Posted: 8/16/2019 1:08 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton will not play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Newton probably will only play in the third preseason game because the team wants to keep him healthy for the regular season. Newton has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues this season.
Posted: 8/14/2019 1:08 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is expected to receive playing time during the preseason game Friday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Newton probably will play one or two series during the game and should see more time during the third preseason game. He dealt with injuries during the last few seasons but appears to be healthy now and can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 8/06/2019 3:08 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) won't play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, as a precaution.
Huddle Up: This tidbit shouldn't give you pause. However, Newton is amidst a big clump of midrange quarterbacks with questions. He could fall to the late stage of QB1 territory where the risk is minimal.
Posted: 8/06/2019 2:08 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton may play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Newton probably will only play a few snaps if he is on the field Thursday. He has not dealt with any injuries during training camp and has a chance to be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues if he stays healthy.
Posted: 8/01/2019 4:08 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has been working on tweaking his throwing motion and making other changes to his routine to better his chances of remaining healthy. 'It's still a work in progress,' Newton said Thursday, Aug. 1. 'One thing I wanted to work on was just being honest with myself. Knowing when to sit out of practice and working on my body. I'm as hungry as ever. But guys that are on board on offense need me to be my best self.'
Huddle Up: After last season's shoulder issues and a fantasy finish outside the top 10 QBs, Newton is a strong bounce back candidate. Value him as a mid- to low-end QB1.
Posted: 7/26/2019 3:07 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) threw without any limitations during practice Thursday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Newton was expected to be ready to go for training camp, and barring any surprise setbacks, he should be on the field in Week 1. He carries some injury risk, but his running ability will keep him in the midrange QB1 mix with top-five upside.
Posted: 7/24/2019 5:07 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will be on a pitch count in training camp, but he avoided the Physically Unable to Perform list. 'It's going to be structured around our installation. So based on the things that we have as far as going in with our install will dictate what he does,' head coach Ron Rivera said. 'All of his reps will be monitored, they'll be scripted out, and we'll just follow that pattern as we go through it.'
Huddle Up: Newton is a bit of a mystery in terms of fantasy. He's still a dual threat, but his health has suffered after his MVP season. He'll be a midrange QB1 with obvious risk.
Posted: 7/09/2019 2:07 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is slated to be a full participant when training camp opens July 24. Newton struggled with soreness and tightness in his right shoulder stemming from scar tissue and cartilage damage that built up after his surgery for a torn rotator cuff. He had the shoulder cleaned out in the offseason. The cartilage damage was much less severe than anticipated, and he has been throwing regulation footballs.
Huddle Up: Newton is a puzzling fantasy option because it's unlikely he'll return to his MVP form. He simply can't play that way anymore and stay on the field. He's a mid-to-low QB1 in fantasy.
Posted: 6/13/2019 1:06 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is using a new
throwing motion in hopes of preserving his shoulder for the long
haul. 'Making him a little more compact in his upper body. A
little more closed off, just so he's not as open throwing the
ball. And just to make him as efficient as possible and putting
the least amount of stress possible,' quarterbacks coach Scott
Turner said Wednesday, June 12.
Huddle Up: Newton had a good rehab process and he has been throwing in
minicamp. Fantasy owners would love to get a full season of Cam.
He is a risky play based on his recent shoulder issues over the
past couple of seasons, but if he is 100 percent healthy he is a
legit QB1 in most fantasy leagues not only for his arm but his
running ability, too.
Posted: 6/11/2019 5:06 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) threw to stationary targets Tuesday, June 11, during the team's minicamp practice. It was the first time Newton has thrown passes publicly since undergoing shoulder surgery in January. 'If you go back and look at a lot of things that happened before he started having shoulder issues, you can see the improvement, you can see the footwork, you can see the whole development of him,'' coach Ron Rivera said. 'As the shoulder started to go, then you saw everything fall by the wayside. Now you get an opportunity to go back, rework those things, do the things he needs to do to improve. He's done a great job.'
Huddle Up: Despite missing two games and being obviously hampered by the shoulder in several others, Newton finished as the 12th-best QB in fantasy in 2018. He's ranked by most as a low-end QB1 this year, and could prove to be a bargain if his recovery progress continues at its current pace.