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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Carolina Panthers: Fantasy Football Projections Week 9

After eight weeks of playing Bipolar football the Carolina Panthers are still first in the NFC South. They remain in first ahead of the New Orleans Saints because of the tie against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Panthers are going to battle against the Saints this Thursday night and the winner of that game will be the leader in the NFC South for another week. Who on offense will show up for the Carolina Panthers in week nine?
My Week Nine Projections:
  • Cam Newton: 22 pts (250 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 45 rushing yards)
  • Kelvin Benjamin: 14 pts (85 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Greg Olsen: 11 pts (55 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Jonathan Stewart: 10 pts (40 rushing yards, 1 touchdown)
  • DeAngelo Williams: 7 pts (75 rushing yards)
  • Jerricho Cotchery: 7 pts (70 yards)
  • Panthers Defense: 4 pts

My Week Nine Recommendations:

Must Start: Cam Newton, Kelvin Benjamin, Greg Olsen
Sit: Panthers Defense, DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart
Week 9 Breakout Player: Jerricho Cotchery

The New Orleans Saints are coming off of a big win against the Green Bay Packers. The Saints bulldozed over the Packers with 44 points. The Packers only scored 23 points, where they have been averaging 36.25 points over the past four games. The Saints are not known for their defense, but they only held Aaron Rodgers to one touchdown. Rodgers still had a big day through the air with 418 yards.

The Carolina Panthers are in line for a big day on offense against the Saints. Cam Newton is going to be as reliable as UPS is on the ground, and through the air. Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen should both get a touchdown and see plenty of targets. Stay away from the running backs and defense.

What were my week eight fantasy football projections?

My Week Eight Projections:

  • Cam Newton: 15 pts (200 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 30 rushing yards)
  • Kelvin Benjamin: 12 pts (65 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Jonathan Stewart: 13 pts (75 rushing yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Greg Olsen: 11 pts (55 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Panthers Defense: 5 pts

Week Eight Results (According to ESPN):

  • Cam Newton: 4 pts (171 passing Yards, 1 interception, 1 fumble/ 24 rushing yards)
  • Kelvin Benjamin: 9 pts (4 receptions, 94 yards)
  • Jonathan Stewart: 7 pts (16 attempts, 79 rushing yards)
  • Greg Olsen: 1 pts (1 reception, 16 yards)
  • Panthers Defense: 8 pts (13 PA, 1 interception, 1 fumble)

My Week Eight Review:

The last matchup against the Seattle Seahawks was an interesting one. Both teams were struggling over the past few weeks and were in need of a win. Unfortunately the Seahawks came out on top, but the Panthers defense only allowed 13 points. This was not a good game for fantasy football unless you started Kelvin Benjamin. Cam Newton had two turnovers and less than 200 total yards of offense. Jonathan Stewart had a decent game with 79 rushing yards on only 17 carries, and Greg Olsen was invisible.

Which rookie do you want on your fantasy team: Kelvin Benjamin or Brandin Cooks?

By Justin Raymond
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