Cam Newton Fantasy News

Panthers clear QB Cam Newton for Week 6

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 5:29pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers will get a much-needed boost in their lineup Sunday.

Quarterback Cam Newton (concussion) has been cleared to play against the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Saturday.

Fantasy Impact:

Newton missed Carolina's Week 5 loss to Tampa Bay after sustaining the concussion in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He was listed as questionable on Friday, when coach Ron Rivera said that "barring a setback," Cam would be good to go.

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion, questionable) took full practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 6. Newton needs to get final clearance from a neurologist, but is expected to make his return in a nice matchup with the Saints.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Newton will make his return in a nice matchup with the Saints.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:42pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Newton is on track to make his return in a nice matchup with the Saints.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 12:03pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) participated in some drills Monday.

Monday, October 10, 2016, 8:00pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Panthers inactives

James Bradberry CB
Vernon Butler DT
Damiere Byrd WR
Jeremy Cash LB
Cam Newton QB
Michael Oher T
Jonathan Stewart RB

Fantasy Impact:

Ted Ginn and Devin Funchess are both active for Monday Night.

MNF Injury Report: Cam Newton out, Charles Sims doubtful

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 3:34pm

NFL Communications - [Full Article]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OUT
WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring)

DOUBTFUL
DE Robert Ayers (ankle), RB Doug Martin (hamstring), DT Gerald McCoy (calf), DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring), RB Charles Sims (knee), TE Luke Stocker (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE
CB Brent Grimes (hamstring), TE Brandon Myers (hip), C Evan Smith (back), DE Noah Spence (shoulder), S Keith Tandy (calf)

Carolina Panthers

OUT
CB James Bradberry (foot), DT Vernon Butler (ankle), QB Cam Newton (concussion), T Michael Oher (concussion), RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE
LB Thomas Davis (hamstring), WR Devin Funchess (foot), WR Ted Ginn (foot), DE Charles Johnson (quadricep), RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring)

Fantasy Impact:

Senior Editor John Paulsen has updated his Sneaky Starts article to include Derek Anderson and Jacquizz Rodgers. Anderson is ranked as a low-end QB1 while Rodgers is a low-end RB2 in standard formats.

Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:27pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) missed practice again Friday. HC Ron Rivera said he’ll know Newton’s status by the end of the week (Saturday?). Newton plays on Monday night, and the Charlotte Observer expects him to sit out, so owners should pick up Derek Anderson as a Plan B. Newton doesn’t typically miss starts, but he can’t tough his way through a head injury. As for Anderson, his last two starts were in 2014 and they were both against the Buccaneers. He completed 49 of 74 passes (66.2%) for 507 yards (for a 6.85 YPA), three touchdowns and zero interceptions. In a good matchup, QB streamers could do much worse.

Panthers Beat: QB Cam Newton (concussion) 'expected to miss' Week 5

Friday, October 7, 2016, 10:40am

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and left tackle Michael Oher are expected to miss Monday night’s game against Tampa Bay as they remain in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Fantasy Impact:

We'll wait to see what, if anything, Newton is able to do Friday or Saturday before removing him from the rankings. He doesn’t typically miss starts, but he can’t tough his way through a head injury. Derek Anderson would get the start if Newton can't play. His last two starts were in 2014 and they were both against the Buccaneers. He completed 49 of 74 passes (66.2%) for 507 yards (for a 6.85 YPA), three touchdowns and zero interceptions. In a good matchup, QB streamers could do much worse. It wouldn't be a big downgrade for Greg Olsen or Kelvin Benjamin.

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:05pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) missed practice Thursday. HC Ron Rivera said he’ll know Newton’s status by the end of the week (Saturday?). Newton plays on Monday night, so owners worried about his status should pick up Derek Anderson as a plan B. He doesn’t typically miss starts, but he can’t tough his way through a head injury. As for Anderson, his last two starts were in 2014 and they were both against the Buccaneers. (What are the odds?) He completed 49 of 74 passes (66.2%) for 507 yards (for a 6.85 YPA), three touchdowns and zero interceptions. In a good matchup, QB streamers could do much worse.

Plan won't change much for Panthers with QB Derek Anderson

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10:15am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers let backup quarterback Derek Anderson run the read-option once in training camp this year.

That, according to offensive coordinator Mike Shula, was one too many.

"Minus-4," he said with a laugh.

Read-option aside, Shula won’t change his offense if Anderson has to replace Cam Newton for Monday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Impact:

Anderson appears to be a good backup option for Cam owners this week since this is a Monday game and the status of Newton may not be known until much later in the week. The story said Shula is so confident in Anderson’s ability to adjust that he’ll begin planning for the Buccaneers as though Newton will play even though there is uncertainty the NFL MVP will be cleared from concussion protocol.

Panthers unsure QB Cam Newton will be ready for Week 5

Monday, October 3, 2016, 4:49pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers aren't clear at this point whether Cam Newton will be cleared from the concussion protocol in time for next Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Newton suffered the concussion when he took a legal helmet-to-helmet hit from Falcons linebacker Deion Jones during a two-point conversion run in Sunday's 48-33 loss to Atlanta.

Related players: Derek Anderson

Fantasy Impact:

Players typically aren't cleared from the protocol for at least six to seven days because of the amount of testing they have to go through, the story said. Having an extra day between games gives Newton a chance if the concussion isn't major. Owners should certainly have a backup plan especially since the game is Monday night.

Panthers QB Cam Newton in concussion protocol

Monday, October 3, 2016, 9:09am

Panthers.com - [Full Article]

Quarterback Cam Newton left Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons and entered the concussion protocol.

Newton took a shot to the head from linebacker Deion Jones as he crossed the goal line for a two-point conversion with 11:42 remaining in the game. Newton didn’t appear to see Jones coming, and by the time he did it was too late to avoid the hit.

“They took him in to examine him,” said head coach Ron Rivera, who did not have any further update.

Related players: Derek Anderson

Fantasy Impact:

Newton never returned to the game nor the sideline and his return to game action now depends on how he progresses. If he can't play, Derek Anderson, who nearly rallied the team from a big deficit, would get the start at QB.

Panthers QB Cam Newton gets evaluated for concussion

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 4:42pm

Yahoo Sports - [Full Article]

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton was being evaluated for concussion symptoms in the fourth quarter and did not return to the game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Impact:

Newton's day ended after he scored a 2-point conversion run that cut Atlanta's lead to 34-18 early in the fourth quarter. Falcons linebacker Deion Jones laid a clean hit on Newton near the goal line. Derek Anderson took Newton's place and Newton never returned to the game. If he does have a concussion, he'll need to go through the league's protocol before returning to action. The Panthers play on Monday night in Week 5 so owners will certainly need to have a backup plan.

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Stewart is expected to miss Week 4 and possibly another three games, per Ron Rivera. Cameron Artis-Payne should continue to lead the backfield in carries. He saw 48% of the running back touches, gaining a respectable 58 total yards against a very good Minnesota defense. This week, he faces the Falcons, who are #27 in RB aFPA. This is speculation, but Cam Newton is dealing with a foot injury, so the Panthers may be more inclined to hand the ball to CAP around the goal line.

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