QB Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers

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

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11/1: Newton is seeing a specialist to determine why his foot injury is not getting better

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General News (Mon Nov 11): is considering undergoing surgery on the Lisfranc injury in his foot, according to multiple sources. The procedure could come within the next two weeks and would require two to three months of recovery time.

Week 11: vs Atlanta Falcons - $

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FBG says: Great matchup. Kyle Allen probably isn't the Panthers' franchise quarterback, but he's held the job unwaveringly for seven weeks with Cam Newton on injured reserve. He's found some success in game-manager mode, yet there's very little dynamism in his game: dating back to Week 2, he's posted an anemic 6.4 yards per attempt. He's also been a walking miscue, with six turnovers over the past three weeks and a handful of dropped interceptions. The Panthers did reach their pass-game ceiling last week, though, with big lines from D.J. Moore (9 catches for 120 yards) and Greg Olsen (8 for 98) and a touchdown for Curtis Samuel. Perhaps Allen, who totaled 307 yards, is on the verge of a bump. Moore is winning on routes all over the field, while Olsen and Samuel are wild cards with strong weekly upside. Of course, Christian McCaffrey looms as a dynamic receiver on his own, and he's a fine check-down target for Allen. Most weeks, this should be treated as a volatile attack with a scary-low floor. But the Falcons make for an ideal matchup if Allen is going to build on an impressive Week 10. Try as they might, the Falcons still can't stop anyone through the air. Four of their 9 opponents have topped 300 yards, and they've given up the league's fifth-most touchdowns. The efficiency numbers have been just as bad: they sit 28th in net yards per attempt and 27th in pressure rate (just 13 sacks on the year). As a result, this makes for one of fantasy's most attractive matchups. The pass rush is largely a one-man show, and while Grady Jarrett can beat double-teams, he has little help up front. That forces the wildly inconsistent cornerbacks to hold downfield coverage for far too long. Isaiah Oliver, Kendall Sheffield, and Bidi Wreh-Wilson have all struggled badly, and the safeties have offered little help down the field. With so many vulnerabilities, it's always fair to project big efficiency boosts - and big-play opportunity - for their opponents. The Panthers' D.J. Moore should find openings across the field while Curtis Samuel tests the deep zones. Kyle Allen has come up short more often than not, but is in great Week 11 position.

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs TB (25 / 51 / 333 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush - 15.32 points, $6300)

Cam Newton started the game confidently, using play action to create clearer throwing windows to D.J. Moore and Greg Olsen. Newton ran the ball on a fourth down play early in the game, with a pitch option to Moore built in, but he was ruled short of the first down after a measurement. That setback seemed to be a kick in the teeth for the momentum of the offense. Newton picked himself back up, chucking a beautiful deep pass down the left sideline to a waiting Curtis Samuel for 44 yards. Things began to turn soon after, with Newton missing some easy throws, either throwing too high or too short of the target. The offensive line began to surrender pressure, with left tackle Daryl Williams in particular bearing the brunt of the Tampa Bay pass rush. At times Newton didn't even have two seconds to survey the field. Newton's connection with Greg Olsen on intermediate shots gave the offense some much-needed life, but a combination of Newton holding the ball too long and pressure quickly killed the momentum. An interception to a linebacker in underneath coverage was, fortunately for Newton, called back due to a defensive penalty though it appeared pressure forced a quicker release than he would liked on the play. On the very next play, however, Newton had the ball knocked out of his hands after a strange read option keeper, with the Bucs jumping on it. Newton's accuracy deteriorated as the pressure increased; he nearly threw another pick on a hopeful pass down the middle with no receiver in the area. A crucial third down play late in the game saw him throw an easy pass behind Samuel, who was running a shallow cross. With only a five-man rush, Newton appeared to rush the throw and not set his feet properly. The play was emblematic of his evening's work.

2019 Week 1 vs LAR (25 / 38 / 239 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / -2 / 0 rush - 7.36 points, $6500)

Cam Newton's first real game action since last season started off encouragingly, with a beautiful completion from the left hash to the right sideline on a comeback route to D.J. Moore. The offense seemed to be energised by that moment, but things bogged down soon after. A play fake was botched as Newton faked to the right when the backs had veered left, then a touch pass to Moore was thrown too far in front for him to haul in. Newton's old demons haunted him again as the game progressed, with passes sailing ahead of receivers and taking potentially explosive plays off the board. He managed to re-establish his rapport with Greg Olsen on some short to intermediate throws, but he let a few get away from him with inaccurate passes. The team's second turnover of the game was partially Newton's fault, a pass into the left flat to Moore being thrown backwards, making it a fumble. Moore was unable to corral it, but it appeared the pass should have been thrown out in front of Moore so that he could run behind the blocks set up for a screen. Newton missed Curtis Samuel and Olsen on critical third down plays; on both occasions the passes were outside of the catchable range. Newton threw a pick late in the game, with LB Cory Littleton reading his eyes and breaking on a pass intended for Olsen. To his credit, Newton made the eventual tackle to prevent a touchdown.


Latest News

Panthers | Cam Newton may opt for surgery after all (Sun Nov 10, 09:50 AM) - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is considering undergoing surgery on the Lisfranc injury in his foot, according to multiple sources. The procedure could come within the next two weeks and would require two to three months of recovery time.

Our View: Newton might have played his last game as a Panther. This would eliminate any chance of him coming back during the playoffs.
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Panthers | Cam Newton to IR (Tue Nov 5, 01:52 PM) - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 5, which will end his season.

Our View: Newton's Lisfranc injury was not getting better as the season wore on. He met with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson last week and didn't receive good news on his recovery. Kyle Allen continues as the starter for the team, and we may have seen the last of Newton in Carolina. He's owed a non-guaranteed $19.1 million in 2020.
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Panthers | Kyle Allen tabbed for another start (Mon Nov 4, 12:26 PM) - Carolina Panthers QB Kyle Allen was named the starter for Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers by head coach Ron Rivera Monday, Nov. 4.

Our View: Just a week ago, Rivera said that Cam Newton (foot) was about halfway in his recovery. There's no need to rush Newton back so long as Allen is playing well. Rivera said Newton will continue his rehab program.
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Panthers | Week 9 Carolina Panthers inactives (Sun Nov 3, 11:35 AM) - The Carolina Panthers have declared LB Christian Miller, LB Jordan Kunaszyk, OT Greg Little, DL Mario Addison, OT Bryan Witzmann and QB Cam Newton inactive for Week 9.

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Panthers | No timetable for Cam Newton's return (Sun Nov 3, 11:04 AM) - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) will remain sidelined for at least a few more weeks due to a Lisfranc injury, although no official timetable has been established for his return. According to multiple sources, Newton is not under consideration to undergo surgery and hopes that continuing to rest will allow the injury to heal.

Our View: Injured reserve is a possibility here, and Newton is probably not worth holding onto in redraft leagues at this point. Kyle Allen will remain the Panthers starter for the foreseeable future.
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