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Panthers | Season to forget for Cam Newton

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:01:26 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton tallied career lows in completion percentage (52.9) and passer rating (75.8) just one year after winning the NFL MVP. He also managed a career low in rush attempts (90) and rushing yards (359) and tied his career low in rushing touchdowns (5).

Fantasy Tip: Newton is one of the most dynamic players in football, but his propensity for inaccuracy clearly led to the demise of the Panthers and himself. Newton's running ability will always make him a QB1 consideration, however. Even with his worst season so far in his career, he still finished as a high-end QB2.

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Panthers | No surgery for Cam Newton

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:04:50 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) said he will not need to undergo surgery on his injured should this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Newton dealt with various injury this season but should have a normal offseason unless the injury does not heal with rest. Newton had a down year compared to previous seasons but still posted solid numbers for owners. He may to less running in 2017 but should still be a fine starting quarterback for fantasy owners.

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Panthers | Cam Newton may run less

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 15:39:57 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton likely will be asked to run fewer zone reads next season because head coach Ron Rivera said he wants to see Newton evolve as a quarterback and take fewer hits. "You can't sit there and expect us to run 20 zone reads and expect him to carry the ball 10 out of those 20 times," Rivera said. "That's the truth of the matter." Rivera said the team will still look for ways to use Newton's athleticism like play action passes.

Fantasy Tip: Newton rushed for 359 yards and five touchdowns in 2016 but also took a lot of hard hits during the season, so the Panthers likely will look for Newton to become a better pocket passer. He is a solid quarterback when he is healthy and can be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues next season.

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Panthers | Cam Newton ends on low note

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:52:11 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 18 of his 32 pass attempts for 237 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also ran three times for six yards.

Fantasy Tip: Newton's Week 17 line was a snapshot of his season. He passes for just 3,509 yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while completing just short of 53 percent of his passes. Newton was an MVP last season, and was a high-round pick in most fantasy leagues. He was one of the biggest disappointments in fantasy football in 2016, and didn't likely lead many to championships.

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Panthers | Cam Newton likely to play

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 07:42:21 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 17's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Newton was listed as questionable on the injury report despite being a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 30, after having been limited in the team's two other sessions earlier in the week. He's still worthy of consideration as a low-end QB1 option even though he has posted fewer than 200 passing yards in three of his last four games due to Tampa Bay's shaky pass defense.

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Panthers | Cam Newton's status in question

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:50:42 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Newton should be able to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and likely will receive his normal workload. He has been held to under 200 yards in three of his last four games and has five touchdowns and three interceptions during that span. Newton can still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues despite his recent play.

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Panthers | Cam Newton throwing

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:26:23 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is throwing in practice Friday, Dec. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Newton has a midrange matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His ability to run and throw always poses a possibility of a big game, but he's an inconsistent midrange QB1 in fantasy.

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Panthers | Cam Newton remains limited

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:31:06 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Newton hasn't lived up to expectations this year, but his running ability and a matchup against Tampa Bay's shaky pass defense make him a low-end QB1 in Week 17.

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Panthers | Cam Newton limited Wednesday

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:23:51 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Newton has had a season to forget, completing just below 53% of his passes. Despite his running ability, he's notorious for being one of the most inaccurate quarterbacks in the league. Even so, he has a favorable matchup versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and should be started in Week 17 fantasy title tilts.

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Panthers | Cam Newton not throwing

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 09:11:24 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) isn't throwing at practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

Fantasy Tip: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a so-so matchup for him this week. Newton always has the potential to strike off a big game, but he's a midrange QB1 without a ton of upside.

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Panthers | Cam Newton doesn't do much

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:47:18 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) completed just 18 of his 43 pass attempts for 198 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 16 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He also rushed eight times for 36 yards. Newton has been bothered by a sore shoulder, but he said Sunday, Dec. 24, that he isn't using that as an excuse for his drop in production.

Fantasy Tip: Newton had a very disappointing end to a disappointing fantasy season for the defending NFL MVP. He'll look to rebound in 2017 and will still be a must-start fantasy option.

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Panthers | Cam Newton not on injury report

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:44:36 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Newton has struggled at times this season but is coming off one of his better games of the season when he threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns. Newton can be considered decent No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton takes part in practice

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:15:46 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Newton is coming off a solid Week 15 performance where he finished with 300 yards and two touchdowns but has thrown for at least two touchdowns in only two of his last eight games. He can still be considered a No. 1 quarterback in most leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton limited Wednesday

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:40:23 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Newton recorded only his third 300-yard game of the season in Week 15 and has six touchdowns over his last four games. He has not had a great season so far but can still be a decent No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton throws for 300 yards

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:01:03 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) completed 21 of his 37 pass attempts for 300 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Dec. 19. He also rushed three times for no gain.

Fantasy Tip: Newton entered the game with a shoulder concern, going for an MRI earlier this week due to soreness. However, he made it through the entire game without much issue and looked pretty good. It was just his second game with two or more passing touchdowns since Week 6.

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Panthers | Cam Newton will start on MNF

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 21:32:26 -0800

Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will start in the team's Week 15 game against the Washington Redskins, according to ESPN's David Newton, despite being listed as questionable on the official injury report.

Fantasy Tip: Newton wasn't really expected to miss the game, but it's good to get some confirmation with this being a big weekend around the fantasy landscape. Another piece of good news is that head coach Ron Rivera said Newton would have no restrictions in the game plan, so keep him active as a midrange QB1.

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Panthers | Questionable tag for Cam Newton

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:16:38 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 17, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: Newton was limited for most of the week but should be ready to play against the Washington Redskins. He has thrown for less than 200 yards in three of his last four games but does have six total touchdowns during that span. Owners can consider Newton as a No. 1 quarterback because of the matchup.

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Panthers | Cam Newton throwing Friday

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:25:23 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is throwing in practice Friday, Dec. 16.

Fantasy Tip: Newton has been a midrange quarterback the last five weeks, but he's facing a Washington Redskins defense that has been torched of late by the position. He remains an upper-middle option in fantasy.

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Panthers | No throwing for Cam Newton

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:25:42 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) did not throw any passes during practice Thursday, Dec. 15 but did run some sprints on the sidelines.

Fantasy Tip: Newton underwent an MRI on his shoulder earlier this week, but he may be resting his shoulder during practice. Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if he is in any danger of missing Week 15. Newton should be a solid No. 1 quarterback if he is able to play.

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Panthers | Cam Newton had MRI on shoulder

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:52:56 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) had an MRI on his throwing shoulder Tuesday, Dec. 13, after complaining of soreness. The tests did not reveal any structural damage, and he is expected to be ready to start the Week 15 game against the Washington Redskins.

Fantasy Tip: The Redskins rank 24th in the NFL against the pass, allowing 257.8 yards per game with 18 touchdowns and just eight interceptions while giving up 42 pass plays of 20 or more yards. Newton remains a must-start fantasy option when healthy.

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Panthers | Cam Newton has decent game

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:07:26 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton went 10-for-27 for 160 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the San Diego Chargers in Week 14. He also rushed for 31 yards on eight carries.

Fantasy Tip: Newton has been held to under 200 passing yards in three of his last four games but has thrown at least one touchdown in each of his last six games. He will be facing the Washington Redskins in Week 15 and can be considered a No. 1 quarterback.

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Panthers | Cam Newton does not start

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:36:21 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton did not start in the Week 13 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to disciplinary reasons, according to reports. The decision was head coach Ron Rivera's, and Newton is healthy.

Fantasy Tip: Derek Anderson started and promptly through an interception on the first play from scrimmage, so it's unlikely the punishment will last very long.

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Panthers | Cam Newton totals three TDs

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:06:40 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 14 of his 28 pass attempts for 246 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 12 game against the Oakland Raiders. He also rushed three times for six yards and a score.

Fantasy Tip: Newton has struggled by his standards, but he remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues for his ability with his arm and his legs. He has a tough matchup in Week 14 at Seattle, however.

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Panthers | Cam Newton welcomes New Orleans

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:45:59 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton will face the New Orleans Saints in Week 11 Thursday, Nov. 17. He completed 27 of his 47 pass attempts for 322 yards, two touchdowns and an interceptions, and he rushed for another score in the first meeting in Week 6 in Louisiana.

Fantasy Tip: Newton has struggled over the past three games, tossing just two TDs and running for another, but he should roll against a Saints pass defense which ranks dead last in the NFL, allowing 292.7 yards per game through nine outings.

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Panthers | Cam Newton puts up fantasy points

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:58:20 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton threw 38 times, connecting on 23 of attempts, for 261 yards. He passed for one touchdown and an interception. Newton rushed 12 times for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: The leg work obviously helped his value for the day. Newton's Panthers host the New Orleans Saints on a short week this Thursday night, which should prove to be another quality fantasy day for Superman.

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Panthers | Cam Newton quiet in victory

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 20:01:47 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 20 of his 32 pass attempts for 225 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 9 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He ran seven times for 16 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Newton head home to face another above-average defense when the Chiefs visit Charlotte in Week 10. Regardless of the matchup, Newton remains a must-start across all fantasy formats.

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Panthers | Cam Newton has solid outing

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 14:28:12 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton went 14-for-27 for 212 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8. He also rushed for 43 yards on seven carries during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Newton was not asked to do much after the team opened up a big lead early in the game, so he threw for less than 30 times for only the second time this season. He is scheduled to face the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9 and can be a fine starting option in all fantasy leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton will continue to run

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:31:22 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he will continue to run between the tackles even though he suffered a concussion earlier in the season. He said his running ability makes defenses prepare for extra things. He said he understands that some of the hits he has taken are preventable.

Fantasy Tip: Newton posted decent numbers in his first game back from the concussion and will continue to run the ball when he needs to moving forward. He will be facing a solid Arizona Cardinals defense in Week 8 but can be a starting option in all leagues.

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Panthers | Good outing for Cam Newton

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:13:54 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) completed 27 of his 47 pass attempts for 322 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 6 game against the New Orleans Saints. He also ran twice for one yard and a touchdown while also hitting a pass for a successful two-point conversion.

Fantasy Tip: Newton made it through the game without any big hits to the head after exiting his last game in Week 4 due to concussion. He'll have two weeks to rest with a bye in Week 7.

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Panthers | Cam Newton in uniform

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 09:07:46 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) is officially active for the team's Week 6 game.

Fantasy Tip: Newton will have a favorable matchup this week and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton cleared

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:28:32 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) has been cleared to play in the team's Week 6 game.

Fantasy Tip: Newton will have a favorable matchup this week against the New Orleans Saints and should be a starting quarterback in all fantasy leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton questionable

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:20:54 -0700

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Newton looks like he is ready to play against the New Orleans Saints and will have a favorable matchup for fantasy owners. Owners should check the inactive list to make sure he is playing, but Newton should be starting in all fantasy leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton on track to play

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:03:56 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) is expected to be cleared from the concussion protocol and start in Week 6. He's practicing Friday, Oct. 14, for the third straight day.

Fantasy Tip: Newton completed 66.7% of his passes, threw for 646 yards and tossed seven touchdowns to one interception in two games against the New Orleans Saints last season. He also added 82 yards rushing and another score. He's a strong play this week.

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Panthers | Cam Newton practices in full

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:28:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Newton is on track to play in Week 6 and will have a favorable matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Owners in all leagues should have Newton in their starting lineups.

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Panthers | Cam Newton returns to practice

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:20:41 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 13.

Fantasy Tip: It's a good sign for him to return for a salivating matchup against the New Orleans Saints. He remains a high-end option at quarterback.

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Panthers | Cam Newton limited

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:57:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Newton appears to be on track to start in Week 6 unless he suffers a setback over the next few days. He will be a risky option because of his injury but should still be a starting option in all leagues because of the favorable matchup.

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Panthers | Cam Newton taking part in practice

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:41:18 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Newton appears to be on track to play in Week 6 but will need to get through practice this week. He will have a favorable matchup this week and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues if he plays.

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Panthers | Cam Newton making progress

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:31:44 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) participated in some football specific drills Monday, Oct. 10.

Fantasy Tip: The reigning league MVP is nearing the end of the league's five-step concussion protocol and appears to be trending towards getting the start in Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints. Backup Derek Anderson was mostly dreadful in his first start since 2014 in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night, sending the Panthers to 1-4 and into the NFC South basement with the Saints. Newton is still very much a QB1, but it is becoming obvious his owners led a bit of a charmed life last season.

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Panthers | Week 5 inactives for Carolina

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:10:54 -0700

The Carolina Panthers have declared QB Cam Newton, WR Damiere Byrd, CB James Bradberry, SS Jeremy Cash, RB Jonathan Stewart, OT Michael Oher, DL Vernon Butler inactive for Week 5.

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Panthers | Cam Newton will not play Week 5

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 10:10:19 -0700

Updating a previous story, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Newton made some progress through the concussion protocol this week and should probably be considered a good bet to play next week at the New Orleans Saints based on that information. Derek Anderson will get the start this week and should be considered a fine option for desperate owners of Newton as well as a solid bye-week replacement for Blake Bortles and Drew Brees.

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Panthers | No practice again for Cam Newton

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 09:20:01 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) did not practice Saturday, Oct. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Newton has not practiced all week and is highly unlikely to play Monday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It's too bad for his owners, especially since the Bucs have been ravaged by injuries. Derek Anderson will start in his place if he can't go and makes for a fine low-end QB1 option as well as a cheap high-upside DFS play.

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Panthers | Cam Newton fined

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 08:07:33 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was fined $9,115 by the National Football League for taunting during Week 4's game against the Atlanta Falcons, after flipping a football in the face of LB Deion Jones.

Fantasy Tip: Newton was later knocked out of the game on a hit from Jones and remains in the concussion protocol, meaning that he is likely to miss Week 5's contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. QB Derek Anderson is expected to start but he is only worth using in two-quarterback fantasy leagues as a bye week replacement.

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Panthers | Cam Newton out of practice

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:55:52 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) is out of practice Friday, Oct. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Newton is expected to miss the Monday night game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Derek Anderson would fill in, but he's little more than a second QB in two-QB leagues.

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Panthers | Cam Newton expected to be out

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:18:47 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) is expected to miss Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Derek Anderson figures to be under center, but he is only a play in two-quarterback leagues if you're covering a bye week.

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Panthers | Cam Newton idle Thursday

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:28:53 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) is out of practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Newton plays on Monday night, which makes it even tougher to play him in fantasy this week. If you have a capable backup, that may be the safest route.

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Panthers | Cam Newton out of practice

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:58:20 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) is out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Newton is a question mark against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, but if he's able to suit up, he'll be a midrange QB1.

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Panthers | Cam Newton's status unknown for Week 5

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:46:32 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (head) suffered a concussion in a Week 4 loss against the Atlanta Falcons, and head coach Ron Rivera admitted he has "no idea" about whether or not Newton will be able to play Monday, Oct. 10, versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Owners figure to be in limbo until at least Thursday given the fact Carolina doesn't play until next Monday, so they should prepare for now as if Newton will not be able to play. While he lacks Newton's obvious upside, Derek Anderson has proven himself to be a capable NFL backup, making him worthy of a fantasy start versus a below-average secondary if it comes to that.

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Panthers | Cam Newton suffered concussion

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 15:59:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Carolina Panthers confirmed QB Cam Newton (concussion) suffered a concussion in the Week 4 game against the Atlanta Falcons. QB Derek Anderson finished the game in his absence.

Fantasy Tip: Newton will be in the league's concussion protocol after getting smashed at the goal-line trying for a conversion in Sunday's loss. It's uncertain if he will be forced to miss time, but if he is unable to play in Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night it would be Derek Anderson getting the nod.

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Panthers | Cam Newton has a decent outing

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 14:49:22 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (head) went 14-for-25 for 165 yards and one touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4, before he left the game with an injury. He also rushed for 30 yards on five carries.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Newton is dealing with a concussion and if he will have to miss Week 5. He will be a risky option because the Panthers play on Monday Night Football and would not have many options to choose from if he is ruled out. Derek Anderson would start if Newton is not able to play but is not a strong option.

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Panthers | Cam Newton evaluated for concussion

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 12:46:35 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (head) is in concussion protocol following an injury suffered Sunday, Oct. 2, against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Tip: There's no sugarcoating that this could be a disaster for Carolina if Newton is out for an extended period. For now, it's too soon to tell. Derek Anderson becomes the No. 1 QB for the moment, which could result in a fantasy downgrade of almost all of the Panthers' offensive weapons.

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