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Fantasy Football: What to expect from the Carolina Panthers in 2020

The Carolina Panthers are one of the few teams heading into the 2020 NFL season with a new head coach, as first-year HC Matt Rhule takes the reins in Charlotte. Rhule brings with him offensive coordinator Joe Brady, the 30-year-old known for his part in engineering one of the best offenses ever seen in college football at LSU last season. 

Rhule spent the past three years as head coach at Baylor after four overseeing the Temple program. At both stops, Rhule's offenses leaned heavily on the passing game.

Pass/Run Splits at Temple and Baylor | 2013-2019
Year Pass percentage Run percentage
2013 63.9% 36.1%
2014 53.2% 46.8%
2015 53.9% 46.1%
2016 46.6% 53.4%
2017 56.8% 43.2%
2018 56.7% 43.3%
2019 56.3% 43.7%

On average, Rhule’s teams have deployed a 55.3% pass play percentage and a 44.7% run play percentage during his head coaching tenure. These numbers help give us a baseline to work with as we project the workload for Panthers players moving forward.

There are clearly a lot of moving parts in Carolina, not the least of which is the departure of longtime QB and franchise icon Cam Newton. Let's unpack what we can from Rhule's philosophy and the Panthers' remaining personnel to get a better idea of what new Carolina offense will look like in 2020 — and which players offer value in fantasy football leagues.

All ADP figures are sourced from BestBall10s drafts since the beginning of June.

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