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  Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 9-
Best Rank# 5# 2-
Worst Rank# 23# 21-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total303.8282.6-
Avg Game20.320.2-
Avg Projection291.5302.2-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1712-
    
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  Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU vs. LAR
Week 2 at LAR vs. TB
Week 3 at SEA at ARI
Week 4 vs. DAL at HOU
Week 5 vs. TB vs. JAC
Week 6 at JAC at TB
Week 7 at CHIBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. ARI at SF
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. TEN
Week 10 vs. ATL at GB
Week 11 at TB vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. CAR at NO
Week 13 at ATL vs. WAS
Week 14 vs. SF at ATL
Week 15 vs. IND vs. SEA
Week 16 at TEN at IND
Week 17 at CAR vs. NO
  Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Passing
   
Pass Att538.0514.3
Pass Cmp387.0336.9
Pass Yards4,339.53,779.3
Pass TDs30.525.1
Ints8.813.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts24.8114.7
Rush Yards49.1549.4
Rush TDs1.94.5
   
Misc
   
Fumbles1.61.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points291.5302.2
   
  Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
2018 Points 
Week 131.618.2
Week 217.627.6
Week 340.529.6
Week 48.6
Week 526.716.4
Week 623.3
Week 716.825.7
Week 86.828.0
Week 931.421.2
Week 1028.914.7
Week 1130.524.5
Week 1220.422.5
Week 137.315.3
Week 1413.910.9
Week 155.94.7
Week 1616.9
Week 17
  Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Expert 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
 Cam Newton is a great pick if you want to take a QB early. I typically wait on QB, but Newton is one that I'm OK spending a mid round pick on. Newton had his best season by a mile in terms of completion percentage last season, beating his next best season by over 6%. The reasoning for that makes perfect sense too. The Panthers have built their offense to thrive on the short passing game. McCaffrey is one of the best receiving backs in the NFL, and the combination of Samuels and Moore gives Newton two receivers that can make plays after the catch. This allowed Newton to finish with the second most yards per game in his career...even with the 32nd deepest ADOT. What you also get with Newton is the rushing floor. He's going to be around 500-600 rushing yards with 5-6 rushing TD's. That's a really secure floor, and also gives him massive weekly upside. I expect Newton to have one of the best seasons of his career, and yet this is the latest we've been able to draft him since 2015.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Although Brees has now been a top 10 fantasy quarterback in 15 straight seasons, he has dipped down to QB9 and QB8 over the last to years because of a major decrease in pass attempts. His efficiency has never been better which makes him a safe and reliable option, but unfortunately, his upside is outside the top 5 QBs at this stage.Cam is expected back for Week 1, but that may be a mistake, as shoulders more than often require babying so they don't flare back up. Whichever way they take this, Newton will either miss a few weeks to open the season or struggle in the passing game like he did in 2018. Regardless, his legs, and especially in the end zone, make him a lock to be a top 10 performer while he is on the field, and perhaps as high as top 3 as we've seen from Cam numerous times.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Saints aren't going to be the crazy pass-heavy offense they were in years past, but that doesn't mean Brees isn't usable in fantasy. After lacking upside in 2017 when he failed to post more than 22 fantasy points, he bounced back in 2018 and had six such games. The defense might hold him back from being an elite fantasy option, but he's a very safe low-end QB1 with a relatively high floor.As of now, we have to wonder if Cam Newton will be ready for the start of the season, as he continues to rehab from his offseason shoulder surgery. He started throwing in May, but we heard similar things about Andrew Luck a few years ago. No matter which way you slice it, Newton comes with plenty of risk. Christian McCaffrey played extremely well around the goal-line, which takes away the thing that put Newton over the top as a fantasy quarterback - his rushing totals. Unless Newton can turn into a more polished passer, his days as a top-five quarterback are likely over.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Brees will be 40-years old this year, but he has shown no signs of slowing down with 3,992 yards passing, 32 passing touchdowns and 5 interceptions in 2019. Even at his age, he is still a QB1.Newton was 12th among fantasy quarterbacks, despite playing with a bum shoulder that prevented him from throwing the ball further than 30-yards downfield. He should rebound to QB1 status in 2019.