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  Cam NewtonC. Newton
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Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
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  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAR vs. HOU
Week 2 vs. TB at LAR
Week 3 at ARI at SEA
Week 4 at HOU vs. DAL
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. TB
Week 6 at TB at JAC
Week 7BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 8 at SF vs. ARI
Week 9 vs. TENBYE WEEK
Week 10 at GB vs. ATL
Week 11 vs. ATL at TB
Week 12 at NO vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. WAS at ATL
Week 14 at ATL vs. SF
Week 15 vs. SEA vs. IND
Week 16 at IND at TEN
Week 17 vs. NO at CAR
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Passing
   
Pass Att524.6531.7
Pass Cmp344.6381.2
Pass Yards3,848.94,320.6
Pass TDs24.830.4
Ints14.48.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts113.625.0
Rush Yards511.639.8
Rush TDs4.42.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles1.81.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points298.6289.5
   
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
2018 Points 
Week 118.231.6
Week 227.617.6
Week 329.640.5
Week 48.6
Week 516.426.7
Week 623.3
Week 725.716.8
Week 828.06.8
Week 921.231.4
Week 1014.728.9
Week 1124.530.5
Week 1222.520.4
Week 1315.37.3
Week 1410.913.9
Week 154.75.9
Week 1616.9
Week 17
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Expert 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
We all know Cam is a top 5 guy if he's fully healthy. He'll just need to prove it. The good news is he can be had at a discount.The Saints are as balanced as ever, which probably curbs Brees' upside. He should still hover around the top-10 just because of his efficiency and weapons, though.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Newton looked great in Norv Turner's offense last year before getting hurt, with a career-high completion percentage. But a shoulder injury derailed his season, and he had offseason surgery. Injuries have been an issue for Newton throughout his career, as he gets hits early and with how much he runs the ball. And, already in the preseason, he sustained an injured foot on Thursday night against New England. Newton left the game in a walking boot and the injury has been diagnosed as a mid-foot sprain. The team is "cautiously optimistic" that Newton will be ready for Week 1 but given the uncertainty, it's worth dropping him a spot or two in your draft rankings.Brees is still as good as ever in real life, but his fantasy production has been more mortal in recent years, as the Saints' improved defense and run game has lessened the need for him to sling it. Brees is now 40 years old, and the end could come at any time. But since you no longer have to spend huge draft capital to grab him, he's more than worth the risk as a back-end QB1. There's still likely plenty of juice left with Brees, and he provides elite production at home always, so draft him with confidence, albeit no longer as a top-five quarterback.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Cam is expected back for Week 1 despite the foot strain. He was quite good before the issue last season so he may be undervalued at this point. 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.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.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 At this point in his career, Brees is essentially a must-bench on the road in 1QB leagues. Consider that he'll have a few low-scoring games at home and Brees won't be useful for much more than 6-8 weeks this season.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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 overThe 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
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
 flashed a scary low weekly floor, 7 games 220- yards passing. not good w/ no rushing stats. Taysom Hill stealing snaps in goal line packages. Brees career high 4 rush TD last year won't last
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.Much has been made of Brees's decrease in pass attempts...and deservingly so. From 2010-2016 he had over 625 pass attempts in every season, with 650+ in all but one. Then the Saints shifted towards a more balanced approach, giving Brees just 536 and 489 pass attempts over the last two seasons. Non coincidentally, the last two seasons have been two of the Saints better seasons as a franchise, winning the division in both seasons, and getting their season cut short just shy of the Super Bowl due to inept officiating. The Saints have been so good on both sides of the ball, that they haven't needed to get into 80 point shootouts to win. That's lead to fewer games with more than 35 pass attempts (just 4 last season), and with it less potential to lead the league in passing. When you combine that with absolutely no rushing ability (worth noting he does have 9 rushing TD's over the last two seasons...just on 150 total rushing yards) then he comes with a much lower floor than we're used to. I think Brees is a good if he falls in drafts. But I like him more as a low end QB 1 than a mid QB 1. So he often times doesn't fall far enough for me to get him.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
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 be healthier this year and rebound to QB1 status in 2019, but he needs to be healthy if he is going to be a QB1.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.