Carolina Panthers
Name  Cam Newton
Born  5/11/1989
Height  6-5
Weight  244
College  Auburn
8/10/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: According to, 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.
8/8/2014 8:47:00 PM
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.
5/13/2014 6:43:00 PM
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.
3/25/2014 9:42:00 PM
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.
3/19/2014 8:08:00 PM
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.
3/18/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will undergo surgery on his left ankle. The procedure should keep him sidelined for about four months. SOURCE: Joe Person, Charlotte Observer
Insight: Newton frequently dealt with ankle problems last season though he didn't miss any games. The delay in surgery will put him on a tight schedule to make training camp in late July.
12/22/2013 5:28:00 PM
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.
Hot12/1/2013 5:41:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw for 263 yards, two touchdowns and two picks and rushed for 68 yards and another touchdown Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Newton has scored multiple touchdowns in three straight games and is much less of a boom-or-bust option than he was earlier this season.
Hot11/3/2013 5:44:00 PM
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.
Hot10/20/2013 6:16:00 PM
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.
Hot9/22/2013 6:03:00 PM
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.
Hot12/23/2012 4:28:00 PM
Description: Panthers QB Cam Newton threw for 170 yards, one touchdown and one pick and rushed for 60 yards and a score Sunday
Insight: The interception was Newton's first turnover since Week 10 versus Denver. He has scored 15 touchdowns in his last five games.
Hot12/17/2012 7:36:00 PM
Description: Panthers QB Cam Newton had two touchdowns with 231 passing yards Sunday against San Diego.
Insight: Newton has produced 12 total touchdowns with zero turnovers in his last four games and 17 touchdowns with two turnovers in his last seven.
Hot12/9/2012 6:23:00 PM
Description: Panthers QB Cam Newton has reverted to rookie form right when fantasy owners needed it most. He stayed hot Sunday with 287 passing yards, 116 rushing yards and three total touchdowns.
Insight: Newton has produced 825 passing yards, 286 rushing yards, 11 total touchdowns and zero turnovers in his last three games. He only had 13 total touchdowns in his first 10 games.
Cold11/15/2012 6:59:00 PM
Description: While the Panthers have been disappointing this season, Cam Newton and company have a good chance to get things going in Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Insight: Newton has declined in multiple categories this season -- average passing yards, average rushing yards and touchdowns per game. However, Tampa Bay has allowed 20-plus points to opposing quarterbacks in five of nine games. Yes, the Buccaneers picked off Newton twice and held him to four rushing yards in Week 1 but they have since traded CB Aquib Talib and may be without CB Eric Wright (Achilles) this week. Steve Smith had one catch against the Broncos last Sunday, but Tampa Bay has given up the third most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts so make sure Smith is in your lineup as well.
Cold11/11/2012 7:01:00 PM
Description: Carolina's Cam Newton threw for 241 yards on 21-of-36 passing Sunday against Denver. He had two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Insight: Newton, along with the entire Panthers team, has been a massive disappointment this season. He's averaged less than one passing touchdown per game and is on pace for seven less rushing touchdowns than last season.
Cold10/21/2012 6:07:00 PM
Description: Carolina's Cam Newton turned in another disappointing outing Sunday against Dallas. This time the second-year QB threw an interception and lost a fumble while completing only 21 of his 37 pass attempts.
Insight: Newton looked especially gloomy during his postgame press conference. The confidence he played with during his rookie season seems to have faded away. Newton has the skills to compete in this league but he's never going to get anywhere if he doesn't improve his composure in pressure situations. He'll look to get back on track next week against Chicago.
9/30/2012 7:01:00 PM
Description: Carolina QB Cam Newton played well Sunday in a loss to the Falcons, completing 15 of 24 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns. He also carried the ball nine times for 86 yards on the ground.
Insight: Newton shook off a poor outing in Week 3 versus New York by limiting his turnovers and looking for his big tight end Greg Olsen (six catches, 89 yards) early and often. Next week, Newton and the 1-3 Panthers will play host to the 2-2 Seattle Seahawks.
9/20/2012 11:20:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a miserable night Thursday against the Giants, completing 16-of-30 for 242 yards and throwing three picks.
Insight: Newton also only rushed for six yards on six carries, though he did pick up a rushing score. The Carolina QB has rushed for less than 10 yards in two of three games this season. This is not how fantasy owners wanted to start their week.
9/16/2012 5:51:00 PM
Description: Quarterback Cam Newton recorded 253 yards through the air and ran for another 71 yards on the ground to lift Carolina to an upset victory over New Orleans on Sunday.
Insight: After struggling in the season opener, Newton was back to his electrifying self Sunday against the Saints, dazzling the crowd with a stunning 40-yard run in the first quarter before adding a five-yard rushing score late in the game to give the Panthers a 15-point lead. Consistency has been a bit of an issue for the 2011 Rookie of the Year but when he's on, Newton is one of the most dangerous offensive weapons in the game.