Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
6 days ago1 Comment

Newton completed 14 of 28 pass attempts for 246 yards, two touchdowns and one interception Sunday in Oakland. He added a rushing score and six yards on the ground across three carries.

EDGE Analysis

Newton has five rushing touchdowns this season and two in the past three games. However, he failed to run for more than seven yards in two of those past three as well. Meanwhile, his passing effort Sunday again left something to be desired (Newton didn't trump a 50-percent completion rate for the second straight game, despite playing the Saints' and Raiders' vulnerable secondaries). His pair of passing scores salvaged his fantasy output, though. Next up is a Week 13 matchup with the 10th-ranked Seattle secondary.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
2 weeks ago

Newton completed 14 of 33 passes for 192 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 23-20 win over the Saints. He also gained seven yards on five rushes.

EDGE Analysis

The sixth-year pro was under 200 yards passing for the third time this season while throwing a touchdown for the third consecutive contest. However, Newton's 42.4 completion percentage was easily his worst in any game this season, particularly surprising given the porous nature of the Saints defense. The highlight of his night was clearly his second-quarter, 40-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn, but Newton also had a key 18-yard completion to Kelvin Benjamin on third down from the Panthers' 15-yard line with 2:39 remaining, allowing Carolina to eventually punt the ball back to the Saints with only 28 seconds remaining. The reigning MVP will look to bounce back out west against the Raiders in Week 12.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
3 weeks ago

Newton completed 23 of 38 passes for 261 yards, one touchdown and one pick. He added 54 yards and a score on 12 rushes.

EDGE Analysis

Newton steamrolled Kansas City's defense for a six-yard score in the first quarter and followed up late in the second with a 38-yard bomb to put Carolina up 17-3. That's where the fun stopped. His back-footed loft to safety Eric Berry jump-started Kansas City's comeback. It was the fourth time this season that Newton had as many or more picks than touchdown throws in a game, after just five total in 2015, a total driven by the fact that he's thrown for two or more touchdowns just twice. Newton has simply regressed thus far this season and it's more than fair to wonder whether his physical style of play has finally caught up to him. He's on pace for 107 carries, the second total of his career, and 489 rushing yards - what would be his lowest career total. As Denver exposed in Super Bowl 50, if you're able to bottle up Carolina's ground game, Newton can be exposed as a dynamic, yet inaccurate passer. A slowed-down run game also puts a ton of pressure in Newton's face. He's on pace to be sacked 43 times this season which, you guessed it, would tie a career-high mark.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
4 weeks ago

Newton completed 20 of 32 pass attempts for 225 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 13-10 win against the Rams. He also ran seven times for just 16 yards.

EDGE Analysis

In a defensive struggle for both teams, Newton was sacked five times and was held in check as a runner. He overthrew a wide open Devin Funchess on a bomb at one point in the second half. He'll look to get on track next week at home against the Chiefs.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
1 month ago

Newton completed just 14 of 27 pass attempts for 212 yards in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Cardinals. He added 43 yards on seven carries.

EDGE Analysis

Newton was held out of the end zone for the firs time in the regular season since Week 7 of 2014, but he managed to avoid turning the ball over and allowed the defense and rushing attack to carry the load. The reigning MVP has not been the same player this season and has managed 212 yards or fewer three times in his six starts while failing to throw a touchdown pass two times after doing so twice all of last year. The Cardinals have excelled defensively this season, so Newton and his fantasy owners will look for a bounce-back performance next week versus the middling Rams pass defense.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
2 months ago

Newton (concussion) completed 27 of 47 passes for 322 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Saints. He also scored a touchdown and gained one yard on two rushes.

EDGE Analysis

Returning after a one-week absence due a Week 4 concussion, Newton got off to a slow start before coming on to help lead a furious second-half rally. His two-yard rushing score with 2:58 remaining helped bring the Panthers even with the Saints at 38, completing a comeback from a 21-0 deficit. He also hit Devin Funchess and Ed Dickson for scores earlier in the contest, and the former for the two-point conversion that knotted the score up late. However, Newton also killed a promising first-half drive with an interception in the back of the end zone, which would come back to haunt Carolina in a game that was ultimately decided by three points. Notably, the reigning MVP was also more hesitant to take off with the ball than usual, with the two rushing attempts easily his lowest on the season. With the Panthers in a 1-5 hole, Newton will look to kick-start the steep climb back to respectability when he leads Carolina against the Cardinals following a Week 7 bye.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
2 months ago

Newton (concussion) was cleared by an independent neurologist and will play in Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

This announcement comes as more of a formality than anything after Newton practiced in full on Thursday and Friday. The Saints are allowing a league-worst 32.5 points per contest and the Panthers offense is expected to be at full strength, assuming that Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) and Kelvin Benjamin (knee) both play. With the Panthers' needing a win to help jump-start their season, Newton could be in for a big game in his return to action.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
2 months ago

Newton (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in New Orleans, only needing final clearance from an independent neurologist in order to play, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton was a limited practice participant Wednesday and a full participant both Thursday and Friday. Barring a late setback, he isn't expected to have any trouble clearing the final stage of the concussion protocol, ESPN's David Newton reports. Newton could be cleared as soon as Friday afternoon, setting him up for a premium matchup in the SuperDome against a Saints team that's allowing an NFL-worst 32.5 points per game. Newton's top wide receiver, Kelvin Benjamin (knee), is also listed as questionable, but head coach Ron Rivera said he feels good about all of the team's questionable players -- a group that includes Newton, Benjamin and Jonathan Stewart (hamstring), Bryan Strickland of Panthers.com reports. Of course, owners will still want to check back before Sunday, as late setbacks with concussions aren't unheard of.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
2 months ago

Newton (concussion) practiced Friday for the third day in a row, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton has not officially cleared the league's concussion protocol just yet, but he has not had any setbacks, and is expected to be given the green light to play in Week 6 at some point in the next couple days. As long as that occurs, Newton will be back in his regular starting spot under center Sunday against the Saints.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
2 months ago

Newton practiced fully Thursday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports. However, head coach Ron Rivera told Max Henson of the Panthers' official site that Newton remains in the concussion protocol.

EDGE Analysis

Newton's activity level is curious for a player still in the NFL's protocol for head injuries, but he'll continue to meet with an independent neurologist until he completes every step. By any indication, he's on pace to suit up Sunday in New Orleans, but Derek Anderson is waiting in the wings in the event Newton is unable to do so.