|Offense||18th||95.5 (22nd)||228.0 (17th)|
|Defense||4th||83.3 (5th)||196.7 (7th)|
|3||Anderson, Derek||QB||6-6||235||6/15/1983||13||Oregon State|
|40||Armah, Alex||RB||6-2||255||5/17/1994||R||West Georgia|
|13||Benjamin, Kelvin||WR||6-5||245||2/5/1991||4||Florida State|
|92||Butler, Vernon||DT||6-4||330||6/14/1994||2||Louisiana Tech|
|20||Coleman, Kurt||FS||5-11||208||4/1/1988||8||Ohio State|
|36||Cox, Demetrious||DB||6-0||200||4/20/1994||R||Michigan State|
|9||Gano, Graham||K||6-2||202||4/9/1987||8||Florida State|
|23||Gunter, LaDarius||CB||6-2||201||5/13/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|96||Horton, Wes||DE||6-5||265||12/17/1989||5||Southern California|
|53||Jacobs, Ben||LB||6-4||240||4/17/1988||4||Fresno State|
|44||Jansen, J.J.||LS||6-2||235||1/20/1986||10||Notre Dame|
|8||Kaaya, Brad||QB||6-4||215||9/3/1995||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|75||Kalil, Matt||T||6-7||315||7/6/1989||6||Southern California|
|67||Kalil, Ryan||C||6-2||300||3/29/1985||11||Southern California|
|59||Kuechly, Luke||MLB||6-3||238||4/20/1991||6||Boston College|
|93||Love, Kyle||DE||6-1||310||11/18/1986||6||Mississippi State|
|55||Mayo, David||LB||6-2||245||8/8/1993||3||Texas State|
|72||Moton, Taylor||T||6-5||325||3/18/1994||R||Western Michigan|
|41||Munnerlyn, Captain||DB||5-9||195||4/10/1988||9||South Carolina|
|68||Norwell, Andrew||G||6-6||325||10/25/1991||4||Ohio State|
|90||Peppers, Julius||DE||6-7||295||1/18/1980||16||North Carolina|
|10||Samuel, Curtis||WR||5-11||195||8/11/1996||R||Ohio State|
|27||Seymour, Kevon||CB||6-0||185||11/30/1993||2||Southern California|
|65||Silatolu, Amini||G||6-4||305||9/16/1988||5||Midwestern State|
|73||Van Roten, Greg||G||6-3||305||2/26/1990||3||Pennsylvania|
|26||Worley, Daryl||CB||6-1||205||2/22/1995||2||West Virginia|
|18||Byrd, Damiere (IR)||WR||5-9||180||1/27/1993||2||South Carolina|
|35||Elder, Corn (IR)||CB||5-10||185||10/9/1994||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|71||France, Dan (IR)||T||6-6||315||4/1/1991||1||Michigan State|
|94||Hall, Daeshon (IR)||DE||6-5||265||6/14/1995||R||Texas A&M|
|91||Iddings, Drew (IR)||DT||6-5||290||3/16/1993||1||South Dakota|
|12||Johnson, Charles (IR)||WR||6-2||217||2/27/1989||4||Grand Valley State|
|32||Luke, Cole (IR)||CB||5-11||200||6/30/1995||R||Notre Dame|
|88||Olsen, Greg (IR)||TE||6-5||255||3/11/1985||11||Miami (Fla.)|
|2||Ross, Fred (IR)||WR||6-2||210||5/19/1995||R||Mississippi State|
|80||Simonson, Scott (IR)||TE||6-5||255||4/13/1992||3||Assumption|
|21||Williams, Teddy (IR)||DB||6-1||210||7/3/1988||6||Texas-San Antonio|
|61||Yankey, David (IR)||G||6-6||315||1/18/1992||3||Stanford|
|Bigger, Ezekiel||LB||6-2||235||11/6/1992||R||East Carolina|
|76||Clausell, Blaine||T||6-6||330||1/31/1992||1||Mississippi State|
|Duke, Austin||WR||5-9||170||8/3/1993||R||North Carolina-Charlotte|
|4||Gilbert, Garrett||QB||6-4||230||7/1/1991||1||Southern Methodist|
|Hodges, Bucky||TE||6-6||257||8/8/1995||R||Virginia Military Inst.|
|77||Moore, Zach||DE||6-6||275||9/5/1990||2||Concordia-St. Paul|
|71||Obada, Efe||DE||6-6||265||4/13/1992||1||No College|
|25||Parms, Damian||DB||6-2||210||10/28/1992||1||Florida Atlantic|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Funchess caught a team-long pass of 20 yards during the fourth quarter, but failed to make much of an impact with his other eight looks. Along with his two-game touchdown streak, Funchess' four-game steak of having at least 50 yards was also snapped. On the bright side, Funchess has now seen at least eight targets in Carolina's past four games, providing reassurance ahead of a potential bounce back performance in Week 7 versus the Bears.
Moore will be entering his fourth year in the NFL, but he's logged a total of just three tackles in his career, all of which came in 2014 with the Patriots. After relatively unsuccessful stints with the Cowboys and most recently, the 49ers, Moore will now head to the Panthers, where he'll have a shot to battle for a roster spot during training camp.
Jones has been with Carolina since 2012, and this deal ensures that he will stay there through the 2018 season, barring a release. The safety has become a valuable special teams player for the Panthers since arriving and provides depth in the defensive backfield. Jones has 102 tackles, one interception and one sack in 89 games played since becoming a Panther.
Johnson was waived Tuesday after undergoing surgery on his right knee, according to Max Henson of the team's official site. He'll need to either agree to an injury settlement or be one of the two players the Panthers activate off IR in order to have a chance at playing in 2017.
Despite showing improvement directing the team's offense, Kaaya has been let go. His release cements Jake Rudock as the Lions' backup QB.
Southward let go in order for the team to increase their depth at quarterback. He was just promoted to that active roster last week, and will now presumably revert back to the Panthers' practice squad.
Benjamin led the Panthers in receiving yards, coming just a hair shy of his sixth-career 100-yard game. Still, the big-bodied wideout was able to set season highs in receptions and targets, continuing a strong three-week stretch since going for just eight yards in Week 3. Just over the third of the way into the season, Benjamin paces Carolina with 371 receiving yards, but will look to add to his mere one touchdown in Week 7 against the Bears.
Davis' production was limited because he's been playing with a ribs injury the past couple weeks, but the veteran returned to his usual workload Thursday, playing 89 percent of Carolina's defensive snaps. In doing so, he managed his most tackles since Week 3, while recording his second sack of the season to boot.
Stewart endured a dreadful performance, with his negative four yards marking the lowest in his 122 career games. While Philadelphia's run defense has proved unyielding thus far, the veteran also dropped a screen pass to start the second half, resulting in an interception deep in Panthers territory. At 30 years old, the short week could've hurt Stewart's preparation, but with an average of just 2.9 yards per carry and zero rushing touchdowns through six weeks, it's worth wondering how much the previously productive Stewart can still offer.
Newton was forced to carry the Panthers in the absence of a running game, resulting in not only him leading the team on the ground, but also setting a new career high in passing attempts. The signal-caller got his third rushing touchdown of the season by keeping an option and juking a defender to score from 16 yards out. After that, though, Newton's performance was marred by a couple faultless turnovers deep in his own territory. His first interception only occurred after his own lineman was plowed back into him mid-throw, resulting in a floating pass that was easily picked off. Then, to start the second half, a simple screen pass bounced off Jonathan Stewart's hands and into a defender's. While Newton rallied with a one-yard touchdown to Christian McCaffrey in the fourth quarter, a miscommunication gave him a third interception on Carolina's next drive. Overall, Newton will be frustrated by his turnovers, yet his massive usage produced a decent fantasy output.
The rookie third-round pick only played nine defensive snaps in Week 1 before suffering a knee injury that kept him out the next three weeks. Hall will now shift his focus to rehabbing for the 2018 season, when there may be more openings on the Panthers' defensive line.
Bradberry's sack marked the first of his young career. Through six games, Carolina's No. 1 cornerback's 31 tackles trail only Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis, and Bradberry has also deflected three passes.
Dickson came back down to earth after exploding for a career-high 175 yards last Sunday. Through his eight seasons, Dickson has proved his output Thursday is more of what fantasy owners should expect. While Dickson is yet to find the end zone this season, his 17 targets over the past three weeks trump his mere four through the first three, evidencing his expanded role in Greg Olsen's absence.
Ross, who's dealing with a high ankle sprain and a bone bruise, is unlikely to come off IR unless he agrees to an injury settlement.
Byrd was seen as one of the best safeties in the league when he was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Bills, but then, after signing a six-year deal with the Saints, he wasn't the same player. After being released by the Saints during the offseason, Byrd finally will get another shot, with Panthers starting safety Kurt Coleman set for a multiweek absence with a sprained MCL. Byrd likely will fill in as a reserve safety until Coleman is able to make his return to the field.
Gano has now missed just one field goal and one extra point through six games. With a total of 56 points, the veteran has proven to be a great fantasy value.
Peppers' first-quarter strip sack continued his streak of three straight games with a quarterback takedown. Through six games, the veteran has totaled 6.5 sacks, making an immediate impact in his return to Carolina.
Munnerlyn missed about a week with the injury, which he apparently suffered while working out on his own during the offseason. There's still a little over a week before the Panthers' preseason opener, so Munnerlyn should be good to go for that contest if he endures no setbacks with the hamstring in practices the next few days.
Turner, a 2014 third-round selection out of LSU, has played over 3,000 snaps with the Panthers' offensive line unit throughout his young career. His performance dipped in 2016 as he was forced to occasionally switch to right tackle due to injuries, but Turner has shown flashes of excellence and will look to return to that level throughout the next four years in Carolina.
Norris has been absent from both of the Panthers' first two practices of the week, putting his status in question for the season opener Sunday against the 49ers. Given his status as a reserve linebacker, Norris isn't on the fantasy radar in IDP leagues.
Olsen is still wearing a protective book on his fractured right foot, but he no longer needs crutches to get around. He can return to practice in Week 10, and he'll be eligible to play in games starting with a Week 12 matchup against the Jets. While it's still too early to tell if he'll actually be ready, the veteran tight end's optimism is at least a good sign. Carolina's late-season schedule appears favorable for offensive production, with dome trips to New Orleans (Week 13) and Atlanta (Week 17) sandwiched around three consecutive home games in Weeks 14-16.
Byrd suffered a broken forearm on a 12-yard end around in Sunday's win over the Patriots. With Byrd now on injured reserve, the Panthers only have three healthy wide receivers, but they elected to use the open roster spot to sign veteran safety Jairus Byrd, as their secondary is also pretty banged up.
Even when Addison was healthy, he was often limited in his snap count due to the pass rush that veteran Julius Peppers can bring to the table. Therefore, he can be a risky fantasy deployment, especially with just 14 tackles (nine solo) through the first five games.
Frazier looked solid in extended action against Arizona, including a stretched out catch near the sideline. Frazier was one of Paxton Lynch's favorite targets while they were both playing at Memphis and Frazier could be a candidate for the practice squad so that he can try to develop in a similar way as former undrafted free agents Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor.
Luke did not play in the Panthers' season-opening victory over the 49ers on Sunday after not practicing last week. The 27-year-old will now spend the remainder of the season on IR unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team.
Short has become notorious for slow starts, as besides his 2013 rookie season, he's never managed a sack before Week 4 of a campaign. Considering he now sports 18 sacks through his last 36 games, however, fantasy owners can expect Short to pick up the pace going forward.
An earlier report from Adam Schefter of ESPN indicated that the four-time All-Pro linebacker passed concussion tests following his removal from Thursday's game, but with the Panthers refuting that report, it appears Kuechly's status for the Week 7 matchup with the Bears is still on shaky ground. Kuechly, who suffered the injury upon colliding with Eagles guard Brandon Brooks, has sustained at least four documented concussions during his career, which could prompt the Panthers to take extra caution with him even if he passes through all phases of the league protocol before next Sunday's contest.
Horton's deal with keep him in Carolina through the 2018 campaign. Undrafted out of USC, Horton has been released and re-signed by the Panthers three times since entering the league in 2013, but after starting 10 of his 11 games played last year, he'll now enjoy some job security heading into the upcoming season.
Elder's knee injury seems to be lingering longer than the 22-year-old can afford. Coach Ron Rivera declined to say whether Elder would play in any of the team's upcoming preseason games, which doesn't bode well for him from a job security standpoint. As it currently stands, Elder projects to function as a depth secondary player, but an extended absence from the field could move him down in the pecking order.
Johnson's back issues in camp were closely connected to the hamstring injuries that have caused him to miss 10 games over the past two seasons. As expected, the Panthers allowed the veteran to ease his way back into game shape in order to avoid aggravating the injury. The goal was for the 31-year-old to return Week 1, and judging by his absence from the team's injury report, his recovery went according to plan. Given the depth on the team's defensive line, do not expect Johnson to see a full workload right away.
The nature of Yankey's back injury isn't clear.
McCaffrey followed his first career touchdown last Sunday by catching a one-yard pass to pay dirt during the fourth quarter. In doing so, the rookie was able to reach double-digit catches for the first time, pacing the Panthers in the category. While his yardage proved modest, McCaffrey's presence in the passing game has been reliable to start this season. On the ground, however, he's failed to top 16 yards while averaging just five carries since Week 1. In recent weeks, quarterback Cam Newton has led the running game, but with Carolina undoubtedly preferring not to rely on that, it'll be interesting to see whether McCaffrey is used more carrying the ball going forward, especially with veteran Jonathan Stewart averaging just 2.9 yards on 14.2 carries per game.
Hodges was waived/injured by the club during final roster cuts prior to Week 1, and he reverted to the IR. He now is free to find a new opportunity once he fully recovers from his head injury.
Williams sustained a shoulder stinger in Thursday's preseason finale against the Steelers. Barring an injury settlement, he's unlikely to come off IR until season's end.
Mayo practiced in full throughout the week, making it unsurprising that he's active for Week 15.
Lotulelei was held out of practice Wednesday with the shoulder problem, but it appears as though it was just precautionary, as the defensive tackle was back in a full capacity the next day. Expect Lotulelei to be a full go in Sunday's matchup with the Patriots.
Anderson featured for Carolina's final two drives, with the Panthers trailing 34-13 with four minutes remaining when he entered the already-decided contest. Although starter Cam Newton threw three interceptions, Anderson only figures to play in similar blowout situations as long as Newton is healthy.
Simonson is dealing with a back injury of some kind. He's likely stuck on IR all season unless he agrees to an injury settlement.
Manhertz had been the Saints No. 3 tight end and he saw just 15 percent of the team's offensive snaps in the first five weeks. He was waived to clear room for wide receiver Jacob Lampman.
Thompson trailed only teammate Mike Adams in stops, continuing his improved stretch of production. The former first-round pick has totaled 28 tackles and a sack over Carolina's last four games. Although fellow linebacker Thomas Davis has returning to his usual workload since suffering a rib injury a few weeks back, Luke Kuechly was forced into an early exit Thursday, potentially leaving Thompson in line for more work.
Seymour was going to finish third in a battle with Shareece Wright and E.J. Gaines for the vacant starting cornerback spot in Buffalo, so the Bills unloaded him for a position of greater need. He's talented enough to perhaps work his way into the nickel corner spot for the Panthers.
The move was made in order to make roster room for the returning Geronimo Allison (suspension). Gunter, who spent his first two seasons in Green Bay, is a likely candidate to land on the Packers' practice squad.
Cox was called up for insurance on the defensive line, as veteran defensive end Julius Peppers (shoulder) was a late addition to the injury report Saturday. The rookie could potentially see some rotational reps should Peppers ultimately be ruled out.
Worley has been solid in the games he's played, averaging over four tackles and one pass breakup per game. With the banged-up secondary he's a part of, Worley will continue to be a deployed on almost every down.
Not all too shocking considering Coleman sprained his MCL less than two weeks ago. Look for a combination of Colin Jones and new addition Jairus Byrd to fill in at free safety Thursday night.
This seems like an odd signing for Carolina, as they already have three signal callers on the active roster. It's possible the Panthers are hoping to flip him for a mid-to-late round pick given all the injuries to quarterbacks around the league. Regardless, Gilbert still resides far off the fantasy radar.
Kalil was limited for practices earlier in the week, but it was likely just a precautionary measure. He's on track to play Thursday against the Eagles.
Artis-Payne will be available on game day for the first time this season. With all four running backs on the 53-man roster active, though, it remains to be seen exactly how he'll be utilized. More than likely, Artis-Payne is slated for special-teams duty.
Shepard had previously only seen a maximum of two targets in any game since joining the Panthers. Although he was more involved Thursday, his couple of catches matched his high this season, and he's yet to top 15 yards since Week 1.
Kalil will miss his second straight contest due to a neck injury after the center failed to participate in practice Monday and Tuesday. Look for Tyler Larsen to continue to start in Kalil's absence.
Love had been nursing an ankle injury prior to Sunday, but having practiced this week without any setbacks it seemed likely he would suit up.
Whittaker suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter of the contest, ending his night before it really got started. The Panthers will likely move forward with Jonathan Stewart and Christian McCaffrey in the backfield for the remainder of the contest. Look for more updates on the injury to come sometime this weekend.
Iddings was a long shot to land a spot on 53-man roster prior to going down with a shoulder injury during practice last week.
France sustained a concussion in the Panthers' third preseason tilt. Barring an injury settlement, he's likely stuck on IR all season.
Samuel's lone end-around carry surprisingly allowed him to finish second on the team in rushing, trailing only quarterback Cam Newton. While that evidences Carolina's struggles on the ground, Samuel was not involved in the passing game despite playing 28 percent of the offensive snaps. With just six touches through his first five games, Samuel's impact been felt more on special teams, where he's returned five kickoffs for 107 yards and made two tackles.
Cox was not able to practice Monday and Tuesday and will now miss his second straight contest as a result. Dezmen Southward, who was promoted to the active roster Friday, could see an increase in special team reps given Cox's absence.
Butler tweaked his shoulder against the Bills on Sunday and played only 13 of 54 defensive snaps. The 23-year-old looks ready to go for Week 3 and will likely return to his role on Carolina's defensive line behind Kawann Short.
With tight end Greg Olsen landing on injured reserve after breaking his right foot, the Panthers will use their open roster spot to promote Armah. Armah was drafted in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by Carolina before landing on the team's practice squad.