Coby Fleener fantasy outlook: Sit him.
Fleener continues to struggle to see the field on account of his limitations as a blocker. Hopefully that’s something he can improve in the offseason. And while I expect the Saints to go pass-heavy this Thursday, I don’t think the TE position will be heavily featured.
The Panthers have some of the best cover LBs in the game. Kuechly just smothers guys, whether they’re Jimmy Graham or Gronk. Fleener does maybe have a step on him, but this is likely his least favorable matchup of the year.
Fleener did score a TD and a 2pt conversion on a carry during their last meeting. He’s not going to get a goal line carry again. Tight ends are hard to predict and with this prolific offense he’s worth a look, but I’d be surprised if he sees the end-zone this week.