By Mike Wright, Panthers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 5:20pm EDT
Cam Newton was 24/35 for 250 yards and 1 TD in Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Fantasy Impact: The Steelers were clearly the dominant team in all aspects of this game. Newton was repeatedly hit and was visibly shaken from the punishment. He was even pulled from the game when the score got out of hand. Owners need to be concerned with the performance and overall health of Newton and may want to consider forming a backup plan.
By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 12th 5:50pm EDT
Coach Ron Rivera said there’s “no doubt” in his mind Newton will be ready to go against the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. “The way he’s practiced, the way he’s done things, he’s gotten progressively better,” Rivera said. “His rhythm is back; his timing with his receivers seems to be pretty sound right now. His decision-making was good today.” (Source: Charlotte Observer
Fantasy Impact: Cam Newton is listed as probable which means he is very likely to start by his official designation. His current FantasyPros QB ranking for Week 2 is QB13.
By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Wed, Sep 10th 9:16pm EDT
Coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton looked good on Wednesday and would start against the Lions barring a setback, and he doesn't anticipate one at this point. He went on to say that Cam 'did some really good things and that he took all the snaps he was supposed to.' "He handled all the situations very well. We did a two-minute drill, which he handled." (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: The bottom line is that Cam Newton is going to start Week 2 in the Panthers home opener and he should be started if you drafted him as your QB1.
By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 6:39pm EDT
After missing a start for the first time in his NFL career – ending a streak of 48 consecutive starts – quarterback Cam Newton is expected to start against the Detroit Lions in Week 2. "Everything looks good. We expect to see him on the practice field come Wednesday," head coach Ron Rivera said. "I expect him to be ready to roll." (Source: Carolina Panthers
Fantasy Impact: Cam Newton expects to make his 2014 season debut at home against the Detroit Lions in Week 2 and should be a top 10 QB option. The Panthers offense under the helm of Derek Anderson handled Gerald McCoy and hopes to do so Sunday with Cam against Ndamukong Suh. Please check back later in the week for a practice report update.
By Andrew Sears, Panthers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 11:31am EDT
Citing "league sources", ProFootballTalk is reporting that Newton is unlikely to play against Tampa Bay. He suffered a rib injury in week 3 of the preseason and has been unable to practice much since going down. (Source: ProFootballTalk
Fantasy Impact: At this point, fantasy owners would be wise to look for alternatives to Cam in week 1. There's still an outside chance he could suit up but it's too risky to slot him in your lineups. Carolina and Tampa Bay are slated to kick off at 4:25pm EST.
By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 4:29pm EDT
Cam Newton said after practice today that “If I can go, I’m going to go. And with how I’m feeling right now, I’m on pace to play Sunday.” Head coach Ron Rivera would only say Newton “did everything we asked,” but he wouldn’t reveal if Newton threw any passes after the media left. (Source: Black and Blue Review
Fantasy Impact: This is either the Panthers giving Cam every possible moment to continue to heal and be as ready as he can be for Sunday, or there is a legitimate concern for his availability. As coach Ron Rivera also told Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, "tomorrow will be a big day." Fantasy owners will need to check back tomorrow to see if Cam's pace continues.
By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Wed, Sep 3rd 4:14pm EDT
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did not participate in Wednesday's practice after experiencing soreness in his cracked ribs. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he's not sure whether Newton will practice Thursday, but Rivera remains confident Newton will start Sunday's season opener at Tampa Bay. Rivera was asked why he's optimistic about Newton's status. "Because of who he is," Rivera said. (Source: Charlotte Observer
Fantasy Impact: The fact that Cam had to be rested due to soreness is in his cracked rib(s) is news. However, it is only Wednesday and there is no need for alarm unless he is out of Thursday’s practice as well. Unless you have a viable back up plan at the quarterback position, you just have to wait and check tomorrow’s practice / injury report. Cam Newton has yet to miss a start in his first three NFL seasons.
By Graham Barfield, Panthers Correspondent, Wed, Sep 3rd 3:48pm EDT
Cam Newton did not participate in the Panthers' practice on Wednesday (9/3). (Source: Jonathan Jones - Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Cam had ankle surgery this offseason and is also dealing with what the team has called a "hairline fracture in his ribs." Panthers beat writer, Jonathan Jones, also went on to say that Newton's absence from practice was, "about how he felt today" and that he was held out of practice because of his injured ribs. Panthers HC Ron Rivera is still "optimistic" his quarterback will start Sunday versus the Buccaneers. Cam's ribs and any lingering ankle issues is a situation to continue to monitor very closely.
By Andrew Sears, Panthers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 27th 2:57pm EDT
Newton fractured his ribs last Friday against the Patriots. The Panthers' QB says "there's no doubt" that he'll be able to start week 1 and that he hasn't suffered any setbacks. He went on to say that he is already feeling better as of Wednesday. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: There wasn't much risk that Newton would miss the Week 1 opener. The bigger concern is whether this will be an injury that lingers throughout the season. For a QB who has value tied to his rushing ability, it remains a legitimate concern as week 1 approaches.
By Graham Barfield, Panthers Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 5:13pm EDT
Panthers QB Cam Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs and will not play in Carolina's 4th preseason game. (Source: Steve Reed - Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Fortunately, Panthers HC Ron Rivera thinks Cam will be able to play in their season opener September 7th at Tampa Bay. Unfortunately, this type of injury will likely nag Newton all season and may cause some discomfort while rotating or taking hits. A big part of Cam Newton's fantasy value comes from rushing and given Carolina's present offensive line problems combined with his gimpy ankle and now injured ribs, he has some fairly big red flags heading in to the season. He has a 7th round ADP, and is FantasyPros consensus ranked QB8.
By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Thu, Aug 21st 9:11am EDT
Panthers Coach Ron Rivera plans to play Cam Newton and the rest of his starters for the first half of Friday's exhibition at New England. (Source: Charlotte Observer
Fantasy Impact: After playing in five series last Sunday, Cam is expected to get a whole half of snaps this Friday against the Patriots. This should be considered a natural progression for Cam as he makes his way back from offseason ankle surgery. As long as there is not a setback, continue to draft Cam as you normally would. Cam has finished in the top 5 of fantasy QB’s each year of his career.
By Graham Barfield, Panthers Correspondent, Sun, Aug 10th 6:22pm EDT
After missing the Panthers first preseason game, Cam Newton is expected to play this coming Sunday (8/17) against the Chiefs. (Source: David Newton - ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Panthers HC Ron Riveria said that he expects Cam Newton to play this coming Sunday, which is a great sign of how his ankle is feeling. Max Henson (team writer for the Panthers) noted that "Newton was more mobile at practice today, more roll outs, some zone-read. Another sign of his progress." Cam Newton is currently going near the end of the 7th round in fantasy drafts.
By Graham Barfield, Panthers Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 6:22pm EDT
Cam Newton is still having some lingering pain in his surgically repaired ankle. (Source: Charlotte Observer
Fantasy Impact: Cam Newton described his ankle pain as such: "It’s like a thump from your mom when you said something that you weren’t supposed to," adding, "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. It’s a reminder that, hey, you better check yourself." Cam's ankle isn't too concerning this early in the year and as a precaution, he will not play this evening when the Panthers take on the Bills in their preseason opener. Newton has been a top 5 fantasy QB in each of his three years in the NFL and is being drafted in the middle of the 7th round as QB10. He could certainly be one of the best QB value picks this season.
By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 8:50pm EDT
Coach Ron Rivera said "We don't know the plan yet for Cam on Friday. It's all based on what head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion and the doctors think and how Cam's ankle feels once we get past Thursday morning." Rivera added that if Newton does play, his action will be limited to the usual one or two series that starters in the first preseason game typically receive. "I imagine it will involve a lot of handing the ball off," he said. (Source: Panthers
Fantasy Impact: The simple fact that Newton might not play in the preseason opener shouldn't concern fantasy owners. Even if he plays, he would only receive one or two series. With a limited workload expected anyway, there's no reason to panic just yet. This is the franchise protecting their greatest asset. With the wide receivers needing reps and Rivera hinting at handoffs for Newton, it’s a good bet that he sits Friday.
By Max Enos, Panthers Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 8:48pm EDT
At Fan Fest today, Cam Newton was a full-go. However, Cam admitted that his ankle is not yet 100%. This was evident when he came up limping after an incomplete pass to Cotchery. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: The ankle was looked at, and it turned out to be nothing serious. It was good to see Cam fully participating, and we will be keeping a close eye on his day-to-day health.
By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 7:46pm EDT
Cam Newton is expected to be limited for the first week or two per Bill Voth. He estimates nothing major, just sitting some things out more than he usually would. He does continue to say that if he’s going to be limited, that will mean he’s not yet 100 percent. (Source: Bill Voth – Black and Blue Review
Fantasy Impact: Cam Newton is going to be eager to work with his new group of receivers in pads and against a live defense. But if the training staff decides to limit him, that timing with them will be further delayed. If that happens early woes could be related to both timing and his ankle. The most important thing for fantasy owners and the Panthers is that Cam is healthy and full go Week 1. Timing and rhythm may suffer, but until he misses pre-season game action there is not much to worry about at this time.
By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 7:34pm EDT
Cam will be limited for the first week or two per Bill Voth. He estimates nothing major, just sitting some things out more than he usually would. Voth does continue to say that, if he’s going to be limited, that will mean Newton's not yet 100 percent. (Source: Bill Voth – Black and Blue Review
Fantasy Impact: Cam Newton is going to be eager to work with his new group of receivers in pads and against a live defense. But if the training staff decides to limit him that timing with them will be further delayed. If that happens early woes could be related to both timing and his ankle. The most important thing for fantasy owners and the Panthers is that Cam is healthy and full go Week 1. Timing and rhythm may suffer, but until he misses pre-season game action there is not much to worry about at this time. RotoRankings has Cam ranked 5th among QBs.
ProFootballTalk | Sep 30th
The Panthers have been routed by the Steelers and Ravens the last two weeks and they’ve had Cam Newton run four times for 14 yards over the course of those two games. That’s not the Newton that ran for 28 touchdowns over the last three seasons and it’s a major part of the Panthers offense…
NFL.com | Sep 29th
Cam Newton hasn't been able to play like himself this season. On Monday, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera acknowledged there is temptation to let Newton return to his scrambling ways.
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 5th
The injury and status clipboard isn't too messy in Week 1, maybe the only time we'll say that all season. Let's get to it.
• Cam Newton (ribs) was able to practice in full Friday, though he's nonetheless considered questionable for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. Head coach Ron Rivera is calling Newton a game-time decision. To make matters as tricky as possible, Carolina plays i...
ESPN | Sep 5th
Christopher Harris analyzes Cam Newton's value for Week 1.
Breaking Football | Sep 1st
The Carolina Panthers are reportedly “confident” that they will have starting quarterback Cam Newton ready for week one when they take on the division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton is currently battling a rib injury that some thought could potentially prevent him from taking on the Bucs. That doesn’t appear to be likely, however, as Carolina previously had “no doubt&rd...
ESPN | Aug 25th
Matthew Berry joins Jorge Sedano and John Anderson on "Mike & Mike" to discuss Cam Newton's value, post-rib injury.
The Fantasy Fix | Aug 25th
It’s time to explain myself. Here are the guys that I have ranked farthest away from the expert consensus (ECR) on FantasyPros.com. Quarterback Undervalued Cam Newton — My rank: 4 — ECR: 8 This one is pretty easy to explain. Newton has been a top four quarterback in each of his three seasons in the league. […]
Razzball | Aug 15th
Hey, wait, where'd all my receivers go?
Why you no like Cam Newton? What did Cam Newton do to you? Be a top-4 overall scorer just last year? A top-5 QB in all three of his NFL seasons? Late round gold in 2011? Why all the hate? Why is Newton being drafted after guys like Cordarrelle Patterson, Shane Vereen, Ray Rice, Jordan Cameron, and Joique Bell? Those are three committee backs, a TE who had ...