I have a hard time dinging Cam this year. Yes, he could regress in Red Zone throwing rate, but he still has Greg Olsen as a security blanket and Kelvin Benjamin coming back from injury. Devin Funchess should get better and Ted Ginn is always a TD threat.
What Cam did last season is made more remarkable by the fact that Ted Ginn Jr. was his most talented receiver. This year, he gets Benjamin back and Devin Fuchness is expected to make a leap forward which should further pad Cam's passing numbers. We reccomend passing (pun intended) on Newton, however, as regression from 10 rushing touchdowns is a near certainty.
Newton was a dominant fantasy quarterback with 3,837 yards passing, 35 passing touchdowns, 636 yards rushing and 10 rushing touchdowns. His 391 fantasy points were comparable to Peyton Manning's 414 points in his record-breaking 2013 season. At 27-years old, he should continue to dominate in 2016, especially with WR Kelvin Benjamin returning from injury.
Newton has had a bit of a roller-coaster career as far as fantasy is concerned, but 2015 was by far his best season to date and feels like a springboard into the next phase of his career. His accuracy will remain an issue, and if he wasn't a running quarterback, he'd be middle of the road, at best, as a fantasy player, but he is a running quarterback and is built like a tank, so injuries aren't nearly the concern they've been with other running quarterbacks.
The two big questions for Newton this season are, will he be able to come close to his 10 rushing touchdowns again, and will he have healthy and better wide receivers than he had this season? The most probable answers to those are no and yes. Scoring 10 rushing touchdowns for anyone is a tough task. His rookie year, he had an amazing 14! Newton's next three seasons, he finished with eight, six and five, respectively. So, 10 isn't out of the realm of possibility by any means, but I think it's advantageous to not use a breakout year as a baseline.
The good news is Kelvin Benjamin will be back and Devin Funchess, who came on strong at the end of last season, will have a year in the NFL that he can build on. That and the consistency that rushing yards give Newton's weekly fantasy points, are why I have him as my No. 1 quarterback for 2016.