Carolina Panthers Depth Chart

Carolina Panthers Depth Chart

NFC South
Stadium
Bank of America Stadium
Head Coach
Matt Rhule
Offensive Coordinator
Joe Brady
Defensive Coordinator
Phil Snow
Special Teams Coach
Chase Blackburn
Defensive Scheme
4-3
Team News
D.J. Moore In Line For Best Season Yet?

Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore could be in line for a Pro Bowl season, according to Sports Illustrated's Schuyler Callihan. The 23-year-old emerged as one of the most dynamic wideouts in 2019 by compiling 87 catches for 1,175 yards and four touchdowns and did so despite the season-ending injury to Cam Newton and the inconsistent play of Kyle Allen. He also finished in the top ten at his position in both receiving yards and receptions, and with the recently signed Teddy Bridgewater hopefully providing some reliability under center along with a new coaching staff, Callihan's prediction may come to fruition in 2020.

3 days ago
Panthers Like Teddy Bridgewater's Ability To Go Deep

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wasn't asked to go deep often in the Saints offense that focused more on yards after the catch, but head coach Matt Rhule thinks Bridgewater "is exactly what we want." His 6.2 intended air yards per pass attempt last year is right in line with Drew Brees' 6.4 intended air yards per attempt. Rhule thinks Bridgewater is capable of making downfield throws and "certainly has the arm strength to do it." Based on Carolina's personnel at wide receiver, Rhule hinted that there could be more downfield shots to Robby Anderson, Curtis Samuel and D.J. Moore. Bridgewater certainly has plenty of weapons around him and could be playing from behind often, making him an attractive QB2 with upside for more.

5 days ago
Curtis Samuel "Critical" To Panthers' Success

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel was highly touted by new offensive coordinator, Joe Brady, and believes that the former Buckeye is "going to be critical" to the team's success this season. The 23-year-old had flashes of productivity during the 2019 campaign and led the Panthers' wideout corps with six receiving touchdowns. With Teddy Bridgewater now calling the shots behind center and new head coach Matt Rhule in town, Samuel has a chance to surpass his ADP expectations, making him an ideal selection in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts for the 2020 season.

7 days ago
Curtis Samuel Critical To Team's Success

Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady said that wide receiver Curtis Samuel "is going to be critical to our success." Brady will be Samuel's fourth offensive coordinator in as many seasons since he was the 40th overall pick in 2017. "I think Curtis is a playmaker. He fits the mold of what we're looking for in this type of offense. A guy that you can utilize all around the field," Brady said. Samuel appeared in all 16 games last year for the first time and improved across the board from 2018, recording 15 more receptions (54) and 133 more receiving yards (626) after seeing 40 more targets (105). He led the team in receiving touchdowns with six. Week-to-week consistency will be key for Samuel as he adjusts to a new quarterback and new system. With Robby Anderson added to the mix and Christian McCaffrey still the touch hog in this offense, Samuel will likely be an inconsistent WR5/flex in deeper formats.

12 days ago
Panthers Defense In Rebuilding Phase

Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Phil Snow, 64, knows he has his work cut out for him in 2020 as he tries to rebuild a once-proud defensive unit that allowed 29.4 points per game in 2019 -- second-most in the NFL. Snow is installing an entirely new system virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, too. The team lost nine starters from a season ago, including All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly to retirement. Carolina expects two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short to step up after missing last year with an injury, and Snow is confident cornerback Donte Jackson will bounce back after being benched. The Panthers spent all of their draft picks on the defensive side, too, and they expect them to contribute right away. They will return to a base 4-3 defense under Snow this season. Tahir Whitehead will replace Kuechly at middle linebacker. Stopping the run will be a primary focus, as they allowed 143.5 rushing yards per game and 31 rushing touchdowns. You can leave the Carolina defense off your fantasy radar.

13 days ago