Reggie Bonnafon Fantasy Outlook Unclear Following Addition to Active Roster in Week 3

David Kaestle
Reggie Bonnafon during a game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Reggie Bonnafon during a game against the Indianapolis Colts. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

When the Carolina Panthers ruled out Christian McCaffrey for their week 3 game due to an ankle injury, they were in immediate need of some depth at the running back position. Instead of going out and signing one, Carolina looked to its practice squad. The team brought up Reggie Bonnafon to the active roster.

Mike Davis Fantasy Outlook

While Bonnafon will suit up on Sunday, Mike Davis is already penciled in as the starter. This leaves Bonnafon's fantasy outlook a bit unclear heading into the matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. However, he did fill in admirably after McCaffrey left the Week 5 game against the Jaguars last season. Bonnafon had 80 yards rushing and a touchdown on just five attempts.

Reggie Bonnafon Fantasy Outlook

So while Bonnafon's usage this week remains a mystery, you can expect him to handle at least a portion of the carries. That being said, due to this uncertainty, he remains a very risky FLEX play, even in the deepest of leagues.

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