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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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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. Sep 30 - 8:42 AM
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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

The Panthers did not call a single zone-read run in Sunday night's loss to the Steelers.

The Panthers are still coddling Cam Newton's ribs and it's killing his fantasy upside. He had a career-low two carries Sunday night one week after running just four times against the Lions. OC Mike Shula says he's going to gradually ease Newton back into the run game, but we'll believe it when we see it.
Sep 23 - 9:24 AM

Cam Newton completed 24-of-35 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 3 loss to the Steelers.

Newton was sacked three times and had to be removed late in the fourth quarter after getting shaken up on multiple hits. He was under a heavy pass rush all game behind the Panthers' shaky offensive line. Newton lost a fumble on the opening drive of the second half. His touchdown came on a 37-yard pass to Greg Olsen. Newton appeared to re-aggravate his ankle injury and could be limited in practice this week. He'll remain on the QB1 borderline for an upcoming matchup with Baltimore.
Sep 22 - 12:23 AM

Coach Ron Rivera admits Cam Newton is dealing with "constant nagging soreness" in both his ankle and ribs, and he'll do so for the remainder of the season.

Newton's current routine is to get treatment every Monday and Tuesday in an effort to get everything calmed down before practice on Wednesday. It's a reminder that Newton is still banged up, and will be until February. He rushed just four times in his Week 2 debut and was sacked five times. Expect Carolina to lean more on Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert near the goal line.
Sep 19 - 9:22 AM

Cam Newton completed 22-of-34 throws for 281 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 19 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Lions.

He scrambled four times and added a two-point conversion toss to Jerricho Cotchery for a productive fantasy game, albeit not a huge one. Newton did take five sacks and spent much of the second half hobbling around on his surgically repaired ankle. Derek Anderson warmed up at one point, but Cam stayed in the game like a warrior. Newton's fantasy day could have been much bigger if not for three drops by Kelvin Benjamin. Cam will be a high-ceiling QB1 in Week 3 against the Steelers' swiss cheese defense.
Sep 14 - 5:03 PM

A source tells PFT that Cam Newton (ribs) will have "no limitations" in Sunday's game against the Lions.

The insinuation is that Newton won't hesitate to tuck-and-run or execute zone-read plays. He'll bring plenty of QB1 upside into this plus matchup.
Sep 14 - 10:37 AM

Cam Newton (ribs) is practicing in full for Week 2.

Coach Ron Rivera has already declared that Newton will start this week. Newton is a borderline QB1 for Sunday's matchup with the Lions.
Sep 10 - 3:37 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera has declared Cam Newton (ribs) the team's Week 2 starter.

Newton nearly suited up for Sunday's opener, so the Panthers believe he's a slam dunk for this week's game against the Lions. Although Newton will likely still be playing at less than 100 percent, he'll immediately re-enter the QB1 conversation against the Lions' shaky defense. Newton's status will be updated no later than Wednesday, where he should get in at least a limited practice.
Sep 8 - 2:36 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton (ribs) is expected to play in Week 2.

Rivera got the best of both worlds. He won a road game Sunday with Derek Anderson as his starting quarterback and also bought Newton's ribs another week of rest in the process. Although Cam wasn't happy with the decision to hold him out, he'll now be less susceptible to aggravation. Newton will be a solid QB1 in a home game against the Lions next week.
Sep 7 - 7:29 PM

Cam Newton is inactive for Sunday's Week 1 game at Tampa Bay.

Derek Anderson will get the start, and Tampa Bay's fantasy defense is a recommended Opening Day streamer. Carolina's other Week 1 inactives are WR Brenton Bersin, DB Tre Boston, OL David Foucault, OG Andrew Norwell, TE Brandon Williams, and rookie DL Kony Ealy.
Sep 7 - 2:58 PM

According to FOX's Jay Glazer, the Panthers' "plan right now" is to hold out Cam Newton (ribs) for Sunday's game against the Bucs.

This "plan" has also been reported by NFL Network, ESPN and other outlets. Carolina fears that if Cam takes a shot to the ribs, it will result in another 3-4 weeks on the sideline. By starting Derek Anderson at 4pm ET today, Cam will have a very good chance to suit up for Week 2. Glazer says Newton will have a chance to convince the coaches he can protect himself by showing well in warmups, but we wouldn't count on it. Owners need to move on to other options. The Bucs' D/ST is shaping up as an elite fantasy play.
Sep 7 - 12:12 PM

Appearing on NFL GameDay First, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports coach Ron Rivera is considering holding Cam Newton (ribs) out of Sunday's Week 1 tilt with the Bucs.

Per Rapoport, Newton and his teammates are "optimistic" the quarterback will be able to play. But Rivera is concerned and may end up holding Cam out in an effort to have him healthy for the remainder of the season. The latter makes the most sense. Putting Newton out there against a physical Bucs defense and exposing him to big hits wouldn't be smart. Signs continue to point to Derek Anderson getting the nod under center come 4:25 PM ET.
Sep 7 - 8:51 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Cam Newton (ribs) is on track to start against the Bucs.

Newton took all the first-team reps on Saturday and didn't have any setbacks. He remains a game-time decision, but is trending toward being active. Playing at less than 100 percent, Newton is Rotoworld's No. 17 quarterback.
Sep 6 - 4:10 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton (questionable, ribs) looked "pretty good" in Friday's passing drills, and the team will "see how he's doing tomorrow morning."

Newton sounded encouraged by Cam's progress, but allowed for caution. "This is a sprint, guys, not a marathon." Newton is dealing with multiple hairline fractures in his ribs. The Panthers would be sending him out against a fast, physical Tampa defense at significantly less than 100 percent. Fantasy owners should selfishly hope Newton rests this game, and heals up to play effectively moving forward. Officially, Cam is a game-time decision in Week 1.
Sep 5 - 1:26 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Darrin Reaves
4Fozzy Whittaker
5Chris Ogbonnaya
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Richie Brockel
2Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
3Philly Brown
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Jason Avant
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano