Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
2 days ago

Newton threw for 262 yards and three interceptions while completing 21 of 35 passes, and added 26 yards and a rushing touchdown on seven carries in Sunday's 22-10 loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Newton and the Panthers had a 14-game home winning streak snapped in this surprise defeat, and the star signal caller's poor play was the primary reason why. He salvaged his fantasy performance with a three-yard rushing touchdown, but even his rushing output was meager by the hulking quarterback's standards. Newton's strong start to the season suggests this performance was just an outlier, so expect a better effort next week in Atlanta.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
1 week ago

Newton racked up 353 yards and four touchdowns through the air, completing 24 of 40 passing attempts during Sunday's win over the 49ers. He also carried the ball six times for 37 yards, but turned the ball over twice.

EDGE Analysis

Newton put up quite a performance as he led the Panthers on their way to 46 points against a struggling 49ers defense. His day was highlighted by a 78-yard strike to tight end Greg Olsen during the second quarter, and he also hit No. 1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin seven times for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Newton has a bit more of a challenge next week against the Vikings, but he'll remain one of the top fantasy options at quarterback regardless.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
2 weeks ago

Newton's amount of carries will be monitored going forward, as offensive coordinator Mike Shula feels more comfortable with him running seven or eight times per game, ESPN's David Newton reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton was credited with 11 rushes during last week's season-opening defeat to the Broncos, when he also took a number of wicked hits from his plays as a passer. Although Newton has proven pretty durable despite his frequent runs in the past, Shula rightfully wants to manage the amount of times he's asked to carry the ball. While Newton's fantasy owners will find this a reasonable precaution to ensure he's healthy for the long haul, they'll still hope Newton's number continues to be called near the goal line going forward.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
3 weeks ago

Newton has passed four concussion tests and thus is not subject to further concussion protocol following Thursday night's season opener against the Broncos, The Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton endured a number of gruesome hits to the helmet during Thursday's loss to the Broncos, but apparently avoided suffering a concussion during the game. With multiple tests all confirming that notion, Newton won't be subject to further evaluation and should be able to participate as he normally would in practice this coming week. While that's certainly reassuring news for Newton's fantasy owners, they'll also surely hope he doesn't take close to the pounding he did Thursday in the Panthers' upcoming games.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
3 weeks ago

Newton completed 18 of 33 passes for 194 yards with a touchdown and interception in Thursday's 21-20 loss to the Broncos. He also tallied 54 yards and a touchdown on 11 rushes.

EDGE Analysis

The 2015 NFL MVP got his 2016 campaign off to a solid start, particularly on the ground, where he once again displayed why he is the league's most effective dual threat at the position. However, Newton was sacked three times and hit hard throughout the night, while also seeing Chris Harris intercept one of his passes early in the fourth quarter, a pick that led to a go-ahead scoring drive by the Broncos. Despite some struggles against one of the NFL's stoutest defenses, Newton did manage to maneuver the Panthers into position for a game-winning field goal by hitting Kelvin Benjamin with a key 21-yard completion to the Broncos' 32-yard line. The kick ultimately went wide left, sending Newton and the Panthers into a Week 2 matchup versus the 49ers that will serve as Carolina's home opener.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
1 month ago

Newton completed 13-of-29 passes for 100 yards and threw two interceptions in Friday's preseason loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Newton endured a rough outing Friday night, leading the Panthers' offense to merely a field goal despite playing for the better part of three quarters. The reigning MVP sent a number of passes sailing above his intended targets and was intercepted twice during the first half. He also managed just nine yards on the ground. Overall, Newton won't be too bothered by a poor preseason showing, but he'll be eager to improve as the Panthers prepare for Week 1.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
1 month ago

Newton completed 8-of-12 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' preseason win against the Titans over the weekend.

EDGE Analysis

Newton also rushed twice for two yards Saturday. He played four series in total, with his first being the most impressive. On that drive, Newton twice connected with wideout Kelvin Benjamin (knee) for first downs, before hitting Ted Ginn for a 61-yard touchdown to cap it off. Given that this Friday is Carolina's third preseason game, Newton could see his playing time extended to an entire half, especially since he probably won't be asked to play in the Panthers' exhibition finale.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
2 months ago

Newton completed five of six passes for 36 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Newton made a brief appearance, leading the Panthers to a field goal on his only drive. He should have an improved group of weapons this season, with Kelvin Benjamin returning from a torn ACL and Devin Funchess entering his second year.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
8 months ago

Newton completed 18 of 41 passes for 265 yards and an interception, and was also sacked six times in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos. He gained 45 yards on six rushes and fumbled twice, losing both.

EDGE Analysis

The sixth-year pro's adrenaline seemed to get the best of him early, and a relentless Broncos defense did him in the rest of the way. Newton looked as unsettled as he had all season, rarely enjoying the kind of time he had benefited from throughout his MVP campaign. He was brought down six times, knocked down on 13 occasions, and hurried 17 times overall. Newton also had several overthrows, and his offensive options were further compromised after receiver Philly Brown was forced from the game in the third quarter with a concussion. The Broncos' defensive gameplan and furious pass rush frequently stymied Newton's ability to make game-altering plays on the ground, and forced him into three particularly untimely miscues. Von Miller's sack of Newton in the first quarter led to a Malik Jackson fumble recovery that gave Denver an early 10-0 lead, while T.J Ward's interception of a pass intended for Ted Ginn, Jr. at the Broncos' 10-yard line short-circuited the Panthers' opening drive of the third quarter. The game was effectively over when Miller got to Newton again with 4:04 remaining in the fourth quarter and separated him from the ball for a second time, setting up the Broncos offense at the Panthers' five-yard line. Despite the season-ending disappointment, Newton and the Panthers established a formidable foundation on which to build for another championship run, an undertaking that figures to be greatly aided by the return of standout wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin from injury and any additional weapons acquired in the offseason.

Cam Newton
QB CAR (7)
8 months ago

Newton was named the NFL's 2015 MVP on Saturday, Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton earned 48 of the possible 50 votes for MVP, with Tom Brady and Carson Palmer as the other two signal-callers receiving votes. With 2014's top wideout Kelvin Benjamin sidelined for the season with a knee injury, Newton elevated his level of play and transformed Carolina's offense into the top scoring unit in the league. Newton accounted for a career-high 45 touchdowns in the regular season (35 passing, 10 rushing) and threw a career-low 10 interceptions. He took home NFL Offensive Player of the Year as well on Saturday and will look to cap off the season with a Super Bowl victory Sunday against the Broncos.