Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart was given 15 rushing attempts with DeAngelo Williams sidelined, but could only manage 37 yards.
Insight: At least he scored - from two yards out. That's a good sign for a team with a running quarterback in Cam Newton and a fullback-type back in Mike Tolbert. Williams is questionable for next week as is Stewart's fantasy value.
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had six catches for 72 yards on eight targets against the Lions in Week 2.
Insight: Olsen led the team in targets along with rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin, but Benjamin only caught two of his targets. Olsen has nine straight games with at least four catches, which is the longest active streak among tight ends.
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will be the starting running back this week against the Lions.
Insight: DeAngelo Williams is inactive with a thigh injury. Stewart rushed for just 20 yards on nine carries in Week 1. There is also a possibility Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker will get carries on Sunday. Plus, going against a tough Lions front seven, Stewart is a risky play even in the Flex.
Description: It appears clear the Panthers will continue to allow defensive end Greg Hardy to play while he appeals domestic violence incident.
Insight: Jury trial is expected in November, meaning unless there is a change he's going to play for the first half of the season. Hardy's 15 sacks last season were a career-high. If there had been video of the incident ... who knows?
Description: Running back Jonathan Stewart could be a viable fantasy option if DeAngelo Williams can't play Sunday.
Insight: Williams is dealing with a thigh injury and missed the last two practices. The one thing the Panthers have is depth at running back. Stewart, Mike Tolbert, and Fozzy Whittaker can carry the load if Williams is inactive. Stewart rushed nine times and caught three balls in Week 1.
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (ribs) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Insight: Derek Anderson will get the start. If you have anyone on the Panthers offense, they take a major fantasy hit for Week 1. On the other hand, the Tampa Bay defense is a sneaky good start for Week 1.
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (ribs) told the media on Thursday that he doesn't "want to put this team in jeopardy (if he is not healthy)" and then went on to praise his offense saying "One monkey don't stop the show" according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.
Insight: Although fantasy owners may have had their own speculation, this is the first time anyone from the Panthers has hinted that Newton might not play Week 1. Newton did also say he has never missed a game at any level in his career, but the fact he has put some doubt in our minds is some cause for concern this Sunday.
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (ribs) participated in just portions of Thursday's practice as he was limited to just handoffs.
Insight: It is not a good sign that three days before the opener Newton was not throwing at all. We still expect him to be out there, probably wearing a flak jacket for protection, but in deep leagues with one starting quarterback, owners can find a better starting quarterback for Week 1.
Description: According to the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said there's "no doubt" Cam Newton will play Week 1 despite his rib injury.
Insight: Newton has a hairline fracture in a few of his ribs, but normally, quarterbacks can play through this type of injury. Rivera also added that the zone-read will still be in play despite the injury. All good signs for Newton, but we will keep an eye on the situation the next week and a half.
Description: According to the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers don't expect to know quarterback Cam Newton's status for Week 1 until next week. Newton sustained a hairline fracture in one of his ribs Saturday night.
Insight: Coach Ron Rivera said Newton won't play in the final preseason game, but he expects him to play in the season opener at Tampa Bay. In addition to the injury to his ribs, Newton is still recovering from offseason ankle surgery and his rushing output could be lean early in the season. Derek Anderson is Newton's backup.
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.
Insight: Newton took a shot to the ribs during Saturday's preseason game. He won't play in the fourth exhibition contest, but coach Ron Rivera thinks he'll be ready for Week 1. In addition to the injury to his ribs, Newton is still recovering from offseason ankle surgery and his rushing output could be lean early in the season.
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered a back bruise late in the second quarter against the New England Patriots on Friday. Newton underwent X-rays as a precaution according to ESPN, and head coach Ron Rivera said they came back negative.
Insight: The bruise happened when Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins nailed Newton in the back after the quarterback scrambled seven yards. Newton entered the game with questions about his ankle due to offseason surgery. Rivera expects both Newton's back and ankle to be fine by Week 1.
Description: Running back Jonathan Stewart only carried the ball four times in Carolina's second preseason game against Kansas City, but rushed for 26 yards and scored two goal line touchdowns.
Insight: Stewart's value has diminished significantly with injuries the past two seasons. The 27-year-old has rushed for one touchdown in 15 games the last two seasons, but when healthy, he can still be productive splitting carries with DeAngelo Williams. It is also a good sign Stewart is getting involved in goal line packages.
Description: David Newton, the Panthers beat writer for ESPN.com, says wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was the star of Carolina's training camp.
Insight: Benjamin, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound behemoth, had a 29-yard touchdown in the preseason opener and he's made a few eye-opening catches during camp. The first-round pick will fill the team's No. 1 receiver spot immediately and he has a lot of upside at his ninth-round ADP.
Description: According to ESPN.com, the Panthers have medically cleared Cam Newton (ankle) to play in their second preseason game next Sunday against the Chiefs.
Insight: Newton was also given clearance during Sunday's practice to run the read option for the first time since training camp began. He's been rehabbing from left ankle surgery since March. The fourth-year quarterback has top-three fantasy QB upside, but he's going 10th among quarterbacks at an ADP of 82.
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Due to injuries, Stewart played 15 games combined and rushed for 3.7 ypc the last two seasons. When healthy, he forms an unenticing backfield with DeAngelo Williams in which the two split carries evenly but neither one gets goal-line touches.
Description: Carolina wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin caught a 29-yard touchdown from Derek Anderson in the preseason opener Friday against the Bills.
Insight: Benjamin beat Bills starting CB Stephon Gilmore down the left sideline and recovered from a stumble to make a diving catch in the end zone. The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder is going to be Carolina's No. 1 receiver right from the start of the season and could return nice value on his 10th-round ADP.
Description: The Panthers held quarterback Cam Newton (ankle surgery) out of the first preseason game Friday night.
Insight: Newton is dealing with lingering pain from his ankle surgery. He described it as a "thump from your mom when you said something that you weren't supposed to. She'll thump you dead in your ear or on your head. It'll hurt for that little second but it'll go away after 2-3 minutes," according to the Charlotte Observer. Newton has a month to go before Week 1 so we aren't concerned yet, especially because the intention of the surgery was to strengthen his ligaments. He might run less early in the year, but he still has top-three fantasy QB upside and is being drafted 10th among quarterbacks.
Description: Carolina wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is expected to return to the practice field Saturday.
Insight: No one thought the sore knee was too serious, but as thin as the Panthers are at wideout it's important they all stay healthy. At 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, Benjamin should be a red zone favorite of Cam Newton's next season.
Description: Carolina wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin bumped knees in practice and will have an MRI Monday, according to beat writer Steve Reed.
Insight: No one thinks it's too serious, but as thin as the Panthers are at wideout it's important they all stay healthy. At 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, Benjamin should be a red zone favorite of Cam Newton's next season.
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart pulled his hamstring before training camp even started and thinks he'll miss 2-4 weeks. SOURCE: Jonathan Jones, Charlotte Observer
Insight: Given Stewart's history of recovering from injuries, he could be out longer. It's a bad sign that a player who seemingly is always hurt is already injured. He's played 15 games combined and rushed for 3.7 ypc the last two seasons. DeAngelo Williams should be good for another 200 carries, but he lacks upside because Mike Tolbert and Cam Newton are the goal-line rushers.
Description: Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle surgery) is out of his walking boot and ready to begin his rehab work, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.
Insight: Newton was given a four-month timetable when he had left ankle surgery in mid-March. He's not expected to resume practicing before training camp, but his health won't be a concern when the season starts. Newton's supporting cast, however, may be an issue after Steve Smith signed with the Ravens and LT Jordan Gross retired. The Panthers drafted 6-foot-5 receiver Kelvin Benjamin out of Florida State with the 28th-overall pick in the 2014 draft, but he may not be ready to make an immediate impact.
Description: Carolina filled its void at wide receiver by selecting Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin with the 28th pick at Thursday's NFL Draft.
Insight: Benjamin is best known for scoring the game-winning touchdown against Auburn in the National Championship. At 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, Benjamin should be a red zone favorite of Cam Newton's next season.
Description: Carolina has reached a one-year agreeement with former Eagles wideout Jason Avant.
Insight: Philadelphia may not have been as eager to cut Avant had they known of DeSean Jackson's off field issues. Either way, he's with Cam Newton now and figures to start alongside Jerricho Cotchery. As long as Avant stays healthy, we'd expect him to improve on the 38 catches and 447 receiving yards he totaled last season.
Description: Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle surgery) is unlikely to practice before training camp, GM Dave Gettleman said Tuesday during a radio appearance.
Insight: Newton was given a four-month timetable when he had ankle surgery last week. When it comes to Newton's fantasy value, we're far more concerned about Carolina's receiving corps than the surgery.
Description: Former Tampa Bay wideout Tiquan Underwood has signed a deal with Carolina.
Insight: The Panthers are desparate to find receivers, recently signing Underwood and Jerricho Cotchery. They need to keep at it as neither of these two can carry an offense. Hopefully they can find a star in the draft or Cam Newton is going to drop in fantasy value.
Description: Wideout Jerricho Cotchery has agreed to a two-year deal with Carolina. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL.com
Insight: Cotchery is the most talented receiver on the current Panthers roster, which definitely isn't saying much. He can be a solid No. 2 guy, but Cotchery's fantasy value will be limited in Carolina if he's covered by the opposition's best CB every week.
Description: Panthers QB Cam Newton had successful ankle surgery on Wednesday. SOURCE: David Newton, ESPN
Insight: He's going to be out for the next four months. Newton has never missed a game in his NFL career. If the recovery takes longer than expected, Derek Anderson would open the year as Carolina's starting quarterback.
Description: Two-time Pro Bowler Roman Harper has reached a two-year agreement with Carolina. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: The contract includes $4.5 million in base salary with a $1.5 million signing bonus. Harper was cut by the Saints last month. In nine games last season, Harper totaled 29 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.
Description: The Panthers officially released their longtime No. 1 wideout Steve Smith on Thursday.
Insight: The 34-year-old's career was revitalized when Carolina drafted QB Cam Newton and he put up 2,568 yards and 11 touchdowns on 152 catches in 2011-12, but he had just 745 yards and four scores on 64 catches (11.6 ypc) in 15 games last season. The Ravens are the favorite to land the veteran, but he's unlikely to carry much fantasy value as a third option behind Torrey Smith and Dennis Pitta. As we just saw for years in Houston, new Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense heavily features the tight end and No. 1 receiver but not the No. 2 wideout.
Description: According to his agent, Steve Smith has played his last game with the Panthers. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: Carolina is trying to trade him, though that could be difficult given Smith's age (34) and his $7 million salary. We're guessing he'll be cut sometime in the next few days. When that happens, look for the Buccaneers and Raiders to be among the teams interested.
Description: Longtime Panthers receiver Steve Smith suddenly finds himself on the trading block. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: It appears Smith's 14-year tenure in Carolina may be coming to an end. If teams are hesitant to trade for Smith, there's a good chance the Panthers will wind up cutting him. Smith is only a year removed from a 1,000-yard season and could make an immediate impact if he finds the right situation.
Description: Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday.
Insight: Kuechly followed up his Rookie of the Year in 2012 with an equally sensational sophomore campaign in 2013. In 16 games, the Boston College alum generated 156 tackles, two sacks and four interceptions. With Kuechly anchoring the defense, Carolina won its division for the first time since 2008. Indianapolis linebacker Robert Mathis was probably just as deserving of this award but it's tough to argue with the voters choosing Kuechly.
Description: Carolina wideout Steve Smith (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, according to profootballtalk.com.
Insight: Smith missed Week 17 after spraining his PCL the week before. He suffered a setback in practice Thursday and will probably be used as a decoy Sunday. Greg Olsen, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn will have to step up.
Description: Carolina wideout Steve Smith (knee) is telling people he is "positive" he's playing Sunday against the 49ers. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL.com.
Insight: Smith missed Week 17 after spraining his PCL the week before. He suffered a setback in practice Thursday and will probably be used as a decoy if he does play Sunday. Greg Olsen, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn will have to step up.
Description: Though he's officially been listed as questionable, the Panthers fully expect running back Jonathan Stewart to play Sunday against San Francisco. SOURCE: Steve Reed, Associated Press
Insight: Knee issues have kept Stewart off the field since Week 14. He'll slide in as a change of pace back behind starter DeAngelo Williams. Both players will cede goal line carries to fullback Mike Tolbert.
Description: Carolina wideout Steve Smith suffered a setback at practice on Thursday. Smith returned to practice Wednesday after missing Week 17 with a sprained PCL. SOURCE: Jonathan Jones, Charlotte Observer
Insight: Smith said he felt about 57 percent after saying Wednesday that he was at 71 percent. If he does play against the Niners this weekend, he'll probably be used as a decoy. Expect Greg Olsen and Brandon LaFell to be Cam Newton's primary receivers on Sunday.
Description: According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (knee) said he expects to play in the divisional playoff game against the 49ers Sunday.
Insight: Stewart played just six games this season (180 rushing yards), leaving most of the heavy lifting to DeAngelo Williams (843 yards) and red zone work to Mike Tolbert. Stewart probably won't see double-digit touches if he plays so his fantasy value is very limited.
Description: Panthers receiver Steve Smith is expected to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, according to profootballtalk.com.
Insight: Smith sat out Week 17 with a sprained PCL, but he has vowed to play in the divisional round against the 49ers. Smith finished the season with just 745 yards and four touchdowns on 64 catches in 15 games, but he's still the Panthers' best receiving option even at age 34.
Description: According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers expect Jonathan Stewart back at practice Wednesday.
Insight: Stewart played just six games this season (180 rushing yards), leaving most of the heavy lifting to DeAngelo Williams (843 yards) and red zone work to Mike Tolbert. Stewart probably won't see double-digit touches if he plays so his fantast value is very limited.
Description: Panthers receiver Steve Smith did not play in Week 17 due to a sprained PCL in his left knee and is questionable for Sunday's NFC Divisional Playoff against San Francisco.
Insight: Coach Ron Rivera hopes to have Smith back at practice this week. Smith finished the season with just 745 yards and four touchdowns on 64 catches in 15 games, but he's still the Pathers' best receiving option even at age 34.
Description: Panthers receiver Steve Smith will not play in Week 17 due to a sprained PCL, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.
Insight: Smith will finish the season with just 745 yards and four touchdowns on 64 catches (11.6 ypc) in 15 games. The Panthers had difficulty moving the ball through the air in Week 16 after Smith went down, but the Falcons' defense has been horrible this season. Carolina can lock down a first-round bye with a win against Atlanta, giving Smith a chance to have three weeks off to heal before returning.
Description: Carolina wideout Steve Smith said he felt something pop in his knee Sunday against the Saints, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.
Insight: Smith suffered a non-contact left knee injury in the first quarter when Cam Newton overthrew him on a slant. He was walking around fine without crutches after the game and will have an MRI Monday.
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton struggled Sunday against the Saints but he came through with a game-winning TD to Domenik Hixon with 23 seconds remaining.
Insight: Newton frequently sailed his passes and finished with 181 yards, one TD and one interception. To be fair, he played most of the game without Steve Smith, who suffered a non-contact knee injury in the first half. Newton also rushed just four times for six yards.
Description: Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries Sunday against the Saints.
Insight: Apparently, Williams can only contribute to fantasy teams when Jonathan Stewart is out. He put up 235 yards from scrimmage and two scores the last two games with Stewart nursing a knee injury.
Description: Carolina wideout Steve Smith is officially out for the rest of the game against the Saints on Sunday.
Insight: Smith suffered a non-contact left knee injury in the first quarter when Cam Newton overthrew him on a slant. He was able to return for one play later in the game before limping off and immediately returning to the locker room.
Description: According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers confirmed that running back Jonathan Stewart has a torn MCL.
Insight: Panthers coach Ron Rivera said it's possible Stewart could return in Week 17, but that seems doubtful for the oft-injured running back. DeAngelo Williams will see an increase in carries with Stewart out. Williams has rushed for just 185 yards on 50 carries in five games since Stewart returned from an ankle injury in Week 9, compared to 477 yards on 114 carries the first seven games.
Description: Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart will have an MRI on his right knee after taking a hit from Keenan Lewis. It appears to be serious, but we should know more after results of the test are announced.
Insight: Obviously that's going to add to DeAngelo Williams' workload and possibly Mike Tolbert's as well.
Description: According to NBC's Pro Football Talk, Panthers DE Charles Johnson has been diagnosed with a sprained right MCL and is week-to-week.
Insight: Johnson suffered the injury Monday when he was leg-whipped by Patriots lineman Marcus Cannon. He was able to return to action on the final drive of the game to help Carolina close out a win but is expected to miss Week 12.
Description: Panthers running back Mike Tolbert scored a touchdown for the fourth straight game Sunday against Atlanta.
Insight: Tolbert has five touchdowns in his last four games and six TDs on the year. If you're choosing a Panthers running back to start in fantasy, Tolbert is the best choice as he has the best chance of scoring.
Description: Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams found himself back in a three-way timeshare Sunday against the Falcons.
Insight: Jonathan Stewart made his season debut and had nine carries for 43 yards, while Williams took 13 handoffs for 42 yards. Mike Tolbert had six carries for 24 yards and a touchdown and Cam Newton also rushed for a score. Now that Stewart is back, Williams can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton struggled Sunday against the Falcons but still had a solid fantasy day.
Insight: Newton threw for 249 yards and two picks and rushed for 22 yards on five carries, but he threw for a touchdown and ran for another. Newton has been a boom-or-bust fantasy player far too often over the last two years, so it was nice to see him scratch out this type of game coming off a big effort in Week 8 at Tampa Bay.
Description: Carolina halfback DeAngelo Williams is expected to play Sunday against Atlanta. SOURCE: Jonathan Jones, Charlotte Observer
Insight: Williams missed a couple practices earlier in the week because of a quad injury but it looks like he'll be good to go. With Williams having to compete with Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and even Kenjon Barner for carries, he won't be a recommended fantasy play in Week 9.
Description: Carolina halfback Jonathan Stewart is expected to receive between six and ten touches Sunday when he returns from an ankle injury. SOURCE: Charlotte Observer
Insight: Obviously that's going to cut into DeAngelo Williams' workload and possibly Mike Tolbert's as well. It's not an ideal situation but in a week with so many teams on bye, all three Carolina running backs will be given fantasy consideration.
Description: We might see Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart suit up this week against Atlanta. SOURCE: Steve Reed, Associated Press
Insight: Stewart, who missed Carolina's first seven games with an ankle injury, was seen taking first-team reps at practice on Wednesday. It's tough to gage his fantasy value until we see how head coach Ron Rivera balances the workload with Stewart, DeAngelo Williams and goal line vulture Mike Tolbert.
Description: Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams missed practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Joe Person, Charlotte Observer
Insight: It's a little concerning that Williams still isn't practicing a week after suffering what was thought to be a pretty minor quad strain. He'll carry the questionable label into Week 9's matchup against Atlanta.
Description: Carolina halfback DeAngelo Williams should play next week against Miami despite suffering a quad injury Thursday at Tampa Bay. SOURCE: Charlotte Observer
Insight: Thursday night was somewhat of a breakthrough for Williams, who was finally able to score his first touchdown of the season. Mike Tolbert is still the Panthers' preferred goal line rusher but it's good to know Williams can punch it in too when given the opportunity.
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) had a full week of practice and is expected to play on Thursday night.
Insight: olsen has struggled with the foot injury over the past two week and it shows in his numbers. He caught 21 balls for 273 and a score in his first four games and six for 66 yards in the last two contests. Hopefully he's feeling better.
Description: Carolina wideout Brandon LaFell got in a solid afternoon of practice Wednesday and is probable for Thursday's game with Tampa Bay.
Insight: LaFell has been dealing with a sore knee. We keep seeing small glimpses of his ability to be a viable fantasy wideout, but not enough. After posting 107 yards and a score in Week 6, he slipped backward last week with a three-catch, 35-yard performance.
Description: Panthers receiver Steve Smith was added to the injury report after missing a couple of days worth of practice and only being a limited participant in Wednesday's practice but he is expected to play Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: What's more concerning is a 10.5 ypr average, the lowest of his career except for the 2004 season when he played just one game. He's no better than an RB2 these days, but with all the teams on bye in Week 8 he's worthy of a start.
Description: The Panthers didn't need Cam Newton to do much in order to defeat the Rams Sunday.
Insight: Newton was extremely efficient but only had to throw the ball 17 times. He completed 15 for 204 yards and a touchdown through the air and rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries. The Carolina signal-caller has been a boom-or-bust QB1 over the past two seasons and that won't change the rest of this year.
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) did not practice Wednesday.
Insight: For the second straight week, Olsen missed Wednesday's practice and was wearing a walking boot on his left foot. He played against Minnesota and should be able to suit up versus the Rams. He'll be a top-12 tight end this week if he plays.
Description: Carolina RB Jonathan Stewart probably needs a "couple more weeks" before he's ready to return to game action. SOURCE: Joseph Person, Charlotte Observer
Insight: Stewart is eligible to return from the PUP list next week but it sounds like his ankle still isn't 100 percent. Assuming Stewart is inactive, DeAngelo Williams should see another big workload Sunday versus the Rams.
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, was not a participant in Wednesday's practice.
Insight: He was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot after Sunday's game with Arizona, which means fantasy owners should ready an alternative plan. Olsen has been a solid tight end option this season with 21 receptions for 273 yards and a score over four games.
Description: Panthers rookie running back Kenjon Barner (ankle) has been practicing in full and should make his debut Sunday against Arizona.
Insight: DeAngelo Williams should still be the primary running back, but Barner could still a few attempts if he's ready to go. Given that Williams is already limited by not getting scoring opportunities, when Barner is active it will make Williams a much less attractive option.
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (ankles) is on track to come off the PUP list in Week 7, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Stewart will cut into DeAngelo Williams' carries and make both players useless for fantasy purposes. Williams has rushed for 291 yards on 62 carries through three games, but it appears he only has 2-3 more games of fantasy relevance following Carolina's Week 4 bye.
Description: Panthers rookie running back Kenjon Barner (ankle) has been cleared to practice.
Insight: DeAngelo Williams should still be the primary running back, but Barner could still a few attempts if he's ready to go. Given that Williams is already limited by not getting scoring opportunities, when Barner is active it will make Williams a much less attractive option.
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton starred in Week 3 against the Giants, accounting for four touchdowns.
Insight: Newton had 223 passing yards and three scores through the air and gained 45 yards on the ground with one rushing touchdown. The third-year QB struggled against Seattle in Week 1 but has scored six touchdowns in the last two games.