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  • Steelers release Week 3 inactives
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) is inactive for Sunday night's Week 3 game against the Panthers.

    Advice: Archer practiced on a limited basis this week and could return in Week 4. The rest of the Steelers inactives are QB Landry Jones, LG Ramon Foster, NT Dan McCullers, CB B.W. Weeb, and OL Wesley Johnson. WR Martavis Bryant is a healthy scratch. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:05 pm
     
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2563rd)
  • DeAngelo Williams, Cotchery inactive for CAR
    Panthers declared DeAngelo Williams (thigh) and Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) inactive for Sunday night's Week 3 game against the Steelers.

    Advice: It's a surprise as the Panthers repeatedly said they expected Williams to suit up. Instead, it'll be Jonathan Stewart as the starter and flex option in a plus matchup at home against a weak Pittsburgh defense. With Cotchery out, the Panthers' top-two wideouts will be Kelvin Benjamin and Jason Avant. The rest of their inactives: QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, RB Fozzy Whittaker, G Andrew Norwell and David OT Foucoult. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:02 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (160th)
  • Darrin Reaves promoted from practice squad
    Panthers signed RB Darrin Reaves off their practice squad.

    Advice: Reaves will provide insurance for DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hamstring). Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) is doubtful for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:37 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2349th)
  • Panthers expect DeAngelo to play vs. Steelers
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is officially listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Coach Ron Rivera once again said he expects to have Williams for Sunday Night Football. He has some FLEX appeal in a plus matchup. The concern with Williams is he doesn't score touchdowns. Owners should be aiming higher. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:04 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (160th)
  • Mike Tolbert (chest) practices again Friday
    Mike Tolbert (chest) practiced again on Friday and is probable for Week 3 versus Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Tolbert took what he called the hardest hit of his career from DT Nick Fairley. He had trouble breathing and will wear extra padding against the Steelers. Jonathan Stewart could see extra looks in the red zone with Tolbert not at 100 percent. Both would be desperation plays with DeAngelo Williams (thigh) back. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:48 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (196th)
  • DeAngelo Williams returns to practice Friday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) returned to practice Friday.

    Advice: Williams has steadily progressed all week after sitting out last Sunday against the Lions. Expect him to be listed as questionable on the injury report, but suit up versus the Steelers' sieve-like run defense. Williams will be in the RB2/3 mix. His upside is obviously capped by not playing in the red zone. Mike Tolbert (chest) and Jonathan Stewart are both healthy as touchdown vultures. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:42 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (160th)
  • Mike Tolbert back at Panthers practice Thurs.
    Mike Tolbert (chest) returned to Panthers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: It puts Tolbert on track to operate as a Week 3 battering ram, though how he feels on Friday will be key. With DeAngelo Williams (thigh) trending toward a return, as well, Tolbert's status is less important than it was in Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:57 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (196th)
  • Dri Archer still limited Thursday
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) remained limited Thursday.

    Advice: Archer may have to get in a "full" session on Friday to contribute on special teams against the Panthers. Archer isn't on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:29 pm
     
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2563rd)
  • DeAngelo Williams still not practicing
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) remained out of Panthers practice Thursday, but did a "lot of work on the side."

    Advice: Speaking after practice, coach Ron Rivera said he's "not that concerned" about D-Will's status, indicating he'll be a go for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Rivera's tune might change if Williams can't practice on Friday, but for now he's on track to suit up for Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:58 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (160th)
  • Fozzy Whittaker (quad) not practicing
    Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (quad) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Whittaker is not expected to be available for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. The Panthers are listing him as "week to week." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:01 pm
     
    Doubtful
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2242nd)
  • Dri Archer returns to limited practice
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Archer was held out last week, but could return after missing just one game. His status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:47 pm
     
    Out
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2563rd)
  • Mike Tolbert unable to practice Wednesday
    Mike Tolbert (chest) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Tolbert is day to day after suffering a chest injury in Sunday's win. The Panthers are hoping he can return to practice later this week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:15 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (196th)
  • DeAngelo Williams doesn't practice Wednesday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Panthers expect Williams to return this week, but the fact that he's still not practicing isn't a good sign. He should be considered questionable for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Jonathan Stewart ran for 37 yards and a touchdown in place of Williams and will continue to handle all first-team work. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:13 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (160th)
  • Free agent RB Michael Bush visits Redskins
    Free agent RB Michael Bush worked out for the Redskins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bush was released by the Bears back in March after averaging 3.1 YPC last season and managing just eight touchdowns across 177 carries in Chicago as a short-yardage specialist. He turned 30 over the summer and is nearing the end of the line. Bush has previously visited the Patriots, but that's been it for him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:18 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2305th)
  • Bears waive reserve RB Shaun Draughn
    Bears waived RB Shaun Draughn.

    Advice: It's a bit surprising, as Draughn outplayed rookie Ka'Deem Carey in training camp, while undrafted free agent Senorise Perry is the only other running back on the Bears' roster. Carey was already Matt Forte's handcuff, but it's now set in stone. Going on 27, Draughn has averaged 3.7 yards on his 63 career carries. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:02 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2307th)
  • Fozzy Whittaker now week to week
    Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (quad) is considered week to week.

    Advice: Whittaker and Mike Tolbert (shoulder) both went down in Week 2, leaving Jonathan Stewart to carry all the mail. But DeAngelo Williams (thigh) and Tolbert are expected back this week, meaning Whittaker wouldn't have had a role anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:52 am
     
    Doubtful
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2242nd)
  • Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams back Sunday
    The Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to return for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Williams missed last week's win over the Lions after a thigh injury flared up on him. Assuming he gets through practice without a setback, he'll be ready to share the load with Jonathan Stewart in a plus matchup against Pittsburgh. Both backs will be low-upside RB3 types thanks to the cap on touches. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:31 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (160th)
  • Mike Tolbert (chest) day to day
    Mike Tolbert (chest) could miss practice time this week.

    Advice: Tolbert suffered a bruised sternum on a goal-line carry. He should be considered day to day. With DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whittaker also dealing with injuries, Jonathan Stewart is the Panthers' only healthy running back. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:29 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (196th)
  • DeAngelo Williams working out on Tuesday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) will work out on Tuesday, and "see how he is."

    Advice: How Williams feels on Tuesday will determine how much he practices on Wednesday, setting the tone for his Week 3 availability. Right now he should be considered day to day, and an even 50-50 to suit up against Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 10:20 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (160th)
  • Bilal Powell gets six touches in loss
    Bilal Powell rushed four times for 16 yards and caught two passes for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: Powell continues to handle himself well as the No. 3 man and part-time third-down back behind Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory. He'll need an injury in front to gain fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 5:36 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    2.59 (2521st)
  • Mike Tolbert gets 7 touches in Week 2 victory
    Mike Tolbert was thrown for -5 yards on four carries and caught three passes for 33 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Lions.

    Advice: The Lions' defensive front lived in the Panthers' backfield in this one, and Jonathan Stewart got the nod ahead of Tolbert in a fourth-quarter scoring situation, with Stewart powering in from two yards out. Tolbert now has 16 touches through two games. With DeAngelo Williams (thigh) likely to return sooner rather than later, it's hard to get behind Tolbert having any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 2:51 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (196th)
  • Jonathan Stewart gets 16 touches, TD
    Jonathan Stewart rushed 15 times for 37 yards and a touchdown and caught a 22-yard pass in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Lions.

    Advice: Stewart was repeatedly bottled up at and before the line of scrimmage, but paid fantasy dividends with his two-yard touchdown plunge. Fantasy owners should hold Stewart in anticipation of a Week 3 tilt with the Steelers, who have been gashed on the ground so far this season. If DeAngelo Williams (thigh) still can't go, Stewart will become a high-upside RB2 play in that matchup. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 2:46 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.37 (217th)
  • DeAngelo Williams inactive; Stewart to start
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is inactive for Week 2 against the Lions.

    Advice: Jonathan Stewart will get the start, though he is expected to rotate with Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker versus a stout Detroit defense. The Panthers' full Week 2 inactive list, beyond Williams, is DE Greg Hardy, QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, LB Jason Williams, G Garry Williams, and OL Andrew Norwell. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 8:36 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (160th)
  • Report: DeAngelo expected to miss Week 2
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Panthers don't expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to play Sunday against the Lions.

    Advice: Williams showed up on the injury report Thursday after mid-week soreness. The Panthers are concerned with his explosion and burst on the balky quad. Jonathan Stewart will carry the mail for Carolina against a stout Detroit front. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 5:45 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (160th)
  • Stewart likely to lead Carolina's committee
    Jonathan Stewart is expected to start Sunday's game against the Lions.

    Advice: DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is on the shaky side of a questionable tag. It makes Stewart a candidate for a big workload on paper, but we're not sure the Panthers see him in that light anymore. Coach Ron Rivera said that Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker would get carries if Williams does end up sitting. Against a very good Lions front seven, it's not a high-ceiling situation. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 8:12 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.37 (217th)
  • Report: DeAngelo Williams is unlikely to play
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports DeAngelo Williams (questionable, thigh) is "not likely to play" in Week 2 against the Lions, "barring unexpected improvement."

    Advice: Werder reports Williams "did some running" on Friday, but "still has pain" in his thigh. The Panthers figure to turn to Jonathan Stewart as their lead back against Detroit's stingy run defense, with Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker mixing in. Fantasy owners can hold onto Williams as an injured RB4, but it isn't as if he offers much upside when healthy. The Panthers are clearly committed to using three tailbacks, and Cam Newton's healthy return may siphon a few rushing attempts from the pie as well. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 1:20 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (160th)
  • LeGarrette Blount has three-carry night
    LeGarrette Blount rushed three times for eight yards in the Steelers' Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: Foolishly, Blount also drew one target in the passing game, but failed to make an easy catch. He was out-touched 16-3 by Le'Veon Bell, and has now been out-touched 43-7 on the season. There's not even a pseudo-committee in Pittsburgh, let alone an actual one. Blount will likely vulture a touchdown every 2-3 weeks, but there's no fantasy value here aside from handcuff status. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 11, 9:40 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    2.55 (2523rd)
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