Posted: 2/22/2021 10:22 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Cam Newton said he would be open to signing a one-year contract with the Patriots this offseason.
Huddle Up: Newton rushed for 12 touchdowns this season but threw for only 2,657 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games. He should be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season if he is able to find a starting job this offseason.
Posted: 2/04/2021 1:51 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton could garner interest from the Washington Football Team this offseason, if he reaches free agency, according to Washington head coach Ron Rivera Wednesday, Feb. 3. 'I think the biggest thing we can say, guys, is that we're exploring all of our options,' Rivera said when asked about Newton. 'Nothing is off the table. ... we're going to do what we believe is best for us.'
Huddle Up: Incumbent Alex Smith would likely still have the first crack at the starting job if Newton were to be added this offseason. Neither option is too appealing for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 1/03/2021 10:34 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton completed 21-of-30 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the New York Jets while running for a game-high 79 yards on 11 totes, including a game-best 49-yard scamper. WR Jakobi Meyers also hit Newton on a 19-yard pass for touchdown. RB Sony Michel rushed 16 times for 76 yards, and he added three grabs for 60 yards and a score. Meyers also posted a team-high 68 receiving yards while running for seven yards, TE Devin Asiasi had two catches for 39 yards and a touchdown, while RB James White ended up with a touchdown grab and 31 yards. WR N'Keal Harry finished with two grabs for 17 yards, while DE Chase Winovich led the way on defense with six total stops, two sacks, two tackles for loss, a pass defensed and three quarterback hits.
Posted: 12/29/2020 3:25 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton was benched during the Week 16 game and has been replaced by QB Jarrett Stidham.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Newton or Stidham will be the starting quarterback in Week 17. Fantasy players in most leagues should be able to find better options no matter which one starts and can avoid both Patriots quarterbacks.
Posted: 12/20/2020 10:14 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton completed 17-of-27 passes for 209 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins and he ran for 38 yards on nine attempts.
Huddle Up: Newton and the Patriots will host the NFC East champion Buffalo Bills next Monday night. With the Patriots out of the playoff picture, for all intents and purposes, it wouldn't be surprising to see Jarrett Stidham make a start or two down the stretch for the Pats to evaluate him in real game situations.
Posted: 12/11/2020 1:40 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton will remain the starter, according to head coach Bill Belichick.
Huddle Up: Newton has been awful the last couple of games, but he's still the 12th-ranked quarterback in fantasy over the last five weeks. He'll have a midrange matchup against the Miami Dolphins as a low-end QB1 next week.
Posted: 12/11/2020 5:06 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton (abdomen) completed nine of his 16 passes for 119 yards, no touchdowns and an interception against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, Dec. 10. Newton also rushed for 16 yards on seven carries.
Huddle Up: For the second time in three weeks and third time this season, Newton completed fewer than 10 passes in a game -- in an oddity, all three of those performances came against NFC West opponents. The former MVP never looked comfortable, and his poorly thrown screen pass led to a pick-six that dug New England a hole that they were ill-equipped to climb out of. Newton's only path to fantasy value these days is via his legs, and even that feels like a stretch when he's producing nearly nothing through the air.
Posted: 12/11/2020 12:25 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton (abdomen) is officially active for the Week 14 game.
Huddle Up: Newton has been successful with his legs but has only five passing touchdowns in 11 games in 2020. He can be a starter in two-quarterback leagues because of his running ability but probably can be avoided in standard leagues.
Posted: 12/09/2020 10:08 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton (abdomen) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Newton should be ready to play, but fantasy players can check the inactive list for his official status. He has been successful with his legs this season but has thrown for 153 yards combine over the last two games. He can be a starter in two-quarterback leagues but probably can be avoided in standard leagues.
Posted: 12/09/2020 12:19 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton (abdomen) remained a limited participant at practice Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: Newton won't have much fantasy value in a very difficult Thursday test against the Los Angeles Rams. He shouldn't be rostered anywhere other than very deep two-quarterback leagues.