Carolina
Panthers
Stadium Bank of America Stadium
5-11-0 Overall | 1-5 NFC SOUTH 4th
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense113.7258.421.3
Defense143.5249.829.4
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
40 Armah, Alex FB6-225505/17/19944West Georgia
37 Blanding, Quin DB6-221005/01/19961Virginia
39 Bonnafon, Reggie RB6-021501/04/19962Louisville
33 Boston, Tre DB6-120506/25/19927North Carolina
--- Bridgewater, Teddy QB6-221511/10/19927Louisville
53 Burns, Brian DE6-525004/23/19982Florida State
--- Burris, Juston CB6-021208/04/19935NC State
56 Carter, Jermaine LB6-122501/14/19953Maryland
--- Cooper, Pharoh WR5-1120803/07/19955South Carolina
65 Daley, Dennis T6-632508/07/19962South Carolina
27 Davis, Mike RB5-922002/19/19936South Carolina
--- DeValve, Seth TE6-324501/29/19935Princeton
29 Elder, Corn CB5-1018510/09/19944Miami (FL)
--- Fry, Elliott K6-017012/12/19941South Carolina
9 Gano, Graham K6-220204/09/198711Florida State
36 Green, T.J. DB6-321503/15/19953Clemson
54 Green-Thompson, Shaq OLB6-023004/21/19946Washington
3 Grier, Will QB6-122004/03/19952West Virginia
78 Hamilton, Woodrow DT6-331512/20/19922Ole Miss
--- Hatfield, Dominique CB5-101610Utah
98 Haynes, Marquis DE6-223512/16/19933Ole Miss
46 Hemingway, Temarrick TE6-524507/30/19933South Carolina State
--- Hyman, Ishmael WR6-019608/23/19951James Madison
26 Jackson, Donte CB5-1018011/08/19953LSU
30 Jamerson, Natrell DB5-1120012/15/19953Wisconsin
44 Jansen, J.J. LS6-223501/20/198613Notre Dame
--- Jeanpiere, Damion WR6-118512/08/19961Nicholls State
63 Kaskey, Matt OL6-732503/17/19971Dartmouth
--- Kerr, Zach DE6-233408/29/19907Delaware
43 Kunaszyk, Jordan ILB6-323510/15/19962California
69 Larsen, Tyler G6-432507/08/19915Utah State
74 Little, Greg OL6-531011/04/19972Ole Miss
82 Manhertz, Chris TE6-625504/10/19925Canisius
--- Marz, Tyler T6-731609/09/19923Wisconsin
22 McCaffrey, Christian RB5-1120506/07/19964Stanford
50 Miller, Christian LB6-324506/19/19962Alabama
--- Miller, John G6-331508/12/19936Louisville
--- Monteiro, Aaron T6-732003/25/19971Boston College
12 Moore, D.J. WR6-021004/14/19973Maryland
72 Moton, Taylor T6-532503/18/19944Western Michigan
--- Murphy, Marcus RB5-919510/03/19913Missouri
94 Obada, Efe DE6-626504/13/19923No College
--- Okung, Russell T6-531010/07/198811Oklahoma State
5 Palardy, Michael P5-1120007/06/19925Tennessee
61 Paradis, Matt C6-330010/12/19896Boise State
64 Reed, Chris G6-432007/22/19925Minnesota State
--- Roberts, Seth WR6-219502/22/19916West Alabama
10 Samuel, Curtis WR5-1119508/11/19964Ohio State
20 Scarlett, Jordan RB5-1121007/08/19952Florida
99 Short, Kawann DT6-331502/02/19898Purdue
4 Slye, Joey K5-1121304/10/19962Virginia Tech
57 Smith, Andre LB6-024004/20/19973North Carolina
46 Teuhema, Sione LB6-425009/28/19951Southeastern Louisiana
80 Thomas, Ian TE6-426006/06/19963Indiana
--- Walker, Phillip QB5-1121202/26/19951Temple
--- Weatherly, Stephen DE6-526503/19/19945Vanderbilt
18 White, DeAndrew WR6-019510/16/19913Alabama
--- Whitehead, Tahir OLB6-124104/02/19909Temple
11 Zylstra, Brandon WR6-221503/25/19933Concordia (Minn.)