NFL Game Previews / Stat Matchups: Week 1 - Carolina at Tampa Bay
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Week 1 Matchup: Carolina at Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay

Player Injury
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Average 16.8ppg and CAR Allows 15.9ppg ( -6%)
Mike Glennon   0.0
Josh McCown   0.0
Mike Kafka   0.0
Running Backs
Average 20.1ppg and CAR Allows 19.6ppg ( -3%)
Doug Martin IR 16.5
Brian Leonard   1.6
Spencer Larsen   0.0
Mike James IR 0.0
Jeff Demps IR 0.0
Bobby Rainey   0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 25.3ppg and CAR Allows 18.9ppg ( -25%)
Vincent Jackson   11.7
Louis Murphy   2.7
Lavelle Hawkins Out 0.9
Chris Owusu   0.8
Russell Shepard   0.0
Eric Page   0.0
Skye Dawson   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 6.1ppg and CAR Allows 8.3ppg (+ 35%)
Brandon Myers   6.5
Tom Crabtree IR 4.8
Nate Byham IR 2.6
Luke Stocker IR 1.9
Steve Maneri   1.1
Kyle Adams   0.5
Zach Miller   0.0
Tim Wright   0.0
Zack Pianalto   0.0
Average 8.2ppg and CAR Allows 8.6ppg (+ 4%)
Connor Barth Out 8.2
Rian Lindell   6.4
Defensive Linemen
Average 14.8ppg and CAR Allows 18.3ppg (+ 23%)
Michael Johnson   6.3
Gerald McCoy   3.5
Da'Quan Bowers IR 3.4
Daniel Te'o-Nesheim   3.4
Lazarius Levingston   2.0
Gary Gibson   1.9
Clinton McDonald   1.8
Corvey Irvin   1.1
Adrian Clayborn   0.8
Steven Means   0.0
William Gholston   0.0
Akeem Spence Pro 0.0
Average 19.2ppg and CAR Allows 19.7ppg (+ 2%)
Lavonte David Pro 8.8
Mason Foster   6.7
Jonathan Casillas IR 3.1
Jacob Cutrera   2.0
Rennie Curran   0.0
Dane Fletcher Pro 0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 33.7ppg and CAR Allows 26.4ppg ( -22%)
Major Wright   6.2
Leonard Johnson   6.0
Mark Barron Out 6.0
Alterraun Verner   6.0
Dashon Goldson   5.8
D.J. Moore   3.8
Anthony Gaitor IR 2.9
Michael Adams IR 2.4
Keith Tandy   1.8
Mike Jenkins Out 1.4
Johnthan Banks   0.0
Kelcie McCray   0.0

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Player Injury
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Average 21.5ppg and TB Allows 20.6ppg ( -4%)
Cam Newton Pro 21.3
Derek Anderson   1.2
Running Backs
Average 17.7ppg and TB Allows 16.9ppg ( -4%)
DeAngelo Williams   8.4
Jonathan Stewart Out 6.8
Mike Tolbert   5.4
Kenjon Barner   0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 19.1ppg and TB Allows 27.4ppg (+ 44%)
Jason Avant   4.6
Tiquan Underwood   3.9
Kealoha Pilares IR 2.0
Jerricho Cotchery   1.7
Toney Clemons   1.0
Joe Webb   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 8.4ppg and TB Allows 8.9ppg (+ 7%)
Greg Olsen   7.1
Ed Dickson   2.0
Ben Hartsock   1.0
Mike McNeill   0.6
Richie Brockel   0.0
Average 5.7ppg and TB Allows 6.4ppg (+ 12%)
Graham Gano   7.8
Defensive Linemen
Average 22.1ppg and TB Allows 15.3ppg ( -31%)
Greg Hardy   6.9
Charles Johnson   5.9
Mario Addison   4.5
Dwan Edwards   4.0
Frank Alexander   2.8
Nate Chandler   1.8
Alex Hall   0.0
Colin Cole Out 0.0
Wes Horton   0.0
Kawann Short   0.0
Star Lotulelei   0.0
Average 22.3ppg and TB Allows 21.5ppg ( -4%)
Luke Kuechly   10.1
Chase Blackburn   7.0
Thomas Davis   6.6
Dan Connor Out 3.6
Jason Williams   1.0
A.J. Klein   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 23.9ppg and TB Allows 26.8ppg (+ 12%)
Roman Harper   7.6
Thomas DeCoud   6.8
Quintin Mikell   6.4
Antoine Cason   5.7
Josh Norman Out 5.5
Charles Godfrey IR 5.3
Drayton Florence   4.8
James Dockery   4.0
Josh Thomas   2.9
Colin Jones   1.0
Melvin White   0.0
Robert Lester Pro 0.0

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