Fantasy Football At A Different Level

Fantasy Football At A Different Level

This is year four of the C3 Fantasy Football League.  Four divisions of 12 teams battle it out throughout the season.  Each week there are Panther prizes given out for random contests. Every team is a Panthers fan and every week is a blast.  Next week (Tuesday, August 22) is the draft order selection show.  We will be giving a way a Luke Kuechley jersey and other cool Panthers

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The Commish's Weekly Fantasy Take: Week Four Starters!

The Commish's Weekly Fantasy Take: Week Four Starters!

Hello, ladies and gentlemen! Since fantasy football is SUCH a big deal and big business these days, and I opened a FanDuel account and have been playing, I thought it wouldn't hurt to share with you the Commish's picks for those online one-week fantasy duels. Since you likely won't be competing against me - you would have to somehow find the same league I'm in on FanDuel - I'm happy to share with you my thoughts on the upcoming week.

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C3FF Week 2 Muhammed League: Ties "R" Us??

C3FF Week 2 Muhammed League: Ties "R" Us??

Yes, folks, week two in the C3FF league had a surprise - a rare "tie" between team Dominators and Team Fabulosa, each scoring 120.5 FP last week. Wow! Talk about life reflecting art! Recall the Panthers were 7-8-1 last season. A good omen?

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C3 Minter League Wrap-up: Week 1

C3 Minter League Wrap-up: Week 1

The fantasy season got off to a bang for the Minter league this year, the average score among all teams was a respectable 109.4 points. There were not many close games this week, the closest being a comfortable 10 points. Minter seems to have no clear #1 as of right now, and it promises to be a competitive fight for the top over the course of the season. Now lets get down to the meat and potatoes, here are your team by team performances and victors.

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C3 Fantasy Challenge Week 1 Winners

Week 1 winners of the C3 FF Challenge.  These teams are a step ahead of 24 other teams and one week closer to the money and that Shaq Thompson jersey.  Be sure to check out our Fantasy Football podcast tonight at 9 pm for league analysis and updates.

Weekly Winner: Rochester Rusty Nails (High Octane Opener- league wide high score)

First Round Fantasy Projections By Mel

First Round Fantasy Projections By Mel

Fantasy Football is almost here!  July turns the minds of Geeks like me to pondering  about how Draft Night will unfold.  Should you go RB first or take the player that has the widest gap between him and the next player at his position?  These are questions that dominate my July days while floating in the pool.  

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Carolina Panthers: Fantasy Football Projections Week 15

Carolina Panthers: Fantasy Football Projections Week 15

Another week of fantasy football playoffs down the drain, and I finally lost. No thanks to Peyton Manning and his 2 fantasy points. Both of my running backs were injured this past week, so I had to start Doug "Waste of a Pick" Martin, and Chris "Disappearing Act" Johnson. They got me a combined total of 8 fantasy points. As the fantasy season continues it is harder to win games, because of all the injuries. Could you imagine if the league increased the length of the season? If you are dealing with injuries you need to pay attention to who is going to be the new starter, and cross your fingers that someone else wont pick them up on the waiver wire.

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Carolina Panthers: Fantasy Football Projections Week 9

After eight weeks of playing Bipolar football the Carolina Panthers are still first in the NFC South. They remain in first ahead of the New Orleans Saints because of the tie against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Panthers are going to battle against the Saints this Thursday night and the winner of that game will be the leader in the NFC South for another week. Who on offense will show up for the Carolina Panthers in week nine?

My Week Nine Projections:

  • Cam Newton: 22 pts (250 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 45 rushing yards)
  • Kelvin Benjamin: 14 pts (85 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Greg Olsen: 11 pts (55 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Jonathan Stewart: 10 pts (40 rushing yards, 1 touchdown)
  • DeAngelo Williams: 7 pts (75 rushing yards)
  • Jerricho Cotchery: 7 pts (70 yards)
  • Panthers Defense: 4 pts

My Week Nine Recommendations:

Must Start: Cam Newton, Kelvin Benjamin, Greg Olsen

Sit: Panthers Defense, DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart

Week 9 Breakout Player: Jerricho Cotchery

The New Orleans Saints are coming off of a big win against the Green Bay Packers. The Saints bulldozed over the Packers with 44 points. The Packers only scored 23 points, where they have been averaging 36.25 points over the past four games. The Saints are not known for their defense, but they only held Aaron Rodgers to one touchdown. Rodgers still had a big day through the air with 418 yards.

The Carolina Panthers are in line for a big day on offense against the Saints. Cam Newton is going to be as reliable as UPS is on the ground, and through the air. Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen should both get a touchdown and see plenty of targets. Stay away from the running backs and defense.

What were my week eight fantasy football projections?

My Week Eight Projections:

  • Cam Newton: 15 pts (200 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 30 rushing yards)
  • Kelvin Benjamin: 12 pts (65 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Jonathan Stewart: 13 pts (75 rushing yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Greg Olsen: 11 pts (55 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Panthers Defense: 5 pts

Week Eight Results (According to ESPN):

  • Cam Newton: 4 pts (171 passing Yards, 1 interception, 1 fumble/ 24 rushing yards)
  • Kelvin Benjamin: 9 pts (4 receptions, 94 yards)
  • Jonathan Stewart: 7 pts (16 attempts, 79 rushing yards)
  • Greg Olsen: 1 pts (1 reception, 16 yards)
  • Panthers Defense: 8 pts (13 PA, 1 interception, 1 fumble)

My Week Eight Review:

The last matchup against the Seattle Seahawks was an interesting one. Both teams were struggling over the past few weeks and were in need of a win. Unfortunately the Seahawks came out on top, but the Panthers defense only allowed 13 points. This was not a good game for fantasy football unless you started Kelvin Benjamin. Cam Newton had two turnovers and less than 200 total yards of offense. Jonathan Stewart had a decent game with 79 rushing yards on only 17 carries, and Greg Olsen was invisible.

Which rookie do you want on your fantasy team: Kelvin Benjamin or Brandin Cooks?

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Carolina Panthers: Fantasy Football Projections Week 8



The Carolina Panthers are a hard team to predict this season. You are not sure which team is going to show up from week to week. They have scored 20 points or less four times, and 20 points or more three times. Should you risk starting any Panthers players on your fantasy football team?

My Week Eight Projections:



  • Cam Newton: 15 pts (200 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 30 rushing yards)
  • Kelvin Benjamin: 12 pts (65 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Jonathan Stewart: 13 pts (75 rushing yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Greg Olsen: 11 pts (55 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Panthers Defense: 5 pts

My week eight recommendations:


Must Start: Kelvin Benjamin, Greg Olsen
Sit: Cam Newton, Panthers Defense, Jonathan Stewart, Fozzy Whittaker
Breakout Player: Brenton Bersin

The Super Bowl Champions are coming to Charlotte this Sunday to play the Carolina Panthers. The Seattle Seahawks have struggled to produce a victory the past two weeks and they are hungry. The Seahawks are known for their run game and lock down defense. This combination does not sit well for the Panthers. But, with both teams struggling someone has to come out on top. 

Cam Newton will have to make the plays on offense, and the defense will have to remember how to tackle for the Panthers to be successful. Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen will need to find a way to get open in order for the Panthers to have a shot at winning this game. Benjamin will have to use his size to get open against Richard Sherman. Stay away from the running backs and Newton this week.

What were my week seven fantasy football projections?


My Week Seven Projections:



  • Cam Newton: 30 pts (250 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 65 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown)
  • Kelvin Benjamin: 14 pts (80 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Jonathan Stewart: 13 pts (75 rushing yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Greg Olsen: 13 pts (70 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Panthers Defense: ?



My Week Seven Review:



The Carolina Panthers had one of the worst weeks on offense and defense all year. Superman’s kryptonite continues to be the offensive line. The offensive line did not block and Cam Newton was pressured all game. Newton had very little time to make any decision so he struggled to make the throw and get out of the pocket to make the play. Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen continue be Newton’s only and best options on offense. They had another double digit fantasy week and that trend should continue.


Week Seven Results (According to ESPN):



  • Cam Newton: 14 pts (205 passing Yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception/ 41 rushing yards)
  • Kelvin Benjamin: 12 pts (3 receptions, 61 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Jonathan Stewart: 6 pts (13 attempts, 50 rushing yards)
  • Greg Olsen: 10 pts (8 receptions, 105 yards)
  • Panthers Defense: -2 pts (38 PA)


Is Kelvin Benjamin a top 10 fantasy wide receiver?

By Justin Raymond
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Carolina Panthers: Fantasy Football Projections Week 7

The Carolina Panthers have played three away games and they’re away record is still at .500, how is this possible? Well this is possible because they tied the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. Mike Nugent decided to give us an early Christmas present and missed that last second field goal.
The offense for the second week in a row scored over 30 points and is beginning to look like a well-oiled machine.  The defense is another story because they allowed the Bengals to score over 30 points

Fantasy football owners shouldn’t hesitate to insert the Carolina Panthers key players into their starting lineups.

Who should you start or sit for the Carolina Panthers in week seven?

My Week Seven Projections:

  • Cam Newton: 30 pts (250 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 65 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown)
  • Kelvin Benjamin (mild concussion): 14 pts (80 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Jonathan Stewart: 13 pts (75 rushing yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Greg Olsen: 13 pts (70 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Panthers Defense: ?


My week seven recommendations:
The Green Bay Packers currently have the 5th best passing defense and the worst rushing defense in the NFL. The Packers two best defensive backs, Sam Shields and Tramon Williams are currently listed as questionable for this upcoming matchup. I think that the Carolina Panthers offense will have another big day!

The issue again this week is the defensive secondary for the Carolina Panthers. Aaron Rodgers is an elite quarterback and he will get into the end zone. The receivers of the Packers are quick and are great at running routes. Do not start the Carolina Panthers defense this week. Kelvin Benjamin suffered a concussion so his play time is up in the air. According to sources, Jonathan Stewart has been cleared to play and will start against the Packers.

Must Start: Cam Newton, Kelvin Benjamin, Greg Olsen
Sit: Panthers Defense, Jonathan Stewart, Fozzy Whittaker
Breakout Player: Jerricho Cotchery


What were my week six fantasy football projections?

My Week Six Projections were:

  • Cam Newton: 19 pts (275 passing yards, 2 touchdown)
  • Kelvin Benjamin: 13 pts (75 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Darrin Reaves: 7 pts (70 rushing yards)
  • Chris Ogbonnaya: 8 pts (25 rushing yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Greg Olsen: 15 pts (90 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Panthers Defense: 15 pts

My Week Six Review:
The Carolina Panthers had another big week on offense. Cam Newton finally broke out of his shell and put his legs to work! Cam Newton had one of the best games all year with 33 fantasy points. My prediction was not even close with Newton, but we didn’t know how healthy he was until the game started. Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen continue to produce double digit fantasy points every week. The running backs on the Panthers and the defense failed to help anyone in week six.

Week Six Results (According to ESPN):

  • Cam Newton: 33 pts (284 passing Yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception/ 107 rushing yards and 1 touchdown)
  • Kelvin Benjamin: 10 pt (7 receptions, 49 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Darrin Reaves: 1 pt (8 attempts, 15 rushing yards) 
  • Chris Ogbonnaya: 0 pts (0 attempts, 0 rushing yards)
  • Greg Olsen: 12 pts (6 receptions, 62 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • Panthers Defense: -4 pts (37 PA, 2 interceptions)


Will Cam Newton or Jonathan Stewart have more rushing yards this week?

By Justin Raymond
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