Projections for top Panthers players on offense at midseason point
By Dean Jones
D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR
- 66 receptions
- 1,244 receiving yards
- 6 touchdowns
D.J. Moore might have gotten off to a slow start, but things seem to be picking up gradually for the wide receiver. He has more than 600 yards receiving through the first half of the campaign and although he was somewhat overlooked in their Week 8 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Maryland product’s ability to make plays is going to be crucial down the stretch for the Carolina Panthers.
Moore took some time to develop chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater this season. But there is still a high likelihood he can better his numbers from last year in terms of touchdowns and yards gained through the air.
Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR
- 102 receptions
- 1,376 receiving yards
- 2 touchdowns
Robby Anderson enjoyed a phenomenal start to life in Carolina. The free-agent signing hit the ground running in no uncertain terms to quickly become Bridgewater’s favorite target thanks to his dependability and prowess to get open quickly.
Anderson is on course to decimate his previous career-highs in yards gained and receptions if he continues trending on an upward curve. He has been nothing short of a revelation since being freed from the moribund New York Jets and his stay in Carolina might last longer than the two-year deal the player penned this offseason.
Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers WR
- 58 receptions
- 524 receiving yards
- 182 rushing yards
- 6 combined touchdowns
Curtis Samuel‘s influence on the Panthers’ passing attack seems to be growing with every passing game. He has evolved into Bridgewater’s favorite target on third-down and he seems to be making the most out of opportunities when they present themselves.
Samuel is playing for a big-money deal next spring, but whether that comes in Carolina or elsewhere is still highly debatable. The former Ohio State standout has been a dual-threat weapon for the Panthers and he will be a key component of whatever momentum they can generate from their remaining eight contests.