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Cam Newton or Lamar Jackson

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
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Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 16
Best Rank# 1# 9
Worst Rank# 6# 33
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total421.717.7
Avg Game28.18.9
Avg Projection355.2260.0
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank1620
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Lamar JacksonCam Newton
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
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#2#20
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
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#1#19
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
3 h
#1#12
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
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#2#12
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
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#2#15
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
3 h
#3#33
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
5 h
#2#18
   
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
6 h
#1#11
   
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
9 h
#2#16
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
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#2#15
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
11 h
#2#15
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
12 h
#1#26
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
12 h
#2#11
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
13 h
#4#11
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
15 h
#2#11
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
16 h
#6
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
19 h
#1#9
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
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#2#32
   
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
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#2#16
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
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#2#15
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
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#2
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
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#1#15
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
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#2#18
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
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#2#13
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
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#2#15
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
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#2#15
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
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#2#11
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
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#2#20
   
Dave LoughranD. Loug...
Awesemo
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#2#18
   
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
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#2#18
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
#1#9
   
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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#2#16
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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#2#18
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
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#2#19
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#1#23
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#2#11
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#4#35
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
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#2#13
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
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#1#17
   
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#1#12
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
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#2#12
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#2#14
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
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#1#14
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
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#1#15
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
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#2#15
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
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#2#14
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
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#1#15
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
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#2#21
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
3 d
#2#21
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
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#1#13
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#2#15
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
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#2#15
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
3 d
#1#10
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#2#16
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#2#16
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 d
#2#13
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
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#2#11
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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#1#16
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
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#1#13
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 d
#1#16
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
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#1#14
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
4 d
#1#14
   
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
4 d
#1#19
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#2#38
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
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#2#21
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#2#12
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
5 d
#2#25
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
5 d
#1#15
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
5 d
#1#17
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
5 d
#2#16
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#1#12
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
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#1#16
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
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#1#13
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
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#2#18
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
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#1#17
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
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#2#22
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 w
#1#25
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
1 w
#1#23
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 w
#2#16
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#2#19
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#2#22
   
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 w
#2#16
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#1#14
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#1#16
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 w
#1#15
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 w
#1#18
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
1 w
#3#26
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 w
#2#10
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#2#15
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
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#2#19
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
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#2#15
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
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#2#18
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 w
#2#14
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 w
#2#15
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 w
#2#22
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#2#14
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#2#30
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#2#16
   
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#2#18
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#1#13
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
3 w
#2#18
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
3 w
#1#18
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#1#14
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
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#3#23
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 w
#1#24
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
07/15
#1#16
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
07/15
#1#14
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/14
#2#15
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
07/14
#2#10
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
07/14
#1#8
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#2#22
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#1#14
   
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
07/03
#1#9
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#2#18
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
07/01
#1#15
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#2#16
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#4#8
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#1#33
   
06/23
#1
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#1#17
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#1#18
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#1#33
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#1#29
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#1
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#1
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#1#33
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#2
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#1#17
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE vs. MIA
Week 2 at HOU at SEA
Week 3 vs. KC vs. LV
Week 4 at WAS at KC
Week 5 vs. CIN vs. DEN
Week 6 at PHIBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. PIT vs. SF
Week 8BYE WEEK at BUF
Week 9 at IND at NYJ
Week 10 at NE vs. BAL
Week 11 vs. TEN at HOU
Week 12 at PIT vs. ARI
Week 13 vs. DAL at LAC
Week 14 at CLE at LAR
Week 15 vs. JAC at MIA
Week 16 vs. NYG vs. BUF
Week 17 at CIN vs. NYJ
Player Projections Comparison
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Passing
   
Pass Att468.4489.3
Pass Cmp300.8302.1
Pass Yards3,479.43,480.2
Pass TDs28.822.1
Ints11.613.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts159.5108.2
Rush Yards955.4403.1
Rush TDs5.93.9
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.42.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points355.2260.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
2019 Points 
Week 133.66.4
Week 230.911.3
Week 321.3
Week 426.5
Week 514.4
Week 630.6
Week 723.3
Week 8
Week 928.6
Week 1033.4
Week 1132.8
Week 1236.3
Week 1322.3
Week 1420.8
Week 1537.1
Week 1629.8
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Expert 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
I have him and Mahomes as my 1A and 1B QBs this year, but they're pretty low in my overall rankings...which means I probably won't get either in fantasy drafts this year. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
What Jackson did in 2019 was remarkable on many levels, though many are expecting regression in 2020. Rightfully so, as he threw a touchdown on 9.0 percent of his pass attempts, which ranks 15th all-time, and ahead of Patrick Mahomes' 8.6 percent in 2018. If we dial that back to a managable 5.0 percent, Jackson would've thrown 20 touchdown passes instead of the 36 he did, which would result in 64 less fantasy points. That still would've been the No. 1 quarterback. And then you still have to factor in that he may have some positive regression with rushing touchdowns, as he rushed for 1,206 yards but scored just seven rushing touchdowns, which are worth more than passing touchdowns. By comparison, Josh Allen scored nine rushing touchdowns in 2019 while rushing for just 510 yards. Jackson will regress in passing touchdowns, but he might make up for it with a few more rushing touchdowns. If he stays healthy for all 16 games, he's a lock for top-two quarterback production.There are many who'll be jumping to draft Newton as a QB1 like it's still 2017, but you shouldn't be one of them. Newton will be coming off shoulder surgery, which had countless teams passing on him. That's a concern, yes, but it's not the biggest concern. He's now 31 years old. Do you know how many quarterbacks have rushed for more than 500 yards after turning 31? Three. Now as how many of those quarterbacks had more than four rushing touchdowns... None. Newton was once a dominating force who required coordinators to adjust gameplans, but I just don't think he's that guy anymore.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
The Ravens offense was hyper efficient last season, so regression is certainly expected, but that does not mean Lamar Jackson takes a big step back. I still think he ends as an overall top 3 QB, but am not currently drafting at ADP. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Jackson not only led the league in touchdown passes with 36, but he also ran for 1,206 yards. If he does not run as much this year, it may put him behind Mahomes, but these two are in an elite class by themselves. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Jackson's going to have an absurd price tag this draft season, but the crazy thing is...he actually might be worth it. Jackson's rushing ability is a cheat code at the QB position and he has the potential to single-handedly win you a week because of it. Jackson should be off the board as either the first or second QB drafted.Cam Newton has now been signed by the New England Patriots and will immediately step in as the starter. While there may be some attempt by the Patriots to claim that this is an "open competition" this offseason, a healthy Cam Newton is immensely more talented than Jarrett Stidham. Newton will be used heavily in the running game in this offense, which is fantasy gold. Additionally, the Patriots only signed Newton to a one-year deal, which means that they can used him heavily and not worry about long-term consequences. I'm expecting Newton to carry the ball over 115 times this season, which immediately puts him in the Top-10 fantasy QB conversation.
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
Looking at Jackson's ability to run the ball and now his growing passing arsenal with weapons like Marquise Brown, Mark Andrews, and rookie Devin Duvernay. Barring injury, Lamar should finish QB1 once again and it shouldn't be close.Now in New England, Newton will have a chance to be fantasy relevant once again. With a solid trio of WRs in Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu, and N'Keal Harry, Cam should always have somewhere to go with the ball. Add his rushing value and you have a potential top-12 QB.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Newton missed most of last season with a foot injury, but wasn't very good in the two games he did play, completing just 56.2% of his passes. He has always made up for any deficiencies in his passing game with his legs, but at 31 years old and coming off two injury-plagued years, it's fair to wonder how much he'll contribute on the ground. Nevertheless, despite the less than stellar options at receiver, Newton will almost certainly start at quarterback for the Patriots and they'll surely figure out how best to use his talents. That makes Newton a mid-tier QB2 with upside, despite all the uncertainty.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
After his historic 2019, Jackson has a lot of regression coming, but that's not to say he won't be amazing again in the future. He still has a massive amount of upside and no matter how often the Ravens insist Lamar will rush less moving forward, that's not going to entirely disappear from his game. I also don't believe his passing efficiency will remain at the same extraordinary level, he just doesn't have the arm talent or the weapons. Hence he's a lower floor option compared to Mahomes and I'm slotting him in as my QB2. Please don't reach for him in drafts as there's exceptional depth at QB this year.Cam Newton and the Patriots is such a strange combination. A guy with flair, creativity and verve into a team which is calculated and often totally lacks personality. I'm not entirely sure how it'll work but I don't have the highest of hopes. His high-rushing days are over and there's not likely to be a lot of passing in this offence. I'd be avoiding Cam in most standard leagues.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Produced greatest FAN PPG season by a QB in NFL history - could have thrown 10 less TD passes, rushed for 500 fewer yards yet still finished No. 1 QB in FAN PPG 
Ben Rolfe
The Touchdown
In 4-point per passing touchdown format, Jackson is the clear number one thanks to his increased usage of his legs to make plays over both Mahomes and Watson 
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Went back to look at QB TD rates of QBs that rush for 700+ yards a season to see if maybe he'd be somewhat exempt from TD regression. Nope. An AVG TD rate of 4.67%. Lamar was at 9% in 2019. Regression is coming. It seems impossible to imagine it right now but we don't need our feet held to the fire for 2020 because of 2019.Cam Newton PFF passing grade rankings 2018 - 24th 2017 - 34th 2016 - 24th Multiple shoulder and lower body injuries have obviously prompted Carolina to look elsewhere