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By Chris Zolli, Panthers Correspondent, Thu, Nov 13th 3:01pm EST

Cam Newton admits that he has been playing through pain in Panthers' losses. He has an injured foot, ankle, and thumb. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: Newton has been hit more than 500 times in his NFL career, double the effect on any other QB, and these hits may be taking there toll. During the 2014 season, Newton is completing 58.1% of passes with ten touchdowns and eight interceptions; his completion percentage is down 3.6% from last year and his yards per attempt is the lowest of his three plus year career. Although he is a threat in the running game, with 263 rushing yards and a 100 yard rushing game this year, Newton needs to focus on injury prevention and work more on his passing game. He did have his first 300 yard passing game of the season and rookie Kelvin Benjamin has established himself as a red zone threat, so there is an opportunity for Newton to still have a significant fantasy value this year. He may not be worthy of a QB1 for the 2014 season, but he is a great option in a two QB league with his explosive potential. These injuries need to be monitored, though, as Derek Anderson waits in the wings for the Panthers.

By Bobby Agnese, Panthers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 11:46pm EST

Things continue to get worse for the Panthers offense, as they were buried by the Eagles defense Monday night. Cam Newton caught most of the beating, as he was sacked a career-high nine times. He posted a final stat line of 306 yards with 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in the loss. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: The offense surrounding Newton simply isn't viable, and it's beginning to affect his fantasy output. Kelvin Benjamin is his sole beneficiary, as he found the rookie for two touchdowns vs. the Eagles. With his current offensive line and receiving corps, Newton is a last resort option at the QB position.

By Bobby Agnese, Panthers Correspondent, Sat, Nov 8th 9:43pm EST

Cam Newton will have most of his starting offensive line Monday night vs. the Eagles, as tackle Byron Bell and left guard Amini Silatolu practiced in full on Thursday. (Source: Charlotte Observer)

Fantasy Impact: While the Panthers offensive line has been far from spectacular, it has to be a relief for Newton to have his trusted horsemen back blocking up front. It will improve his chances considerably vs. Philadelphia, who rank last in the league in terms of pass defense.

By Mike Wright, Panthers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 2:09pm EST

Cam Newton had a miserable game against the Saints, completing 10-of-28 throws for 151 yards and 1 INT. He did add 7 rushes for 43 yards and 1 TD.

Fantasy Impact: Newton looked miserable on Thursday. It should be known the offensive line was in shambles, as it was nearly full of reserves, including an undrafted rookie playing LT. Newton's accuracy was putrid, missing several great opportunities with his WRs. It could be very difficult to trust Newton moving forward.

By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Tue, Oct 28th 11:23pm EDT

Cam Newton struggled again in Week 8 throwing for just 171 yards and zero touchdowns. He was also sacked 3 times and lost a fumble and an interception. Cam's legs were of no help either as he ran for only 24 yards on 12 carries. Cam faces the New Orleans Saints Week 9 at home on Thursday Night Football.

Fantasy Impact: Cam will be looking to rebound at home in prime time against a Saints defense giving up the 9th most passing yards and 7th most fantasy points to quarterbacks so far this year. He will also get back DeAngelo Williams this week to help carry some of the rushing load.

By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Tue, Oct 21st 1:50pm EDT

Cam Newton was 17 of 31 for 205 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He added 41 yards on 7 rushing attempts, but gave up 3 sacks.

Fantasy Impact: Cam Newton is going to continue to struggle as two of his starting lineman went down injured in the Week 7 loss and he will face a bitter Seahawks team in Week 8 at Charlotte.

By Mike Wright, Panthers Correspondent, Tue, Oct 14th 1:05pm EDT

Cam Newton had his best fantasy game of the year. He ran the ball 17 times for 107 yards and 1 TD. He also completed 29 passes for 284 yards with 2 TDs and 1 interception.

Fantasy Impact: This is a fantastic sign for Newton owners. It's also a bad sign for those waiting and too nervous to pull the trigger on buying Newton low. Cam has been a perennial top-5 fantasy QB as long as he has been in the league. The questions this year were all about his health, specifically his ankle. If this is the Cam we are going to see moving forward, consider him back in a big way.

By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 6:43pm EDT

Cam Newton completed 19 of his 35 pass attempts for 255 yards 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. He also lost one fumble and only ran for 9 yards on 6 rushing attempts.

Fantasy Impact: This was a big win at home for Cam and the Carolina Panthers. His lone interception came off a tipped ball and he attempted more rushes in Week 5 than his two previous games combined. Cam and the Panthers enter a tough stretch that will require him to put up points for the Panthers to be competitive. Carolina is on the road against Cincinnati and Green Bay before returning home to face Seattle and New Orleans.

By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 6:33pm EDT

Cam Newton completed 19 of his 35 pass attempts for 255 yards 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. He also lost one fumble and only ran for 9 yards on 6 rushing attempts.

Fantasy Impact: This was a big win at home for Cam and the Carolina Panthers. His lone interception came off a tipped ball and he attempted more rushes in Week 5 than his two previous games combined. Cam and the Panthers enter a tough stretch that will require him to put up points for the Panthers to be competitive. Carolina is on the road against Cincinnati and Green Bay before returning home to face Seattle and New Orleans.

By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 7:30pm EDT

Cam Newton was just 14 of 25 for 197 yards and 1 touchdown in Week 4. He also ran twice for 7 yards and was sacked twice before getting pulled late in the blowout to the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Cam will hope to turn things around in Week 5 at home against a Chicago Bears team giving up the 9th most fantasy points to quarterbacks.

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, Tue, Sep 16th 8:57am EDT

Cam Newton completed 22 of 34 passes for 281 yards and 1 TD along with 4 carries for 19 yards. He also managed a 2 pt. conversion in his season debut against the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Cam's debut fantasy points were the 5th best among QB's. Cam can be confidently started in Week 3 on Sunday Night Football at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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, Thu, Jul 24th 1:29pm EDT

BREAKING: Dave Gettleman says Cam Newton has been cleared to practice in training camp. (Source: Steve Reed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Offseason ankle surgery won't affect Newton's training camp participation. Concerns over drafting him should be less worrisome. His arm and legs make him a dual threat for yards and touchdowns and that is why he has finished each season among the top 5 QB’s in fantasy scoring since entering the league.

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.

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