QB Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers

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

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Newton had shoulder surgery in January, but is expected to be ready for training camp


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, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 12, 12, 12, 16, 16
Overall Redraft - 92, 60
QB Dynasty - 9, 6, 7, 10, 10, 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 15.0 330.0 500.0 * * * 108.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 323.0 515.0 * * * 100.0 * * *
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: 82
QB: 9

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Latest News

Panthers | Cam Newton has new throwing motion (Wed Jun 12, 09:21 PM) - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is using a new throwing motion in hopes of preserving his shoulder for the long haul. 'Making him a little more compact in his upper body. A little more closed off, just so he's not as open throwing the ball. And just to make him as efficient as possible and putting the least amount of stress possible,' quarterbacks coach Scott Turner said Wednesday, June 12.

Our View: The work on Newton's passing motion began last year when Turner cleaned up Newton's footwork. They also worked to have Newton get rid of the ball quicker when things weren't open deep. Newton's completion percentage jumped to a career high 67.9 percent (his career average was around 59 percent). Now, the team is keeping his upper body compact to prevent unnatural movement or over-torque on his shoulder. Newton insists the motion is not that different, and we'll see if it helps his shoulder stay healthy in 2019.
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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
7--- BYE WEEK ---
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