|Week 14 (@NO) - Average||20.0-32.3||247.7||1.0||1.0||31.7||1.0||22|
|Week 14 (@NO) - Dave Richard||22-33||249||1||1||25||1||21|
|Week 14 (@NO) - Jamey Eisenberg||19-32||248||1||1||42||1||23|
|Week 14 (@NO) - Nathan Zegura||19-32||246||1||1||28||1||21|
|2013 Season - Average||308.7-509.7||4037.0||22.7||12.7||732.0||7.3||368|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||334-538||4085||22||13||672||7||359|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||290-490||4008||23||12||744||7||371|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||302-501||4018||23||13||780||8||375|
|Current Player Ranking: 8|
|Red Zone Stats|
|12/07/2013||Cam Newton, QB CAR|
Davone Bess, WR CLE
Pierre Thomas, RB NO
Keenan Allen, WR SD
|Vernon Davis, TE SF|
DeMarco Murray, RB DAL
Panthers , DST CAR
Philip Rivers, QB SD
|12/07/2013||Keenan Allen, WR SD||Cam Newton, QB CAR|
|12/07/2013||Drew Brees, QB NO|
Giovani Bernard, RB CIN
|Chris Johnson, RB TEN|
Cam Newton, QB CAR
Rank Among Leaders
|Cam Newton marches into New Orleans |
|by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/6/13) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is playing well heading into his Week 14 showdown at New Orleans, and hopefully he'll continue to stay hot in a tough matchup.
Newton has scored at least 21 Fantasy points in three games in a row coming into this game, and the Saints just got beat up by Russell Wilson for 34 Fantasy points in Week 13. But Wilson is only the third quarterback to score at least 20 Fantasy points against New Orleans -- the other two were Jay Cutler in Week 5 and Matt Ryan in Week 1 -- including matchups with Colin Kaepernick, Tony Romo and Tom Brady since Week 6.
Newton has done well against the Saints at home with two games of 20-plus Fantasy points, but he's struggled in New Orleans with 15 points or less in two games. That said, Newton is playing at a different level than ever before in his career, and we expect him to be fine.
He might not dominate the Saints like Wilson did, but he's still worth starting in most formats. Consider Newton a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback in Week 14.
|Cam Newton thrashes Buccaneers again |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/1/13) When he last faced the Buccaneers back in Week 8, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third in one of his best performances of the season. But that Buccaneers team wasn't coming off a three-game winning streak. The one he faced in Week 13 was.
So naturally, he threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third yet again.
Granted, it wasn't a flawless performance. He also threw two interceptions -- both on errant passes, even though one hit a leaping Brandon LaFell in the hands first.Newton also overthrew a wide open LaFell on a deep pass down the middle of the field late in the second quarter.
But overall, he did far more good than harm in a 27-6 victory, completing 18 of 29 passes passes for 263 yards. He also led the team with a season-high 68 yards on five carries, including a 56-yard scamper midway through the first quarter that he might have taken all the way if a defender hadn't tripped him up from behind.
Newton has now scored multiple touchdowns in three straight games. He'll look to keep it going in a tough division matchup Week 14 at New Orleans.
|Cam Newton has nice Week 13 matchup |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/27/13) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been an erratic force in Fantasy lately, with two multiple touchdown performances in a row, including 50-plus rushing yards in each game.
Newton faces off against Tampa Bay in Week 13, and Newton had one of his four 30-plus Fantasy point performances against the Bucs in Week 8. In that game, he threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns, while running for 50 yards and another. In fact, going back to that game, Newton has three rushing touchdowns in his last five games, with 50 or more rushing yards in those three games, as well.
The downside with Newton comes when he isn't running. He hasn't thrown for 250 yards since Week 5, and has dipped under 200 passing yards in two of his last four. While it's a hard trend to gauge, the Bucs have given up a good amount of rushing yards to the three rushing quarterbacks they've faced -- Newton, Geno Smith (47 yards in Week 1), and Russell Wilson (36 yards and a touchdown in Week 9). Additionally, the Bucs have allowed an opposing quarterback to score 20 or more points in all but one game over their last seven (and that was a 19-point performance from Ryan Tannehill).
Newton has a very favorable matchup, a good game already in his pocket against the Bucs this season, and is coming into Week 13 with some momentum. He can be started in most formats.
|Cam Newton gets it going with two second-half scores |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(11/24/13) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was dreadful throughout the first half, and just barely completed half of his passes in Week 12 against the Dolphins. Despite his struggles, Newton still found a way to score two touchdowns in the second half in a 20-16 comeback win.
Newton was out of sorts in the first half, as he finished with just 100 yard while completing 10 of 19 passes. He was intercepted once in the first half, and added zero rushing yards. While he didn't exactly break a ton of big plays in the second half, he was effective near the goal line in leading the Panthers back from a deficit.
Newton scored on a 5-yard run and a 1-yard pass to Greg Olsen in the second half, while finishing the game with 51 yards on eight carries and 174 yards through the air. He ultimately completed 19 of 38 passes in the game, the second time he has completed just half of his passes in the last three games.
Even with his struggles, Newton has now scored multiple touchdowns in four of his last five games. Newton has 22 touchdowns in 11 games, heading into Week 13 against the Buccaneers.
|Cam Newton rides hot streak into tough matchup |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(11/21/13) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is enjoying arguably the finest stretch of his NFL career, as he carries a six-game winning streak into Week 12 against the Dolphins.
During the course of the team's winning streak, Newton has accounted for 13 total touchdowns with just three interceptions. He has done his work against defenses both good and bad in this stretch, though he did struggle against the 49ers in Week 10. He will face one of his tougher matchups of the season this Sunday.
Miami's defense has done a fantastic job against opposing quarterbacks for most of the last two months, with only Philip Rivers topping double figures in Fantasy scoring over the last six games.
Even against a tough matchup, Newton is playing far too well to even consider sitting right now. As well as the Dolphins are playing on defense right now, Newton has to be considered a high-end starting Fantasy option in all formats for Week 12.
|Fantasy owners are hoping a strong finish to 2012 will put Cam Newton in prime position to dominate in 2013. After a lousy start last season Newton had multiple touchdowns in seven of his final nine contests, boosting his Fantasy production from 17.0 Fantasy points per game to 25.3 points per game. A few tweaks in offensive philosophy and a reliance on the short-area passing game (and a good schedule) helped turn things around for Newton, but more tweaks are in store this offseason after the team lost offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski to Cleveland's head coaching job. Mike Shula will take over the Panthers' offense, which Newton is happy with, but his track record as an offensive coordinator and head coach is not very good. The plan in Carolina is to stick with what worked late in 2012. Luckily, Newton is a freak of nature and stands to continue putting up huge numbers even though they did little this offseason to improve the offense. Factor in Newton's goal-line prowess and there's not necessarily a lot to fear with Newton so long as he's taken with a pick after elite quarterbacks like Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning are taken. That could happen after the 30th overall pick. (Updated 8/6/13) |