Newton is projected to be ready for Week 1 of the 2019 season despite having offseason arthroscopic right shoulder surgery.
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The Carolina Panthers are expected to shut quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) down for the final two games of the season now that they are out of the playoff hunt, according to sources. Backup Taylor Heinicke is expected to start in Week 16 against the Falcons. Newton isn't practicing on Wednesday. Newton's right shoulder got progressively worse as the season wore on, and there's a good chance he'll need offseason surgery for the second straight year, which will put his fantasy value in question going into 2019. All of Carolina's offensive weapons need to be downgraded, including stud running back Christian McCaffrey. However, McCaffrey should still be treated as an RB1 in a great matchup. Expect Heinicke to lean on his running back most of the game.
2 months ago: Panthers Could Shut Cam Newton Down
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera hasn't ruled out the idea of shutting quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) down for the final two games of the season due to his sore right throwing shoulder. Rivera plans to meet with Newton later in the week to figure out where he is "in terms of his physical state and mental state" before deciding if he'll play in Week 16 against the Falcons. Newton has struggled throwing the ball in recent weeks and cannot go deep down the field at all. I think the thing, when you talk to different people who can help you with it, is that theres not any magical surgery or whatever. Its just time, Newton said. Ive tried and done everything. Newton continues to get treatment on his shoulder daily, but nothing has really helped. There's a chance he'll need to have right shoulder surgery for the second straight season. Even if Newton plays in a good matchup with Atlanta, he'll be more of a QB2 now that he can't do much with his right arm. All of Carolina's receiver options, aside from running back Christian McCaffrey, are hard to trust as well. Taylor Heinicke would be forced to start and close out the season if Newton is shut down.
2 months ago: Cam Newton Struggles Against Saints In Loss
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton struggled against the New Orleans Saints in a loss this week. Newton finished the game with 16 completions from 29 attempts for 131 yards and an interception, adding 15 yards on the ground. Newton has led the Panthers to six straight losses and has struggled to be the fantasy force he was at the start of the season.For Week 16 Newton faces the Atlanta Falcons, who have given up a league-high average of 21.1 points to the position. Even with the recent struggles that he has had, Newton should be considered to be started in fantasy matchups this week.
2 months ago: Cam Newton Has An Opportunity To Bounce Back Against Saints
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has an opportunity to bounce back from two poor performances against the New Orleans Saints this week. The Saints have given up an average of 21.2 points to the position so far this season. Newton broke his streak of throwing multiple touchdowns in his previous performance- but with running back Christian McCaffrey in great form, to add to the impressive duo of D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel Newton has every opportunity to get back to form.
2 months ago: Cam Newton Fails To Throw Touchdown In Loss To Browns
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton failed to throw a single touchdown in his team's loss to the Cleveland Browns. Newton finished the game completing 26 of his 42 attempts for 265 passing yards and an interception, to add to his 23 yards rushing. This is the first game since the opening weekend where Newton has failed to throw a touchdown, and after a disappointing game last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, fantasy owners will be hoping for a bounce-back game against the New Orleans Saints next week.
2 months ago: Panthers Not Worried About Cam Newton
The Carolina Panthers are not worried about quarterback Cam Newton's shoulder, and he can still make all the necessary throws he needs to heading into Week 14 against the Browns. Newton is not expected to need another offseason surgery on his right shoulder either. Against a Browns defense missing stud rookie cornerback Denzel Ward in Week 14, Newton will once again be a QB1 for fantasy owners.
3 months ago: Cam Newton Expected To Play Against Browns
Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he expects quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) to play in Week 14 against the Browns despite concerns about his surgically-repaired right shoulder. Newton is once again dealing with right shoulder pain and is considering another offseason surgery, but he's expected to play through it in the final four games of the season. It makes him a little more risky as a QB1 for fantasy owners, but not enough to consider benching him outright. It might help his cause that Browns rookie cornerback Denzel Ward (concussion) is questionable this week.
3 months ago: Cam Newton Still Dealing With Shoulder Pain
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) is surprised that he's still dealing with pain in his surgically repaired right shoulder, and he's not ruling out having another operation after the season. Newton is confident he'll be "ready to go" on Sunday against the Browns, but head coach Ron Rivera is being more cautious. Newton was pulled in favor of backup Taylor Heinicke last week for a Hail Mary pass on the final play of the loss because the coaches didn't think Newton's arm was strong enough. Newton didn't throw in Wednesday's practice and didn't throw for the second straight day in the portion open to the media on Thursday. The shoulder is unlikely to keep Newton from playing in the final four games of this season, but an offseason surgery could seriously jeopardize the start of his 2019 season. Newton will be a QB1 in Week 14 against the Browns despite his nagging shoulder issues.
3 months ago: Cam Newton A Good Start This Week Against Browns
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a good start for fantasy owners in what should be a game where he returns to form. Newton struggled in his last game, and his passes looked to not have the velocity they normally would, throwing four interceptions. The Cleveland Browns should be an interesting matchup for Newton, they give up an average of 17.8 points to the position and with the rushing floor that Newton has he has a great opportunity to bounce back this week and reverse the team's losing streak.
3 months ago: Cam Newton Throws Four Interceptions In Loss
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw four interceptions in his team's surprise loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton continued his streak of throwing multiple touchdowns finishing the game with 28 completions for 300 yards from 41 attempts throwing two interceptions and four interceptions. Newton also rushed for 33 yards in the game, which improved his fantasy performance. Newton's performance will have disappointed fantasy owners in a game where was expected to make a challenge to lead quarterback scoring this week.
3 months ago: Cam Newton A Must-Start This Week
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a must-start this week. Newton comes off the back of an impressive performance against the Seattle Seahawks to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are one of the worst teams in the league at defending the position. Newton faced up against the Buccaneers in Week 9 and finished the game with 247 passing yards, two touchdowns, and 33 rushing yards. Since that game, Newton has seen Christian McCaffrey go on an impressive scoring run, as well as develop a rapport with rookie D.J. Moore and the dynamic Curtis Samuel. Newton has a great floor, and a very high ceiling this week and is an obvious selection for fantasy owners.
3 months ago: Cam Newton Continues Touchdown Streak In Loss
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton continued his streak of scoring multiple passing touchdowns this week in the Panthers loss to the Seahawks. Newton threw 30 attempts, completing 25 of them for 258 yards for two touchdowns and an interception. Newton also rushed for 63 yards in the contest. Newton will be targeting another big week in his next matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, especially if Christian McCaffrey continues his recent impressive performances.
3 months ago: Cam Newton Decent Option Against Seahawks
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a decent quarterback option this week against the Seattle Seahawks. Newton comes off the back of a game in which he missed some time in the game, but that doesn't explain why he only rushed the ball twice. Newton has thrown multiple touchdowns for nine straight games and will look to continue that streak with the multiple offensive weapons he has at his disposal. The Seahawks have one of the better units against the position, so Newton has a capped ceiling, but his rushing yards are likely to bounce back- giving him a decent floor
3 months ago: Cam Newton Limited On Ground Against Lions
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was limited on the ground against the Detroit Lions which is unusual. This season Newton has returned fantasy value in a large part to the work he is able to do with his feet- but was limited to just two yards against the Lions. Newton was, however, able to throw for 357 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in his best passing performance this season. While Newton was severely limited to what he could do on the ground a more worrying trend is he has thrown an interception in consecutive games. Newton will look to bounce back in a tough game with the Seattle Seahawks.
3 months ago: Cam Newton A Great Option Against Lions
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a great fantasy option in this week's matchup against the Detroit Lions. Newton has a great opportunity, the Lions are currently giving up an average of 18.8 points to the position and the Panthers offense has looked decent so far this season. The Panthers need to bounce back from their loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers in order to stay in contention for the playoffs, and Newton will be looking to rely on pass catchers Christian McCaffrey and Greg Olsen to make that happen this week.
3 months ago: Cam Newton Disappoints Against Steelers
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a disappointing game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Newton struggled against the Steelers pass rush and wasn't able to escape the pocket. Newton finished the game with 193 yards from 23 completions, two touchdowns, and an interception. Newton also rushed for 10 yards, but that wasn't enough to save fantasy owners this week.
3 months ago: Cam Newton Great Option This Week Against Steelers
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a great option this week for fantasy owners. Going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers who have given up the fifth most points this season, Newton comes into this game in great form. Newton has a great floor with his rushing ability and with tight end Greg Olsen looking fully fit to add to his existing passing options Newton has a high ceiling this week.
4 months ago: Cam Newton Has Good Game Against Buccaneers
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a good game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9. While fantasy owners would have hoped for more in the game, Newton did have a decent fantasy outing in a game that the Panthers controlled from the first kick. Finishing the game with 247 passing yards and two touchdowns from 25 attempts and 19 passes, Newton was also able to add a further 33 yards rushing to his box score. Newton did not have to do too much in this game, with the team scoring multiple touchdowns on the ground
4 months ago: Cam Newton's Shoulder Feels Great
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice on Wednesday and didn't throw during the 20-minute portion open to the media, which was the same as last week. Head coach Ron Rivera said that's "the new normal" for Newton. Even if Newton isn't throwing, he's getting mental repetitions and constantly communicating with coaches and teammates on tweaking routes and protections. Hes at that point where he probably doesnt need to throw 105 balls a day," Rivera said. Despite being limited to start the week, Newton said his shoulder "feels great." Newton came down with a sore shoulder after the Week 7 win against the Eagles, and the team has been managing his work since. He's completing a career-high 66.4 percent of his passes through the first seven games of the season and has thrown for 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. We think Newton will be just fine, and he's the No. 4 scoring QB in fantasy so far. Against Tampa's awful defense in Week 9, Newton is an elite fantasy play.
4 months ago: Cam Newton A Clear QB1 Option This Week
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a clear QB1 option for this week. Coming off the back of an impressive game against the Baltimore Ravens Newton faces a poor Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. The Buccaneers are the worst team at defending against the position in the NFL this season. Expect Newton to run riot against a team this week.
4 months ago: Cam Newton Runs Wild Against Ravens
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ran wild against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8. Coming into the matchup, the expectation was that Newton would struggle against a defense of the caliber that the Ravens possessed and any fantasy value would be limited only to his rushing production. Newton was able to have a positive impact in rushing the ball, rushing for 52 yards and a touchdown, while also having a better than expected passing performance. Newton finished the game with 219 yards and two touchdowns through the air, completing 21 of his 29 attempts.
4 months ago: No Doubt About Cam Newton's Status For Week 8
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said "there is no doubt" that quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) will play in Week 8 against the Ravens. Newton didn't throw in the portion of practice open to the media on Thursday, but he remained limited. Baltimore is one of the better defenses in the NFL and allow the second fewest fantasy points per week (13.3) to the QB position, but Newton remains in the low-end QB1 discussion because of his ability to gain yards and points with his legs.
4 months ago: Cam Newton Difficult Start This Week
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a difficult start this week. Newton is not a conventional pocket passer, owing to his dual-threat ability but the Baltimore Ravens have been an elite team against the position so far this season. Going into this weeks game the Ravens have given up an average of 14 points to the position, making them one of the better defenses in the league- bettered by only the Seattle Seahawks. Newton may still save fantasy owners if he is able to continue his success rushing on the ground, but his passing game numbers are likely capped by the elite defense he is matched up against.
4 months ago: Cam Newton Dealing With Sore Shoulder
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice on Wednesday, and head coach Ron Rivera said Newton was a little bit sore and tired coming out of Week 7. Newton has gone over 300 yards passing just once this season, but he's completing 65.6 percent of his passes and has 11 passing touchdowns, three rushing scores and four interceptions. Even against a strong Baltimore defense in Week 8, Newton remains a QB1.
4 months ago: Cam Newton Impresses Against Eagles
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton impressed against the Eagles. Newton finished the game throwing the ball 39 times, connecting with 25 of them for 269 yards and two touchdowns. Newton was able to lean on the passing game, keeping the Eagles defense guessing using a multitude of targets. Newton again bumped this passing performance with seven rushes for 49 yards.
4 months ago: Cam Newton With Good Chance To Bounce Back Against Eagles
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a good chance to bounce back from his display against the Washington Redskins in his Week 7 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles haven't looked quite the same team that they were last year, and currently, rank around the middle of the NFL in points allowed per game against the position. The Eagles have been able to contain the quarterbacks rushing output limiting their opposition to 876 yards and a touchdown so far this season, however they are yet to come up against a rusher like Newton. If Newton can escape pressure and his pass catchers enjoy the success that others have found against this defense he will bounce back and produce for fantasy
4 months ago: Cam Newton Loses Close Game In Washington
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was unable to do enough to win his Week 6 matchup against the Washington Redskins. Newton finished the game with 27 passing completions from 40 attempts for two touchdowns and interception, which would have been a middling fantasy performance, however, his 43 yards rushing and early two-point conversion meant his fantasy performance was saved from being outside the top 12 for the week at the position. Going forwards it looks like fantasy owners will be hoping for the continued rushing work in order to provide the week to week scoring for the signal-caller
4 months ago: Cam Newton A Good Option For Week 6
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a good option for fantasy owners this week. Coming off the back of a mediocre performance against the New York Giants Newton will look to bounce back against the Washington Redskins. The Redskins are one of the better defenses against quarterbacks so far this season (on average points per game), however, it is worth noting that they are around the middle of the league in quarterback rushes against them. Newton's dual threat of pass or rush, combined with the return of tight end Greg Olsen, means that Newton should be able to give a decent haul of points to fantasy owners.
4 months ago: Cam Newton Has Mediocre Showing Against Giants
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a mediocre game against the New York Giants in Week 5. While Newton did not have a poor performance, fantasy owners would have hoped for more against what should have been a good matchup for the Panthers quarterback. Newton was limited on the ground with only 29 yards rushing and no touchdowns and one fumble, to combine with his passing display completing 21 of his 35 attempts for 237 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
5 months ago: Tread Carefully With Cam Newton In Week 5
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is off to his usual fantasy-friendly start, combining his rushing prowess and passing game efficiency into eight total touchdowns. He'll more than likely need the rushing numbers to sustain a solid outing in Week 5 as he takes on a Giants defense that has been stingy against the pass. New York is allowing just 229 yards through the air thus far, and they have surrendered just four passing touchdowns. This includes a Week 4 contest in which they held Drew Brees to 217 yards, zero touchdowns, and his lowest completion percentage of the season. The Giants have also been weak against the run, so look for this to be a game in which the Panthers lean heavily on Christian McCaffrey instead of asking Newton to air it out.
5 months ago: Cam Newton Dominates The Bengals
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton destroyed the Bengals defense on Sunday. Newton completed 15 of his 24 passing attempts for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He also got it done on the ground, rushing the ball 10 times for 36 yards and two touchdowns. Newton has been impressive this season and has thrown for five touchdowns with only one pick in addition to three rushing touchdowns. With an early bye week, the Panthers will get some rest before meeting up with the Giants in Week 5.
5 months ago: Cam Newton A Clear Starter This Week
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a fantastic opportunity against the Cincinnati Bengals this week. Building on from the previous week against the Atlantic Falcons where Newton put together an impressive 335 yards and three touchdowns in the air added to his 42 yards on the ground. The Bengals haven't looked like an elite level defense so far this year, and are clearly a worse unit than the Falcons. Newton may be without tight end Greg Olsen, but the duo of running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receiver Devin Funchess stepped up against the Falcons and should be able to give him the weapons he needs this week to be successful.
6 months ago: Cam Newton Able To Return After Injury Scare
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (head) finished 11 of 17 for 142 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions while running twice for 13 yards in the preseason game Friday against the New England Patriots. He went up in the air, diving for extra yardage, and ended up landing head first. Newton immediately went to the medical tent, checked out fine and was able to return after the scare. Backup QB Taylor Heinicke completed five of his six passes for 46 yards while rushing for a score, perhaps sewing up the primary backup job. He also suffered a lower leg injury in the game, but was able to return. Newton will be a decent low-end QB1 in most fantasy formats. The Panthers open with the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1.
6 months ago: Cam Newton Plays Two Quarters In Second Week Of Preseason
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stepped up his preparations for the regular season, putting in two quarters of work. Newton was able to complete nine of his 12 attempts for a touchdown and interception, having a game that was not very eventful. The interception was a result of a poor decision to throw into double coverage when he had an easy dump-off to running back Christian McCaffrey, who was completely free in the flat. Backup Taylor Heinicke took to the field and put down a strong marker to be the backup quarterback, throwing five completions for 88 yards and an interception. The interception was a result of an attempted pass to rookie wideout D.J. Moore, who initially looked to have caught the pass, but spilled it on contact in the air for the Miami Dolphins to take advantage.
6 months ago: Cam Newton Has Limited Snaps In Opener
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton passed for 84 yards, completing six passes on nine attempts while also adding three yards on the ground on a single rushing attempt. With it being the first preseason game, Newton wasn't expected to be in the game for too long. In the limited time that he was on the field, he looked impressive in the pocket. After Newton, backups Garrett Gilbert and Taylor Heinicke stepped in, both throwing for a touchdown. Heinicke was more efficient and looked composed, throwing for 121 yards on seven completions. While the backup battle is ongoing, Newton is the clear starter in this offense.
7 months ago: Cam Newton In Make-Or-Break Year?
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton could be on the hot seat in 2018 after two straight down seasons, in the opinion of ESPN.com's David Newton. Newton has a lot of expectations in 2018 with new offensive coordinator Norv Turner in town. It'd be a huge shock if Carolina looked to move on from Newton after this year. After all, he is one of the most dynamic signal callers in the NFL, and he does have more weapons at his disposal in the passing game. Look for Newton to continue to use his legs, but the Panthers will also try to focus more on pushing the ball downfield through the air. Newton could easily have a big year.
9 months ago: Norv Turner Has High Expectations For Cam Newton
Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes that quarterback Cam Newton can be the most efficient passer in the league. Turner has been impressed with Newton's work ethic and how receptive he is in learning the new offense. Newton is coming off two down years after winning the MVP in 2015, and he'll be in a new system that will focus on more play-action and high-percentage throws. "I see Cam as a guy that can be in the mid- to high-60s in the completion percentage," Turner said. In his career, Newton has a 58.5 completion percentage. With perhaps more efficiency this year, Newton also has a better supporting cast of playmakers around him, so he could be looking at a bounce-back season.
11 months ago: Cam Newton Involved In Car Accident
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a car accident with a dump truck on Thursday, but he was uninjured. He was driving a matte black Ferrari F12 when the accident occured. Newton was OK and was seen walking around the car. Newton is a QB1 in fantasy football and makes plays happens with his legs, setting him apart from most other signal callers. He could be better in the passing department in 2018, too, under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
1 year ago: Panthers Won't Stop Cam Newton From Running
Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, the son of offensive coodinator Norv Turner, said the team won't keep quarterback Cam Newton from running. "He's going to run -; that's what makes him the dynamic player he is -; but also making the throws in the pocket, going through his reads. All of those things come from experience, and he's played seven seasons now," Scott Turner said. Coming off offseason shoulder surgery, Newton was highly inconsistent with his accuracy last year, and he's only completed 58.5 percent of his passes in his career, something that the team wants to improve. Newton was highly inconsistent for his fantasy owners, too, but the saving grace was his league-leading and career-high 754 rushing yards. The fact that Cam will continue to use his legs to make big plays will keep him in the conversation as a QB1 in 2018.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Dealing With Injury
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered ligament and cartilage damage in his knee in the Panthers' Wild Card loss to the Saints. An MRI revealed the injuries the day after the game when Newton's knee was experiencing major swelling. The Panthers say Newton does not need surgery, but this is something to keep in mind should Cam not be ready for OTAs. He's going to be learning a new offense under OC Norv Turner.
1 year ago: Norv Turner Won't Stop Cam Newton From Running
Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he won't stop quarterback Cam Newton from running in 2018. "I think that's a real threat to defenses. Defenses, they're really bothered by that. He's always got to have that as part of his game. He's always got to have the threat to run. Depending on who we're playing, how we're playing and things that are going, I think it's always going to be a part of what we do," Turner said. As a passer in 2017, Newton got off to a really slow start after offseason surgery, but he was incredibly inconsistent throughout the year. The thing that saved him in fantasy owners' eyes were his legs, as he set a career high with 754 rushing yards. Turner hinted that he'll work to improve Newton mechanically, but expect the big QB to continue scrambling and making big plays with his legs when he needs to. If Carolina can get the vertical passing game going under Turner, Newton could have an even bigger year in 2018.
1 year ago: Cam Newton, Panthers Come Up Short
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton completed 24-of-40 passes for 349 yards, including two touchdown passes in the Panthers 31-26 loss to the Saints. The Panthers offense had some missed opportunities in the first half but Newton kept coming, highlighted by an excellent 56-yard strike to running back Christian McCaffrey to pull within a score in the fourth quarter. Newton also added 37 rushing yards in the game and truly carried the Panthers most of this season. Newton and Co. will need to use this offseason adding more weapons on the outside for Cam to throw to but the pieces are there to have a dangerous offense again next season.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Must Protect The Football Against Saints
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints this Sunday in the NFC wild-card round. Newton is coming off one of his worst games of the season and will need to be at his sharpest against a Saints defense that has nine interceptions over their last four games. In two games this season against the division rival, Newton has three interceptions to only two touchdowns and a combined 350 yards. Turnovers have been an issue all season for Newton, who typically has the ball in his hands more than any other quarterback. Newton managed to rush for 51 yards in his last game against the Saints and will need to use his legs to make some plays. Of the eight quarterbacks active this weekend, Newton is a top-four fantasy play.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Stumbles In Loss To Falcons
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton completed only 14-of-34 passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the Panthers 22-10 loss to the Falcons. This was not the dress rehearsal for the playoffs Newton and Co. were hoping for. Newton missed receivers all over the field and committed three turnovers despite rushing for 59 yards. Look no further than tight end Greg Olsen's stat-line to explain Newton's inaccuracy; one catch on nine targets. Newton put up strong numbers this season, throwing for 3,302 yards with 27 total touchdowns and a career-high 754 rushing yards. He really found his stride in the second half and will have to recapture that after this dismal showing next week against the Saints in the playoffs.
1 year ago: Cam Newton, Devin Funchess, Russell Shepard Limited Wednesday
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) and wide receivers Devin Funchess (shoulder) and Russell Shepard (shoulder) were all limited in practice Wednesday. Newton continues to be limited in practice early in the week, but he will play in Week 17 against the Falcons. He fell flat on his face in a great matchup with the Bucs last week after throwing for four touchdowns the week prior. He'll have a good chance of bouncing back against Atlanta's secondary. Funchess has now had two straight down weeks without scoring, but he should have a good chance of bouncing back, assuming his shoulder isn't the reason for his poor performances of late. Shepard should continue to be ignored for fantasy purposes. He wasn't even active in Week 16.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Will Be QB1 Option Against Falcons
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will take on a Falcons defense in Week 17 that has allowed the 11th most fantasy points to opposing passers this season. Newton is having another excellent season, amassing 27 total touchdowns (six rushing) with 3,817 yards of total offense for the playoff-bound Panthers. At 695 rushing yards, he is also 46 yards shy of setting a new career high for rushing yards in a single season. Newton ran for 86 yards and one touchdown against the Falcons in Week 9, and Atlanta is now playing for their playoff lives. The Panthers also have plenty to play for in terms of playoff seeding as well, making Newton a top-five fantasy play at quarterback for the final game of the season.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Limited Again Thursday Ahead Of Week 16
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday. Newton is in no danger of sitting out in Week 16 in a phenomenal matchup against the weak Buccaneers defense. He'll be a strong QB1 consideration on championship weekend despite the fact that he threw for just 154 yards with a touchdown and interception against Tampa in their previous matchup this year.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Is A Must-Start Against Buccaneers
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is playing his best football of the season heading into his Week 16 matchup against the Buccaneers. In Newton's first eight games this season, he struggled with his accuracy and threw 11 interceptions. In his last six games, he has thrown 11 touchdowns to only one interception, and suddenly the Panthers are a dangerous team heading towards the playoffs. The X-factor has been Newton's ability to move the chains with his legs, rushing for 643 yards this season with five rushing touchdowns. He has 50 rushing yards or more in seven different games this season and will take on a Buccaneers defense that has allowed the 13th most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Newton passed for only 151 yards in Week 8 against Tampa Bay but should be a sure-fire QB1 for Week 16.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Limited Leading Up To Week 16
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday. This has been the usual for Newton in 2017. He had one of his best games of the season in Week 15 against the Packers, throwing for 242 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. He should once again be a high-end QB1 in Week 16 while facing off against a broken and beat down Tampa secondary.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Has Monster Game
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton absolutely shredded the Packers defense en route to a 31-24 win. Newton completed 21-of-31 passes for 242 yards, four touchdowns and added 58 rushing yards. Just when the Packers began to sneak back into the game, Newton came up with a huge play time and time again. He also benefitted from the luxury of throwing to a healthy Greg Olsen for 116 receiving yards for practically the first time this season. Newton is the engine of the Carolina offense and came up huge in this game.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Limited Again Thursday
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday. Newton hasn't gotten in a lot of practice time this year during the week after having surgery on his shoulder in the offseason. He hasn't missed any games, though. Despite his up-and-down 2017 season, Newton is a strong QB1 choice in a favorable matchup against the Packers this weekend. The Packers secondary has been burned consistently in recent weeks, and Newton also continues to do plenty of damage on the ground with his legs.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Has Favorable Matchup Against Packers
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will need to bring his A-game against an Aaron Rodgers-led Packers team fighting for the playoffs in Week 15. The Packers defense has allowed the 14th most fantasy points to opposing passers, including nine touchdown passes over their last three games. With Rodgers back in the fold, however, Newton could find himself in a shootout. He has passed for 2,720 yards this season with 17 touchdowns but also has 12 interceptions and five games of completing less than 60% of his passes. Newton's fantasy saving grace has been his ability to rush the football, running for five scores and 585 yards while single-handedly carrying the offense at times. Newton is a back-half top-10 fantasy play at his position for Week 15.
1 year ago: Cam Newton's Legs Lead Panthers To Huge Win
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton completed 13 of 25 passes for 137 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Panthers thrilling 31-24 win over the Vikings. Newton made an all-world play in the first half, hanging in the pocket and bouncing off defenders before finding receiver Devin Funchess wide open in the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown. But the story of the game was Newton using his legs to make plays, including a dynamic 62-yard rush late in the fourth quarter to put the Panthers in position to win. It may not be pretty at times, but the Panthers are now 9-4 and Newton has carried the team the entire season. He will be back on the QB1 radar heading into Week 15.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Limited In Practice
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday. Nothing to see here. He'll be fine to suit up in Week 14 in a tough matchup against the Vikings. Minnesota allows just 13.2 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Newton has been extremely inconsistent in 2017, but his ability to make plays with his legs gives him a solid floor for fantasy owners. Consider him on the low-end QB1 spectrum this weekend.
1 year ago: Temper Expectations For Cam Newton In Week 14
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will have a tough matchup against a stifling Vikings defense in Week 14. With playoff hopes on the line, Newton will go up against a defense that just kept the Falcons' Matt Ryan out of the end zone last week and have nine interceptions this season. Newton has curtailed his early-season turnover problems but could face difficulties producing fantasy points. The Vikings have held opposing quarterbacks to less than 15 fantasy points in eight different games this season. Newton will use his legs to add to his production, but expectations should keep him out of top-10 fantasy consideration at the position in Week 14.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Comes Up Short Against Saints
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton totaled 234 yards from scrimmage with two touchdowns as the Panthers fell short to the Saints 31-21. Newton passed for 183 yards while completing 17-of-27 passes whiles also rushing for 51 yards. The Panthers could not get their defense off the field as the Saints controlled the clock and Carolina was playing catch-up most of the game. It was a solid performance for Newton but the Panthers lack a speed element in their offensive depth. The Panthers are still in the playoff race and hope to get back on track next week against a tough Vikings team.
1 year ago: Cam Newton, Devin Funchess Not On Injury Report
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (thumb, shoulder) and wide receiver Devin Funchess (toe) both practiced in full Friday and were removed from the final injury report for Week 13 against the Saints. Newton has been extremely inconsistent this year and is more of a midrange QB1 for a big divisional game against the Saints. New Orleans may be missing top cornerback Marshon Lattimore for the second straight week, which would help Newton's cause. Funchess remains Newton's top aerial target and should continue to have a high floor as a strong WR2.
1 year ago: Cam Newton's Up-And-Down Season Moves To New Orleans
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been Jekyll and Hyde this season for the playoff-aspiring Panthers. One week, he looks like an MVP, and the next week he can't hit a wide open receiver. Last week was the latter, as he passed for only 168 yards and missed receivers all over the field. This week, the Panthers have a huge game against a first-place Saints team that has given up the 13th fewest points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Newton threw three interceptions against the Saints in Week 3, but the Saints may,, once again be without cornerback Marcus Lattimore in the secondary. Their defense has been a huge surprise this season, but injuries have thinned out their ranks and they have allowed 676 passing yards with five touchdowns to quarterbacks over their last two games. Look for Cam's up-and-down season to be on the up in Week 13, and he should be started in most formats.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Limited Wednesday Ahead Of Week 13
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) is limited in practice Wednesday. It's the same drill Newton has been going through all year. He'll be fine to play in Week 13 against the Saints. While New Orleans secondary has been much improved this year, they were without their top two cornerbacks last week and could be again. However, Newton was extremely inaccurate again in Week 12 and should be more on the midrange side of QB1 options for fantasy owners.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Rushes For Touchdown In Win
It was a weird game for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and the offense. The box score shows that the Panthers scored 35 points but the offense only accounted for two touchdowns against the Jets defense, one of them being a 1-yard sneak by Newton. Cam completed only 11-of-28 passes for 168 yards and struggled with accuracy issues when he wasn't throwing to wide receiver Devin Funchess. Nonetheless, the Panthers did what they needed to do, getting a defense and special teams score to hold off the feisty Jets. Newton had been posting excellent fantasy stat-lines the past few games but this was a step in the wrong direction. Newton also added 28 yards and will look for a better fantasy performance next week.
1 year ago: Fire Up Cam Newton With Confidence
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton heads into this weekend's matchup against the New York Jets coming off a bye week and his best performance of the season under his belt. His numbers may not be pretty, but Newton is turning the corner on his season and beginning to inflict damage on the opposition. What also has helped his fantasy status are his rushing totals over the last five games. During that span, Newton has rushed the ball 45 times for 344 yards and two touchdowns. Turnovers and accuracy are still an issue, but he will face a Jets defense that has allowed the 11th most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. The Jets have done a decent job of limiting passing yards but have given up multiple touchdown passes to quarterbacks in eight games this season, including five of their last six. Newton is a sure-fire QB1 for Week 12.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Explodes With Monster Fantasy Performance
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton tore the Miami Dolphins defense to shreds, passing for 254 with four touchdown passes and adding 95 yards on the ground as the Panthers stomped over Miami 45-21. Newton overcame an early red zone interception to complete 21-of-35 passes and also chipped in a 69-yard rush to boot. This is the former 'MVP' fantasy owners have been waiting for and he put easily his best stat line of the season. The Panthers are now 7-3 and Newton is a legitimate QB1 moving forward.
1 year ago: Trusting Cam Newton A Roll Of The Fantasy Dice Against Miami
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's up-and-down season continues this week against a Miami Dolphins defense that has allowed multiple touchdowns to only two quarterbacks this season -- Drew Brees and Josh McCown. Newton has thrown for 10 touchdowns but also has 11 interceptions with four rushing touchdowns as he continues to struggle with accuracy and chemistry on the field. He has been without his favorite target in Greg Olsen and now is without the services of since-traded wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. At times it feels like Newton only trusts rookie running back Christian McCaffrey and Newton himself. Newton is a roll of the dice against a Dolphins defense that has been decent against opposing quarterbacks. The key to this matchup is the fact that the Dolphins have not faced a mobile quarterback once all season. Look for Newton to post mediocre passing totals that could be offset by a rushing score in Week 10.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Still Has Pain In Shoulder
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) admitted that he still has pain "from time to time" in his surgically repaired shoulder. Newton got off to a rough start to the year and didn't look like the same QB, and he's had just two games over 300 yards passing while throwing 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on the year. He has helped his owners with his legs (four rushing TDs), but the Panthers offense is inconsistent and remains run-first. Newton's fantasy luster has dropped even more after the trade of his top wideout, Kelvin Benjamin. Newton's fantasy upside is limited now, and he's more of a low-end QB1 on a weekly basis.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Racks Up 223 Total Yards
Cam Newton completed only 13-of-24 passes for 137 yards but rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown as the Panthers held on 20-17 to beat the Falcons. Most of the offseason talk centered around protecting Newton but the Panthers seem just fine exposing him in the running game. After two Jonathan Stewart fumbles the ball was entrusted to Cam's hands and, in the end, made enough plays to secure the victory. Newton's numbers have not been eye-popping but everything runs through Newton on offense for Carolina right now.
1 year ago: Devin Funchess Now Cam Newton's Primary Target
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess now has an opportunity to become the Panthers true No. 1 receiver when the Panthers take on the Falcons in Week 9. With the trade of Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills on Tuesday, Funchess has every chance to become the lead man in the passing game. He has 33 receptions this season for 357 yards and three touchdowns and will go up against a Falcons defense that has been surprisingly tough on the oppositions passing attack. The Falcons have allowed the fifth fewest receiving yards to opposing pass catchers but the Panthers running game is a mess right now. Funchess should lead the team in targets, making him a high-ceiling WR2/3 in Week 9.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Has Opportunity Against Beatable Falcons
Cam Newton this season has thrown for 1,841 yards, including 10 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. It has been an up and down year for Newton, who has battled inaccuracy and turnover problems. Now he must lead his team without its leading receiver Kelvin Benjamin who was traded to the Bills on Tuesday. Newton will go up against a Falcons defense that has only two interceptions this season and has given up the 16th most fantasy points to the position. Newton lifetime against the Falcons has thrown 17 touchdowns to 12 interceptions and struggled in both games against the defending NFC Champs last year. A win and the Panthers move to 6-3 and their playoff hopes brighten. Newton should post a positive stat-line but it is hard to envision him putting up top-5 fantasy numbers.
1 year ago: Cam Newton, Panthers Cruise To Easy Win
Cam Newton completed 18-of-32 passes for 154 yards, one touchdown and one interception as the Panthers shut down the Buccaneers 17-3. Newton also led the Panthers with 44 rushing yards as the Panthers defense made for a conservative offensive game plan en route to an easy win. Newton still threw another interception, giving him 10 for the season, and continues to struggle limiting the turnovers. In this case, the makeup of the game led to a mediocre fantasy stat line for Newton.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Has Favorable Career Numbers Against Buccaneers
Cam Newton's season is not going according to plan. After recovering from shoulder surgery, Newton has spent most of the season feuding with reporters and throwing interceptions. He has 10 on the season and three games with more than one pick. But, at the same time, the offense is on the edge of breaking out. This week is an excellent chance to get back on track against a Buccaneers defense that has allowed the eighth most passing yards to opposing quarterbacks. Newton's career numbers against Tampa Bay suggest he could have a very productive day. He is 6-3 lifetime with a 64% completion percentage, 2,068 passing yards with 23 total touchdowns to only nine interceptions. The headlines surrounding Newton are not positive right now but all that could change with a monster fantasy stat line in Week 8.
1 year ago: Cam Newton's Interceptions Costly In Loss
Cam Newton completed 21-of-34 passes for 211 yards and two interceptions as the Panthers lost to the Bears 17-3. Turnovers was the story in this matchup, as Newton had a tipped pass returned for a touchdown and threw another interception on the final drive of the game. At times Newton was able to find receivers for some nice gains but a lack of running game and a costly fumble on a pitch pass by Curtis Samuel doomed the Panthers. Newton officially has a turnover problem and protecting the football moving forward will be the key to the Panthers playoff hopes.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Has Sneaky Tough Matchup In Week 7
Cam Newton and the Panthers will head to Chicago to take on the Bears in Week 7. It has been an up and down year for the former MVP, throwing for 1,476 yards with nine touchdowns. He also has eight interceptions this season and, at times, has been wildly inaccurate. Newton will face a Bears defense that has allowed only three touchdown passes to opposing quarterbacks at home through three games this season. They have been surprisingly stingy playing at home and Newton's numbers could suffer for it. Newton is a back-end top-10 play among quarterbacks in fantasy this week.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Posts 311 Total Yards In Loss
Cam Newton completed 28-of-52 passes for 239 yards, two total touchdowns and three interceptions in the Panthers 28-23 loss at home. The 52 pass attempts was a career high and Newton was also shouldered with leading the team with 11 rushes. Those rushes resulted in 71 yards and a touchdown as Newton took a series of hits the entire game. He even had an additional rushing touchdown wiped away after an impressive scramble that had two Eagles defenders clinging to Newton as he appeared to reach across the goal-line. That score was wiped away and several inaccurate passes found their way into the arms of the Eagles defense. Newton put up a decent fantasy stat line but the ball was in his hands and he came up short in this one.
1 year ago: Cam Newton On A Roll Heading Into TNF
Cam Newton and the Panthers will look to improve to 5-1 when they take on the Eagles Thursday night. After throwing four interceptions in the first three games of the season, Newton has turned it around by completing 48-of-62 passes for 671 yards and seven total touchdowns the last two weeks. The accuracy issues that plagued Cam the first few games have dissolved and will take on an Eagles defense that has allowed the third most passing yards to opposing quarterbacks. This matchup could turn into a shootout quick and Newton should be listed as a QB1 as Week 6 is about to kick off.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Beginning To Get On A Roll
Cam Newton torched the Lions for 355 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers beat the Lions 27-24 in Detroit. Newton completed 26-of-33 passes for a quarterback rating of 141.8 as this is now two straight weeks of MVP-like performances from Cam. He hit receivers all over the field and may have found a new target in tight end Ed Dickson. The two made sweet music the entire game, helping Dickson post 175 receiving yards in the game. After a week of off the field controversy, Newton's play on the field has him back in the conversation as one of the best fantasy quarterbacks out there right now.
1 year ago: Devin Funchess Beginning To Click With Cam Newton
Devin Funchess is beginning to build a rapport with quarterback Cam Newton over the last two games heading into Week 5. He has seen 19 targets over the last two weeks, bringing in 11 receptions for 128 yards. This week the Panthers will take on a Lions defense that has allowed the ninth most receptions to opposing receivers (51). The Lions defense has been tough this season and Newton will have to rely on his big receivers to move the chains if they want to win on the road. Funchess is emerging as a threat in the passing game and has FLEX appeal for Week 5. If he is still available on the waiver wire, he is a must-add at this point.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Faces Challenging Matchup
Cam Newton and the Panthers will be looking to build upon their offensive explosion in Week 4 against the Patriots when they travel to Detroit to take on the Lions this Sunday. Newton put on the 'Superman' cape like the days of old against a porous Patriots secondary but faces a tougher challenge this week. The Lions have allowed only four touchdown passes to opposing quarterbacks this season and have seven interceptions. The Lions will give up some yards in the air but it's a bend but not break defense that also has allowed only one yard rushing to quarterbacks. Newton will have to bring his best game and losing sponsors mid-week for a controversial exchange with a female reporters is a bad way to build any sense of momentum. Newton is a top-12 play this week but expectations need to be tempered against a Lions defense that leads the league with nine takeaways.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Does Some Throwing Wednesday
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) did some throwing in practice Wednesday. Newton is likely to be listed as a limited participant in many practices this year, especially early in the week. He had by far his best game of the year in Week 4 against New England, going 22-for-29 for 316 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also ran a season-high eight times for 44 yards. He's now scored on the ground in back-to-back weeks and looks to be getting more comfortable after offseason surgery on his throwing shoulder. Things won't be as easy this weekend, though, on the road against a stout Detroit D. Newton is more of a low-end QB1 for that one.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Bounces Back With Four Total Touchdowns
Cam Newton enjoyed his best fantasy performance of the season, completing 22-of-29 passes for 316 yards, three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown in the Panthers 33-30 victory over the Patriots. Newton exploited a vulnerable Patriots defense the entire game, also rushing for 44 yards in a thriller of a game. Newton's inaccuracy and health issues have led to slow start despite the Panthers now sitting at 3-1. This was the Cam Newton of old and will look to build off this game in the coming weeks.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Will Have To Be Superman Against Patriots
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and the Panthers are 2-1 this season, but Newton has had his share of struggles. He is averaging a career-low 6.8 yards per pass, has missed receivers all over the field and has four interceptions to only two touchdowns this season. There is plenty of time to turn it around but Newton will have to turn back the clock in Week 4 in his matchup against the mighty Patriots. Luckily, the Patriots defense has been a train wreck thus far this season. They have allowed a league high eight touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks and the most fantasy points to the position heading into Week 4. The Panthers will have to match touchdowns against Tom Brady and Co. making this game a prime chance for Newton to have a huge fantasy week. He is a top-12 play this week.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Throwing For Second Straight Day
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) said his shoulder feels better than it did last week, and he's throwing in practice for the second straight day Thursday. Newton will likely be limited in practices for much of the year after having offseason shoulder surgery, and so far he's been rusty as ever and completely inaccurate. Until he shakes off the rust, fantasy owners should look for better starting options, even this weekend against a Patriots secondary that has been torched in two of three weeks.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Running Less By Design
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said quarterback Cam Newton is running less this year by design. The coach said it's the "new reality." This was expected coming into the year in order to keep Newton as healthy as possible, and we're seeing it play out; Newton has ran the ball 14 times through three games. With his accuracy suffering so far after offseason shoulder surgery, Newton has become more of a QB2 in fantasy leagues.
1 year ago: Cam Newton, Curtis Samuel Limited Wednesday
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) and rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel (back) were limited in practice Wednesday. Both should be fine for Week 4 at the Patriots, but there are serious concerns with Newton's performance after three weeks. He just doesn't look anything like his old self after having offseason shoulder surgery, and we wouldn't expect a drastic turnaround this weekend on the road against the defending champions, even if New England's secondary has been exposed so far. Newton is off the QB1 radar until further notice. Making matters worse, he may be without his top receiver, Kelvin Benjamin (knee), this week.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Staying Patient Despite Struggles
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton isn't panicking after another rough game in Week 3 against the Saints in which he went 17-for-26 for 167 yards and three interceptions. "Moving forward, there is no need to panic," Newton said. "There is no need to rush. There is no need to be up in arms about the situation." After three games, Newton's fantasy owners are certainly up in arms with his ugly and inaccurate play. So far he's 51-for-83 (61.4 completion percentage) for 566 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. He's also fumbled twice, which was his total in all of last year. To make matters worse, he's only run 14 times for 46 yards (career-low 3.3 yards per carry). Newton is showing noticeable rust from offseason shoulder surgery and shouldn't be trusted as a QB1 until he flips the script. That won't be easy with wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin now injured.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Questionable But Will Start
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (ankle, shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Saints, but he will start. Newton has looked rusty and inaccurate in the first two weeks after skipping virtually all of training camp in the preseason, but he has a pristine matchup against a leaky secondary this weekend, which should help him at least approach low-end QB1 numbers.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Remains Limited
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (ankle, shoulder) remained limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday. This is likely to be the norm for Newton for much of the season after he had offseason shoulder surgery. He hasn't looked right yet through two games, but he faces a superb matchup in the Saints in Week 3 and should be considered a low-end QB1.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Likely To Be Among Top QB This Week
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has not been sharp to open the season, but a matchup against the league's worst defense against QB could change that. The Panthers will host the Saints in Week 3 and Newton had 514 yards and three touchdowns against New Orleans last season. While Newton was only 14-for-33 with 192 yards when the Saints traveled to Charlotte last season, and has 399 yards this season, the Saints have seen their defense regress and Marshon Lattimore (their top cornerback) may be out as well. Look for Newton to approach 300 yards of total offense, score a few touchdowns, and regain his value as a top QB.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Limited Wednesday
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder, ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday. Newton took some hard hits in the Week 2 loss but stayed in the game. He should be fine for Week 3 against a leaky New Orleans Saints secondary. If there were any week for Newton to shake off the rust and perform as a legitimate QB1, this would be it.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Disappointed In His Play
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is disappointed in his play after the first two weeks in which he blatantly missed several wide open receivers for potential touchdowns. "Just the accuracy," Newton said. "Missing layups like that, it's uncalled for. I wish I had about two or three balls back." He's gone 34-for-57 for 399 yards, two touchdowns and an interception through two weeks, and it appears that his lack of work in the preseason and in training camp after recovering from offseason surgery is causing his slow start. There's still time for Newton to bounce back, but he looks nothing like the MVP he was two years ago and is basically a low-end QB1 based on the matchups now. Losing tight end Greg Olsen (foot) for six to eight weeks won't help one bit.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Throws For 228 Yards In Win
Cam Newton completed 20-of-32 passes for 228 yards as the Panthers won ugly over the Bills 9-3. Newton again was plagued by some inaccurate throws and took some nasty hits in the game. There was a moment where backup Derek Anderson was warming up as Newton was attended to on the sidelines but he stayed in the game. The Panthers defense dominated Buffalo as the Panthers continue to try and play clean, safe football as a formula to win games. Newton clearly isn't 100% healthy and his fantasy potential moving forward should be tempered because of it.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Taken Off Injury Report
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) was removed from the injury report after taking part in a full practice Friday ahead of Week 2 against the Bills. Newton will likely be limited for most of practice this year moving forward, so unless he suffers a setback with his surgically-repaired right shoulder, there shouldn't be much to worry about with him on the injury report. After a pedestrian Week 1 in which Carolina leaned on the run game, Newton should improve his numbers at home against the Bills. Still, he'll be more of a low-end QB1 option with the Panthers emphasizing the run game more often.
1 year ago: Limited Practice The New Norm For Cam Newton
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited yet again in practice Thursday, and head coach Ron Rivera said that's Newton's "new normal" after he had offseason shoulder surgery. "This is going to be part of his maintenance as we go through the season," Rivera said. Despite being limited, Rivera said Newton won't ever truly be rested in practice. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Newton's inclusion on the weekly injury report shouldn't bother his fantasy owners. It was a mediocre start to the season for Superman in Week 1, but we suspect he'll put up better numbers in Week 2 at home against the Bills.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Limited At Practice
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited at Thursday's practice. This is a downgrade for Newton after being a full participant on Wednesday, but the Panthers are likely just limiting his reps. He is in no danger of missing Sunday's home opener against Buffalo.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Limited In Practice Thursday
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday. Newton should be fine to play in Week 2 against Buffalo. He wasn't asked to do much in Week 1 in an easy 23-3 victory over the Niners, attempting 25 passes for 171 yards and two scores, but he should be in line for better production at home against the Bills. Consider Newton a top-10 fantasy QB in Week 1, albeit one on the low-end of QB1 status.
1 year ago: Cam Newton's Strong Second Half Helps Panthers Cruise
Cam Newton completed 14-of-25 passes for 171 yards, two touchdowns and one interception as the Panthers cruised to a 23-3 win over the 49ers. Newton was wildly inaccurate in the first half, missing wide open receivers all over the field. But he knocked the rust off to complete all six of his pass attempts in the second half for 66 yards and a touchdown. Newton has missed almost all of training camp after offseason shoulder surgery and his lack of participation showed early on. Newton's return to fantasy stardom is still a work in progress.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Expected To Play against the 49ers
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) is expected to play against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Newton, who had offseason surgery on his injured shoulder, was severely limited during the preseason as a result. This is obviously good news, especially for a team that is looking to rebound from a disappointing 2017 season despite making it to the Super Bowel the year before. Fantasy owners can breath a sigh of relief now that he will see the field as well as have a good matchup to ease back into things. San Francisco was in the top 10 last season in fantasy points given up to opposing quarterbacks. They also gave up 223 rushing yards to opposing quarterbacks which also works in Newton's favor. Keep him in mind when setting your lineup on Sunday.
1 year ago: Cam Newton (Questionable) Will Suit Up For Week 1
Cam Newton is listed as questionable on the Panthers injury report but is expected to play, per panthers.com. Newton has missed most of training camp and the preseason after offseason shoulder surgery. But coach Ron Rivera told reporters Newton is ready to roll and fantasy owners should feel free to start Newton in most formats. The Panthers will take on a 49ers team that is clearly in rebuilding mode so Newton and Co. should enjoy a productive offensive day in Week 1.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Ready To Roll For Week 1
Coach Ron Rivera declared he believes Cam Newton is "ready to go" for the Panthers Week 1 matchup against the 49ers, per NFL.com. Newton has been brought along slowly this offseason after undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder. He made a brief appearance in the preseason and threw a touchdown pass but has barely participated in most of training camp. Newton has an excellent Week 1 matchup against a rebuilding 49ers team that lacks talent on both sides of the football. Newton will be valued as a QB1 in most fantasy formats.
1 year ago: Cam Newton Tosses Touchdown In First Preseason Action
Cam Newton went 2-for-2 for 21 yards and a touchdown in his first preseason action of the season. Newton played one drive that saw some impressive runs from running backs Jonathan Stewart and Christian McCaffrey. Once in the red zone, Newton hit McCaffrey up the middle for a 12-yard gain and then found one of his favorite targets, Kelvin Benjamin, for a 9-yard touchdown pass. Newton has been sidelined most of training camp after offseason shoulder surgery and his presence on the field was felt immediately. Of course he will have to ramp up his throwing over the next couple of weeks but Newton is getting closer to being in game-ready shape.
1 year ago: Cam Newton On Track To Play Third Preseason Game
Coach Ron Rivera told reporters that he "likes what he sees" from quarterback Cam Newton and he is on track to make his preseason debut on Thursday, per espn.com. Newton has not played yet this season as he rehabs offseason shoulder surgery. Newton has been participating in team drills for over a week now but the question remains how ready the shoulder is for game action. The Panthers franchise quarterback would most likely play sparingly, maybe a series or two, at most in the game as he gears up for Week 1. A healthy Newton without restriction would certainly help his fantasy draft stock heading into the season.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Questionable Against Titans
Cam Newton is questionable to play against the Titans in the Panthers second exhibition game, per charlotteobserver.com. Newton participated in drills against the Titans in practice yesterday and, after a sequence of several inaccurate throws, he sat most of the practice. It has been a slow recovery process for Newton after offseason shoulder surgery and there is a chance at this point that Newton will not see the field once in preseason. For a franchise quarterback who in the past rarely missed a single practice, the news is frustrating to Panthers fans. If Newton doesn't play a single preseason game, expect Cam to take a slight hit in fantasy pre-draft rankings. At this point, it is tough to tell whether he will be fully healthy when the season begins.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Won't Play In Second Preseason Game
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) will sit out the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans this Saturday, according to sources. Backup Derek Anderson will start, followed by Joe Webb and Garrett Gilbert. Newton had his surgically-repaired shoulder examined Friday and didn't start either of the team's joint practices Thursday. Head coach Ron Rivera said that Newton has been rusty. The goal remains to have Newton ready for the Sept. 10 opener against the 49ers, and Rivera is fine with Newton missing all of preseason action if need be. After an MVP campaign in 2015, Newton fell off big time last year and posted a career-worst 53 percent completion rate while also running less. Injuries were partly to blame, but Carolina also wants Superman running less to avoid exposing himself to more ailments. He could be more efficient with rookies Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel helping the offense, but Newton should no longer be viewed as an elite QB1, and the longer he goes without throwing in a game before the regular season, the more skepticism drafters will have about him.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Unlikely To Play Saturday
It is unlikely Cam Newton will see the field for the Panthers second preseason game on Saturday, per charlotteobserver.com. Newton just recently has begun throwing on the field as he continues to rehab from offseason shoulder surgery. It was a bumpy practice on Monday for Newton, whose timing was off and that led to several poor throws. Newton simply is behind with his reps and the cautious approach the Panthers are taking makes the chances of Newton playing on Saturday slim.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Participates In Practice
Cam Newton participated in team drills during Friday's practice, per panthers.com. Newton did not play in the Panthers first preseason game on Wednesday but spent 10 minutes on the field Friday throwing to receivers. Newton is rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery and has been on a cautious throwing program up to this point. Newton isn't expected to see the field a lot in the preseason but the hope is he can begin completing full practices over the next week or so.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Out For First Preseason Game
Cam Newton will not play in the first preseason game Wednesday night, per panthers.com. The Panthers take on the Texans and they will be without their franchise quarterback to kick off the season as he continues to rehab offseason shoulder surgery. Of course this only the preseason, but as each day passes Newton has failed to ramp up his throwing program. Most days at practice he can be seen on the sidelines lightly tossing. Coach Ron Rivera is steadfast in his belief that Cam will be ready for Week 1 but is fair to question whether the Panthers will be getting 'Superman' or 'Clark Kent' when the lights come on in a month.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Unlikely To Play In Preseason Opener
Cam Newton was held out of practice again on Monday, per panthers.com. Newton is, however, making light tosses on the sidelines but has not seen the field. The slow recovery from shoulder surgery likely means he will not suit up for the preseason opener against the Texans on Wednesday. For Newton, and the Panthers, the key is to get their franchise quarterback some snaps with the first-team offense by the third preseason game. The more time he misses, however, will eventually affect his fantasy draft stock.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Nursing Sore Shoulder
Cam Newton missed another practice after warming up and felt soreness in his shoulder, per panthers.com. Newton is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and the Panthers are handling Newton with kids gloves during training camp. "He started warming up this morning and said he felt a little sore," said coach Ron Rivera. "Why push it? It made no sense to have him throw with a sore shoulder." Newton's absence prior had been chalked up to "maintenance" but clearly Newton is not 100% healthy yet. He will have plenty of time to get his shoulder into game shape but this certainly will put him behind in terms of working with his new teammates on some of the new offensive schemes the Panthers want to implement this season.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Sits Out Of Practice
After going hard for five straight days, quarterback Cam Newton sat out of the last portion of practice. Coach Ron Rivera said Newton is not injured but was held out for 'maintenance'. The Panthers all off-season have expressed a desire to devise ways to keep Newton healthy and upright for the entirety of a 16-game season and sitting out some practices will be apart of the game-plan. They also have talked openly about changing the way the offense operates with Newton, emphasizing quick reads, more running plays and shorter passing routes to get the ball out of Newton's hands as quick as possible. Newton still is a dynamic player in the red zone but the Panthers are trying to curtail the exposure to hits that could sideline their franchise quarterback.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Throwing In Practice
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) threw for the first time at practice Wednesday since having surgery in March. Newton said he felt good, but head coach Ron Rivera noted that Newton "looked a little rusty early on." Offensive coordinator Mike Shula said Newton threw toughly 20 passes in 7-on-7 team drills, but the team is limiting his repetitions overall. The Panthers want Newton to take on less in the offense, mainly to keep him healthy all year. He's down to 246 pounds at camp, too, after playing in the 260-pound range the last few years. After one of his worst overall statistical performances in 2016, Cam's fantasy stock is plummeting to the low-end QB1 range, especially now that he's not expected to run nearly as much -- something that set him apart from other quarterbacks.
2 years ago: Cam Newton's Shoulder Is Fine
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) has been throwing with teammates in Baltimore, and head coach Ron Rivera said, "apparently his shoulder is fine." Newton should be good to go for training camp later this month after having surgery to fix a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder in March. Superman's 2015 MVP season is looking like the outlier, and his fantasy stock is further on the decline now that Carolina wants to take even more pressure off his shoulders in the offense. With Newton running less, it's hard to endorse him as a legitimate QB1 for fantasy owners moving forward.
2 years ago: Panthers Want To Lessen Load On Cam Newton
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera revealed that the team's goal this year is to get the ball out of quarterback Cam Newton's hands earlier in the passing game and utilize him less on the ground. The Panthers added more weapons on offense around Newton in the draft this year to do just that, and Carolina definitely wants to lessen the chances of Newton running and getting hurt. All of this hurts his fantasy value, though, especially after career lows in completion percentage (52.9 percent) and yards per attempt (6.9) in 2016. Despite his 2015 MVP season, Newton has morphed into more of a low-end QB1 moving forward.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Maturing As Player
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is learning that he needs to lean more on his teammates from time to time. "The thing I have to realize is my job is not necessarily to always be the playmaker," Newton said. In addition to that, Newton has cut down on sweets this offseason and said he's "hands down" the thinnest he's been in the offseason. Carolina would like to see Newton run less in order to have him avoid taking unnecessary risks, and they added Curtis Samuel and Christian McCaffrey in the draft to take pressure off the quarterback. Career lows in completion percentage and passer rating in 2016 weren't what Newton's fantasy owners wanted to see, and the fact that he's running less these days significantly reduces his fantasy value. Offseason shoulder surgery also hurts Newton's fantasy value heading into 2017, and he's more attractive as a low-end QB1 now than an elite option at the position.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Resumes Throwing
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) resumed throwing Monday and said he felt good, although he's not completely back to 100 percent with his range of motion. He threw 45 passes in sets of 15 tosses from three different throwing positions. Newton had surgery on his right shoulder to fix a torn rotator cuff March 30. Newton will continue his throwing sessions for four weeks, and he could be cleared to throw to teammates in the first day of training camp if he doesn't have any setbacks. After losing in the Super Bowl, Newton disappointed in 2017 with a career-worst 52.9 completion percentage and also ran less in order to stay healthy. His 2015 MVP season was likely an outlier, and it's hard to expect elite QB1 numbers if he's not going to use his legs as much anymore. Newton is more of a low-end QB1 target in fantasy drafts.
2 years ago: Cam Newton Expected To Throw Next Week
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) is expected to throw at next week's minicamp, likely on the side, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Barring any setbacks with Newton's surgically-repaired shoulder, he should be able to take part in most, if not all, of training camp later this summer. After a disappointing 2016 season, Newton could be a bounce-back QB1 fantasy commodity with improved weapons around him on offense through the draft, most notably Christian McCaffrey.