Darren McFadden managed 11 yards on 10 carries in the Cowboys' Week 12 loss to Carolina, but caught 4-of-6 targets for 45 yards and a two-point conversion.
The Panthers entered this one playing shutdown run defense and continued to do so against Dallas, relentlessly stuffing McFadden at the line of scrimmage and throwing him for losses. Fantasy owners should consider themselves lucky that McFadden scored a meaningless late-game two-point conversion and caught several checkdown passes. Still seeing every-down, workhorse usage, McFadden will be a high-end RB2 at worst against Washington's porous run defense in Week 13.
Matt Cassel completed 13-of-19 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 12 loss to Carolina.
Tony Romo appeared to re-fracture his collarbone in Sunday's defeat, which would force Cassel back into the starting lineup for the remainder of the season. We've seen Cassel's act before, and it's not pretty. Even against the Redskins in Week 13, Cassel would be a low-end two-quarterback-league option.
Greg Olsen reeled in 5-of-9 targets for 70 yards in the Panthers' Week 12 win over the Cowboys.
As usual, Olsen led the Panthers in targets in a game where little was required of Carolina's offense due to a pair of defensive touchdowns. Olsen will arguably be fantasy's top tight end play in Week 13 at the Superdome.
Jerricho Cotchery secured 5-of-6 targets for 73 yards in the Panthers' Week 12 win over Dallas.
Cotchery is a high-percentage target for Cam Newton and was his primary read on third-down plays against the Cowboys. Unfortunately, 33-year-old Cotchery's lack of big-play ability severely curbs his fantasy appeal.
Ted Ginn was held catch-less in the Panthers' Week 12 win over Dallas.
Carolina won this game with its defense, resulting in a quiet day for the Panthers' deep threat. Ginn's week-to-week targets have been inconsistent. He's a boom-bust weekly fantasy option who tends to bust more than boom.
Devin Funchess reeled in 2-of-4 targets for 19 yards in the Panthers' Week 12 win over the Cowboys.
Cam Newton targeted Funchess twice on end-zone throws late in the first half, but the two failed to connect on both. Ultimately, not much was required of Carolina's passing game on a day where the Panthers' defense scored two touchdowns and Graham Gano accounted for 12 points on field goals. Funchess will be a lower-end WR3/flex option when the Panthers visit the Saints in Week 13.
Jonathan Stewart rushed 21 times for just 68 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for nine yards in the Panthers' Week 12 win over Dallas.
The Panthers were unable to generate much running room against Dallas, but Stewart continued to be utilized as a high-volume workhorse as the Panthers leaned on their running game nursing a lead all day. Expect Stewart's workload to result in more fantasy points when Carolina faces the Saints in Week 13.
Cam Newton completed 16-of-27 passes for 183 yards and rushed 12 times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 12 win over the Cowboys.
Newton made critical third-down throws to keep the chains moving on offense, but ultimately didn't have to do much more as the Panthers scored twice on defense. Luke Kuechly and Kurt Coleman each pick-sixed Tony Romo, who later left with a potentially severe collarbone injury. The Panthers' defensive scoring and four field goals by Graham Gano resulted in a disappointing fantasy day for Newton. Expect Cam's scoring to get back on track when Carolina visits the Superdome in Week 13.