Carolina
Panthers
Stadium Bank of America Stadium
5-8-0 Overall | 1-4 NFC SOUTH 3rd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense118.9255.523.1
Defense139.2255.827.7
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

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 50/1, 2% (#20). Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 0.5% chance is #20 in the league. In simulations, they win the NFC 1.4% of the time and are not a good value at 25/1, 3.8%. The Panthers are averaging 7.3 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 8 wins. At +220 the Panthers are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 18% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 15/4, 21.1%. They win the division in 6.5% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #12 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 7-9 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their game-by-game odds projected record was 7.9-8.1. 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 36% 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 LB6-326009/06/19879Troy
7 Allen, Kyle QB6-321003/08/19961Houston
40 Armah, Alex FB6-225505/17/19943West Georgia
39 Bonnafon, Reggie RB6-021501/04/19961Louisville
33 Boston, Tre FS6-120506/25/19926North 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
65 Daley, Dennis T6-632508/07/19960South Carolina
27 Davis, Mike RB5-922002/19/19935South Carolina
29 Elder, Corn CB5-1018510/09/19943Miami (FL)
23 Elliott, Javien CB5-1118507/18/19934Florida State
54 Green-Thompson, Shaq OLB6-023004/21/19945Washington
3 Grier, Will QB6-122004/03/19950West Virginia
78 Hamilton, Woodrow DT6-331512/20/19922Ole Miss
98 Haynes, Marquis DE6-223512/16/19932Ole Miss
55 Irvin, Bruce LB6-325811/01/19878West Virginia
26 Jackson, Donte CB5-1018011/08/19952LSU
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
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
92 McGee, Stacy DT6-334101/17/19907Oklahoma
64 McGhin, Garrett T6-630210/13/19940East Carolina
50 Miller, Christian LB6-324506/19/19960Alabama
12 Moore, D.J. WR6-021004/14/19972Maryland
72 Moton, Taylor T6-532503/18/19943Western Michigan
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
64 Reed, Chris G6-432007/22/19924Minnesota State
25 Reid, Eric SS6-121512/10/19917LSU
10 Samuel, Curtis WR5-1119508/11/19963Ohio State
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
18 White, DeAndrew WR6-019510/16/19912Alabama
60 Williams, Daryl T6-633008/31/19925Oklahoma
--- Wilson, Ramik ILB6-223708/19/19925Georgia
13 Wright, Jarius WR5-1019111/25/19898Arkansas
11 Zylstra, Brandon WR6-221503/25/19932Concordia (Minn.)