Shaq Thompson Fantasy Stats

#54 LB  |  Carolina Panthers
Healthy

Height / Weight 6'0"  /  230 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Apr 21, 1994 (30)
Experience 10 seasons
Drafted 2015  /  Rd. 1  /  Pk. 25   (CAR)
College Washington

Season Stats

TACKLES
SEASON TEAM GP SOLO ASTD LOSS SCK QB HITS PASS DEF INT FF FR TD FPTS/G FPTS
2015CAR143018312200003.448.0
2016CAR143916502510215.273.5
2017CAR144120825101005.273.0
2018CAR145029546101006.388.8
2019CAR1475341134300008.4117.8
2020CAR166350902502107.0112.5
2021CAR146539926620008.4117.3
2022CAR177857813400007.2122.8
2023CAR262000000003.57.0
Career 119 447 265 58 13 30 27 3 4 3 1 6.4 760.7

Game Log

TACKLES
WK DATE TEAM OPP SOLO ASTD LOSS SCK QB HITS PASS DEF INT FF FR TD FPTS
1Sep 10, 2023CARATL41000000004.5
2Sep 18, 2023CARNO21000000002.5

Panthers Depth Chart

QB

Bryce Young

Andy Dalton

RB

Jonathon Brooks

Chuba Hubbard

Rashaad Penny

Miles Sanders

Raheem Blackshear

LWR

Diontae Johnson

Terrace Marshall Jr.

RWR

Xavier Legette

Jonathan Mingo

SWR

Adam Thielen

Ihmir Smith-Marsette

TE

Tommy Tremble

Ja'Tavion Sanders

Ian Thomas

Stephen Sullivan

LG

Damien Lewis

Cade Mays

C

Austin Corbett

Brady Christensen

RG

Robert Hunt

Chandler Zavala

Nash Jensen

RT

Taylor Moton

J.D. DiRenzo

FS

Jordan Fuller

Nick Scott

Alex Cook

LDE

Derrick Brown

Nick Thurman

RDE

A'Shawn Robinson

Jaden Crumedy

LOLB

Jadeveon Clowney

K'Lavon Chaisson

ROLB

DJ Johnson

LCB

Jaycee Horn

D'Shawn Jamison

SS

Xavier Woods

Jammie Robinson

RCB

Dane Jackson

Dicaprio Bootle

Shaq Thompson News

Shaq Thompson  • LB  •  Panthers

Shaq Thompson Taking Part In Offseason Workouts

Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (leg), offensive guard Austin Corbett (knee), pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney and running back Tarik Cohen (Achilles) have all been taking part in drills during voluntary offseason workouts this week. Meanwhile, offensive guard Chandler Zavala (knee) and linebackers D.J. Wonnum (quadriceps) Amare Barno (knee) weren't participating in drills. Thompson, who suffered a fractured fibula in Week 2 last year against the New Orleans Saints, is the most notable name of this group. The 30-year-old should be ready to go for training camp and the preseason later this year as long as he doesn't suffer a setback before then. The former 25th overall pick in 2015 out of Washington recorded 100-plus combined tackles in each of his previous four seasons with Carolina before getting hurt in 2023.
Apr 25   
Shaq Thompson  • LB  •  Panthers

Shaq Thompson Has Contract Restructured

Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson had his contract restructured, reducing his base pay in 2024 to $3.1 million with $1.7 million guaranteed to help clear around $3 million in salary cap space for this season. The former 25th overall pick by the Panthers in 2015 out of Washington played in only two games last year before suffering a season-ending fractured fibula against the New Orleans Saints. The 29-year-old had a run of four straight seasons with 100-plus combined tackles before getting hurt in 2023. Thompson also restructured his contract with the Panthers last offseason, which gave him an extra year with the team. He'll be entering his 10th season in Carolina and he's started in 108 of his 119 career games, totaling 717 combined tackles, 12 sacks, three interceptions and four forced fumbles over nine NFL seasons.
Mar 16   
Shaq Thompson  • LB  •  Panthers

Shaq Thompson Out For The Season

Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (fibula) suffered a fractured fibula in the team's loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday. The 29-year-old underwent surgery to repair the injury and will miss the remainder of the 2023 season. Thompson has been a reliable run-stopper for Carolina since entering the league in 2015 as a first-round pick. In his absence, Kamu Grugier-Hill will start at linebacker. Carolina's run defense could take a step back moving forward.
Sep 19   
Shaq Thompson  • LB  •  Panthers

Shaq Thompson Feared To Have Fractured Fibula

Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (leg) is feared to have a suffered a fractured fibula in Monday's game versus the New Orleans Saints. The 29-year-old will have additional tests on Tuesday to clarify the extent of the injury and determine whether or not he could be able to return this year. It coincides with a previous report that head coach Frank Reich deemed the setback a "significant" one following the Week 3 loss. Kamu Grugier-Hill could enter the starting mix among Carolina's linebackers, but it's a crucial loss defensively for a rebuilding Panthers roster. After being picked on by Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier in Week 1 and Tony Jones Jr. in Week 2, Carolina's D may be devolving into a unit to target for fantasy running backs going forward.
Sep 19   
Shaq Thompson  • LB  •  Panthers

Shaq Thompson Likely Done For The Season

Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (ankle) suffered an injury to his ankle on Monday night in the Week 2 loss to the New Orleans Saints that is likely to keep him out for the rest of the season, according to sources. Thompson will undergo tests on Tuesday to get more information, but head coach Frank Reich called the injury "significant." Not only did the Panthers lose their second straight game to begin the season, but now they're expected to be without one of their best defensive playmakers for the remainder of the year. The 29-year-old led Carolina's D in 2022 with a career-high 135 tackles in 17 games, so they are going to need someone else to step up in the middle of their defense the rest of the way.
Sep 19   
Shaq Thompson  • LB  •  Saints

Shaq Thompson Doubtful To Return Against Saints

Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (shin) suffered a shin injury early in the Monday night game against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2 and is doubtful to return. It's not a surprise that Thompson won't return to this contest after he needed to be carted off the field after Trevor Penning landed on his leg. Losing the former first-rounder for the rest of the game and possibly longer could be a big blow to a sneaky good Panthers defense. Kamu Grugier-Hill has moved to middle linebacker with Thompson likely out for the rest of Monday night's divisional clash. The 29-year-old Thompson led Carolina in 2022 with a career-high 135 tackles in 17 regular season games.
Sep 19   
Shaq Thompson  • LB  •  Panthers

Shaq Thompson Agrees To Reworked Deal

Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson agreed to have his contract restructured. The veteran was entering the final season of his contract and was in danger of getting released, primarily since retaining him would result in a nearly $25 million cap hit. However, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Thompson's new deal is for two years. Although the terms of the agreement weren't made public, it's assumed the transaction will provide Carolina with some much-needed salary cap relief this offseason while keeping Thompson, who finished the 2022-23 campaign with a career-high 135 total tackles.
Mar 12   
Shaq Thompson  • LB  •  Panthers

Shaq Thompson Has Knee Cleanup, Will Start On PUP

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that linebacker Shaq Thompson (knee) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list after having a knee cleanup. Thompson will be out a couple weeks, according to Rhule. Thompson has three straight seasons of 100-plus tackles despite missing three games in 2021 with a foot injury. Last year, he had 104 tackles (65 solo), two sacks, nine tackles for loss, six QB hits, two interceptions and five passes defensed in 14 games. He might be a little slow out of the gates in 2022 if he's not at 100 percent, but Thompson should still be on the IDP radar after finishing as the No. 29 fantasy linebacker last season.
Jul 25   
Shaq Thompson  • LB  •  Panthers

Shaq Thompson Lands On COVID-19 List

The Carolina Panthers added linebacker Shaq Thompson to the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. Along with Thompson, edge rusher Brian Burns, defensive end Marquis Haynes Sr. and defensive tackle Phil Hoskins were added to the list. The Panthers had a COVID-19 outbreak this week and could be very short-handed on defense in Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints unless several players test out of the league's COVID protocols. With both Burns and Thompson potentially out this week, the Panthers defense could be missing two of their best players. Thompson has 91 tackles (58 solo), seven tackles for loss, six QB hits, two interceptions, five passes defensed and two sacks in 12 games this year for Carolina.
Dec 27   
Shaq Thompson  • LB  •  Panthers

Shaq Thompson Expected To Miss Some Time

The Carolina Panthers expect linebacker Shaq Thompson (foot) to miss some time with an apparent foot injury that he suffered in the Week 4 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, according to a source. Thompson's injury sounds like a week-to-week deal, so there's a chance that he can avoid being placed on the Injured Reserve, which would require him to miss at least three games. The 27-year-old currently ranks 18th in fantasy points among linebackers in IDP leagues with 16 tackles, a sack, three passes defensed and one interception. Thompson is the Panthers leading tackler through four games, so he'll certainly be missed in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles if he's unable to play. Carolina's defense will have their hands full with dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Oct 5   
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