Carolina Panthers: Fantasy football outlook in Week 9 at Chiefs

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Christian McCaffrey
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D.J. Moore- Carolina Panthers WR

After three straight 93 yard games, D.J. Moore came back down to earth. He caught two balls for 55 yards even though he was targeted six times in their loss to the Falcons on Thursday Night Football.

The connection between Moore and his quarterback has been up and down all season. Teddy Bridgewater missed several throws his way, even when he was open. With ten days to prepare to face the Chiefs, there’s a reason for optimism that the pair will improve their chemistry.

Start or Sit in Week 9?


The Chiefs have been very tough on wide receivers this year and it’s hard to tell which wideout Bridgewater will lean to from week to week. Moore has gotten the bulk of his yardage on short, underneath routes which Carolina’s signal-caller tends to bite on. The outcome this week will largely depend on if Bridgewater can improve his accuracy on balls thrown Moore’s way.

Robby Anderson- Carolina Panthers WR

Give Robby Anderson credit for having a career year, he’ll end up with 1,200 yards by the end and no one will be surprised. However, his yardage totals have actually been decreasing over the last three weeks and the explosive plays he was known for as a Jet are non-existent.

It also goes without saying, but the Panthers have to take more shots down the field. Anderson and Moore only have four touchdowns combined through eight weeks and that’s just absurd.

Start or Sit in Week 9?


Much like the case with Bridgewater, there are probably better matchups out there. The Chiefs are allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points to receivers this year which doesn’t bode well for either Carolina wideout.

On top of that, we don’t know which receiver Bridgewater will lean on or if he’ll take more shots downfield. Christian McCaffrey in the lineup and being effective on Sunday should open up the passing game, but it’s tough to say which receiver will be the beneficiary.