Fantasy football outlook for Panthers in Week 15 at Packers

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Teddy Bridgewater
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Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers QB

It finally happened. Teddy Bridgewater deserves a very critical look at his role with the team and a large portion of the Carolina Panthers fanbase and media agreed after Sunday’s loss.

For me, it was never about Cam Newton.

By the midseason mark, it was very clear that Bridgewater had not been elevating his level play when the team has needed it the most. The veteran quarterback does a lot of things well and he’s not the “reason” the Panthers are the worst team in the NFC, but he hasn’t helped either.

As for his fantasy performance against Denver, Bridgewater netted a decent 20.8 fantasy points with over 300 total yards and one rushing touchdown.

Start or Sit in Week 15?


In terms of passing yards allowed per game, the Packers are actually a little worse than the Broncos, although a lot better at stopping the run. Moreover, Bridgewater’s style of play does not bode well for the frigid Green Bay environment. But I think he’ll get lots of garbage time yards if – or when – the Packers start fast and get out to a big lead early.

Mike Davis – Carolina Panthers RB

Mike Davis is back on fantasy owners’ nice list after his second-best performance in Christian McCaffrey’s absence. His 26.3-point fantasy output came from nearly 100 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.

Christian McCaffrey’s status continues to be week-to-week but he’s unlikely to suit up against the Packers. With a cold-weather game on the horizon, you’d think Davis would be heavily featured, right?

Start or Sit in Week 15?


After such a great game this was a tough call to make, but I don’t trust Joe Brady to commit to the run game. In bold predictions last week, I mentioned that the numbers show the Panthers are successful when Davis touches the ball at least 21 times.

Not only did Carolina miss that mark, but Davis had the second-lowest amount of carries (not including games McCaffrey played) he’s had all season. If that continues, he won’t be much of a fantasy factor against this “bend but don’t break” Packers run defense.