Jonathan Stewart | RB | Carolina Panthers
Posted: 1/2/2015 3:42pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is expected to start and see most of the carries over RB DeAngelo Williams in the team's Wild Card game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Jan. 3. Stewart has the second most rushing yards (486) in the league in the last five games, and Williams was a liability in the passing game with an injured right hand. However, Williams is "ready to roll" this week, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: The opposing Cardinals ranked as one of fantasy run defenses this season but struggled down the stretch, allowing five of their six 100-yard games in the last six outings and surrendering 200-plus yards to the Seahawks and 49ers the final two weeks of the regular season. In other words, don't shy away from Stewart.
Posted: 12/30/2014 4:17pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 30, as he was given the day off.
Huddle Up: Stewart, who rushed for 401 yards over the Panthers' last four regular-season games, on Saturday will test a Cardinals' run defense that sprung some late-season leaks.
Posted: 12/23/2014 4:23pm et
Carolina Panthers RBs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams still don't know who will start this week. Head coach Ron Rivera said he's reluctant to name a starter at this point and will cross that bridge when he gets to it.
Huddle Up: Doesn't it have to be Stewart, who's gained 363 total yards, including 350 rushing, and scored a pair of TDs over the last three games while Williams hasn't played? Bank on that unless you hear otherwise later in the week.
Posted: 11/14/2014 3:00pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: DeAngelo Williams will start and will continue to be involved, but Stewart is a decent fantasy option this week going against the shaky Falcon run defense.
Posted: 10/16/2014 2:16pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) said he will start in the team's Week 7 game.
Huddle Up: Stewart hasn't played since Week 3 but has a decent matchup against a suspect Packer run defense and could be plugged in if you're desperate at RB.
Posted: 10/15/2014 3:28pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) donned full pads and is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: Stewart is a good bet to return this week after missing the last 3 games and supplant the Darrin Reaves-Fozzy Whittaker-Chris Ogbonnaya contingent as the Panthers' No. 1 RB option.
Posted: 10/13/2014 3:46pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Stewart would move into flex consideration if he plays this week. DeAngelo Williams is still out and the Panthers have little else at running back right now. Stewart will get most of the touches as soon as he's healthy.
Posted: 10/2/2014 2:06pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: Expect Stewart to miss another week, leaving the Panthers' running game in the hands of Darrin Reaves, Chris Ogbonnaya and possibly Fozzy Whittaker on Sunday.
Posted: 9/23/2014 10:24am et
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) could miss a month due to his sprained knee, in the opinion of beat writer Joseph Person.
Huddle Up: Stewart is not exactly an iron man, and at this juncture he's burned just about every bridge among fantasy owners. The key will be whether or not DeAngelo Williams is healthy enough to take advantage of the opportunity to get the bulk of the carries in Carolina.
Posted: 9/22/2014 7:03pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) could very well miss Week 4 with a severely sprained right knee. Stewart will not practice until Friday, Sept. 26 this week, which usually means a player isn't expected to play the following game.
Huddle Up: It looks like Stewart has suffered another multi-week injury. The days of Stewart being a trusted fantasy player have passed. He simply can't stay on the field anymore.
Posted: 9/22/2014 10:41am et
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) was diagnosed with a right knee contusion. He did not return to the game.
Huddle Up: Shocking, really, that the über-brittle Stewart would suffer yet another injury in a game where he didn't have to fight DeAngelo Williams for touches. No word on if this latest malady will sideline him for any significant length of time.
Posted: 8/10/2014 10:53pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart practiced for the first time Sunday, Aug. 10, since injuring his hamstring before training camp opened.
Huddle Up: A rare flash of positive news for Stewart, who's missed a combined 17 games over the past 2 seasons.
Posted: 8/8/2014 8:11pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) was inactive for the preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: It feels like a lifetime ago since Stewart has been a fantasy factor. He still isn't practicing and remains week-to-week. Stewart currently has an ADP of Round 13 but there's no guarantee that he's going to play much this season considering he just began to run in a straight line this week.
Posted: 7/24/2014 4:54pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is expected to miss one-to-two weeks as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Stewart will not be placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Another season, more injury questions for Stewart, who has played in only a combined 15 games the past 2 seasons.
Posted: 6/22/2014 11:49pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart showed great burst every time he touched the ball during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Stewart hasn't played a full season since 2011 and has only 516 rushing yards and 1 TD since then while missing 17 games. Counting on any kind of reliable fantasy production out of the back is a reach and a half.