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How to watch, what to watch for Lions vs. Panthers in Week 11

The Lions and Panthers face off in Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) scores a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium.  Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions will travel to Bank of America Stadium for Week 11 to take on the Carolina Panthers. The home team has lost five straight games and will look to end its downward spiral against the NFC North’s third place squad.

Teddy Bridgewater remains extremely efficient under center but hasn’t been able to secure wins with his dynamic receiving corps. The signal-caller suffered a knee injury in Week 10 and his status for Week 11 is up in the air. Robby Anderson, Curtis Samuel, and D.J. Moore could be affected by having someone new under center. Christian McCaffrey could thrive if the offense focuses on the run though.

The Lions won a thriller in Week 10 despite not having Kenny Golladay (hip) for a second consecutive game. Matthew Stafford has been resourceful with his other targets and D’Andre Swift has transitioned into a dangerous feature back. Detroit and Carolina are below average against the run, so running backs could be big in this matchup.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Nov. 22
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Lions: #19 Overall — #14 offense, #25 defense, #15 special teams
Panthers: #17 Overall — #7 offense, #27 defense, #11 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Lions: +1.5
Panthers: -1.5
Total: Pending

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Lions

Matthew Stafford, Quarterback, $6,000

Stafford will likely be Detroit’s top scorer. He won’t have a true go-to guy if Golladay misses a third game and Danny Amendola is dealing with a hip injury as well. Stafford should be able to spread the ball around just fine with reliable targets like T.J, Hockenson, Marvin Jones Jr., and Swift out of the backfield.

D’Andre Swift Running Back, $6,400

Swift rushed for 81 yards on a season-high 16 carries and caught five passes for 68 yards and a score in his first NFL start. His ceiling has been raised by his new role. Take advantage of his price point, as he’s bound to get more expensive after facing one of the weaker run defenses in the NFL.

Panthers

Mike Davis, Running Back, $6,800

McCaffrey has officially been ruled out for Week 10, and word is that Davis is dealing with a thumb injury from Week 9. However, a downgrade a quarterback could lead to Carolina focusing on the run and screen passes out of the backfield. That bodes well for Carolina’s best weapon. Detroit has arguably the worst defense against running backs on DraftKings, so Davis could find himself with a nice bounce back game in Week 11.

D.J. Moore, Wide Receiver, $5,600

Moore is still underpriced because of how well Anderson and Samuel have played lately. You can’t pass on a wideout with his kind of playmaking ability at this price. It’s not often that you can roster a player who’s inside the top 15 in receiving yards for less than $6,000.