In addition to WR D.J. Moore, the Panthers have placed WR Curtis Samuel on the COVID list. The timing almost certainly knocks him out for their Week 14 clash with Denver. Other players Carolina has placed on the COVID list include LB Shaq Thompson and DT Derrick Brown. We'll see if the team's outbreak impacts the 1 p.m. ET Sunday kickoff.
The Panthers grabbed Auburn DT Derrick Brown with the 7th pick in the NFL Draft. Brown delivered 9.5+ tackles for loss each of the past 3 seasons, adding 7 pass deflections and 5 forced fumbles. Brown is good enough to prove relevant for DT-required IDP leagues. But as a bigger, slower lineman, he doesn’t look like a high-upside fantasy asset even in that format. He could help the production of DT Kawann Short. We'll see what Carolina's new coaching staff reveals about the defensive scheme and what else the Panthers add in the draft. They still have weaknesses at LB and in the secondary.