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

Dec 21, 12:12 PM Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) is active for the team's Week 16 game.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Carolina Panthers have declared LB A.J. Klein, OG Amini Silatolu, CB Carrington Byndom, OT David Foucault, RB DeAngelo Williams, DL Kyle Love, SS Robert Lester inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Carolina Panthers have declared LB A.J. Klein, OG Amini Silatolu, CB Carrington Byndom, OT David Foucault, RB DeAngelo Williams, DL Kyle Love, SS Robert Lester inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Carolina Panthers have declared LB A.J. Klein, OG Amini Silatolu, CB Carrington Byndom, OT David Foucault, RB DeAngelo Williams, DL Kyle Love, SS Robert Lester inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Carolina Panthers have declared LB A.J. Klein, OG Amini Silatolu, CB Carrington Byndom, OT David Foucault, RB DeAngelo Williams, DL Kyle Love, SS Robert Lester inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Carolina Panthers have declared LB A.J. Klein, OG Amini Silatolu, CB Carrington Byndom, OT David Foucault, RB DeAngelo Williams, DL Kyle Love, SS Robert Lester inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:22 AM Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin won't face Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (shoulder) Sunday, Dec. 21, who is out with a shoulder injury.
Dec 20, 02:52 PM Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) will officially start Sunday, Dec. 21, against the Cleveland Browns.
Dec 19, 04:12 PM Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) has yet to officially be cleared to play in Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns, but head coach Ron Rivera is 'very comfortable and confident' that Newton will start. 'Right now, everything is pointing in the right direction,' Rivera said. 'The reason I haven't said anything (definitive) is because of that one big thing, waiting for doctors to tell me they feel good about it.' Newton hasn't shown any signs of pain in practice this week.

Fantasy Impact: We fully expect Newton to start the game this week, barring a setback right before the game.
Dec 19, 02:02 PM Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (knee) and S Roman Harper (thigh) both fully practiced and are probable for Week 16. CB Carrington Byndom (hamstring) did not practice and is questionable. LB A.J. Klein (ankle) and OG Amini Silatolu (knee) both were limited in practice and are questionable.
Dec 19, 02:02 PM Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (knee) and S Roman Harper (thigh) both fully practiced and are probable for Week 16. CB Carrington Byndom (hamstring) did not practice and is questionable. LB A.J. Klein (ankle) and OG Amini Silatolu (knee) both were limited in practice and are questionable.
Dec 19, 02:02 PM Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (knee) and S Roman Harper (thigh) both fully practiced and are probable for Week 16. CB Carrington Byndom (hamstring) did not practice and is questionable. LB A.J. Klein (ankle) and OG Amini Silatolu (knee) both were limited in practice and are questionable.
Dec 19, 02:02 PM Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (knee) and S Roman Harper (thigh) both fully practiced and are probable for Week 16. CB Carrington Byndom (hamstring) did not practice and is questionable. LB A.J. Klein (ankle) and OG Amini Silatolu (knee) both were limited in practice and are questionable.
Dec 19, 01:02 PM Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) is questionable for Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns, but he will not play in the game, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Williams could be an emergency back this week.
Dec 19, 12:52 PM Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns.
Dec 18, 04:02 PM Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) will be fitted cast that he can play with on his injured hand. Williams still has not caught a pass with the injured hand and pass protection could be a problem for him.

Fantasy Impact: Williams isn't worth using even if he is active for the game this week.

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 1:00PM     at Atlanta
-- Week 18 Bye --
19     Jan 11 1:05PM     San Francisco
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