X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Gain Access Now

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


POPULAR FANTASY TOOLS

Expert Advice
Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Value Picks
Player Comparisons
News and Alerts

Is Diontae Johnson, Xavier Legette, Or Adam Thielen The WR1 For The Panthers?

Adam Thielen - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL DFS Picks

The Carolina Panthers had one of the worst wide receiver units in the NFL last season. Bryce Young struggled in his rookie year because of a poor offensive line and a lack of weapons.

Unfortunately, the Panthers had to give up DJ Moore in the trade to acquire the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL to select Young. While they spent an early second-round pick on Jonathon Mingo, he struggled as a rookie. Furthermore, former second-round pick Terrace Marshall Jr. and veteran DJ Chark Jr. did very little to help Young.

Thankfully, Carolina traded for Diontae Johnson in March. They also traded up into the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft to select Xavier Legette. The two new additions will join Adam Thielen as the starting three wide receivers for the Panthers this upcoming season. However, which win is the No. 1 wide receiver?

Editor's Note: Our incredible team of writers won two writing awards and received 12 award nominations by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. A big congrats to our very own Byron Lindeque (Golf) and Jordan McAbee (NASCAR) for both winning Writer Of The Year awards! Be sure to follow RotoBaller's analysis and advice all year long, and win more. Win More With RotoBaller!

 

Is Diontae Johnson, Xavier Legette, Or Adam Thielen The WR1 For The Panthers?

The Panthers traded for Johnson earlier this offseason after spending the first five years of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The veteran is an outstanding route runner and separator – two things Young didn’t have at the wide receiver position as a rookie. Unfortunately, Johnson has struggled since Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement. However, many expect him to have a bounce-back season in Carolina.

Many were surprised to see Legette come off the board during the first round of the NFL Draft. The former South Carolina star had only one season with over 200 receiving yards in college, totaling 1,255 in 2023. However, he is an athletic freak who can turn into a big-play weapon for Young.

Thielen was a top-10 wide receiver for part of the 2023 season. Unfortunately, he wore down as the year progressed. The veteran was the WR3 in half-point PPR scoring from Week 2 through Week 6. However, Theilen was the WR43 from Week 8 through the end of the season. Thankfully, the veteran will no longer have to be the go-to guy again in 2024.

Fantasy players should prioritize Johnson over Legette and Thielen during their fantasy football drafts. The veteran is the best route runner of the trio and should see the highest target share. While Thielen had some good moments last year, his age is a concern. Meanwhile, Legette likely needs a year to develop before becoming a go-to No. 1 wide receiver.



Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy football app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, rankings, starts/sits & more. All free!




Win More With RotoBaller

Be sure to also check out all of our other daily fantasy football articles and analysis to help you set those winning lineups, including this new RotoBaller YouTube video:

More Fantasy Football Analysis

POPULAR FANTASY TOOLS

Expert Advice
Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Value Picks
Player Comparisons
News and Alerts

REAL-TIME FANTASY NEWS

Dean Burmester32 mins ago

A Risky Play At U.S. Open
Dennis Schröder49 mins ago

Dennis Schroder Hoping To Remain In Brooklyn
Luka Doncic1 hour ago

Probable For Wednesday Night
Kristaps Porzingis1 hour ago

Officially Questionable For Game 3
Bobby Miller1 hour ago

Set For Final Rehab Start
Zac Gallen1 hour ago

Likely Needs Sim Games Before Returning
Max Muncy1 hour ago

Still Not Cleared To Swing
Willson Contreras2 hours ago

Resumes Swinging Tuesday
Kodai Senga2 hours ago

Resumes Mound Work
Edwin Díaz2 hours ago

Mets Plan To Activate Edwin Diaz Thursday
Yainer Diaz2 hours ago

Not Starting Against Giants
Corey Seager2 hours ago

Remains Out Of Tuesday's Lineup
Joey Ortiz4 hours ago

Scratched From Tuesday's Lineup
Bryan Woo5 hours ago

Scratched From Tuesday's Start
Randy Arozarena5 hours ago

Scratched On Tuesday
Jon Rahm6 hours ago

Withdraws From U.S. Open
Christian Encarnacion-Strand6 hours ago

Considering Season-Ending Surgery
J.T. Realmuto6 hours ago

Expected To Miss Around A Month
Jack Flaherty6 hours ago

Receives Injection
Xavier Legette6 hours ago

Expected To Be Full-Go For Training Camp
PGA7 hours ago

Alex Noren Brings Improved Short Game To Pinehurst
Kristaps Porzingis7 hours ago

Considered Day-To-Day For Rest Of Finals
Adbert Alzolay7 hours ago

Plays Catch
Daniel Jones7 hours ago

Expects To Be Ready For Start Of Training Camp
Dustin Johnson7 hours ago

Can Dustin Johnson Put A Rough Spring Behind Him?
Jordan Lawlar7 hours ago

Returns To Triple-A After Rehab Assignment
Jordan Spieth7 hours ago

Fighting Poor Form Heading To U.S. Open
Mike Williams7 hours ago

On Track For August Activation
Javier Báez7 hours ago

Javier Baez Lands On 10-Day Injured List
Breece Hall7 hours ago

Still Sitting Out On Tuesday
Tyler O'Neill7 hours ago

Still Absent On Tuesday
Travis Kelce7 hours ago

Not Putting Timeframe On Retirement
Rafael Devers7 hours ago

Returns Against Phillies
Tommy Fleetwood7 hours ago

Makes Pinehurst No. 2 Debut
Gunnar Henderson7 hours ago

Resting On Tuesday
Masataka Yoshida8 hours ago

Returns To The Lineup On Tuesday
Bryson DeChambeau8 hours ago

Looks To Continue Major Success
Russell Henley8 hours ago

In Top Form Heading To U.S. Open
PGA8 hours ago

Byeong Hun An Could Contend At U.S. Open
Jason Day8 hours ago

In Excellent Form Heading To U.S. Open
Tyrrell Hatton8 hours ago

Back For Another U.S. Open
Will Zalatoris8 hours ago

Finding Consistency Heading To U.S. Open
Wyndham Clark8 hours ago

Trending In The Wrong Direction For U.S. Open
Brooks Koepka8 hours ago

Playing Well Heading To U.S. Open
Jerry Jeudy8 hours ago

Sitting With Minor Injury
Amari Cooper9 hours ago

Not At Mandatory Minicamp
Deshaun Watson9 hours ago

Throwing At Minicamp
Aaron Rodgers9 hours ago

Not Present At Minicamp
Joe Burrow9 hours ago

Expects To Be Ready For Regular Season
Tee Higgins9 hours ago

Still Hasn't Signed Franchise Tag
Ja'Marr Chase9 hours ago

Present For Mandatory Minicamp
Justin Rose10 hours ago

Is One Of The Most Volatile Players In This U.S. Open Field
Sam Burns11 hours ago

Is An Interesting Name To Watch At Pinehurst No. 2
Phoenix Suns13 hours ago

Suns Seeking To Add Three Pieces This Summer
Yuta Watanabe13 hours ago

Set To End NBA Stay
Nikola Jovic13 hours ago

Aiming For All-Around Improvement Next Season
Klay Thompson14 hours ago

Magic Considered A "Natural Suitor" For Paul George And Klay Thompson
Kevon Looney14 hours ago

Warriors Expected To Cut Ties With Kevon Looney
Isaiah Hartenstein14 hours ago

Thunder Seen As "Top Threat" To Pry Isaiah Hartenstein Away From New York
Cameron Young14 hours ago

Is Hard To Trust At A Difficult U.S. Open Setup
Billy Horschel16 hours ago

One To Watch At Pinehurst
Taylor Moore16 hours ago

Very Good At Majors In 2024
Daniel Berger17 hours ago

Playing First Major Of The Season
Nicolai Hojgaard17 hours ago

Rested In Preparation For Pinehurst
Kyle Larson1 day ago

Retakes Points Lead After Sonoma Win
Kyle Busch1 day ago

Misses Out On Valuable Points After Getting Dumped By Ross Chastain
Derrick White1 day ago

Will Look For Contract Extension From Boston
Brock Purdy1 day ago

Making The Most Of The Offseason
Matt Duchene1 day ago

Hopes To Stay In Dallas
Sidney Crosby1 day ago

Penguins Hope To Have "Quiet" Extension Talks With Sidney Crosby
Patrick Kane1 day ago

Blackhawks Not Planning A Reunion With Patrick Kane
Ross Chastain1 day ago

Earns First Top Five Since Las Vegas, but Not Without Controversy
NASCAR1 day ago

AJ Allmendinger Had a Quiet but Very Strong Run at Sonoma
Jacob Markstrom1 day ago

Senators Are "Aggressively" Pursuing Jacob Markstrom
Leon Draisaitl1 day ago

Expects Better Performance From Oilers In Game 2
Vincent Desharnais1 day ago

Re-Enters Oilers Lineup Monday
Rhamondre Stevenson1 day ago

Says He's Nearing Contract Extension
NASCAR1 day ago

Cam Waters Caught Up In Multi-Car Pile-Up In NASCAR Cup Series Debut
Michael McDowell1 day ago

Recovers To Second At Sonoma After Off-Track Excursion
Denny Hamlin1 day ago

Engine Failure Gives Denny Hamlin His Second Straight Last-Place Finish At Sonoma
Christopher Bell1 day ago

Earns Surprise Top-10 Finish After Mid-Race Crash
Pittsburgh Steelers1 day ago

Mike Tomlin Receives Extension Through 2027
Jared Cannonier1 day ago

Suffers Controversial TKO Loss
Nassourdine Imavov1 day ago

Scores Controversial Stoppage At UFC Louisville
Brunno Ferreira1 day ago

Scores Vicious First-Round Knockout
Dustin Stoltzfus1 day ago

2-5 In Last Seven Fights After UFC Louisville Loss
Miguel Baeza1 day ago

Takes Decision Loss
Dereck Lively II2 days ago

Quiet Again In Game 2 Versus Boston
P.J. Washington2 days ago

Contributes 17 Points In Game 2 Against Celtics
Daniel Gafford2 days ago

Falls Just Short Of Double-Double In Game 2 Loss
Kristaps Porzingis2 days ago

Ready To Play In Game 3
Tyler Reddick2 days ago

Earns 10th Top-10 Finish Of 2024 At Sonoma Raceway
Derrick White2 days ago

Impactful At Both Ends In Sunday's Win
Jrue Holiday2 days ago

Scores Team-High 26 Points In Game 2
Joey Logano2 days ago

Despite Starting On The Pole, Joey Logano Finishes 21st At Sonoma
Will Brown2 days ago

Supercars Star Will Brown Finishes 31st In His NASCAR Debut
Chris Buescher2 days ago

Puts up Massive Score for Fantasy Owners at Sonoma
Martin Truex Jr2 days ago

Runs Out of Gas on Last Lap at Sonoma, Finishes 27th
Todd Gilliland2 days ago

Keeps Momentum Rolling with Top 10 at Sonoma
Kristaps Porzingis2 days ago

Possibly Re-Injured In Game 2
Jaylen Brown2 days ago

Plays Well Enough In Game 2
Kyrie Irving2 days ago

Plays Better On Sunday Evening
Jayson Tatum2 days ago

Struggles Shooting Again In Game 2
Brad Keselowski2 days ago

Avoids Chaos To Place 13th
Chase Elliott2 days ago

Scores Strong Finish of Fourth At Sonoma
Ryan Blaney2 days ago

Quietly Obtains Seventh At Sonoma
Darren Waller2 days ago

Announces His Retirement
Julian Marquez2 days ago

Gets KO'd Early At UFC Louisville
MMA2 days ago

Zach Reese Gets 20-Second KO Win At UFC Louisville
Ricky Turcios2 days ago

Gets Submitted At UFC Louisville
Raul Rosas Jr.2 days ago

Picks Up Submission Win
Dustin Jacoby2 days ago

Gets Upset At UFC Louisville
Dominick Reyes2 days ago

Gets KO Win At UFC Louisville
Cam Waters2 days ago

Will Start 31st In His Cup Series Debut
NASCAR2 days ago

Should DFS Players Roster Bubba Wallace At Sonoma?
Anthony Richardson2 days ago

Not Worried About Shoulder Soreness
Zane Smith2 days ago

Is Zane Smith Worth Rostering At Sonoma?
Tyler Reddick2 days ago

Expect Tyler Reddick To Compete For The Win At Sonoma
Evander Kane3 days ago

Continues Slump In Game 1 Against Florida
Connor McDavid3 days ago

Finishes Stanley Cup Final Debut Scoreless
Brandon Montour3 days ago

Makes Franchise History In Saturday's Win
Aleksander Barkov3 days ago

Sends Out Two Assists In Impressive Win
Carter Verhaeghe3 days ago

Hits Game-Winner In Stanley Cup Final Opener
Sergei Bobrovsky3 days ago

Posts Historic Shutout
Evan Bouchard3 days ago

Looking To Stay Hot Into Final
Jalen Hurts4 days ago

Says 95% Of Offense This Year Is New
Nikolaj Ehlers5 days ago

Reportedly Ready To Move On From Winnipeg
Jamie Drysdale5 days ago

Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp After Surgery
Sam Reinhart5 days ago

Panthers Keen On Extension
NJ5 days ago

Devils Desperate To Acquire New Goaltender
Martin Necas5 days ago

Canadiens And Flyers Named Among Martin Necas' Suitors
LA5 days ago

Akil Thomas Signs Two-Year Extension With Kings
Courtland Sutton5 days ago

Plans To Report To Minicamp
Kyren Williams5 days ago

Seen On The Practice Field
Cooper Kupp5 days ago

Is Finally Healthy
Nassourdine Imavov5 days ago

A Favorite At UFC Louisville
Jared Cannonier5 days ago

Returns To Action In Main Event
Dustin Stoltzfus5 days ago

Brunno Ferreira Set To Face Dustin Stoltzfus At UFC Louisville
Dustin Stoltzfus5 days ago

An Underdog At UFC Louisville
Punahele Soriano6 days ago

Moves Down To Welterweight
Julian Marquez6 days ago

Looks To Snap Losing Skid At UFC Louisville
MMA6 days ago

Zach Reese Searching For First UFC Win
Ricky Turcios6 days ago

Looking For Upset At UFC Louisville
Raul Rosas Jr.6 days ago

Gets Rebooked At UFC Louisville
Dustin Jacoby6 days ago

A Favorite At UFC Louisville
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF