Week 1 Fantasy Football Preview: Panthers vs. Buccaneers

Contributed by: Al king
Last Updated: Sep 07, 2012 3:00 PM

DeAngelo WilliamsCarolina Panthers: One of the more explosive offenses in the league due to their great backfield and incredibly talented quarterback in Cam Newton.

The offensive scheme in Carolina has adjusted to Cam Newton and what he does great.

It is a very aggressive scheme that has the chance to make a big play every snap.

The Week 1 match-up is against a very soft Buccaneers defense that gave up just under 395 yards a game last season.

With Jonathan Stewart missing practice all week, DeAngelo Williams becomes a must start along with Cam Newton and Steve Smith, who is past his foot infection.   


Good starts: Cam Newton, Steve Smith, DeAngelo Williams, Greg Olsen

Middle of the road: Brandon LaFell

Bad starts: Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert, David Gettis


Doug MartinTampa Bay Buccaneers: The Buccaneers took a huge step back last season on both sides of the ball, not only the defense was poor so was the offense.

The team lost their head coach and brought in Greg Schiano from Rutgers to take over the job.

Josh Freeman and Mike Williams both had terrible sophomore slumps and the team as a whole looked lost last season.

With rookie running back Doug Martin leading the way, these Buccaneers seem to have a new swagger under Coach Greg Schiano.

Josh Freeman is off to a slow start so far with newcomer Vincent Jackson who is a bonafide deep threat and that's it. The Panthers have solid cornerbacks and will cause fits for the Bucs passing game.


Good Starts: Doug Martin

Middle of the road: Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams

Bad Starts: Josh Freeman, Dallas Clark, Arrelious Benn, Preston Parker

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