Jonathan Stewart

Jonathan Stewart

Carolina Panthers

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By Mike Wright, Panthers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 1:07pm EST

Jonathan Stewart ran the ball 22 times for 73 yards and caught 1 pass for 6 yards in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Stewart fumbled away his chance at RB1 production, but he still had a decent game. DeAngelo Williams status for next week is unknown at this time. If Williams sits, Stewart will be a feature back again against a Browns team that was just demolished by Cincinnati's running game.

By Mike Wright, Panthers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 1:56pm EST

Jonathan Stewart crushed the Saints on Sunday. He ran the ball 20 times for 155 yards and 1 TD.

Fantasy Impact: KABLOOM! We talked Stewart up as a sneaky start and he delivered! He highlighted the game with a career-long 69-yard TD run. Stewart gets a shot at the Bucs next week. If Williams misses another game, look for Stewart to continue his RB2 ways.

By Mike Wright, Panthers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 3:52pm EST

Jonathan Stewart's counterpart, DeAngelo Williams, has a fracture in his right middle finger. Williams is considered day-to-day, but could miss Sunday's game against the Saints. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stewart would become a tremendous RB fill in if DWill can't play. With the fantasy playoffs beginning and running backs always a premium, Stewart against a helpless Saints rushing defense could be a tide-changing roster move. He should be grabbed in all 12-team formats on the chance that Williams sits.

By Scott Ellinwood, Panthers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 30th 8:50pm EST

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart carried 12 times for 85 yards and caught two passes for 25 more in Carolina's Week 13 loss to the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Stewart failed to reach the end zone, but had a strong day otherwise averaging more than seven yards per carry. Stewart will continue to have his opportunities limited as the Panthers are typically playing from behind. Stewart should be regarded as a quality bench option in light of his production limitations.

By Mike Wright, Panthers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 2:20pm EST

Jonathan Stewart ran the ball 8 times for 46 yards in Thursday's loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: DeAngelo Williams got the start, but was out-touched by Stewart. As was expected, the Panther RBs are now cannibalizing the fantasy value of one another. Stewart should only be started in circumstances of extreme need while Williams is healthy.

By Brian Tesch, Panthers Correspondent, Tue, Oct 28th 10:02am EDT

Jonathan Stewart received 55 of 60 possible snaps Week 8, he was able to turn that into 16 carries and 3 receptions for 94 total yards. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Its one of the more underrated tragedies of our fantasy times that an extremely rare 80 grade athlete like Stewart has not only been relegated to a committee, but riddled by constant injuries. Things are seeming to break Steawrt's way, as the backfield has thinned out, and while DeAngelo Williams could return Thursday, Stewart has earned the lead role in the Carolina backfield. While not the monster he once was, Stewart is only 27 and ran with impressive thump and wiggle against the Seahawks. He's an RB2 if Williams cant go, and a FLEX play if he returns.

By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Tue, Oct 21st 1:56pm EDT

Jonathan Stewart returned from injury in Week 7 at Green Bay and rushed for 50 yards on 13 carries while getting the start. Unfortunately, 18 of those 50 yards came on 1 carry. He also added 1 reception on 2 targets and that went for 12 yards.

Fantasy Impact: After his first game action since his injury you will need to keep an eye on practice reports this week to see if he needs rest or is full go. Stewart if healthy will start Week 8 in Charlotte against a Seahawks team who gave up the 7th most fantasy points to running backs this past week in St. Louis.

By Mike Wright, Panthers Correspondent, Sat, Oct 18th 4:39pm EDT

Jonathan Stewart is returning from his injury and will get the start on Sunday against Green Bay. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Green Bay has been beatable on the ground, so this is great news for Stewart. Stewart's talent has never been questioned, it has always been his health that has held him back. Currently healthy with a decent matchup, look for Stewart to produce low-end RB2 numbers.

By Brian Tesch, Panthers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 11:48am EDT

Jonathan Stewart had hoped to suit up for Week 6, but has been declared inactive. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Stewart will be a sleeper start candidate when he returns in either Week 7 or Week 8, but as of now get him out of your lineups asap.

By Mike Wright, Panthers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 5:31pm EDT

Jonathan Stewart sprained his knee during Sunday's game against the Steelers. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is not good for a very talented individual that is rightly labeled injury prone. He has also shown he is a slow healer. Williams will take over the Carolina backfield with Tolbert hurt as well. Stewart is droppable in 12 team leagues.

By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 18th 5:46pm EDT

DeAngelo Williams did not practice Thursday and Mike Tolbert was limited, meaning Jonathan Stewart could be responsible for most of the load Sunday Night.

Fantasy Impact: Jonathan Stewart would face a Steelers defense allowing the 8th most fantasy points and 2nd most rushing yards to running backs. Check back to see if Williams and Tolbert are active Sunday night.

By Mike Wright, Panthers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 16th 1:10pm EDT

Jonathan Stewart filled in for the injured DeAngelo Williams during Sunday's game against Detroit. He had moderate success, running the ball 15 times for 37 yards with a TD. He also caught 1 pass for 22 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Stewart will be worth a look on the waiver wire this week. DWill's status for next week is still unknown and it is a solid fantasy matchup against Pittsburgh. Mike Tolbert also got a little banged up during the game. Monitor Williams' status through the week. If he sits out, Stewart will be a great fill in option for fantasy.

By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 7:05pm EDT

Jonathan Stewart gained just 20 yards on 9 carries for a putrid 2.2 yard per carry average. Stewart earned 30% of his total yardage on his longest tote of 6 yards. However Jonathan did catch all 3 of his targets for 17 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Last year Stewart was a serviceable RB2/3 in (PPR) point per reception leagues last year and those in deeper leagues need to keep an eye on his usage. An injury to either DeAngelo Williams or Mike Tolbert would make Stewart a solid RB2 in PPR leagues.

By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Tue, Aug 12th 10:42am EDT

Coach Ron Rivera said on Monday that “we took a few shots at him. He took a few bumps, hit the ground a couple of times but he popped up and kept going. That’s good.” Jonathan Stewart said “my run motion coming out the gate, making cuts, all that stuff, is as fluid as I’ve been in a while, which is good,” and that “I don’t have to second-guess anything.” This morning (Tuesday) the Carolina Panthers twitter feed noted that he’s ‘running great in practice’ and ‘looks fast as ever.’ (Source: Charlotte Observer)

Fantasy Impact: Stewart returned to his first training camp action on Sunday and has practiced three consecutive days without rest or a setback. If this progress continues, he’s expected to see his first game action this Sunday night. When healthy Jonathan Stewart is the best of the three Carolina running backs and does offer some upside in PPR formats. Stewart even participated in goal line drills yesterday. He’s worthy of a late round flier.

By Scott Whitfield, Panthers Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 1:32pm EDT

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said Jonathan Stewart will likely be out 1-2 weeks recovering from a hamstring injury. Steve Reed went on to say in subsequent tweets that Rivera said it wasn’t as serious as hamstrings can be and that he’ll participate in some walkthroughs. (Source: Steve Reed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jonathan Stewart was recovering from offseason ankle surgery and like many injury recoveries, that has lead to an injury in a support area of the body. When healthy, Stewart is a quality RB3 or Flex and even a strong RB2 when getting the bulk of the carries. He is a veteran and knows the system, but a return for week 3 of the preseason would give fantasy owners a better idea of his health heading into the regular season.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Dec 20th
The Browns were gashed by the Bengals running game, Stewart has emerged as a RB2 to close the fantasy season.
Rotoworld | Dec 19th
Coach Ron Rivera announced Jonathan Stewart will start Week 16 against the Browns.
RotoBaller | Dec 14th
BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: Stewart had his best game of the season last week, getting 20 carries against the Saints for 155 yards and a TD worth 21.50 standard fantasy points. Stewart is going into a nice matchup against an underachieving Buccaneers run defense who has given up an average of 28.8 fantasy […]
ESPN | Dec 10th
After a huge Week 14, can you count on RB Jonathan Stewart this week?
The Fantasy Fix | Dec 9th
Week 14 of the National Football League is in the books. And with that, football fans are looking towards the fantasy football waiver wire to see if their team can be improved in any way as they continue their push for a fantasy football championship. Before we get to this week’s potential waiver wire pickups, […]
ESPN | Dec 9th
Christopher Harris lists the top waiver-wire targets to consider heading into Week 15.
RotoBaller | Dec 5th
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 58% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: With the recent news the DeAngelo Williams is nursing a hand injury, and virtually certain to miss the Week 14 game versus New Orleans, Jonathan Stewart becomes an interesting name to consider grabbing off the waiver wire. The Carolina running game has been weak for […]
RotoBaller | Oct 28th
BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues Owned in 56% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Well, this a nice resurgence.  Had it not been for Jonathan Stewart‘s strong play in Week 8, the Panthers may have had the opportunity to fail miserably in the red-zone against the Seahawks.  He rushed for 79 yards on 16 carries and […]
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