Cam Newton Performs Like A Fantasy Star

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 16: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers walks onto the field during their game against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Cam Newton looks great in home opener. We break down the fantasy implications.

Cam Newton had an impressive showing for the home folks with his game of 253 passing yards, 71 rushing yards and a score in each of those departments in the huge win over New Orleans.

Analysis: Cam lit up New Orleans like it was Mardi Gras. He had a 12.7 YPA, which exceeds the 12.5 he would have needed to have that component be perfect for a 158.3. His passer rating was 129.2 because of only one passing TD, but there's no doubt any concern about Cam having a sophomore slump is totally gone. He'll have a chance to be fantasy's top QB and will be a top option against the porous Giants pass D for Week 3 on Thursday Night Football.

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