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RB Jonathan Stewart - Carolina Panthers

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

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Jonathan Stewart missed Week 3 with a hamstring injury, and will likely miss Week 4 and possibly Week 4 as well.

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 26): Stewart (hamstring injury) was listed as out on Friday's injury report, didn't practice at all last week, and he was inactive on Sunday as expected.

General News (Thu Sep 29): did not practice on Thursday. Stewart will not be able to play in Week 4, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera indicated he is not sure about a possible timetable for Stewart.

General News (Wed Sep 28): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 4: at Atlanta Falcons

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Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Not much went right for the Panthers' offense against the Vikings - they did get 28/105/1 rushing out of their multi-headed committee, led by Cameron Artis-Payne's 12/47/0 rushing (with 1/11/0 receiving), while Cam Newton ran in the lone TD of the day (7/26/1). Fozzy Whittaker (5/22/0 rushing with six targets for 5/34/0 receiving) was very involved as well. Expect the Panthers to stick with the multi-faceted committee until Jonathan Stewart (hamstring injury) can get back into action. The Falcons' rush D allowed 23/115/1 to the Saints during their 45-32 shootout victory on Monday Night Football - to date, Atlanta averages 120.0 rushing yards allowed per game (22nd in the NFL) with two rushing scores given out. Atlanta has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs on average (25.2) - this is not a shut-down defensive front, friends. Advantage, Carolina.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 at DEN 43 15 64 0 1 0 0 0 0 6.4
2 vs SF 10 5 9 0 2 2 7 0 0 1.6
4 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
4 at ATL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 2 vs SF (5 / 9 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

Jonathan Stewart started off the game with some menacing carries, looking spry and ready for the physical contest it promised to be. He took advantage of some excellent down blocks on his first carry, dashing between right guard and right tackle to crease the 49ers defense for 10 yards. Lined up as a receiver, he caught a couple of check down passes from Cam Newton. Not long after that, however, he sustained a hamstring injury that forced him to leave the game. He played no further part as Fozzy Whittaker took the lion's share of the touches.

2016 Week 1 vs DEN (15 / 64 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

A determined and unrelenting display of power, speed and guile is what the Panthers have come to expect from Jonathan Stewart, and the bruising back did not disappoint. Stewart set the tone early on the ground, fighting for extra yards and looking fresh as he absorbed a barrage of hits from the Broncos defense. Stewart showed terrific vision and patience as he methodically scanned the line of scrimmage for the narrowest of openings to exploit. The use of the zone read allowed Carolina to exploit the aggressiveness of the Denver defense, and Stewart and Cam Newton combined well in the early stages, particularly on a run off left tackle in which Stewart made a tackler miss and proceeded to shoot a gap between two defenders for a first down. Stewart had no explosive runs, but his sustaining force kept the offense on schedule; he consistently turned what would have been short gains into longer ones. The offensive line provided an excellent platform, but the Broncos and perhaps the altitude made that task more difficult in the second half and the line's blocks steadily fell off in quality. Stewart was removed from the line-up in the two-minute drill as the Panthers opted for the shifty back Fozzy Whittaker, who assumed the passing down role with Cameron Artis-Payne inactive.

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Latest News

Panthers | Jonathan Stewart to miss Week 4 (Thu Sep 29, 03:29 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) will not be able to play in Week 4, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera indicated he is not sure about a possible timetable for Stewart.

Our View: As expected, the hamstring continues to be tricky. Cameron Artis-Payne will likely lead in carries, though he's no better than an RB3. Fozzy Whittaker has a shot to reach RB4 numbers but Mike Tolbert is too risky for more than RB6 production.
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Panthers | Jonathan Stewart sits again (Thu Sep 29, 03:01 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

Our View: It's really hard to know exactly how the carries will get doled out, but Cameron Artis-Payne is the best bet for points, though at most he is an RB3. Fozzy Whittaker should put up RB4 numbers while Mike Tolbert brings up the rear as an RB6.
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Panthers | Jonathan Stewart out of practice (Wed Sep 28, 12:36 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is out of practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Our View: Cameron Artis-Payne should start for the Panthers again this week. The rookie is worth considering as a RB3/flex play in Week 4 against the Falcons.
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Panthers | Week 3 Inactives (Sun Sep 25, 11:43 AM) - The Carolina Panthers have declared WR Brenton Bersin, WR Damiere Byrd, SS Jeremy Cash, RB Jonathan Stewart, DL Ryan Delaire, CB Teddy Williams, OG Tyler Larsen inactive for Week 3.

Our View: The Panthers will employ a three-back committee with Cameron Artis-Payne, Mike Tolbert, and Fozzy Whittaker to replace Stewart, so there's no obvious play in his place.

Panthers | Jonathan Stewart ruled out for Week 3 (Fri Sep 23, 01:54 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings. Head coach Ron Rivera said he expects Stewart to miss two to three weeks.

Our View: The Panthers will employ a three-RB committee of Cameron Artis-Payne, Fozzy Whittaker, and Mike Tolbert, making none of them worth consideration except in the deepest of leagues.
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Schedule

4@ Atlanta Falcons
5vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6@ New Orleans Saints
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Arizona Cardinals
9@ Los Angeles Rams
10vs Kansas City Chiefs
11vs New Orleans Saints
12@ Oakland Raiders
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14vs San Diego Chargers
15@ Washington Redskins
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers