Analyzing Week 4 fantasy performances in Carolina Panthers’ win

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The Carolina Panthers continued their winning streak by beating the Arizona Cardinals in dominant fashion. Here’s which Panthers should be in your fantasy lineup in Week 5.

The Carolina Panthers proved the experts wrong by beating the heavily favored Arizona Cardinals 31-21 and improving to 2-2 on the season. It was clear they focused on red-zone offense leading up to the game, scoring four touchdowns out of five trips inside the 20 compared to a one from six effort against the LA Chargers.

Carolina also took advantage of the Cardinals’ injury-plagued defense, which is especially thin at safety, and converted seven out 11 third-down attempts. The Panthers also totaled 30 first downs, tied for third-most in team history.

The most impressive aspect of Carolina’s victory was that for the second week in a row, the team’s young defense played well throughout the game. Outside linebacker Jeremy Chinn and defensive ends Yetur Gross-Matos and Brian Burns were all standouts in the victory.

Chinn led the team with eight tackles, as he continues to pace all rookies in tackles this season with 34. Gross-Matos recorded his first career sack with a forced fumble and Burns drove on his teammates with three quarterback hits.

This Sunday, the Panthers will travel down Interstate 85 to Atlanta to take on the winless Falcons. After losing to the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, they will be yearning to defeat a division rival at home.

The job security of Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has been a hotly debated topic in the media. Quinn will most likely be coaching for his job this week but the Panthers aren’t looking to give Atlanta any breaks.

Here’s some fantasy analysis to guide you in Week 5.