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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 12 - 234 401 58.4 2,812 16 11 85 425 5.0 3 265.1 22.1
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
QB1QB2 Derek Anderson
QB2QB1 Cam Newton
QB3QB3 Joe Webb
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Panthers' Newton practices 8 days after crash
Status for Sunday remains unclear
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Dec 17, 4:32 pm

Carolina Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton returned to practice Wednesday eight days after a horrific-looking automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back. Whether or not he starts Sunday against the Cleveland Browns remains unclear. (AP)

FFToday's Take: With the NFC South division title and a spot in the playoffs up for grabs, the Panthers will want Newton in the lineup if he is able to play. Ron Rivera indicated that the team will now wait to see how Newton feels after a day of practice. Expect Carolina to make a decision on who will start the game under center by Friday.


DeAngelo Williams "probably" out Week 15
Hand injury
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 11, 6:30 pm

Carolina Panthers
"Probably" another week away for DeAngelo Williams (hand). (Jonathan Jones on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Williams has been little more than a huge annoyance for Jonathan Stewart owners in recent years. With Williams "probably" out, Stewart is a decent start based on a good matchup (Tampa Bay) and the fact that Cam Newton will not be around to steal goal-line work. On the downside, Newton's absence greatly increases the chances the Bucs will load up against the run and dare Derek Anderson to beat them. As such, his Week 15 upside is probably as a low-end RB2.


Injury Cam Newton released from hospital, won't start
Two fractures in lower back
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 10, 12:30 pm

Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton was held at Carolinas Medical Center overnight for testing and observation. He was discharged from the hospital Wednesday morning. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Newton was traveling at the posted speed of 35 mph when the other driver pulled out in front of him. No citations were issued. It remains unclear when Newton will return to action. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Tony Romo suffered a similar injury to Newton's earlier this year and missed one game. The Panthers have named Derek Anderson as the starter against Tampa Bay. Anderson threw for 230 yards and 2 TDs against the Bucs in Week 1.


Injury Cam Newton involved in car crash
Receiving medical attention at the scene
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Dec 9, 1:05 pm

Carolina Panthers
According to the Charlotte Observer, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a car wreck near downtown today. Details are few at the moment, but the crash included Newton’s car flipped over on a bridge and another involved, near the intersection of Church Street and I-277, close to Bank of America Stadium. (ProFootballTalk)

FFToday's Take: It appears that Newton's truck flipped over at least once. We'll have more when the details are known.


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.



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
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

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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