Carter notched 31 tackles (22 solo) and a half sack across 16 contests in 2019. Carter played a depth role in Carolina's linebacker corps for the majority of the season, but he was afforded the opportunity to close out the campaign with back-to-back starts while Shaq Thompson (shoulder) was sidelined. Much of the second-year player's production came Week 17 against the Saints, during which he recorded 11 tackles (eight solo). Carter stands to fill a reserve role in 2020, so he won't be on the fantasy radar in IDP formats.
Interim Coach Perry Fewell said Thursday that Carter will slot into the starting lineup if Shaq Thompson (ankle) is forced to miss any time, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Carter normally plays a depth role in Carolina's linebacker corps, but he could be in line to start in Indianapolis on Sunday with Thompson having missed back-to-back practices. The 2018 fifth-round pick could have limited fantasy value in deep IDP formats if Thompson indeed misses time.
Carter (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Carter was also absent Tuesday due to hamstring pain. It's possible his absence will extend to Thursday, in which case he'll have missed minicamp entirely and will look to get back to full health in time for training camp later this summer.