185 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 3 INTClausen's first career start wasn't one to remember. The rookie accounted for three turnovers and completed one pass before halftime. The Panthers will try to keep the ball on the ground while their QB gets his feet wet.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 80 rush yards, 1 rush TDWilliams looked solid last week despite the limited carries. He earns the plurality of carries, but Jonathan Stewart is still the goal-line back. Both negate each other's fantasy value significantly, and neither have any help from their supporting cast.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 70 rush yards, 1 rush TDStewart had eight carries for 13 yards last week, but did add a TD on the goal line. Still, he takes a lesser share of carries compared to DeAngelo Williams, and the passing game provides no reason for defenses to take an eighth man out of the box.
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TDFor the second season in the row, Smith is undone by awful quarterbacking. He had just three catches for 22 yards with Jimmy Clausen under center. It would help if another receiver could step up to draw away double teams.
2 rec, 30 yardsJarrett was deactivated for last week's game against Cincinnati and looks like he may be headed out the door in Carolina. Even if he played himself into a consistent role on the offense, the quarterback situation is in bad shape.
2 rec, 15 yardsRosario's seven receptions this season make him the Panthers' third leading receiver behind Steve Smith and a backup running back in Mike Goodson. Yes you read the right.
2 PATs, 1 FGFor two weeks in a row, Kasay registered just one fantasy point. The passing game is now in the hands of rookie, which doesn't provide much hope for Kasay in the short term.
1 sack, 1 INTThe Panthers don't particularly excel in any area on defense and the offense won't protect them by holding onto the ball. Against the Saints this week, they shouldn't be on your roster.
225 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INTThe Saints will continue to throw often and for better results than we have seen so far. But the Panthers aren't terrible so don't expect a monster game.
3 rec, 25 rec yards, 60 rush yards, 1 rush TDThomas recorded just 15 touches in Reggie Bush's first week of absence, but his six receptions made him very valuable in PPR leagues. If Thomas can remain heavily involved in the passing game, he'll have very few poor outings going forward.
7 rec, 75 yards, 1 TDDrew Brees' favorite target seems to change on a weekly basis, but at least Colston sees somewhat regular production. He has 14 receptions on the season, but none for a touchdown just yet.
4 rec, 65 yards, 1 TDMeachem has been virtually invisible in the Saints passing game. How much of that is due to a lingering toe injury is unknown. Four receptions so far this season indicate that Meachem simply isn't a part of the gameplan for the time being.
3 rec, 35 yardsHenderson and Drew Brees have yet to get on the same page in the deep passing game. A dropped would-be 40-yard catch didn't help Henderson's case for more targets last week. He retains the 'boom-or-bust' play for now.
3 rec, 25 yardsShockey made up for what has been an underperforming receiving corps last Sunday, catching eight passes for 78 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons. Wait for more data points before moving him into the starting lineup, but so far so good.
3 PATs, 1 FGSaints brought in John Carney for a workout this week in response to Hartley's missed 29-yard game winner on Sunday. Whoever starts at kicker in New Orleans will produce, and from the looks of things it may not be Hartley for much longer.
2 sacks, 3 INTThe Panthers have a rookie quarterback, so the matchup is a favorable one. Then again, The Saints haven't exactly struck fear into opposing offenses, either.
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