Carolina Panthers fantasy football outlook for Week 3 at the Texans

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Which Carolina Panthers players should you start or sit in fantasy football during their Week 3 game against the Houston Texans?

The Carolina Panthers are rolling into the third week of their season on a high note. This frisky bunch has been given an opportunity to put the nation on notice this Thursday night as they travel to the Lone Star state to take on the Houston Texans.

The NFL schedule makers may have had some suspicion that quarterback Deshaun Watson might be a Panther at this point. Otherwise, this is honestly a weird primetime matchup.

Nonetheless, the team has an incredible opportunity to start the 2021-2022 campaign 3-0, something that Carolina fans haven’t seen since 2015.

The Panthers are not a Super Bowl contender yet, but an undefeated run through three games is a great start for a team with playoff aspirations as 75 percent of all teams to start 3-0 have made the postseason.

While it’s fun to talk playoffs in September, it’s the NFL and things can change in an instant.

Carolina still has to prove they can win consistently as underdogs as well as becoming more dynamic on offense. In the meantime, let’s take a look at how the team looked in fantasy on Sunday and I’ll tell you who to start and sit prior to Thursday night’s tilt at the Texans.

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