Carmelo Anthony scored game-high 36 points with five rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block in the road win over the Kings.
Melo exceeded 30-points for the third time in his last five games and fourth time in his last seven. He is averaging 30.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and a steal and block per game over his last five contests while shooting 46.5% from the field, 40% from beyond the arc, and 90% from the free throw line.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Archie Manning said he thinks Peyton Manning is "done in Denver."
The Broncos probably need to keep Brock Osweiler, and some team will pay Osweiler to be their starter in 2016 if the Broncos are unwilling to do so. This leaves the door open for Manning to go to a team like the Rams, but it would probably make the most sense for Peyton to begin the season as a free agent and sign somewhere in the fall when some contender suffers a quarterback injury. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Luke Kuechly recorded ten tackles to lead the Panthers in their Super Bowl loss to Denver on Sunday night.
Luke Kuechly once again was a major cog in the Panther defense in Super Bowl 50. He was the only player to record double digit tackles on either team that featured two physical and mobile defenses. Not only did Kuechly make 10 tackles, but he also had a sack and a pass defended for Carolina. In IDP formats, Kuechly is a machine due to his high volume of tackles and this year his touchdowns as a result of interceptions. His nose for the ball and high energy of play make him a top linebacker in the NFL. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Graham Gano was 1-for-2 in field goal attempts and made his only extra-point in the Panthers loss to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
In the regular season, Graham Gano was the second leading scorer with 146 points for the Panthers. He made 30-of-36 field goal attempts in the regular season but missed a key kick in the first half for Carolina in Super Bowl 50. His kick went right and hit the upright. Gano did recover to make a 39 yard field goal in the second half along with an extra-point to finish with four points in the game. But his miss may haunt him this offseason. But, Gano made over 83 percent of his field goals in the regular season and will be in a high scoring offense in 2016, so his fantasy stock remains the same going forward. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Greg Olsen caught four of his nine targets for 41 yards during Carolina’s Super Bowl 50 loss to Denver.
As the receiver that teams were trying to shut down in the postseason, Greg Olsen stayed productive until the Super Bowl. Denver mixed up their coverages but were sure to know where Olsen was at all times. Olsen still caught four of his nine targets but only finished with 41 yards. Despite the poor performance, Olsen was a fantasy stud at tight end this season and should enter 2016 as a top three draft option for fantasy. Carolina will benefit from Kelvin Benjamin being back and Olsen will be the happiest as that will detract from his double teams in games. Olsen had over 1,100 receiving yards and seven touchdowns for Carolina in the regular season without Benjamin, he could be even better next year with more red zone targets. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Ted Ginn caught four of his ten targets for 74 yards in the Panthers loss to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Ted Ginn was the most targeted receiver for the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. That should account for part of Cam Newton’s low completion percentage. Ginn was in the top-10 of the most drops in the NFL this season. As frustrating as that is, Ginn also ran out of bounds during a huge gain in the second half when he could have gained at least five more prior to Graham Gano’s missed field goal. While it is nice that Ginn can provide big play availability, his inconsistency receiving the ball mitigates some of that allure. His role in this offense for next year is unknown, so it is probably best to ignore Ginn in early fantasy drafts as Cam Newton will have his favorite target, Kelvin Benjamin back. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Corey Brown caught four of his seven targets for 80 yards in the Panthers Super Bowl loss on Sunday against the Broncos.
Corey Brown was one of the few receivers capable of creating space to catch passes for the Panthers on Sunday. After hauling in four passes, which included a huge play early in the second half, Brown was forced from the game. He hit his head hard in a catch that resembled the Giants David Tyree. But Brown hit his head very hard on landing and was diagnosed with a concussion. Prior to the injury, Brown had seven targets to finish third on the team in the game. His speed will play nicely with Devin Funchess and Kelvin Benjamin next year for the Panthers. Brown also developed nice rapport and big play ability with Newton which should push his fantasy value up for 2016. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Von Miller tallied 2.5 sacks, including two strip-sacks, during the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
Miller was sensational on Sunday. After enjoying the best postseason performance of his young career against the Patriots last week, Miller followed it up with an even more fantastic day in the most important game of his career (he missed the Broncos’ 2013 Super Bowl with an ACL injury). The two strip-sacks were by far the two most important plays of the day, as his first came in the first quarter which led to a Malik Jackson fumble recovery touchdown. And the second one came during Carolina’s final gasp in the fourth quarter. Miller was a beast as an edge pass rusher and a spy on Cam Newton, which was par for the course for the versatile linebacker who could double as a defensive end. Denver’s defense overall was amazing on Sunday, tying a Super Bowl record with seven sacks. As for Miller, he finished with 11.0 sacks and four forced fumbles on the year and he could easily be considered the Broncos’ season MVP. Set to be a free agent this offseason, Miller is going to get a huge pay day from the Broncos as they will try their hardest to make sure he finishes his career in Denver. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Owen Daniels caught one of his two targets for 18 yards during the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
As Denver was wont to do the entire 2015 season, they didn’t use their tight ends on Sunday. After tallying a pair of touchdowns last week, Daniels was once again nowhere to be found, which was on exactly par for the course. If Brock Osweiler becomes the starting quarterback in 2016 per Peyton Manning’s retirement, the tight ends will be used a little more often, but don’t expect any high increase in their usage. And Daniel is a guy you will want to completely leave alone, whether in season-long or daily leagues. With just 517 yards and three scores on 46 catches in 2015, the proof is in the pudding. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Emmanuel Sanders caught six of his eight targets for 83 yards during the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
Sanders was extremely effective as Denver’s No. 1 receiving option on Sunday. With Demaryius Thomas getting suffocated by Josh Norman, Peyton Manning continually looked Sanders’ way early and often. Sanders finished 15th in the league with 1,135 yards along with six touchdowns (equal to Thomas’ six scores) on his way to another outstanding season. Even with Peyton Manning having an awful season, Sanders was effective as a No. 2 fantasy receiver. With Brock Osweiler set to take over pending Manning’s potential retirement, Sanders should be another top target and solid fantasy receiver as he will be one of just two reliable targets on Denver’s receiving corps. Analysis: Zack Carpenter