Posted: 11/10/2019 2:50 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is considering undergoing surgery on the Lisfranc injury in his foot, according to multiple sources. The procedure could come within the next two weeks and would require two to three months of recovery time.
Huddle Up: For several weeks, Newton had been trying to avoid surgery in the hopes that he could return to action later this year. However, once he was placed on season-ending IR, it became a viable option. If Newton proceeds with the surgery, he should be completely healthy by February or March, although it remains to be seen if he will be back with Carolina in 2020. Kyle Allen will be the Panthers' starting quarterback for the rest of the year but is only worth starting in fantasy formats when the matchup is highly favorable.
Posted: 11/05/2019 6:52 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 5, which will end his season.
Huddle Up: The writing was on the wall the way that Newton simply hasn't healed. Kyle Allen remains a backup in fantasy and only worth starting in great matchups.
Posted: 11/04/2019 5:26 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Kyle Allen was named the starter for Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers by head coach Ron Rivera Monday, Nov. 4. Rivera said QB Cam Newton (foot) will continue his rehab program.
Huddle Up: Allen has looked capable under center for the Panthers. He is 5-1 as the starter and has completed 60.7% of his passes for 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns against four interceptions. The Packers will present one of his toughest matchups to date, but he's a top-end QB2 and a potential bye-week replacement in standard leagues.
Posted: 11/03/2019 4:04 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) will remain sidelined for at least a few more weeks due to a Lisfranc injury, although no official timetable has been established for his return. According to multiple sources, Newton is not under consideration to undergo surgery and hopes that continuing to rest will allow the injury to heal.
Huddle Up: Newton has not been able to practice with his teammates since Week 2 and is currently limited to doing rehab activities off to the side. There is a possibility that he could be placed on injured reserve if his injury doesn't heal as quickly as expected. Kyle Allen will continue to serve as the Panthers' starting quarterback in Newton's absence but he isn't worth rostering outside of two-quarterback leagues.
Posted: 11/01/2019 1:20 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is headed to Green Bay, Wis., to visit renowned foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson Friday, Nov. 1.
Huddle Up: Newton is still at least a couple of weeks away from returning. Kyle Allen hasn't done much in his place the last five weeks. Allen is 28th at the position in fantasy points during the stretch. He has a midrange matchup against the Tennessee Titans this week, but he's little more than a play in two-quarterback leagues.
Posted: 10/31/2019 4:28 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) missed practice again Thursday, Oct. 31, to rehab his injured foot indoors.
Huddle Up: Kyle Allen is getting the Week 9 start and likely a week or two beyond with Newton still not even practicing. Unless you have an IR spot, Newton's roster space would be better used on another player right now.
Posted: 10/23/2019 4:18 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, as expected.
Posted: 10/21/2019 8:21 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) will not participate in practice this week and will work with the trainers on the sidelines. Head coach Ron Rivera said he is not sure if Newton will travel with the team for the Week 8 game.
Huddle Up: Newton appears to be several weeks away from returning to the lineup, so fantasy players can keep him on the bench. Kyle Allen will be facing a tough San Francisco 49ers defense this week and can be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 10/14/2019 10:45 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is making good progress in his recovery and is expected to return to practice after the team's Week 7 bye, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Kyle Allen has won each of the last four games with Newton hurt, so it is not known if Newton will regain his starting job when he is healthy. Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation over the next few weeks to see if Allen or Newton will be the starting quarterback.
Posted: 10/08/2019 6:06 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) will not travel with the team to London to play in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: It would make little sense for Newton to come back one game before the team's bye, especially when backup Kyle Allen has led the Panthers to three wins in his absence. While all indications are that Newton remains without a timetable, it's somewhat likely Week 8 is the target date. Owners should find the room to stash him on their roster if possible, as Newton has said publicly he will not return until he is completely healthy.