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RB Jonathan Stewart - Carolina Panthers

5-10, 235Born: 3-21-1987College: OregonDrafted: Round 1, pick 13

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Stewart was the last man standing in the Panthers backfield on Sunday, and while he didn't generate big gains, he scored and showed he can at least provide flex value if DeAngelo Williams misses more time. Williams is looking good to return against the Steelers, but Stewart has at least proven he is roster-worthy.

Week 3: vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. DeAngelo Williams began practicing again this week after sitting out Week 2 due to a thigh injury - if he makes it through practices this week without aggravating his injury, he'll share time with Jonathan Stewart this week. Stewart had an unimpressive 15/37/1 rushing with a nice 22 yard reception last week - the TD saved his fantasy owners from mediocrity in Week 2. Mike Tolbert was stuffed for 4/-5/0 rushing but added 3/33/0 receiving in the blowout win over Detroit last week. The Steelers' rush D was humiliated by the Browns' backups on Sunday, eventually allowing 30/183/2 to the Cleveland backs. Then Pittsburgh coughed up 36/157/0 rushing to the Ravens in Week 2 - they are currently ranked 29th in the NFL averaging 170 rushing yards allowed per game. Whoever gets on the field vs. Pittsburgh has a nice matchup to exploit this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at TB 9 20 0 3 3 17 0 0
2 vs DET 15 37 1 1 1 22 0 0
3 vs PIT PROJ-Dodds 8 * * 1 * * *
3 vs PIT PROJ-Tremblay 9 * * 2 * * *
3 vs PIT PROJ-Bloom 8 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs TB (9 / 20 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)

After a long spell of will he, won't he rhetoric being thrown around in the media and, indeed, perhaps in his own mind, Jonathan Stewart made a solid if unspectacular return to the Panthers' backfield. Ably spelling DeAngelo Williams, Stewart earned the tough yards he gained between the tackles as the Bucs clamped down on the rushing attack early. Stewart played his part in the passing game too, scooting upfield on a well-executed screen pass. Stewart was solid in pass protection as usual, stoning rushers and diverting blitzers to give his quarterback time. Although not a big statistical outing for Stewart, it is clear his unique blend of power, speed and elusiveness is still very much intact.

2014 Week 2 vs DET (15 / 37 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)

Although the box score will not reflect it, Jonathan Stewart played like a bull in a china shop against the Lions, getting stronger as the game progressed. It was tough sledding against the Detroit front seven throughout, but Stewart consistently powered through tacklers and fought for extra yardage. On an early screen pass, Stewart seemed to be bottled up but showed great second effort to break a pair of tackles and tack on an extra five yards. Stewart got the bulk of the work with backfield mate DeAngelo Williams missing out due to injury and made his case for more work going forward with a no-nonsense performance. Stewart bulled into the end zone for a deserved touchdown in the fourth quarter, refusing to go down on first contact as he weaved his way to pay dirt with a smooth spin move.

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Latest News

Panthers | DeAngelo Williams inactive today (Sun Sep 14, 11:42 AM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is officially inactive for Week 2 Sunday, Sept. 14.

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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams running on field (Sun Sep 14, 11:03 AM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is running on the field under the supervision of strength coaches Sunday, Sept. 14.

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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams expected to sit (Sun Sep 14, 09:24 AM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is expected to sit out of the Week 2 game. RB Jonathan Stewart would start in his place.

Our View: Stewart is still just a flex play as a committee back in an unexciting offense.
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Schedule

3vs Pittsburgh Steelers
4@ Baltimore Ravens
5vs Chicago Bears
6@ Cincinnati Bengals
7@ Green Bay Packers
8vs Seattle Seahawks
9vs New Orleans Saints
10@ Philadelphia Eagles
11vs Atlanta Falcons
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Minnesota Vikings
14@ New Orleans Saints
15vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16vs Cleveland Browns
17@ Atlanta Falcons