Fantasy football outlook for Panthers in Week 12 at the Vikings

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D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

D.J. Moore leap-frogged his teammate for the lead in receiving yards with a string of nice performances. The former first-round pick now has 863 yards surpassing Robby Anderson’s 818 for the lead.

The crazy part is that he’s done it with significantly fewer receptions. Anderson has caught 71 balls this year, Moore only 46. The even better news is that Moore has rewarded fantasy owners with back to back stellar performances of 19.60 points in Week 10 and 21.80 points in Week 11.

Start or Sit in Week 12? 


Minnesota’s subpar pass defense makes this a very tasty matchup. In last week’s game against Dallas, the Vikings gave up three passing touchdowns and 14+ fantasy points to both Amari Cooper and rookie CeeDee Lamb.

Moore needs 137 receiving yards to reach 1,000 on the season. If he does so, he will be the fourth pass-catcher in franchise history to post back-to-back 1,000 yard receiving seasons.

Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

Much like Mike Davis, Robby Anderson has not had the best string of games since Week 5 and fantasy owners are rightfully antsy.

It was strange to see Anderson and his former Temple teammate P.J. Walker severely out of sync on a few occasions against Detroit. His ceiling is definitely higher this week with Teddy Bridgewater in the lineup but can the wideout return to his early-season form against the Vikings?

Start or Sit in Week 12? 


This is the week where Anderson finally gets his second touchdown of the season. It has to be.

No team has allowed more wide receiver touchdowns (17) than the Vikings. Anderson’s 6.5 receptions per game and 11.5 yards per reception are impressive, but fantasy owners are yearning for the veteran wideout to score again. This will be that game.