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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 April 4, 2020.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye
1 Christian McCaffrey RB CAR 1.01 7
2 D.J. Moore WR CAR 4.05 7
3 Curtis Samuel WR CAR 9.02 7
4 Robby Anderson WR CAR 9.10 7
5 Cam Newton QB CAR 11.09 7
6 Ian Thomas TE CAR 14.06 7
7 Teddy Bridgewater QB CAR 14.07 7
8 Carolina Defense DEF CAR 14.08 7
9 Graham Gano PK CAR 15.05 7

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 4.05, which is the 5th pick of the 4th round, and 41st selection overall.

D.J. Moore Average Draft Position PPR

Curtis Samuel

Curtis Samuel's current ADP is 9.02, which is the 2nd pick of the 9th round, and 98th selection overall.

Curtis Samuel Average Draft Position PPR

Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson's current ADP is 9.10, which is the 10th pick of the 9th round, and 106th selection overall.

Robby Anderson Average Draft Position PPR

Cam Newton

Cam Newton's current ADP is 11.09, which is the 9th pick of the 11th round, and 128th selection overall.

Cam Newton Average Draft Position PPR

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas's current ADP is 14.06, which is the 6th pick of the 14th round, and 162nd selection overall.

Ian Thomas Average Draft Position PPR

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater's current ADP is 14.07, which is the 7th pick of the 14th round, and 162nd selection overall.

Teddy Bridgewater Average Draft Position PPR

Carolina Defense

Carolina Defense's current ADP is 14.08, which is the 8th pick of the 14th round, and 164th selection overall.

Carolina Defense Average Draft Position PPR

Graham Gano

Graham Gano's current ADP is 15.05, which is the 5th pick of the 15th round, and 173rd selection overall.

Graham Gano Average Draft Position PPR

Carolina Panthers 2019 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Home Los Angeles Rams
2 Home Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3 Away Arizona Cardinals
4 Away Houston Texans
5 Home Jacksonville Jaguars
6 Away Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8 Away San Francisco 49ers
9 Home Tennessee Titans
10 Away Green Bay Packers
11 Home Atlanta Falcons
12 Away New Orleans Saints
13 Home Washington Redskins
14 Away Atlanta Falcons
15 Home Seattle Seahawks
16 Away Indianapolis Colts
17 Home New Orleans Saints

Carolina Panthers News

Curtis Samuel, Not being shopped

The Panthers aren't shopping Samuel, despite the recent signing of Robby Anderson, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This doesn't mean the team won't listen to trade offers, but it does suggest Anderson wasn't signed as a replacement for Samuel, even though both players largely operated as deep threats for their respective teams last year. Samuel's 14.3 aDOT was tied for third deepest among 38 players with triple-digit targets, while Anderson had a 15.1 aDOT on 96 passes. Both finished in the bottom 10 for catch rate among qualified receivers, in part because Sam Darnold and Kyle Allen both finished bottom five in accuracy on throws 20-plus yards downfield, per PFF. Anderson and Samuel will now work with Teddy Bridgewater, whose 6.0 aDOT last season was shallowest in the league among all QBs. The addition of Anderson suggests new OC Joe Brady wants Bridgewater to take more deep shots in Carolina, likely operating an offense centered around three-wide formations. Samuel probably won't see as many deep balls as he did last season, but his efficiency might improve if he's used on quicker, high-percentage throws.

Curtis Samuel player page.

April 2, 2020 6:37 AM EST


Ed Dickson, To be released by Seattle

The Seahawks will release Dickson, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports.

Analysis: The team is also reportedly letting safety Tedric Thompson go, with the pair of moves combining to save Seattle $5.3 million in salary cap space. A knee injury derailed Dickson's 2019 season, but if he can prove that he's moved past the issue, the 32-year-old could catch on with another team looking to add tight end depth.

Ed Dickson player page.

March 31, 2020 11:46 AM EST


Terry Godwin, Earns deal with Jacksonville

Godwin inked a contract with the Jaguars on Thursday.

Analysis: Godwin spent much of the 2019 season on the Jaguars' practice squad and earned another shot. Originally a seventh-round pick by Carolina in 2019, Godwin racked up 133 catches for 1,788 yards in his career at Georgia. He'll likely be battling for a spot on the active roster in 2020 during training camp.

Terry Godwin player page.

March 26, 2020 5:07 PM EST


Devin Funchess, Gets one-year deal with Packers

Funchess (collarbone) has agreed to a one-year contract with the Packers, Jason Wilde of The Wisconsin State Journal reports.

Analysis: Funchess is signing a one-year deal for a second straight offseason, following a lost year in Indianapolis where he never made it back from injured reserve after suffering a broken collarbone Week 1. He should have plenty of time to recover before the 2020 campaign, likely challenging fellow big-bodied wideout Allen Lazard for the starting job opposite No. 1 target Davante Adams. The Green Bay offense still figures to go through Adams and the running backs, but there's potential for another receiving weapon to establish mainstream fantasy value (even though it didn't quite work out that way last year).

Devin Funchess player page.

March 26, 2020 12:08 PM EST


Devin Funchess, Nearing deal with Green Bay

Funchess (collarbone) is expected to sign with the Packers in the near future, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The particulars of Funchess' pending deal with Green Bay aren't yet known, but he'll likely be forced to settle for a one- or two-year deal with a modest amount of guaranteed money after a broken collarbone kept him sidelined for all but one game with the Colts last season. Assuming he finalizes a contract and proves healthy for the start of camp, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Funchess could contend for a starting role in a Packers wideout corps that often lacked reliable options beyond top target Davante Adams in 2019. The 25-year-old turned in his best season in 2017 with the Panthers, recording 63 catches for 840 yards and eight touchdowns while playing all 16 games.

Devin Funchess player page.

March 24, 2020 5:55 PM EST