Cam Newton confirmed on Tuesday that his ankle is feeling great and is wearing a walking boot for precautionary reasons.
We've weighed in on this before but the fact that it's still a news item means that there is at least one report out there that is probably saying the ankle is worse than it really is or at least worse than the Panthers and Newton are saying. Whether that's true or not is a different story, but the fact remains that Newton will not be participating in OTAs this spring and will probably wear the walking boot for a long time to prevent any potential setbacks. Until we see something more serious, we'll continue to rank Newton as if it's business as usual.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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