Projections for Carolina Panthers’ wide receiver group in 2020

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) D.J Moore
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) D.J Moore /
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Curtis Samuel

  • 72 receptions, 864 yards, eight touchdowns

This is a crucial season for Curtis Samuel. The wide receiver is coming off a career year after finally overcoming injury problems that blighted his first two seasons in the league. And he is another multi-purpose weapon that is going to see plenty of the ball in 2020.

Samuel has a rare blend of elusiveness and elite speed that makes him a candidate to take it to the house on any given down. There will be plenty of space for the former Ohio State standout to work in next season. And it would be something of a surprise if he did not get close to the 1,000-yard milestone.

How Joe Brady uses Samuel will ultimately determine this. The offensive coordinator has highlighted his ability to line up as a running back. But whether this is an option that will be used more prominently remains to be seen.

Robby Anderson

  • 67 receptions, 1,005 yards, seven touchdowns

Robby Anderson’s presence on the Carolina Panthers is more than notable. He has played well during his career despite a lack of consistency at quarterback. So there could be a huge step up in production with Teddy Bridgewater under center.

The former New York Jet has never reached the 1,000-yard mark during his career. But this is something that might change in 2020 if he reaches his ceiling. The player is widely regarded as one of the NFL’s best deep threats. And lining up opposite another dynamic weapon in D.J. Moore is also an experience he has not benefited from before at the next level.

Everything is in place for Anderson to have a monster year. He has been lighting up training camp, which has only heightened expectations.