Posted: 1/09/2020 2:15 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) wasn't ruled out as a potential starting option for the 2020 season by new head coach Matt Rhule Wednesday, Jan. 8. 'I certainly look forward to working with him. I hope so. But I don't know enough about, really, everything that's kinda happening right now,' Rhule said when asked if Newton is part of the team's future plans. The 2015 NFL MVP is coming off of season-ending foot surgery and will enter the final year of his contract.
Huddle Up: Newton has played a full 16-game season just once since his 2015 MVP campaign, and he played just two games in 2019. Newton will turn 31 years old in mid-May and his running production has been volatile since his MVP season. He's likely to be a risky QB1 wherever he suits up in 2020.
Posted: 12/10/2019 12:51 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) underwent Lisfranc surgery Monday, Dec. 9, according to sources. He hopes to be ready for spring workouts.
Huddle Up: Newton should be ready for the start of the 2020 season, but it is not known which team he will be playing for next season. He is a starting fantasy option when he is healthy.
Posted: 12/08/2019 4:16 pm UTC
The Carolina Panthers could attempt to trade QB Cam Newton (foot) during the offseason, provided that they are able to receive a decent return for him, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Newton will undergo Lisfranc surgery on his foot this week and is expected to be fully recovered by March, when his future with the Panthers is likely to be decided. He is slated to make $18.6 million next season but Carolina could proceed with less expensive options such as Kyle Allen or Will Grier and trade Newton to improve at other positions. Furthermore, a new head coach may want to go in a different direction at the quarterback position. Regardless of where he lands in 2020, Newton is a potential rebound candidate, so he could be a bargain during the mid-to-late rounds of next year's fantasy drafts.
Posted: 12/04/2019 3:29 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) plans to have surgery to repair the Lisfranc injury in his foot. Recovery time is two to three months, which will allow him to be healthy by March. The Panthers have a decision to make on him around that time, and he's considered a long shot to be with the team in 2020.
Huddle Up: Newton could be a rebound candidate in a new location next season. Don't forget about him if you wind up taking a quarterback late in drafts next season.
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.