Analyzing Week 4 fantasy performances in Carolina Panthers’ win

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Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers QB

Teddy Bridgewater is settling into Joe Brady’s offense and it showed against the Cardinals. The quarterback turned in a stat line of 308 total yards for a 98.5 passer rating and three total touchdowns.

Known for staying in the pocket, Bridgewater broke out an electric 18-yard run for a touchdown in the first quarter. The last time he picked up a touchdown in this way was in 2015.

Bridgewater netted his highest total of fantasy score this season with 26.24 points, moving the ball easily on the Cardinals’ short-handed defense.

It’s obvious the Panthers believe in themselves on both sides of the ball and Bridgewater is improving every week, which makes this team one of the most dangerous in the NFL.

Start or sit in Week 5? 


If you thought the Arizona Cardinals defense was bad, get ready, because the Atlanta Falcons defense is much worse. The “Dirty Birds” currently rank one spot above last in total defense, passing defense, and in points allowed per game.

Opposing quarterbacks have averaged an absurd 29.6 fantasy points against the Falcons which makes Bridgewater basically a must-start this week. Don’t take my word for it though, the signal-caller got a fantasy shout-out, urging owners to pick him up on the waiver wire.

Mike Davis – Carolina Panthers RB

Running back Mike Davis scored one less fantasy point than he did last week and proved any remaining doubters wrong by scoring north of 20 points for the second week in a row.

Davis totaled 111 scrimmage yards and got an early rushing touchdown in the first quarter. He has filled in for Christian McCaffrey nicely with 130 rushing yards, 146 receiving yards, and two touchdowns. The veteran wasn’t as productive much in the passing game against the Cardinals. He was targeted six times and caught five balls for 27 yards.

Start or sit in Week 5?


Two 20-point fantasy performances are hard to follow up for even the league’s best running backs. But Davis’ usage in the passing game warrants careful consideration until McCaffrey returns.

The Falcons’ run defense is ranked tenth in the NFL, but they’ve allowed running backs to earn 20+ fantasy points in three out of their four games. Even if Davis doesn’t reach 20, he should be a solid addition to your lineup in Week 5.