Kawann Short
Kawann Short
30-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Carolina Panthers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kawann Short in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a five-year, $80.5 million contract with the Panthers in April of 2017.
Switching positions
DTCarolina Panthers
June 19, 2019
Short is expected to shift to defensive end after the Panthers switched to a 3-4 base defense scheme this offseason, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Short has spent the last six seasons with the Panthers, suiting up almost exclusively at an interior spot during that span. The 30-year-old saw a slight dip in production last season, registering 42 tackles and three sacks in 14 games. Short's position change may improve his sack numbers, but he may have a tougher time upping his tackle count while setting the edge.
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How do Kawann Short's measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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.
6' 3"
315 lbs
40-Yard Dash
5.08 sec
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
With Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh playing in a 3-4, Geno Atkins might be the only 4-3 tackle more feared than Short. He's a leading contributor to an annually tough Carolina run defense, and he comes through for IDP owners by reliably hovering around the 50-tackle mark with an average of just over eight sacks per season the last three years. Upside is always limited with 4-3 tackles, and the same is true of Short, but he should prove a fine DL2 in 12-team formats.
While Short likely doesn't have much upside due to playing defensive tackle in Carolina's 4-3, he's shown enough production the last two years to qualify as a worthwhile consideration in most formats. With Star Lotulelei at the other tackle spot and 2016 first-round pick Vernon Butler playing often off the bench, Carolina rotates each by capping Short's play count at about 800. But 110 tackles and 17 sacks the last two years shows he can make a reliable impact even if he only logs a modest number of snaps.
When Short was a potential draft pick out of Purdue, the question wasn't whether he had talent. The blessings were always self-evident, but it was unclear if he'd show the motor and consistency needed for his talent to manifest. At this point there is no question – Short is one of the most dominant linemen in the league, and he's the anchor for one of the league's most feared defenses. Even as a big-bodied run stopper, Short demonstrated uncommon disruptiveness in 2015. The sack total (11) will probably drop, but he's still among the few tackles that stand out as useful IDPs.
Through his first two seasons, Short has emerged as a dynamic interior defensive lineman. In an expanded role last season, the 2014 second-rounder accumulated 40 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Now slated for a full-time starter's role at defensive tackle, Short's stock could continue to climb in Year 3.
Short, Carolina's second-round selection last season, developed nicely over the course of his rookie campaign, finishing with 30 tackles (18 solo) and 1.5 sacks. In Year Two, Short could unseat veteran Dwan Edwards as the Panthers' starting defensive tackle next to Star Lotulelei. With that in mind, a slight boost in production could be in store for the athletically gifted Short.
An impressive athlete for someone his size, Short will play behind Dwan Edwards at defensive tackle this season, but figures to see his share of playing time nonetheless.
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Replacement at Pro Bowl
DTCarolina Panthers
January 27, 2019
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Misses first games of career
DTCarolina Panthers
January 14, 2019
Short (calf) finished the 2018 regular season with 42 tackles (29 solo), three sacks and a forced fumble in 14 games played.
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Ruled out again
DTCarolina Panthers
December 28, 2018
Short (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's game at New Orleans, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.
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Won't play Sunday
DTCarolina Panthers
December 23, 2018
Short (calf) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Falcons, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.
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Unlikely to play
DTCarolina Panthers
December 23, 2018
Short (calf) isn't expected to play in Sunday's game versus the Falcons, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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