The Carolina Panthers are coming off a Week 13 bye and are set to hist the Denver Broncos in Week 14. There’s a ton of uncertainty surrounding the. Panthers’ roster, as a Covid-19 outbreak has placed a few big names on the Covid-19 list. There’s no telling who the Panthers will have available at this point.
D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel have been placed on the Covid-19 list while Teddy Bridgewater (knee) and Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) are listed as questionable. Robby Anderson and Mike Davis are good to go, but question marks elsewhere could limit their effectiveness against a Broncos defense that contained the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 13.
Drew Lock returned from a one-week layoff on Sunday but Melvin Gordon stole the show by rushing for 131 yards on 15 carries. This game could end up being a battle between running backs if the Panthers’ receiving corps. remains depleted.
Date: Sunday, Dec. 13
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Melvin Gordon, RB, $5,200
Gordon is extremely underpriced in this matchup. The Panthers rank 28th against opposing running backs on DraftKings. He’s played for more than 50 percent of every game he’s appeared in this season and Phillip Lindsay seems like an afterthought at this point.
Tim Patrick, WR, $4,200
Patrick boomed again in Week 13 and caught two touchdowns against the Chiefs. He leads Kansas City in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns and has notched more than 100 receiving yards in three games. While he doesn’t get the targets Jerry Jeudy does he’s played more snaps for three straight weeks.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, $5,800
Bridgewater is averaging more than 300 passing yards per game when McCaffrey plays and should boost his numbers by getting easy screen passes to the star if he returns to action. Matt Rhule is hopeful to have the RB1, who is averaging two touchdowns per game and caught a season-high 10 passes for 82 yards and a score in Week 12.
Robby Anderson, WR, $6,200
McCaffrey has looked like a stud in every game he’s played in, but $9,200 is a lot of salary for a player who’s been plagued by injuries all year. Let’s pivot. Anderson has fallen behind Moore in receiving yards but has at least 21 more targets and 13 more targets than any other Panthers wideout. $6,200 is a suitable salary, particularly given Anderson’s upside.