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Cam Newton | Quarterback | #1

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CAR
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Cam Newton completed 18-of-32 passes for 237 yards, a touchdown, and three interceptions in Week 17 against the Bucs.
It caps off a career-worst year for Newton. Newton didn't miss any games with his shoulder injury, but it clearly impacted his ball placement more than the Panthers let on. He finishes the season with 3,509 yards and a 19:14 TD/INT ratio, rushing for just 359 yards and five touchdowns. Newton should rebound in 2017, but is at risk of becoming more of a pocket passer as he enters the middle of his career. Jan 1 - 4:22 PM

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Cam Newton (shoulder) is questionable for Week 17 against the Bucs.

Newton is fully expected to start. Joe Webb will back him up with Derek Anderson sick.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Cam Newton (right shoulder) was limited in Thursday's practice.

He was also limited on Wednesday. Coach Ron Rivera said Newton will start if he is healthy, but it is certainly possible the Panthers use the shoulder as an excuse to hold him out of a meaningless game. Newton has been banged up most of the season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:29:00 PM

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

Coach Ron Rivera said Newton will start against the Bucs as long as he's healthy. Newton has been battered and bruised all season behind a makeshift offensive line missing multiple starters. Check back Thursday for an update.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 02:52:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Panthers coach Ron Rivera admitted Cam Newton could have to start altering his playing style as he gets older.

"He’s getting older and he’s going to be a different style player," Rivera said. "We have to evolve." Newton has missed only four games in six seasons — one due to a car accident — but has gradually begun to pick up more lingering issues. He's been struggling through a shoulder ailment down the stretch of 2016. "Changing" sounds good in theory for Newton, but it's his running threat/willingness to take hits that makes him a special player. Change will be hard in this case.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 02:25:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 18-of-43 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Panthers' Week 16 loss to the Falcons.

He added 36 yards on the ground to make the fantasy line look better, but Newton was terrible most of the game. He struggled with his accuracy, missing high time and time again, and he telegraphed several passes. He should have thrown at least six interceptions, and the Falcons had more yards (61) on interception returns than he had passing yards (58) before the halftime. Things did not get much better in the second half, but Newton did make a nice throw to Kelvin Benjamin on the final play of the third quarter for a 26-yard touchdown. That score brought the Panthers within 10, but that was as close as they would get. Newton has been mostly down over the second half of the season, and he has a tough matchup in Tampa Bay next week. He will be a risky DFS option in that spot.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Cam Newton (throwing shoulder) is active for Week 16 against the Falcons.

Newton has experienced discomfort in his throwing shoulder which limited him early in the week, but he was left off the final injury report. He is a back-end QB1 against an exploitable defense. Greg Olsen (elbow) and Kelvin Benjamin (back) are also ready to go. Carolina declared Luke Kuechly (concussion), DE Ryan Delaire (knee), WR Brenton Bersin, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, LB Jeremy Cash, OT Dan France, and DT Kyle Love inactive for Week 16.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Cam Newton (shoulder) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

That was after being limited on Wednesday. Cam's status for Week 16 against the Falcons was never in doubt. Coming off a 300-yard game against Washington on Monday night, Newton is No. 8 in RotoPat's Week 16 quarterback rankings.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 03:41:00 PM

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

The Panthers are mostly just managing his reps coming off the Monday night game. Newton looked to be in real pain throughout Week 15, but gutted it out and threw for 300 yards against Washington. He'll be a borderline QB1 this week against a Falcons squad that has given up the third-most passing yards in football.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 04:58:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 21-of-37 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 26-15, Week 15 win over the Redskins on Monday night.

After failing to complete more than 48.3 percent of his passes in any of his four previous games and averaging 195 yards passing in that frame, it was a big rebound game on the road for Newton against a Redskins defense that has been hemorrhaging yards and fantasy points to quarterbacks. On his first touchdown, Newton threw a laser to Ted Ginn from 30 yards out over the top of a lost Donte Whitner in coverage. Newton's second score was a gift after the Panthers recovered a Kirk Cousins fumble at the one-yard line. On the next play, Newton hit Mike Tolbert for the touchdown. Newton didn't rush for any yards, but was throwing dimes most of the night, and could have easily had another 65-yard touchdown had Ted Ginn not dropped a deep ball in the second half. Newton gets another plus spot in Week 16 at home against the Falcons.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) is active for Monday night's Week 15 game against the Redskins.

Kelvin Benjamin (back) is also active. Neither player was expected to sit this one out. Newton is in a good bounce-back spot. Inactive for the Panthers are DE Charles Johnson, RT Daryl Williams, MLB Luke Kuechly, LB Jeremy Cash, DT Paul Soliai, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, and TE Chris Manhertz.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 07:20:00 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) is questionable for Week 15 against the Redskins.

There is no real doubt about Cam's status after he got in a full session Saturday, although his recent struggles with accuracy could be partially explained by the shoulder issues. Struggling and less than 100 percent, Newton is not a great option in standard-sized leagues.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 12:48:00 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) remained limited at Friday's practice.

Newton's shoulder is dinged up but his MRI came back clean and he should be ready to go Monday night against Washington. In an astounding display of futility, Cam has completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes in four straight games. Newton is No. 16 in RotoPat's Week 15 quarterback rankings.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 01:37:00 PM

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

It's a new injury for Newton, though coach Ron Rivera didn't seem concerned. Newton picked up the ailment in last week's win over the Chargers. An MRI came back clean. Newton is expected to ramp up his participation over the next few days. The Panthers are playing the Monday night game, so Newton also has an extra day to get healthy. Newton has been astoundingly bad over his past four starts, completing just 42.9 percent of his passes. Maybe his shoulder has something to do with it. Newton will be an upside QB2 against the Redskins.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 02:58:00 PM

Cam Newton did not throw for the second day in a row at Panthers' practice Thursday.

Newton had an MRI on his throwing shoulder Tuesday, but the tests reportedly did not reveal any structural damage. The Panthers are likely just giving their starter a rest with an extra day to get ready for the Redskins, but it is still worth noting. Newton is fully expected to start Monday night.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 12:54:00 PM