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

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(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Matt Rhule and Christian McCaffrey
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D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

It was no surprise that D.J. Moore delivered a solid performance in Week 1. He grabbed six catches for 80 yards and rushed for 14 yards for a solid total of 15.40 fantasy points.

Early indications show that Moore may be a PPR darling as long as Sam Darnold is forced to throw shorter passes to avoid taking hits due to the Carolina Panthers’ patchwork offensive line.

Still awaiting a contract extension, the fourth-year wideout had arguably the best catch of his career on this play.

Start or Sit for Week 2?

START.

The New Orleans Saints held defense held its own against Davante Adams, but the Panthers have more talent amongst their group of pass-catchers which means they’ll have to focus on more than one guy.

Moore should be targeted often if Darnold is pressured and in two games against the Saints last season, he had nine catches for 194 yards and two touchdowns.

Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

Robby Anderson’s revenge game against the Jets could have gone a little better. He caught one of three targets for a 57-yard touchdown.

That single catch was enough for 12 fantasy points, but one has to be hoping he gets more touches moving forward. While it’s obvious right now that Anderson’s calling card is the deep ball, he may have to run shorter routes until Carolina’s pass protection improves.

Start or Sit for Week 2?            

Buyer Beware.

Anderson could see more looks this week, but this may not be the best spot to test it out. The 28-year-old wideout is projected to net about 12 fantasy points and that may be too generous.

Terrace Marshall Jr./Dan Arnold – Carolina Panthers WR/TE

Sam Darnold targeted Terrace Marshall Jr. the third-most behind Moore and Christian McCaffrey, including an overthrown pass in the end zone that should have easily been six. It’ll be interesting to see how many times Joe Brady decides to call plays for the LSU product in the next few weeks.

Dan Arnold caught two passes for six yards in Week 1, but after receiving lots of praise in training camp, the former Saint will be another player to keep an eye on for more looks in Week 2.

Start or Sit for Week 2?

SIT.

I’d shelf Marshall and Arnold for another week, but either one or both of them could prove me wrong if they become primary options in the Panthers’ red zone offense.

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