Cam Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs and won't play this week. Panthers Head coach Ron Rivera says he should be ready for Week One.
Newton has been remarkably durable during his career, but even at his size all the pounding he takes has to take a toll at some point. Even if he is ready at the start of the season his fantasy owners may have to contend with nagging injuries all season.ANALYST: Steve Pimental
Miguel Castro will open the season in the majors.
Castro flew under the radar in the minors last season, but is making the rare jump from A-Ball to the majors. This is thanks to his (likely) temporary move to the bullpen for the Spring, which enabled his stuff to tick up a bit in shorter outings. He's likely next in line to receive saves should Brett Cecil fail, and the 20-year old is worth keeping an eye on. Analysis: Ben Diamond