Cam Newton

Cam Newton

QB - CAR
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 245 lbsAge: 30College: AuburnDrafted: #1 (1st Rd. by Carolina)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
12th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #82
Best / Worst #42 / #142
ADP #105

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Cam Newton cleared to throw

Cam Newton has been cleared to throw at Panthers minicamp.

Fantasy Impact

Newton can participate fully in QB drills at the Panthers three-day minicamp this week, but he has not yet been cleared to participate in team drills. Newton’s outlook is trending up after an offseason arthroscopic procedure on his injured throwing shoulder. He last played in Week 15 of last season, turning in a dismal performance while playing through the injury and ultimately sitting out the final two weeks. Under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, Newton turned in the highest completion of his career at 67.9 and ranked as the overall QB5 through the first 14 weeks of the 2018 season. His rehab seems to be going much better than expected, boding well for his fantasy prospects in 2019.

Zachary Hanshew1 week ago
Cam Newton expected to be ready for 2019

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Carolina Panthers expect QB Cam Newton (shoulder) to be ready for the 2019 season.

Fantasy Impact

Newton underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery last month to repair an injury suffered during the course of the 2018 season. And while there were rumors suggesting that the ailing signal caller could be shut down for the 2019 campaign, it seems like they could be far from the truth. Not only did NFL Network's Ian Rapoport report last night that Newton is "hoping" to resume throwing by OTAs, but now Schefter is stating that the Panthers expect Newton to be "ready for the start of the 2019 NFL regular season." As of this writing, the belief is that Newton is "on track to be ready to go at some point this summer," which could mean that Newton may not very active for spring activities.

Cam Newton (shoulder) hoping to throw at OTAs

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Cam Newton (shoulder) is hoping to throw at OTAs in April.

Fantasy Impact

Newton recently underwent minor shoulder surgery for an issue that was bothering him down the stretch in 2019. The fact that he's hoping to throw during OTAs reinforces the idea the surgery was minor. Newton's health will be an important storyline to follow until we see he's back to 100%.

Cam Newton undergoes shoulder surgery

The Carolina Panthers have announced that Cam Newton has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder.

Fantasy Impact

It was reported about a week ago that Newton’s ailing shoulder might cause him to miss all of 2019. However, this surgery sounds minor enough that Carolina’s franchise QB should be ready for training camp. Newton struggled down the stretch last year but has been a QB1 in fantasy whenever he has been healthy. That being said he definitely carries more risk in 2019 than he has in years past.

Cam Newton's health could put 2019 season in jeopardy

The Panthers are keeping their options open and would consider the possibility of sitting Cam Newton for all of 2019 if he undergoes another shoulder surgery.

Fantasy Impact

Panthers owner David Tepper mentioned the possibility of Newton sitting out in 2019 saying, "If you told me he took a year off and could recover and be fully recovered and everything else, and that's what it took, an extra year, why wouldn't you do that?" For the moment, it's far too early to speculate as Newton plans to rest and rehab throughout the offseason to heal. If he were to opt for surgery, it'd be his second operation in three years.