Cam Newton, QB Carolina Panthers

Rankings

Notes: Newton finished #16 in 2014, which broke a streak of three straight top 4 finishes. His PPG (18.4) was not far off his 2013 average (18.7), so Newton’s QB2 finish was more about his two missed games than declining play. He should produce at a top 10 rate for the 5th-straight season, but he’ll probably be long gone by the time we’re ready to draft him. The quarterback position is just too deep this year.
CAR Depth Chart
2015 Strength of Schedule - CAR
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
17
@JAX
12
HOU
28
NO
16
@TB
BYE1
@SEA
29
PHI
21
IND
14
GB
22
@TEN
32
WAS
18
@DAL
28
@NO
20
ATL
26
@NYG
20
@ATL
16
TB

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1TB--------------
2DET2234281108.2612.77419004.7567/67100%
3PIT2435250107.1410.4227013.5055/6289%
4BAL1425197107.8814.0727003.5055/6683%
5CHI1935255217.2913.4269011.5066/66100%
6CIN2946284216.179.7917107106.2984/84100%
7GB1731205116.6112.06741005.8658/6984%
8SEA1222171017.7714.251224012.0060/60100%
9NO1028151015.3915.10743116.1457/57100%
10PHI2540306237.6512.2426013.0082/82100%
11ATL2337292227.8912.70530006.0066/66100%
12BYE--------------
13MIN1835194115.5410.78949005.4474/74100%
14NO2133226306.8510.761283106.9271/7496%
15TB--------------
16CLE1831201116.4811.171263105.2579/79100%
17ATL1016114107.1211.40651108.5053/53100%
Totals262448312718126.9811.94103539555.23927/95997%

Most Recent News

Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:10pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers' revamped receiving corps has been one of the most-discussed units in the NFL this offseason, with praise emanating from nearly every corner of the franchise.

Pairing mammoth receivers Kelvin Benjamin and rookie Devin Funchess gives the Panthers a distinct one-two punch few in the NFL can match on the outside.

"We're going to be a dynamic duo, two 6-5 guys out there on the outside just making damage and causing havoc on the field," Funchess told the Detroit News last week. "You never see that type of duo in the league, two 6-5 guys on the outside that are athletic and that can run and go up and get the ball. Nobody has that wingspan in the league like us, so it's going to be fun during the season."

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to stay the duo doesn't possess much speed, but the Benjamin-Funchess combo should aid quarterback Cam Newton, who has a tendency to spray high on passes. We have Benjamin ranked 17th among our WRs with an ADP of the fourth round. Funchess isn't getting a lot of draft love so far and we have him ranked 61st. However both should make Newton a more desirable fantasy QB. We list Newon eighth among our QBs so far this season.

Scouting Report

Divisional Round – Cam Newton vs. Seattle

Cam Newton didn’t look sharp against the Cardinals last week, throwing for only 198 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and also throwing a pick. He had 35 yards rushing on seven attempts however, including a pair of key third down pickups, but he still completed only 56 percent of his passes, which is low even for him.

This week, things will not get easier against the best defense, and the best pass defense, in the league. The Seahawks are fierce playing in Seattle and that defense is humming on all cylinders. Expect a tough day for Cam Newton and the Panther offense, and in a week where QB is so strong, we have Cam ranked dead last as a fantasy option. Look elsewhere if you can.

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