Posted: 9/17/2019 8:09 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) could be at risk of missing Week 3 after he aggravated his foot injury over the weekend. He's out of practice Tuesday, Sept. 17, and rehabbing.
Huddle Up: Newton hasn't shown enough to start in fantasy whether he plays or not. Kyle Allen would not be worth the spot start should Newton miss the game.
Posted: 9/13/2019 9:09 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton appears to be struggling due to a lack of football conditioning following off-season shoulder surgery and a preseason foot injury, in the opinion of one veteran NFL reporter.
Huddle Up: Newton has only totaled 27.9 fantasy points in two games, and most alarming is his lack of rushing production with minus-2 yards on five attempts so far. Perhaps the extended break (11 days) before Week 3 will do Newton some good, but strongly consider other fantasy QB options until Cam can show some strides in live action.
Posted: 9/12/2019 10:09 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 25 of 51 passes for 333 yards during the team's Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton also ran twice for no yards and lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: There's something wrong with Newton. Whether that problem is physical or mental is unclear. The team claims the foot injury he suffered in the preseason is a non-factor and that he's recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, but anyone that watched Thursday night saw a bevy of wildly inaccurate throws and a striking lack of athleticism -- it should be a red flag that the team didn't call Newton's number on 4th and 1 with the game on the line. This is eight straight losses for Newton as a starter, and four in a row without a TD pass. At this point it's time to strongly consider moving Newton out of your starting lineup, assuming you have a competent backup, and see if he can shake off this malaise.
Posted: 9/12/2019 9:09 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) was bothered some by a sprained foot and missed practice time in Week 1 rather than any lingering issues in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, according to the team. Newton took all the snaps in practice this week heading into the Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 12. 'I feel good about him and what he's done to get himself ready to roll,' head coach Ron Rivera said.
Huddle Up: Newton had a rough Week 1 with 239 passing yards, minus-2 rushing yards and two turnovers in a 30-27 home loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but he has the chance to bounce back strong against a less-than-formidable Bucs defense.
Posted: 9/10/2019 3:09 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton assured reporters Tuesday, Sept. 10, he'll be able to throw the deep ball whenever it's required. 'If it's going to hinder us from winning, I don't want to throw it. But if it's going to make us win, 'Oh, baby,' you better throw some doggone deep balls,' Newton said while impersonating offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Newton underwent arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Newton threw just one pass traveling 20-plus yards beyond the line of scrimmage in Week 1, completing 25 of 38 passes for 239 yards and one interception in the loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He remains a bonafide QB1 despite the lackluster season debut.
Posted: 9/05/2019 1:09 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) has reportedly shown the ability to move around well in practice, leading head coach Ron Rivera to believe Newton will be able to do the things 'he has normally done' in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: A fully healthy Newton is a dual-threat quarterback with potential to vulture touchdowns near the goal line. He's a solid start in Week 1.
Posted: 9/04/2019 12:09 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Newton dealt with a foot injury during the majority of the preseason but should not be limited in Week 1. He will be facing a solid Los Angeles Rams defense but can still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues.
Posted: 9/02/2019 9:09 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) was not limited during the media portion of practice Monday, Sept. 2. General manager Marty Hurney told reporters afterward Newton is 'good to go' for Week 1 versus the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Owners should feel good about plugging in Newton as their starting fantasy quarterback this week. His presence will also be good news for Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel - each of whom is either a must-start or a player who should be starting in the majority of leagues.
Posted: 9/01/2019 11:09 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) was sharp during practice Sunday, Sept. 1, and able to take his first-team reps, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners have worried about Newton, since the last time he was on the field in game action he limping off in New England and wearing a walking boot after. He is still a little bit of a risky fantasy play in Week 1, but overall he is a solid low-end QB1 in most formats if he can stay healthy.
Posted: 8/26/2019 8:08 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is working off to the side with trainers Monday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: That's a step in the right direction, but there should still be concern about his Week 1 status. Newton was a low-end QB1 with a lot of questions before the injury and could fall further.