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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.

Breaking Football | Oct 24th
Seattle D bending a lot lately and getting run on past 2 weeks. He's at home so could be worth a gamble
RotoBaller | Oct 9th
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues as Bye or Injury Replacement IF Active Owned in 50% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Stewart didn’t practice Wednesday, but he has not yet been ruled out for Sunday’s Week 6 game against the Bengals. Despite having a quarterback who likes to run the ball, the quarterback actually hasn’t been […]
Breaking Football | Sep 23rd
Sunday night’s game could not have gone much worse for the Panthers. Already very thin at the running back position with DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whittaker sidelined, Carolina saw Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert leave the game with leg injuries. Initial reports claimed Jonathan Stewart’s injury to be a knee contusion but have since been revealed as a “severe” knee spra...
RotoBaller | Sep 12th
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues Owned in 58% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Jonathan Stewart has been the most talented running back in Carolina for several years now, but the presence of DeAngelo Williams and some injuries have mostly kept Stewart from being a viable and reliable RB starter for fantasy football during that time. But if Williams were to […]