Jordan Scarlett does have some skills that the Panthers might eventually lean on him for. A physical specimen with the blocking skills to match, Scarlett used quickness and aggression to power through defenses in 2016 and 2018, totaling 11 rushing touchdowns and 1,665 rush yards. He didn't play in 2017 because he was accused of participating in a credit card fraud scandal (the charges were dropped). He also has a marijuana possession misdemeanor in his past that cost him a game. Even if he were an angel off the field, Scarlett lacks the speed and nuanced receiving skills to be a dangerous every-down back. He'd need volume to be effective in Fantasy, and that's not going to happen with Christian McCaffrey starting for the Panthers. Not worth taking in seasonal leagues, Scarlett only registers as a late-round choice in long-term formats and rookie-only drafts.
The Panthers selected Scarlett in the firth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 154th overall. Scarlett will almost exclusively act as a two-down back for Carolina, which should come as no surprise for those who have watched the redshirt junior "develop" as a receiver at Florida. Scarlett flashed a bit of speed at the combine, registering a 4.47 40-yard dash that seemed to back up the acceleration he displayed on tape. More of a downhill runner capable of bullying forward for extra yards, it's not hard to envision a scenario in which Scarlett takes on a role similar to what C.J. Anderson provided in his abbreviated 2018 campaign with the Panthers, though the former should prove to be far more explosive if given enough space.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||Los Angeles Rams||14||17.26|
|2||09/13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||21.25|
|6||10/13||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||21.25|
|8||10/27||@San Francisco 49ers||20||19.00|
|10||11/10||@Green Bay Packers||19||18.13|
|12||11/24||@New Orleans Saints||3||12.44|
|17||12/29||New Orleans Saints||3||12.44|