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Quarterback, Carolina Panthers

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Draft: 2011 Round 1 (1)
College: Auburn
Ht: 6’5”  Wt: 244 DOB: 1989-05-11 Age: 25
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#9 3 8.01

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2011 CAR 16 16 310 517 60.0 4,051 21 17 126 706 5.6 14 441.2 27.6
2012 CAR 16 - 280 485 57.7 3,869 19 12 127 741 5.8 8 391.6 24.5
2013 CAR 16 - 292 473 61.7 3,379 24 13 111 587 5.3 6 359.7 22.5
2014 CAR 10 - 195 333 58.6 2,392 12 10 64 293 4.6 2 208.9 20.9
2014 (Projected) CAR     275 459 59.9 3,350 22 13 104 572 5.5 5 342.7  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Cam Newton set the bar high as a rookie and he has yet to reach that same level of fantasy production in the past two years. Newton has matured as a passer, posting gains in completion percentage and passing touchdowns during the 2013 season. As his confidence as a passer rose, his need to run decreased. The dip in rushing stats was enough to knock him down a peg or two from the position's elite. More troubling for those considering him for the 2014 season is his lack of proven options in the passing game. Losing a future Hall of Fame receiver in Steve Smith would hurt any quarterback, but when a quarterback who has struggled to maintain a completion percentage above 60 percent loses his most dynamic threat the loss is even more significant. Furthermore, Newton's other starting wide receiver from the 2013 season, Brandon LaFell, signed with New England during the offseason. In the wake these losses the team added a pair of veterans Jericho Cotchery and Jason Avant as well as rookie Kelvin Benjamin.

Not only does Newton need to develop chemistry with an entire set of new targets, he will have to do it on a left ankle that was surgically repaired this offseason. Carolina has been cautious with Newton so far and he will likely need the entire preseason before feeling fully healed. This may have a direct impact on Newton's rushing totals this season, placing increased pressure on his ability to perform in the pocket to be a viable fantasy starter. This uncertainty keeps Newton outside the top five at the position and depending on your risk tolerance it is perfectly reasonable to drop him further down into the last tier of QB1s. Derek Anderson will be ready if called upon as the team's backup quarterback but does not offer much upside in an already ordinary offense.

Comment: Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs. The injury concerns are justified, but Newton remains a value pick in the middle rounds of your draft.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Cam Newton
QB2QB2 Derek Anderson
QB3QB3 Joe Webb
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Cam Newton nursing foot injury
Panthers QB fighting through obvious discomfort on MNF
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Nov 11, 9:30 am

Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton isn't just dealing with his surgically repaired ankle. The Carolina Panthers quarterback has two bad wheels right now. Newton is nursing a right foot injury the Panthers training staff believes might be the result of compensating for the lingering soreness in his left ankle, a source told FOX Sports. The combination of lower-leg issues could explain why Newton has appeared to be sluggish, particularly on Monday night while he was trying to escape Philadelphia Eagles pass rushers during a 45-21 loss for the Panthers. "That ain't the same Killa Cam," former Panthers wide receiver and current New England Patriot Brandon LaFell tweeted during the game. "Gotta get healthy." Newton was limping for much of the game and jogged gingerly to and from the sideline between series. Following one of the Eagles' nine sacks of him, Newton was stretching his groin or hamstring area, so he might have tweaked a muscle in that region as well. Newton threw the first of three interceptions and DeAngelo Williams lost a fumble on Carolina's first three plays from scrimmage. The turnovers led to 10 points for the Eagles. Newton finished 25 of 40 for 306 yards and two fourth-quarter TDs to Kelvin Benjamin. More tellingly, Newton ran for only 6 yards. "I have to protect the football better," Newton said. "I can't throw the football up for grabs and have to understand the difference between giving my guys a chance or opportunity and risking the football. In the pocket, man I got to do better." This has been an injury-plagued year for Newton dating to his ankle surgery in the spring, a procedure he acknowledged recently was "bigger than I thought." He also suffered a rib injury in the preseason, which led to his being inactive for the Panthers' season-opening win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In addition to those ailments, Newton is battling a thumb issue on his throwing hand that's forced him to wrap it during games. Newton's foot issue hasn't been listed on the team's injury report. He hasn't missed practice time for any injuries since September. Newton is on pace to come in below last year's mark of 585 yards rushing, which was the lowest of his first three NFL seasons. (Fox Sports)

FFToday's Take: While a dynamic player like Newton isn't ever "safe" to drop until he's sidelined for an extended period of time, the bloom really is off the rose and his Week 11 matchup against the Falcons doesn't look quite as sweet.


Injury Cam Newton named Week 2 starter
Sidelined for the opener with rib injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 8, 3:00 pm

Carolina Panthers
Panthers HC Ron Rivera says Cam Newton will start the team's home opener Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Newton was held out of Carolina's win on Sunday at Tampa Bay with fractured ribs, but backup Derek Anderson stepped in and threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-14 victory. Newton is expected to return to practice Wednesday after his streak of 48 consecutive starts was snapped. Rivera says keeping Newton out against Tampa Bay was "one of the toughest decisions I've ever had to make," but doctors told him it will make a huge difference in his recovery. (AP)

FFToday's Take: The key phrase here is that "doctors said it will make a huge difference in his recovery". Although it was a difficult pill to swallow for fantasy owners, it was the right move and probably something that will go a long way in making sure Newton can fully heal. Detroit and its talented front four await in Week 2, but Anderson's Week 1 showing against another tough defense was a promising development for Newton's rest-of-season prospects.


Injury Cam Newton unsure about Week 1 status
Not a full-go at Thursday practice
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 4, 3:35 pm

Carolina Panthers
After missing Wednesday's practice with rib soreness, Cam Newton returned to the field on Thursday but didn't throw a pass during the portion of practice open to the media. Newton later told reporters that he wasn't full-go, but remains on track to play in Sunday's regular season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "If I can go, I'm going to go," Newton said, "and how I'm feeling now, I'm on pace to go." Newton has never missed an NFL start, but acknowledged that he won't put his team at risk by playing before he's ready, reminding scribes: "I am human, and we all have our limits." (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Hardly a ringing endorsement, but it is a good sign that he took the field on Thursday. Newton is a low-end QB1 at best this week with a shaky offensive line against a potentially dominant front seven, so he has his work cut out for him. The Panthers don't kick off until 4:25 ET on Sunday, so owners may need to go in another direction this week. Derek Anderson is Newton's direct backup.


Injury Cam Newton good to go for Sunday
Ribs sore after practice
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Sep 3, 3:30 pm

Carolina Panthers
#Panthers confident Cam Newton is good for Sunday. Was sore (ribs) today after throwing Mon & pre-practice. (Ian Rappaport via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cam Newton is one of several players nursing sore ribs coming into week one. He has already missed some practice time this week while backup Derek Anderson has led the first team. Nonetheless, expect the Panthers to give Newton the nod on Sunday. Carolina will likely try to minimize the number of hits their starting quarterback takes by leaning heavily on the running game. Carolina receivers should be downgraded slightly until Newton is at full speed.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts
2 DET W 24-7 22 34 64.7 281 1 0 4 19 4.8 0 20.0
3 PIT L 19-37 24 35 68.6 250 1 0 2 7 3.5 0 17.2
4 at BAL L 10-38 14 25 56.0 197 1 0 2 7 3.5 0 14.6
5 CHI W 31-24 19 35 54.3 255 2 1 6 9 1.5 0 21.7
6 at CIN T 37-37 29 46 63.0 284 2 1 17 107 6.3 1 38.9
7 at GB L 17-38 17 31 54.8 205 1 1 7 41 5.9 0 18.4
8 SEA L 9-13 12 22 54.5 171 0 1 12 24 2.0 0 11.0
9 NO L 10-28 10 28 35.7 151 0 1 7 43 6.1 1 17.9
10 at PHI L 21-45 25 40 62.5 306 2 3 2 6 3.0 0 23.9
11 ATL L 17-19 23 37 62.2 292 2 2 5 30 6.0 0 25.6

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 SEA L 7-12 16 23 69.6 125 1 0 5 38 7.6 0 14.1
2 at BUF L 23-24 21 38 55.3 229 2 1 4 15 3.8 0 21.0
3 NYG W 38-0 15 27 55.6 223 3 1 7 45 6.4 1 33.7
5 at ARI L 6-22 21 39 53.8 308 0 3 4 25 6.3 0 17.9
6 at MIN W 35-10 20 26 76.9 242 3 0 9 30 3.3 1 33.1
7 STL W 30-15 15 17 88.2 204 1 0 10 26 2.6 0 16.8
8 at TB W 31-13 23 32 71.9 221 2 0 11 50 4.5 1 30.1
9 ATL W 34-10 23 37 62.2 249 1 2 5 22 4.4 1 24.7
10 at SF W 10-9 16 32 50.0 169 0 1 7 17 2.4 0 10.2
11 NE W 24-20 19 28 67.9 209 3 0 7 62 8.9 0 28.7
12 at MIA W 20-16 19 38 50.0 174 1 1 8 51 6.4 1 23.8
13 TB W 27-6 18 29 62.1 263 2 2 5 68 13.6 1 34.0
14 at NO L 13-31 22 34 64.7 160 1 0 6 48 8.0 0 16.8
15 NYJ W 30-20 16 24 66.7 273 1 0 7 12 1.7 0 18.9
16 NO W 17-13 13 22 59.1 181 1 1 4 6 1.5 0 13.7
17 at ATL W 21-20 15 27 55.6 149 2 1 12 72 6.0 0 22.7
DP SF L 10-23 16 25 64.0 267 1 2 10 54 5.4 0 22.8
DP = Divisional Playoff

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at TB L 10-16 23 33 69.7 303 1 2 5 4 0.8 0 19.6
2 NO W 35-27 14 20 70.0 253 1 0 13 71 5.5 1 29.8
3 NYG L 7-36 16 30 53.3 242 0 3 6 6 1.0 1 18.7
4 at ATL L 28-30 15 24 62.5 215 2 0 9 86 9.6 1 33.4
5 SEA L 12-16 12 29 41.4 141 0 0 7 42 6.0 0 11.3
7 DAL L 14-19 21 37 56.8 233 1 1 6 64 10.7 0 22.1
8 at CHI L 22-23 20 39 51.3 314 0 2 5 37 7.4 0 19.4
9 at WAS W 21-13 13 23 56.5 201 1 0 8 37 4.6 1 23.8
10 DEN L 14-36 21 36 58.3 241 2 2 4 7 1.8 0 20.8
11 TB L 21-27 16 29 55.2 252 1 0 11 40 3.6 0 20.6
12 at PHI W 30-22 18 28 64.3 306 2 0 14 52 3.7 2 40.5
13 at KC L 21-27 15 27 55.6 232 3 0 7 78 11.1 0 31.4
14 ATL W 30-20 23 35 65.7 287 2 0 9 116 12.9 1 40.0
15 at SD W 31-7 19 33 57.6 231 2 0 4 7 1.8 0 20.3
16 OAK W 17-6 18 29 62.1 170 1 1 12 60 5.0 1 24.5
17 at NO W 44-38 16 33 48.5 248 0 1 7 34 4.9 0 15.8

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