Carolina Panthers fantasy football outlook for Week 3 at the Texans

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D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

With 79 yards and one touchdown, D.J. Moore rewarded fantasy owners with nearly 22 points in Week 2.

While he’s yet to crack more than 80 yards in two games, Moore has seen enough targets to justify WR1 treatment in PPR formats. The fourth-year wideout’s six catches on eight targets against the New York Jets became eight catches on 11 targets against the New Orleans Saints.

It’s been encouraging to see Moore’s improvement at getting open quickly and catching passes in tight windows.

Start or Sit Week 3?


Refer to the numbers I mentioned earlier with Christian McCaffrey. The Carolina Panthers’ receivers should have a nice evening against the Texans and as of right now we know Moore is getting a lot more looks from Sam Darnold.

Sneaky bold prediction: Moore gets more than 100 yards and puts on a show in the Space City.

Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

Darnold to Robby Anderson hasn’t been quite the reunion we expected.

Aside from the lone 57-yard touchdown connection against the Jets, Anderson has three catches for 38 yards through two games. By comparison, Terrace Marshall Jr. has six catches for 43 yards in the same span.

It’s still early, but Anderson’s fantasy value may take a dive if his production doesn’t increase.

Start or Sit Week 3?

Buyer Beware.

Anderson should feast on Houston’s secondary, so starting him may work out.

However, I’m in “see it to believe it” mode because Moore and McCaffrey are dominating the targets. Also, Darnold may not have to throw many passes on Thursday night if the Panthers take control of the game early.

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

Dan Arnold’s production jumped up in Week 2. The tight-end grabbed three catches for 55 yards which were good for 8.50 fantasy points.

On the other hand, Marshall’s production dipped slightly. He caught all three of his targets for 17 yards, the numbers may look low now but it’s encouraging to see the rookie take advantage of plays schemed for him.

Start or Sit Week 3?

  • START – Dan Arnold.
  • SIT – Terrace Marshall.

Darnold to Arnold may be a connection worth starting based on the matchup. As we saw against New Orleans, the Panthers quarterback isn’t afraid to spread the ball around.

For the second week in a row, Arnold may become the beneficiary of Darnold sharing the wealth, especially in the red zone.