2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Carolina Panthers
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Panthers have a great defense, so that will keep them in plenty of games - even if the offense has some struggles, which is possible. It will be hard for Carolina to match last season but should contend for a playoff spot and division title. The defense can shut down the opposition and Newton can carry an offense at times, which is a good combo. Just don't be surprised if the team loses a couple more game compared to last year.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Tight end Greg Olsen has been very good since joining the Panthers but he can take his game to another level this season. He is going to be the top passing target and should get a ton of targets with the Panthers thin at the receiver position. Olsen has the trust of Cam Newton and should lead the team in targets for the season. It wouldn't surprise if he even hits the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career. He'll be a solid No. 1 fantasy tight end this season.
FANTASY DUD
We don't necessarily think Cam Newton will be awful this season but he likely won't live up to his draft spot. Newton lost a ton at receiver and didn't gain much during the offseason. He just has little to work with in the passing game and the running game is a concern with two backs that seem to be fading rather than getting better. It is going to be hard for Newton to produce big numbers in this offense. It is a shame to see him not being able to shine because of a lack of supporting talent.

Team Notes

Jan 15, 11:52 AM The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent WR Mike Brown (Jaguars) to a futures contract Thursday, Jan. 15.
Jan 14, 05:23 PM Carolina Panthers WR Stephen Hill signed a Reserve/Future contract Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Jan 13, 03:53 PM The Carolina Panthers signed OG Derek Dennis, TE Kevin Greene, WR Marcus Lucas, S Kimario McFadden, LB Horace Miller, RB Darrin Reaves, DT Micanor Regis, OT Martin Wallace and CB Lou Young to Futures contracts Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Jan 10, 11:52 PM Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin led the team with seven catches on 10 targets for 75 yards and two scores in a 31-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional-round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 10.

Fantasy Impact: Benjamin had a great showing in a tough matchup. He has a chance to be a big-time player in this league.
Jan 10, 06:52 PM The Carolina Panthers have declared LB A.J. Klein, OG Amini Silatolu, OT David Foucault, DL Frank Alexander, CB James Dockery, SS Robert Lester, DL Star Lotulelei inactive for Week 19.
Jan 10, 06:52 PM The Carolina Panthers have declared LB A.J. Klein, OG Amini Silatolu, OT David Foucault, DL Frank Alexander, CB James Dockery, SS Robert Lester, DL Star Lotulelei inactive for Week 19.
Jan 10, 06:52 PM The Carolina Panthers have declared LB A.J. Klein, OG Amini Silatolu, OT David Foucault, DL Frank Alexander, CB James Dockery, SS Robert Lester, DL Star Lotulelei inactive for Week 19.
Jan 10, 06:52 PM The Carolina Panthers have declared LB A.J. Klein, OG Amini Silatolu, OT David Foucault, DL Frank Alexander, CB James Dockery, SS Robert Lester, DL Star Lotulelei inactive for Week 19.
Jan 10, 06:52 PM The Carolina Panthers have declared LB A.J. Klein, OG Amini Silatolu, OT David Foucault, DL Frank Alexander, CB James Dockery, SS Robert Lester, DL Star Lotulelei inactive for Week 19.
Jan 09, 11:42 PM Carolina Panthers FS Thomas DeCoud (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for the divisional round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 10, against the Seattle Seahawks. However, he said he expects to be ready to play.
Jan 09, 11:42 PM Carolina Panthers WR Brenton Bersin muffed a punt in the wild-card game last weekend against the Arizona Cardinals, and is eager to prove himself in the divisional playoff game Saturday, Jan. 10, against the Seattle Seahawks. 'I'm antsy to get out there (Saturday against Seattle.) It's going to be awesome. I can't wait to start playing in a new game,' Bersin said Friday, Jan. 9.
Jan 09, 11:32 PM The Carolina Panthers are unlikely to bring up WR Stephen Hill from the practice squad for the divisional playoff game Saturday, Jan. 10, against the Seattle Seahawks, as WR Philly Brown (shoulder) is looking more likely to play.
Jan 09, 11:32 PM Carolina Panthers CB Melvin White (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for the divisional round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 10, against the Seattle Seahawks, but he said he expects to play.
Jan 09, 04:12 PM Carolina Panthers WR Philly Brown (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 9, and is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game.
Jan 09, 04:12 PM Carolina Panthers DT Star Lotulelei (foot) has been ruled out for the Divisional Round playoff game. FS Thomas DeCoud (hamstring), LB A.J. Klein (ankle) and CB Melvin White (ankle) are listed as questionable. Lotulelei did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 9. DeCoud was limited during practice, while Klein and White fully participated in practice.
Jan 09, 04:12 PM Carolina Panthers DT Star Lotulelei (foot) has been ruled out for the Divisional Round playoff game. FS Thomas DeCoud (hamstring), LB A.J. Klein (ankle) and CB Melvin White (ankle) are listed as questionable. Lotulelei did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 9. DeCoud was limited during practice, while Klein and White fully participated in practice.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Ed Dickson TE Jason Avant, WR; Jerricho Cotchery, WR; Thomas DeCoud, S. 

Losses:
Ted Ginn, WR; Steve Smith, WR; Captain Munnerlyn, CB; Brandon LaFell, WR; Mike Mitchell, S. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  28 Kelvin BenjaminWR
 # 2  28 Kony EalyDL
 # 3  28 Trai TurnerOL
 # 4  28 Tre BostonDB
 # 5  8 Bene BenwikereDB
 Undrafted Philly BrownWR
 Undrafted Darrin ReavesRB

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 4:25PM     at Tampa Bay
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     Detroit
3     Sep 21 8:30PM     Pittsburgh
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     at Baltimore
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     Chicago
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     at Cincinnati
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     at Green Bay
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     Seattle
9     Oct 30 8:25PM     New Orleans
10     Nov 10 8:30PM     at Philadelphia
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     Atlanta
-- Week 12 Bye --
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     at Minnesota
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     at New Orleans
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     Tampa Bay
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     Cleveland
17     Dec 28 4:25PM     at Atlanta
18     Jan 3 4:35PM     Arizona
19     Jan 10 8:15PM     at Seattle
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