Panthers fantasy football review and outlook for Week 2 vs. Saints

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Which Carolina Panthers players should you start or sit in fantasy football during their Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints?

The week following a Carolina Panthers game always feels sweeter after a victory. The team was favored by almost everyone to beat the lowly New York Jets, there was still a sense Matt Rhule and his players had to prove themselves in Week 1.

There’s still a lot to clean up moving forward, but good teams win at home and beat the teams they’re supposed to beat. The Panthers accomplished both this past Sunday.

After a forgettable year in 2020, Carolina’s players delivered some nice totals in fantasy football as predicted in last week’s guide. The biggest surprise performance came from the Panthers’ defense, who made life hard for the Jets’ offensive line and Zach Wilson, particularly in the first half.

Next up is another home game against the New Orleans Saints.

The team, now led by quarterback Jameis Winston, trounced the Green Bay Packers 38-3 this past Sunday. Here’s a review of how Panthers players faired in fantasy football in Week 1 and the outlook for Week 2.

(Note: All fantasy point totals are based on’s scoring system)