Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Ryan

Matt Ryan

310 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Ryan had one of his worst fantasy days of the season against the Saints, whom many quarterbacks have been destroying. Ryan threw for just 165 yards, by far his lowest total this season. On the bright side, the Panthers allowed him to throw three touchdown passes in Week 4.

RBMichael Turner

Michael Turner

84 rush yards, rush TD

Turner had 12 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown against the Saints in Week 13. On a day when many were waiting for Jacquizz Rodgers to take away more carries, Turner came through. He had a 100-yard rushing game against the Panthers in Week 4.

RBJacquizz Rodgers

Jacquizz Rodgers

50 rush yards, 3 rec, 22 rec yards

Rodgers had only 10 touches against the Saints in Week 13, rushing for 43 rushing yards. He remains behind Michael Turner on the depth chart.

WRRoddy White

Roddy White

8 rec, 120 yards, rec TD

Despite being thrown to seven times in Week 13 against the Saints, White caught just one pass for 20 yards. Expect him to rebound after his worst game of the season, as he delivered one of his best games of the season against the Panthers in Week 1.

WRJulio Jones

Julio Jones

6 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Jones caught five passes against the Saints, but that led to just 48 yards in Week 13. He has just one touchdown catch in his past five games. Despite the preseason hype, he hasn't been to Atlanta what A.J. Green has been to Cincinnati.

TETony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez

5 rec, 65 yards

Gonzalez caught his seventh touchdown pass of the season last week against the Saints and caught four passes for 58 yards in total. Next he faces a Panthers team that held him to 51 yards in Week 4.

KMatt Bryant

Matt Bryant

3 PATs, 3 FGs

Bryant was solid again in Week 13, as he kicked three field goals and two more extra points against the Saints. He has 15 field goals and 14 extra points in his past six games, making him a top-three fantasy kicker.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 2 Sacks

The Falcons' defense played well against the Saints in Week 13, notching five interceptions and allowing just 13 points. The Panthers scored 28 points against Atlanta in Week 4, though, making the Falcons a middle-of-the-road option against Carolina in Week 14.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBCam Newton

Cam Newton

240 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, 2 INTs, 45 rush yards

Newton had one of his best games of the season in Week 13 against the Chiefs. He threw for three touchdowns for the first time this season, and he rushed for a team-high 78 yards. As he rounds back into a top-five fantasy quarterback, he faces a Falcons team against whom he threw a pair of touchdowns in their last meeting.

RBJonathan Stewart

Jonathan Stewart

34 rush yards, 2 rec, 15 rec yards

Stewart was unable to play against the Chiefs in Week 13 because of a high ankle sprain. If he's able to play in this game, he'll likely be limited by his ankle injury. Mike Tolbert will get a few touches in his place if Stewart can't go.

RBDeAngelo Williams

DeAngelo Williams

45 rush yards, 1 rec, 6 rec yards

Williams played well against the Chiefs, rushing 12 times for 67 yards. But since the Panthers were led in rushing by quarterback Cam Newton, Williams' fantasy owners continue to be frustrated. Worse, Jonathan Stewart (ankle) could be back taking touches in Week 14, too.

RBMike Tolbert

Mike Tolbert

9 rush yards, 2 rec, 20 rec yards

Tolbert got five touches for 39 yards in Week 13. But if Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is able to play in Week 14, Tolbert's stats would drop a bit.

WRBrandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell

4 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

LaFell left Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a foot injury after he had just two catches for 14 yards. He dropped what would have been a 50-plus yard touchdown catch as well. If he plays in Week 14, he's a WR3 in fantasy play.

WRSteve Smith

Steve Smith

5 rec, 60 yards

Smith had his best game of the season against Kansas City, catching five passes for 120 yards and just his second touchdown of the season. He was held to three catches for 52 yards in his last outing against the Falcons.

TEGreg Olsen

Greg Olsen

6 rec, 60 yards, rec TD

Olsen caught just one pass at Kansas City, but it went for 47 yards and a touchdown. In his previous game against the Falcons, he caught six passes for 89 yards and a score.

KGraham Gano

Graham Gano

2 PATs, FG

Gano made all three extra-point attempts at Kansas City, but he was unable to get any field-goal chances. Fantasy owners need to look elsewhere.

DEFENSE

INT, 3 Sacks

The Panthers gave up 27 points to the Chiefs in Week 13. They also notched just one sack in a disappointing effort. They had seven sacks against the Falcons in Week 4, but Atlanta also scored 30 points on them.

 
 
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