2. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
There isn’t much enticing about Newton heading into the 2014 season. For starters, he’s coming off offseason ankle surgery that isn’t supposed to limit him, having been cleared to play in Carolina’s second preseason game, but it’s still a red flag, especially for a mobile quarterback. Take the now-departed Brandon LaFell and Steve Smith out of the equation in the Carolina offense and that leaves Newton with, well, not much.
First-rounder Kelvin Benjamin might end up being solid, but it’s tough to bank on that as your fantasy quarterback’s best WR option. Guys like Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant, Tavarres King and Greg Olsen round out Newton’s aerial weapons and none of them should give you any confidence.