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NFL Week 8: Thursday Night Football Fantasy Guide

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Josh Collacchi takes a look at the fantasy football matchups on Thursday night between the Panthers and Bucs.

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This Thursday night may be one for the ages, but not in a positive way. Thursday night games have been notorious for being overall bad football games. This week the Carolina Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in what does not promise a "barn-burner", but it does include some key fantasy football players. As we continue into the second half of the fantasy football season, each and every game is more and more important.

Here is a look at Thursday's Fantasy Football outlook:

Player Rank Projections
Cam Newton 5 270 yards and 2 TD with 60 yards rushing 1 TD
Mike Glennon 2 240 yards and 1 TD with 2 INT
Deangelo Williams 3 70 yards and 3 catches for 30 yards
Mike James 2 55 yards and 3 catches for 20 yards
Steve Smith 4 6 catches 70 yards and 1 TD
Vincent Jackson 4 7 catches 90 yards and 1 TD
Brandon LaFell 2 3 catches 50 yards
Mike Williams 3 5 catches 65 yards
Greg Olsen 4 6 catches 60 yards and 1 TD
Tim Wright 2

4 catches 45 yards

Graham Gano 3 2 FG and 3 XP
Rian Lindell 3 2 FG 1 XP
Panthers Defense/Special Teams 4 13 points allowed, 375 yards allowed, 5 sacks and 2 INT
Buccaneers Defense/Special Teams 3 27 points allowed, 400 yards allowed, 4 sacks, and a fumble recovery