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3:35pm EDT 10/24/21

Panthers QB Sam Darnold was benched in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Giants. He struggled again in this one, completing 16 of 25 passes for 111 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT. QB P.J. Walker will finish this one out for Carolina. We'll see what HC Matt Rhule does at QB next week.

Update: Rhule told reporters after the game that he made the switch seeking a spark and that Darnold remains the starting QB. Walker certainly didn't do anything to help himself, completing just 3 of 14 passes for 33 yards and producing an even lower QB rating (39.6 vs. 57.2).

Panthers HC Matt Rhule said Monday that he expects QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) to practice Wednesday. That would suggest Bridgewater is trending toward playing against the Vikings in Week 12. Bridgewater nearly made the active roster for Sunday's win over the Lions but was a late scratch. P.J. Walker threw for 258 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs on 70.6% passing in Bridgewater's place. Walker would presumably start if Bridgewater's knee isn't ready by Sunday.

The Panthers will start QB P.J. Walker today against the Lions. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Carolina decided to deactivate Teddy Bridgewater after initially saying he'd be on the active roster for the game. Walker is an intriguing dual-threat athlete but shouldn't be used outside DFS and deep multi-QB leagues.

Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater "got in some practice work today and it went well," according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. That has the team optimistic he'll play against the Lions on Sunday, as long as his injured knee responds will overnight. It reportedly remains a "true game-time decision."

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that it's "still an uphill battle" for Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater to get his injured knee ready for Sunday's game against the Lions and that it's looking like a game-time decision. It's not yet clear whether P.J. Walker or Will Grier would start in his place. So avoid Panthers QBs this week if you can.

Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is now "unlikely" to play against the Lions on Sunday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It sounds like the start of the practice week hasn't gone too well for Teddy. We're expecting QB P.J. Walker to get the start for Carolina, although there was a report from ESPN that Walker and QB Will Grier could split snaps. It's a situation to avoid in Week 11 fantasy lineups. WRs Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel need to be downgraded.

Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and is considered "day to day," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It sounds like Bridgewater has a shot to play against the Lions on Sunday, but we'll track his progress throughout the week. QB P.J. Walker will start for Carolina if Bridgewater can't.

Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater suffered a right knee or ankle injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Bucs. He limped back to the locker room with trainers. We'll update his status as soon as we know more. QB P.J. Walker replaced Bridgewater.

The Panthers made a couple of QB moves on Monday, signing P.J. Walker and trading Kyle Allen to Washington. Walker was arguably the MVP of the 5-week XFL season, completing 65% of his passes for 1,338 yards, 15 TDs and 4 INTs. He added 99 yards and a score on the ground. Walker will duke it out with Will Grier to back up Teddy Bridgewater in Carolina. Allen, meanwhile, will sit behind Dwayne Haskins after a mostly ugly 2019 that saw him finish with a 62.0% completion rate, 6.8 yards-per-attempt average and 17 TDs vs. 16 INTs.

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