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Jonathan Stewart | Running Back

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 235
College: Oregon
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Jonathan Stewart rushed 10 times for 50 yards in Carolina's Week 4 win over the Bucs.
Stewart wasn't targeted in the passing game. Today was the first time all season J-Stew has cleared five yards per carry, but his 50 yards were a 2015 low. Stewart has been a major disappointment thus far, failing to clear 62 yards on the ground while scoring zero total touchdowns. With 25 percent of the year in the books, he's on pace for only 880 yards rushing, and 20 catches. We can't say the former will pick up based on how Stewart has been running. He'll be a middling RB2 when the Panthers came off their bye in Week 6 against the Seahawks. Oct 4 - 4:26 PM

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Jonathan Stewart (leg) is active for Week 4 against the Bucs.

As is Mike Tolbert (groin). J-Stew has been a disappointment thus far, but is a strong RB2 against the Bucs' weak defense. Inactive for the Panthers are WR Jerricho Cotchery, S Dean Marlowe, RB Brandon Wegher, LB Luke Kuechly, OT Daryl Williams, OL Amini Silatolu and WR Kevin Norwood.
Oct 4 - 11:36 AM

Jonathan Stewart (shin) returned to a full practice on Friday and is listed as probable for Week 4 against Tampa Bay.

It was his first appearance this week. Stewart saw his lightest workload of the year last week against New Orleans, carrying the ball 14 times for just 52 yards. Stewart's lack of efficiency is concerning but he's still getting enough volume to warrant low-end RB2 consideration.
Oct 2 - 11:42 AM

The Panthers are taking a "wait-and-see" approach with Jonathan Stewart's (knee) Week 4 availability.

The Charlotte Observer believes there's "some doubt" about Stewart's status. Stewart will be in grave danger of missing Sunday's game against the Bucs if he can't get in at least a limited session on Friday. Fozzy Whittaker, Cameron Artis-Payne and perhaps Mike Tolbert will form a committee if Stewart can't go. Tolbert is questionable with a groin issue.
Oct 1 - 2:42 PM

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) did not practice on Thursday.

Stewart has been dealing with a knee injury and was briefly forced from the Week 3 game against the Saints after taking a big shot to his leg. There still have been no indications Stewart will miss Week 4, but it would be very concerning if he is not at practice Friday. Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne would see expanded roles if Stewart is forced to miss.
Oct 1 - 11:40 AM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Stewart has been limited by his knee injury the last two games. Coach Ron Rivera hasn't expressed any concern over his Week 4 status. Despite his slow start, Stewart will be a quality RB2/flex play against the leaky Bucs defense.
Sep 30 - 6:49 PM

Jonathan Stewart rushed 14 times for 52 yards Week 3 against the Saints.

Stewart was briefly forced from the game with a leg injury, but he came back in to finish off the win. Stewart struggled to find room against the Saints and has now averaged less than four yards a carry in each of the first three weeks. More concerningly, Stewart was removed from the game in favor of Mike Tolbert when the Panthers entered the red zone. Not a real threat to score and not efficient with his touches, Stewart will be more of an RB2/FLEX next week against the Bucs.
Sep 27 - 5:56 PM

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart briefly exited the team's Week 3 game against the Saints with an apparent leg injury.

Stewart was slow to get up after a fourth-quarter run before limping off the field. He was seen with ice on his lower leg on the sideline, but he returned on the Panthers' next drive.
Sep 27 - 3:44 PM

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) is active for Week 3 against the Saints.

Despite being listed as questionable on the final injury report, there was never any real doubt Stewart would miss. He is a solid RB2 in a good matchup against New Orleans.
Sep 27 - 11:35 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jonathan Stewart (knee) "will play" Week 3 against the Saints.

There was never really any doubt despite the Panthers listing Stewart as questionable. Stewart is in a great spot this week; the only concern is that Cam Newton steals scoring opportunities. Treat Stewart as a locked-in RB2.
Sep 27 - 8:10 AM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) is questionable for Week 3 against the Saints.

Stewart missed practice Wednesday but returned to get in limited sessions Thursday and Friday. Panthers beat writers have expressed no concern about Stewart's game-day status for Sunday. Expectations are he'll be out there. It's a good spot for Stewart against a leaky New Orleans defense. If for some reason he misses, Carolina would turn to rookie Cameron Artis-Payne.
Sep 25 - 12:40 PM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) returned to Panthers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

The Panthers are managing their veteran back's reps. J-Stew is off to an underwhelming start, but his role and a nice Week 3 matchup in the Saints keep him firmly in the RB2 ranks.
Sep 24 - 5:45 PM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Stewart was also held out last Wednesday. The Panthers are likely managing his reps. Stewart is in the RB2 mix for Sunday's matchup with the Saints.
Sep 23 - 6:44 PM

Jonathan Stewart rushed 17 times for 62 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Texans.

Stewart only caught one pass for negative-three yards. He managed a long gain of 11 yards on the ground with J.J. Watt and Vince Wilfork dominating the point of attack for the Texans' defensive line. Stewart also lost out on a goal-line opportunity when Cam Newton Superman-ed into the end zone for a second-half rushing touchdown. Stewart is likely going to lose a ton of scoring chances to Newton this season, which is an obvious drain on his fantasy upside. Stewart will be in the RB2 conversation in Week 3 against the Saints at home.
Sep 20 - 5:43 PM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) returned to full practice on Thursday.

He sat out Wednesday's session but the Panthers were just giving him a breather. Stewart received 18 of Carolina's 21 running back carries in Week 1, and should assume a similar workload Sunday against Houston.
Sep 17 - 2:41 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Brandon Wegher
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
2Richie Brockel
WR11Corey Brown
2Devin Funchess
3Kevin Norwood
WR21Ted Ginn
2Jerricho Cotchery
3Brenton Bersin
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
LT1Michael Oher
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Amini Silatolu
C1Ryan Kalil
RG1Trai Turner
2Chris Scott
RT1Mike Remmers
2Daryl Williams
K1Graham Gano