Carolina
Panthers
Stadium Bank of America Stadium
1-2-0 Overall | 0-0 NFC SOUTH 3rd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense--0
Defense--0
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Thu  8/8
@
Bears
W23-13
Week 3Fri  8/16
vs
Bills
L14-27
Week 4Thu  8/22
@
Patriots
L3-10
Week 5Thu  8/29
vs
Steelers
7:00pm
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
vs
Rams
FOX1:00pm
Week 2Thu  9/12
vs
Buccaneers
NFLN8:20pm
Week 3Sun  9/22
@
Cardinals
FOX4:05pm
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Texans
FOX1:00pm
Week 5Sun  10/6
vs
Jaguars
CBS1:00pm
Week 6Sun  10/13
@
Buccaneers
NFLN9:30am
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 50/1, 2% (#21). They are not a good bet to win the Super Bowl. Their 0.5% chance is #20 in the league. In simulations, they win the NFC 1.3% of the time and are not a good value at 25/1, 3.8%. Our projection is leaning on them to win under 7.5 games. The Panthers are averaging 7.3 wins per sim. At +220 the Panthers are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 17.9% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 15/4, 21.1%. They win the division in 6.7% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #12 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Oddsmakers expected them to win 7.9 based on their money line game odds. Their 7-9 record last season failed to meet expectations. They also went 7-9 against the spread for a loss (-290 units). They went over 8 times and came in under 8 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 37% chance to beat the Rams in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an above average scoring team based on points per game, which make sense given their strong yards per play rank. They are a below average scoring defense based on points per game and a below average defensive TD rate.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Christian McCaffrey who is projected to be the #4 RB. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
97 Addison, Mario DE6-326009/06/19879Troy
7 Allen, Kyle QB6-321003/08/19961Houston
79 Amichia, Kofi G6-330507/29/19941South Florida
40 Armah, Alex FB6-225505/17/19943West Georgia
34 Artis-Payne, Cameron RB5-1021506/23/19905Auburn
35 Ballard, Corrion DB6-320012/15/19970Utah
85 Baugh, Marcus TE6-424512/09/19941Ohio State
41 Bell, Brandon LB6-123001/09/19952Penn State
37 Blanding, Quin DB6-221005/01/19961Virginia
39 Bonnafon, Reggie RB6-021501/04/19961Louisville
33 Boston, Tre DB6-120506/25/19926North Carolina
24 Bradberry, James CB6-121208/04/19934Samford
53 Burns, Brian DE6-525004/23/19980Florida State
92 Butler, Vernon DT6-433006/14/19944Louisiana Tech
56 Carter, Jermaine LB6-122501/14/19952Maryland
63 Catalina, Tyler G6-631501/24/19933Georgia
47 Cockrell, Ross DB6-019008/06/19916Duke
76 Collins, Parker C6-329505/19/19941Appalachian State
68 Cook, Rishard G6-332006/25/19970UAB
91 Cox, Bryan DE6-327006/25/19943Florida
65 Daley, Dennis T6-632508/07/19960South Carolina
31 Doss, Lorenzo CB5-1118504/22/19945Tulane
29 Elder, Corn CB5-1018510/09/19943Miami (FL)
38 Elliott, Javien CB5-1117507/18/19934Florida State
9 Gano, Graham K6-220204/09/198710Florida State
28 Gaulden, Rashaan DB6-120001/23/19952Tennessee
17 Godwin, Terry WR5-1118510/23/19960Georgia
54 Green-Thompson, Shaq OLB6-023004/21/19945Washington
75 Greene, Brandon T6-529503/01/19941Alabama
3 Grier, Will QB6-122004/03/19950West Virginia
78 Hamilton, Woodrow DT6-331512/20/19922Ole Miss
98 Haynes, Marquis DE6-223512/16/19932Ole Miss
62 Hearn, Taylor G6-431501/11/19961Clemson
6 Heinicke, Taylor QB6-121003/15/19934Old Dominion
46 Hemingway, Temarrick TE6-524507/30/19933South Carolina State
15 Hogan, Chris WR6-121010/24/19877Monmouth (N.J.)
33 Holyfield, Elijah RB5-102150Georgia
81 Hunt, Cole TE6-722505/30/19951TCU
55 Irvin, Bruce DE6-325811/01/19878West Virginia
95 Jackson, Bijhon DT6-133911/06/19950Arkansas
26 Jackson, Donte CB5-1018011/08/19952LSU
44 Jansen, J.J. LS6-223501/20/198612Notre Dame
83 Jeanpiere, Damion WR6-118512/08/19960Nicholls State
42 Jones, Colin SS6-020510/27/19879TCU
59 Kuechly, Luke MLB6-323804/20/19918Boston College
43 Kunaszyk, Jordan ILB6-323510/15/19960California
69 Larsen, Tyler C6-432507/08/19914Utah
16 Levrone, Andre WR6-222003/09/19951Virginia
74 Little, Greg T6-531011/04/19970Ole Miss
77 Love, Kyle DT6-131011/18/19868Mississippi State
32 Luke, Cole CB5-1120006/30/19952Notre Dame
82 Manhertz, Chris TE6-625504/10/19924Canisius
22 McCaffrey, Christian RB5-1120506/07/19963Stanford
93 McCoy, Gerald DT6-430002/25/198810Oklahoma
85 Mickens, Jaydon WR5-1117004/21/19943Washington
50 Miller, Christian LB6-324506/19/19960Alabama
12 Moore, D.J. WR6-021004/14/19972Maryland
72 Moton, Taylor T6-532503/18/19943Western Michigan
1 Newton, Cam QB6-524505/11/19899Auburn
52 Norris, Jared LB6-123807/19/19934Utah
77 O'Brien, Kitt G6-532504/29/19901Ball State
94 Obada, Efe DE6-626504/13/19922No College
88 Olsen, Greg TE6-525503/11/198513Miami (FL)
5 Palardy, Michael P5-1120007/06/19924Tennessee
61 Paradis, Matt C6-330010/12/19895Boise State
45 Parms, Damian DB6-221010/28/19922Florida Atlantic
95 Poe, Dontari DT6-334608/18/19908Memphis
36 Pulley, Ryan DB5-1019112/31/19950Arkansas
25 Reid, Eric SS6-121512/10/19917LSU
8 Robinson, Aldrick WR5-1018509/24/19887SMU
19 Ross, Rashad WR6-018002/02/19903Arizona State
10 Samuel, Curtis WR5-1119508/11/19963Ohio State
20 Scarlett, Jordan RB5-1121002/09/19960Florida
23 Seymour, Kevon CB6-018511/30/19934USC
99 Short, Kawann DT6-331502/02/19897Purdue
4 Slye, Joey K5-1121304/10/19960Virginia Tech
57 Smith, Andre LB6-024004/20/19972North Carolina
11 Smith, Torrey WR6-020501/26/19899Maryland
46 Teuhema, Sione LB6-42500Southeastern Louisiana
80 Thomas, Ian TE6-426006/06/19962Indiana
27 Thornton, Josh CB5-1118511/24/19921Southern Utah
70 Turner, Trai G6-331506/14/19936LSU
75 Vaeao, Destiny DT6-430001/15/19944Washington State
73 Van Roten, Greg G6-330502/26/19905Pennsylvania
84 Vander Laan, Jason TE6-324509/22/19922Ferris State
16 White, DeAndrew WR6-019510/16/19912Alabama
49 Williams, Antwione LB6-325005/26/19932Georgia Southern
60 Williams, Daryl T6-633008/31/19925Oklahoma
13 Wright, Jarius WR5-1019111/25/19898Arkansas
64 Yarbrough, John C6-43000Richmond