Carolina Panthers: Fantasy Football Projections Week 16

Well this is a sad time for a lot of you, and a happy time for some of you. You might be sad because fantasy football is coming to an end, and that means that you will have to actually work at work. You might also be sad because your team did horrible this season. You might be happy because you are either playing in your league's championship game, or you already won. Congratulations if you made it this far! Getting to the championship and winning is a great accomplishment. Repeating next season, is even tougher.

The Carolina Panthers are currently on a two game winning streak, and they still have a chance to win the NFC South. This is crazy, because two weeks ago they were getting a top five draft pick. Before the Panthers winning streak, their two main weaknesses were the defense, and the offensive line. But this has changed over the past two games. Which Panthers team will show up this week..... Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?

My Week 16 Projections:

  • *Cam Newton: 21 pts (225 passing yards 2 touchdowns, 40 rushing yards)

  • Derek Anderson: 17 pts (240 passing Yards 2 touchdowns)

  • Greg Olsen: 14 pts (80 receiving yards, 1 touchdown)

  • Kelvin Benjamin: 13 pts (75 receiving yards, 1 touchdown)

  • Jonathan Stewart: 13 pts (75 rushing yards, 1 touchdown)

  • Philly Brown: 9 pts (35 receiving yards, 1 touchdown)

  • Panthers Defense: 8 pts

  • Jerricho Cotchery: 4 pts (45 receiving yards)

My Week 16 Recommendations:

  • Must Starts: Kelvin Benjamin, Jonathan Stewart, and Greg Olsen

  • 50/50 Start: Panthers Defense, Derek Anderson or Cam Newton

  • Sit: Philly Brown, and Jerricho Cotchery

The Cleveland Browns are trending downwards, and are now relying on “Johnny Football” to save their season. The Browns are currently on a three game losing streak, and are 7-7. Johnny Football made his first start, and had the worst game of his career. Who is going to show up against the Carolina Panthers?

The Carolina Panthers are going to have their hands full this week with “Johnny Football,” Josh Gordon, and the Browns defense. Both teams are hungry, but I think the Panthers are hungrier. Manziel needs to be worried, because “it's feedin time!” I would not play either quarterback this week. Cam is not 100% and you don't know what to expect from DA every week. Greg Olsen is a top five fantasy tight end, and Kelvin Benjamin is always a must start. Jonathan Stewart has turned into a decent flex play option, and a possible RB2. He is the number one running back for the Panthers, and the Browns have one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL. Brown and Cotchery should remain on your bench. Panthers defense could be a good play if Manziel continues to struggle.

Will “Johnny Football” be in the end zone or on the ground more this week?

By, Justin Raymond

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