Carolina Panthers

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium | Coach: Ron Rivera
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th113.4 (10th)230.3 (21st)
Defense21st91.6 (6th)268.2 (29th)

Schedule

4:25 pm EDT
Sun Sep 10
at SF
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
BUF
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
NO
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
at NE
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 8
at DET
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Oct 12
PHI
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
at CHI
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 29
at TB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 5
ATL
8:30 pm EST
Mon Nov 13
MIA
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
at NYJ
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
at NO
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
MIN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 17
GB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 24
TB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
at ATL

Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Atlanta11-5-05-1-0
Tampa Bay9-7-04-2-0
New Orleans7-9-02-4-0
Carolina6-10-01-5-0
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Panthers' Daeshon Hall: Picked by Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers selected Hall in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 77th overall.

Hall was overshadowed by No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett, but Garrett wasn't the only standout end for A&M. At 6-foot-5, 266 pounds with 35 and 5/8-inch arms, Hall has a huge reach as well as very good athleticism, boasting a 4.76-second 40, 123-inch broad jump, and 7.03-second three-cone drill. He could start early on in his Carolina career.

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Panthers' Taylor Moton: Picked by Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers selected Moton in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 64th overall.

It's not clear whether he'll play guard or tackle, but Moton should provide a considerable upgrade to the Carolina offensive line either way. He was a very good right tackle in college, and he showed standout athleticism at the Combine.

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Panthers' Curtis Samuel: Second-round pick for Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers selected Samuel in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 40th overall.

Even with running back-wide receiver tweener Christian McCaffrey as a first-round pick, the Panthers took another crossover threat in Samuel, who is also one of the most elusive ball carriers in the draft. There might not be a big enough 2017 role for Samuel to make a fantasy impact as a rookie, but his speed (4.31-second 40) and diverse skill set make him a good candidate to emerge as a fantasy factor in his second or third year. The Panthers offense, in any case, will be much faster in 2017.

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Panthers' Jonathan Stewart: Facing serious competition from McCaffrey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman expects No. 8 overall draft pick Christian McCaffrey to have an immediate impact in the Carolina backfield complementing Stewart and Cam Newton, Bryan Strickland of the team's official website reports.

Gettleman said he's particularly impressed by McCaffrey's vision and quickness while running between the tackles -- perhaps suggesting the rookie could be an immediate threat to usurp Stewart's role as the early-down workhorse. At the very least, McCaffrey figures to have a key role catching passes while also eating into some of Stewart's rushing workload. Despite signing a one-year extension this offseason, the 30-year-old running back could be forced into a complementary role. The extension did reduce his 2017 cap hit, which should keep his spot on the roster secure.

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Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Picked by Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers selected McCaffrey in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, eighth overall.

McCaffrey (5-foot-11, 202 pounds) may technically remain behind Jonathan Stewart on the depth chart for the duration of 2017, but in terms of touches and almost certainly in terms of production from scrimmage, McCaffrey should function as Carolina's top running back going forward. If not his talent, then the magnitude of the investment in him made by the Panthers all but dictates this. After totaling 5,128 yards and 31 touchdowns from scrimmage in 37 career games, demonstrating truly rare pass-catching ability in the process, McCaffrey is set to make a significant Year 1 impact for the Panthers. Particularly in PPR scoring, he could land in the RB2 category by the time 2017 fantasy drafts fire up.

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