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Cam Newton | Quarterback | #1

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CAR
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Cam Newton completed 28-of-52 passes for 238 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the Panthers' 28-23, Week 6 loss to the Eagles, adding 11 rushes for 71 yards and an additional score.
Newton nearly had a second rushing score, but he was ruled out of bounds upon review. It was a dazzling effort. Otherwise, Newton was about as bad as the numbers look, even though two of his interceptions were not his fault. RG Trai Turner was pushed into him on INT No. 1 while No. 2 was more of a Jonathan Stewart drop. That being said, Newton was lucky to get away with as "few" picks as he did, as he made a host of extremely inaccurate throws. In addition to his usual high misses, Newton also turfed a few balls, including a game-ending incompletion to Christian McCaffrey. Fletcher Cox was making life miserable for an offensive line still missing C Ryan Kalil, while the Panthers had zero running game aside from their quarterback. With 10 days to heal up, Newton gets the Bears' injury-wrecked defense in Week 7. Oct 12 - 11:48 PM

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Cam Newton completed 26-of-33 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers' Week 5 win over the Lions.

He rushed seven times but didn't gain any rushing yards. Newton scored more fantasy points in last week's win over the Patriots, but this was his best passing performance of the season to date. He was particularly in sync with Ed Dickson, who posted a career-high 175 yards on five targets. Cam's best throw was a pinpoint over-the-shoulder laser to Kelvin Benjamin for a 31-yard touchdown with two defenders in the area. Newton draws another favorable matchup when Carolina hosts Philadelphia's leaky pass defense on Thursday Night Football in Week 6.
Oct 8 - 4:58 PM

Cam Newton competed 22-of-29 passes for 316 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the Panthers' 33-30, Week 4 win over the Patriots, adding eight rushes for 44 yards and an additional score.

Taking advantage of pass catchers routinely left completely wide open, Newton shook off his season-opening, three-game slump in emphatic fashion. The Patriots were truly awful on defense, but Newton looked more confident as a passer, delivering the ball downfield with more conviction. He still had a number of curious overthrows on short passes and some wobblers deep — his shoulder doesn't look 100 percent healthy — but his confidence was back. That wasn't the case on Newton's first few runs, but after taking a few hits, he looked like the Newton of old between the tackles. Newton's revival will be put to the test in next week's road matchup with the Lions' hot defense.
Oct 1 - 4:07 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) wasn't listed on the Panthers' final injury report for Week 4 against the Patriots.

Newton didn't look healthy against the Saints last week, but he'll give it a go Sunday in another plus matchup against New England. Kelvin Benjamin, who missed a chunk of last week with a knee issue, was also removed from the injury report.
Sep 29 - 1:50 PM

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

This is just Newton's new routine, but he's looked far from 100 percent all season. The Panthers' bye isn't until Week 11. With the way he's looked for three games, Newton can't be considered a legitimate QB1, even for excellent matchups like this Sunday's with the Patriots.
Sep 28 - 2:50 PM

Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Cam Newton running the ball less is by design.

"New reality," Rivera said. Newton has consistently been banged up and hurt for the better part of the last calendar year and doesn't seem to be right at all. Per former Rotoworld All-Star Adam Levitan, Newton averaged 8.2 rushes per game in 2015, 6.0 in 2016, and is down to 4.6 this year. If we aren't getting rushing production from Newton, that further lowers his floor.
Sep 27 - 3:34 PM

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

Newton just does not look right at all right now, and the Panthers are dialing back his reps a bit. He's not worth starting in one-QB, 12-team leagues.
Sep 27 - 3:06 PM

Cam Newton completed 17-of-26 passes for 167 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in the Panthers' Week 3 loss to the Saints.

He added three rushes for 16 yards and a score. Newton was benched late in the fourth quarter with Carolina trailing 34-13. Off to a "slow start" after quiet games against the 49ers and Bills, Newton made it clear in this one he's legitimately struggling as he tries to come back from major March shoulder surgery. Newton simply didn't look healthy against the Saints' woeful defense, making only a handful of accurate throws all afternoon. He resembled 2015 Peyton Manning, lacking drive, and seeming to have no idea where the ball was going when it left his hand. His INTs were two softballs thrown into tight coverage that the Saints jumped and an over-throw off Christian McCaffrey's fingertips. The Panthers might need to consider benching Newton until he gets healthy. Fantasy owners would be wise to do so for next week's trip to New England.
Sep 24 - 3:47 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cam Newton (shoulder, ankle, questionable) will play Week 3 against the Saints.

There was never much doubt, but it is good to get confirmation. Newton has only attempted 57 passes through two games with just 399 yards and two touchdowns to show for it, but he could not have a better matchup than at home against the Saints. He is a solid QB1.
Sep 24 - 12:43 AM

Cam Newton (ankle, shoulder) is questionable for Week 3 against the Saints.

Beat writer Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer called his questionable listing a "technicality." Despite getting in limited practice reps, Newton will be a full-go for Sunday's game against New Orleans. It's a great spot for Newton, though he'll be without his favorite target Greg Olsen (foot).
Sep 22 - 1:43 PM

Cam Newton (ankle, shoulder) remained "limited" on Thursday.

Newton is going to suit up against the Saints, but he's clearly hurting. Newton is off to a slow start, but the Saints' defense has been almost inconceivably bad through two games. It will be concerning if they're not a slump buster in Charlotte.
Sep 21 - 2:43 PM

Cam Newton (ankle, shoulder) was limited on Wednesday.

Newton took a number of hits in the Week 2 win over the Bills and has some wounds to show for it. He's in no danger of missing Week 3 vs. New Orleans.
Sep 20 - 3:05 PM

Cam Newton said he is "disappointed" with his performance through two weeks.

It is not a huge surprise after sitting out the offseason program and much of camp recovering from shoulder surgery, but Newton has struggled with his accuracy through two weeks, most notably missing a wide-open Ed Dickson Week 1 and Christian McCaffrey Week 2 for what would have been touchdowns. "Missing layups like that, it’s uncalled for," Newton said. "I wish I had about two or three balls back." Newton should improve as he gets more reps under his belt, but his upside is limited by an offense which wants to ride the run and a defense which is good enough to keep them in positive game scripts. On the bright side, New Orleans is coming to town this week.
Sep 18 - 8:55 AM

Cam Newton completed 20-of-32 passes for 228 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Panthers' 9-3, Week 2 win over the Bills.

Newton did add five rushes for 27 yards, but was extremely inaccurate as a passer. He could have ended the game on 3rd-and-goal from the Bills' two with 2:43 remaining, but committed a comical overthrow of a wide open Christian McCaffrey. As they have been for much of his career, overthrows were a major problem for Newton today. He also almost got Kelvin Benjamin killed on a first half hospital ball. Last but not least, he was getting walloped behind the Panthers' shaky line, absorbing six sacks for a whopping 50 yards. Newton has a get-right Week 3 matchup in the Saints, but he hasn't looked like himself through his first two games.
Sep 17 - 4:06 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) was removed from the Panthers' injury report for Week 2 against the Bills.

He was a full participant at Friday's practice after being limited on Thursday. The Panthers are wisely monitoring Newton's practice reps coming off offseason shoulder surgery, but his status for Sunday's home opener was never in doubt. He's RotoPat's No. 8 quarterback for Week 2.
Sep 15 - 1:32 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Garrett Gilbert
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Cameron Artis-Payne
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Christian McCaffrey
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
FB1Alexander Armah
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Damiere Byrd
3Curtis Samuel
WR21Devin Funchess
2Russell Shepard
WR31Russell Shepard
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Chris Manhertz
LT1Matt Kalil
2John Theus
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Amini Silatolu
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
2Greg Van Roten
RT1Daryl Williams
2Taylor Moton
K1Graham Gano