Friday update: Curtis Samuel has returned to practice on Friday and is expected to be activated from the Covid-19 list, per Joe Person. Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that D.J. Moore had a positive test, so he should be out along with Christian McCaffrey, which means a lot of Samuel against the Broncos.
The Carolina Panthers have placed eight players on the Covid-19 list, including wide receivers D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel, defensive tackles Derrick Brown and Zach Kerr, linebacker Shaq Thompson and left tackle Greg Little, per Alaina Getzenberg. Those are a big chunk of the best players the Panthers have to offer.
At this point, we know that D.J. Moore has tested positive while Curtis Samuel is a close contact, per Ian Rapoport. That puts more as out this week, but gives Samuel a Chance to play still. Moore was already iffy to play due to an ankle injury.
The Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in Week 14 and would need a big downgrade if the bulk of these players end up missing the game. For now, DraftKings Sportsbook has the Panthers as 3.5 home favorites.