by Gary VanDyke | Bills Correspondent | Wed, Jan 17th 7:13am EST
With pending free agent Star Lotulelei possibly hitting the open market after former general manager Dave Gettleman picked up his fifth-year option for 2017 and never working out a long-term deal, Butler may find himself in a starting role in 2018. Lotulelei will not be cheap at this point in his career for Carolina to retain. His talents will be in high demand on the open market if he isn't resigned. (espn.com)
Butler was Carolina's first-round pick in 2016 and has flashed at times when playing a limited role. IDP owners in fantasy football will want to monitor the situation throughout the offseason to determine if Butler could be a deep sleeper in 2018.