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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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The Broncos will host the Panthers in this year's Thursday night opener on Sept. 8.
It's a Super Bowl 50 rematch, albeit without Peyton Manning. The stars had to align for this matchup to be possible, as the Broncos and Panthers only play once every four years. 2016 just happened to be the year the Panthers head to Denver. The NFL has made a new tradition of the defending Super Bowl champs hosting the season's opening game. The rest of the schedule will be announced Thursday evening at 8ET. Apr 14 - 5:31 PM

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Cam Newton completed 18-of-41 passes for 265 yards and an interception as the Panthers fell to the Broncos 24-10 in Super Bowl 50, adding six carries for 45 yards but also losing two fumbles.

Cam showed nerves right away, airmailing his first pass far above the head of a wide-open Corey Brown. The Broncos got to Newton on Carolina's second drive, as Von Miller strip sacked him in the end zone where DT Malik Jackson recovered for an early 10-0 lead. Cam finally got the offense going five drives in, hitting Brown for a 20-yard sideline catch before gaining 11 and 12 yards on consecutive scrambles. Another Brown catch set up Jonathan Stewart's one-yard touchdown. Cam's third-quarter interception deflected off Ted Ginn's hands and into the arms of Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan. Super Bowl MVP Miller tortured Carolina, recording a second strip sack of Cam in the fourth quarter at Carolina's four-yard line. The Broncos tied a Super Bowl record with seven team sacks, humbling Newton after his MVP season. Newton will turn 27 in May. He figures to be one of the first three quarterbacks off the board in 2016 fantasy drafts.
Feb 7 - 10:44 PM

Associated Press named Cam Newton its 2015 Most Valuable Player.

Newton was the clear MVP frontrunner, throwing for 3,837 yards and a 35:10 TD/INT ratio in the regular season. He rushed for 636 yards (4.8 YPC) and 10 touchdowns, making him the first player in NFL history to post 30-plus pass touchdowns and 10 rushing TDs. Newton’s career highs came without top WR Kelvin Benjamin (ACL). His play elevated a middling cast to a 15-win season and Super Bowl appearance. Newton won MVP in a landslide, getting 48 first-place votes. He also beat Antonio Brown (10 votes) for Offensive Player of the Year.
Feb 6 - 9:48 PM

Cam Newton completed 19-of-28 passes for 335 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, and rushed ten times for 47 yards and two more touchdowns in the Panthers' rout of the Cardinals in Sunday's NFC Championship Game, 49-15.

Throwing darts out of the gate, Newton's first touchdown went to Corey Brown from 86 yards out on a poorly-covered pass deep down the middle. Cam was well protected as Arizona's blitzes failed to get home versus Carolina's dominant offensive line. Newton's first rushing score came from a half-yard out as Cam extended the ball just past the stripe late in the first half. His lone miscue was a late second-quarter interception on an errant throw intended for TE Ed Dickson, but Kurt Coleman returned the favor by picking off Carson Palmer on the very next play. Cam put the Cardinals away on back-to-back powerful QB keepers in the third frame, the first of which gained 11 yards on third-and-10, before the second put Carolina up 34-7 on a 12-yard score. Newton dropped the dagger to Devin Funchess with a fourth-quarter five-yard TD. The 49 points scored by Carolina set a new NFC Championship Game record. Newton will enter Super Bowl 50 having accounted for 50 TDs in the 2015-2016 season.
Jan 24 - 9:53 PM

Cam Newton completed 16-of-22 passes for 161 yards and one touchdown in the Panthers' 31-24, Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

He rushed for just three yards on 11 attempts, which included three kneel-downs to close out the game. Newton's lone touchdown pass went to Greg Olsen. The Panthers looked like they were going to steamroll the Seahawks in this one, jumping out to a quick 14-0 lead and taking a 31-0 lead into halftime. But Carolina's offense did nothing after the break and almost choked this one away ad Russell Wilson was piling up points on the other side. If there were five quarters, Seattle likely would have pulled this one out. At the end of the day, Newton and the Panthers are headed to the NFC Championship game to host the Cardinals next Sunday.
Jan 17 - 4:18 PM

Cam Newton was one of six Panthers selected to the All-Pro team on Friday.

That list stretches to eight if you include Greg Olsen and Kawann Short, who were both on the second team. Newton edged out Tom Brady and Carson Palmer for the honor. Fellow Panthers Thomas Davis, Ryan Kalil, Luke Kuechly, Josh Norman and Mike Tolbert were also on the first team. Around the league, Adrian Peterson and J.J. Watt were both unanimous selections while Kuechly and Antonio Brown received 49-of-50 votes. Oakland's Khalil Mack made history by being named an All-Pro at both outside linebacker and defensive end.
Jan 8 - 2:21 PM

Cam Newton completed 21-of-26 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns and rushed six times for ten yards and two more touchdowns in the Panthers' Week 17 win over Tampa Bay, 38-10.

How about 36.54 standard-league fantasy points to polish off an MVPCam-caliber year. Newton absorbed four sacks in Sunday's whipping of the Bucs, but made big-time throws look routine in the middle of the field and connected with Jerricho Cotchery and Devin Funchess for touchdowns. Newton has been virtually unstoppable this season, and a usage machine in particular with Jonathan Stewart on the shelf. With Sunday's victory, the Panthers secured the NFC's No. 1 seed. They'll take next week to recuperate, then gear up for the Divisional Round.
Jan 3 - 7:36 PM

The Panthers need a win against the Bucs or a Cardinals' loss to the Seahawks in Week 17 to retain the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Carolina could have locked up the No. 1 spot with a win against Atlanta, but they came out flat and blew the golden opportunity. If Carolina loses and Arizona wins, Arizona would get the top spot based on conference record. The importance of the game matched with coach Ron Rivera's reluctance to rest players means we should see a full complement of snaps for Cam Newton and the rest of the offensive starters on Sunday.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 08:58:00 AM

Cam Newton completed 17-of-30 passes for 142 yards and rushed seven times for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 16 loss to the Falcons

Newton scored on an eight-yard scramble early in the first quarter but never came close to finding the end zone again. The Falcons decided to play keep-away by grinding out long possessions. The strategy worked for the most part as Cam was held to 66 second-half passing yards. Vic Beasley harassed Cam all day and forced a fumble that led to a turnover on Carolina’s last possession. The Panthers still have to win next week to secure the No. 1 seed, so Cam and the rest of the starters should play close to a full share of snaps.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:29:00 PM

The Panthers led the NFL with 10 Pro Bowl selections on Tuesday night.

At 14-0, it's obviously well deserved. Cam Newton, OLB Thomas Davis, MLB Luke Kuechly, C Ryan Kalil, CB Josh Norman, Greg Olsen, DT Kawann Short, Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert, and RG Trai Turner are Carolina's selections. The Cardinals and Seahawks each had seven players selected to the "game." You can view the Pro Bowl rosters at the link below. Several players will drop out, leading to probably another couple dozen going to Hawaii.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 08:44:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera confirmed he will play his starters Week 16 against the Falcons.

The Panthers still need a win or the Cardinals to lose to lock up the No. 1 seed, and Rivera has seen firsthand how resting players too early in the regular season can backfire. Even if Carolina locks up the top seed this week, it would not be surprising if Cam Newton and company started and played significant snaps Week 17 against the Bucs, especially if a perfect season is on the line. Newton will be the top quarterback option on the board Week 16.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 12:36:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 25-of-45 passes for 340 yards and five touchdowns in the Panthers' 38-35, Week 15 win over the Giants, adding eight rushes for 100 additional yards.

It was the MVP of the league's third five-touchdown performance in five games, and third career 100-yard rushing performance. Newton now has 40 total touchdowns on the year. As has become his custom in the second half of the season, Newton did whatever he wanted, delivering lasers in the passing game and huge runs on the ground. His 47-yard run on a first half read option keeper was the Panthers' longest rush of the season. There was an injury scare in the second half where Newton tweaked his knee, but he didn't miss any snaps. CaMVP will dismantle the Falcons in Week 16, provided coach Ron Rivera doesn't opt for rest.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 04:40:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is still unsure if he will rest his stars after the team clinches home-field advantage.

"I can’t tell you what I’m going to do," Rivera said on Friday. "It’s about being smart down the stretch. Again, the ultimate goal is to win [the Super Bowl]. But at the same time, I’ve got to look at things, weigh things. But I don’t know what I’m going to do." Carolina has a two-game lead on Arizona for the No. 1 seed, but Arizona would have the tiebreaker if they win out and Carolina drops two games down the stretch. As long as both teams hold serve this week, the Panthers will still have something to play for Week 16 against the Falcons. Owners in standard 16-week leagues should have Cam Newton and company at the ready for the fantasy Super Bowl.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 11:28:00 AM

Cam Newton completed 15-of-21 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns in Carolina's Week 14 game against the Falcons before being rested with the Panthers up 38-0.

He added three rushes for four yards. Newton was subbed out for Derek Anderson before the third quarter was even over. Newton did whatever he wanted against the pathetic Falcons, throwing lasers and taking deep shots at will. He found Ted Ginn for scores of 74 and 46 yards. Touchdown No. 3 was delivered on a rope to Ed Dickson in the end zone. Playing by far the best football of his entire career, Newton now has 35 total scores through 13 games. He has a strong case to be MVP of the league. He'll dice up the Giants in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 03:33:00 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said he will continue to play his starters even if the Panthers clinch home-field advantage before the final week of the season.

"Hypothetically speaking, yes – to a point," Rivera answered. "The reason I would is because I was on a team that had done the same thing, and we didn't, and it cost us in my opinion because I thought we were rusty." It is unlikely Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart and Greg Olsen would play a full complement of snaps in a meaningless Week 17, but it does look like they should see the majority of their workload the rest of the season. All three should remain high-end options throughout the fantasy playoffs.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Brandon Wegher
5Devon Johnson
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Corey Brown
3Brenton Bersin
4LaRon Byrd
5Tobais Palmer
WR21Ted Ginn
2Devin Funchess
3Kevin Norwood
4Stephen Hill
5Damiere Byrd
WR31Corey Brown
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Beau Sandland
4Scott Simonson
5Braxton Deaver
LT1Michael Oher
2Daryl Williams
3David Foucault
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Chris Scott
3Matthew Masifilo
C1Ryan Kalil
2Gino Gradkowski
3Reese Dismukes
RG1Trai Turner
2David Yankey
3Tyler Larsen
RT1Mike Remmers
2Donald Hawkins
3Jordan Rigsbee
K1Graham Gano