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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:20:50 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle), who is expected to play a quarter in his first preseason action against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Aug. 17, said he still is at less than 100 percent healthy. "The thing that keeps coming back up is, 'Keep treating it. Treat it when it feels good, treat it when it feels bad. Don't be that guy that only treats it when it's nagging. Try to stay ahead of the pain,'" Newton said. "That's what I've been doing, and it's been paying off." Head coach Ron Rivera said the team will not run any read-option plays against the Chiefs this weekend. Newton took part in every drill in practice Thursday, Aug. 14, and Rivera was encouraged by Newton's performance in the hurry-up offense.
Fantasy Tip: Newton probably isn't far off 100 percent health, but he's taking things slowly and being cautious in the preseason. He remains a risky and overvalued quarterback in drafts this year. Without much to work with at receiver, Newton's numbers could easily suffer drastically in 2014.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:58:34 -0700
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton will play at least a quarter in the team's preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Aug. 17, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:49:21 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) is expected to play in the first quarter of the team's second preseason game.
Fantasy Tip: Don't expect a lot in Newton's return to action. Getting him back on the field and in a game situation with his new wide receivers is a good thing for all involved. There are still a lot of questions surrounding this offense that could hurt Newton's fantasy football value in 2014.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:49:21 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) tucked the ball on a read option in team drills Sunday, Aug. 10, and also made a nice run to the right side after being cleared to play in the team's second preseason game this weekend. Head coach Ron Rivera said Newton and the other starts will likely play longer than normal in the second preseason game because they play on the road against the New England Patriots five days later.
Fantasy Tip: It's great to see Newton with the leash off in training camp, and barring any setbacks, he should be good to go for Week 1 coming off offseason ankle surgery. Newton's legs set him apart from a lot of other quarterbacks in fantasy football, but you have to wonder if the lack of receiving playmakers will hurt his value as a QB1 in 2014.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:07:36 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) has been cleared to play in the second preseason game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Fantasy Tip: Newton appears to be close to recovering from his offseason ankle surgery. He may not receive a lot of time in the preseason game, but his workload likely would increase in the next game. He should be seen as a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:46:15 -0700
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) was inactive for the preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 8, as expected. QB Derek Anderson started in Newton's absence.
Fantasy Tip: The injury does not sound to be serious, but it is still bad news because it is one less game situation for Newton to work with his new stable of receivers.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:47:14 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) is not expected to play in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8.
Fantasy Tip: The team is likely easing him in this preseason after ankle surgery. He's pretty risky to have as your QB1, but in the off-chance you can acquire him at QB2, he'd have optimal value.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:10:38 -0700
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) would only play around two series and the playing calling would be limited if he is able to play in the first preseason game, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera indicated Newton would do mostly handoffs if he plays in the game.
Fantasy Tip: Newton does not need to play in the first preseason game to get ready for the regular season. He still has a few weeks to get his ankle healthy. Newton likely will be a low-end No. 1 quarterbacks in most leagues.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:21:54 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's (ankle) playing status for the first preseason game is not known at this point, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera said the plan for Newton for practice Thursday, Aug. 7, was to participate in the early portion in practice then work with the trainers inside for the rest of practice.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:43:58 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) left the field on a cart Thursday, Aug. 7. It's possible he was just headed for some indoor rehab, and he didn't appear to aggravate his ankle injury.
Fantasy Tip: We'll keep you posted. Newton is a low-end QB1 this season after extensive ankle surgery and a lack of proven targets to throw to.
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