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Cam Newton | Quarterback

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
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Cam Newton completed 16-of-27 passes for 183 yards and rushed 12 times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 12 win over the Cowboys.
Newton made critical third-down throws to keep the chains moving on offense, but ultimately didn't have to do much more as the Panthers scored twice on defense. Luke Kuechly and Kurt Coleman each pick-sixed Tony Romo, who later left with a potentially severe collarbone injury. The Panthers' defensive scoring and four field goals by Graham Gano resulted in a disappointing fantasy day for Newton. Expect Cam's scoring to get back on track when Carolina visits the Superdome in Week 13. Nov 26 - 7:49 PM

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Cam Newton completed 21-of-34 passes for 246 yards and a career-high five touchdowns Week 11 against the Redskins.

He added 16 yards on the ground. Washington provided almost no challenge for Carolina’s offense in this one. Jonathan Stewart had his way on the ground, and Newton took advantage with three of his touchdowns coming on play action near the goal line. The first two were almost the exact same play to Stewart and then Mike Tolbert in the flat, and Ted Ginn got wide open in the end zone for a two-yard score on another play action pass. Greg Olsen got open on an angle route from five yards out for the fourth touchdown, and Newton threw a dart to Devin Funchess for the fifth score early in the third quarter. Newton had never thrown for more than three touchdowns in a game before today, but he managed four in the first half. The game was over after the Funchess touchdown, but Newton kept throwing until he left the game mid-way through the fourth quarter and just barely missed Ginn for another touchdown. Newton has reestablished himself as a solid QB1, and he will be a must-start Thanksgiving.
Nov 22 - 4:05 PM

Cam Newton completed 21-of-26 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown and rushed nine times for 23 yards and a score Week 10 against the Titans.

Newton started the game 12-for-12 and consistently found wide open receivers across the middle of the field in the first half. The Titans defense ratcheted up the pressure in the third quarter, but Newton led the Panthers on two scoring drives in the fourth to ice the game. Newton capped off the second of those two drives with a rushing touchdown, his sixth of the season. Newton will be an easy QB1 play next week against the Raiders.
Nov 15 - 4:23 PM

Cam Newton is on pace for 146 rushing attempts this season.

The total would be 19 more than his career high and the most rushing attempts by a quarterback in any season since 1950. Despite his struggles as a passer and his suspect receiving corps, Newton's legs will keep him a must-start QB1 the rest of the season.
Source: ESPN
Nov 10 - 10:49 AM

Cam Newton completed 15-of-30 passes for 297 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Carolina's 37-29, Week 9 win over the Packers, adding nine rushes for 57 yards and an additional score.

It was one of the best starts of Cam's career, while both the passing and rushing yardage were his second most of the season. Cam set the tone with 33 ground yards on Carolina's opening possession. His rushing touchdown was an over-the-pile number where he held onto the ball with one hand. With the Panthers seemingly having wrapped things up after going up 37-14, things got a little sloppy late, including a pass that should have never been thrown on Newton's INT. Either way, it was another prodigious day for a quarterback now on pace for 3,640 passing yards, 686 rushing yards and 38 total touchdowns. The scores would be a new career high by three.
Nov 8 - 5:01 PM

Cam Newton completed 16-of-35 passes for 248 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Panthers' 29-26, Week 8 overtime win over the Colts.

He added 41 rushing yards on 10 carries. Newton continues to get the job done despite his lousy quarterback rating. He completed 50 percent or fewer of his passes for the third time this season. But on a rain-soaked night, Newton was also hurt by drops from his receivers. None was bigger than Ted Ginn's drop of the would-be 56-yard game-winning touchdown in OT. Newton really shined in the extra period, drilling a slant to Corey Brown, before throwing the perfect deep ball to Ginn, and then dropping a dime to Greg Olsen over the middle with the safety draped in coverage. His TD passes went to Brown and Olsen, but Newton was also credited with a second turnover on a lost fumble. He's simply a great real-life player that finds a way to get the job done. The Panthers remain unbeaten at 7-0 and will host the 6-1 Packers at home in Week 9.
Nov 3 - 12:22 AM

Cam Newton completed 14-of-24 passes for 197 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions and rushed four times for 20 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 7 win over the Eagles.

Newton didn’t have much success, but did enough to move the Panthers offense. He thew a goal-line dumpoff to Mike Tolbert for his touchdown, with his rushing TD coming on a designed run from two yards out. All three of Newton’s interceptions were bad throws that let the Eagles stay in the game. Since coming off the Panthers' bye, Newton has one pass TD the last two weeks. Newton will be a mid-range QB1 for Week 8 against Colts.
Oct 26 - 12:00 AM

The Eagles will likely use LB Connor Barwin as a spy on Cam Newton on Sunday.

Barwin sacked Newton 3 1/2 times when the Eagles played Carolina last year while holding Cam to just six rushing yards. The Eagles haven't faced a mobile quarterback this year but they practiced with Tim Tebow during the preseason. Newton leads all quarterbacks with 45 rushing yards per game this season.
Oct 21 - 9:27 PM

Cam Newton completed 20-of-36 passes for 269 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions and rushed seven times for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 6 win over the Seahawks.

For large stretches, Newton looked overmatched on Sunday. The Legion of Boom wasn’t allowing much of anything and several of Newton’s throws sailed off target because he didn’t set his feet. But Newton came alive in the fourth quarter leading back-to-back touchdown drives with surgical precision. Rather than settling for a field goal to force overtime, Cam wisely went for the home run, threading the needle on a 26-yard touchdown to Greg Olsen that caught both Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman napping. Newton and the Panthers will put their perfect record on the line next week against the Eagles.
Oct 18 - 7:54 PM

Panthers OC Mike Shula is "OK" with the fact that Cam Newton is on pace for 172 rushes this season.

That would be a new career high by 45, and one of the highest rushing totals by a quarterback in NFL history. It exposes Newton to injury, but Shula knows it's one of his best bets at moving the ball for a team that barely has a receiver corps. It's excellent news for fantasy owners as long as Newton can stay on the field.
Oct 6 - 4:51 PM

Cam Newton completed 11-of-22 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Carolina's 37-23 Week 4 shellacking of the Bucs, adding 12 rushes for 51 yards.

Newton had an easy afternoon against Lovie Smith's non-competitive football team, finding Ted Ginn for both his scores. Newton could have had a few more completions, but was hurt by drops, including one by Devin Funchess in the end zone. Newton has gotten off to a blazing hot start on the back of a soft schedule, but things will stiffen considerably after Carolina's Week 5 bye, as the Panthers must travel to Seattle.
Oct 4 - 4:18 PM

Cam Newton completed 20-of-31 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 7 times for 33 yards and a score Week 3 against the Saints.

Newton was comfortable as could be in this game. The Saints could not generate any pass rush, leaving Newton plenty of time to take several deep shots down the field. Newton hooked up with Greg Olsen for a pair of 11-yard scores on almost identical routes, and he found Ted Ginn on a 55-yard bomb on the first drive of the second half. He finished his day by going 13 yards untouched around the left end for his second rushing touchdown in as many games. Cam will be on the QB1 radar next week against the Bucs.
Sep 27 - 5:52 PM

Cam Newton completed 18-of-37 passes for 195 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Panthers' 24-17, Week 2 win over the Texans.

He added 76 yards and an additional touchdown on 10 carries as the Panthers' leading rusher. Newton started off pitifully as a passer, opening 4-of-10 for seven yards. He wasn't much better afterward, constantly missing high and wide, but was able to find Ted Ginn for a 25-yard touchdown on a double-move before later hooking up with Philly Brown for a 36-yard score over the deep middle. Newton went airborne on his touchdown scamper at the goal line, front-flipping into the end zone. He's highly inaccurate with a poor receiving corps, so it's going to be struggle most weeks. At least Newton makes up for it with his rushing ability. The Panthers will host the division-rival Saints in Week 3.
Sep 20 - 4:47 PM

Cam Newton completed 18-of-31 passes for 175 yards, one touchdown and one interception Week 1 against the Jaguars.

The real story for Newton was usage in the running game. Newton rushed 14 times for 35 yards including at least eight attempts on option plays or draws. With the receiver corps drop-prone and not very good, the Panthers are apparently going to ride Newton and the running game this season. Though he struggled somewhat on the ground in this game, that should lead to some big fantasy performances this season. He will be in the streaming conversation next week against the Texans.
Sep 13 - 4:17 PM

Cam Newton completed 17-of-28 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' third preseason game.

He added just one carry for two yards. With Devin Funchess sitting out, Newton targeted Greg Olsen a team-high nine times. He was let down by two Corey Brown drops, including a would-be 30-yard score. Newton's touchdown was a goal-line pass to Mike Tolbert from two yards out. The Panthers aren't expected to run more read-option despite the loss of Kelvin Benjamin, and Newton's supporting cast makes him hard to trust as more than a low-end QB1. Newton should finish the preseason 26-of-48 for 284 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
Aug 28 - 9:43 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Brandon Wegher
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Corey Brown
2Devin Funchess
3Kevin Norwood
WR21Ted Ginn
2Jerricho Cotchery
3Brenton Bersin
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
LT1Michael Oher
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Fernando Velasco
C1Ryan Kalil
RG1Trai Turner
2Chris Scott
RT1Mike Remmers
2Daryl Williams
K1Graham Gano