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Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson

WR - CAR
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 190 lbsAge: 27College: Temple

Week 3 Outlook

CAR @ LAC
Sun 4:05pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) WR #37
Projection 7.8 pts

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Anderson has started off the season on fire and he should be in the WR3 mix with upside at home against a Chargers D that is 6th against fantasy receivers.

It appears that Matt Rhule and Joe Brady had a big role planned for Anderson when they signed him to that two-year deal this offseason. It was the best thing for his production, as he's tallied 15 receptions for 223 yards and a touchdown, enough to make him the No. 5 receiver in PPR formats. We've definitely seen "boom" performances from Anderson in the past but they were usually throughout the season and not back-to-back. Now having at least eight targets in two straight games to open his Panthers career, it's a good sign of things to come. Unfortunately, the Chargers are not a defense to attack with wide receivers, as they've allowed the 10th-fewest points to them in 2020, and that's coming off last season's No. 4 finish. They added Chris Harris Jr. to the mix, which certainly helps compensate for the loss of safety Derwin James on the back end, though that's where Tyreek Hill beat them last week. He'd totaled just four catches for 45 scoreless yards on 10 targets before that fourth-quarter bomb that went for a 45-yard touchdown. That's why it's so hard to sit someone like Anderson, as he also presents that one-play upside, and when he's getting eight-plus opportunities per game, the chances rise. The Chargers did allow just six pass plays of 40-plus yards last year, so it's far from a certainty. He's turning into a WR3, though he comes with bust risk in this matchup knowing he'll see Casey Hayward the most, who might be a top-five cornerback in the league.

Anderson has been on a tear this season and is currently the WR5 in Half PPR scoring. However, he needs to be downgraded with this matchup against the Chargers corners. With that being said, he's still a great start as a WR3. The Panthers are doing everything they can to get the ball in Anderson's hands and they'll still need him heavily involved with CMC out in this one. He's unlikely to finish as a WR1, but Anderson can be a solid start as a WR3 for your lineup.

Anderson has seen a boatload of targets over the first two games, and there's little reason to expect that to stop anytime soon. The Panthers should be playing from behind in nearly every game, and Teddy Bridgewater will need to throw early and often. So long as Anderson continues to see the targets, he should be considered a borderline WR3, at worst.

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