College: Auburn | 9 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 245 lbs
Birth Date: 5/11/1989
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 7
Out - Foot
Inactive Week 3
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
Newton missed the last two games because of a shoulder injury, which seemed to hamper him the second half of the season. His numbers dipped after a fast start to the season. Newton failed to score a touchdown each of his last two games but had multiple scores 11 of his first 12 games. He was super consistent much of the season before his late-season issues. Newton was still 14th overall in fantasy quarterback scoring despite missing two games. Newton is the focal point of the Panthers offense and should hold that role once again this season. Newton has a huge arm and can make big-time plays with his legs. He shows some immaturity at times, especially when dealing with the press. He will force some passes at times but is pretty accurate throwing the ball. He throws a good deep ball and runs as well as any quarterback in the game. Newton has at least four rushing touchdowns every season in the NFL. He averages 30 total touchdowns per season for his career.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Newton has been a top-five fantasy quarterback two of the past four seasons. He is capable of the huge fantasy season. Consider him a top-10 fantasy quarterback and quality weekly starter. He is a consistent option, especially because of his production running the ball. Newton can throw for around 3,600 yards, rush for around 600 and score 30 or so touchdowns.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's fantasy value is tied to his ability to continue rushing, along with the recovery from the shoulder surgery he underwent in the offseason. Newton is surrounded by the best receiving talent that he has had in his career in the NFL. Christian McCaffrey broke out last season and established himself as arguably the best pass catching back in the league, as well as an effective rusher. Greg Olsen is aging, but if fit he will continue to be a big body in the middle of the field. The Panthers also have a great dynamic duo of wide receivers with D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel, who both impressed last season. Samuel missed his rookie season through injury, and so in effect, the Panthers had two rookie receivers on the field last season, and both players should be able to take a step forward. Surrounded with that level of talent with the likely rushing production that Newton typically produces makes him a constant darkhorse to be one of the highest scoring fantasy quarterbacks. However, it is important to keep an eye on injury news in the offseason, given Newton's shoulder surgery in the offseason. Newton wasn't able to throw in OTAs, although coach Ron Rivera stated to the media that he missed time due to personal reasons.
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The Carolina Panthers have declared DL Kawann Short, OL Brandon Greene, WR Brandon Zylstra, DE Bruce Irvin, OT Dennis Daley, QB Cam Newton and CB Rashaan Gaulden inactive for Week 3.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's (foot) condition improved throughout the week and there is a possibility that he could resume practicing Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Fantasy Spin: Kyle Allen is starting Week 3's game versus the Arizona Cardinals and would remain in that role if Newton is unable to play in Week 4's contest against the Houston Texans. However, he should not be viewed as a viable option in any fantasy format. Newton has had a disappointing season so far and hasn't shown enough to be used as a fantasy starter regardless of his health.
Despite his foot injury being bad enough to keep him out of Week 3's meeting with Arizona, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is expected to return to practice as soon as Wednesday, with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport saying that Newton's injury is a "day to day" issue. That means Newton could be back on the field in Week 4 when the Panthers visit the Texans, so the downgrade that this offense gets by playing Kyle Allen at quarterback may be a very short-lived issue.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot), DE/LB Bruce Irvin (hamstring), S Rashaan Gaulden (groin) and OG Brandon Greene (neck) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 3 versus the Atlanta Falcons. DT Kawann Short (shoulder) also did not practice all week but is listed as questionable. TE Greg Olsen (back) fully participated in practice for a second straight day Friday, Sept. 20, and is also listed as questionable.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) on Friday, Sept. 20, was ruled out of the team's Week 3 game against the Arizona Cardinals, and will be replaced by Kyle Allen.
Fantasy Spin: As expected, Cam will be sidelined after missing practice all week, and that's probably for the better given his early-season struggles. At least Newton owners have had ample time to line up a replacement in a tumultuous fantasy/reality week for QBs.
The Carolina Panthers officially ruled out quarterback Cam Newton (foot) for Week 3 against the Cardinals. Kyle Allen will get the start on Sunday in Arizona. It's not a guarantee that Newton will be able to return in Week 4 either, so keep tabs on his recovery. Allen has a good matchup in a Patrick Peterson-less Cardinals secondary this weekend, but he's still nothing more than a desperation low-end QB2 play. Newton hasn't looked good at all in two games, but his absence still means you need to downgrade receivers D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel with Allen in there. Expect the Panthers to lean even more on running back Christian McCaffrey.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot), DE/LB Bruce Irvin (hamstring) S Rashaan Gaulden (groin), DT Kawann Short (shoulder) and OG Brandon Greene (neck) were unable to participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 19. TE Greg Olsen (back) was a full participant.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 19, as he recovers from a foot injury.
Fantasy Spin: Barring a sudden turn of events over the next few days, Newton owners should not plan on having the QB available for Week 3, with Kyle Allen in line to start against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (foot) is not at practice on Thursday for the second straight day. Newton was in a walking boot on Wednesday and isn't expected to play in Week 3 against the Cardinals. You need to make other plans now if you were planning on using him as your starter this week. Backup Kyle Allen will get the nod if Newton is inactive, but he's a low-end QB2 in deeper leagues despite having a good matchup against the Cardinals sketchy secondary. Receivers D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel need to be downgraded slightly with Newton injured.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Newton is questionable for Week 3, so fantasy players should monitor the situation during the week. Players will need other options available in case Newton is ruled out.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (foot) is not practicing on Wednesday. Newton aggravated the foot injury he suffered in the preseason and is looking questionable for Week 3 against the Cardinals. Consider him more of a QB2 this week with his status up in the air. If he's forced to sit, Kyle Allen would take snaps under center in Arizona, making all of Carolina's pass-catchers less attractive in fantasy. The Panthers would likely feed running back Christian McCaffrey even more.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) remains in a walking boot Wednesday, Sept. 18. If he can practice soon, he has a chance to play in Week 3.
Fantasy Spin: It doesn't appear Newton will be ready. However, he hasn't played well enough to give the confidence of starting him in fantasy either way. Kyle Allen is not worth streaming this week if Newton can't go.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's (foot) Week 3 status against the Cardinals is up in the air after he aggravated a foot injury that he initially suffered in the preseason. Newton is rehabbing during practice on Tuesday. Cam hasn't looked good through two weeks, and perhaps his foot is the main reason why. He's run the ball five times in two games for a total of negative-two yards. His fantasy owners were really hoping he could bounce back this Sunday in a great matchup against the Cardinals, but it's looking like he might be extremely questionable. You better make plans now in case he's inactive. Either Kyle Allen or rookie Will Grier would start if Newton can't play, and the Panthers would likely feed the ball to running back Christian McCaffrey all day.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) could be at risk of missing Week 3 after he aggravated his foot injury over the weekend. He's out of practice Tuesday, Sept. 17, and rehabbing.
Fantasy Spin: Newton hasn't shown enough to start in fantasy whether he plays or not. Kyle Allen would not be worth the spot start should Newton miss the game.
Panthers' QB Cam Newton passed for 333 yards on 25-of-51 but no touchdowns in Thursday's loss against the Buccaneers.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton appears to be struggling due to a lack of football conditioning following off-season shoulder surgery and a preseason foot injury, in the opinion of one veteran NFL reporter.
Fantasy Spin: Newton has only totaled 27.9 fantasy points in two games, and most alarming is his lack of rushing production with minus-2 yards on five attempts so far. Perhaps the extended break (11 days) before Week 3 will do Newton some good, but strongly consider other fantasy QB options until Cam can show some strides in live action.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton went 24-for-50, racking up 324 yards in the loss to the Bucs on Thursday night. Though the veteran wasn't able to throw for a touchdown, his accumulation of yards through the air was enough to satisfy the fantasy managers who kept him in their lineups despite his average showings against Tampa throughout the years. With two losses in the books for the Panthers, Newton and company will hit the road for a showdown with the Cardinals in Week 3.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 25 of 51 passes for 333 yards during the team's Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton also ran twice for no yards and lost a fumble.
Fantasy Spin: There's something wrong with Newton. Whether that problem is physical or mental is unclear. The team claims the foot injury he suffered in the preseason is a non-factor and that he's recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, but anyone that watched Thursday night saw a bevy of wildly inaccurate throws and a striking lack of athleticism -- it should be a red flag that the team didn't call Newton's number on 4th and 1 with the game on the line. This is eight straight losses for Newton as a starter, and four in a row without a TD pass. At this point it's time to strongly consider moving Newton out of your starting lineup, assuming you have a competent backup, and see if he can shake off this malaise.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) was bothered some by a sprained foot and missed practice time in Week 1 rather than any lingering issues in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, according to the team. Newton took all the snaps in practice this week heading into the Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 12. 'I feel good about him and what he's done to get himself ready to roll,' head coach Ron Rivera said.
Fantasy Spin: Newton had a rough Week 1 with 239 passing yards, minus-2 rushing yards and two turnovers in a 30-27 home loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but he has the chance to bounce back strong against a less-than-formidable Bucs defense.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will look to rebound on Thursday night against the visiting Buccaneers. Newton was quiet against the Rams in Week 1, finishing the day by going 25-for-38 with an interception. The 30-year-old threw for 547 yards while also tossing four touchdowns and four interceptions against Tampa in 2018, with the veteran performing much more effectively at home. He is an effective option in all fantasy formats.