4 bold Panthers predictions for second half of the 2020 season

(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Brian Burns
(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Brian Burns /
4 of 5
Carolina Panthers
(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Robby Anderson /

Robby Anderson will lead the NFL in receiving yards

To say Robby Anderson has got off to a brilliant start with the Carolina Panthers would be the biggest of understatements. The wide receiver was given a two-year, $20 million deal with an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million guaranteed this offseason, which was money well spent by the organization.

Anderson was good coming in from the New York Jets, but he’s simply thrived with better offensive weapons around him that simply weren’t and aren’t there at MetLife Stadium. The former Temple standout hit the ground running working with his college coach Matt Rhule and this sees him among the NFL’s leaders in receiving yards through the first half of the campaign.

While there are others who could be in with a better shot at taking home the receiving yards title, given Anderson’s level of consistency so far it is hard to argue against him being a lively contender.

He is well on course for his first 1,000-yard campaign providing he stays free of injury. Anderson has amassed 51 receptions, 688 receiving yards, and one touchdown, collecting 76.1 percent of the targets thrown his way.

This represents outstanding production who was seen a just a deep threat during his time with the Jets. Anderson has demonstrated a surprising ability to get open quickly that also makes him an asset over short to intermediate routes and although it might seem unlikely, he could secure the NFL’s best totals when it comes to yards gained.