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Jonathan Stewart | Running Back | #28

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 240
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (13) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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Jonathan Stewart rushed 19 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' Week 6 loss to the Saints.
Returning after missing three weeks with a hamstring strain, Stewart got right back in the mix of things. Both of his touchdowns were goal-line plunges from two yards and one yard out. If Cam Newton hadn't been in his first game back from a concussion, he likely would have vultured those touchdown opportunities from Stewart. It's possible OC Mike Shula starts dialing up more scoring looks for Stewart to protect Newton. The Panthers head into their bye before hosting the Cardinals in Week 8. Stewart will be an RB2/flex option. Oct 16 - 5:33 PM

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Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is active for Week 6 against the Saints.

He's back after missing the previous three weeks. With Stewart back, Cameron Artis-Payne is a healthy scratch. Stewart needs to be started in season-long leagues as an RB2 in a delicious date at the Superdome.
Oct 16 - 12:05 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) will play in Sunday's Week 6 game against the Saints.

J-Stew's return was widely expected but Rapsheet's report makes it official. It shouldn't take Stewart long to dust off the cobwebs in a dream matchup Sunday against New Orleans. He'll return to RB2 status immediately. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker won't be relevant in fantasy with Stewart back in the workhorse role.
Oct 16 - 8:49 AM

Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is questionable for Week 6 against the Saints.

He expects to play Sunday after missing the previous three games. Any and every notable offensive skill player from this Panthers-Saints games needs to be in fantasy lineups Week 6. Stewart checks in as a solid RB2.
Oct 14 - 1:04 PM

Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) said he's "ready to go" for Week 6 against the Saints.

Stewart practiced in full on Thursday, and said he's "definitely" playing on Sunday. It will be his first game back after missing the last three weeks with a strained hamstring. Stewart should resume workhorse duties in a top-notch matchup with the Saints. He's a locked-in RB2. Daily Slant: Stewart is criminally underpriced given the match-up if he’s a full go on Sunday. The Saints have allowed the most FPPG to RBs (they did the same last season) and Stewart has ravaged them over the last three meetings, finishing with 5.3 yards per carry over that span with 289 yards and 2 TDs. New Orleans allowed 217 yards and 3 TDs to the Falcons on 31 carries (7.0 YPC), and allowed 26/167/3 (6.4 YPC) to the Raiders back in Week 1.
Oct 13 - 2:01 PM

Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) practiced on Thursday.

He could be listed as limited again, but Stewart is clearly on track to play this week against the Saints. He will be a low-end RB2 in that matchup.
Oct 13 - 11:09 AM

Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

After missing the previous three games with a strained hammy, Stewart is expected to resume lead-back duties against the Saints. He'll be an RB2/flex play.
Oct 12 - 3:36 PM

According to ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton, Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) "appears set to return" this week against the Saints.

Coach Ron Rivera said over the weekend that he was "pretty comfortable" Stewart would be back for Week 6. He's missed the past three games after pulling his hammy Week 2. The Panthers need Stewart's toughness and hard running inside, as Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker have provided very little in the run game outside of the second half of this past Monday night.
Oct 12 - 9:13 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he is "pretty comfortable" Jonathan Stewart (hamstring, out) will play Week 6.

Stewart has been ruled out for Monday night, but he has a great chance to return next week against the Saints. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker will once again share the load against the Bucs on Monday night.
Oct 8 - 1:14 PM

Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 5 against the Bucs.

Stewart ramped up his activity this week, suggesting he could return next week against the Saints. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker will once again split work with Stewart sidelined. Neither is an appealing fantasy option, but the Bucs are extremely banged up along the defensive line.
Source: ESPN
Oct 8 - 12:54 PM

Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is not practicing Friday.

He's ramped up his rehab this week, but Stewart looks to be at least another week away. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker will continue to fill in.
Oct 7 - 10:53 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is "heading in the right direction."

Stewart didn't practice Thursday and probably won't play this week, but it appears he's taken a few steps forward in his recovery. He's been rehabbing on an underwater treadmill and has also done some sled-pulling. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker have shared the backfield in his absence. Neither have been appealing fantasy options.
Oct 6 - 2:59 PM

Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) was at practice but not wearing pads Thursday.

It suggests he could get in some limited work, but he could also be listed as DNP again. Stewart is clearly nearing a return, but his status for this week is completely up in the air. We should know more by Saturday.
Oct 6 - 11:22 AM

Panthers declared RB Jonathan Stewart, DT Vernon Butler, WR Damiere Byrd, CB Teddy Williams, LB Jeremy Cash, LT Michael Oher and DE Larry Webster.

Stewart is week to week. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker will form a 1-2 punch with Mike Tolbert mixing in. Oher is week to week with a concussion.
Oct 2 - 11:42 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could miss up to four weeks.

Including this week's absence, Stewart has now missed 25 games since the start of 2012. Stewart is an effective workhorse when healthy but that's rarely been the case. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker saw similar workloads last week with Artis-Payne going for 58 yards on 13 touches while Whittaker tallied 56 yards on 10 touches. Until a frontrunner emerges from the Carolina backfield, it's hard to endorse either of them as anything more than flex plays.
Sep 29 - 3:03 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Corey Brown
3Brenton Bersin
WR21Ted Ginn
2Devin Funchess
3Damiere Byrd
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
4Chris Manhertz
LT1Michael Oher
2Daryl Williams
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Chris Scott
C1Ryan Kalil
2Gino Gradkowski
RG1Trai Turner
RT1Mike Remmers
2Donald Hawkins
K1Graham Gano