RB Jonathan Stewart - Carolina Panthers
|5-10, 235||Born: 3-21-1987||College: Oregon||Drafted: Round 1, pick 13|
He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 13): Stewart was unable to practice on Wednesday last week due to his injured knee, he was limited in the other practice sessions, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as questionable to play on Friday. The feeling is that the team is optimistic that he'll be back this week.
General News (Fri Oct 17): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.
General News (Thu Oct 16): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Oct 15): practiced fully on Wednesday. Stewart said his knee is feeling better and expects to play in Week 7.
General News (Tue Oct 14): is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Week 7: at Green Bay Packers
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Cam Newton (17/107/1 rushing) had as many rushes last weekend as the backup running backs managed (Fozzy Whittaker posted 9/25/1 rushing with 2/27/0 receiving, while Darrin Reaves managed 8/15/0 rushing and 1/4/0 receiving) as the Panthers battled the Bengals to a 37-37 tie. The injury news at midweek indicates that Jonathan Stewart is the 'starter' closest to returning for the Panthers, but he is no sure bet to play a full game in his first week back in game action. Frankly, unless you have Cam Newton on your roster, we'd advise you to avoid this backfield if you can do so. The Packers' rush D is ranked 32nd in the NFL averaging 154.5 yards allowed per game, with seven rushing scores handed out to date. Miami managed 23/112/1 rushing vs. Green Bay last week; Minnesota had 25/111/1 two games back. As you can see, the Packers' defensive front is getting a little stouter as the weeks go by, but they are far from solid even so. Two struggling units face off in this matchup - the injury situation remains ugly for the Panthers but this is a neutral matchup for Newton and his side-kicks Stewart, Whittaker and Reaves.
Recent Stats and Projections
Latest NewsPanthers | Jonathan Stewart to start (Fri Oct 17, 05:57 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) will start in the team's Week 7 game, according to head coach Ron Rivera. link to story Panthers | Jonathan Stewart probable (Fri Oct 17, 02:08 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as probable for Week 7. Our View: Consider Stewart a "what the heck flex" as the Panthers running game has been stuck in neutral. He could have a solid stat line on sheer volume against the porous Packers run defense, although Cam Newton is more likely to score on the ground at the goal line now that he's healthy.
link to story Panthers | Jonathan Stewart a full participant again (Thu Oct 16, 04:25 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 16. Our View: Stewart should get the start and most of the carries, but isn't more than a an RB3/flex guy. Buyer beware, he wasn't looking good in the 15 seconds (give or take a few) he was healthy earlier this year.
link to story Panthers | Jonathan Stewart expects to start (Thu Oct 16, 11:48 AM) - Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) said he will start in the team's Week 7 game. Our View: He'll start but remains no more than a RB3, though if Darrin Reaves is out completely, he might fill in as a low-end RB2.
link to story Panthers | Jonathan Stewart expects to play (Wed Oct 15, 03:46 PM) - Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) said he is feeling better and expects to play in Week 7. Our View: Awesome....most fantasy owners should be avoiding this backfield. If you're desperate, then you can put in Stewart as a 'what the heck' flex.
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