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Darrin Reaves to be the Panthers Starting RB

Coach Ron Rivera announced that Darrin Reaves would start at RB this week. Reaves is an undrafted free agent out of UAB but was someone draft analysts really liked. Except him to lead a committee attack against the Bears. Fantasy: Pick him up and put him in your flex if you need a bye week filler.
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