Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton couldn't get much going Sunday from a fantasy standpoint, but did lead the team on a game-winning drive. The drive culminated in a game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Domenik Hixon with 23 seconds left, giving the Panthers a 17-13 win.
Newton completed only 13 passes (on 22 attempts) Sunday, for 181 yards and that touchdown to Hixon. He also threw an interception, and had a season-low 6 rushing yards. The quarterback gained 65 of his 181 passing yards on that final drive.
Fantasy impact: Much of the game was played in abysmal weather, and the Saints have a strong defense that helped keep Newton in check. None of that should be true next week, as the Panthers close out their regular season with a game in a dome against an awful defense, playing at the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17. In other words, Newton will be fine.