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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
2-1-0 9-3-0
2-0-0 5-7-0
1-3-0 5-7-0
1-2-0 5-7-0

2021 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 12 188 15.7 1 55

Top Brandon Zylstra News

  • 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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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Sidelined with hamstring issue

    Zylstra is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings due to a hamstring injury, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Zylstra has served as a depth receiver for the Panthers throughout the season but failed to record a reception Sunday prior to suffering the injury. Shi Smith and Alex Erickson could see an increased role if Zylstra remains sidelined.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Career-long grab

    Zylstra caught both his targets for 63 yards in Sunday's 36-28 loss to the Cowboys.

    Zylstra's output was supported by a career-long catch of 55 yards. Only DJ Moore outgained him through the air among Carolina receivers, but while Zylstra has been sprinkled in occasionally so far, his low overall involvement restricts his weekly value.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Scores rare touchdown

    Zylstra caught all three of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-7 win over the Saints.

    Zylstra made the most of his 14 offensive snaps, hauling in the first receiving touchdown of his four-year career with a 20-yarder in the first quarter. As Carolina's fourth wideout, Zylstra can't be expected to match Sunday's production often, but his Week 2 impact should keep him in the mix for Sam Darnold.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Re-ups with Panthers

    Carolina re-signed Zylstra to a one-year deal Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Zylstra has been a key contributor on special teams over three seasons with the Panthers, earning him a spot with the team in 2021 as well. With just three catches for 35 yards across 16 games in 2020, he remains off the fantasy radar.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Completes full season

    Zylstra finished the 2020 season with three catches on four targets for 35 yards and one carry for one yard in 16 games played.

    Zylstra played sparingly on offense, but he actually scored his first career touchdown with a fumble recovery on special teams in Week 16's win over Washington. As a restricted free agent this offseason, it'll be interesting to see whether the Panthers bring Zylstra back to fill a similar role next season.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Scores on special teams

    Zylstra was not targeted but did recover a muffed punt for a touchdown in Sunday's 20-13 win over Washington.

    Zylstra flew down the field and fell on a dropped punt that trickled into the end zone, opening the scoring for the Panthers. The veteran has caught just three passes this season, but Sunday's recovery at least gave him his first career touchdown.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Good to go Sunday

    Zylstra (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

    Zylstra entered the weekend questionable despite logging back-to-back full practices to close out the week. The 27-year-old has played sparingly on offense this season, totaling 70 snaps and two receptions for 32 yards.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Makes long catch

    Zylstra caught his only target for 28 yards in Sunday's 33-31 loss to the Chiefs.

    Zylstra connected with punter Joseph Charlton on a successful fake punt to begin the second quarter, but considering it marked just the second reception of the season for Zylstra, the depth wideout's fantasy value remains almost non-existent.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Closes out 2019 with impressive day

    Zylstra hauled in six of eight targets for 96 receiving yards during Sunday's 42-10 loss to the Saints.

    The 26-year-old wideout from Concordia-Moorhead (MN) took advantage of increased playing time Week 17, logging a game high in receiving yards as Carolina's No. 1 WR D.J. Moore sat out with a concussion. Zylstra fielded a season-high 24 percent of Carolina's offensive snaps Week 16 when Moore went down with injury in the first quarter of a blowout loss to Indianapolis, but in the season finale against New Orleans, he was even more involved, finishing behind only Christian McCaffrey in targets among Panthers players. With one year remaining on his current deal, Zylstra will strive to carry his newfound momentum into 2020 in pursuit of a more integral role within Carolina's offensive attack.

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  • Panthers' Brandon Zylstra: Opportunity knocks

    Offensive coordinator Scott Turner said Thursday that Zylstra is one of the receivers expected to fill in for D.J. Moore (concussion) in Week 17, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    In the likely event that Moore is forced to sit out Sunday's regular-season finale against the Saints, Zylstra and Chris Hogan will likely be the primary beneficiaries of increased roles on offense. The second-year pro caught his only target for three yards during Week 16's loss to the Colts.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Spicer, MN
Age: 28
School: Concordia (Minn.)
Experience: 4