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Jonathan Stewart | Running Back | #28

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 240
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (13) / CAR
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Jonathan Stewart rushed 11 times for 51 yards in the Panthers' Wild Card loss to the Saints.
Stewart opened both halves with long runs, but he was mostly bottled up otherwise. It is a fitting end to a season which saw Stewart top 70 yards just twice despite almost 200 carries in 15 games. He did find the end zone seven times and now has 23 total scores in the last three seasons. If the Panthers bring him back at his $1.9 million salary, Stewart should be in for a similar role next season. Jan 7 - 8:45 PM

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Jonathan Stewart (back) wasn't listed on the Panthers' final injury report for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Saints.

Stewart was a surprise scratch last week after having his back tighten up hours before Carolina's regular season finale in Atlanta, but it was never thought to be a serious injury. He'll lead the backfield in Sunday's playoff opener with impressive rookie Christian McCaffrey occupying his usual role on passing downs. On a slate that also includes Todd Gurley, Leonard Fournette, Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt, J-Stew won't be high-owned in DFS this week.
Jan 5 - 1:05 PM

Updating an earlier report, Jonathan Stewart (back) was upgraded to full practice on Thursday.

As expected, he'll be ready to go for Sunday's Wild Card game in New Orleans. J-Stew averaged 4.43 yards per carry with one touchdown in two games against the Saints earlier this year.
Jan 4 - 2:35 PM

Jonathan Stewart (back) is practicing Thursday.

It is his second session in a row after coach Ron Rivera said he expected the running back to "be fine." Despite sitting out the season finale, Stewart looks on track to play Sunday against the Saints.
Jan 4 - 11:26 AM

Jonathan Stewart (back) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

As expected, Stewart will be fine for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Saints.
Jan 3 - 2:34 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects Jonathan Stewart (back) to "be fine."

Stewart's back tightened up on Sunday morning, but he reportedly told the coach he is "feeling better already." It would be a surprise if he is not ready to face the Saints on Sunday.
Jan 1 - 12:56 PM

Panthers declared RB Jonathan Stewart, S Kurt Coleman, QB Garrett Gilbert, CB LaDarius Gunter, WR Mose Frazier, DE Zach Moore and G Trai Turner inactive for Week 17 against the Falcons.

Stewart's back tightened up Sunday morning. He tried to give it a go in pregame warmups but the Panthers decided to hold him out. Had he played, it would have been Stewart's first year without an absence since 2011. Stewart will finish the year with 680 rushing yards, his fewest since 2013. J-Stew produced just two touchdowns in his first 10 games of the year but finished strong by visiting the end zone five times over his last five outings. Set to turn 31 in March, Stewart has devolved into little more than a touchdown-or-bust fantasy option. We imagine he'll see fewer carries next year as first-round pick Christian McCaffrey takes the next step in his development. Stewart's contract runs through 2018.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:01:00 PM

Jonathan Stewart rushed seven times for 19 yards in the Panthers' Week 16 win over the Bucs.

He caught a pass but lost one yard on it. Since his outlier three-touchdown Week 14, Stewart has rushed for 46 yards on 18 carries in the past two games. He'll again be a TD-or-bust RB3 in Week 17 against the Falcons.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:45:00 PM

Jonathan Stewart rushed 11 times for 27 yards in the Panthers' Week 15 win over the Packers.

J-Stew added a nine-yard reception. It was a predictable comedown after last week's out-of-nowhere eruption. With Cam Newton running well and the Packers leaving pass catchers completely uncovered, the Panthers didn't need J-Stew's grinding. He'll be a touchdown-or-bust RB3 for the fantasy finals against the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 05:52:00 PM

Jonathan Stewart rushed 16 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers' 31-24, Week 14 win over the Vikings.

Like normal, Stewart didn't catch a pass on one target as a receiver. Stewart got things started with a monster 60-yard touchdown run in the first quarter on a perfectly-blocked play by the offensive line. Stewart exploded through the hole and ran untouched to the end zone. He later scored a pair of goal-line plunges from the one-yard line with the second being a superman over the top of the line with less than two minutes left in regulation when the game was tied 24-24. Stewart's big game comes out of nowhere against one of the league's best run defenses. He'll be a TD-or-bust RB3 next week at home against the Packers.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:11:00 PM

Jonathan Stewart (foot) is practicing Thursday.

He was "full." Wednesday was just a maintenance day. Stewart will be a touchdown-or-bust fantasy option against the Vikings.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 12:33:00 PM

Jonathan Stewart (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Stewart has long battled foot, ankle, and toe problems. This could easily be a veteran maintenance day for him, but we'll have to see his status Thursday and Friday. Stewart has been a TD-or-bust RB3 all season.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 02:22:00 PM

Jonathan Stewart rushed 11 times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 13 loss to the Saints.

Stewart's score was a two-yard plunge in the first quarter. It was his third rushing touchdown in five weeks after he went seven games without one to begin the season. There was a scary moment in the second quarter where Stewart got his left leg pretzeled at the end of a run, but he didn't miss any time. Stewart will be a low-end RB3 for next week's tangle with the Vikings.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 07:51:00 PM

Jonathan Stewart earned 26 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries Sunday in the Panthers’ Week 12 win over the Jets.

As usual, he wasn’t targeted in the passing game. Stewart was stuffed on his first goal-line attempt in the second quarter but redeemed himself by scoring from two yards out late in the third quarter. He out-touched Christian McCaffrey 15-9, though McCaffrey held a decisive edge in yards from scrimmage (97-26). Stewart’s touchdown Sunday was only his third of the season. He’ll probably need another one to return value next week against the Saints.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 05:53:00 PM

Jonathan Stewart rushed 17 times for 110 yards in the Panthers' Week 10 win over the Dolphins.

It was his first 100-yard game of the season; Stewart's previous high was 68 yards in Week 4. He consistently ripped off chunks of yards against a previously stout Dolphins run defense that has simply cratered in recent weeks. The read-option worked with ease tonight, allowing all Panthers rushers plenty of space. Stewart wasn't targeted in the pass game and was one of the few players held out of the end zone, greatly limiting his fantasy production. He will be a touchdown-dependent RB3 against the Jets after the Panthers' bye.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 12:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Cam Newton
2Garrett Gilbert
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Cameron Artis-Payne
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Christian McCaffrey
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Alex Armah
WR11Devin Funchess
2Russell Shepard
3Fred Ross
4Rasheed Bailey
5Jamaal Jones
WR21Curtis Samuel
2Kaelin Clay
3Damiere Byrd
4Mose Frazier
5Austin Duke
WR31Russell Shepard
TE1Greg Olsen
2Chris Manhertz
3Scott Simonson
4Evan Baylis
5Kent Taylor
LT1Matt Kalil
2Blaine Clausell
3John Theus
LG1David Yankey
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
3Greg Van Roten
RG1Trai Turner
2Dorian Johnson
RT1Daryl Williams
2Taylor Moton
3Dan France