The Ravens will fade. As our colleague Charles Robinson wrote earlier this week, Carolina needs to find a way to protect Cam Newton. Considering how porous the offensive line looked against the Bills, there should be legitimate concern that we won’t see a fully healthy Newton all season, which means we’re one hit away from Derek Anderson and all hope going down the drain.
One surefire way to lose a fantasy match-up is to start a slew of players who participated in a 9-3 defensive struggle. If you started any Buffalo Bills this past week, you were probably disappointed in your team’s results, and the same goes for those who relied upon members of the Carolina Panthers. Buffalo’s stop unit kept the Panthers out of the end zone, making Graham Gano the third-highest scoring player for the Carolina. Like our suggested Bills to play, our Carolina players busted pretty hard, as well. Newton was the 26th-highest scoring player in fantasy last week, one spot ahead of his counterpart, Tyrod Taylor. Newton threw for 228 yards and added 27 rushing. He was hit hard throughout
Carlos Hyde is the one bright spot in the San Francisco 49ers offense the first two weeks of the season. Hyde’s play is encouraging considering the defenses he has faced early. Fantasy impact: Hyde is proving his fantasy value week after week with the odds stacked against him.