Found August 23, 2012 on Fantasy Football Champs:
Carolina Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell said coaches are giving him a "big role" this season, according to the Charlotte Observer.Fantasy Spin:LaFell, a former third-round pick out of LSU, caught 36 passes for 613 yards and three scores last season. He's likely to improve upon those numbers in his third NFL season, but temper your expectations; Steve Smith and Greg Olsen are still the team's top two targets.

Sunday Night Football Predictions: Carolina Panthers vs. New York Jets

  Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will face off against the New York Jets in the third week of the NFL preseason. The Panthers and the Jets battle in the second game of a great preseason double-header. NFL Preseason Odds: The top rated sportsbook Bovada, has tagged the Jets as (-2.5) point favorites with the total set at 41. Bovada now offers a 50% free bet up to $250 for...

Two Carolina Panthers Fantasy Football Sleepers for 2012

Most Fantasy Football leagues are not won with the players you select in the early rounds, but rather, those players that come in the later rounds. For that reason, fantasy owners are always looking for those late round gems known as fantasy football sleepers. I believe the Carolina Panthers are one of the more intriguing teams in the NFL heading into the 2012 regular season. Two...

Panthers' Smith misses practice, sees doctor

Wide receiver Steve Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers missed practice on Wednesday and went to a doctor for an examination of an infection in his left foot. Smith also missed practice on Sunday because of the infection, but practiced with the team on Monday. Coach Ron Rivera said he does not believe the injury is serious, but that he would know more after speaking with the...

Carolina Panthers Special Teams News: It’s Young Guns Vs. Veterans as Kicking Competition Heats Up

  The Panthers were downright awful on special teams last season. Consequently, head coach Ron Rivera has made it a priority to get better in this crucial phase of the game in 2012. In addition to shoring up special teams coverage, the Panthers have created an open competition at the kicker and punter positions. Last year, Panthers kicker Olindo Mare connected on just 22 of...

2012 NFL Depth Chart Updates: Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers take on the New York Jets this Sunday, August 26 at 8 pm (ET). Here are the players that are climbing up or dropping down the depth chart. Stock UpOLB Thomas Davis - Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said linebacker Thomas Davis will play Sunday night against the Jets.Davis, who has missed most of the past two seasons, is battling back from a calf injury...

Fantasy Nightmare: Carolina Panthers backfield

  For years, fantasy football owners have been shat on by their hopes of coming out with a stud running back named either DeAngelo Williams or Jonathan Stewart.  The two backs obviously complement each other well, but that doesn’t really help for fantasy purposes.  The problem with these two is that there might be a diamond in the rough, but you will have to flip a weekly...

Panthers generate excitement in preseason

If you happened to see the first quarter of the Carolina Panthers 23-17 preseason victory over the Miami Dolphins last Friday night, you now know the image Ron Rivera and Marty Hurney had when they united 19 months ago. First, the now-second year head coach and 11th-year general manager were in accord that taking Cam Newton with the top overall pick in last years NFL draft was the...

Panthers taking precautionary measures with Smith

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith hasnt participated in consecutive practices and may miss Sundays preseason game at the New York Jets, pending what the doctors say Friday. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the swelling in Smiths infected left foot hadnt gone down by the end of Thursdays practice at Bank of America Stadium, and that he will be evaluated again Friday before...

Steve Smith Dealing with Foot Infection

Panthers WR Steve Smith is dealing with a left foot infection and is currently on crutches, according to the Charlotte Observer.Fantasy Spin:Smith missed practice Wednesday and met with a doctor to treat his foot, but he isn't expected to miss significant time.

Cam Newton says he learned a lot from Tim Tebow

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he learned a lot from Jets quarterback Tim Tebow when he was at Florida. "There's a lot that I've learned from Tim and his professionalism," Newton said to "You know how his approach is to this game and that's one thing everybody has to respect about him -- and I certainly do." Newton and Tebow...

PRESEASON PREVIEW: Carolina Panthers @ NY Jets

After failing to score a touchdown in their second preseason game, the only team in the NFL to not reach the end zone thus far, Jets head coach Rex Ryan re-assured everyone that it was not time to panic -- yet.  With a sudden changing of the guard to the team's offensive line, switching  starting right tackle Wayne Hunter for Austin Howard, all eyes will be on the offense  ...
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