Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has claimed through Instagram that he will play in the Sunday playoff game against San Francisco.
"Damn right I'm playing wouldn't miss this for the world," he wrote per the Charlotte Observer.
Smith is listed as questionable with a knee injury. The team has yet to confirm his availability.
This needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Smith loves to banter with the press, but even without the team giving him the OK, I would expect him to be out there for the matchup against the 49ers. Keep you eye on the injury report today or tomorrow morning if you plan on using him in your daily lineup.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Carlos Gonzalez (knee) said Thursday he could play in games next week.
There's no question that CarGo has elite fantasy upside, but the constant injury issues have finally caught up with him, reducing his draft-day value from the perennial first round pick that he's been, to a borderline third/fourth rounder. If Cargo can stay healthy-ish for the first time since 2012 when he had a 20-20 season in 135 games, his current Average Draft Position will look like a steal. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Chandler Parsons (left ankle) is out two more games.
After a very consistent November through January, during which time Parsons scored at least 10 points in 37 of 45 games, his production became erratic in February, with Parsons failing to score 10 points in three of the eight games he played prior to suffering this ankle injury on 2/22. You should probably give Parsons a few games back in action prior to returning him to your lineup, just to make sure that he's producing at a consistent level once again. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Kris Humphries will not play Friday in Miami.
Humphries, who hasn't played since injuring his hamstring on February 25th, hasn't been much of a fantasy force when healthy. In fact, Humphries has only gotten double-digit points (11 on 2/22) once in the last month, and it's the same story with rebounds (11 on 2/7). Analysis: Brad Costilo