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AllenDiggs2024 Est. 2023
FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1
Bryce Young

QB CAR

College: Alabama | Rookie
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 204 lbs
Birth Date: 2001-07-25
2024 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 201.15
Avg Pts: 11.83
Rank: 23 QB

Free Agent

2024 RTSports Outlook

Young had his struggles in his rookie season. He completed just 59.8 percent of his passes and had just 11 touchdown passes to 10 interceptions. He had the worst bad throw percentage in football (21.5 percent), making some really bad throws throughout his season. He also had the sixth-worst on-target percentage (73.3 percent). Young is going to need to improve his accuracy if he hopes to become a top NFL quarterback. But in fairness to Young, he had little help at the receiver position. Some upgrades in that position should help Young in year two. Young has all the tools to be a top NFL quarterback. He is normally a pretty accurate quarterback with a solid arm. He moves around the pocket well and can make plays on the run. His lack of size is a concern. He might have some durability issues despite missing just a game last season.  

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Young was a bust last year. He should be better this season, but that isn't saying much. He needs a lot more talent around him. But even with that said, he had his struggles as well. Consider him a low-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback. He could get around 3,300-passing yards, 300-rushing yards and 20 total touchdowns. 

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Is Bryce Young the Panthers' franchise quarterback or will the team begin searching elsewhere sooner than anticipated? That's the biggest question heading into 2024. New Carolina head coach Dave Canales has proven to be a quarterback whisperer in his career, reviving the careers of both Geno Smith and Baker Mayfield. As part of their plan to get Young on track, the team brought Diontae Johnson over from Pittsburgh and drafted Xavier Legette in the first round. That should help boost Young's passing numbers in year two. The former first-overall pick has one 300-yard passing game and two games with over 20 fantasy points. Mayfield also struggled to put up passing numbers earlier in his career but had five 300-yard games last season (including the postseason) en route to his first 4,000-yard season. Expecting Young to replicate those numbers is a big ask but things are seemingly moving in the right direction. Canales encouraging Young to rush will benefit his team and also please fantasy managers. He averaged just 2.4 carries per game, 42nd among quarterbacks. But his 253 yards ranked 11th, a strong 6.5 yards per attempt. Fantasy managers should take a wait-and-see approach with Young, who likely won't be drafted in single-quarterback, standard-sized leagues.

Is Bryce Young the Panthers' franchise quarterback or will the team begin searching elsewhere sooner than anticipated? That's the biggest question heading into 2024. New Carolina head coach Dave Canales has proven to be a quarterback whisperer in his career, reviving the careers of both Geno Smith and Baker Mayfield. As part of their plan to get Young on track, the team brought Diontae Johnson over from Pittsburgh and drafted Xavier Legette in the first round. That should help boost Young's passing numbers in year two. The former first-overall pick has one 300-yard passing game and two games with over 20 fantasy points. Mayfield also struggled to put up passing numbers earlier in his career but had five 300-yard games last season (including the postseason) en route to his first 4,000-yard season. Expecting Young to replicate those numbers is a big ask but things are seemingly moving in the right direction. Canales encouraging Young to rush will benefit his team and also please fantasy managers. He averaged just 2.4 carries per game, 42nd among quarterbacks. But his 253 yards ranked 11th, a strong 6.5 yards per attempt. Fantasy managers should take a wait-and-see approach with Young, who likely won't be drafted in single-quarterback, standard-sized leagues.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 111.00Bryce Young 17 rushing yds (1.70 pts)
Bryce Young 146 passing yds (7.30 pts)
Bryce Young 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Bryce Young 4 yd TD pass to Hayden Hurst
Bryce Young 2 interceptions thrown (-2.00 pts)
Week 216.05Bryce Young 34 rushing yds (3.40 pts)
Bryce Young 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Bryce Young 153 passing yds (7.65 pts)
Bryce Young 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Bryce Young 3 yd TD pass to Adam Thielen
Bryce Young 1 passing 2XP (2.00 pts)
Week 30.00
Week 410.20Bryce Young 10 rushing yds (1.00 pts)
Bryce Young 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Bryce Young 204 passing yds (10.20 pts)
Week 522.75Bryce Young 4 rushing yds (0.40 pts)
Bryce Young 247 passing yds (12.35 pts)
Bryce Young 3 passing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Bryce Young 1 yd TD pass to Tommy Tremble
. . . Bryce Young 18 yd TD pass to DJ Chark Jr.
. . . Bryce Young 1 yd TD pass to Adam Thielen
Bryce Young 2 interceptions thrown (-2.00 pts)
Week 614.85Bryce Young 217 passing yds (10.85 pts)
Bryce Young 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Bryce Young 8 yd TD pass to Adam Thielen
Week 7
Week 816.85Bryce Young 11 rushing yds (1.10 pts)
Bryce Young 235 passing yds (11.75 pts)
Bryce Young 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Bryce Young 1 yd TD pass to Tommy Tremble
Week 913.75Bryce Young 41 rushing yds (4.10 pts)
Bryce Young 173 passing yds (8.65 pts)
Bryce Young 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Bryce Young 5 yd TD pass to DJ Chark Jr.
Bryce Young 3 interceptions thrown (-3.00 pts)
Week 1011.05Bryce Young 18 rushing yds (1.80 pts)
Bryce Young 185 passing yds (9.25 pts)
Week 118.45Bryce Young 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Bryce Young 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Bryce Young 123 passing yds (6.15 pts)
Bryce Young 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Bryce Young 4 yd TD pass to Tommy Tremble
Bryce Young 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 1211.00Bryce Young 23 rushing yds (2.30 pts)
Bryce Young 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Bryce Young 194 passing yds (9.70 pts)
Week 139.90Bryce Young 178 passing yds (8.90 pts)
Bryce Young 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Bryce Young 1 rushing 2XP (2.00 pts)
Week 149.85Bryce Young 40 rushing yds (4.00 pts)
Bryce Young 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Bryce Young 137 passing yds (6.85 pts)
Week 159.25Bryce Young 9 rushing yds (0.90 pts)
Bryce Young 167 passing yds (8.35 pts)
Playoff Week 125.30Bryce Young 17 rushing yds (1.70 pts)
Bryce Young 312 passing yds (15.60 pts)
Bryce Young 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)
. . . Bryce Young 11 yd TD pass to DJ Chark Jr.
. . . Bryce Young 10 yd TD pass to DJ Chark Jr.
Playoff Week 24.80Bryce Young 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
Bryce Young 112 passing yds (5.60 pts)
Bryce Young 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Player Notes
Jun 21 2:10pm ET

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Adam Thielen said on The Rich Eisen Show that it's been an awesome offseason for the team, and second-year quarterback Bryce Young just looks "more comfortable." Thielen went on to explain that Young is just more immersed in the offense heading into his second season in the NFL and that the two have gained valuable chemistry on and off the field. It was a whirlwind for Young leading up to his first NFL campaign, which couldn't have gone much worse. The 22-year-old former Alabama product is already on his second head coach in two seasons, but there's nowhere for him to go but up in 2024. The Panthers added receiver Diontae Johnson to give Young some help in the passing game. Not many fantasy football managers are going to want anything to do with Young after what they saw in 2023, but he's not a bad low-end QB2 target in superflex leagues with upside.

From RotoBaller

May 20 9:30pm ET

Carolina Panthers second-year quarterback Bryce Young, who looked lost in his rookie campaign in 2023, has impressed head coach Dave Canales at offseason workouts. Canales loves the way Young has picked up an offense that has helped Baker Mayfield, Russell Wilson and Geno Smith to career-best seasons. "He's doing fantastic with it," Canales said Monday after the first full day of voluntary workouts. "So, for us the formations are pretty vanilla so we can just teach the concept we want out of each route, the depth, the footwork we want." Young said having just Canales' voice in his ear has been "super important" after a rough rookie season in which he ranked 29th out of 30 QBs in total QBR (33.4). It will be hard for Young to be much worse in his sophomore season in 2024, and the Panthers also added some playmakers around him via the draft and trade market, but he'll still merely be a low-end QB2 with upside in fantasy leagues.

From RotoBaller

Apr 27 4:13pm ET

Dynasty | WR Legette, TE Sanders added to Young's arsenal Dynasty Analysis: After adding WR Xavier Legette in the first round, the Panthers selected TE Ja'Tavion Sanders in the fourth round, giving QB Bryce Young yet another athletic receiving option. Young looks to bounce back from a rough rookie season, and new head coach Dave Canales is surrounding him with talent to expedite the turnaround. Even with Diontae Johnson and Adam Thielen joining the rookies, the pass catching group still doesn't look like a finished product. But the upgrades from the likes of Jonathan Mingo, Laviska Shenault, and Tommy Tremble give Young a much more positive outlook as he tries to improve on his QB17 DLF dynasty ranking.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Apr 26 12:10am ET

The Carolina Panthers traded up with the Buffalo Bills at No. 32 overall to select South Carolina wide receiver Xavier Legette to close out the first round of the 2024 NFL draft on Thursday night. The Bills curiously traded down twice from their initial pick of No. 28 to land at No. 33 (first pick of Round 2) despite desperately needing receiver help, and three wideouts came off the board to close out the first round. Legette, 23, is a much-needed offensive weapon for second-year QB Bryce Young and will join Diontae Johnson, Jonathan Mingo and veteran Adam Thielen in their WR room in 2024. Legette isn't the greatest of route-runners and is susceptible to press coverage at the line, but he has excellent ball skills and could be a solid deep and red-zone threat for Young. The landing spot isn't great for Legette's potential for fantasy value in Year 1.

From RotoBaller

Apr 19 2:30pm ET

The Carolina Panthers want to make the 2024 draft about a larger point, rather than anything as granular as finding weapons for quarterback Bryce Young after he struggled mightily in his rookie season in 2023. "I think it's not about surrounding Bryce with great players; it's about building a great team, and then Bryce can just do his part of it," new head coach Dave Canales said. Even if the Panthers aren't specifically just looking to add weapons for Young, they'll surely need to bolster what was a terrible offensive line and running game. Carolina already traded for receiver Diontae Johnson this offseason and spent some money to upgrade the O-line. "It's not about getting playmakers for Bryce, it's about getting playmakers for our team," general manager Dan Morgan said.

From RotoBaller

Mar 18 4:40pm ET

Veteran free-agent center Bradley Bozeman is signing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. The former National Champion at Alabama was a sixth-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 and has 96 games (77 starts) of NFL experience under his belt with Baltimore and the Carolina Panthers. All-Pro center Corey Linsley was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list with a non-emergent heart-related issue last September and is likely to retire, meaning Bozeman has a path to the starting job in 2024. However, he struggled mightily to protect Bryce Young last season in Carolina, so L.A. might look to find a different starter at center in next month's NFL Draft.

From RotoBaller

Mar 12 12:50am ET

Free-agent offensive guard Damien Lewis plans to sign with the Carolina Panthers in free agency this week for four years and $53 million, according to sources. The deal includes $26.2 million guaranteed. The Panthers made a serious effort to improve their offensive line in front of young quarterback Bryce Young on Monday by adding both Lewis and guard Robert Hunt, who signed a whopping five-year, $100 million contract. Lewis, who turns 27 on March 21, ranked 41st among all guards in the NFL in pass-block win rate in 2023 with the Seattle Seahawks while starting all but one game. Lewis is 32nd in the league in the same statistic among all guards over his four NFL seasons after he was taken in the third round by Seattle in 2020 out of LSU. He started at left guard the last three seasons for Seattle and has started 61 of a possible 67 regular-season games in his career, so he'll provide needed stability on the O-line for Carolina.

From RotoBaller

Mar 11 9:40pm ET

The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with free-agent offensive guard Robert Hunt on a five-year, $100 million deal on Monday, according to a source. The deal includes $63 million guaranteed. It's a huge free-agent contract for Hunt, who was taken by the Miami Dolphins in the second round in 2020 out of LSU. The 27-year-old offensive lineman started 55 of the 61 games that he played in in his four seasons in South Beach, although he missed six games in 2023 due to a hamstring injury. In addition to being reliable, Hunt had at least one snap at every position on the Dolphins' offensive line except left guard during his four years with the team. He has primarily played right tackle and right guard and will head to Carolina to provide quarterback Bryce Young with more interior protection after the top pick in the 2023 draft was sacked 62 times, second-most in the NFL.

From RotoBaller

Mar 10 2:30pm ET

The Carolina Panthers are releasing veteran center Bradley Bozeman ahead of free agency. The former two-time National Champion at Alabama spent four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens before signing a deal to join the Panthers in 2022. He has struggled in pass protection, and the Panthers are looking to improve its offensive line after rookie Bryce Young was sacked 62 times (second-most). The Panthers save $4.36 million by making this move.

From RotoBaller

Feb 17 1:30pm ET

The Carolina Panthers went 2-15 last year and fired both their head coach and general manager. They have all kinds of needs this offseason, but The Athletic's Joe Person thinks that their biggest priority should be getting young quarterback Bryce Young some help in the passing game. DJ Chark Jr. ranked in the bottom 10 in the league in average separation and catch percentage, while Jonathan Mingo had the fifth-worst catch percentage (50.6) in his rookie campaign. Adam Thielen had a 1,000-yard season, but the 33-year-old can no longer stretch defenses at his age. It all caused Young to stand in the pocket waiting for someone to get open before eventually getting enveloped by the pass rush. Young has plenty to work on himself, but helping him take the next step in Year 2 will start with surrounding him with better playmakers.

From RotoBaller

Jan 17 12:50pm ET

Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Thomas Brown is meeting with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday to interview for their vacant offensive-coordinator job, according to league sources. Brown is also scheduled to interview this week for the Tennessee Titans head-coaching opening. The Bears are looking to replace Luke Getsy, who ran their offense the last two seasons. Brown went back and forth as Carolina's play-caller in his first year with the team, and they finished 2-15 as rookie quarterback Bryce Young struggled mightily. The 37-year-old Brown has had his career fast-tracked after serving as the running backs and tight ends coach under head coach Sean McVay with the Los Angeles Rams. He interviewed for the Houston Texans' head-coaching job last offseason before the job was given to DeMeco Ryans.

From RotoBaller

Jan 7 11:13pm ET

Dynasty | Panthers quarterback Bryce Young completed 11-of-18 passes for just 94 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Panthers loss against Tampa Bay. Dynasty Analysis: Young ends the season leading the Panthers to exactly zero points the pats two games and finishes his rookie season with just 2,877 passing yards, with 11 touchdowns and ten interceptions, despite starting every game. While it's way too early to call Young a bust, his rookie year wasn't far from a disaster. With just one 300-yard game and a record of 1-16 on his resume, Young will need to show a lot more next season to cement his place as the long-term answer for Carolina. The fact they gave up the farm for him certainly works in his favor but he's going to be a QB2/3 option in dynasty start-up drafts this off-season as a player who simply didn't show much this year.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jan 7 5:00pm ET

Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young completed 11 of his 18 passes for 94 yards and added two carries for 24 yards and a lost fumble in a 9-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 18. Young capped off a disappointing rookie season by failing to throw for a touchdown for the sixth time in the past eight games. The signal-caller finishes the year with 2,877 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in 16 games. He will hope to bounce back in his sophomore season next year, although he is looking like a low-end QB2/high-end Qb3 for fantasy purposes heading into the offseason.

From RotoBaller

Jan 6 2:50pm ET

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper already fired head coach Frank Reich midway through the season and some of his assistant coaches, and many people now expect general manager Scott Fitterer to be next on the chopping block, according to league sources. Should he fire Fitterer, Tepper would then have a clean slate to offer a prospective head coach and new GM, although current assistant GM Dan Morgan has support within the organization. This team clearly has issues after trading its 2024 first-round pick to the Chicago Bears last year to draft quarterback Bryce Young first overall. Young has endured a difficult rookie season, and the Panthers are missing other offensive playmakers and have a shaky offensive line that needs rebuilding.

From RotoBaller

Jan 6 7:40am ET

Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young (back) is listed without an injury designation after injuring his back during a Week 17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Young practiced fully throughout the week and should be fine to start in the regular-season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers have been a favorable matchup for quarterbacks this season as they are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to the position. That being said, Young has underwhelmed in his rookie season and is hard to trust as anything more than a high-end QB3 in Week 18.

From RotoBaller

Jan 3 2:50pm ET

Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young (back) was banged up in the Week 17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and entered the medical tent for a brief check-up. However, he did not miss a snap and was a full participant in the first practice leading up to Week 18. The Panthers will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are looking to clinch the NFC South on Sunday. It's good news that Young's back is fine, and he doesn't appear at risk of missing Week 18, but he should not be on the fantasy or DFS radar in the last week of the regular season. Young has failed to produce double-digit fantasy points in seven of his last eight starts. With Jonathan Mingo (foot) on Injured Reserve, he's not likely to end that trend in this spot.

From RotoBaller

Dec 31 9:30pm ET

Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young completed 19 of his 32 passes for 112 yards and an interception while adding a two-yard rush in a 26-0 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17. He spent a short time in the medical tent tending to a back issue following a first-quarter sack but was cleared to return and ultimately didn't miss any time. Young struggled to capitalize on what was a favorable matchup against a leaky Jacksonville pass defense as he failed to throw a touchdown for the fifth time in his past six contests. The signal-caller will cap a disappointing rookie season in Week 18's home matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

From RotoBaller

Dec 30 7:00am ET

Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young is coming off his best game of the season as he passed for 312 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the Green Bay Packers. Young will look to build on that promising performance in a road matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17. The Jaguars represent a plus matchup for Young as they are allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Despite the encouraging matchup, Young hasn't shown much upside this season and should be treated as a high-end QB3 in Week 17.

From RotoBaller

Dec 26 1:00pm ET

Panthers' QB Bryce Young scored 25.30 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 16 loss against the Packers. Young threw for 312 yards on 23-of-35 with two touchdowns.

NFL Week
OppPtsPass
Com
Pass
Att
Pass
Yds
Pass
TDs
300
Yds
Rush
Yds
Rush
TDs
Fum
Lost
Int
2023 Season201.1531552728771112530610
Week 1@ATL11.0020381461017002
Week 2NO16.0522331531034010
Week 3@SEA0.00000000000
Week 4MIN10.2025322040010010
Week 5@DET22.752541247304002
Week 6@MIA14.852338217100000
Week 7bye
Week 8HOU16.8522312351011000
Week 9IND13.7524391731041003
Week 10@CHI11.0521381850018000
Week 11DAL8.451629123103011
Week 12@TEN11.0018311940023010
Week 13@TB9.901531178000001
Week 14@NO9.8513361370040010
Week 15ATL9.251824167009000
Week 16GB25.3023363122017000
Week 17@JAX4.801932112002001
Week 18TB6.101118940024010