Found May 30, 2012 on
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The key to winning in fantasy football is knowing things others do not, whether that be a sleeper or a bust, the only way to win consistently in fantasy football is to stay ahead of the curve. One way to do that is identify sleepers such as Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell, who is primed for a breakout season in 2012.
LaFell may not be on the radar of many fantasy owners now but he will be once he starts putting up big numbers this season, which is why it is important to get the jump on him before everyone else does.
A metric that is really gaining steam in the fantasy football world in terms of measuring wide receiver productivity is yards per target. After all, a player cannot control how many times he gets the football, only once with he does with the opportunities that come his way.
In this area LaFell excelled. He was targeted by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton 56 times last season and the former third-round draft out of LSU, turned those 56 targets in 36 recepti...
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Despite having what was arguably the best season by a rookie QB in NFL history, the second year Panthers signal caller says that he still has a lot of growing up to do.
Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton told Yahoo! Sports that he was a bad teammate during a his Rookie of the Year 2011 season, mainly because he had a difficult time adjusting to a 6-10 season. "I was very immature," Newton told Yahoo! of his reaction after losses. "I'll be the first one to tell you, the pouting and the moping, I kind of overdid it...
In 2011, Cam Newton took the league by storm, setting records and accomplishing unprecedented feats in a spectacular rookie campaign that’ll be hard to top.
According to the Panthers’ dynamic quarterback, however, it all was overshadowed by a few self-proclaimed character flaws.
Newton told Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole that immaturity made him a “bad teammate” to be around...
Cam Newton broke several NFL records his rookie year, playing for the Carolina Panthers. But there is one area that he feels he failed in. In a recent interview with Yahoo, Cam speaks about how he wasn’t the greatest teammate. “I was very immature,” Newton said when asked about his sometimes moody reaction as losses [...]
Last week, Alex Smith caused some controversy when it seemed to most sports reporters that he was taking a shot at Cam Newton. Once it got out what Smith said, Carolina Panther fans started defending Cam as well and the whole thing got blown out of proportion really quickly. Now for those who don’t know what Alex
The Panthers surprisingly went offense in the second round of the draft and even more surprisingly whiffed on two receivers with starter talent in Alshon Jeffrey and Stephen Hill. Hurney and Rivera’s decision to draft Amini Silitolu in the second round suggests that they are confident with their current talent at receiver. Obviously drafting Hill or Jeffrey would have been a sexy...
The Carolina Panthers added some depth at tight end Tuesday, adding former UCLA standout Nelson Rosario to the 90-man roster.
Panthers fans may be familiar with another tight end named Rosario – Dante Rosario spent his first four NFL seasons in Carolina before moving onto Miami and currently, Denver.