Panthers LB Beason Likely Out for Saturday's Preseason Game

Jul 28, 2012; Spartanburg, SC USA. Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason (52) runs drills during the training camp held at Wofford College. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Jon Beason is likely out for Saturday's preseason game with the Houston Texans. We break down the fantasy implications:

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Jon Beason is likely out for Saturday's preseason game with the Houston Texans because of a sore hamstring. Rivera, however, says he expects Beason to be able to practice next week. Beason hurt the hamstring during practice on Wednesday and didn't participate in a walkthrough that night. Beason missed all of last season because of a torn left Achilles.

Analysis: Beason is perhaps the most important player on Carolina's defense and, if healthy, makes the Panthers a much more viable fantasy option. Beason didn't play last sesaon, and is being counted on to lead a unit that failed to get stops at key times last season. In IDP leagues, Beason could be a strong late-round pick and a good start provided he's healthy. There is some injury risk here, so keep an eye on his playing time as we get closer to the regular season.

For more on the Panthers, check out Cat Scratch Reader.

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