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CSC’s Fantasy Start/Sit, Saints vs. Panthers

Saints meet Panthers with top seed on the line

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Start: Alvin Kamara

Don’t be scared off by Week 17, Alvin Kamara is playing this whole game. The Saints will need to beat the Panthers, and have two more results go their way, in order to clinch the top seed in the NFC, so they will not be leaving anything to chance. The Panthers defense ranks 24th against fantasy running backs, so it is likely Kamara is in for another 20 point performance if given enough touches.

Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Sit: Saints D/ST

The Carolina Panthers offense has been sneaky good at times, currently ranked 15th against D/STs. The Saints defense has combined for only 9 fantasy points in their last four outings. Losing Kwon Alexander and potentially Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Marcus Williams will hurt the Saints D/STs chances of scoring in double figures again this week, you should be able to find a better option for your title game.

Carolina Panthers v Washington Football Team Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Start: Curtis Samuel

Samuel has scored 9+ points in four of his last five games, and has steadily been getting more targets in the passing game as of late. With Mike Davis expected to be unavailable this week, Samuel could potentially see a fair share of involvement in the ground game as well. Samuel is coming off a game in which he set his season high in both receiving and rushing yards, so the Panthers could very well try and feed him the ball in an effort to give him an opportunity to prove he deserves a major role in the offense in 2021. Consider Samuel a good FLEX play this week.


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