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Panthers Top Fantasy Players

These are the top fantasy football players of the Carolina Panthers as ranked by Average Draft Position (ADP) in PPR-format mock drafts.

Data as of May 16, 2021.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 Christian McCaffrey RB CAR 1.01 13
2 D.J. Moore WR CAR 6.03 13
3 Robby Anderson WR CAR 8.01 13
4 Chuba Hubbard RB CAR 13.03 13
5 Sam Darnold QB CAR 14.02 13
6 Joey Slye PK CAR 15.07 13

Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey's current ADP is 1.01, which is the 1st pick of the 1st round, and 1st selection overall.

Christian McCaffrey Average Draft Position PPR

D.J. Moore

D.J. Moore's current ADP is 6.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 6th round, and 63rd selection overall.

D.J. Moore Average Draft Position PPR

Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson's current ADP is 8.01, which is the 1st pick of the 8th round, and 84th selection overall.

Robby Anderson Average Draft Position PPR

Chuba Hubbard

Chuba Hubbard's current ADP is 13.03, which is the 3rd pick of the 13th round, and 147th selection overall.

Chuba Hubbard Average Draft Position PPR

Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold's current ADP is 14.02, which is the 2nd pick of the 14th round, and 158th selection overall.

Sam Darnold Average Draft Position PPR

Joey Slye

Joey Slye's current ADP is 15.07, which is the 7th pick of the 15th round, and 174th selection overall.

Joey Slye Average Draft Position PPR

Carolina Panthers 2020 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Home Las Vegas Raiders
2 Away Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3 Away Los Angeles Chargers
4 Home Arizona Cardinals
5 Away Atlanta Falcons
6 Home Chicago Bears
7 Away New Orleans Saints
8 Home Atlanta Falcons
9 Away Kansas City Chiefs
10 Home Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11 Home Detroit Lions
12 Away Minnesota Vikings
14 Home Denver Broncos
15 Away Green Bay Packers
16 Away Washington Redskins
17 Home New Orleans Saints

Carolina Panthers News

Kelvin Benjamin, Joining Giants as tight end

Benjamin has signed with the Giants as a tight end, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Selected in the first round of the 2014 draft as a wide receiver, the big-bodied Benjamin will switch positions in his return to the league. Benjamin scored 16 touchdowns in his first two years with the Panthers but struggled to keep his weight down and has been out of the league since 2018. If fellow offseason addition Kyle Rudolph (foot) isn't ready for Week 1, Benjamin could see increased opportunities for playing time behind enigmatic starter Evan Engram.

Kelvin Benjamin player page.

May 16, 2021 7:05 AM EST

Kelvin Benjamin, Resurfaces as Giants tryout

Benjamin will work out for the Giants this weekend, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Analysis: Benjamin was last seen working out for the Giants as a free agent back in 2019, and he'll once again try his luck with the team. General manager Dave Gettleman drafted Benjamin during his time in Carolina, where the former Florida State standout logged a 1,008-yard rookie season. The 30-year-old will have his work cut out for him to resurface in New York's crowded receiving corps, and at this point his upside may only be as a big-bodied role player in designed packages.

Kelvin Benjamin player page.

May 13, 2021 5:29 PM EST

Damiere Byrd, Signs one-year deal with Chicago

Byrd signed a one-year deal with the Bears on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The sixth-year pro had his most productive campaign with the Patriots in 2020, recording 47 receptions for 604 yards and one touchdown. Now in Chicago, Byrd figures to compete with fellow veterans Darnell Mooney, Anthony Miller and Marquise Goodwin for reps behind Allen Robinson.

Damiere Byrd player page.

May 4, 2021 9:07 PM EST

D.J. Moore, Gets fifth-year option

The Panthers are exercising their fifth-year option on Moore's rookie contract, keeping him under team control through 2022, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: This was a foregone conclusion, with Moore producing 3,156 receiving yards and 234 rushing yards before his 24th birthday. He's scored only 10 touchdowns in 46 games, but the yardage should eventually translate to more trips to the end zone, especially if the Panthers can find a franchise QB. The team has Sam Darnold, P.J. Walker and Will Grier under contract ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.

D.J. Moore player page.

April 29, 2021 7:46 AM EST

Reggie Bonnafon, Could compete for No. 2 role

Bonnafon (ankle) should get the opportunity to compete for the backup role behind Christian McCaffrey this offseason, Rushil Vashee of USA Today reports.

Analysis: As Carolina's roster stands ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft, Bonnafon appears set to compete with Rodney Smith and Trenton Cannon for the top backup gig. An ankle injury limited Bonnafon to just two appearances last season, but with a full offseason to get healthy and continue his development, the 25-year-old could earn a notable reserve role Year 3. Of course, the Panthers may still add rookie depth to the backfield.

Reggie Bonnafon player page.

April 21, 2021 12:11 PM EST