According to reports, Panthers coach Ron Rivera remains optimistic that QB Cam Newton (ribs) will be ready for Week 1 (Sunday).
SMITTY: We will certainly let you know if anything changes, but we fully expect him to start Week 1, even if he remains super-limited leading into opening day. Newt is a tough QB to rank right now, as he has limited receiving talent outside of Greg Olsen (who should be a lock for 70-80 receptions, 800-900 yards and 6-8TDs). However, with an 8th-round ADP and trade value, it’s hard not to see mostly upside with very little risk. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?