Update, Sept. 28 — Sanders didn’t practice on Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday with a groin injury. He is listed as questionable, so the lack of practice on Friday must not have been due to a setback. Head coach Frank Reich is optimistic that Sanders can go, per David Newton. If he can’t play, Chuba Hubbard would likely get the start.
Panthers RB Miles Sanders (groin) is questionable for Sunday. So is ILB Frankie Luvu. S Xavier Woods is out. QB Bryce Young a full participant again so he's set to go.— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) September 29, 2023
Update, Sept. 28 — Running back Miles Sanders was limited again on Thursday due to his groin injury. It appears they are slow rolling his practice to get him some recovery time to be as close to 100% as possible come Sunday. He does get a good matchup against the Vikings, so hopefully he’ll be ready to go.
The Carolina Panthers will take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. The Panthers are dealing with several injuries, including running back Miles Sanders. He started the week off limited in practice with a groin injury. Sanders was used sparingly last week, with nine carries for 24 yards and a touchdown. He added five receptions for an additional 38 yards.
Complete Panthers’ practice report:— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) September 27, 2023
Chark - Resting Vet
Luvu - Hip
Moton - Ankle/ Resting Vet
Woods - Hamstring
Henderson - Ankle
Mingo - Concussion
Sanders - Groin
Zavala - Calf
Ray - Finger
Bozeman - Quadriceps
Young - Ankle
Fantasy football implications for Week 4
Sanders has struggled to get going with his new team. He is seeing an unreal target share in the offense but hasn’t been able to do much with it. Sanders doesn’t retain much value in standard leagues but is a solid flex option for deeper PPR leagues. The groin injury is concerning, and he picked it up last week against the Seattle Seahawks. If he is sidelined this week due to the injury, Chuba Hubbard would take over in the backfield, but he shouldn’t be started this week.