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Cam Newton | Quarterback | #1

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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.
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

Cam Newton completed 28-of-41 passes for 331 yards, five touchdowns and an interception in Carolina's 41-38, Week 13 win over the Saints, adding 10 carries for 49 additional yards.

Facing the worst defense in the league, Newton performed like it, taking deep shots at will and completing almost all of them. Newton could have had an even bigger day, but missed Greg Olsen on a few throws, and could only watch in horror as Ted Ginn muffed sure scores of 68 and 52 yards. The five-TD performance was Newton's second in three weeks, and gives him 25 on the season. That's already a new career high, and puts him on pace for 33. That, of course, doesn't account for the nine ground scores he's on track for. Newton took a beating today, and could miss some practice time this week. Either way, he'll be a top-three play against the Falcons in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 07:56:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 07:49:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 04:05:00 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
WR11Ted Ginn
2Devin Funchess
3Kevin Norwood
4Cobi Hamilton
WR21Corey Brown
2Jerricho Cotchery
3Brenton Bersin
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
LT1Michael Oher
LG1Andrew Norwell
C1Ryan Kalil
RG1Trai Turner
RT1Mike Remmers
2Daryl Williams
K1Graham Gano