Panthers also putting Curtis Samuel on COVID-19 list

The Carolina Panthers placed wide receiver Curtis Samuel on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

What It Means:

Samuel joins D.J. Moore on the list. It's not clear if they tested positive themselves or have been deemed close contacts, but it creates doubt about their statuses for Week 14 against the Denver Broncos. Robby Anderson would be the only Panthers' receiver with extended NFL experience if Samuel and Moore are both unavailable. That could lead to the Panthers' backfield being more involved as pass-catchers. Ian Thomas could also see additional opportunities if Carolina is short-handed.

Samuel's 16.2 percent target share is third on the Panthers behind Anderson (26.2) and Moore (22.8). He's also averaging 2.5 carries per contest. The Broncos are allowing the 12th-fewest FanDuel points per game to the wide receiver position this season.