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 (Tue Dec 10): underwent Lisfranc surgery Monday, Dec. 9, according to sources. He hopes to be ready for spring workouts.

Week 15: vs Seattle Seahawks

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FBG says: Good matchup. The Panthers may try to move on from Cam Newton this offseason, but it won't be Kyle Allen they do it for. Week after week, Allen continues to show that his NFL ceiling is likely as a Matt Moore-level backup. Since his impressive first start back in Week 3, he's produced just 6.5 yards per attempt and 249 a game, with 12 touchdowns to 12 interceptions (and several more dropped). Allen simply doesn't boast the pocket sense or accuracy to consistently move an offense - most of that ho-hum production has come in garbage-time situations. Allen's struggles have limited his gifted young receiving corps, which has produced well enough with so much volume but is capable of even more. D.J. Moore has been a model of consistency, topping 70 yards in 8 of his last 9 games. Drawing 10 targets a game over that span, he remains a locked-in fantasy play regardless of matchup. But Curtis Samuel and the tight ends play more niche roles, and none can be counted on to produce predictably. Of them, young tight end Ian Thomas boasts the most relative appeal if Greg Olsen can't get cleared. Thomas drew 10 looks of his own Sunday and caught a short touchdown, and he averaged 49 yards a game in Olsen's place late last year. The Seahawks sit firmly among the bottom third of the NFL in raw pass defense. That said, a disproportionate amount of that production has come while in blowout/catchup mode, and there's been noticeable improvement over the past month or so. Opposing passers have averaged 282 yards over their last 5 games, but have needed 41 attempts a game to do so. The Seattle secondary is starting to come together: cornerback Shaquill Griffin has been one of 2019's most dominant cover men, while Quandre Diggs has served as a massive upgrade on Tedric Thompson at free safety. It's worth noting that they're fresh off a semi-collapse, though, with the struggling Jared Goff putting up one of his best performances of a season last Sunday. And there's still not much pass rush here, even with Jadeveon Clowney back in action. Still, this week has the look of a mismatch. It's fair to project hefty passing volume for Kyle Allen and the Panthers, though efficiency may be tough to come by.

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.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs TB (25 / 51 / 333 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)

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)

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.

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Latest News

Panthers | Cam Newton undergoes surgery (Mon Dec 9, 07:51 PM) - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) underwent Lisfranc surgery Monday, Dec. 9, according to sources. He hopes to be ready for spring workouts.

Our View: Newton could be available again around March 2020, but who will he be playing for? Reports are coming out that the Panthers will try to trade their franchise quarterback this offseason. Due $18.6 million in 2020 (a good price for a quarterback), the Panthers should have quite a bit of interest.
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Panthers | Cam Newton could be traded (Sun Dec 8, 11:16 AM) - The Carolina Panthers could attempt to trade QB Cam Newton (foot) during the offseason, provided that they are able to receive a decent return for him, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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Panthers | Cam Newton to have surgery (Wed Dec 4, 10:29 AM) - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) plans to have surgery to repair the Lisfranc injury in his foot. Recovery time is two to three months, which will allow him to be healthy by March.

Our View: It's interesting that Newton has surgery now instead of earlier this year. He tried to recover with surgery but that was not working. Newton has one year left on his contract but should be ready for offseason work in 2020.
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