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A.W.F.F.L. Est. 2004
FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1

QB CAR

College: Auburn | 10 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 245 lbs
Birth Date: 5/11/1989
2020 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 124 QB

WEAK SAUCE

2020 RTSports Outlook

Newton had another injury-plagued season, playing just two games. He was sidelined because of a foot injury, needing Lisfranc surgery. Newton did not play well in his two games before the injury. He did not score a touchdown in two games and completed just 56 percent of his passes. His arm did not look all the way back from the previous season's shoulder injury. Newton has battled injury each of the past two seasons and his health is a huge concern going forward. He will need to prove he is healthy and his arm can make all the throws to be named a starter for the Patriots this coming year. Newton is a former MVP, so the potential certainly is there. He just needs to be healthy. Newton will force some passes at times but is pretty accurate throwing the ball. He throws a good deep ball and runs well. Newton has at least four rushing touchdowns all but last season.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Newton is a huge question mark after last year but his upside is high in this offense. He is worth a late-round look as a backup fantasy quarterback. The potential is certainly there for big things if all is right for him, though, making him a guy worth taking a risk on if you have a solid starter in front of him. Newton is a boom or bust pick for fantasy teams. Look for around 3,000 yards, 25 total touchdowns and 13 or so interceptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Unsigned free agent Cam Newton is in a precarious position. He is a former MVP who has dealt with a litany of injuries over the past few seasons, from a car accident, to shoulder surgery, to a foot injury costing him his 2019. Newton has been through the highest highs and lowest lows in the league. However, he is still just 31 and presumably healthy according to reports that came out a month ago. If this is true, there is no reason for this studly dual-threat to be a free agent. The upside alone is insane to keep away from your team unless you are absolutely set at QB. There are not many teams left with clear holes at the position but Newton came out and said that he would be open to a back-up job. However, the fact remains that it is hard to believe that the Patriots are truly comfortable rolling out Jarrett Stidham as their starter in Week 1 and it is not crazy to think that Belichick brings Newton in the building with a team-friendly deal. Nevertheless, fantasy-wise we are being presented a gift extremely late in the draft. Newton has QB1 potential when healthy and even if he isn't completely his elite self he is startable due to his rushing ability. Draft Newton as a backup in all of your drafts and drop him if he ends up as a back-up later on. Probably don't have to reach either given how low his ADP is.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Player Notes
Aug 7 12:53pm ET

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton on Friday, Aug. 7, declared himself fully ready for training camp. 'At this particular time, I'm full go,' Newton said in a video conference call.

Fantasy Spin: Newton first will have to stay healthy and then also beat out Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer for the starting gig. If A and B are accomplished, Newton will enter the season as a QB2 but one with considerable upside.

From TheHuddle

Jul 22 3:03pm ET

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman participated in a throwing session with QB Cam Newton that Newton posted on his Instagram account Wednesday, July 22.

Fantasy Spin: Tom Brady's top target for much of the past decade now has a new guy spinning the rock his way, so it's good to see the two getting acclimated. Timing is key to Edelman's role in the passing game, making their rapport all that much more important. Assuming Newton stays healthy, Edelman is a fairly safe bet for WR2 numbers in PPR formats. He often can be had as a third wideout.

From TheHuddle

Jul 9 6:53pm ET

New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry was filmed running routes with QB Cam Newton Wednesday, July 8.

Fantasy Spin: Harry was never able to find a true groove with former Patriots QB Tom Brady (Buccaneers) last season while being limited to just seven games. He caught 12 of 24 targets for 105 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie. Newton could take better advantage of Harry's downfield abilities if fully healthy in 2020. The early reps are certainly a good sign for what hopes to be the Patriots' top duo in the passing game.

From TheHuddle

Jul 9 6:43pm ET

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton will win the starting competition against QBs Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer in training camp, according to former Patriots executive vice president Michael Lombardi Thursday, July 9. 'Watching Cam Newton throw and move, there is no doubt he will win the starting job,' Lombardi tweeted.

Fantasy Spin: Newton is widely expected to win the starting job by fantasy football enthusiasts and it would certainly be the best result for all the other members of the offense in 2020. He'll be at least a low-tier QB1 and should be given plenty of opportunities to make plays with his legs.

From TheHuddle

Jul 9 1:03pm ET

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Cam Newton can earn $7.5 million next year if he hits all the incentives and wins the Super Bowl. He has a $1.05 million base salary, which $550,000 is guaranteed. He can earn $43,750 per game in roster bonuses, up to $700,000. He can earn a maximum of $3.75 million in playing-time incentives with $500,000 in Pro Bowl and All-Pro bonuses. He can earn a maximum of $1 million from $250,000 bonuses for each playoff win with above 50 percent playing time.

Fantasy Spin: Newton is in the best spot he could have wished for, but the team still lacks proven weapons around him. He'll be a midrange QB2 in fantasy, but he could ultimately outplay that draft status if he's finally healthy.

From TheHuddle

Jul 8 5:43pm ET

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton officially signed his contract with the Patriots Wednesday, July 8. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.

From TheHuddle

Jul 4 4:03pm ET

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton is in town to complete his physical Saturday, July 4 - a process that will reportedly take a few days to complete - but the team is 'confident in his condition' and 'no issues at all are anticipated on his physical,' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

From TheHuddle

Jul 2 11:50am ET

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is back in the NFL after signing a deal that guarantees him $500,000 in 2020. It include a $1.05 million base salary with $700,000 in per-game roster bonuses that could cap at $7.5 million. There is $5.75 million worth of incentives in this contract. This deal is truly a low-risk 'prove it' deal for Newton who has been injured each of the last two seasons. Head coach Bill Belichick has not named Newton the starter, but he is expected to beat out Jarrett Stidham for the starting role. Newton's fantasy value will solely depend on his health. The Pats offense is not stacked, but Newton could have decent fantasy value, assuming he's back to the player he was a few years ago.

From RotoBaller

Jul 2 10:53am ET

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Cam Newton's deal guarantees him $550,000 with a $1.05 million base salary. He can earn $700,000 in per-game roster bonuses and another $5.75 million in incentives. He can earn a maximum of $7.5 million.

Fantasy Spin: Newton signed a dream deal for the Patriots, and he can still be franchise tagged next year. He's in probably the best spot he could have landed in to rejuvenate his fantasy stock as well. He'll be an upper-to-midrange QB2 in fantasy with upside.

From TheHuddle

Jul 1 2:03pm ET

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton could be hit with the franchise tag following the 2020 season, as there's no provision in his one-year contract preventing the Patriots from doing so, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports was told.

From TheHuddle

Jul 1 12:40pm ET

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is wasting no time getting to know his new teammates. Newton is reportedly already working out with his new wide receiver Mohamed Sanu Sr. this offseason. Both players missed time last season due to injuries, but are ready to bounce back in 2020. Newton offers MVP-caliber upside while Sanu will be key to the Pats receiving corps. Staying on the field and remaining healthy is going to be the key for both players this upcoming season. It's nice to them getting reps together before training camp so they can develop some chemistry. Sanu should be the No. 2 receiver behind Julian Edelman, which means there should be plenty of upside for him next season.

From RotoBaller

Jul 1 12:23pm ET

An unnamed AFC East head coach told Dianna Russini of ESPN he expects the New England Patriots to keep three quarterbacks for the 2020 season and 'use Cam Newton perhaps as the wild card.' The coach said he doesn't expect Newton to start Week 1 in the offense and knows 'for a fact the Patriots love Jarrett Stidham.'

From TheHuddle

Jun 30 9:20pm ET

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton could very well surprise us all during the 2020 season, according to former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. "Don't bet against him," Rivera said. "I really wouldn't." Rivera and Newton have been together since Newton entered the league in 2011. Everyone knows Newton has been sidelined by injuries the last few seasons, but Rivera does believe anyone should count him out just yet. "I mean, he's probably about as healthy as it gets from what I've seen on video. I think he's ready to bust out," says Rivera. The former Panthers coach won't be alongside Newton this time as he has taken over as the head coach of the Washington Redskins. However, Rivera believes Newton can recreate himself in New England. It remains to be seen what will happen with Newton in New England, but if healthy Newton could end up having success in 2020.

From RotoBaller

Jun 30 5:03pm ET

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton was not guaranteed the starting job, according to a source Monday, June 29. The job will go to the best quarterback in training camp and the competition will include Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer.

Fantasy Spin: Newton certainly has the highest fantasy potential of the three candidates and all other members of the offense will likely be much more valuable with Newton under center than either Stidham or Hoyer.

From TheHuddle

Jun 29 11:00pm ET

The New England Patriots made a splash on Sunday when they signed quarterback Cam Newton, a former MVP, to a one-year, incentive-laden $7.5 million deal. He'll join a depth chart that includes second-year QB Jarrett Stidham, veteran journeyman Brian Hoyer and undrafted rookies J'Mar Smith and Brian Lewerke. Newton wasn't guaranteed the starting job when he signed, according to a source, so he's expected to compete with Stidham and Hoyer in training camp. But the 2015 MVP has the most star power and could easily win the job over Stidham if his shoulder and foot are healthy. The former No. 1 overall pick has tailed off in recent seasons because of injuries, though, and Stidham has just four career pass attempts. The Patriots like Stidham, but Newton should be the favorite if he's healthy. There are a lot of questions surrounding Newton's health, which will make him a QB2 with some upside if he wins the job.

From RotoBaller

Jun 29 6:20pm ET

According to a tweet by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cleveland Browns spoke with quarterback Cam Newton earlier in the offseason. Newton went on to sign with the New England Patriots on Sunday. According to Schefter, the Browns spoke with Newton at one time but those talks "never really went anywhere." The Patriots wound up being the only team to actually offer Newton a contract, which wound up being an incentive-laden, one-year deal. While Newton is now a Patriot, it is interesting that the Browns were interested in his services considering they have 2018 No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield on the roster.

From RotoBaller

Jun 29 4:03pm ET

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton received some interest from the Cleveland Browns during free agency, but the two sides did not have any serious talks.

Fantasy Spin: The Browns have Baker Mayfield as their starter, so Newton may have been a backup option for the team. Mayfield will look to bounce back from his 2019 season and will be part of one of the better offenses in the NFL. He should be at least a high-end No. 2 quarterback and could be a No. 1 in some leagues. Newton likely will compete for the starting job in New England and could be a starting option in leagues.

From TheHuddle

Jun 29 12:20pm ET

The New England Patriots signed quarterback Cam Newton to a one-year deal worth up to $7.5 million with incentives on Sunday, according to a source. Newton, who was released by the Panthers this offseason amid health concerns, will have a chance to compete with second-year QB Jarrett Stidham for the starting gig in 2020. Even though this is a bare-minimum deal for the former MVP, Newton should be considered the favorite to win the starting job if he proves that his shoulder and foot are completely healthy. Don't automatically assume that joining forces with Bill Belichick will return the 31-year-old Newton to high-end QB1 status. The Pats like Stidham quite a bit, too, but Newton would be more of a QB2 with some upside if he wins the job and stays healthy.

From RotoBaller

Jun 29 11:53am ET

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton's former offensive coordinator, Norv Turner, told Patriots head coach Bill Belichick that Newton was a great fit. 'My whole deal is, when Cam was healthy, and we were there with him [in 2018], we were 6-2,' Turner said. 'His issue was more health than anything else, and from what I understand, I don't think these are health issues that he can't overcome. He's had the time off now. I think he'll be great.'

Fantasy Spin: Newton would appear to be the frontrunner to be under center at the start of the season, but there is probably still a chance for Jarrett Stidham. Newton figures to all into the upper portion of QB2s with some running upside.

From TheHuddle

Jun 28 8:13pm ET

Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Patriots) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth up to $7.5 million with New England Patriots on Sunday, June 28, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Fantasy Spin: Well now. This marriage - although not official yet - has been speculated about for a few months, so it's not surprising to see the two sides come together. There will likely be reports from Patriots' camp this summer about having Newton compete for the job with Jarrett Stidham, but he will get the nod in Week 1 if healthy. There is some low-end QB1 fantasy potential here, but his questionable durability is among the reasons he should be treated as a high-upside QB2.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 08-Jul-2020: NWE - Signed - One-year contract (through 2020)
  • 28-Jun-2020: NWE - Signed - One-year contract (through 2020)
  • 24-Mar-2020: CAR - Cut
  • 03-Feb-2020: CAR - Off IR - foot
  • 05-Nov-2019: CAR - On IR - foot
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