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Panthers | Jonathan Stewart needs more carries

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:20:22 -0700

Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart needs to be more involved in the offense, according to QB Cam Newton.

Fantasy Tip: Carolina's ground game is a mess right now, and the Panthers are currently tied for 29th in yards per carry. Stewart is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry, and he has 17 rushing yards over the last two games combined. You are better off benching him until he shows signs of life.

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Panthers | Cam Newton throws three picks

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:08:11 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 28 of 52 passes for 239 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Oct. 12. He also rushed 11 times for 71 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: It wasn't a great night for Newton, who was picked three times, had another erased on a penalty, and authored a World Cup style flop to draw a personal foul. He also took a pounding and was off target, completing just 53.8 percent of his throws with a long of 20 yards. On the plus side, Newton's legs produced 71 yards and a score, which salvaged an otherwise disappointing night. He'll have 10 days to heal up before traveling to face the Bears where he should be considered a solid QB1.

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Panthers | Cam Newton ready for Thursday

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:43:10 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 11, for the third straight day. However, he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 6 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Tip: Newton faces a favorable matchup at home, so start him as you normally would. After a slow start Newton has picked up the pace and been producing like a bona fide QB1 for his fantasy owners again.

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Panthers | Carolina injury report for Week 6

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:36:32 -0700

Carolina Panthers S Kurt Coleman (knee0, S Demetrious Cox (knee) and C Ryan Kalil (neck) each did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 11, and have been ruled out for Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles. DE Mario Addison (knee), WR Devin Funchess (knee), OT Matt Kalil (ankle), C Tyler Larsen (shoulder), DE Julius Peppers (shoulder), RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and CB Daryl Worley (ankle) each practiced in full and were removed from the injury report of ahead of the game Thursday, Oct. 12. QB Cam Newton (shoulder) also was limited, but he is no longer on the report.

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Panthers | Cam Newton remains limited

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:05:49 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Newton should be good to go as long as there are no setbacks the next couple days. After one of the worst starts in all of the NFL this season, Newton seems to have found his groove. Over his past two contests he has averaged 335.5 yards and three touchdowns. On the season, he has rushed for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Newton is a mainstay in QB1 territory as long as he's active.

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Panthers | Cam Newton limited Monday

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:10:38 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 9. The Panthers did not practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Tip: Newton has thrown for at least 300 yards in each of the last two games and has recorded six touchdowns during that span. He can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback for fantasy owners this week.

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Panthers | Cam Newton tosses three TDs

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:28:37 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 26 of his 33 pass attempts for 355 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Tip: There were some off-field distractions for Newton this week, but he was as focused as ever in the road victory. He has turned in two straight outstanding fantasy performances after a sluggish start. He'll look to keep up the good work in a short week against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6 on Thursday Night Football. The Eagles entered the day ranked 30th in the NFL in pass defense.

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Panthers | Cam Newton limited Friday

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:53:12 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 6, but is not on the injury report for Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Newton is coming off a terrific Week 4 performance but has been inconsistent so far this season. He will be facing a solid Detroit Lions defense this week and should only be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.

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Panthers | Week 5 injury report for Carolina

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:27:31 -0700

Carolina Panthers S Kurt Coleman (knee), LB Demetrious Cox (ankle) and C Ryan Kalil (neck) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 5 versus the Detroit Lions. DE Mario Addison (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 6, while OT Matt Kalil (groin) and DE Julius Peppers (shoulder) did not participate; all three have been listed as questionable. LB Thomas Davis (rib), DE Charles X. Johnson (rest), C Tyler Larsen (shoulder), DT Star Lotulelei (shoulder), WR Curtis Samuel (back), RB Jonathan Stewart (rest), OG Trai Turner (knee) and CB Daryl Worley (shoulder) each participated fully in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report. WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) and QB Cam Newton (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.

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Panthers | Cam Newton limited again

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:17:15 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Newton probably is just receiving some rest during practice and will be fine for the game against the Detroit Lions in Week 5. He is coming off his best game of the season but still has five touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. He has been running the ball more over the last few games and has a rushing touchdown in each of the last two games. He can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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Panthers | Limited practice for Cam Newton

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:21:16 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Newton is coming off his best performance of the season in Week 4 and should be fine for Week 5 despite being limited Wednesday. He will be facing a solid Detroit Lions defense this week but can still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton strikes gold in Week 4

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 15:02:46 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton threw for 316 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 33-30 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Newton's stock, which had been falling in the first three weeks, got strong once again in Week 4. Newton's QB stock has risen once again to the point where he ranks as a QB1 moving forward. This was the best performance for Newton this season, and it came at just the right time.

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Panthers | Cam Newton not listed on injury report

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:24:10 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Sept. 29, but is not listed on the Week 4 injury report.

Fantasy Tip: Newton hasn't looked healthy this season, and after failing miserably to exploit a favorable matchup against the New Orleans Saints last weekend, he is tough trust in Week 4 despite facing the struggling defense of the New England Patriots.

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Panthers | Week 4 injury report for Carolina

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:45:45 -0700

Carolina Panthers LB Jeremy Cash (calf), DE Daeshon Hall (knee), C Ryan Kalil (neck), WR Curtis Samuel (back) and CB Daryl Worley (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and have been ruled out for Week 4 the New England Patriots. WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee), LB Thomas Davis (rib), DE Charles Johnson (rest), DT Star Lotulelei (shoulder), DE Julius Peppers (rest) and Jonathan Stewart (rest) each practiced fully Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice again, while DT Kyle Love (ankle) did not practice Friday, but both have also been removed from the injury report.

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Panthers | Cam Newton limited again

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:31:54 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Newton should receive his normal workload against the New England Patriots this week. He has thrown for less than 200 yards in two of his three games this season and is coming off a three-interception game. Newton may have to throw often if the Panthers are behind during the game and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton draws limited designation

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:31:20 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Fantasy Tip: On paper, Newton has an elite matchup with the New England Patriots this week. However, he has put up duds before in favorable matchups, including last week. Owners who aren't fed up with his inconsistency and who don't have better options can start him, but patience is wearing thin with Newton.

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Panthers | Cam Newton lifted late in loss

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:36:22 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed just 17 of his 26 pass attempts for 167 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in Week 3 against the Saints and he was lifted late in the blowout loss.

Fantasy Tip: Newton was able to salvage the stat line with a rushing touchdown, but it certainly wasn't the breakout performance fantasy owners were expecting against a giving pass defense. Newton has struggled through three games and the Panthers offense has looked disjointed. He is fading as a QB1 option in fantasy leagues and needs a big performance in Week 4 at New England.

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Panthers | Cam Newton expected to play

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:35:36 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder, ankle) is expected to play in Week 3's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: Newton was a limited participant in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. Despite his sluggish start to the 2017 campaign, he should be viewed as a QB1 in all fantasy formats, given a highly favorable matchup against a New Orleans defense that has allowed 65 points over their first two games.

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Panthers | Week 3 injury report for Carolina

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:03:02 -0700

Carolina Panthers LB Jeremy Cash (calf) and C Ryan Kalil (neck) did not practice Friday, Sept. 22, and have been ruled out for Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints. QB Cam Newton (shoulder, ankle) took part in a limited practice for a third straight day and is listed as questionable. WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee), DT Vernon Butler (shoulder), LB Thomas Davis (rest), DE Charles Johnson (rest), DE Julius Peppers (rest), RB Jonathan Stewart (rest) and CB Daryl Worley (knee) all participated fully in practice and have been removed from the injury report.

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Panthers | Cam Newton still limited

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:07:03 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder, ankle) remained limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

Fantasy Tip: This is the game for Newton to break out in 2017. The New Orleans Saints are arguably the worst pass defense in the NFL. If Newton can't achieve a QB1 outing in Week 3 then it's time to start questioning his season-long value.

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Panthers | Cam Newton limited Wednesday

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:25:37 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder, ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Fantasy Tip: As long as Newton is healthy enough to play then he'll be in QB1 territory. Newton and the Panthers face a New Orleans Saints defense that has allowed 32.5 points per game in its first two games.

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Panthers | Cam Newton accounts for zero TDs

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:48:25 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 20 of his 32 pass attempts for 228 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 2 against the Bills while posting five runs for 27 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Newton was shaken up briefly in the game, as it appears he took an inadvertent knee to the head on one of his rush attempts, but he did not miss any snaps. He is off to a poor start for his fantasy owners so far, as the Carolina offense has totaled just two touchdowns through two games. Things should be a little more wide open in Week 3 against the defensively challenged Saints.

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Panthers | Cam Newton back on the field

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:24:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) returned to the team's Week 2 game even though he suffered an ankle injury earlier in the game.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Newton is dealing with a minor injury and likely will be able to finish the game. He could miss some practice time this week but appears to have a good chance in Week 3. Newton should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback against most opponents.

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Panthers | Cam Newton shaken up

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:18:38 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (leg) suffered an apparent left leg injury during the team's Week 2 game but was able to walk off the field.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Newton will miss any additional time because of the injury. Newton has been off to a solid start this season and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback if he is healthy.

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Panthers | Cam Newton ready for Week 2

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:50:52 -0700

Cam Newton QB Cam Newton (shoulder) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 15, and is off the injury report for Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Tip: Newton opened with 171 passing yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 at San Francisco. It was decent production, but not elite-type stuff. He'll look for a better outcome in Week 2 against Buffalo, a pass defense which allowed just 176 passing yards with no TDs and two interceptions against the Jets in their opener. Newton is a low-end QB1 in most fantasy formats this week.

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Panthers | Carolina injury report for Week 2

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:50:29 -0700

Carolina Panthers DT Vernon Butler (knee), LB Jeremy Cash (knee), LB Thomas Davis (knee), DE Charles Johnson (rest), C Ryan Kalil (rest), QB Cam Newton (shoulder), LB Jared Norris (groin) and DE Julius Peppers (rest) were all full participants at practice Friday, Sept. 15, and the team has no one listed on the injury report leading up to Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills.

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Panthers | Cam Newton limited Thursday

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:32:31 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 14. Head coach Ron Rivera said it was a maintenance day for Newton and was part of the team's plan for him.

Fantasy Tip: Newton probably will see limited time during practice during the early part of the season and should be fine for Week 2. He will be facing a solid Buffalo Bills defense but should still be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton a full participant

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:12:35 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Newton was decent in his first game after a tumultuous offseason. His shoulder was fine after Week 1, so he should be good to go from now on barring any aggravation. Newton is a middle-of-the-pack QB1 in Carolina's first home game of 2017.

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Panthers | Cam Newton's shoulder is fine

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:10:44 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's (shoulder) surgically-repaired shoulder checked out fine after the Panthers' Week 1 win, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Fantasy Tip: Newton officially has nothing and on one to blame for his deep-ball inaccuracy. There was some noticeable rust in his return to meaningful action, but that shouldn't keep owners from starting him in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills.

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Panthers | Cam Newton proves shoulder is fine

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:50:20 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 14 of his 25 passes for 171 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 1 in San Francisco and he rushed six times for three yards.

Fantasy Tip: Newton didn't have a giant game stats-wise, but he proved that his surgically repaired shoulder is sound and he is ready to go for the season. He'll look to keep it going in Week 2 in the home opener against Buffalo.

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Panthers | Cam Newton to start Sunday

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 07:04:49 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will start Week 1's game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Newton was listed as questionable on the injury report despite being a full participant in all three practice sessions during the week. He should be viewed as a QB1 in most fantasy formats, although he may throw less frequently as he works his way back from shoulder surgery.

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Panthers | Cam Newton questionable for Week 1

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:23:38 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) practiced in full on Friday, Sept. 8, and is listed as questionable for Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Tip: Newton is expected to play, and he should play well against a 49ers team which allowed Newton to throw for a season-best 353 yards and four touchdowns in a Week 2 matchup in 2016. He could get off to a hot start for fantasy owners, especially with Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel added to his arsenal.

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Panthers | Carolina's Friday injury report

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:23:15 -0700

Carolina Panthers CB Luke Cole and LB Jared Norris (groin) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and are listed as out for Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. DT Vernon Butler (knee) was a limited participant and is doubtful to play. DE Daeshon Hall (knee), DT Kyle Love (ankle), QB Cam Newton (shoulder) and WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) were full participants and are considered questionable.

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Panthers | Full practice for Cam Newton

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:33:08 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Newton is on track to play in Week 1 after sitting out most of the preseason to allow his shoulder to heal. He may not throw as much as he did last season in Week 1 because of the injury but should be still be a starting option in most fantasy leagues this season.

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Panthers | Cam Newton is listed as full participant

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:13:49 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) went through a full practice on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Newton, who had shoulder surgery during the offseason, appears to be on track to start in Week 1 against the 49ers. He tagged the Niners for season-highs of 353 passing yards and four touchdowns in a Week 2 matchup last season, so he could get off to a hot start for fantasy owners with this favorable matchup.

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Panthers | Cam Newton solid in limited work

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 20:08:51 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton went 2-for-2 for 21 yards and one touchdown in the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Newton did not throw much during the game but was successful when passing plays were called. He is still working his way back from shoulder surgery but is on track to start in Week 1. He may run less this season but can still be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton will play this week

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:55:13 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is expected to take the field for the first time this preseason Thursday, Aug. 22.

Fantasy Tip: How much he plays remains to be seen, but this is a positive step for Newton after a dormant offseason. Newton's inaccuracy is well-documented, but his running ability makes up for misfires. Continue to view him as a QB1 as long as he's fully healthy.

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Panthers | Cam Newton to suit up?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:47:01 -0700

Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is on track to play Thursday, Aug. 24, in the third preseason game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Fantasy Tip: Newton is a solid QB1, but he may not run as often as he has in the past. This could give him more name value than actual fantasy value.

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Panthers | Cam Newton takes practice in practice

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:35:27 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) participated in every drill during practice Monday, Aug. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Newton may not play in any preseason games but should be ready to play in Week 1. He is coming off a disappointing 2016 season but will have new weapons to work with in the passing game. He should be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all leagues even if he runs less this season.

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Panthers | Cam Newton to make debut next week

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:58:29 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will be ready to make his preseason debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Fantasy Tip: Rivera told reporters Newton had "a really good week this week," so it appears all systems are go for Newton, who dropped 20 pounds this offseason. Owners should not expect Newton to run nearly as much as he has in years past, but he will almost certainly still call his own number near the goal line and his supporting cast is as good as it has ever been. Thus, he should be considered a midrange QB1 with elite upside.

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Panthers | Cam Newton progressing

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:28:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is "throwing more each day and feels fine," according to a source. He is reportedly on track to play in the team's next preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, Aug. 24, however.

Fantasy Tip: If so, this would be a welcome development, even if he is rusty and only plays a couple of series. For what it is worth, Newton reportedly wants to play but the team is said to be exercising caution. If Newton plays next week, owners need to keep their expectations in check, as he will most likely be rusty.

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Panthers | Cam Newton to sit against Tennessee

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:51:37 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will not play versus the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, Aug. 19. Head coach Ron Rivera made the decision after the second of two joint practices against the Titans on Thursday, Aug. 17, and Newton did not throw in team drills during either practice. "You could tell he was rusty. A couple late (balls) on the decisions he made. When he was throwing the ball, he was throwing the ball well, so we're not concerned about that. Now it's just a matter of him working himself back into shape where he can go out and take normal reps instead of us having to make sure we monitor him," Rivera said.

Fantasy Tip: The Panthers remain unconcerned - at least publicly - about Newton's availability for the season opener, but owners probably need to consider him a low-end QB1 at this point and back him up with another quarterback with a solid early-season schedule, such as Carson Palmer, to protect themselves against a predictable slow start from Newton.

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Panthers | Cam Newton takes part in team drills

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:06:11 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is being restricted from making deep throws, but he made some passes during a red zone portion of practice Sunday, Aug. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Newton has about another month to get ready for the season opener against the San Francisco 49ers, so there is no cause for alarm yet. Expect Newton to progressively work on deeper throws toward the end of the month before the team allows him to cut it loose in the first week of September. There is no question he comes with some risk, but Newton has top-five upside at his position if he doesn't experience any setbacks.

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Panthers | Curtis Samuel working with Cam Newton

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:53:37 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) is unable to practice, but he said he has been running routes at half speed on the sidelines with QB Cam Newton (shoulder), who is also unable to practice.

Fantasy Tip: Samuel is a big-play waiting to happen, but his role in the offense isn't clear, and the injury is going to make the learning curve even steeper for the rookie. He is worth a late-round flier, but he could be a year away from making a consistent fantasy impact.

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Panthers | Cam Newton close to returning

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:27:53 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) appears to be "over the hump" in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Newton is feeling better and is expected to practice soon.

Fantasy Tip: Newton should be good to go for Week 1 of the regular season as long as he doesn't see any setbacks. The Panthers will assuredly take it easy with their star throughout the preseason. His inconsistencies and injury history make Newton a low-end QB1 to high-end QB2.

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Panthers | Cam Newton won't play in first tilt

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:45:26 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) won't play in the first preseason game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

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Panthers | Cam Newton likely to sit preseason opener

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:15:45 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is unlikely to play in the preseason opener, but he is expected to play at some point this preseason, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Newton has a solid core around him for the first time in a long time, and he should be good to go for the season. He's a solid QB1, but history shows his MVP year as an aberration thus far.

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Panthers | Cam Newton does some light throwing

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 16:30:55 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) did some light throwing with the trainers Sunday, Aug. 6. Head coach Ron Rivera said the trainers told him that Newton did not report any problems after the throwing session.

Fantasy Tip: Newton is working his way back from his offseason shoulder surgery and should have a good chance to be ready for the start of the regular season. The team has added a few new weapons for Newton to work with in the passing game, which should help his passing stats. Newton may not run as much as in the past but will still be a threat to run. Owners probably should consider Newton as a solid No. 1 fantasy quarterback as long as he is healthy.

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Panthers | Cam Newton resting again

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:24:16 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will not throw again during team drills Wednesday, Aug. 2, as he rests his sore right shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: Newton's MVP season sticks out as a big aberration in his career numbers, but there's little question he possesses that kind of talent - especially now that he has more around him. He's a midrange QB1 with upside.

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Panthers | Cam Newton dealing with sore shoulder

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:55:24 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) sat out practice Tuesday, August 1, after reporting soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder. "He started warming up this morning and said he still felt a little bit sore. Why push it? Why have him throw with a sore arm and make it worse? It made no sense to have him throw with a sore shoulder," head coach Ron Rivera said.

Fantasy Tip: Newton's absence sounds precautionary, but these type reports should be considered par for the course of the next month or so. Although he brings as much risk to the table as any QB1 given his offseason surgery and the uncertainty of how Carolina's new offensive philosophy will affect him, he also brings league-winning upside. Consider him a midrange QB1 for now.

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