• Robby Anderson

  • WR
  • , Carolina Panthers
  • 28
  • 190 lbs
  • 6' 3"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

CAR WR Robby Anderson - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. New Orleans Saints

Robby Anderson only had three targets and one reception last week against his former team, but that one reception was a 57-yard touchdown. The fact that rookie Terrace Marshall out-targeted Anderson 6-3 is very concerning, but it’s too early to draw huge conclusions after Anderson led the team with 136 targets in 2020.

This week, Anderson faces last year’s 13th-ranked Saints defense in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. The Saints also just completely shut down the Packers’ offense in Week 1, so it’s risky to bank on Anderson producing in this matchup. Fantasy managers should consider him a low-end WR3 option at best, as we have him ranked just inside our top-40 for the week.

by Brandon Niles

CAR WR Robby Anderson - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. New York Jets

Robby Anderson had his first career 1,000-yard season last year, his first in Carolina. While a change in quarterback could be concerning, it’s nice to see him reunited with a familiar face in Sam Darnold, who threw him 11 touchdown passes over two seasons in New York.

Anderson starts the season against his former Jets squad, who ranked 18th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers last season. Anderson has some risk with a new quarterback and potentially more competition for targets – Christian McCaffrey is back in action – but he provides safe WR3 production with WR2 upside for fantasy managers looking for some steady production.

by Brandon Niles

CAR WR Robby Anderson - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Robby Anderson completely changed the nature of his game last season with the Panthers. He went from being considered mostly a deep threat, to a well-rounded receiver. While that made his average yards per reception plummet from a career 14.8 to just 11.5 last year, it also gave him career-highs in targets, receptions and yardage – 136/95/1,096. Anderson thrived opposite D.J. Moore in Joe Brady’s offense and should continue to be featured heavily this year. Sam Darnold will be the new quarterback, but Anderson’s familiarity with him should help the transition.

Fantasy Downside

Anderson only had three touchdowns last season, his lowest since his rookie year, when he had only 78 targets. The Panthers have really struggled to get touchdowns to their outside receivers the past few years, and we’ll be counting on an erratic and still unproven Darnold to improve on that.

2021 Bottom Line

Anderson is a decent low-end WR2 option in most leagues with a little less upside than some of the other guys drafted around him in the eighth round – DeVonta Smith and Courtland Sutton – but plenty to like. His targets should make him a quality every-week starter and if he slides a round or two in your draft, he’s well worth the cost to shore up the back end of your starting wide receiver corps.

by Brandon Niles

CAR WR Robby Anderson - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. New Orleans Saints

Robby Anderson was held to 39 yards against Washington last week, but he caught seven balls, was targeted 10 times and he found the end zone, turning in a solid all-around PPR fantasy day. Anderson has already eclipsed his career highs in receptions and targets, and has over 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career. He’s been a heavily-targeted option in the Carolina passing game and should continue to be featured in the team’s final contest.

The Saints rank seventh in aFPA to opposing wide receivers, and Anderson may struggle against this secondary. However, the Panthers are likely to be playing from behind, which could mean significant targets all around for the Panthers’ trio of receivers. Anderson has been a quality WR2 option through much of the season, and we have him ranked right there again for the final game.

by Brandon Niles

CAR WR Robby Anderson - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Washington Football Team

Robby Anderson struggled last week against the Packers, catching just two balls for 21 yards. He was still targeted five times on the day though, and it was a tough coverage matchup for him against a formidable Green Bay secondary. He’s been steady – particularly when it comes to receptions – all season, making him a quality WR2 on weekly basis, despite the tough game.

This week, Anderson faces a Washington defense that ranks ninth in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. After last week, it’s hard to trust him, but he should still get plenty of targets despite the difficult matchup. Fantasy owners should consider him a solid WR3 option in most league formats.

by Brandon Niles

CAR WR Robby Anderson - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 at Green Bay Packers

Robby Anderson had 84 yards receiving and 13 yards rushing last week in a loss to the Broncos. He caught eight of his 12 targets and now has tied his career-high for targets in a season. He’s 11th in the NFL with 996 receiving yards and has been one of the steadiest PPR receivers in football this season. If he had more than two touchdowns, he’d be a bonafide WR1 in most leagues.

This week, Anderson faces a Packers defense that ranks sixth in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. Not a great matchup and he’ll likely draw a tough coverage assignment, but his volume should still make him a quality option. Temper expectations, however, and consider him a high-end WR3 option, rather than his usual WR2 status.

by Brandon Niles

CAR WR Robby Anderson - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Denver Broncos

Robby Anderson caught four of the seven balls thrown his way against the Vikings before the bye last week, gaining 94 yards and scoring his second touchdown of the season. Anderson has been a high-floor option all season, averaging 8.5 targets and 76 receiving yards per game. If he can start to find the end zone with more frequency, he could easily jump into WR1 territory with the volume he’s gotten.

This week, Anderson faces a Broncos defense that ranks second in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. Expect Anderson to get a little bump in targets with D.J. Moore banged up and on the COVID list. Despite a tough matchup against a good defense, Anderson’s volume and big-play upside make him an excellent WR2 option.

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