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Cam Newton | Quarterback

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
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Cam Newton completed 23-of-37 passes for 292 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Panthers' 19-17, Week 11 loss to the Falcons.
The Panthers were kept mostly silent on offense for much of the afternoon, with Newton throwing an early interception on a tipped ball before tossing another to start the third quarter when Kelvin Benjamin quit on his route. Newton brought the Panthers back with touchdown passes to Benjamin and Philly Brown in the fourth quarter, but the Carolina defense yielded a late field goal. Newton added 30 yards rushing, but continued to look at far less than 100 percent health. He badly needs the Week 12 bye. Nov 16 - 4:32 PM

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Cam Newton is absent from the Week 11 injury report.

Newton's health has been the subject of much debate since Monday night's thrashing in Philadelphia, with Newton himself fueling the fire. Regardless, the Panthers don't think he's hurt enough to list on the injury report. Newton has a strong Week 11 matchup in the Falcons, but his Week 10 matchup in the Eagles was inviting, as well. He's a boom-or-bust QB1.
Nov 13 - 3:27 PM

Cam Newton admitted Wednesday that he hasn't felt 100 percent for a long time.

Newton refuted a FOX Sports report that his right foot is injured as a result of compensating for the pain incurred from his offseason left ankle surgery. "But if you ask me a question, 'Is Cam Newton hurt?' Yes, I'm hurt. That is all honesty. But can I play? Yes, I can play and I will be playing," he said. The problem for fantasy owners is that a lot of Newton's value is tied up in his running ability. He's on pace for career-lows in all rushing categories this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 13 - 9:03 AM

Coach Ron Rivera refuted a report that Cam Newton is injured.

FOX Sports reported Tuesday that Newton is now battling a right foot injury, in addition to still recovering from offseason surgery on his left ankle. It's no surprise that Rivera says his star quarterback isn't hurt. Defenses are still going to be targeting Newton. But he's not going to miss any game action.
Nov 11 - 2:26 PM

A source tells FOX Sports that Cam Newton is now nursing a right foot injury.

Newton had his left ankle surgically repaired over the summer and is still experiencing soreness. This issue on the right side is likely due to compensation. Although it's nothing that will keep Newton sidelined (as evidenced by him playing well into garbage time Monday night), he's clearly not as mobile as he's been in the past. Through nine games he's on pace to run for 467.5 yards and 3.5 touchdowns, both of which would be career-lows. He's also on track to take 53.3 sacks -- his previous career-high is 43. Newton should get things going in a home game against the Falcons in Week 11, but his upside is capped a bit if he's not explosive with his legs.
Nov 11 - 9:11 AM

Cam Newton completed 25-of-40 passes for 306 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Panthers' 45-21, Week 10 blowout loss to the Eagles on Monday night.

Cam was sacked NINE times on the night. The offensive line was giving up pressure on nearly every drop-back, and Newton took an absolute beating. It's insane that coach Ron Rivera left him in the game with Carolina trailing 45-7 in the fourth quarter. Newton, though, doesn't escape without blame. He threw a horrible pick-six to Bradley Fletcher, and was scattershot for much of the night. He saved his fantasy owners by tossing two garbage-time scores to Kelvin Benjamin. The Falcons are up next.
Nov 10 - 11:49 PM

Cam Newton was off his game in Carolina's 28-10, Week 9 loss to the Saints, completing just 10-of-28 passes for 151 yards and an interception, adding seven rushes for 43 yards and a touchdown.

Newton also lost a fumble on a strip sack. The passing performance was one of the worst of Newton's career, as he simply wasn't accurate, either lofting passes too high, or throwing them too hard. "Touch" was not in Newton's vocabulary this evening, though that's often the case. He was also hurt by drops. The only thing saving Newton's night from outright fantasy disaster was his 10-yard rushing score in the third quarter, where he spun out of a sack, got the edge and dove across the goal line. Newton now has 10 days to rest up for what should be a high-scoring affair with the Eagles. It will have been nearly a month since his last positive fantasy performance.
Oct 30 - 11:32 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Panthers made "no progress" on a long-term deal with Cam Newton before the season started, but that both sides "hope to do it this offseason."

Newton is signed through 2015 after the Panthers exercised his fifth-year option. Per Rapsheet, Newton is not open to a "pay as you go" style extension, à la Colin Kaepernick. Rapsheet considers Matt Ryan's six-year, $113.75 million deal a "ballpark" estimate of what Newton will be looking for.
Oct 30 - 3:34 PM

Cam Newton completed 12-of-22 passes for 171 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 8 win at Carolina.

Newton was mistake-prone all day while often running for his life. He held the ball too long on a read-option which led to a fumble, threw an ill-advised pick and missed an open Kelvin Benjamin for a long touchdown. But he also continued to look really healthy while running and had Benjamin drop a well-throw dart in the end zone in the first half. With the schedule softening up tremendously down the stretch, Newton is going to be in the top-half of the QB1 ranks the rest of the way. The Panthers host the Saints on Thursday night.
Oct 26 - 4:12 PM

Cam Newton completed 17-of-31 passes for 205 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Carolina's 38-17, Week 7 loss to the Packers, adding seven rushes for 41 yards.

Newton's score was a 13-yard strike to Kelvin Benjamin deep into garbage time. The Panthers couldn't get the ball moving early, while injuries to LT Byron Bell and RG Trai Turner led to serious protection issues. The Panthers just never got in sync, though Newton continued to look the best he ever has as a passer, standing tall and delivering the ball on a rope. Newton was also rugged as a runner for the second-consecutive week, and is firmly back into dual-threat mode. He gets a stiff Week 8 test, as the Seahawks will be traveling to Charlotte.
Oct 19 - 4:28 PM

The Panthers installed more running plays for Cam Newton in the practice week ahead of Sunday's tie with the Bengals.

Newton ran the ball 17 times in Week 6 for 107 yards and one touchdown. He had just 14 rushing attempts in the previous four games combined. "I feel like I ran him too much, and yet I didn’t run him enough," OC Mike Shula said. Newton still isn't 100 percent healthy, according to the Panthers, and he got banged around in Cincinnati, but he was easily the team's best option as a runner with Darrin Reaves and Fozzy Whittaker as Carolina's healthy running backs. Expect 6-8 carries weekly for Cam with Jonathan Stewart nearing full health.
Oct 13 - 6:17 PM

Cam Newton completed 29-of-46 passes for 284 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Panthers' 37-37, Week 6 tie with the Bengals.

Newton rushed for 107 yards and a third touchdown on 17 carries. His rush attempts and yards were more than his previous four games combined. After holding Newton back the first month of the season, the Panthers rallied around their star quarterback with an injury-ravaged backfield. Cam pounded in a 12-yard score before halftime and put the team on his back in this one while taking a beating in the process. He found Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen on his passing scores. This was the game that makes Cam so desirable in fantasy. He'll be a low-end QB1 with upside when the Panthers travel to Green Bay in Week 7.
Oct 12 - 5:15 PM

Cam Newton completed 19-of-35 passes for 255 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

Newton had a few designed runs, and pitched to Philly Brown on a read-option keeper in the second quarter. He still does not look comfortable running the football, though, and only gained nine yards on six rushes. Newton is currently a low-end QB1, but would become much more interesting if he regained his rushing threat.
Oct 5 - 4:58 PM

Coach Ron Rivera admitted that "you don't want to unleash" Cam Newton unless he's "ready to be unleashed."

Newton's ankle and rib injuries have sapped what makes him so electric for both the Panthers and fantasy owners -- running ability. Newton is averaging 2.6 rushing attempts per game this season after averaging 7.5 through his first three seasons. "I wish I could say, 'Hey! We're going to cut him loose this week!'" OC Mike Shula said. "I don't want to lie to you.' That's something we're going to talk about this week. It's something we have to monitor every week for sure. But he's getting healthier and ... we'll see." Until Newton starts running again, he'll only be a borderline QB1.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 30 - 8:42 AM

Cam Newton completed 14-of-25 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 4 loss to Baltimore.

He left early for the second straight week because Carolina was getting blown out. Although the box score only reads two sacks taken, Newton was pulverized by Baltimore's defense, and repeatedly got shaken up in the game. He appeared to be battling a hand injury in addition to his now frequently-injured ankle. Newton only rushed twice for seven yards. Newton will be a borderline QB1 option when the Panthers host the Bears in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 3:51 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Chris Ogbonnaya
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Philly Brown
WR31Philly Brown
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano