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Cam Newton's top-five fantasy quarterback potential

There is reason to trust Cam Newton again as a top-five fantasy quarterback in 2017. Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports

Cam Newton is only two seasons removed from posting 389.1 fantasy points, a total that is the fifth highest among quarterbacks over the past 10 seasons. This spiked his fantasy average draft position (ADP) in 2016, but a point regression in that campaign has caused his ADP to fall to the low-tier QB1 level this season.

It's understandable that fantasy owners don't expect a return to the nearly 400-point level, but many paths exist that could take Newton to the 300-point level -- or higher -- in 2017, likely placing him among the top five fantasy quarterbacks.