Game day update: Mike Davis will be plenty busy with Christian McCaffrey sidelined, but it could also bode well for the receivers. ESPN is projecting a big trio of games in PPR leagues. It projects Robby Anderson with 15.1 points, D.J. Moore with 13.3, and Curtis Samuel with 13.0.
The Carolina Panthers have a tough game on the docket this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But don’t let the matchup fool you; Carolina’s top receivers were successful against this same team earlier in the season and can be again this week.
Fantasy Football analysis: Panthers WRs Robby Anderson, Curtis Samuel, D.J. Moore
Anderson has been Bridgewater’s favorite target among the team’s wide receivers. He’s got 80 targets on the season. Last week, he caught nine passes on 13 targets for 63 yards against the Chiefs. And while he hasn’t had a game with more than 100 yards since Week 5, the volume is there. It is worth pointing out that he had 109 yards against the Bucs back in Week 2.
Samuel played his best game of the season last week, catching all nine targets thrown his way for 105 yards and a score. Moore was the odd man out in that game with just 18 yards on two catches. However, Moore has been a more reliable producer this season. He had 55 yards the week before, and from Weeks 5-7 he had three games with 93 yards in each, scoring three times during that window. He had 120 yards against the Bucs back in Week 2.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore. Sit Curtis Samuel.