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Jonathan Stewart is finally healthy

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 10:50am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is healthy now, as healthy as he's been since the 2011 season. "Very excited about having Jonathan on the field," coach Ron Rivera said after Wednesday's workout. "He's healthy again. He's moving the way we need him to move. I like what we're getting out of him. "Even Jonathan is saying this is the first time he's been healthy [in a while]. So that's a good thing." Rivera said Stewart doesn't need to be a 1,000-yard rusher to be effective. He just needs Stewart to be more effective than he was a year ago when he spent the first seven games on the physically unable to perform list and then missed the last three games after suffering a knee injury at New Orleans. "We need to be able to rush for 100 yards a game like we did last year," Rivera said. "That's one of the things that really helped us out [last season]. We ran the ball well, we controlled the clock, we controlled the tempo of the game."

Fantasy Impact:
Stewart is in a timeshare with DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert, so his fantasy value is pretty low at this point in the offseason. But he's a talented runner and could work his way into RB3/flex status if he stays healthy and gets 8-12 touches per game.

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Steve Smith IN, Jonathan Stewart OUT for Panthers

Sunday, January 12, 2014, 12:02pm

Panthers Inactives Travis Bond OG Dan Connor ILB Wes Horton DE Tavarres King WR Marvin McNutt WR Josh Norman CB Jonathan Stewart RB

Fantasy Impact:
Steve Smith is active, but not 100% for today's matchup. Expect a heavy dose of DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert with Jonathan Stewart out.

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:22pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) missed practice again Thursday. With Stewart likely out again, DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert will continue to share the work in the Carolina backfield.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:36pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee, out) has been ruled out for Week 16. With Stewart sidelined, both DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert produced last week and have a chance to do so again this week against the Saints.

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 6:43pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Stewart is not expected to play, so DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert will see extra snaps/touches.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 6:32pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) did not practice Wednesday. He’s not expected back this week. DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert are Sneaky Starts in a mediocre matchup against the Saints.

Friday, December 13, 2013, 6:50pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee, out) has been ruled out for Week 15. Stewart has a torn MCL and is out for Week 15. DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert will see extra work against a tough Jets rush defense (that was gashed by Marcel Reece in Week 14).

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:28pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Stewart has a torn MCL and is out for Week 15. DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert will see extra work against a tough Jets rush defense (that was gashed by Marcel Reece in Week 14).

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:08pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Stewart has a torn MCL and is out for Week 15. DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert will see extra work against a tough Jets rush defense (that was gashed by Marcel Reece in Week 14).

Jonathan Stewart has torn MCL

Monday, December 9, 2013, 9:54am

Joe Person on Twitter - [Full Article]

Panthers spokesman says RB Jonathan Stewart did tear his MCL.

Fantasy Impact:
The Panthers are apparently holding out hope Stewart will return in Week 17, but that's probably a stretch. For now, the RB situation in Carolina looks a little clearer from a fantasy perspective as DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert will now carry the load, most likely the rest of the way.

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7:11pm

Panthers Inactives Frank Alexander DE Kenjon Barner RB Tavarres King WR Marvin McNutt WR Josh Norman CB Chris Scott G Jordan Senn LB

Fantasy Impact:
DeAngelo Williams is expected to get the start at RB with Mike Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart working in.

Friday, December 6, 2013, 5:49pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14. Tolbert is a desperation start on the off chance that he scores a TD.

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6:40pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Tolbert is a desperation start on the off chance that he scores a TD.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:36pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Tolbert is a desperation start on the off chance that he scores a TD.

Monday, December 2, 2013, 10:04am

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

Panthers HC Ron Rivera said after the game he expects running back DeAngelo Williams (quad) to practice on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact:
If he does return, the Panthers go back to the dreaded three-headed RB monster of Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert.