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Robby Anderson Fantasy Week 2 Waiver Wire Option as Panthers Deep Threat

In his first game with the Carolina Panthers, Robby Anderson put together one hell of a performance, catching six balls on eight targets for 115 yards and a touchdown. The majority of his production came on a 75-yard score, featuring a magnificent double move that left the Raiders defender hopeless. (shoutout to our good friend of the program, Ian Hartitz)

During our Sunday morning broadcast, The Wolf’s intuition was firing on all cylinders as he professed to The Bald One that Robby would be in for a big day.

Granted the Raiders defense isn’t much to write home about, but Anderson took advantage of the situation and feasted on a rookie. From his time in New York, Anderson has always been a solid deep threat. The upside of having long touchdown potential can be beneficial to fantasy owners looking to make up ground.

Yes, there’s the obvious risk involved where he doesn’t get the 60-plus yard bomb. However, Anderson’s eight targets were very encouraging for his typical load of work. With new QB Teddy Bridgewater, the targets were more spread around. Stud Christian McCaffrey only saw four targets, while Curtis Samuel and DJ Moore had eight and nine targets, respectively.

Carolina isn’t expected to be very good this year, which may help Anderson out in the long run. With Joe Brady calling the shots, he’ll continue to find ways to spread the ball around to his multitude of weapons, while likely playing catch up in most games. While his big-play ability is not always the most reliable, his ability to take the top off the defense will always give him a role in Brady’s offense.

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