Jonathan Stewart

Jonathan Stewart

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 240 lbsAge: 30College: OregonDrafted: #13 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
3rd easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #97
Best / Worst #30 / #208
ADP #99


Jonathan Stewart gets two carries in preseason opener

Jonathan Stewart saw two carries for four yards in the Panthers' preseason win over the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Impact

It's unclear how the Panthers will use Stewart after the team drafted Christian McCaffrey. Regardless, Stewart's late ADP suggests he'll likely be a value pick this season.

Caleb Baggette1 week ago
Jonathan Stewart could still have a significant role in 2017

Carolina Panthers beat writer Max Henson believes running back Jonathan Stewart's role will not change in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

Despite the addition of Christian McCaffrey, Stewart's role is not expected to change this season. He "will continue to see the bulk of the carries," per Henson via This may come to a surprise to many fantasy football players as McCaffrey has been the talk of the Panthers' backfield despite never taking a snap in the NFL. At his current #38 overall ADP, the elusive rookie could be a reach that may not pan out for those targeting him that early. For Stewart, however, he'll likely maintain solid value at his current #102 overall ADP if these reports hold true.

Jonathan Stewart signs one-year extension with Panthers

Jonathan Stewart signs a one-year extension with the Panthers on Friday extending him through the 2018 season. Stewart was rumored to be a cap cut but now seems more likely to stay with the extension. However, the Panthers could still use their No. 8 pick on Leonard Fournette.

Fantasy Impact

Stewart finished last season with 824 yards rushing and nine touchdowns. However, he's not much of a factor in the passing game leaving him usually as a fourth or fifth round pick. A bonus for Stewart is the arrival of Matt Kahlil, a solid LT who will try to help rebuild their offensive line. If Fournette is drafted by the Panthers, that would push Stewart back to later rounds in re-draft leagues.

Sean Fitzpatrick21 weeks ago
Jonathan Stewart, Panthers could part ways in offseason

ESPN's David Newton believes the Carolina Panthers could "completely overhaul" the running back position by not retaining Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert or Fozzy Whittaker for the 2017 season.

Fantasy Impact

It appears the Panthers don't believe they have a "long-term" solution at running back -- Stewart will turn 30 in March, Tolbert is a situational short yardage back and Whittaker is a UFA. Stewart, who scored nine touchdowns in 2016 -- his most since accumulating 10 in 2009 -- is beginning to show signs of aging. His rushing attempts (218), yards (824) and YPC average (3.8) are all down from a year ago playing in the same amount of games (13). Although he is still under contract until 2019, the Panthers could elect to release Stewart "with a post-June 1 designation to save $6.25 million under the salary cap." With an NFL Draft approaching that is deep at running back, Carolina could target one of the draft's top prospects at the position, Leonard Fournette or Dalvin Cook, with their eighth overall selection.

Jonathan Stewart rushes for ninth touchdown of the season

In Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jonathan Stewart rushed for his ninth touchdown of the year. Stewart rushed 20 times for 65 yards, while adding a reception for seven yards.

Fantasy Impact

Stewart was given the rock 218 times this season. He's averaged 3.77 yards per carry for the year. Stewart is owed $8.25 million for next season and would carry a dead cap hit of $3.5 million for 2017 if cut. The Panthers will likely bring him back next season, along with some more help.

Austin Van Ryn33 weeks ago