Carolina
Panthers
Stadium Bank of America Stadium
4-2-0 Overall | 1-1 NFC SOUTH 2nd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense129.5245.527.7
Defense119250.222.2
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
W25-19
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
vs
Rams
L27-30
Week 2Thu  9/12
vs
Buccaneers
L14-20
Week 3Sun  9/22
@
Cardinals
W38-20
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Texans
W16-10
Week 5Sun  10/6
vs
Jaguars
W34-27
Week 6Sun  10/13
@
Buccaneers
W37-26
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 3.1-2.9. At 4-2 they are well ahead of expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+257 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (4-2) for a 180 profit. Their over-under record is 4-2. Their 4-2 record this season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their game-by-game odds gave them a projected record of 8.3-7.7. They were very good against the money line (+257). Their ATS record was the same as their win-loss record and they turned a strong +180 profit. They went over 4 times and came in under 2 times. In their next game vs the 49ers they are only winning 33% of the simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

If we ranked teams based on how good they are on a neutral field the Panthers would be in the Top 10. But with the competitiveness in the NFC they are not in the Top 10 of Super Bowl chances. There are 3 teams who have 20/1, 4.8% odds to win the Super Bowl. Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 1.5% chance is #12 in the league. In simulations, they win the NFC 3.7% of the time and are not a good value at 10/1, 9.1%. They are projected to win 9 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 8. Their playoff chances stand at 34.6% (13.4% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #6 in the NFC.

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an elite scoring team based on points per game, despite a relatively low yards per play rank. They are an above average scoring defense, which makes sense given their TD per play allowed 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 #1 RB the rest of the season. 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 LB6-326009/06/19879Troy
7 Allen, Kyle QB6-321003/08/19961Houston
40 Armah, Alex FB6-225505/17/19943West Georgia
78 Benenoch, Caleb G6-530508/08/19944UCLA
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 LB6-525004/23/19980Florida State
92 Butler, Vernon DT6-433006/14/19944Louisiana Tech
56 Carter, Jermaine LB6-122501/14/19952Maryland
47 Cockrell, Ross DB6-019008/06/19916Duke
91 Cox, Bryan DE6-327006/25/19943Florida
65 Daley, Dennis T6-632508/07/19960South Carolina
--- Dortch, Greg WR5-717505/29/19980Wake Forest
23 Elliott, Javien CB5-1118507/18/19934Florida State
28 Gaulden, Rashaan DB6-120001/23/19952Tennessee
54 Green-Thompson, Shaq OLB6-023004/21/19945Washington
3 Grier, Will QB6-122004/03/19950West Virginia
98 Haynes, Marquis DE6-223512/16/19932Ole Miss
55 Irvin, Bruce LB6-325811/01/19878West Virginia
26 Jackson, Donte CB5-1018011/08/19952LSU
30 Jamerson, Natrell DB5-1120012/15/19952Wisconsin
44 Jansen, J.J. LS6-223501/20/198612Notre Dame
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 State
74 Little, Greg T6-531011/04/19970Ole Miss
77 Love, Kyle DT6-131011/18/19868Mississippi State
82 Manhertz, Chris TE6-625504/10/19924Canisius
22 McCaffrey, Christian RB5-1120506/07/19963Stanford
93 McCoy, Gerald DT6-430002/25/198810Oklahoma
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
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
95 Poe, Dontari DT6-334608/18/19908Memphis
25 Reid, Eric SS6-121512/10/19917LSU
10 Samuel, Curtis WR5-1119508/11/19963Ohio State
20 Scarlett, Jordan RB5-1121007/08/19950Florida
4 Slye, Joey K5-1121304/10/19960Virginia Tech
57 Smith, Andre LB6-024004/20/19972North Carolina
80 Thomas, Ian TE6-426006/06/19962Indiana
70 Turner, Trai G6-331506/14/19936LSU
73 Van Roten, Greg G6-330502/26/19905Pennsylvania
60 Williams, Daryl T6-633008/31/19925Oklahoma
76 Witzmann, Bryan G6-732006/16/19905South Dakota State
13 Wright, Jarius WR5-1019111/25/19898Arkansas
11 Zylstra, Brandon WR6-221503/25/19932Concordia (Minn.)