Cam Newton
Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Carolina Panthers
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Wed, Jun 29th 5:13pm EDT
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.

Cam Newton had a rough game against the Patriots going 13-for-29 for 100 yards to go along with two interceptions and one rush for nine yards.

Fantasy Impact: Newton had been solid this preseason in the first two games going a combined 13-for-18 for 198 yards and one touchdown. Newton's top target Greg Olsen didn't play in the game and that situation is worth monitoring as Olsen was Newton's top target last season. Newton is still a top option at the quarterback position, hopefully this was just an off preseason game.

Category: Game Recaps


WalterFootball | Aug 26th
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 coming 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 in 2015? The most probable answers to those are 'no' and 'yes.' Scoring 10 rushing touchdowns for anyone is a tough task. In his rookie year, he had an amazing 14! Newton's next three seasons saw him finish 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
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 21st
In 2015, Cam Newton led all QBs in fantasy points. In fact, he finished 50 points ahead of the 2nd best QB. In 2016 he has WR Kelvin Benjamin returning from injury from last season and Devin Funchess looks sharp this pre-season as an added weapon.
Bruno Boys | Aug 18th
45 total TDs in 2015 and over 4,400 total yards. Should be first QB off the board but a repeat performance is unlikely.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 17th
Hands down the highest fantasy upside of any signal caller
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 15th
Cam Newton’s final QB rank matched his jersey number in ’15. (Getty)FIRING BULLETS – QB QUICK TIPS, TRENDS AND TAKES TO KNOW ENTERING THE SEASON • Since 2009 the bust rate among drafted QB1s (Players selected inside position’s top-12 who finished outside the top-15) is 25.0 percent, the lowest, bar none, of the major positions. • According to average draft positio...
RotoBaller | Aug 12th
What's up RotoBallers. Welcome to part three of our 2016 fantasy football tiered quarterback rankings for dynasty leagues. You can read part two here. Fantasy football covers multiple different types of leagues now. There are Standard Leagues, PPR Leagues, Half-PPR Leagues, Rookie Leagues, and arguably the most popular, Daily Fantasy Football. In this article, I, Justin
EDSFootball | Aug 12th
With the preseason getting underway on Thursday, we have updated our 2016 fantasy football positional rankings. Here are our fantasy quarterbacks for the 2016 NFL season: 1. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers The top-scoring fantasy quarterback in 2015, Newton threw for 3,837 yards and 35 touchdowns while rushing for 636 yards and 10 touchdowns. Newton has now finished as a top-four fantasy quarterback...
The NY Times | Aug 9th
Last year's QB king gets Kelvin Benjamin back and has a developing WR in Funchess.
RotoBaller | Aug 8th
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Rotoworld | Jul 29th
Rich Hribar joins Josh Norris to see if Cam Newton and Russell Wilson can equal last season's output.
EDSFootball | Jul 26th
Embed from Getty Images Here are our top 25 fantasy quarterbacks for the 2016 NFL season: 1. Cam Newton, Carolina PanthersThe top-scoring fantasy quarterback in 2015, Newton threw for 3,837 yards and 35 touchdowns while rushing for 636 yards and 10 touchdowns. Newton has now finished as a top-four fantasy quarterback in four of his five NFL seasons. No quarterback has more weekly upside than the 2...
RotoBaller | Jul 25th
It's never too early to start preparing for your fantasy football drafts, and Rotoballer is here to help! In this series, two RotoBaller experts will discuss the merits of two players with similar value and average draft position (ADP). Remember that situations will change for all players over the course of the summer and it may
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 20th
35 TD passes and 10 TD rushes in '15, and that was w/o WR Kelvin Benjamin - Benjamin's return will be nice, but SOS goes from easiest in '15 to considerably tougher in '16
Coach Esser | Jul 17th
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.
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
Newton was a monster last year and has been a top-5 threat for most of his career. Getting KB back only helps his cause.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jun 15th
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.