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Cam Newton | Quarterback | #1

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CAR
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Cam Newton completed 20-of-31 passes for 242 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Panthers' 31-24, Week 15 win over the Packers, adding 14 rushes for 58 additional yards.
It was the second time this season Newton posted four passing scores. Newton seemed revitalized by finally having a healthy Greg Olsen. 12 of Newton's 31 attempts were sent Olsen's way, with the tight end generating 116 yards. Newton also did an excellent job of moving the sticks with his legs, consistently finding the soft spots in Dom Capers' defense. He's cleared 50 yards rushing in three straight games. Newton has a Week 16 smash spot in the Bucs. Dec 17 - 4:28 PM

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Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Newton's shoulder hasn't looked right all year, but he should be fine for Sunday's game with the Packers. Newton has been held under 200 passing yards in three straight weeks.
Dec 13 - 5:32 PM

Cam Newton completed 13-of-25 passes for 137 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Panthers' Week 14 win over the Vikings, adding 70 rushing yards on 11 attempts.

Newton had a real quiet first half, throwing for just 57 yards and rushing for only six as the teams headed into the locker room. He got rolling a bit after the break, scrambling around and buying time on an 18-yard touchdown flick to Devin Funchess. Then, Newton's 62-yard run late in the fourth quarter set up Jonathan Stewart's game-winning touchdown from one yard out. Stewart scored three times on the day, stealing some fantasy action from Cam. Newton will remain a high-variance QB1 next week at home against the Packers.
Dec 10 - 4:25 PM

Cam Newton completed 17-of-27 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 31-21, Week 13 loss to the Saints, adding six rushes for 51 additional yards.

Fantasy owners will take it, but Newton could have had a much bigger day. He had a run called back by penalty, and repeatedly had Carolina's sorry cast of No. 3 and 4 receivers fail to make plays. Newton actually looked as good as he has all season throwing the deep ball, but none of them connected. The Panthers really need to find a field stretcher in the offseason. Newton will be a lower-end QB1 for next week's matchup with the Vikings' elite defense.
Dec 3 - 7:35 PM

Cam Newton completed 11-of-28 passes for 168 yards while contributing 28 yards and a touchdown on nine carries Sunday in the Panthers’ Week 12 win over the Jets.

He was sacked three times for a loss of 14 yards. Newton looked out of sync with his receivers for much of the day, though he did have success throwing to Devin Funchess, who finished with 108 yards on seven catches. The former MVP rushed for a touchdown in the second quarter and should have thrown for one later in the same period but missed a wide-open Greg Olsen in the back of the end zone. With Kelvin Benjamin in Buffalo, Curtis Samuel done for the year, and Olsen still struggling with a foot issue, Carolina’s pass-catching depth is becoming a real concern. That could be an issue for Newton next week against the Saints.
Nov 26 - 5:58 PM

Cam Newton completed 21-of-35 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns in the Panthers' 45-21, Week 10 win over the Dolphins, adding 95 yards on five carries as a runner.

Newton played with tons of confidence despite starting slow against the poor Dolphins secondary. After nearly throwing a bad interception early in the game, the Panthers rattled off multiple scoring drives. The majority of Cam's rushing yards came from a 69-yard run on a read option, but the 95 yards set a new season-best, topping his 86 from last week. Always a threat to have huge fantasy games, Cam showed off his upside tonight. The Panthers have a bye in Week 11 but draw a favorable matchup against the Jets in Week 12.
Nov 13 - 11:45 PM

Cam Newton completed 13-of-24 passes for 137 yards in the Panthers' 20-17, Week 9 win over the Falcons, adding 86 yards and one touchdown on nine carries as a runner.

Newton did very little as a passer in the first game without Kelvin Benjamin, but he, as normal, missed a number of throws, overshooting Ed Dickson down the seam on one pass and then throwing way behind Christian McCaffrey in the end zone on a should-be touchdown. But Newton's rushing yards marked a new season-best, and the one touchdown was a "dunk" at the goal line where he skied over a defensive back. Newton remains so hit-and-miss but will be a QB1 next week against Miami on Monday night.
Nov 5 - 4:31 PM

Cam Newton completed 18-of-32 passes for 154 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Panthers' 17-3, Week 8 win over the Bucs.

Newton added 11 carries for 44 yards, somewhat salvaging his fantasy day. This was an ugly one, with both Newton and Jameis Winston struggling to make plays down the field. Time and again, Newton launched deep balls with no one there to haul them in. The Panthers really miss Ted Ginn. Newton also struggled with his accuracy in the short-to-intermediate areas, not that it's anything new. Newton did continue to grind out tough yards as a runner. He's as dangerous as ever as a ball carrier. The Panthers' boom-or-bust quarterback has an approachable matchup for Week 9 in the Falcons.
Oct 29 - 4:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 21-of-34 passes for 211 yards, two interceptions, and a lost fumble in the Panthers' 17-3 loss at the hands of the Bears Week 7.

Newton was credited with a fumble on the Bears’ first defensive touchdown, but he put a perfect pitch on Curtis Samuel, who simply muffed it. The second defensive touchdown was on Newton, who tried to force the ball to Kelvin Benjamin in the second quarter. That pass was tipped into the air before falling into Eddie Jackson’s arms, who took it back for his second touchdown of the game. In addition to the turnovers, Newton also struggled with his accuracy on Sunday, badly missing his intended receiver several times. It is tough to blame Newton for much, however, as he was under almost constant pressure from the first whistle, pressure he was able to avoid for a few highlight-worthy plays. Unfortunately, those were not enough to get Carolina into the end zone in the disappointing loss. On the bright side, Newton did run for 50 yards, and he now has at least 50 yards or a touchdown on the ground in four of his last five games. Despite the bad day, Newton will still be a QB1 next week.
Oct 22 - 4:09 PM

Cam Newton completed 28-of-52 passes for 238 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the Panthers' 28-23, Week 6 loss to the Eagles, adding 11 rushes for 71 yards and an additional score.

Newton nearly had a second rushing score, but he was ruled out of bounds upon review. It was a dazzling effort. Otherwise, Newton was about as bad as the numbers look, even though two of his interceptions were not his fault. RG Trai Turner was pushed into him on INT No. 1 while No. 2 was more of a Jonathan Stewart drop. That being said, Newton was lucky to get away with as "few" picks as he did, as he made a host of extremely inaccurate throws. In addition to his usual high misses, Newton also turfed a few balls, including a game-ending incompletion to Christian McCaffrey. Fletcher Cox was making life miserable for an offensive line still missing C Ryan Kalil, while the Panthers had zero running game aside from their quarterback. With 10 days to heal up, Newton gets the Bears' injury-wrecked defense in Week 7.
Oct 12 - 11:48 PM

Cam Newton completed 26-of-33 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers' Week 5 win over the Lions.

He rushed seven times but didn't gain any rushing yards. Newton scored more fantasy points in last week's win over the Patriots, but this was his best passing performance of the season to date. He was particularly in sync with Ed Dickson, who posted a career-high 175 yards on five targets. Cam's best throw was a pinpoint over-the-shoulder laser to Kelvin Benjamin for a 31-yard touchdown with two defenders in the area. Newton draws another favorable matchup when Carolina hosts Philadelphia's leaky pass defense on Thursday Night Football in Week 6.
Oct 8 - 4:58 PM

Cam Newton competed 22-of-29 passes for 316 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the Panthers' 33-30, Week 4 win over the Patriots, adding eight rushes for 44 yards and an additional score.

Taking advantage of pass catchers routinely left completely wide open, Newton shook off his season-opening, three-game slump in emphatic fashion. The Patriots were truly awful on defense, but Newton looked more confident as a passer, delivering the ball downfield with more conviction. He still had a number of curious overthrows on short passes and some wobblers deep — his shoulder doesn't look 100 percent healthy — but his confidence was back. That wasn't the case on Newton's first few runs, but after taking a few hits, he looked like the Newton of old between the tackles. Newton's revival will be put to the test in next week's road matchup with the Lions' hot defense.
Oct 1 - 4:07 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) wasn't listed on the Panthers' final injury report for Week 4 against the Patriots.

Newton didn't look healthy against the Saints last week, but he'll give it a go Sunday in another plus matchup against New England. Kelvin Benjamin, who missed a chunk of last week with a knee issue, was also removed from the injury report.
Sep 29 - 1:50 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

This is just Newton's new routine, but he's looked far from 100 percent all season. The Panthers' bye isn't until Week 11. With the way he's looked for three games, Newton can't be considered a legitimate QB1, even for excellent matchups like this Sunday's with the Patriots.
Sep 28 - 2:50 PM

Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Cam Newton running the ball less is by design.

"New reality," Rivera said. Newton has consistently been banged up and hurt for the better part of the last calendar year and doesn't seem to be right at all. Per former Rotoworld All-Star Adam Levitan, Newton averaged 8.2 rushes per game in 2015, 6.0 in 2016, and is down to 4.6 this year. If we aren't getting rushing production from Newton, that further lowers his floor.
Sep 27 - 3:34 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Garrett Gilbert
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Cameron Artis-Payne
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Christian McCaffrey
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
FB1Alexander Armah
WR11Devin Funchess
2Kaelin Clay
WR21Russell Shepard
2Brenton Bersin
3Damiere Byrd
WR31Kaelin Clay
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Chris Manhertz
LT1Matt Kalil
2John Theus
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Amini Silatolu
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
2Greg Van Roten
RT1Daryl Williams
2Taylor Moton
K1Graham Gano