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2020 Fantasy Football Projections: Carolina Panthers

Updated: September 5, 2020


In addition to viewing our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2020 fantasy football projections for the Carolina Panthers.

MORE: Fantasy football projections for all 32 NFL teams

QUARTERBACKS

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Teddy Bridgewater545.2354.43870.922.6313.6318.942.50.38224.63
Bridgewater wasn't asked to push the ball down the field, but he was efficient as a fill-in starter when Drew Brees was injured. In his five starts, Bridgewater completed 69.7% of his pass attempts and threw nine touchdowns to only two interceptions. By adding deep threat Robby Anderson in the offseason, perhaps the Panthers will ask Bridgewater to take a few more deep shots than he did in New Orleans, but he's off the fantasy radar outside of 2-QB and super-flex leagues.
P.J. Walker29.517.7200.61.180.89627.60.1514.62
Will Grier14.78.195.60.440.5112.50.014.87


RUNNING BACKS

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Christian McCaffrey257.311459.6591.4754.14.34273.85
Almost never coming off the field, McCaffrey joined Roger Craig (1985) and Marshall Faulk (1999) as one of only three backs to record 1,000/1,000 seasons in NFL history. The do-it-all back led the league in touches (403), yards from scrimmage (2,392) and touchdowns (19). The gap between him and the RB2 (Aaron Jones) was 122.9 fantasy points (half-PPR), or larger than the gap (122.2) between Jones (RB2) and Devonta Freeman (RB21). Another season of 400-plus touches seems unlikely, but his prolific work in the passing game gives him as high of a floor and ceiling as any back in the league.
Mike Davis62.8254.31.4110.165.10.241.6
Trenton Cannon21.989.80.22215.80.0512.18
Alex Armah612.60.362.312.70.024.81

MORE: Carolina Panthers 53-man roster projection

WIDE RECEIVERS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
D.J. Moore83.71134.14.6856.40.16147.61
Moore had a breakout second season with 87 catches for 1,175 yards and four touchdowns. Before sustaining a Week 16 concussion early and missing Week 17, Moore was playing his best football. Prior to that point, he had a seven-game streak of 75-yard games and no receiver had more yards from Weeks 9-15 than Moore (711). While Moore will have to adjust to a new offense and quarterback, he broke out with less-than-optimal quarterback play last year.
Robby Anderson56.5824.95.23140.01114.33
Anderson leaves New Jersey for Carolina, but the landing spot isn't ideal in terms of his fantasy outlook. The 27-year-old receiver has at least 50/750/5 in each of his past three seasons, but it's unlikely that he finishes with much more than that as he's no higher than third on the pecking order for targets behind D.J. Moore and Christian McCaffrey.
Curtis Samuel50585516101.60.64102.5
Finishing as a top-36 fantasy receiver in 2019, Samuel posted career-best per-game numbers in receiving yards (39.2), targets (6.56) and receptions (3.38) while adding 19/130/1 rushing as well. His 2020 projection of roughly 700 YFS and six scores are not much less than last year's numbers (757/7), but the addition of Anderson to the receiving corps limits his upside.
Pharoh Cooper11.899.10.3500012.01
Seth Roberts5.361.50.370008.37
Keith Kirkwood1.8230.140003.14


TIGHT ENDS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Ian Thomas53.6493.13.2200068.63
In the nine games that Greg Olsen has missed over the past two seasons, Thomas has shown the ability to be productive when given an expanded role. In those nine games, Thomas has averaged 3.89/38.67/0.33 on 6.0 targets per game, equivalent to a 16-game pace of 62.2/618.7/5.3. If he had produced those numbers (124.98 fantasy points) last year, that would have been good for a top-10 fantasy season.
Chris Manhertz8.999.70.5800013.45

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