to terms with the New York Giants on a three-year contract. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Rapoport adds the total value of the deal is $45 million, which includes $32 million guaranteed. Bradberry, the former Carolina Panther, is a nice get for the Giants’ secondary. The Panthers were always expected to move on from the Star corner as they’re entering a rebuild.

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David Newton of ESPN reports Ian Thomas is "first up" to replace Greg Olsen as Carolina's tight end next season. (Source: EPSN)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas, a fourth-round pick in 2018, has shown flashes of potential when Olsen has missed games the past two years. In nine games without Olsen, Thomas has caught 35 passes for 348 yards and three touchdowns. He could wind up being a popular sleeper over the summer.


Greg Olsen and the Carolina Panthers have mutually agreed to part ways, his agent has confirmed. Olsen will now become an unrestricted free agent, allowing him to sign with any team. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Olsen has expressed that he is still interested in playing. It will likely be a while before Olsen can gauge his demand in free agency. Nevertheless you can fully expect the Panthers to feature Ian Thomas as the starting tight end. Thomas should be picked up in dynasty leagues. If already picked up, dynasty managers should try to acquire Thomas while he is still cheap.

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Luke Kuechly has announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday. (Source: Carolina Panthers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kuechly, who was under contract for two more years with Carolina, has announced his retirement. This comes as a shock as Kuechly was playing at a high-level, and just recorded his eighth consecutive 100-plus tackle season. The All-Pro linebacker played all eight seasons in Carolina, totaling 1.092 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 18 interceptions and seven forced fumbles across 118 career games.

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The Carolina Panthers will reportedly hire former Baylor and Temple coach Matt Rhule, according to Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Rhule spent his most recent three seasons with Baylor, leading the team to an 11-3 record, a No. 7 ranking, and a Sugar Bowl appearance. He’ll have a lot of work to do with Carolina, particularly as the quarterback situation is in flux heading into 2020.

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Panthers K Joey Slye was successful on his lone field goal attempt and on his lone extra-point attempt in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Slye opened the year as one of fantasy's best kickers but faltered in the second half. There is no guarantee that Slye returns for 2020.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers WR Brandon Zylstra caught 6-of-8 targets for 96 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Zylstra led the Panthers in receiving in Week 17. A standout formerly of the CFL, he will look to carve out a role on the Panthers for 2020 if he begins to turn the corner this offseason.

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Panthers WR Chris Hogan caught 2-of-4 targets for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Hogan had a season to forget in his first year with the Panthers, posing career-low numbers across the board in seven games played. He will look to bounce back in 2020 but will likely be far off the fantasy radar barring a return to the Patriots as he is a free agent this offseason.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers WR Jarius Wright caught 2-of-5 targets for 10 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Evan with D.J. Moore sidelined, Wright could not get going with his expanded role, likely because of poor quarterback play. He will once again be just a guy in 2020 whether he stays in Carolina or winds up elsewhere.

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Panthers WR Curtis Samuel caught 2-of-4 targets for 13 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Another week with a similar recap -- if Samuel does not score, he does not return fantasy value. Failing to total 100 yards in a single game in 2019, Samuel's most-productive outing yardage-wise occurred back in Week 2 when he totaled 93 yards. He had fewer than 74 total yards in every other game. Samuel will look to bounce back in 2020 but the Panthers need to find a quarterback if that's going to happen.

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Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed nine times for 26 yards and a touchdown while catching 7-of-10 targets for 72 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: McCaffrey joined Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk as the third player in NFL history to post 1,000 rushing and 1,000 yards receiving. The lone bright spot on the Panthers, McCaffrey will look to follow up his historic 2019 season with another fantasy-friendly campaign in 2020. CMC should open 2020 as the No. 1 overall player in fantasy football.

Category: Game Recaps


Panthers QB Will Grier completed 1-of-8 passes for four yards and an interception in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Grier only completed 1-of-8 passes before leaving the game with his foot injury. It is safe to say that he is not the future of the Carolina quarterback position despite his limited resume, which is atrocious. Look for the Panthers to either draft a quarterback or bring one in via free agency this offseason while moving on from Cam Newton if the price is right.

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