Until Travaris Cadet finds meaningful playing time this fall, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.
Cadet recorded 17 yards on 11 rushes and five yards on one reception while only appearing in one game in 2018. Cadet signed with the Panthers in the second half of the season but didn't play until Week 17, when the team was out of the playoff hunt. His 1.5 yards per carry made for an unimpressive performance overall. Cadet turns 30 next month and isn't likely to see anything more than a depth or special-teams role in 2019.
Cadet (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 11 tilt against the Lions. As expected, the recently signed running back will be out of uniform in his first opportunity with the Panthers. Cadet is expected to have a third-down/change-of-pace role in coming weeks behind starter Christian McCaffrey and backup Cameron Artis-Payne.
Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Thursday that he assumes Cadet will be inactive for Sunday's game against Detroit, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports. Cadet signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Monday after the team decided to waive fellow running back C.J. Anderson. As evidenced by this news, Cadet might need some time to learn the playbook before he suits up in game action. If Cadet doesn't suit up Sunday, Cameron Artis-Payne will be in line for the reserve role behind bell-cow back Christian McCaffrey.
Cadet signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Monday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Cadet's place on Carolina's 53-man roster comes following the team's decision to waive veteran running back C.J. Anderson. Christian McCaffery remains the Panthers' clear bell-cow runner, so Cadet appears in line for a reserve role alongside Cameron Artis-Payne.
Cadet was part of Saturday's roster cutdown, John Murphy of the Bills' official site reports. Cadet was in good standing for much of the summer, but Marcus Murphy had a great preseason and leapfrogged all the fringe running backs, leaving the Bills to choose Taiwan Jones over Cadet for the last spot. Cadet's a versatile player so we'd be surprised if he didn't end up with another team, with the Bills being a possibility as well if injuries strike.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||Los Angeles Rams||14||17.26|
|2||09/13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||21.25|
|6||10/13||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||21.25|
|8||10/27||@San Francisco 49ers||20||19.00|
|10||11/10||@Green Bay Packers||19||18.13|
|12||11/24||@New Orleans Saints||3||12.44|
|17||12/29||New Orleans Saints||3||12.44|
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|3 Year Avg||13||44||0||19||135||1||23|