4 Panthers players with work to do ahead of Week 4 at the Cowboys

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Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

Robby Anderson is a playmaker. Let’s get that out of the way before we discuss the wide receiver further.

It was a 2020 season to remember for Anderson, who thrived away from the New York Jets en route to his first 1,000-yard campaign that was enough for the Carolina Panthers to give him a two-year contract extension and alleviate any concerns about his long-term future.

Considering confidence and momentum was extremely high where Anderson is concerned, it’s been a real surprise to see such a lack of involvement through the first three weeks of the season.

While his partner in crime D.J. Moore takes center stage, the former Temple star has just 103 yards and one touchdown to his name – with 57 of those coming on a single play in Week 1 against his old team for a very satisfying score.

Not only this, but Anderson has a 45.5 percent catch success rate from 11 targets. Something that has to improve with additional responsibility on his shoulders in the absence of Christian McCaffrey.

There’s nothing to suggest Anderson isn’t capable of this. But now is the time for his previous relationship with quarterback Sam Darnold to start paying dividends as the Panthers look to cause an upset and get themselves to 4-0.