The Panthers have placed K Joey Slye on the COVID list. He'll likely miss Sunday's game against the Saints. We'll see who Carolina signs to kick this weekend, but plan on avoiding the situation in Week 7 fantasy lineups.
The Panthers have released K Graham Gano. That leaves the starting job for now to K Joey Slye, who connected on 78% of FG attempts and 87% of XPs last year. Carolina might still bring in competition if Slye struggles in August.
The Panthers have signed K Greg Joseph to their practice squad. K Joey Slye missed 2 XPs and a late 28-yard FG in Sunday's 3-point loss to the Saints. We'll see if Carolina gives Slye another chance or makes the move to Joseph. Avoid the situation in Week 13 fantasy lineups.
Panthers K Graham Gano (knee) has been placed on IR. Since the team made the move before final cuts, Gano isn't eligible to return for the 2nd half of the season. That leaves undrafted rookie K Joey Slye atop the depth chart. He connected on 7 of 8 FG attempts this preseason, with his only miss getting blocked. Slye could be a spot-start option this season, but we'd go with a more proven K in Week 1 fantasy lineups.