Player Outlook
Grier can be ignored in all leagues until a path towards Fantasy relevance presents itself.

Fantasy Stats

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3y Avg. 76 1 7 11

Fantasy News

  • Cowboys' Will Grier: Not playing Saturday

    Grier (groin) is not expected to participate during the Cowboys' preseason game Saturday against the Broncos, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Grier saw reps as the Cowboys' third-string quarterback during the team's mandatory minicamp in June behind fellow backup Cooper Rush. In his absence Saturday, Dallas coach Mike McCarthy said during a pregame show that fourth-stringer Ben DiNucci "is going to get a lot of work" during the preseason opener, according to Gehlken. When healthy, Grier figures to compete with the fellow backup for third-string snaps this preseason.
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  • Cowboys' Will Grier: Logs full practice Wednesday

    Grier (knee) was able to log a full practice for the Cowboys Wednesday. Grier suffered a knee injury at practice before the Cowboys' Week 10 contest with the Falcons. The quarterback's status won't have much of an impact on the Cowboys' offense.
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  • Cowboys' Will Grier: Inactive against Atlanta

    Grier (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Grier was limited in practice Friday due to a knee injury and he's been ruled out of this contest. However, his fantasy upside is almost non-existent as a third-string signal-caller and his absence won't affect any fantasy rosters.
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  • Will Grier: Sent to waivers

    The Panthers waived Grier on Tuesday, David Newton of reports. Grier, a 2019 third-round pick, wasn't able to beat out P.J. Walker for the backup gig behind Sam Darnold. The 26-year-old is coming off back-to-back impressive preseason outings, so it may be that the Panthers are hoping to bring him back via the practice squad. Of course, another team could interrupt those plans by claiming Grier off waivers.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: Scores on ground

    Grier completed five of seven passes for 47 yards and rushed three times for 22 yards and a touchdown in Friday night's 34-9 preseason win over the Steelers. Grier played behind Sam Darnold and P.J. Walker, with the latter's 5-for-10 night for 83 passing yards most relevant as Grier competes to serve as the former's backup. Although his passing performance wasn't too different from Walker's, Grier surprised with a rare 24-yard touchdown scamper to begin the fourth quarter. After two straight impactful showings, it'll now be interesting to see whether Grier has done enough to unseat Walker for the No. 2 job ahead of Carolina's season opener against the Jets.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: Impresses in defeat

    Grier completed 11 of 14 passes for 144 yards in Saturday's 20-3 preseason loss to the Ravens. Grier started and played until the second drive of the second half, impressing with his performance along the way. Although Carolina managed just three points, Grier had a couple connections of over 25 yards to rookies Chuba Hubbard and Terrace Marshall. His efficient play contrasted teammate P.J. Walker's 1-for-8 passing outing, tightening the competition to serve as Sam Darnold's backup going into Friday's exhibition finale versus the Steelers.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: Plays second half

    Grier played the second half of Sunday's 21-18 preseason loss to the Colts, completing 6 of 10 passes for 31 yards. Grier watched P.J. Walker start for the Panthers and finish with 161 passing yards and a touchdown in the first half. Walker also left with Carolina winning the game, only for Grier and the team's reserves to muster just three second-half points. As it stands, Grier seems firmly behind Walker on the depth chart but has two more preseason outings to push to become Sam Darnold's backup.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: No game time in second season

    Grier did not play a snap during the 2020 season, as P.J. Walker was preferred to him when the Panthers were without starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Grier, a third-round pick in 2019, made two appearances as a rookie, and even though he and Walker alternated being active over the course of this season, Walker ultimately got the call to play when Bridgewater was out. Looking ahead to the 2021 campaign, despite Grier remaining under contract, it appears unlikely his situation will improve as long as he remains in Carolina, as both Bridgewater and Walker also are due to return, and the team could always sign or draft another signal-caller during the offseason.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: Takes back No. 2 role

    Grier will serve as the team's backup quarterback for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, David Newton of ESPN reports. Former XFL star P.J. Walker had taken backup duties from Grier the past three games, even playing in a game against the Falcons with Teddy Bridgewater injured. Grier will likely hold onto the No. 2 role barring any injuries or setbacks, as the West Viriginia product will add insurance at quarterback in case Bridgewater goes down again.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: Backing up Bridgewater on Sunday

    Grier will be the No. 2 quarterback behind Teddy Bridgewater for Sunday's game versus the Raiders, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Grier predictably beat out XFL star P.J. Walker for the backup role to Bridgewater. The 2019 third-round pick logged 87 snaps over two games in his rookie season, and he completed 54 percent of his passes and recorded 4.4 yards per attempt, zero touchdowns and four interceptions.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: Won't be back Sunday

    Grier (foot) won't return to Sunday's contest versus the Saints, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Grier didn't fare well in his brief time on the field, completing one of eight passes for four yards and one interception, losing a fumble and logging three rushes for five yards. The extent of his foot injury isn't known, but considering he initially was termed doubtful to return, it may be serious. Kyle Allen will lead the Panthers offense for the remainder of this contest.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: Keeping starting job for finale

    Interim coach Perry Fewell said Monday that Grier will retain the Panthers' starting quarterback job for the Week 17 matchup with the Saints, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. Carolina will give the rookie third-round pick a chance to conclude the campaign on a high note after he struggled mightily in his NFL debut Week 16, despite having a favorable matchup against the vulnerable Colts pass defense. Though Grier wasn't helped by missing top wideout D.J. Moore (concussion) for much of the contest, the signal-caller still disappointed, completing 27 of 44 attempts for 224 yards (5.1 YPA), zero touchdowns and three interceptions while taking five sacks. Grier likely will need a more respectable showing against the Saints to give the Panthers more optimism heading into 2020 that he's even a viable backup option over the long haul.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: Takes first-team reps Wednesday

    Interim coach Perry Fewell said Grier received all the quarterback reps during Wednesday's practice, David Newton of reports. Grier is expected to get his first NFL start Sunday at Indianapolis, which also will mark his initial in-game reps as a professional. Having said that, Fewell won't make a final decision on the swap of Grier for Kyle Allen until the Panthers complete practice Thursday, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: Slated to make pro debut Week 16

    Grier is expected to get his first NFL start Sunday at Indianapolis, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. He'll take over for a struggling Kyle Allen, who has quarterbacked the Panthers during their current six-game losing streak. According to Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic, Grier has yet to receive first-team reps in practice, so the 2019 third-round pick will be leading the offense for the first time when Carolina takes the practice field Wednesday.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: In mix for Week 16 start

    Interim coach Perry Fewell said that he's evaluating the Panthers' quarterback position and will announce Wednesday whether Grier or incumbent Kyle Allen draws the Week 16 start in Indianapolis, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Grier, a 2019 third-round pick, has yet to make his NFL debut after opening his rookie campaign third on the depth chart before moving up to the No. 2 spot Week 3, when Cam Newton went down with what ultimately was a season-ending foot injury. Allen guided the offense effectively in the Panthers' first handful of games sans Newton, but the second-year signal-caller has been a turnover machine of late, tossing 15 interceptions -- including three in the Week 15 loss to the Seahawks -- and fumbling seven times (losing three) over the past eight contests. The 5-9 Panthers don't have much at stake over the final two contests, so it makes sense for the organization to give Grier a look and see if he can be a potential long-term answer behind center.
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  • Panthers' Will Grier: Sticking in backup role

    Coach Ron Rivera said Monday that Grier will remain the backup to Kyle Allen, David Newton of reports. Rivera said "who knows" when asked whether Grier will get an opportunity to play this season, per Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer. The rookie third-round pick hasn't seen any game action since the preseason. The Panthers are on a four-game losing streak, and it remains possible that the team could consider a change under center should that pattern continue.
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