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Week 8 Matchup: Carolina at Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay

Player Injury
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Average 12.8ppg and CAR Allows 13.6ppg (+ 6%)
Josh McCown   17.1
Mike Glennon   13.5
Running Backs
Average 14.9ppg and CAR Allows 14.1ppg ( -6%)
Doug Martin IR 9.7
Bobby Rainey   6.9
Mike James IR 5.4
Brian Leonard   2.4
Jeff Demps IR 1.8
Wide Receivers
Average 19.3ppg and CAR Allows 16.8ppg ( -13%)
Vincent Jackson   10.3
Russell Shepard   2.0
Chris Owusu   1.9
Louis Murphy   1.4
Eric Page   0.9
Skye Dawson   0.5
Tight Ends
Average 6.2ppg and CAR Allows 8.7ppg (+ 41%)
Tim Wright   6.2
Brandon Myers   5.1
Tom Crabtree IR 1.6
Nate Byham IR 1.3
Average 6.3ppg and CAR Allows 6.8ppg (+ 9%)
Rian Lindell   6.3
Defensive Linemen
Average 16.1ppg and CAR Allows 17.3ppg (+ 8%)
Gerald McCoy   5.1
Michael Johnson   5.0
Adrian Clayborn   4.8
Clinton McDonald   4.1
William Gholston   2.9
Akeem Spence Pro 2.1
Daniel Te'o-Nesheim   1.7
Da'Quan Bowers IR 1.1
Steven Means   1.0
Gary Gibson   0.7
Average 23.8ppg and CAR Allows 22.5ppg ( -6%)
Lavonte David Pro 11.2
Mason Foster   7.7
Dane Fletcher Pro 3.3
Jonathan Casillas IR 2.3
Defensive Backs
Average 31.1ppg and CAR Allows 25.0ppg ( -20%)
Mark Barron Out 7.3
Major Wright   7.1
Alterraun Verner   6.8
Dashon Goldson   6.2
Mike Jenkins Out 5.0
Leonard Johnson   4.6
Keith Tandy   4.4
Johnthan Banks   4.4
Michael Adams IR 3.6
D.J. Moore   2.3
Kelcie McCray   1.5

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Player Injury
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Average 19.6ppg and TB Allows 20.0ppg (+ 2%)
Cam Newton Pro 19.6
Running Backs
Average 16.4ppg and TB Allows 16.0ppg ( -3%)
DeAngelo Williams   9.4
Mike Tolbert   6.0
Jonathan Stewart Out 3.7
Kenjon Barner   0.4
Wide Receivers
Average 18.3ppg and TB Allows 23.9ppg (+ 30%)
Jerricho Cotchery   8.0
Tiquan Underwood   5.7
Jason Avant   3.8
Joe Webb   0.5
Tight Ends
Average 7.5ppg and TB Allows 8.5ppg (+ 13%)
Greg Olsen   7.4
Ed Dickson   2.6
Richie Brockel   0.7
Mike McNeill   0.5
Average 7.1ppg and TB Allows 8.3ppg (+ 17%)
Graham Gano   7.1
Defensive Linemen
Average 21.5ppg and TB Allows 16.8ppg ( -22%)
Greg Hardy   6.3
Charles Johnson   5.1
Star Lotulelei   3.0
Dwan Edwards   2.7
Kawann Short   2.7
Wes Horton   2.6
Mario Addison   2.5
Frank Alexander   2.5
Colin Cole Out 2.0
Average 21.1ppg and TB Allows 22.0ppg (+ 4%)
Luke Kuechly   9.6
Thomas Davis   8.4
A.J. Klein   3.2
Chase Blackburn   1.6
Dan Connor Out 1.5
Defensive Backs
Average 29.7ppg and TB Allows 26.1ppg ( -12%)
Charles Godfrey IR 7.0
Quintin Mikell   5.0
Melvin White   4.8
Robert Lester Pro 4.4
Roman Harper   4.3
Antoine Cason   4.3
Thomas DeCoud   4.2
Josh Thomas   3.8
Josh Norman Out 3.5
Drayton Florence   3.3
Colin Jones   2.0
James Dockery   1.5

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