2013 Team Outlook: Carolina Panthers
PK Graham Gano, CAR - Bye Week Fill-in
Graham Gano joined the Panthers late in the 2012 season. He converted nine of his 11 field goal attempts. He made four of six 50-plus yard field goals two seasons ago, so there is some power to his game. Gano must re-establish his career. He missed 10 field goals two years ago, which led to his release from the Washington Redskins. Carolina gave him a shot and he'll need to impress to keep this job long-term. Currently, he is not reliable enough to be a starting fantasy kicker.
Carolina Defense - Bye Week Fill-in
Carolina finished tenth in the NFL in yardage allowed. They also finished 13th in passing yards allowed and 14th in rushing yards allowed. These numbers should not come as a surprise since the Panthers defense was far from a fantasy contributor. There are some quality pieces in place though. Defensive end Charles Johnson, linebacker Luke Kuechly and recent first round pick DT Star Lotululei are great players. Carolina isn't a full-blown sleeper, but they could slowly emerge as a decent backup or mid-season replacement.