Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Panthers
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJosh Freeman

Josh Freeman

235 pass yards, 2 pass TDs

Freeman threw for 210 yards and two more scores against San Diego in Week 10. He now has 13 touchdowns and one interception since his Week 5 bye. He only threw for 138 yards and one touchdown in Week 1 against Carolina, but the passing game looks much better now.

RBDoug Martin

Doug Martin

105 rush yards, rush TD, 4 rec, 32 rec yards

Martin's streak of improving week after week stopped at four games, as he rushed 19 times for just 68 yards in Week 10. Martin had 95 rushing yards in Week 1 against Carolina before really breaking out, though, so another 100-yard effort should be expected in Week 11.

RBLeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount

15 rush yards

Blount had just one carry for three yards in Week 10, one week after fumbling in the fourth quarter. Doug Martin continues to see the lion's share of carries in this offense.

WRMike Williams

Mike Williams

5 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Williams continues to do the most with what he gets as Tampa Bay's No. 2 wide receiver. He caught two of his targeted passes for 64 total yards Sunday, and he now has 20 catches for 249 yards and three touchdowns in his past five games.

WRVincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Jackson caught five passes for 59 yards against his former Chargers teammates in Week 10. He now has nine catches for 183 yards and a touchdown in his past three games and is a solid play against the Panthers.

TEDallas Clark

Dallas Clark

2 rec, 22 yards

Clark made the most of his one target against the Chargers in Week 10, as he hauled in a three-yard touchdown pass. Despite the score, he just doesn't receive enough looks to warrant using in fantasy.

KConnor Barth

Connor Barth

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Barth was good from 40 and 45 yards on two field goals against the Chargers in Week 10, along with four extra points. He now has more extra points (13) over the past three weeks than any other kicker.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 4 Sacks

The Buccaneers came up big against the Chargers in returning a blocked punt and an interception for touchdowns. They also recorded two sacks and have seven sacks in three games. The Panthers allowed seven sacks to Denver in Week 10, so consider the Buccaneers a sleeper in larger fantasy formats.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBCam Newton

Cam Newton

220 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs, 25 rush yards

Newton threw for 241 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against Denver in Week 10, with the Broncos sacking him seven times. He also rushed for seven yards. He passed for 303 yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers in Week 1, but this defense has matured a bit since then.

RBJonathan Stewart

Jonathan Stewart

42 rush yards, 2 rec, 19 rec yards

Stewart totaled 54 yards in Week 10 against Denver, but the Panthers are having a horrible time running the ball this season. The Buccaneers rank among the best in the league against the run, so keep Stewart stashed for another week.

RBDeAngelo Williams

DeAngelo Williams

22 rush yards, 1 rec, 7 rec yards

The Memphis product rushed just six times for six yards against Denver, but he wasn't the only Panther skill position player who had a tough time in Week 10. Williams was held to minus-one yard in Week 1 against the Bucs, and he's not a recommended fantasy starter this week either.

WRSteve Smith

Steve Smith

6 rec, 62 yards, rec TD

Smith was held to just one catch for 19 yards in Week 10 against Denver, his worst outing of the season. The going should be a little easier against a Tampa Bay secondary that is in disarray.

WRBrandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell

5 rec, 52 yards

LaFell returned from a concussion to catch four passes for 29 yards against the Broncos in Week 10. LaFell caught one of his two touchdowns this season against the Buccaneers in Week 1, and he gets another crack at them in Week 11.

TEGreg Olsen

Greg Olsen

5 rec, 60 yards

Olsen had one of the best games of his career in Week 10 against Denver, catching nine passes for a team-high 102 yards and two touchdowns. Obviously, quarterback Cam Newton is growing comfortable targeting Olsen in the red zone, and the Buccaneers could have a tough time stopping him in Week 11.

KJustin Medlock

Justin Medlock

PAT, FG

Medlock missed his only field-goal attempt in Week 10, although he did make both extra points against the Broncos. In nine games this season, Medlock has attempted one or fewer field goals in eight of them.

DEFENSE

Sack

The Panthers were taken apart by Peyton Manning and the Broncos for 36 points in Week 10. Carolina held the Buccaneers, their Week 11 opponent, to 16 points and 128 passing yards, with two sacks, in Week 1. This is an inconsistent fantasy defense right now.

 
 
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