Analyzing Week 2 fantasy performances in Panthers’ loss

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) D.J. Moore
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DJ Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

D.J. Moore had a huge bounce-back performance in Tampa Bay, catching eight balls for 120 yards and an even 20 fantasy points.

The wideout had the most frequent targets from Teddy Bridgewater and made some huge catches in the short and intermediate passing game. The Panthers’ three-touchdown deficit at halftime essentially forced them to exclusively run passing plays which led to big yardage for Moore and Robby Anderson.

Start or sit in Week 3?


I won’t make the same mistake twice, but this is a tough matchup for Moore. Despite taking a massive blow to their secondary with Derwin James sidelined for the year with a knee injury, the Chargers have managed to be pretty good against the pass.

However, Moore’s volume of targets is too much to put him on the bench against a good, but not elite, defense, even if he doesn’t find the end zone.

Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

Robby Anderson had another game over 100 yards on Sunday and a very respectable 17.90 fantasy points. So far, he looks like a consistent and productive target for the Panthers offense and fantasy owners and not the “boom or bust” player he was in New York.

Start or sit in Week 3?


Outside of a late 54-yard touchdown, LA held Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill in check, and second option Sammy Watkins only netted 11 yards. Anderson may not necessarily have a bad game, but this matchup scares me.

Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers QB

Teddy Bridgewater had an abysmal fantasy performance on Sunday and fell just below nine total points. He threw for an eye-catching 367 yards but two interceptions, one fumble, and zero touchdowns spelled trouble in a losing effort for the veteran quarterback.

Start or sit in Week 3?


This is a bad matchup for Bridgewater. The pass defense is solid as previously mentioned but the Chargers defensive line is a very elite unit.

It’s very possible that we see Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram get to Bridgewater often which could lead to turnovers. Patrick Mahomes is arguably the best quarterback in the NFL and after seeing him struggle for most of their game in Week 2, I don’t see any justification for starting Teddy this week.