Fantasy football review and outlook for Panthers in Week 16

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Joey Slye – Carolina Panthers K

Best game- Week 3 at Chargers: 15 fantasy points, 5/5 field goals, 1/1 PATS.

Worst game- N/A: Slye has tied his lowest fantasy total (5) in three games this season.

Overall: Inconsistency aside, Joey Slye ranks seventh among kickers in fantasy this year. Carolina’s terrible red zone offense helped him, but missing all but one 50+ yard kick attempt hurt him.

Start or Sit in Week 16?


Slye has averaged 9.5 points per game over the last four games. He’s consistently made his PAT attempts as of late and the Carolina Panthers will likely continue to struggle in the red zone against Washington’s incredible front seven.

Carolina Panthers DST

Best game- Week 12 at Vikings: 19 fantasy points, two sacks, three fumble recoveries, two touchdowns, and 28 points allowed.

Worst games- Week 1 vs. Raiders and Week 10 vs. Buccaneers: -1 fantasy point each game, 34 points allowed vs. Raiders; 46 points allowed against Buccaneers, one sack, one fumble recovery.

Overall: Despite three strong (10+ fantasy points) performances, this defense deserved to ride fantasy benches all season. Carolina created takeaways in all but two games, but allowed too many points and didn’t get enough sacks.

Start or Sit in Week 16?


Pay close attention to the quarterback situation before Sunday’s game. The Panthers defense should have a nice day against Dwayne Haskins, a turnover machine who has a bleak future with Washington. If Alex Smith starts, you may want to try and find a better matchup.