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Dynasty Draft Advice: Bryce Young, Jonathon Brooks, Diontae Johnson, Ja’Tavion Sanders

Avert your eyes. The weakest division in football stands starkly before us, begging for an indication that this is rock bottom. The only feasible direction is up for the NFC South.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers eked out the division title at 9-8 in a tiebreaker with the New Orleans Saints. After another CTRL-C/CTRL-V from the 7-10 Falcons, they finally hit CTRL-A/DELETE on the Arthur Smith era. The Panthers are in LaLa Land as a franchise, desperate to improve on their disastrous 2-15 season with their top pick appearing in the Windy City as star prospect Caleb Williams.

Dynasty managers far and wide still flock to the NFC South for fantasy football weaponry. Enough meaningful turnover in the South has dragged us back to the watering hole, eager to let the basement dwellers hurt us again. It will be different this time. Most of the player movement has settled, so let’s dive into the meaningful players for each team and look at each position through the lens of dynasty dominance.

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Carolina Panthers Dynasty Draft Advice

Please, Bryce Young, I am begging for you to not be a bust. I still believe in you. Last season was an abject disaster. You had three coaches bickering about philosophy and only one geriatric receiver getting open. Don’t get me started about the pass protection and running game. Things are looking up. The Panthers addressed every concern to help out their young signal caller. He is a football savant and might turn into the best comeback story in the NFL. Or he might not. I can’t cut bait this early, but a part of me is still anxious that Carolina can’t do right by him.

This is the worst group of running backs in the NFL. At least it was until the Panthers drafted Jonathon Brooks from Texas in the second round. Brooks is recovering from an ACL tear but had a stellar college career full of highlight runs in Burnt Orange. Miles Sanders and Chuba Hubbard? Don’t waste your time. Theirs has come and gone. Rashaad Penny and Tarik Cohen have been invited to camp to keep their NFL dreams alive.

The WR room is quite a bit different from last season. Diontae Johnson is an excellent route runner and will provide Young with the widest throwing windows he has seen since his days in Tuscaloosa. Thielen is still here to work the soft spots in zone coverage and vacuum up targets in the middle of the field.

Jonathan Mingo was awful last year as a rookie. He needs to work on everything to ward off 32nd overall pick Xavier Legette. Legette is a YAC monster in the mold of Deebo Samuel who needs to polish his route running all the same. Dave Canales likes to move the chains and keep possession of the ball. The Legette pick is an interesting one to watch develop.

Do the Panthers have a TE worthy of rostering in even the deepest dynasty leagues? Maybe. Tommy Tremble is the de facto starter but is much more known for his blocking than as a receiver. Rookie Ja’Tavion Sanders is a good all-around player with decent receiving chops but might need a bit of time to get up to speed in the NFL. TE is one of the toughest positions to transition from college to the pros. I like his chances to develop in a room devoid of much snap competition.

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