Brian Wentworth II
Robby Anderson to Carolina
Robby Anderson has never been a multi-target player. In 2019 he received 26 deep targets from Sam Darnold, which put him at 11th in the NFL among wide receivers. Darnold was 14th in the NFL in average depth of target, while Bridgewater was in the bottom ten. Why does this information matter?
Anderson now joins the Carolina Panthers, and this kills his value unfortunately. D.J. Moore is still for sure the number one there, and I wouldn’t panic about him. Curtis Samuel moves to the number three receiver, and his hype is officially dead. I was never a fan of Anderson under Adam Gase for the foreseeable future in NY, and I’m about the same currently. Anderson, in terms of deep balls, should see very minimal in the deep game which is what has made him amazing for fantasy football.
As far as draft value goes, Anderson is being drafted as the 48th WR off the board in half PPR formats. This is around where Samuel found himself last season, and as Anderson moves to the number two slot, he could be worth a flyer. Other receivers in his range that I would rather take a shot on though are Mecole Hardmon at 46th and Darius Slayton at 49th. Receivers in this area I would take Anderson over though include James Washington and Golden Tate. Overall, you could do worse than Anderson with his 10.02 round ADP, but his ceiling is limited due to his new QB.