Cam Newton, QB, Panthers: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Football > Players > Panthers > Cam Newton

Cam Newton, QB, Panthers

Position/Rank NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
QB - #3 CAR Probable 4 years 24 6'5 245

2013 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Nov-04-2013 by Matt De Lima

Entering his third season, Cam Newton is poised as one of the premiere young talents in the league. Despite a slight statistical regression in 2012, Newton still dominated as Carolina's signal-caller. Not only is he a threat to eclipse 4,000 passing yards, Newton has the ability to throw 30 TDs and add 10 TDs on the ground. The Panthers may be thin on playmakers, but this fact forces him to take on more responsibilty of the offense as evidenced by his propensity to simply run it in himself near the goal-line. All fantasy owners need to know is that Newton puts this offense on his back. Among the many young and emerging "dual-threat" quarterbacks out there, the former Auburn star has the bulk and frame to handle far more punishment than Michael Vick, Robert Griffin III or even Colin Kaepernick. In keeper and dynasty leagues, his value is certainly in the Top 5 at his position and he can be the cornerstone of your fantasy franchise in any league format.

UPDATE (11/4): The former Heisman Memorial Trophy winner is having another excellent season, but consistency issues have him underperforming his average draft position coming into the year. Newton currently ranks as fantasy's No. 8 QB. He's on pace for his worst rushing numbers while simultaneously staying on track for a career year as a passer. If he could somehow combine his now improved pass stats with his old rushing totals, especially rushing touchdowns, he could easily catapult himself into the Top 3 at his position. For the moment though, Newton is a mid-QB1 who should stay in starting lineups just about every week.

2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
5.03 FFToolbox - Jamie Blackburn - Seemed like good value here. Can't see him regressing too much this season, and his legs make him a fairly safe bet as a QB in the 5th round. Even though QB is deep this season, I often feel that if I wait past the 5th or 6th round, I don't like what is left at the position, and wish I had pulled the trigger earlier. And I am not a fan of quarterback-by-committee... give me a starter with a high floor.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
6.11 Scout PRO 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
4.07 DynastyLeague Football - Normally I wait on QBs but the 4 pts for passing touchdowns and 6 pts for rushing touchdowns made Cam worth the grab here. With Brees and Rodgers already taken I feared I would get left on the outside looking in of a QB run.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
6.05 DraftSharks - If you can get Newton as your starter in normal drafts, go for it. I certainly followed the value board here. As the draft went on, I found myself wishing I'd waited for Tony Romo. But looking back at the results, I don't love any of the RBs or WRs who went between this pick and my next. QBs will rarely slide like they did here.
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