Falcons- Panthers: Jonathan Stewart Puts Game Away | NFL Fantasy Football Rankings
The Falcons were expected to win this game but found themselves in a bad position when Michael Turner left the game in the first half. In the end, the Panthers put the game away with a 45-yard touchdown run by Jonathan Stewart.
Michael Turner Suffers High Ankle Sprain
This game was very promising for Turner as the Panthers have struggled to stop the run this season. Turner started the game off with a bang with nine carries for 111 yards on the ground.
Unfortunately, in the process of Turner’s dominant first half he had his ankle rolled up on and suffered a game ending injury. This was clearly a game changer for both teams as the Falcons had to play on without their stud.
From a fantasy football perspective, this was a killer blow for fantasy owners this week. Beyond losing a potential dominant performance Turner may be out for a few week’s with the injury.
We will know more about the ankle come Monday so stay tuned for updates on our weekly Starter Help column on Monday.
Jonathan Stewart Scores Twice
Both Stewart and Steve Smith scored twice for the Panthers to help them win the game. Stewart’s final touchdown put the team up for good as they had a 28 to 19 lead with little time left.
This was a big win for the Panthers as it keeps them in the playoff hunt for at least a few more weeks.
NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com