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Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
at JAC, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 22-
Best Rank# 7# 13-
Worst Rank# 13# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. ARI at JAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs ARIThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs JAC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp1918.8
Pass Yds188.2217.1
Pass TD1.51.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total174.8132.7-
Avg Game19.413.3-
Avg Projection18.415.1-
Week 1119.27.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather51 F, Clear69 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
Expert Ranks 
Cam NewtonBaker MayfieldAdd Player
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
8 m
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24 m
#11#23-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
41 m
#11#24-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
51 m
#9#24-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
57 m
#11#23-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 h
#10#24-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 h
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
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Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 h
#10#22-
    
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Razzball
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The Fantasy Scout
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The Football Girl
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John HestermanJ. Hest...
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3 h
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#11#22-
    
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Bruno Boys
4 h
#12#24-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
4 h
#12#23-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
4 h
#9#24-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
4 h
#12#15-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
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Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
5 h
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BettingPros
9 h
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14 h
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15 h
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The Fantasy Coaches
16 h
#11#24-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
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Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
16 h
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Pro Football Focus
17 h
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Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
18 h
#11#25-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
19 h
#10#22-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
20 h
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Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
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SmittyS.
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1 d
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David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
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The Fantasy Footballers
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
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Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#11#23-
    
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1 d
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Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
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Packer Report
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Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
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2 d
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2 d
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Going For 2
3 d
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Win My Fantasy League
3 d
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Fake Teams
3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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Gridiron Experts
3 d
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Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
3 d
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Alex BlickleA. Blickle
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3 d
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Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
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Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
3 d
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
3 d
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The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
3 d
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Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
3 d
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Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 d
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3 d
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Matt De LimaM. De Lima
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3 d
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DailyRoto
3 d
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Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
3 d
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
3 d
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
3 d
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Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
3 d
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The Hateful 8
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Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
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3 d
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BallBlast
3 d
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Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
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Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
3 d
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Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
3 d
#8#25-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#12#24-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
3 d
#12#24-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 d
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Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
3 d
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
3 d
#12#23-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
3 d
#15#26-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
3 d
#14#28-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
#12#25-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
3 d
#13#24-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
3 d
#9#21-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
3 d
#12#23-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
3 d
#12#22-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
3 d
#11#27-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
3 d
#12#24-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#10#21-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
3 d
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Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 d
#10#20-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
3 d
#9#25-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
3 d
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Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
3 d
#12#25-
    
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Roto Street Journal
4 d
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
4 d
#13#25-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
4 d
#10#22-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
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DK Nation
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA
15/19, 155 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
15 rush, 75 yds, 2 td
at BAL
21/39, 189 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at SEA
30/44, 397 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 47 yds, 2 td
vs. CIN
16/23, 219 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. LV
17/28, 162 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
9 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
16/23, 156 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at KC
at DAL
19/30, 165 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. IND
21/37, 247 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. DEN
17/25, 157 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
10 rush, 76 yds, 1 td
at PIT
10/18, 119 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. SF
9/15, 98 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
5 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
at CIN
22/28, 297 pass yds, 5 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at BUF
15/25, 174 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
9 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
vs. LV
12/25, 122 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
6 rush, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at NYJ
27/35, 274 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
10 rush, 16 yds, 2 td
BYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. BAL
13/17, 118 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
11 rush, 21 yds, 1 td
vs. HOU
12/20, 132 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at HOU
26/40, 365 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
12/22, 204 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. ARI at JAC
Week 13 at LAC at TEN
Week 14 at LAR vs. BAL
Week 15 at MIA at NYG
Week 16 vs. BUF at NYJ
Week 17 vs. NYJ vs. PIT
Player Projections Comparison
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
at JAC, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att30.830.6
Pass Cmp20.219.0
Pass Yards220.5229.4
Pass TDs1.21.6
Ints0.80.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts7.72.4
Rush Yards34.710.2
Rush TDs0.60.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.415.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
2020 Points 
Week 125.710.9
Week 235.616.3
Week 312.214.3
Week 415.2
Week 517.6
Week 619.57.3
Week 72.830.8
Week 818.47.8
Week 924.6
Week 1016.85.4
Week 1119.27.1
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total174.8132.7
Average19.413.3
Notes for Player Combination
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
at JAC, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
The Patriots will take on the Cardinals this week, and it should be another run-heavy game for Newton. The signal-caller has thrown for only four scores, but he's run for nine more, and that rushing production is worth a lot more than passing production anyway. He's a safe bet at QB2 this week, and while I think that you can find some better options at QB1, he wouldn't be the worst option there, either.Mayfield has an easy matchup this week, as the Browns will take on the Jaguars. Unfortunately, the Browns don't really need him to do much now that Nick Chubb is back. Mayfield hasn't thrown a passing touchdown since Week 7, and while some of that's due to a string of bad-weather games, I don't expect the Browns to move away from the running game. Mayfield is usually a low-end QB2, but the sheer number of replacement quarterbacks starting this week makes him a mid-tier option.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's third in the NFL with 12 carries inside the five-yard-line, which is truly ridiculous, as no other quarterback has more than seven such carries. He's scored a ridiculous nine rushing touchdowns this year, but despite that, he's averaged just the 14th-most fantasy points per game among quarterbacks. The good news is that he's delivered a relatively high floor in most games, scoring 16.8 fantasy points in 7-of-9 games played. The Cardinals defense has allowed at least 28 points to each of their last four opponents, as the injuries have started to pile up. First, it was their top pass-rusher Chandler Jones. Next, it was their top interior lineman Corey Peters. Week 10 was the first time they played without Peters, and in that game, we watched the Seahawks running backs combine for 123 yards and a touchdown on just 21 carries, and they also allowed Russell Wilson to rush for another 42 yards. Allowing rushing production to quarterbacks is nothing new to the Cardinals defense, as they've allowed 269 yards on the ground to them, which is the third-most in the league. The 5.98 yards per carry they've averaged ranks as the second-highest mark in the NFL. This is all highly important to Newton, who's totaled nine or more carries in 7-of-9 games, and it's where the majority of his fantasy production comes from. The Cardinals have been a decent pass defense, allowing less than 7.0 yards per attempt on the season, which is something only 12 NFL teams can say. But again, we aren't playing Newton for his passing totals. His offense has a 23.5-point team-implied total against a team who's got a void in the middle of their run defense, which gives him high-end QB2 value.I don't care which quarterback we were talking about, but if someone is averaging just 26.5 pass attempts per game, he's not going to be a fantasy asset unless he offers Lamar Jackson-like mobility. It's fair to say Mayfield doesn't. Not just that, but he hasn't been an efficient passer, completing just 60.8 percent of his passes for 7.0 yards per attempt. He has thrown a touchdown on 5.7 percent of his passes, which is above the league average, but again, the lack of volume is limiting him to just 1.5 touchdowns per game. This week's matchup is enticing, though. Passing, rushing, it doesn't matter; the Jaguars have allowed 1.59 PPR points per offensive play to their opponents, which is the second-most in the league, behind only the Falcons. Them and the Jets are the only two teams who are below average against every position. It sure helps that they've allowed a touchdown pass on 6.03 percent of pass attempts, which ranks as the fourth-highest mark in the league. It also helps to know quarterbacks have completed 70.1 percent of their passes against them. They just haven't generated pressure, as evidenced by their league-low 2.52 percent sack-rate. It won't help that they'll be without Josh Allen, their top pass-rusher for this game. We know Mayfield isn't a mobile quarterback, so when you break it down to passes only (no rushing), the Jaguars have allowed a massive 0.548 fantasy points per pass attempt to quarterbacks, which is the third-most in football. Even if Mayfield threw the ball just 30 times, it would amount to 16.4 fantasy points on average, which is a decent mark for streamers. But can we count on 30 pass attempts? That's a number he hasn't hit since way back in Week 5. Mayfield hasn't thrown for more than 247 yards in 9-of-10 games this year, which means he's extremely touchdown-dependent. The Browns should be running the ball in the red zone, which makes Mayfield a low-end QB2 despite the plus matchup.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Arizona has yielded the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season, and Newton is the next man up. While he hasn't posted huge passing numbers, his rushing and scoring upside keep him in the QB1 conversation, where he'll be in Week 12. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Cardinals are just 22nd against fantasy QBs, Newton should be a low-end QB1 to high-end QB2 with his rushing ability. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Newton hasn't provided a huge fantasy performance in a while, but he's not hurting your fantasy roster either. He's providing a safe and steady floor with his rushing ability, which makes him an appealing option each week. Newton's unlikely to crack the top-10 in my QB rankings this week, but he's certainly someone that you can roll out there as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2.With dealing with the rain last week, Mayfield struggled to get anything done against a solid Eagles defense. He has a much better matchup here against the Jaguars, but there's a strong possibility that the Browns only throw the ball 18 times in this game. Mayfield's in the streaming conversation due to the matchup, but he's certainly a risky start.