Dan Arnold
Dan Arnold
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Carolina Panthers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Arnold was a three-sport athlete (football/basketball/track) in college at DIII UW-Platteville, where he scored 30 TDs in 30 games while primarily lining up at wide receiver. The Saints brought him on as an undrafted rookie in 2017 and later moved him to tight end, with Arnold spending two and a half years bouncing between the practice squad, active roster and IR list before he was waived by New Orleans and claimed by the Cardinals in December 2019. He finally got his big break last season, playing 41.4 percent of Arizona's offensive snaps and proving effective as a low-volume, big-play threat. With four TDs on 45 targets and an average of 14.1 yards per catch, Arnold earned a decent payday in free agency, signing a two-year, $6 million contract in Carolina. He's one of the thinnest tight ends in the league, and thus unlikely to handle a three-down role, but if nothing else, Arnold should sub in for obvious passing situations where blocking doesn't matter. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year contract with the Panthers in March of 2021.
Just two catches
TECarolina Panthers
September 13, 2021
Arnold caught two of three targets for six yards in Sunday's 19-14 win over the Jets.
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Arnold approached Week 1 with steady praise from his initial practices as a Panther, but the offseason addition didn't make much of an impact in his regular-season debut for Carolina. In fact, backup Ian Thomas finished with more yards than Arnold, picking up 17 on his lone reception Sunday. Following an underwhelming opening performance, it'll be interesting to see whether Arnold gets more involved Week 2 versus the Saints, one of his former teams.
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How do Dan Arnold's 2021 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
15.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.45
 
% Team Air Yards
5.8%
 
% Team Targets
9.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.5
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does Dan Arnold run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Dan Arnold and the other tight ends for the Panthers are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Dan Arnold
23 routes   3 targets
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11 routes   2 targets
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3 routes   0 targets
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Sunday, Sep 19th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
46.9
 
Cornerbacks
57.3
 
Safeties
17.7
 
Linebackers
75.0
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Arnold's first three pro seasons were characterized by injury and lack of opportunity in New Orleans, and ultimately he was subject to waivers last December. The Cardinals pounced on the 2017 undrafted free agent, who made an instant mark on rookie signal-caller Kyler Murray. Over the final three games of the campaign, the 6-6, 220-pound tight end notched six catches (on 10 targets) for 102 yards and two touchdowns, earning praise from Murray for his size and skills. Arnold is slated to be the No. 2 TE behind Maxx Williams in 2020, but his connection with Murray may result in the occasional flash.
Arnold was unable to crack the Saints' 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie in 2017, but he broke through after converting to tight end during the 2018 offseason. Listed at 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, Arnold brings ideal size at the position, while his non-elite speed (4.63 40-yard-dash time) is less of a concern at tight end than it was when he played receiver. Since he was still getting his feet wet at tight end, Arnold wasn't used much in the first half of the season, but he flashed some promising upside from Weeks 10 through 13. During that four-game stretch, Arnold snagged 10 of 13 targets for 115 yards, with three of his receptions going for 20-plus yards. While the Saints' decision to replace Benjamin Watson with one of the league's more adept pass-catching tight ends in Jared Cook hinders Arnold's outlook, coach Sean Payton will find ways to get Arnold on the field more often in 2019 if the 24-year-old makes the strides the staff believes he can after a second offseason of work at the new position.
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Catches three passes
TECarolina Panthers
August 28, 2021
Arnold caught all three of his targets for 25 yards in Friday night's 34-9 preseason win over the Steelers.
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Suits up Saturday
TECarolina Panthers
August 22, 2021
Arnold made his Panthers debut but was not targeted on any of his eight snaps in Saturday's 20-3 preseason loss to the Ravens.
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Gets day off
TECarolina Panthers
August 15, 2021
Arnold did not suit up for the Panthers' first preseason tilt against the Colts on Sunday, ESPN's David Newton reports.
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Impressing at training camp
TECarolina Panthers
August 9, 2021
Arnold has been one of the standout performers in Panthers training camp, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports.
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Developing rapport with Darnold
TECarolina Panthers
August 6, 2021
Arnold has shown a good connection with quarterback Sam Darnold during training camp, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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