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Jonathan Stewart | Running Back

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 235
College: Oregon
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Jonathan Stewart rushed 13 times for 50 yards in Carolina's Week 7 loss to the Packers, adding a 12-yard reception.
Active for the first time since Week 3, J-Stew out-touched backups Chris Ogbonnaya and Darrin Reaves 15-4. Stewart will remain the Panthers' clear starter for as long as DeAngelo Williams (knee) is sidelined, but won't offer more than RB3/FLEX value. Oct 19 - 6:24 PM

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Jonathan Stewart (knee) is officially active for Week 7 against the Packers.

With DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whittaker inactive, J-Stew will be backed up by Darrin Reaves and Chris Ogbonnaya against a Packers defense serving up the most rushing yards in the league. He's Rotoworld's No. 27 back for Week 7.
Oct 19 - 11:41 AM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) will start Sunday's Week 7 game against the Packers.

Stewart has been practicing in full this week and will return from a three-week absence. It's a favorable matchup against the Packers' league-worst run defense. Green Bay is surrendering over 154 yards per game on the ground. Stewart will likely see 12-15 carries. He's our No. 27 running back this week.
Oct 17 - 12:57 PM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) is practicing again Thursday.

He was "full." Stewart remains firmly on track to return as the clear-cut starter for Sunday's game against Green Bay's league-worst run defense. DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and Mike Tolbert (leg) are out. Darrin Reaves (calf) and Fozzy Whittaker (quad) are in serious doubt. Stewart projects to be backed up by Chris Ogbonnaya.
Oct 16 - 12:10 PM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) said he expects to play and start in Sunday's game against the Packers.

The oft-injured Stewart has been sidelined since spraining his MCL in Week 3. He'll return to a backfield that desperately needs him, as both DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and Mike Tolbert (leg) are out. If Stewart really is near 100 percent, he'd be a sneaky desperation flex play against a Packers defense ranked dead last in rushing yards allowed per game (154.5).
Oct 16 - 9:48 AM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) is practicing on Wednesday.

He's in full pads. Signs have been pointing to Stewart returning for Week 7 after back-to-back weeks of limited practices and questionable tags on the injury report. The Panthers badly need Stewart back in the fold after they were forced to run Cam Newton 17 times in Week 6 because of an injury-riddled backfield.
Oct 15 - 12:53 PM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) is inactive for Week 6 against the Bengals.

Stewart was listed as questionable. With DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert also still sidelined, Darrin Reaves and Chris Ogbonnaya will carry the load.
Oct 12 - 11:35 AM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) is questionable for Week 6 against the Bengals.

He's expected to be a game-time decision based on how his knee responds over the weekend. Coach Ron Rivera said if Stewart plays, he'll get the majority of the carries. Owners can't count on Stewart at less than 100 percent.
Oct 10 - 1:01 PM

Speaking Thursday, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said how Jonathan Stewart (knee) feels on Friday and Saturday will determine his Week 6 status.

Rivera stopped well short of guaranteeing Stewart would give it a go against the Bengals, leaving Darrin Reaves in play as the Panthers' starter. We'd guess the critical day for Stewart will be Friday, as how he bounces back from Thursday's return to practice will be key. Owners can't yet be counting on J-Stew as an RB3/FLEX.
Oct 9 - 3:55 PM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) returned to practice Thursday.

He was officially "limited." DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is not practicing. Stewart appears to have a real chance to suit up Sunday, but he'd be part of a committee with Darrin Reaves and is facing a Bengals defense at home and smarting from their Week 5 humiliation.
Oct 9 - 12:41 PM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) expects to return this week.

Stewart wasn't able to practice Wednesday, but coach Ron Rivera said he could be close to playing earlier in the week. The Panthers will be forced to go with a committee of Darrin Reaves and Chris Ogbonnaya again if Stewart doesn't return.
Oct 8 - 3:09 PM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) is not practicing on Wednesday.

Coach Ron Rivera didn't sound optimistic about Stewart's chances of playing Week 6. It'll remain a backfield to avoid with Darrin Reaves and Chris Ogbonnaya.
Oct 8 - 1:05 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (knee) is closer to returning than DeAngelo Williams (ankle).

It's still unclear if Stewart will be able to return for Week 6, but he's at least close. Meanwhile, Williams is still a ways off. Regardless, this entire backfield is a low-upside fantasy situation due to struggles in run-blocking, a hard-headed committee philosophy and a tough schedule. The Panthers face Cincy, Green Bay and Seattle in the next three weeks.
Oct 6 - 12:37 PM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 5.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera insisted Stewart took a "big step forward" in his recovery from a Week 4 knee sprain, but he's not going to play this week.
Oct 3 - 1:04 PM

Jonathan Stewart (knee) remained sidelined at practice Friday.

He's highly doubtful for Week 5 after missing the past two days. It'll be Darrin Reaves leading the committee, with Fozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya mixing in. Stewart will set his sights on a Week 6 return against the Bengals.
Oct 3 - 11:54 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Darrin Reaves
4Fozzy Whittaker
5Chris Ogbonnaya
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
3Philly Brown
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Jason Avant
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano