News: San Diego tight end Dante Rosario did not make a catch Week 4 at Kansas City. In fact, Rosario was not targeted in the game.
Analysis: Rosario caught four passes for 48 yards with three touchdowns Week 2 against Tennessee. Otherwise, Rosario has just one catch for zero yards in his other three games. He has no Fantasy value left heading into Week 4 at New Orleans.
News: Chargers tight end Dante Rosario hardly saw the field in Week 3 against the Falcons. Rosario only had one target in the 27-3 defeat and failed to make the reception. Antonio Gates finished with three receptions for 22 yards.
Analysis: Rosario had a breakout performance last week with Gates out, but was regulated back to reserve duty this Sunday. That will likely be be the case as long as Gates is healthy, so owners should continue to ignore the 27-year-old in most formats. San Diego will be at Kansas City in Week 4.
News: Chargers tight end Dante Rosario was ruled active for Week 3 against the Falcons. Rosario was able to practice in full Friday after being limited with a knee injury earlier in the week. Atlanta is ranked 14th in pass defense, allowing 230 passing yards per game. The Falcons have surrendered two touchdowns through the air while yielding an average of 8.0 Fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Analysis: Rosario has been ruled active for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons, but so has Antonio Gates. Unfortunately for Fantasy owners, Rosario will won't be on a field a ton with Gates back in action, which will limit his already very limited Fantasy value. We would recommend leaving the 27-year-old reserved in most formats.
News: Chargers tight end Dante Rosario was able to practice in full for the second straight day Friday and is listed as probable for Week 3 against the Falcons. Rosario was limited earlier in the week due to calf injury he sustained in San Diego's Week 2 win over the Chargers. Atlanta is ranked 14th in pass defense, allowing 230 passing yards per game. The Falcons have surrendered two touchdowns through the air while yielding an average of 8.0 Fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Analysis: Rosario broke out with his three-TD performance in Week 2, but that was with Antonio Gates out injured. Rosario's Fantasy value depends on whether Gates can go and the Chargers' regular starting tight end is also listed as probable for the matchup. That doesn't bode well for Rosario's value, as he will likely have a hard time seeing the field with a healthy Gates available. The 27-year-old would only be worth starting if Gates is once again surprisingly ruled inactive.
News: After being limited Wednesday with a calf injury, Chargers tight end Dante Rosario was back to full participation Thursday, as the team prepares for Week 3 against the Falcons.
Analysis: This is good news for Rosario; unfortunately, he was joined by Antonio Gates at practice, who seems on his way back. Rosario's Fantasy value depends on whether Gates can go, as he brought in three touchdown passes in Week 2 when Gates went down. If Gates is healthy, Rosario's health won't matter much, so Fantasy owners should only plan on counting on him if Gates cannot go.
News: Fresh off a breakout game in Week 2 against the Titans, Chargers tight end Dante Rosario found himself on the injury report Wednesday, as he was limited in practice with a calf injury. Further complicating things for Rosario's status for Week 3 against the Falcons is that starter Antonio Gates was back in practice, after sitting out Week 2 with a rib injury.
Analysis: The good news for Rosario is that Gates seemingly finds himself on the injury report every week, and has managed to be an elite tight end for the Charges for years. Rosario's Fantasy value will depend entirely on both player's health, so Fantasy owners will need to keep an eye on them both moving forward. If Gates plays, Rosario is likely to be worthless moving forward; he will only be worth starting if Gates is out and Rosario's injury does not limit him.
News: Chargers tight end Dante Rosario had himself a career game during Week 2 against the Titans. Rosario hauled in a career-high three touchdowns in the 38-10 win, including an 11-yard scoring strike in the opening period. He was also on the receiving end of a 4-yard strike later in the quarter before Philip Rivers found him again on 15-yard strike in the third. Rosario finished with four receptions for 48 yards and three scores in the victory, while being targeted four times.
Analysis: With Antonio Gates sidelined with a rib injury, Randy McMichael was expected to see an increase of targets. However, all those extra looks seemed to go Rosario's way and he proved more than up for the challenge. The 27-year-old entered Sunday's contest with just five career touchdown receptions and never had caught more than two in one game. While his latest effort may have earned him some extra snaps in the coming weeks, Rosario's Fantasy value will be directly tied to Gates' status for Week 3. If Gates is once again ruled inactive, Rosario could be worth using in deeper formats. However, if Gates does return, the former University of Oregon standout will most likely slip back into the world of Fantasy irrelevancy.
News: Tight end Dante Rosario worked in goal-line situations and leaped between defenders for at least one touchdown on Thursday OTA practices. Rosario has performed well throughout OTAs and has had more reps than incumbent backup TE Randy McMichael. The Chargers have seven TEs on their roster. One of the more interesting battles for a roster spot in training camp may be between Rosario and McMichael.
Analysis: Guess what? Not only are these guys behind a stud in Antonio Gates, but the Chargers drafted a prospect named Ladarius Green who could also get some time before either of these guys. Neither McMichael nor Rosario should be considered for Fantasy.
News: Tight end Dante Rosario has received plenty of snaps and has made several fine plays through the first two days of Chargers OTAs. This could be an early indication that Rosario has an inside track at making the final 53-man roster. The Chargers currently have five TEs. Antonio Gates and Randy McMichael are virtual shoo-ins to make the roster. After that the competition will be stiff between Rosario, Ladarius Green (fourth-round pick), Kory Sperry and Brad Taylor.
Analysis: Even if Rosario makes the Chargers roster, he'll be buried on the depth chart. Green might play before Rosario does. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters.
News: The Chargers and free agent tight end Dante Rosario agreed to a one-year contract Monday. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Rosario played four seasons for the Panthers after being picked in the fifth round by Carolina in 2007. He played for Denver last season.
Analysis: Rosario has 89 catches for 1,011 yards and five touchdowns during his career. That might be a decent season for Chargers starting tight end Antonio Gates. Rosario isn't worth using in Fantasy play.
News: Broncos TE Dante Rosario had two catches for 46 yards Saturday at Buffalo in Week 16. He had two targets in the game.
Analysis: Rosario has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues. Ignore him in most formats in Week 17 against Kansas City.
News: Broncos TE Dante Rosario hauled in his fifth reception of the season in Week 12 against the Chargers. Rosario was on the receiving end of a 23-yard strike in the fourth quarter, which helped set up Matt Prater's 24-yard game-tying field goal. That was his only target the 16-13 win.
Analysis: Rosario has now caught one pass in each of his last two games, which almost matches his production from the first nine games this year. With Denver now implementing a new run-heavy style of offense, Tim Tebow isn't asked to throw the ball much, which continues to limit Rosario's chances. With the playoffs looming in most leagues, Rosario should be left on the bench heading into Week 13 against the Vikings.
News: Denver TE Dante Rosario has played in just three games this year, and finally caught a pass. Tim Tebow hit him for an 18-yard strike in Thursday's 17-13 win over New York.
Analysis: The Broncos are searching for an identity on offense, but it seems like they are trying to incorporate some more passes. But in terms of Rosario, one catch on the year doesn't warrant much Fantasy value. He can be left on waivers moving forward. In Week 12 the Broncos face the Chargers, a team that is allowing 203.4 passing yards per contest. San Diego has been burned for 17 touchdowns through the air.
News: The Broncos signed TE Dante Rosario on Thursday. They waived LB Mike Mohamed to take his place on the roster.
Analysis: Rosario was waived by the Dolphins this week. He did not see much playing time in Miami and is unlikely to get many reps in the offense in Denver.
News: The Dolphins made a few roster moves on Tuesday, signing DT Igor Olshansky and CB Nate Jones. To make room for them on the roster, the team released RB Larry Johnson and TE Dante Rosario.
Analysis: Rosario was unable to catch on with the Dolphins, failing to see much playing time over the first few weeks of the season. While he could land on another club in a few weeks, can continue to be ignored in all Fantasy formats while he currently is not on a NFL roster.
News: On Monday, free agent tight end end Dante Rosario signed with the Dolphins, and the team released LB A.J. Edds to make room for the move. Rosario made 22 starts for the Carolina Panthers in 2007-10 and had 82 catches for 894 yards and four touchdowns. He was in the Denver Broncos' training camp this year before they released him Saturday.
Analysis: Rosario will compete with Anthony Fasano down the line for playing time and receiving targets, but it will take him some time to get to that point. For now, we expect him to be the No. 2 TE that the team has been looking for throughout the preseason. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Rosario's progress once the season begins, but he won't warrant much value any time soon. Ignore him in all leagues.
News: The Broncos have released TE Dante Rosario, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: Rosario followed John Fox from Carolina to Denver, but he won't stay there. Rosario was never worth owning in Fantasy play in the first place.
News: The Denver Post reports that the Broncos agreed to a one-year deal with former Panthers TE Dante Rosario on Sunday. The deal is pending a physical, and the fifth-year man has a chance to start for Denver. Rosario had a career-high 32 catches last season.
Analysis: Rosario had his best season, and all of his seasons, under John Fox -- who took over in Denver as head coach in the offseason. He will compete with Dan Gronkowski for the starting gig, and he has the better pass-catching resume thus far. Still, Rosario is headed to a situation like he's been in throughout his career, with production likely not enough to warrant Fantasy value. He is not worth selecting on Draft Day at this point.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario caught one pass for 4 yards against the Falcons in Week 14. He had multiple catches in six of his previous games.
Analysis: Rosario may have his share of receptions this season, but he has only once topped 35 receiving yards in a game and has yet to score a touchdown. You can leave him on waivers.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario made three catches for 33 yards in a 24-23 loss to the Browns in Week 12. Rosario was one of only five Carolina receivers to make a catch in the game, and he and RB Mike Goodson were the only ones to make more than two catches. He now has 24 receptions for 203 yards on the season.
Analysis: Rosario's production has been steady but not robust enough to help in most Fantasy formats. Though Carolina has a good matchup ahead at Seattle, Rosario will still not be worth rostering outside of very deep leagues in Week 13.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario had two catches for 24 yards Week 10 at Tampa Bay. He has two catches in three straight games.
Analysis: Rosario is the backup tight end on a team without much of a passing game. He'll rarely get more than one or two grabs per game. You can leave him on waivers in Fantasy.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario caught two passes for 16 yards in a Week 8 loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Rosario has one game with more than 30 yards receiving this season and will remain not worth worrying about in Fantasy play heading into Week 9 vs. New Orleans.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario had a season-high five catches in Week 7 against the 49ers. However, he managed just 28 yards, with a long reception of 10 yards. Rosario, who came into the game with 10 catches for 92 yards, caught all five of his targets in Week 7.
Analysis: The good news for Rosario is that QB Matt Moore, who returned to the starting lineup in Week 7, seemed to jump start the passing game for Carolina. That could beneficial for Rosario, who is the team's best pass-catching tight end. Still, it seems all his passing routes are short ones. Keep tabs on Rosario's progress, but he is still not a recommended Fantasy option for Week 8. The Panthers play the Rams.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario was targeted twice in Week 5 against Chicago, catching one pass for 2 yards.
Analysis: Rosario should be a top target for rookie QB Jimmy Clausen, but he hasn't been utilizing him that much this season. Through five weeks, Rosario has 10 catches for 99 yards and no touchdowns. With WR Steve Smith out of action on Sunday and his status uncertain for Week 7 against the 49ers, Clausen will have to find a go-to man, and it could be his tight end. But until Rosario and Clausen start producing, Rosario is not a viable Fantasy option in anything outside the deepest of Fantasy leagues.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario was targeted twice by quarterback Jimmy Clausen in the Week 4 loss at New Orleans. He caught both passes and went for 17 yards. Rosario is averaging 22.5 yards receiving per game after four contests this season. He has yet to score a touchdown.
Analysis: Rosario has been the best option at tight end for the Panthers but that is not saying much. Without getting into the end zone, Rosario has barely any Fantasy value. He isn't often targeted during the game and has yet to have a decent yardage output. The Bears are actually giving up solid yardage and numbers to tight ends this season, meaning Rosario could find the end zone Week 5. Still, we don't consider him a viable option outside the deepest of Fantasy leagues.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario has been in uniform for three career games against the Saints, his Week 4 opponent. However, he has failed to record a catch in any of those games. He looks to change his fortune against New Orleans on Sunday. The Saints are allowing TEs to average 14 Fantasy points per week, which is highest in the NFL. In all, New Orleans has allowed TEs to total 21 catches for 310 yards and two touchdowns.
Analysis: Rosario leads all Carolina TEs with seven catches for 73 yards. That's not saying a lot, however. The Saints have been burned in 2010 by some pretty good TEs, such as Visanthe Shiancoe, Vernon Davis and Tony Gonzalez. They also had veteran QBs slinging passes their way. Rosario will play with a rookie QB -- Jimmy Clausen -- making his second career start in Week 4. Rosario is pretty much a Fantasy sleeper heading into Week 4, if you think the Panthers are going to try and take advantage of the middle of the field against New Orleans.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario totaled two catches for 12 yards in Week 3 against the Bengals. He was targeted three times. Rosario has managed at least two catches in each of the first three games this season. He doesn't have a score, however.
Analysis: Rosario might be the Panthers' most athletic tight end, but their passing game is so bad that it doesn't really matter. It's nice to see him involved in the passing game every week, but Rosario just doesn't have the numbers to matter in Fantasy. Leave him off your roster for Week 4. The Panthers play the Saints.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario picked up a team-high-tying three catches in the Week 2 loss to Tampa Bay. Rosario totaled 47 yards receiving in the game. He did not score and was targeted six times to finish second on the team in looks behind Steve Smith.
Analysis: Rosario is going to come up with a few catches every week for the Panthers. In two games, he has five grabs for 61 yards and no scores. Rosario is not a major cog in the passing game, however, and the Panthers passing game isn't good enough for him to be warranted in Fantasy play. He should not be active for the Week 3 game against the Bengals.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario made two catches in Week 1 against the Giants. He totaled 14 yards and was thrown at four times by QB Matt Moore.
Analysis: Rosario is not expected to see many passes thrown his way on a regular basis. For that reason, he can remain unowned in Fantasy. Last season, he caught two touchdown passes in 16 games.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario did not make a catch in the Week 17 win over the Saints. Rosario returned one kickoff in the season finale win.
Analysis: Rosarios two touchdowns this season came back in Weeks 2 and 3. He has no Fantasy value at this time and that wont change heading into next season. Avoid him on Draft Day 2010.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario had one catch for 11 yards Sunday against the Vikings.
Analysis: Rosario is a low-end Fantasy TE in all leagues and should not be used in any formats for Week 16 at the Giants.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario made three catches for 26 yards in a Week 14 loss at New England.
Analysis: After a couple of OK outings in late November, Rosario has faded away in the last couple of weeks. Continue to ignore him in Week 15 vs. Minnesota.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario caught two passes for 11 yards in the Week 13 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Rosario has definitely been more involved in the passing game the last few games but still hasnt scored a touchdown since Week 3 of the season. Rosario is a low-end Fantasy option. Don't consider using him in Week 14 at New England.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario had four catches for 62 yards Sunday at the Jets. Rosario led the Jets in catches and receiving yards.
Analysis: Rosario is a low-end Fantasy option. Don't consider using him in Week 13 against Tampa Bay.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario caught four passes on Thursday in a Week 11 loss to the Dolphins. Rosario gained a total of 40 yards in the game, with a long of 21 yards.
Analysis: Rosario is the top TE in Carolina but does not catch enough passes on a weekly basis to be worth using in any format. Keep him benched or on waivers for Week 12 at the Jets.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario made one catch Week 10 against Atlanta for 11 yards. The Panthers won the game.
Analysis: Rosario and the Panthers play Miami on Thursday of Week 11. Rosario is not a worthwhile Fantasy option for that game.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario (knee) is active for the game against the Falcons in Week 10.
Analysis: Rosario had been inactive the past two weeks and will return with almost zero Fantasy value at this time. Leave him inactive or on waivers for Week 10.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario (knee) was able to practice in full on Friday as the team prepares for its Week 10 game against the Falcons. He is considered questionable for the game.
Analysis: Rosario has been inactive the past two weeks and this weekend might not be any different, so Fantasy owners need not worry about him in Week 10. When healthy, he is at best a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario (knee) was unable to practice all week as the team prepares for its Week 9 matchup at New Orleans. He is considered questionable for the game.
Analysis: Rosario was inactive Week 8 and could be dealt the same fate this weekend. Rosario is just a low-end option to begin with and shouldn't be active for Week 9 no matter what.
News: The Panthers will be without starting receiver Muhsin Muhammad and free safety Charles Godfrey for Sunday's game at Arizona. Reserve tight end Dante Rosario was also ruled out Friday. Muhammad missed practice this week because of a sprained knee and will likely be replaced by Dwayne Jarrett. Rookie Sherrod Martin could start for Godfrey, who was wearing a cast and on crutches after injuring his right ankle in last Sunday's loss to Buffalo. Rosario has a knee injury.
Analysis: Rosario has just 11 catches so far this season for 152 yards and two touchdowns. He is just a low-end Fantasy TE to begin with when healthy and should be benched in all formats for Week 8.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario (knee) did not participate in practice on Wednesday or Thursday as the team prepares for its Week 8 game at Arizona. He is considered questionable for the game.
Analysis: Rosario has just 11 catches so far this season for 152 yards and two touchdowns. He is just a low-end Fantasy TE to begin with and is not recommended for Week 8 even if he is able to play.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario was making another modest contribution Week 7 against the Bills, catching three passes for 35 yards, before having to leave with a knee injury. He has yet to catch more than three passes in a game this season.
Analysis: Rosario has some ability, but he unfortunately has to compete with Jeff King at the tight end spot and doesn't play in a big passing offense anyway. Regardless of this injury, he should remain on waivers for Week 8 at Arizona.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario made one grab for 6 yards Week 6 in a win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Rosario has just one catch per game in his last two games for the Panthers. He might be the team's No. 1 tight end but this team is terrible at passing. Against a tough pass defense at home against the Bills Week 7, we wouldn't use Rosario as anything but a last-call bye-week replacement.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario (ankle) is active for Week 6 at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Rosario is the top tight end in Carolina but is not typically a consistent contributor. He had only one catch Week 5 that went for 22 yards. Rosario is just a low-end Fantasy option Week 6.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario (ankle) has been listed as questionable for the team's Week 6 game at Tampa Bay. Rosario was able to practice in a limited fashion on Friday after missing Thursday's practice with the injury.
Analysis: Rosario is the top tight end in Carolina but is not typically a consistent contributor. He had only one catch Week 5 that went for 22 yards. Rosario is just a low-end Fantasy option if he is able to play against Tampa Bay this weekend. Consider him a game-time decision.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario missed practice on Thursday one day after twisting his ankle. He is considered questionable for the team's Week 6 game at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Rosario is the top tight end in Carolina but is not typically a consistent contributor. He had only one catch Week 5 that went for 22 yards. Rosario is just a low-end Fantasy option if he is able to play against Tampa Bay this weekend.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario was limited in a Week 5 win over Washington. He made one reception for 22 yards.
Analysis: Rosario had three catches and a touchdown in each of his previous two games before the Week 4 bye. He came back off the bye with just one long reception against the Redskins. He's still the Panthers top tight end, and the recipient of almost all of Jake Delhomme's touchdown passes this season, but that makes him just a No. 2 Fantasy option Week 6 at Tampa Bay. The Panthers will concentrate on the ground game against one of the worst rush defenses in the NFL.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario had a big 2nd quarter against the Cowboys on Monday night. Rosario and the Panthers didn't do much else the rest of the game in a Week 3 loss. Rosario caught a 25-yard TD pass from Jake Delhomme early in the 2nd frame and finished leading the Panthers with 58 yards on three receptions.
Analysis: Rosario now has two touchdowns on the season but only six catches for 89 yards. Rosario is not targeted enough in the Panthers offense on a regular basis to consider a viable Fantasy tight end, however, as a one-week replacement against a poor defense against the pass, he might be valuable. The Panthers have a bye week coming up and then face Washington in Week 5.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario caught three passes for 31 yards in Week 2 at Atlanta. He caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
Analysis: Despite the touchdown, Rosario is not targeted enough in the Panthers offense on a regular basis to consider a viable Fantasy tight end. Leave him reserved until further notice.
News: Panthers RB Brad Hoover, K Rhys Lloyd, WR Dwayne Jarrett, WR Kenny Moore, TE Gary Barnidge and TE Dante Rosario all dressed but failed to record an offensive stat Week 1 against the Eagles.
Analysis: You will occasionally see a stat or two from some of these backups, but they don't figure heavily into the offense at this time and have little to no Fantasy appeal. Keep them off Fantasy rosters heading into Week 2. The Panthers play the Falcons.
News: According to our CBSSports.com correspondent at the stadium, Panthers TE Dante Rosario could be heavily involved on offense Week 1 against the Eagles. Rosario, who caught five passes for 83 yards in the preseason, hasn't been talked about much but has been playing very well of late.
Analysis: Let's go back to Week 1 of the 2008 season. Rosario opened the year with seven catches for 96 yards and the game-winning score in the final seconds against the Chargers. He was a hot addition off the Waiver Wire heading into Week 2, but then began his quick decline. Rosario would finish the season with just 18 catches for 209 yards and the one score. Don't forget that Rosario has to contend for PT with Jeff King and Gary Barnidge. You could consider him a Week 1 sleeper in deeper Fantasy formats, but you are taking a big gamble.
News: The Charlotte Observer reports second-year TE Gary Barnidge has been getting some repetitions with the first-team offense, ahead of starter Jeff King. "He's got some good down-field speed and had a good offseason," said Fox of Barnidge. "He's a big target and an adequate blocker and he gives us a threat down the field."
Analysis: Barnidge will see playing time, but he's in a rotation with King and Dante Rosario. Keep an eye on how each are used, but don't plan on drafting any of them in any format this season. At best, the starter could be considered a bye-week replacement.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario will undergo surgery Monday on a lower-back injury. The severity of the injury is not known.
Analysis: Rosario exploded on to the Fantasy scene in Week 1 last year when he caught seven passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. After that, he basically vanished, however, catching just 11 passes for 113 yards the rest of the way. Do not concern yourself with him in 2009 drafts.
News: The following Panthers did not record a stat in Week 16 at the Giants: QB Josh McCown, TE Dante Rosario, RB Nick Goings, RB Brad Hoover, TE Gary Barnidge and WR Mark Jones.
Analysis: None of the players on this list should be considered viable Fantasy options. They are not in a position to contribute regular stats as they aren't in line for regular playing time. They've got some depth chart climbing to do and should be left on the waiver wire.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario, TE Jeff King, RB Nick Goings, TE Gary Barnidge, WR Mark Jones and QB Josh McCown didn't record offensive statistics Week 14 against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Rosario and King might get a few token grabs every now and then, but for the most part, none of these players ever does enough statistically to matter in Fantasy. Leave them all on waivers for Week 15 against the Broncos.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario caught three passes for 43 yards Week 12 at Atlanta. He had gone four games without recording a statistic.
Analysis: Rosario's 46 yards represented his most since he had 96 in the first game of the season. Clearly, he doesn't play a steady role on the Panthers offense, making him a poor start Week 13 at Green Bay.
News: Carolina had the following players active for Week 11's win over the Lions and none of them recorded any stats: QB Josh McCown, WR D.J. Hackett, RB Nick Goings, TE Gary Barnidge and TE Dante Rosario.
Analysis: Hackett dresses as the Panthers' third receiver when healthy and also contributes heavily on special teams. However, he doesn't post enough stats for Fantasy owners to be considered anything more than a low-end Fantasy WR. The rest of the players on this list have no Fantasy value.
News: Carolina RB Nick Goings was active and saw action in Week 10's win over the Oakland Raiders but did not record any Fantasy-relevant statistics. The same fate went for TE Dante Rosario, TE Gary Barnidge and backup QB Josh McCown, who was active but did not play.
Analysis: None of these players ever does enough statistically to matter in Fantasy. Leave them all on waivers.
News: For the third time this season, Panthers TE Dante Rosario didn't record a stat Week 8 against Arizona.
Analysis: Rosario is the No. 2 TE for the Panthers behind Jeff King at this point. Ignore Rosario in all leagues at this time.
News: For the second time this season, Panthers TE Dante Rosario didn't record a stat Week 7 against the Saints.
Analysis: Rosario is the Panthers' main pass-catching tight end, but with Steve Smith and Muhsin Mohammad both healthy and active, he doesn't often play a big role on offense. Consider him just a last resort Week 8 against the Cardinals.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario caught three passes for 28 yards in Week 6 at Tampa Bay. His longest catch went for 12 yards and he was targeted six times in the game.
Analysis: Rosario had been blanked in the team's last game. But the fact he was thrown to as many times as he was in Week 6 makes him a viable option as a No. 2 Fantasy tight end or bye week replacement option for Week 7 vs. New Orleans.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario dressed for Week 5's 34-0 win against the Chiefs, but failed to get on the stat sheet. He didn't even have a pass thrown his way.
Analysis: Rosario's numbers have dropped dramatically after a Week 1 breakout game against the Chargers and now he is not even getting into the mix. Rosario shares time with TE Jeff King, and until that changes, he has little to no Fantasy value heading into Week 6 against the Bucs.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario made two catches for a second straight game as he went for 18 yards in a Week 4 win over the Falcons.
Analysis: Rosario's numbers continue to disappoint after his big Week 1, and he's basically back to being where we thought he would be -- a barely usable TE. Leave him on the wire heading into Week 5 vs. Kansas City.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario had two catches for 18 yards Sunday at Minnesota.
Analysis: The Rosario experiment is over for the Panthers. Don't consider Rosario a good Fantasy option at this time. Rosario had less catches than fellow tight end Jeff King, who had three catches for 22 yards. Keep Rosario reserved in Week 4 against Atlanta.
News: Following up his big game at San Diego in Week 1, Panthers TE Dante Rosario flopped in Week 2, making one catch for 6 yards vs. Chicago.
Analysis: Rosario's outlook gets worse: Not only do the Panthers get back WR Steve Smith, who will get a lot of attention from QB Jake Delhomme, but they play at Minnesota in Week 3. Keep Rosario out of active lineups and possibly off rosters starting this week.
News: Carolina TE Dante Rosario -- not Rosario Dawson -- is active and playing in Week 2's game against the Bears.
Analysis: Rosario was one of the hottest Fantasy additions this last week after he burst onto the scene with seven receptions for 96 yards in the opener. He was a good target for QB Jake Delhomme, but his numbers could level off as soon as Steve Smith returns from his suspension Week 3. Still, for Week 2 against the Bears, Rosario is a decent low-end No. 1 TE option.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 2 vs. Chicago. Rosario went through limited practice reps for a second straight session Friday after sitting out Wednesday. He had a big opening week against the Chargers, which was highlighted by a game-winning touchdown catch as time expired.
Analysis: Rosario was one of the hottest Fantasy additions this last week after he burst onto the scene with seven receptions for 96 yards in the opener. He was a good target for QB Jake Delhomme, but his numbers could level off as soon as Steve Smith returns from his suspension Week 3. This injury doesn't help Rosario's status for Week 2, but if healthy comes inactives, he can be a low-end Fantasy TE.
News: Shortly after Carolina Panthers tight end Dante Rosario caught the winning touchdown pass as time expired in Sunday's stunning win in San Diego, Fox Sports showed a graphic identifying him as Rosario Dawson. While Rosario has little in common with the actress from "Sin City" and "He Got Game," it was understandable how the mistake might happen: she had only six fewer NFL catches before his breakout game. After catching seven passes for 96 yards, including his outstretched grab of Jake Delhomme's high pass in the back of the end zone for the winning score in one of Week 1's biggest upsets, Rosario's name is being correctly written in numerous Fantasy league transactions this week. "He can really move and create matchup problems and catches the ball well," Delhomme said. "I think that was evident in the game. What a play he made at the end."
Analysis: When the Panthers made Rosario their fifth-round pick last year, they were uncertain if he'd be a tight end or fullback. He played both positions at Oregon and the Panthers were looking for more pass-catching backs and tight ends. For the first 11 games of his rookie year, the 6-foot-4, 250-pound Rosario played almost exclusively on special teams, with Jeff King securing the starting tight end job. But late in a disappointing season, the Panthers turned to their youth, and Rosario took advantage. His first NFL catch was a touchdown from Vinny Testaverde in a win over San Francisco. He closed the season with three catches for 36 yards and another score in a victory over Tampa Bay. A hamstring injury that sidelined Rosario for more than two weeks in training camp slowed his development. But with Steve Smith's two-game suspension for punching teammate and numerous other injuries, the Panthers had only three healthy receivers for Sunday's season-opener. That meant plenty of two tight-end sets, and plenty of opportunities for Rosario, who returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. Consider Rosario a No. 2 Fantasy TE Week 2.
News:Jake Delhomme threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dante Rosario as time expired to lift the Carolina Panthers to a shocking 26-24 win over the Chargers on Sunday. After Philip Rivers rallied San Diego with his third TD pass of the game, Delhomme moved the Panthers to the San Diego 14-yard line with two seconds left before calling his final timeout. Delhomme dropped back on fourth down, scrambled and then found Rosario in the back of the end zone to give Carolina a 25-24 lead. Rosario ended up leading the Panthers in receptions (7) and receiving yards (96).
Analysis: The second-year tight end started two games in 2007 and ended up with six catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns. He really didn't see a lot of action until late in the year, when he had five catches for 103 yards and one touchdown in the final three games. And that was without Delhomme, who was recovering from elbow surgery. The former Oregon Duck is a nice target at 6-4, 250 pounds and has more athletic ability than Jeff King, who also started Week 1. Rosario is definitely building rapport with Delhomme, but it will be interesting to see how he adjusts when Steve Smith returns Week 3 after serving a two-game suspension. Rosario is definitely a Fantasy player to watch, but he needs to develop a track record before becoming a reliable option. The Panthers play the Bears in Week 2.
News: In the Panthers' third preseason game, TE Dante Rosario caught two passes for 44 yards and a touchdown from Jake Delhomme.
Analysis: Rosario will see his fair share of playing time this season, but unless starter Jeff King misses significant playing time, Rosario won't be worth a look. Keep him on the waiver wire.
News: Panthers rookie TE Dante Rosario played in every game but wasn't a key part of the offense until Week 13. In his final five weeks, he caught six passes for 108 yards (18.0 avg.) and two touchdowns. Rosario caught all but one pass that was credited as thrown his way.
Analysis: Rosario is expected to compete with Jeff King for the starting TE job in Carolina. Unless he has a monster preseason, don't expect to draft him in 2008.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario caught three passes for 36 yards in Week 17 at Tampa Bay, including a 20-yard touchdown.
Analysis: Rosario finished the season with just six catches, so he's clearly not a player who is in a position to help Fantasy owners. That won't change in 2008.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario caught one pass for 13 yards during a Week 16 loss to the Cowboys. He now has three catches for 72 yards and one touchdown in 15 games. All three catches have come in the last four games.
Analysis: If it took Rosario 12 games to finally get into the action, you can probably see how much he means to the Panthers' offensive scheme. He has little to no Fantasy value heading into Week 17 against the Bucs.
News: Panthers rookie TE Dante Rosario had one catch for 54 yards vs. Seattle in Week 15.
Analysis: Rosario is not in a position to help Fantasy owners on a regular basis. Leave him on the waiver wire until further notice. The Panthers host the Cowboys next Saturday night as part of Week 16.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario caught a 5-yard touchdown pass in Week 13 vs. San Francisco.
Analysis: Despite the touchdown, Rosario is not in a position to help Fantasy owners on a regular basis. Leave him on the waiver wire until further notice.
News: Panthers WR Ryne Robinson, WR Dwayne Jarrett, TE Christian Fauria and TE Dante Rosario did not record any offensive statistics in Week 12 vs. New Orleans.
Analysis: None of these players are currently in a position to help your Fantasy team. Leave them on the waiver wire until further notice.
News: WR Ryne Robinson, RB Alex Haynes, TE Dante Rosario and backup QB David Carr all dressed for Carolina's Week 11 game with Green Bay, but didn't record an offensive stat.
Analysis: Only Carr has Fantasy value in this group, and who knows when, or if, he will return to the Panthers lineup. Bench 'em all in Week 12 against the Saints.
News: Panthers RB Brad Hoover, WR Ryne Robinson, RB Alex Haynes, TE Christian Fauria and TE Dante Rosario did not record any offensive statistics in Week 10 vs. Atlanta.
Analysis: None of these players are in a situation to help your Fantasy team. Leave them on the waiver wire until further notice.
News: Panthers WR Ryne Robinson, RB Alex Haynes and TE Dante Rosario all dressed in Carolina's 20-7 loss to the Titans in Week 9, but didn't record a stat.
Analysis: None of these players have any Fantasy value at this time.
News: QB Matt Moore, QB David Carr, WR Ryne Robinson, TE Christian Fauria and TE Dante Rosario all dressed for Carolina's Week 6 win over Arizona, but didn't record an offensive stat.
Analysis: The Panthers are off in Week 7, so be sure to bench all these players. Carr might be back at QB in Week 8 against Indianapolis if his back feels better, while none of these other players have any Fantasy value at this time.
News: Panthers WR Dwayne Jarrett, WR Ryne Robinson, TE Dante Rosario, TE Christian Fauria and RB Alex Haynes didn't record statistics in Week 5's 16-13 win at the Saints.
Analysis: These players sit low on the depth chart and don't deserve Fantasy consideration barring a roster shakeup. The Panthers visit the Cardinals in Week 6.
News: Panthers QB Matt Moore, WR Ryne Robinson, RB Nick Goings, TE Christian Fauria and TE Dante Rosario did not record an offensive statistic in Week 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
Analysis: None of these players are in a position to help your Fantasy squad much. Leave them on the waiver wire until further notice.
News: Panthers TE Dante Rosario didn't record a statistic Week 3 at the Falcons.
Analysis: Rosario sits low on the Panthers depth chart and doesn't deserve Fantasy consideration for Week 4 against the Buccaneers.
News: Notable Panthers from their Week 1 win at St. Louis who were active and played but didn't record an offensive statistic include: Rookie WR Ryne Robinson, RB Nick Goings, TE Dante Rosario, TE Marcus Freeman and backup QB David Carr.
Analysis: Unless injuries befall some of Carolina's starters, none of these players should be used in Fantasy play anytime soon. The Panthers host the Texans in Week 2.
News: Aside from second-round pick WR Dwayne Jarrett, the Panthers' 2007 draft class includes: Miami (Fla.) LB Jon Beason, USC C Ryan Kalil, Georgia DE Charles Johnson, Miami (Ohio) WR Ryne Robinson, Oregon TE Dante Rosario, Penn State LB Tim Shaw and Baylor CB C.J. Wilson.
Analysis: Beason is a nice-sized linebacker who should contribute right away for the Panthers and be worth a look as a No. 3 or reserve LB in deeper IDP leagues. Kalil is a polished center who will help the Panthers' O-line, while Robinson will help on kick returns. Johnson could be a sleeper in dynasty IDP league play because of his speed. The rest will help provide depth to the team in training camp and aren't worth using in Fantasy play.