The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 12 Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins Sunday afternoon game.

22.5Implied Total20.5
206Points All./Gm24.523
58.81Opp. Plays/Gm67.329
4.830Off. Yards/Play4.831
4.82Def. Yards/Play5.620
45.29%29Opp. Rush %37.30%5
54.71%4Opp. Pass %62.70%28
  • The Panthers are third in the NFL in point differential in the first half (54 points) and 27th in second half point differential (-42).
  • Miami is allowing a league-high 5.6 plays per game of 20 or more yards.
  • Miami has allowed opponents to score on 27.7% of their drives (13-of-47) the past four weeks (fourth in the league) as opposed to 52.8% (38-of-72) prior, which was 29th in the league.
  • The Panthers have allowed opponents to score on 32.5% of their possessions, fifth in the league.
  • Carolina is allowing 63.0 non-passing points per game to opponents, second in the league.

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Cam Newton: Newton returned for his first start since last season and immediately made a fantasy impact, posting a QB4 (26.2 points) scoring week. Newton threw a pair of touchdown passes and added 46 yards and a rushing touchdown to his totals. 

The Panthers used Newton effectively as he was 8-of-9 passing for 89 yards (9.9 Y/A) and two touchdowns on first down pass attempts in Week 11, but we did see some of the passing struggles he had a year ago without offensive leverage as he passed for 5.6 Y/A on all other downs.

The Miami defense has come around over the past month, allowing 6.1 yards per pass attempt over their past four games as opposed to 8.1 Y/A prior. They also have only allowed one quarterback (Tom Brady) to throw more than two touchdown passes against them all season. 

But that said, they also still allowed Joe Flacco to post 17.9 fantasy points last week. Miami has faced a string of mobile passers, drawing Josh Allen (55 rushing yards and a score), Tyrod Taylor (23 yards), and Lamar Jackson (39 yards) over their past four games, but Newton’s rushing ability has him back as a fringe-QB1 option.

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