12 best performing Carolina Panthers according to PFF grades

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No. 5: Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

  • PFF grade – 76.8

Robby Anderson‘s start to life with the Carolina Panthers was nothing short of sensational. Although things have dropped off since then, his level of performance has been one of the real highlights of a campaign full of ups and downs so far.

The free-agent signing has taken his game to new heights after taking the wise move to free himself from the New York Jets. Anderson’s ability to get open quickly with polished route-running has been a standout feature of his overall impact and his tandem with D.J. Moore on the opposite side if among the NFL’s most productive wide receiver duos.

No. 4: Mike Davis – Carolina Panthers RB

  • PFF grade – 77.4

The loss of Christian McCaffrey was a big blow for the Panthers. But Mike Davis has really stepped up to the plate and provided some nice moments to give the offense a real shot in the arm.

Davis set the NFL world alight with an exceptional start to life in a starting role. Things did tail off once opposing teams improved in quality and got some film on how Carolina is using the veteran. However, his performances have been a pleasant surprise, and might just see plenty of interest coming his way on the free-agent market.

No. 3: Stantley Thomas-Oliver – Carolina Panthers CB

  • PFF grade – 79.6

Granted, this is a small sample size to go off regarding Stantley Thomas-Oliver. But he’s certainly looked the part both on the rotation and special teams whenever the rookie has been an active member of the roster.

Thomas-Oliver has been allowed the chance to develop at his own pace after being selected in the seventh round. He has plenty of likable traits from an athletic perspective and the best is definitely still to come once he fully adjusts to the position after making the transition from a wide receiver in college.