Week 11 at Houston Texans
Cam Newton continues to salvage his fantasy season on the ground despite his minuscule passing numbers. Newton already has nine rushing touchdowns, meaning he is on pace to break his own record for a quarterback in that statistical category. The Texans defense is all-around bad but they especially struggle to stop opposing rushing attacks, which could work in Newton's favor if he is heavily involved in the run game. However, if the Patriots are able to pound the ball between the tackles with their running backs, Newton's role in this game could be limited as he will never garner big passing volume in New England's current scheme. The soft matchup makes Newton a viable streamer for Week 11 and a solid start as a QB2 in deep leagues.
During an appearance on WEEI Monday, quarterback Cam Newton offered no hints about when Edelman might be back but said that Julian Edelman’s condition has been improving.
“I can confirm he’s getting better,” Newton said. “He’s doing well. For him to be everything that he is — and I know he may be listening or he may be having his people listen — he’s good, man. Just to see him in good spirits and knowing that we’re doing our job as a team so when he comes back, it’s evident that he’ll have help at that position.”
The Patriots have won their last two games and their signs of offensive life could get a boost from Edelman. Edelman has missed the last three games after having knee surgery and is eligible to come off of injured reserve as soon as this week, the story said.
During an appearance on WEEI on Tuesday morning, Cam Newton said his neck is still feeling the aftereffects of the shot that he took.
“My neck is only working at a degree angle that shuts off the degrees to one side,” Newton said. “My eye muscles are getting a lot of work in today. . . . I told the guys on the sideline, ‘That’s my fault and I deserved it.'”
Newton was well enough to remain in the game and ran for the game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter, but it sounds like the effects of the hit will be lingering for a bit, the story said. Jet safety Ashtyn Davis had a hit to his neck area that drew a penalty for roughing the passer.
Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton will practice Thursday after missing time due to testing positive for COVID-19.
This is huge news for the Patriots as they will likely escape their COVID outbreak only missing Newton for one game. Newton's return is an instant upgrade to the fantasy prospects of anyone associated with the New England offense as Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer looked disastrous in their time on the field. So long as Newton is cleared to play before this weekend, lock him into lineups as a QB1.