Analyzing Week 4 fantasy performances in Carolina Panthers’ win

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D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

It’s been a rough first quarter of the season for D.J. Moore’s fantasy owners. He was highly ranked in preseason fantasy projections and mainly drafted as a WR2 at worst. So far, he’s only earned more than ten fantasy points once and against the Cardinals.

He was only targeted six times, had an early drop, and an offensive pass interference penalty in the first quarter. Things may improve in the coming weeks as defensive coordinators assign more coverage to newcomer Robby Anderson, who seems to be Teddy Bridgewater’s favorite target.

Start or sit in Week 5?


You can start Moore with confidence in Week 5 as he looks to have a bounce-back performance against a bottom-dwelling Falcons’ pass defense. On the other hand, the Panthers’ defense will have its hands full against Atlanta’s top-five passing offense and Carolina may need their own passing game to be utilized early and often.

Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

Unlike his teammate, Anderson has earned more than ten fantasy points in every game this season and at least 17 in three out of four weeks. The wideout saw almost double the targets of anyone else (11) against Arizona catching eight for 99 yards.

Many would be surprised to know that Anderson only has one touchdown this year. Try claiming him or trading for him if you can while he’s still flying under the radar because he hasn’t even reached his fantasy ceiling.

Start or sit in Week 5?


Although he’s played very well, team trends can sometimes be a non-factor in tough divisional games. While the Falcons passing defense is truly bad, Dan Quinn may focus attention on Anderson who has been the more productive receiver. However, if he has another great game this week, he may merit WR1 or WR2 consideration over Moore.