Former Jets’ WR Robby Anderson is signing a two-year, $20 million deal including $12 million in year one with the Carolina Panthers, per source.
This is a surprising signing given the team's top two receivers (D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel), but it's a further boost to Teddy Bridgewater's stock as he has one of the top receiving corps in the league. Anderson is a good all-around receiver but he thrives in the deep passing game which is not something that Bridgewater utilizes regularly. Robby Anderson and Samuel's fantasy stock are both down with this signing. Sam Darnold's stock is also down since it looked for a moment that Anderson might return to the Jets.
CAR WR Robby Anderson - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 7 at New Orleans Saints
Robby Anderson had a modest 77 yards on four receptions last week against the Bears. It was a tough matchup, but Anderson had a great 39-yard reception and he continues to be a productive addition to this offense. Anderson hasn’t found the end zone since Week 1, which is concerning, but he is averaging 8.5 targets per game, more than D.J. Moore.
This week, Anderson faces a Saints defense that ranks 18th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers, giving Anderson upside if he gets his usual eight targets or more. The Saints should be able to put up points, and if so, the Panthers will need to throw the ball. Expect fringe WR1 numbers for Anderson in a nice matchup.