The Carolina D/ST has finished between 19th and 23rd in fantasy points each of the last five seasons, but the unit showed some upside in 2022 with seven top-10 outings (tied for eighth most). The D/ST benefited from some big plays (five blocks, four TDs) and has room for growth in the forced turnover (26th) and sack (25th) departments. Most of the defensive core from 2022 is back (including the top seven in snaps), and that group includes standouts Brian Burns, Derrick Brown, Shaq Thompson and Jaycee Horn. Vonn Bell was an impact addition and sets up Carolina with one of the league's deepest safety rooms. New DC Ejiro Evero will benefit from a light schedule, and the Panthers could get added value from new return man Andre Roberts (six return TDs since 2015).