Our Carolina Panthers 2022 Fantasy Preview gives you the run down on the teams outlook going into the season. The Panthers coaching staff was shuffled a bit, with the team bringing in former New York Giants HC Ben McAdoo. Previously he was happy to throw the ball, which should mean plenty of opportunities for the players in the offense.
Notable Offseason Moves
- Baker Mayfield (QB)
- D’Onta Foreman (RB)
- Andre Roberts (WR)
- Rashard Higgins (WR)
- Cam Newton (QB)
- Ameer Abdullah (RB)
- Alex Erickson (WR)
Notable Players- Sam Darnold & Matt Corral
Things haven’t exactly worked out for Darnold in the NFL. After resetting his career in moving away from New York, he started his career effectively in Carolina- then the wheels very much fell off. Alot of that early success comes from the early rushing TDs that he scored, scoring five in just four games. As a result of the struggles, the team are clearly looking at getting a replacement.
Matt Corral could be the guy, and could be as soon as Week 1. Having a mix of QBs means that neither are really worthwhile for fantasy.
Infact, the QB for the season might not even be on the roster! The Panthers have made no secret of the fact that they are in the market for a QB. I’m not interested in the Panthers QB position until there is more clarity around the position.
**UPDATE** Baker Mayfield Addition
In acquiring Mayfield, the team have upgraded their QB situation. Even at his worst, he has performed more consistently than anyone the team had rostered previously. Mayfield coming in doesn’t really move the needle for me on the main pieces of the offense, but it does give slightly more value to the secondary and fringe pieces.
Strength of Schedule
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2022 Carolina Panthers Fantasy Preview