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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: 26

Season Stats
FF Today PPR 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 14 - 262 448 58.5 3,127 18 12 103 539 5.2 5 312.3 22.3
2015 (Projected) CAR     292 487 60.0 3,460 21 13 101 555 5.5 5 342.5  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
Cam Newton has seen his average fantasy points per game drop each season since taking the league by storm as a rookie in 2011. When healthy, he has produced top-10 results by relying on his rushing totals. All signs indicate he will be unrestricted and ready to run for the opening of the 2015 season, which should make him a popular choice after the top four or five quarterbacks are off the board. Without a deep talented pool of pass catchers and a gaping hole at left tackle, choosing Newton to anchor your fantasy team comes with plenty of risk. Over the past two regular seasons, Newton has logged nine games with more than 25 fantasy points and 13 games with less than 20 fantasy points. More recently, his numbers are quite comparable to that of Russell Wilson, another dual-threat quarterback with lackluster receivers on a conservative rushing offense. In 2014, the two were almost identical in passing attempts, completions, passing yardage, rushing attempts and total touchdowns, with Wilson getting the slight edge. Wilson is currently being selected almost two rounds ahead of Newton in 12-team formats, making the Panthers quarterback a better value. Anyone drafting Newton should also carry the insurance of a quality backup in case of injury. The Panthers would probably become more conservative if forced to rely on their backup quarterback. Nevertheless, the team resigned Derek Anderson to return as Newtonís backup. He completed 67 percent of his passes over five games last season and is capable of keeping the offense afloat if called upon again in 2015.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Cam Newton
QB2QB2 Derek Anderson
QB3QB3 Joe Webb
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Panthers hoping rookie WR will step up
With Kelvin Benjamin gone for the year
By: John Canario | Fri Aug 21, 4:30 pm

Carolina Panthers
It wasn't the plan for Devin Funchess to become the Carolina Panthers' de facto No. 1 wide receiver out of the gate his rookie year. Alas, injures can ruin even the best-laid plans. With Kelvin Benjamin tearing his ACL, the expectations for Funchess will increase. While the rookie sat out practice nursing a hamstring injury, the Panthers talked up the high IQ of their second-round pick, who has learned the Z receiver spot, the slot and will now move to the X role (where Benjamin was anchored). "Absolutely, that should help a lot. He is really a solid young man," coach Ron Rivera said of the receiver's IQ, via the Charlotte Observer. "He knows two positions, and obviously he'll concentrate on Kelvin's and work to handle that spot for us." The Panthers had hoped to deploy a towering duo with the 6-foot-5 Benjamin and 6-foot-4 Funchess. Now at least they have one tall wideout target for Cam Newton to go along with tight end Greg Olsen. (NFL)

FFToday's Take: Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense know a thing or two about bringing a rookie WR along rapidly. While Funchess doesn't have the same ability as Benjamin, he may be leaned on quite heavily this year, and he's worth a late round flier.


Injury WR Benjamin will miss entire 2015 season
Torn ACL in left knee
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 19, 7:39 pm

Carolina Panthers
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will miss the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee on Wednesday. (ESPN.com)

FFToday's Take: In the wake of Kelvin Benjamin's injury, the Panthers will need Greg Olsen and Jonathan Stewart more than ever. Wide receivers Devin Funchess and Philly Brown will see their roles expand but fantasy owners shouldn't go overboard here. Cam Newton and company already figured to finish with one of the league's worst passing offenses when Benjamin was healthy. Opposing defenses will also be better able to key in on the ground attack without a big-time threat on the outside. Carolina may also look to add another veteran free agent receiver.


GM: No restrictions for Cam as a runner
"You donít hold back a thoroughbred"
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jun 22, 5:10 pm

Carolina Panthers
Panthers GM Dave Gettleman, when asked if Cam Newton's extension will change how often he runs: "No. Heís got to be Cam. You donít hold back a thoroughbred, you donít. I donít know if you watched the Belmont (Stakes). When (American) Pharoah came around that backstretch and that horse was nipping at his heels, the jockey let him go. He didnít whip him. Heís just, ĎGo baby!í And thatís what a thoroughbred does. You donít change their game. ÖYou canít do it." (Charlotte Observer)

FFToday's Take: Newton was saddled with one of the worst depth charts at receiver last year and was rarely ever able to stay healthy, from his early-season rib injury to the back injury he suffered as a result of his November car accident. Once Newton got to feeling better, however, he averaged 9.5 carries for 53 yards and 0.5 rushing touchdowns over the final six games of the season (including playoffs). With his health and long-term status no longer an issue, Newton is a solid bet to finish among the top 5-8 fantasy quarterbacks this season.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today PPR 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
13 at MIN L 13-31 18 35 51.4 194 1 1 9 49 5.4 0 18.6
14 at NO W 41-10 21 33 63.6 226 3 0 12 83 6.9 1 37.6
16 CLE W 17-13 18 31 58.1 201 1 1 12 63 5.3 1 26.4
17 at ATL W 34-3 10 16 62.5 114 1 0 6 51 8.5 1 20.8
WC ARI W 27-16 18 32 56.3 198 2 1 7 35 5.0 0 21.4
DP at SEA L 17-31 23 36 63.9 246 2 2 11 37 3.4 0 24.0
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today PPR 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 PPR 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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