Carolina
Panthers
Stadium Bank of America Stadium
6-3-0 Overall | 1-1 NFC SOUTH 2nd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense138.4233.226.8
Defense99272.925.8
Schedule
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/9
vs
Cowboys
W16-8
Week 2Sun  9/16
@
Falcons
L24-31
Week 3Sun  9/23
vs
Bengals
W31-21
Week 5Sun  10/7
vs
Giants
W33-31
Week 6Sun  10/14
@
Redskins
L17-23
Week 7Sun  10/21
@
Eagles
W21-17
Week 8Sun  10/28
vs
Ravens
W36-21
Week 9Sun  11/4
vs
Buccaneers
W42-28
Week 10Thu  11/8
@
Steelers
L21-52
Week 11Sun  11/18
@
Lions
FOX1:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

NEXT 4 GAME OUTLOOK: MIX

The Panthers next 4 game forecast looks like a mix of 'clouds and sun'. They have 4 games where they are expected to be competitive with at least a 45% chance of winning, and no games where they are a clear underdog. They win four games in 7.5% of simulations.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game

NOV 18
CLOSE GAME
55% @DET
506 miles
NOV 25
CLOSE GAME
45% SEA
--
DEC 2
CLOSE GAME
54% @TB
511 miles
DEC 9
CLOSE GAME
48% @CLE
437 miles
DEC 17
LIKELY LOSS
31% NO
--
DEC 23
CLOSE GAME
55% ATL
--
DEC 30
LIKELY LOSS
32% @NO
649 miles

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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: A-

Early in the season, we include last season in the analysis. At 6-3 the Panthers are exceeding expectations. The combined projected win total based on per game money lines is 4.5 wins. If you consider winning as an underdog or winning by 10+ as a slight favorite, then they have 2 good wins and one bad loss. They have exceeded expectations in home games. Their 5-0 home record is +40% better than their expected win percentage. Their record over the last 3 weeks and win% (3-1, 75%) is better than their expected 45% win percentage. The Panthers should be a slightly above average team based on simulations where they won 51.3% of the simulations played vs every other team as if they were playing on a neutral court with players available in the playoffs (#17 in the league). Their peak rank was #9 in the league back on 11/6.

They are an above average scoring team based on points per game, despite a relatively low yards per play rank. They are a below average scoring defense based on points per game, despite having a much better yards per play allowed rank.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

LONG TERM OUTLOOK: MIXED BAG (DOWN OVERALL)

The Panthers are contenders to win the conference, but they have seen their chances go up and down this season. In our pre-season forecast they had a 3.9% chance of reaching the Super Bowl. On 10/19 they had a 1.5% chance before increasing to 7.4% on 11/6. From the start of the season to now their chances are down significantly to 3.1%. They have a 4.7% chance of winning their division. Oddsmakers have them at 4/1 to win the division which has an implied probability of 20%. They are projected to finish #5 in the conference and have a 58% chance of making the playoffs. The odds still give them a sliver of hope to win the NFC at 4.8% (20/1 odds) and a 2.4% chance of winning it all (40/1). In simulations they win the Super Bowl 1.2% of the time.

Strength of Schedule Getting Much Tougher

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 57% #4 Toughest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 43% #4 Easiest

Panthers' Championship Forecast Changes

FANTASY TEAM LEADERS

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (QB, RB, WR, TE, K). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
29 Adams, Mike FS5-1120503/24/198115Delaware
97 Addison, Mario DE6-326009/06/19878Troy
40 Armah, Alex FB6-225505/17/19942West Georgia
34 Artis-Payne, Cameron RB5-1021506/23/19904Auburn
24 Bradberry, James CB6-121208/04/19933Samford
92 Butler, Vernon DT6-433006/14/19943Louisiana Tech
18 Byrd, Damiere WR5-918001/27/19933South Carolina
38 Cadet, Travaris RB6-121002/01/19897Appalachian State
56 Carter, Jermaine LB6-122501/14/19950Maryland
74 Clark, Chris T6-530510/01/19859Southern Miss
91 Cox, Bryan DE6-327006/25/19942Florida
58 Davis, Thomas OLB6-123503/22/198314Georgia
35 Elder, Corn CB5-1018510/09/19942Miami (FL)
17 Funchess, Devin WR6-422505/21/19944Michigan
9 Gano, Graham K6-220204/09/19879Florida State
28 Gaulden, Rashaan DB6-120001/23/19950Tennessee
54 Green-Thompson, Shaq OLB6-023004/21/19944Washington
98 Haynes, Marquis DE6-223512/16/19930Ole Miss
6 Heinicke, Taylor QB6-121003/15/19933Old Dominion
96 Horton, Wes DE6-526512/17/19896USC
26 Jackson, Donte CB5-1018011/08/19950LSU
53 Jacobs, Ben LB6-424004/17/19884Fresno State
44 Jansen, J.J. LS6-223501/20/198611Notre Dame
42 Jones, Colin SS6-020510/27/19878TCU
67 Kalil, Ryan C6-230003/29/198512USC
59 Kuechly, Luke MLB6-323804/20/19917Boston College
69 Larsen, Tyler G6-432507/08/19913Utah
93 Love, Kyle DT6-131011/18/19867Mississippi State
63 Mahon, Brendan G6-432001/17/19950Penn State
82 Manhertz, Chris TE6-625504/10/19923Canisius
55 Mayo, David OLB6-224508/08/19934Texas State
22 McCaffrey, Christian RB5-1120506/07/19962Stanford
12 Moore, DJ WR6-021004/14/19970Maryland
72 Moton, Taylor T6-532508/18/19942Western Michigan
41 Munnerlyn, Captain DB5-919504/10/198810South Carolina
71 Newhouse, Marshall G6-433009/29/19889TCU
1 Newton, Cam QB6-524505/11/19898Auburn
94 Obada, Efe DE6-626504/13/19921No College
88 Olsen, Greg TE6-525503/11/198512Miami (FL)
5 Palardy, Michael P5-1120007/06/19923Tennessee
90 Peppers, Julius DE6-729501/18/198017North Carolina
95 Poe, Dontari DT6-334608/18/19907Memphis
25 Reid, Eric SS6-121312/10/19916LSU
10 Samuel, Curtis WR5-1119508/11/19962Ohio State
99 Short, Kawann DT6-331502/02/19896Purdue
65 Silatolu, Amini T6-430509/16/19886Midwestern State
57 Smith, Andre LB6-024004/20/19970North Carolina
11 Smith, Torrey WR6-020501/26/19898Maryland
80 Thomas, Ian TE6-426006/06/19960Indiana
70 Turner, Trai G6-331506/14/19935LSU
73 Van Roten, Greg G6-330502/26/19904Pennsylvania
13 Wright, Jarius WR5-1019111/25/19897Arkansas