QB Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers

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

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Newton suffered a mid-foot sprain in the third preseason game. The team is "cautiously optimistic" that Newton will be ready for Week 1.


Cam Newton will enter his ninth season in the league in 2019. There is no other quarterback in the league with his combination of size, arm strength, and ability to make plays, both on the ground and in the air. As good as Cam Newton is, his fantasy success hinges on his rushing ability and scoring tendency. Numerous hits and usage has made him susceptible for injuries, which have taken a toll on him over the last few years. A shoulder injury that he suffered in 2017 re-surfaced in 2018 that caused him to have limited mobility in his throwing motion. As a result, his game suffered, and so did the Panthers offense, losing six of the last seven games to conclude the 2018 season. Newton had surgery in January to clean up scar tissue in his shoulder and repair cartilage damage. The procedure is expected to improve his range of motion, if not completely resolve the issue of lack of zip on his throws. When healthy, Newton is a Top 10 quarterback. In eight seasons, he has finished 4th or higher four times with three finishes outside of the Top 10 and never worse than 17th. Carolina drafted a quarterback (Will Grier) for the first time since 2011. The team claims Grier will be groomed to be the backup, and if Newton suffers another injury, at least they have an adequate plan in place to replace him. Newton can be a Top 10 fantasy quarterback or better and he represents decent value if he can be drafted after 10-12 quarterbacks come off the board. (May 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 8, 3, 4, 4, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 13, 15, 16
Overall Redraft - 75, 43, 56
QB Dynasty - 10, 6, 6, 13, 14, 15

Stats and Projections

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 CAR 14 320 471 3395 24 13 101 488 4
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.3 325.0 515.0 * * * 99.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 337.0 510.0 * * * 100.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 15.0 303.0 483.0 * * * 95.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 370.0 566.0 * * * 66.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Cam Newton's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 80
QB: 8

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Latest News

Panthers | Cam Newton still in boot (Sat Aug 24, 04:13 PM) - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is still wearing a walking boot as a precaution and did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 24, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Our View: No surprise here as reports have surfaced that Newton has a mild foot sprain and the team is hopeful that he can be ready for Week 1. Newton could be at least a limited participant in practice Monday, Aug. 26, if he does not have any setbacks, according to this report.
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Panthers | Cam Newton to practice this week (Sat Aug 24, 02:57 PM) - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is dealing with a sore foot but will participate in practice this week in preparation for Week 1, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Newton has been ruled out for the final preseason game.

Our View: Reports are saying mild foot sprain for Newton, and his practice status is not guaranteed. We'll see if Newton can be ready for the start of the regular season. The Panthers are hopeful their star quarterback will be ready.
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Panthers | Cam Newton has mid-foot sprain (Fri Aug 23, 11:40 AM) - Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) was diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain, and the team is cautiously optimistic about his status for Week 1.

Our View: Newton will face Aaron Donald Week 1 so the team will need to be careful. He should drop on boards to about QB10 with the tightly packed group from 4-10 at the position. There's no need to take on injury risk with similar high ceiling quarterbacks on the board around Newton.
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Panthers | Foot sprain for Cam Newton (Thu Aug 22, 11:18 PM) - Updating an ongoing story, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's (foot) X-rays revealed a left foot sprain Thursday, Aug. 22, and more information will be known tomorrow, according to a source.

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Panthers | Cam Newton in a boot (Thu Aug 22, 10:39 PM) - Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is in a walking boot after suffering an injury in the preseason game against the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 22, according to head coach Ron Rivera, but Rivera said he had no update on the severity of the injury.

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2019 Schedule

1vs Los Angeles Rams
2vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3@ Arizona Cardinals
4@ Houston Texans
5vs Jacksonville Jaguars
6@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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8@ San Francisco 49ers
9vs Tennessee Titans
10@ Green Bay Packers
11vs Atlanta Falcons
12@ New Orleans Saints
13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Atlanta Falcons
15vs Seattle Seahawks
16@ Indianapolis Colts
17vs New Orleans Saints