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QB Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers

6-5, 248Born: 5-10-1989College: AuburnDrafted: Round 1, pick 1 (2011)

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Summary

Cam Newton finished the 2017 season as a Top 3 fantasy quarterback in many formats, mainly due to his rushing ability. He led the Panthers with 754 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns in addition to 3,302 yards passing with 22 touchdowns. Newton's versatility as a rusher is what makes him such a hot fantasy commodity. If that facet of his game diminishes, so will his fantasy ranking. In seven years in the league, he has only one season of 25 touchdown passes or more (his MVP season in 2015). The addition of Norv Turner as Carolina's Offensive Coordinator has some thinking Newton will have more downfield pass attempts. We may see his passing numbers increase into 3,800-4,000 yards as a result. The Panthers offense has improved over last season with the addition of rookie wide receiver and first round pick, D.J. Moore, plus the expected healthy return of veteran Greg Olsen. Those two additions, along with Christian McCaffrey, give the Panthers a boost on offense that could result in a spike in offensive passing numbers for Newton. His 754 yards rushing last season was a carer high and most since 2012. It is reasonable to expect a decrease in his rushing output, especially with the recent signing of veteran running back, C.J. Anderson who is expected to be utilized in the Jonathan Stewart role. Newton has been a reliable fantasy starter, missing only three games in seven seasons. The Panthers offense flows through him making him a virtual lock for fantasy production on a weekly basis. The degree of production lies squarely on the success of the offense. (May 18)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 9
Overall Redraft - 54, 38, 39, 44, 46, 52, 54, 55
QB Dynasty - 5, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6
Overall Dynasty - 58, 45, 52, 58, 61, 75

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2015 CAR 16 296 496 3837 35 10 132 636 10 4
2016 CAR 15 270 510 3509 19 14 90 359 5 2
2017 CAR 16 291 492 3302 22 16 139 754 6 1
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15.5 301.0 509.0 * * * 124.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 16.0 306.0 515.0 * * * 118.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16.0 300.0 500.0 * * * 125.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 300.0 499.0 * * * 117.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Average Draft Position

Overall: 63
QB: 5

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Latest News

Panthers | Torrey Smith to fill big need (Sun Jul 8, 09:14 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Torrey Smith could have the same impact on the offense that New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. had in his three years in Carolina, according to David Newton of ESPN.com, and Newton believes Smith could help bring out the best in QB Cam Newton.

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Panthers | Cam Newton needs to find a rhythm (Sat Jul 7, 11:53 PM) - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is the 'hardest player to defend in the league' when he is clicking, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

Our View: Newton will get Greg Olsen back and the team added a receiver in the first round (DJ Moore) who should have an instant impact. They also traded for Torrey Smith to re-establish the deep passing game. Newton could return to the fantasy elite this year if new offensive coordinator Norv Turner can make good use of the wide range of weapons in Carolina.

2018 Schedule

1vs Dallas Cowboys
2@ Atlanta Falcons
3vs Cincinnati Bengals
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5vs New York Giants
6@ Washington Redskins
7@ Philadelphia Eagles
8vs Baltimore Ravens
9vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10@ Pittsburgh Steelers
11@ Detroit Lions
12vs Seattle Seahawks
13@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14@ Cleveland Browns
15vs New Orleans Saints
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ New Orleans Saints