Fantasy Football outlook for the Carolina Panthers in Week 7

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D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

It would have been nice to win the game, but the Bears defensive approach was possibly a blessing in disguise for the Carolina Panthers. Chicago’s scheme took Robby Anderson out of the game and forced the ball to D.J. Moore who was primarily covered by rookie cornerback, Jaylon Johnson.

Aside from a couple of drops, Moore was productive in his “backup plan” role. He netted 14.30 fantasy points and could have had more if not for some mental errors and throws that were a little off.

It will be interesting to see how productive Carolina’s offense can be with Moore and Anderson playing the role of  “1A” and “1B”.

Start or Sit in Week 7?


There are four teams on bye this week so while you may not have a ton of options, Moore is a solid flex candidate. New Orleans’ secondary has been very penetrable this season and rank 19th against the pass. In his lone game against the Saints in 2019, Moore had six catches, 126 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.

Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

The talented Chicago Bears secondary held Robby Anderson to only four catches, 77 receiving yards, and completely eliminated him as a red-zone option. The encouraging thing about Anderson has been seeing him make difficult catches and average almost 15 yards per reception. However, it’s a little concerning that he’s only got one touchdown through Week 6.

Start or Sit in Week 7?


If you can afford it, treat this as a “wait and see” week for Anderson. We’ve already established the Saints’ secondary is below average but this is a copycat league. Expect teams to use Carolina’s games against the Bears and Chargers as a recipe for defending the Panthers’ most productive pass catcher.