Carolina Panthers WRs
D.J. Moore has become a model of consistency, finishing with over 1,100 yards and four touchdowns in each of the past three seasons. These numbers have resulted in finishes as WR21, WR17, and WR18. in fantasy football.
Moore has clearly proven he has value as a flex play or low-end WR2, if for nothing more than sheer volume purposes.
After signing a three-year contract extension which will keep him with the Carolina Panthers through 2025, the organization has committed to building their passing attack around Moore for the foreseeable future. For reasons related to his target share, volume, and durability, he should be another reliable addition to your fantasy football roster in 2022.
Obviously, the greatest hindrance to Moore’s fantasy value has been his lack of touchdown production. Nearly everyone would agree he has the potential to eventually finish the season as a top-10 wide receiver in fantasy football, but to get there he’s going to need his touchdown production to nearly double.
If Carolina can ever find some stability at quarterback, that could go a long way towards helping him get there.
However, as long as Carolina’s quarterback room is still clouded with uncertainty it will be difficult for Moore to reach his fantasy ceiling. You can’t go wrong with adding the former Maryland standout to your roster at the end of the fifth round or into the sixth (in a standard 10-12 team league), but I also wouldn’t put too much faith into that 8+ touchdown season happening yet either.
Not many players ticked off fantasy football owners more than Robbie Anderson last season. After securing 95 receptions and more than 1,000 yards in his first year with the Panthers in 2020, the wideout entered the 2021 season as a potential WR2 weekly.
Instead, his season was doomed by drops and poor quarterback play.
Anderson finished with just 53 receptions for 519 yards and five touchdowns. Due to his inconsistent play, he was far too risky to have in fantasy football lineups.
The Temple product won’t be selected as highly in fantasy drafts this summer. But he could still represent a decent low risk, high reward selection towards the end of your drafts.
While the Panthers aren’t expected to have one of the league’s more potent aerial attacks this year, Anderson still enters the season as the unanimous second receiver on this depth chart. For that reason alone he’s going to be getting targets and could end up having legitimate value as a FLEX play.
He’s not worth drafting yet, but you should monitor second-year LSU product Terrace Marshall Jr. throughout the preseason. After being a second-round selection in 2021, the team has high expectations for him, but he didn’t produce as a rookie.
Perhaps a breakout sophomore season is in store. If Anderson struggles again, Marshall could start receiving more targets and if that occurs, go ahead and add him to the end of your bench.