Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
vs 10 19
@ 8 18
vs 5 16
vs 11 19
vs 13 19
@ 3 16
vs 24 20
@ 30 22
@ 14 19
vs 30 22
@ 29 21
vs 6 17
BYE
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@ 18 19
vs 20 20
vs 27 21
@ 24 20
@ 5 16
Player Outlook
While Walker is 2-0 as a starter in his NFL career, he has been unable to carry over the statistical success he enjoyed in the XFL despite being paired with his former college coach, a situation that would figure to give him the opportunity to maximize his potential. He'll likely cede No. 2 quarterback duties to third-round rookie Matt Corral at some point, making him unrosterable in Fantasy leagues unless something happens to Sam Darnold early in the year.

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Interceptions Thrown
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Rushing Yards
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Fantasy Points per Game
2022
2021 362 1 3 13 152.5
2020 368 1 5 -2 102.5
3y Avg. 365 1 4 6 122.4
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Fantasy News

  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Plays ahead of Corral

    Walker completed 10 of 19 passes for 136 yards in Saturday's 23-21 preseason win over the Commanders. Walker somewhat surprisingly entered the contest ahead of rookie third-rounder Matt Corral, making him the third Panthers quarterback used behind Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. Given those options, Walker seems unlikely to make Carolina's regular-season roster, making his usage over a developmental option like Corral interesting to note. With Darnold potentially tradeable prior to Week 1, it should be worthwhile to track how the Panthers deploy each of their current quarterback options over the remaining two preseason contests.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Inks one-year extension

    Walker will sign a one-year contract extension with the Panthers on Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports. Walker appeared in six games for the Panthers during his second season with the team, and he completed 36 of 66 passes for 362 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing seven times for 13 yards. Since Sam Darnold remains under contract with Carolina for the 2022 season, Walker should compete for a backup role during the offseason.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Returns from COVID list

    Carolina activated Walker (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Walker stands to be available for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Buccaneers, but he's unlikely to see action with both Sam Darnold and Cam Newton available. He was a healthy scratch Week 16.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Placed on COVID-19 list

    The Panthers placed Walker (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Walker was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, and he'll now be forced to isolate from the team. It's not yet clear whether he's tested positive for COVID-19, but he isn't guaranteed to suit up in Week 17 even if he's activated prior to Sunday.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Expected to be part of game plan

    Coach Matt Rhule said Monday that the plan is to continue to play both Walker and Cam Newton, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Walker has played exactly 15 offensive snaps in each of the last two contests, completing 50 percent of his 22 passes for 162 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Rhule reiterated after the 29-21 loss that Cam Newton remains the starting quarterback, but he won't hesitate to give Walker a chance if the offense is struggling, which it has during the past two games. Nonetheless, as long as Newton remains in the picture, Walker's fantasy potential is hindered. Both signal-callers face an interesting test Week 15 as the Panthers will travel to Buffalo to face a struggling Bills defense.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Could be involved as backup Week 11

    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule suggested that Walker could still have a role in the team's offensive game plan Sunday against Washington, even with Cam Newton having been named Carolina's starting quarterback, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports. Since Newton signed with Carolina late last week, he didn't have sufficient time to get fully up to speed with the new playbook and had a limited role behind Walker, who started in place of Sam Darnold (IR/shoulder) and completed 22 of 29 passes for 167 yards and an interception while rushing three times for six yards and losing a fumble in the Panthers' 31-10 win over the Cardinals. Though Walker played 89 percent of the offensive snaps and was effective enough as a game manager, he ceded most of the high-value goal-line work to Newton, who rushed for a touchdown and threw for another across his eight snaps. Rhule didn't outline how exactly Walker will be used Week 11 as he moves into the backup role, but the coach noted that because Newton doesn't have some exposure to all aspects of the playbook, Walker could be sprinkled into the mix in select occasions. With that in mind, it wouldn't be surprising if Newton and Walker's snap shares are essentially flipped from Week 10, though Walker presumably wouldn't be deployed in goal-line situations like Newton was.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Likely headed for backup role

    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said Monday that Cam Newton will take most of the first-team reps in practice this week, signaling that Walker likely will return to a backup role for Carolina's Week 11 matchup with Washington, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports. "If [Newton is] ready to start, great," Rhule said. "If he's not quite ready, obviously P.J. is available." After Sam Darnold (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Friday with the expectation that he'll be sidelined for the remainder of the season, Walker stepped in for his second career start over the weekend in the Panthers' 34-10 win over the Cardinals. Though the Panthers were essentially in control of the contest from opening kickoff, Walker wasn't the solid game manager that Carolina's 24-point margin of victory implied. While he completed 22 of his 29 throws, Walker averaged a weak 5.8 yards per attempt and committed two turnovers (an interception and a lost fumble). Meanwhile, Newton -- who inked a one-year deal with Carolina on Thursday -- was eased into the game plan with a limited snap count and cashed in with touchdowns through the air and on the ground. With a full week of prep in practice, the expectation is that the veteran signal-caller will take over as the team's starter moving forward as Carolina looks to keep itself in the thick of a packed NFC playoff race.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Starting chance opens up

    Walker is on track to start Sunday against the Cardinals with Sam Darnold (shoulder) dealing with a partially fractured scapula, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Darnold is expected to be sidelined multiple weeks, and Walker is the next man up as the only other quarterback currently on Carolina's active roster. Matt Barkley is being added from the Titans' practice squad, pending a physical, but he should serve as the backup quarterback. Walker has completed three of 15 pass attempts for 33 yards across three appearances this season, but he's now poised to receive a more extended look under center for the Panthers.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Takes first-team reps Wednesday

    Walker handled all the reps with the first-team offense at Wednesday's practice, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports. Walker took over for Sam Darnold midway through the fourth quarter of the Panthers' Week 8 win in Atlanta when the latter took a hit to his upper right arm. Darnold was later diagnosed with a concussion, then was listed as limited with both the head injury and a right shoulder issue on Wednesday's practice report. If he doesn't complete all five phases of the concussion protocol in time for Sunday's contest against the Patriots, Darnold will hand over the keys to the offense to Walker. In seven career appearances, Walker has completed 35 of 71 passes for 401 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Enters in relief

    Walker completed three of 14 passes for 33 yards in Sunday's 25-3 loss to the Giants. He added one rush for 13 yards. Walker entered the game to start the fourth quarter in favor of Sam Darnold. He wasn't particularly effective, as he displayed poor accuracy and worked mostly in short areas of the field. On the other hand, he also showcased his ability on the ground, which would be a significant boost to his fantasy value if he were to get an ongoing chance as the starter. After the game, coach Matt Rhule said that the team would be going back to Darnold for a Week 8 matchup against Atlanta, according to Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site. Even so, this could be a situation to monitor moving forward.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Nondescript third outing

    Walker completed five of 10 passes for 83 yards in Friday night's 34-9 preseason win over the Steelers. Walker played behind starter Sam Darnold and ahead of competitor Will Grier, but he didn't do much to distinguish himself. In contrast, Grier found the end zone with an uncharacteristic 24-yard touchdown run. Following a couple impressive performances from Grier, it remains to be seen whether Walker's incumbent status will be enough for him to hold onto Carolina's second-string job ahead of Week 1's matchup against the Jets.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Lousy second showing

    Walker completed just one of eight passes for eight yards in Saturday's 20-3 preseason loss to the Ravens. Walker watched Will Grier start and complete 11 of 14 passes for 144 yards prior to entering the game during the third quarter. From there, Walker struggled to move the ball whatsoever, enabling Grier's performance to close the gap on the competition to serve as Sam Darnold's backup this season. With that job still up for grabs, Friday's exhibition finale versus the Steelers takes on increased importance for Walker and Grier.
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  • Panthers' P.J. Walker: Returning to backup role

    Walker is slated to move into a reserve role with Teddy Bridgewater (knee) on track to start Sunday's game in Minnesota, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Walker received his first NFL start over Will Grier last week against the Lions when Bridgewater was inactive due to an MCL sprain. The fourth-year pro essentially acted as a game manager while Carolina rolled to a 20-0 win, completing 24 of 34 passes for 258 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. With Bridgewater beginning Week 12 as a full practice participant, he looks like he'll be ready to reclaim starting duties Sunday, but Walker should stick ahead of Grier as the No. 2 quarterback.
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  • P.J. Walker: Generating NFL interest

    The Seahawks, Cardinals and Broncos have all contacted the XFL's Houston Roughnecks to ask about Walker, Mark Berman of FOX 26 reports. Walker and wide receiver Cam Phillips were the big stars of the XFL, leading Houston to a 5-0 record before the rest of the season was suspended. Walker led the league in passing yards (1,338) and touchdowns (15), completing 64.7 percent of his throws while tossing just four interceptions. He previously spent time with the Colts' practice squad in 2017, 2018 and 2019, never quite managing to secure the No. 2 quarterback job. It sounds like it won't be long before he gets another shot in the NFL.
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  • Phillip Walker: Remains with Indy

    Walker signed with the Colts' practice squad Sunday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. Walker was waived Saturday after a rough preseason in which he completed 32 of 64 passes for 349 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. The 24-year-old was moved on and off the practice squad throughout the 2018 season.
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  • Colts' Phillip Walker: Struggles in preseason finale

    Walker completed eight of 16 passes for 90 yards and added 10 yards on three rushing attempts in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bengals. Walker was outplayed by Chad Kelly, who also got the start in this one. While it appears Walker will be relegated to a third-string role when Kelly returns from his two-game suspension, Walker should open the season as Jacoby Brissett's backup while Kelly sits out the first two weeks. However, the Colts may try to acquire a veteran backup before Week 1 with Walker's mediocre preseason performance.
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  • Colts' Phillip Walker: Struggles in preseason opener

    Walker completed eight of 18 passes for 85 yards with an interception in Thursday's preseason loss at Buffalo. Walker is battling Chad Kelly for the No. 3 QB role, and after one game, he was outplayed by Kelly. The Colts usually don't keep a third quarterback on the active roster, but that could change with Andrew Luck's lingering calf injury.
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  • Phillip Walker: Signs with Colts' practice squad

    Walker signed with Indianapolis' practice squad Friday. Walker now begins his fifth stint with the Colts' practice squad. The 23-year-old quarterback will serve as an emergency option behind starter Andrew Luck and backup Jacoby Brissett.
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  • Phillip Walker: Let go from practice squad

    Walker was released from the Colts' practice squad Wednesday. This marks the end of Walker's fourth stint with the Colts' practice squad. With Andrew Luck enjoying solid health this season and Jacoby Brissett locked in as the backup, Walker was primarily thought of as an emergency option. Walker could find his way back to the Colts' practice squad if the team promotes other members to the active roster at a later time.
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  • Phillip Walker: Rejoins Colts' practice squad

    Walker signed with Indianapolis' practice squad Friday. Walker was previously released from the Colts' practice squad Oct. 23. The 23-year-old also participated in Indianapolis' offseason program and training camp this summer, before being waived prior to final cuts. With Jacoby Brissett is locked in as Andrew Luck's backup, Walker is unlikely to find a role as anything more than an emergency option this season.
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