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2021 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 18 250 13.9 1 55

Top Brandon Zylstra News

  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Back with Panthers

    Zylstra re-signed with the Panthers on a one-year contract Wednesday, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Zylstra briefly hit the open market but will return to Carolina for the fourth consecutive season. The 28-year-old set career highs across the board in 2021 with 18 receptions for 250 yards and one touchdown in 13 games.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: No yards Sunday

    Zylstra didn't catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers. He also attempted an incomplete pass.

    Zylstra played just three snaps after returning from the reserve/COVID-19 list last week, but with Terrace Marshall (foot) sidelined Sunday, Zylstra reclaimed Carolina's No. 3 wideout role and featured on nearly 70 percent of the offensive plays. Despite his increased involvement, Zylstra didn't manage any yards on the day. As a result, he ends this season with 18 catches on 25 targets for 250 yards and a touchdown in 14 appearances. Even though they came within one of the league's worst passing attacks, those totals mark career bests for the 28-year-old. As an unrestricted free agent this offseason, it'll be interesting to see how much interest Zylstra garners as a depth wideout and special teamer.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Tiny offensive role

    Zylstra played just three offensive snaps and was not targeted in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Saints.

    Zylstra returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday, but his time out prevented him from seeing the field much offensively. In contrast, rookie wideout Terrace Marshall played 44 snaps, catching two passes for 16 yards. Although Carolina's underwhelming offense restricts the upside of its third receiver, it'll be interesting to see whether Marshall or Zylstra gets more run Week 18 versus the Buccaneers.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Comes off COVID-19 list

    Carolina activated Zylstra (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Zylstra looks like he'll be available to play Sunday in New Orleans after he was deactivated ahead of last week's eventual loss to Tampa Bay upon testing positive for the virus hours before kickoff. Assuming Zylstra is good to go from a conditioning standpoint, he could step back in as the Panthers' No. 3 receiver, a role he held prior to going on the COVID-19 list. The job wasn't especially fruitful for fantasy purposes, with Zylstra recording no more than four receptions in any of his past three appearances despite playing more than half of the Panthers' snaps on offense each time out.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Tests positive for virus

    Zylstra's placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday was the result of a positive test of the virus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    The 28-year-old receiver was added to the list less than two hours prior to the Panthers' 32-6 loss to the Buccaneers. Assuming he's vaccinated, Zylstra will have a chance to be available for the Panthers' Week 17 game against the Saints if he can clear the necessary COVID-19 return-to-play protocols, but the wideout will almost certainly miss practice time leading up to the contest. Terrace Marshall served as Carolina's No. 3 receiver Week 16 while Zylstra was out, finishing with one catch for six yards across his 39 offensive snaps.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Added to COVID list

    The Panthers placed Zylstra on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

    Until Zylstra clears the NFL's COVID-19-related protocols, Terrace Marshall is a candidate for increased snaps. To add depth at the wideout position in advance of the Week 16 contest, Carolina elevated wide receiver C.J. Saunders from the practice squad.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Makes two grabs

    Zylstra caught two of four targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 31-14 loss to the Bills.

    Zylstra once again served as Carolina's No. 3 receiver, playing over 70 percent of the offensive snaps. However, with kicker Zane Gonzalez (quadriceps) getting injured pre-game, Zylstra was also trusted with kickoff duties. Although he didn't net many fantasy points overall, Zylstra proved his worth to the Panthers with his flexibility Sunday.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Makes four grabs

    Zylstra caught four of five targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Falcons.

    Zylstra played over half of Carolina's offensive snaps, remaining more involved than teammate Terrace Marshall despite the rookie's return Sunday. Furthermore, while Marshall wasn't even targeted, Zylstra trailed only top wideouts DJ Moore and Robby Anderson in receptions and targets. At this stage, the veteran Zylstra has seemingly claimed the Panthers' third receiver job, helping his value even if his upside remains very modest.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: One catch Sunday

    Zylstra caught one of two targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Dolphins.

    Zylstra placed second on Carolina in receiving yards, evidence of the team's struggles through the air Sunday. Interestingly, the veteran played over half of the offensive snaps while rookie Terrace Marshall was a healthy scratch. That situation is something to monitor once the Panthers return from their Week 13 bye, as Zylstra's stock could improve slightly should he remain the preferred slot option.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Makes a catch

    Zylstra caught one of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's 27-21 loss to Washington.

    Zylstra's reception gave him a catch in back-to-back games for the first time this season. Although he's hauled in 11 of his 12 targets thus far, Zylstra's 164 yards and one score through eight appearances evidences his limited fantasy value.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Makes two grabs

    Zylstra caught both his targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 34-10 win over the Cardinals.

    Zylstra hadn't played in three weeks due to a hamstring injury, but he took advantage of both his pass-catching opportunities Sunday. As a depth wideout in an underwhelming passing game, however, Zylstra holds little weekly fantasy value.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Back on active roster

    Zylstra (hamstring) was removed from IR and placed onto the Panthers' active roster Saturday, Will Bryan of the team's official site reports.

    Zylstra ended up spending the minimum three weeks on IR after hurting his hamstring in Week 6. While his contributions on offense have been modest -- eight catches for 139 yards -- Zylstra is a key special teams player for the Panthers.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Designated to return from IR

    Zylstra (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since landing on the Panthers' injured reserve.

    Zylstra landed on the Panthers' injured reserve midway through October and finally seems healthy enough to return to practice. The Panthers have three weeks to activate their receiver to the active roster before he's stuck on injured reserve for the remainder of the year. Expect Zylstra's return to have a minimal impact on the Panthers' offense.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Lands on injured reserve

    Zylstra was placed on injured reserve Tuesday due to a hamstring injury.

    While Zylstra hasn't been a huge part of the offense this season, he does have a trio of multi-catch contests under his belt. The Panthers will be down some wide receiver depth as a result, but the team used the roster spot to sign punter Ryan Winslow to the active roster.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Makes three grabs

    Zylstra caught all three of his targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 34-28 overtime loss against the Vikings.

    Zylstra shook off a hamstring injury suffered during the game and trailed only DJ Moore for Carolina's team lead in receptions, and he's now hauled in all eight passes thrown his way this season. Although he usually holds minimal fantasy upside, Zylstra could see more playing time if rookie Terrace Marshall is unable to clear concussion protocol ahead of the Week 7 matchup with the Giants.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Returns to action

    Zylstra (hamstring) has returned to Sunday's game against the Vikings, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.

    Zylstra left the game in the first half, but the injury wasn't as serious as originally expected and he's managed to return to action.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Spicer, MN
Age: 29
School: Concordia (Minn.)
Experience: 5