Carolina Panthers Depth Chart 2018 Panthers Depth Chart

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Cam Newton and the Panthers were in need of a wide receiver threat, so they drafted D.J. Moore. He ended up finishing the season as a WR2 on the team, but the still were fluctuating guys like Curtis Samuel and Jarius Wright around. They also had Devin Funchess as an unproductive WR1. Next season we would like to see the Panthers clean this up a bit, given they still have Torrey Smith in the mix as well. Expect Moore to take a bigger jump moving forward, as he is the guy they need to step up the most for the passing game. Newton started most of the season before giving way due to an injury late in the year. Newton’s durability has been tested a lot, but he does manage to play through a lot of issues. Having a backup capable of leading the team should be a priority moving forward. The Panthers gave the workload to Christian McCaffrey in full beast mode this year, as Cameron Artis-Payne was a backup, yet we probably can’t recall hearing his name much. McCaffrey worked in both the run and pass to his full potential.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Kyle Allen K. Allen (3)
66
#90 QB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Ian Thomas I. Thomas (2)
67
#83 TE
Wyatt Houston W. Houston (40)
65
#96 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Ian Thomas I. Thomas (2)
67
#83 TE
Wyatt Houston W. Houston (40)
65
#96 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Kyle Allen K. Allen (3)
66
#90 QB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
TJ Barnes T. Barnes (3)
65
# DT
Right Defensive End RDE
Efe Obada E. Obada (2)
65
#140 DE
Marquis Haynes M. Haynes (3)
66
#134 DE
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Jermaine Carter Jr. J. C. Jr. (2)
68
#88 OLB
66
#107 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Quin Blanding Q. Blanding (2)
68
#51 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Corn Elder C. Elder (3)
67
#143 CB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
TJ Barnes T. Barnes (3)
65
# DT
Right Defensive End RDE
Efe Obada E. Obada (2)
65
#140 DE
Marquis Haynes M. Haynes (3)
66
#134 DE
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Jermaine Carter Jr. J. C. Jr. (2)
68
#88 OLB
66
#107 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Quin Blanding Q. Blanding (2)
68
#51 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Corn Elder C. Elder (3)
67
#143 CB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Defensive End LDE Bruce Irvin B. Irvin Bryan Cox Jr B. C. Jr
Left Defensive Tackle LDT Dontari Poe D. Poe Vernon Butler V. Butler
Right Defensive Tackle RDT Kawann Short K. Short TJ Barnes T. Barnes
Right Defensive End RDE Mario Addison M. Addison Efe Obada E. Obada Marquis Haynes M. Haynes
Middle Linebacker MLB Luke Kuechly L. Kuechly Jared Norris J. Norris
Strongside Linebacker SLB Shaq Thompson S. Thompson Jermaine Carter Jr. J. C. Jr. Andre Smith A. Smith
Left Cornerback LCB James Bradberry J. Bradberry
Strong Safety SS Eric Reid E. Reid Colin Jones C. Jones Da'Norris Searcy D. Searcy
Free Safety FS Rashaan Gaulden R. Gaulden Quin Blanding Q. Blanding
Right Cornerback RCB Donte Jackson D. Jackson Corn Elder C. Elder

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Quarterbacks Stats Passing Rushing
Player Rating Depth Games Sacks Depth Games Sacks Attempts Completions Completion% Passing Yards Yds/Attempt INTs Attempts Yards YPG TD
Cam Newton C. Newton
90
QB 1 14 29 471 320 67.9 3395 7.2 13 101 488 34.9 4
Jason Vander Laan J. V. Laan
66
QB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Allen K. Allen
66
QB 3 2 0 31 20 64.5 266 8.6 0 5 19 9.5 1
Taylor Heinicke T. Heinicke
57
QB 4 6 2 57 35 61.4 320 5.6 3 5 31 5.2 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
D.J. Moore D. Moore
66
LWR 1 45.8 82 55 788 70 14.3 82 2 13 172 0 13.2 10.8
Curtis Samuel C. Samuel
73
RWR 2 35.8 65 39 494 60 12.7 53 5 8 84 2 10.5 6.5
Jarius Wright J. Wright
75
SWR 3 33.1 59 43 447 70 10.4 33 1 2 39 0 19.5 2.4
Torrey Smith T. Smith
79
LWR 4 29.5 30 17 190 60 11.2 35 2 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Hogan C. Hogan
81
WR 5 50.2 55 35 532 60 15.2 63 3 0 0 0 0 0
Rashad Ross R. Ross
67
WR 6
TEs
Player Rating
Greg Olsen G. Olsen
90
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
67
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
61
Desean Smith D. Smith
67
Dillon Gordon D. Gordon
65
Wyatt Houston W. Houston
65
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Greg Olsen G. Olsen
90
TE 1 47.7 38 27 291 70 10.8 23 4
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
67
TE 2 32.9 49 36 333 70 9.2 31 2
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
61
TE 3 21.4 5 2 52 40 26 50 1
Desean Smith D. Smith
67
TE 5
Dillon Gordon D. Gordon
65
TE 6
Wyatt Houston W. Houston
65
TE 40
OL
Player Rating
Daryl Williams D. Williams
83
Taylor Moton T. Moton
72
Greg Van Roten G. V. Roten
71
Trai Turner T. Turner
80
Matt Paradis M. Paradis
83
Isaiah Battle I. Battle
69
Tyler Larsen T. Larsen
66
Taylor Hearn T. Hearn
68
Brendan Mahon B. Mahon
69
Kitt O'Brien K. O'Brien
67
Parker Collins P. Collins
69
Brandon Greene B. Greene
66
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Daryl Williams D. Williams
83
RT 1 OT 56
Taylor Moton T. Moton
72
LT 1 OT 65.8
Greg Van Roten G. V. Roten
71
LG 1 G 66.1
Trai Turner T. Turner
80
RG 1 G 58.5
Matt Paradis M. Paradis
83
C 1 C 63.2
Isaiah Battle I. Battle
69
LT 2 OT
Tyler Larsen T. Larsen
66
C 2 C 21.2
Taylor Hearn T. Hearn
68
LG 2 G 0.5
Brendan Mahon B. Mahon
69
LG 3 G 0
Kitt O'Brien K. O'Brien
67
RT 3 OT
Parker Collins P. Collins
69
C 3 C
Brandon Greene B. Greene
66
OL 12 OT

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Carolina Panthers Panthers
94
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Carolina Panthers
94
23.9 353.2 240.4 112.8 35 10 13
Special Teams Rating
Carolina Panthers Panthers
93
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Carolina Panthers
93
0 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive Line Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Dontari Poe D. Poe
84
LDT 1 32.2 17 3 0 0 0
Bruce Irvin B. Irvin
79
LDE 1 29.6 19 8.5 1 0 0
Mario Addison M. Addison
79
RDE 1 41.6 35 15 2 0 0
Kawann Short K. Short
88
RDT 1 41.7 42 13.5 1 0 0
Bryan Cox Jr B. C. Jr
69
LDE 2 18.2 10 1.5 0 0 0
Efe Obada E. Obada
65
RDE 2 18.9 8 2 0 1 0
Vernon Butler V. Butler
76
LDT 2 23.5 19 2 0 0 0
TJ Barnes T. Barnes
65
RDT 3
Marquis Haynes M. Haynes
66
RDE 3 11.5 4 0 0 0 0
Frank Alexander F. Alexander
DL 10
Kyle Love K. Love
72
DL 11 29.2 19 3 2 0 0
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Eric Reid E. Reid
79
SS 1 56.5 71 4 1 1 0
Donte Jackson D. Jackson
72
RCB 1 55.7 73 5 1 4 0
James Bradberry J. Bradberry
76
LCB 1 61.8 70 1.5 1 1 0
Ross Cockrell R. Cockrell
75
DB 1
Rashaan Gaulden R. Gaulden
68
FS 1 9.6 17 2 0 0 0
Colin Jones C. Jones
66
SS 2 6.1 19 0 0 1 1
Quin Blanding Q. Blanding
68
FS 2
Corn Elder C. Elder
67
RCB 3 4.7 3 0 0 0 0
Da'Norris Searcy D. Searcy
74
SS 3 35 5 0 0 0 0
Damian Parms D. Parms
69
DB 10
Lorenzo Doss L. Doss
68
DB 11 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Graham Gano G. Gano
81
K 1 72 14 87.5 63 30 0 3 4 4 3
Michael Palardy M. Palardy
77
K 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Punters Rating
Punters Rating Depth Position

Last Week's Panthers Starting Lineup

QB
Player Rating
Kyle Allen K. Allen
66
Garrett Gilbert G. Gilbert
66
Quarterbacks Stats Passing Rushing
Player Rating Depth Games Sacks Attempts Completions Completion% Passing Yards Yds/Attempt INTs TD Attempts Yards YPG TD
Kyle Allen K. Allen
66
QB 1 1 0 27 16 59.3 228 8.4 0 5 19 19 1
Garrett Gilbert G. Gilbert
66
QB 2 1 1 3 2 66.7 40 13.3 0 0 0 0 0
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
67
TE 1 56 7 5 61 70 12.2 31 1
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
61
TE 2 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Panthers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/30/18 at NO 33-14 W Kyle Allen (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Curtis Samuel (WR1), D.J. Moore (WR2), Ian Thomas (TE), Ryan Kalil (C), Tyler Larsen (G), Chris Clark (OT), Taylor Moton (OT)
Week 16: 12/23/18 vs ATL 10-24 L Taylor Heinicke (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Curtis Samuel (WR1), D.J. Moore (WR2), Taylor Moton (OT), Trai Turner (G), Ryan Kalil (C), Marshall Newhouse (OT)
Week 14: 12/9/18 at CLE 20-26 L Cam Newton (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Curtis Samuel (WR1), Devin Funchess (WR2), D.J. Moore (WR3), Ian Thomas (TE), Chris Clark (OT), Ryan Kalil (C), Trai Turner (G), Taylor Moton (OT)
Week 13: 12/2/18 at TB 17-24 L Cam Newton (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Curtis Samuel (WR1), Devin Funchess (WR2), D.J. Moore (WR3), Greg Olsen (TE), Ryan Kalil (C), Chris Clark (OT), Trai Turner (G), Taylor Moton (OT)

Preseason Analysis: Carolina Panthers 2018 Strengths & Challenges

Carolina took the first receiver off the board in the draft, landing D.J. Moore out of Maryland. There is potential for him to end up the WR1 in Carolina this season, given only Devin Funchess is the only one in his way. Funchess is a solid WR, but not a WR1. The Panthers also drafted Ian Thomas, looking towards the future after Greg Olsen. Cam Newton getting Moore should help him out this year, even though he remains one of the more inaccurate arms in football. Because Carolina was bottom ten in pass attempts last season, it might be hard for guys to become consistent on a week-to-week basis. If Olsen’s age catches up with him, we could see others with more opportunities. Christian McCaffrey was a reliable receiver in the passing game, and should find himself with more stable touches on a week-to-week basis. There is no Jonathan Stewart here anymore, but the signing of C.J. Anderson looks like this will be another back in the mix at the least. Carolina has plenty of talented skill position players, yet the fantasy value is never as high as you would think outside of Newton.

Coming off an 11-5 season and a wildcard berth, Carolina made a handful of changes during the offseason, both in player personnel and coaching staff. New offensive coordinator Norv Turner, a veteran of more than 30 years as an NFL coach (15 as head coach), should have the most immediate impact. Turner's primary task will be to develop consistency offensively, an ongoing issue in 2017. Over his career, Turner has shown an ability to adapt to his personnel; with talent such as Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey, Greg Olsen and a mixture of skill, youth and experience at WR, expect Carolina, at least early on, to light up the scoreboard. New additions D.J. Moore, Torrey Smith and Jarius Wright at WR provide Newton with a deep threat the Panthers have lacked since the heyday of Steve Smith. Steady veteran C.J. Anderson brings an effective counterbalance to McCaffrey at RB, and the team is counting on WR Curtis Samuel to have a breakout season after an injury-shortened rookie campaign.

The Panthers also have a new defensive coordinator, Eric Washington, but there are far fewer concerns overall, as Carolina, under defensive-minded head coach Ron Rivera, now in his eighth season at the helm, has consistently been among the NFL's stingiest. The strength is with the LB corps, led by Luke Kuechly, arguably the league's best. The DL is stout, despite the loss of run-stuffer Star Lotulelei. Pro Bowler Kawann Short is in his prime, while 38-year old Julius Peppers continues to produce (11 sacks in 2017.) The secondary was up-and-down in 2017, especially susceptible against the deep ball. Rookies Dontae Jackson and Rashaan Gaulden will get early chances to contribute at CB and SS, respectively. Jackson brings world-class speed, while Gaulden has a reputation as a solid tackler. How quickly they adapt to the big leagues is critical to the success of this unit. Kickers Gano and Palardy are solid, while the return game, a non-factor in 2017, would get a huge boost if either Samuel or rookie Jackson steps up. McCaffrey is also an option, but with his expected increased workload, returning punts only exposes him unnecessarily to injury.

The ongoing debate ever since Newton's arrival has been how to best utilize his multi-talents without wearing him down. Turner's greatest success has come with pocket passers (Aikman, Rivers), but expect him to mix up the offensive scheme to get Newton out in space more where he's lethal against defenses. The primary roster battle is in the secondary, specifically at one of the CB slots, where Jackson, Kevon Seymour, Ross Cockrell and Lorenzo Doss are competing. Going up twice against division rival QBs Brees, Ryan and Winston makes dependable CB play an absolute necessity and presents a challenge. Otherwise, the rest of the roster appears relatively settled. Dontae Jackson will likely be the most impactful rookie, at CB and/or KR, with DT Dontari Poe and WRs Smith and Wright pretty much in a tossup for the free agent having the biggest impact in 2018.