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.
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.