Aside from Newton, the obvious choice for players to plan for would be Christian McCaffrey. The Pro-Bowl running back looks to be back to full form, and is a familiar weapon for Newton and the Panthers’ offense.
But one player that is more familiar with the Dolphins than he is with any other team is wide receiver Robby Anderson. The former New York Jet has 468 career receiving yards against Miami, easily his most against any single franchise. His next highest total is 264 against the Falcons. He has big-play pedigree, and will look to take the top off of a Miami defense that has allowed the most passing yards of any team in the league.
Anderson isn’t even the Panther’s go-to wide receiver, though. D.J. Moore has nearly 40 more targets on the season, and leads the team in catches, yards, and touchdowns. It has yet to be seen who becomes Newton’s favorite receiver, and game planning for a new quarterback in mid-season could give the Dolphins’ coaching staff some issues. But if Miami is able to limit the Panthers in the passing game, then they can set themselves up nicely for a victory.