Jonathan Stewart Fantasy News

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Stewart is expected to miss Week 4 and possibly another three games, per Ron Rivera. Cameron Artis-Payne should continue to lead the backfield in carries. He saw 48% of the running back touches, gaining a respectable 58 total yards against a very good Minnesota defense. This week, he faces the Falcons, who are #27 in RB aFPA. This is speculation, but Cam Newton is dealing with a foot injury, so the Panthers may be more inclined to hand the ball to CAP around the goal line.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Stewart is expected to miss Week 4. Cameron Artis-Payne should continue to lead the backfield. He saw 48% of the running back touches, gaining a respectable 58 total yards against a very good Minnesota defense. This week, he faces the Falcons, who are #27 in RB aFPA. This is speculation, but Cam Newton is dealing with a foot injury, so the Panthers may be more inclined to hand the ball to CAP around the goal line.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3. Stewart is going to miss this week, maybe longer. When he was sidelined for a three-game stretch late in the season, Cameron Artis-Payne turned 38 total touches into 210 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 4.60 YPC during that span and even though he’s been inactive the first two weeks (thanks to not having a role on special teams), he’ll most likely step into a lead back role with Stewart out for Week 3. Ron Rivera basically confirmed this earlier in the week by calling Fozzy Whittaker a change of pace back. Whittaker had a nice Week 2 and will be involved in the game plan.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Stewart is going to miss this week, maybe longer. When he was sidelined for a three-game stretch late in the season, Cameron Artis-Payne turned 38 total touches into 210 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 4.60 YPC during that span and even though he’s been inactive the first two weeks (thanks to not having a role on special teams), he’ll most likely step into a lead back role with Stewart out for Week 3. Ron Rivera basically confirmed this earlier in the week by calling Fozzy Whittaker a change of pace back. Whittaker had a nice Week 2 and will be involved in the game plan.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Stewart is going to miss this week, maybe longer. When he was sidelined for a three-game stretch late in the season, Cameron Artis-Payne turned 38 total touches into 210 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 4.60 YPC during that span and even though he’s been inactive the first two weeks (thanks to not having a role on special teams), he’ll most likely step into a lead back role with Stewart out for Week 3. Ron Rivera basically confirmed this earlier in the week by calling Fozzy Whittaker a change of pace back. Whittaker had a nice Week 2 and will be involved in the game plan.

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart to miss 'at least a week'

Monday, September 19, 2016, 1:34pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, the Panthers are awaiting the results of an MRI on running back Jonathan Stewart’s hamstring strain, but coach Ron Rivera said: “It’s going to be at least a week.”

Related players: Cameron Artis-Payne, Fozzy Whittaker, Mike Tolbert

Fantasy Impact:

Backup Fozzy Whittaker ran 16 times for 100 yards against the 49ers yesterday, but Rivera said they prefer to use him as a change-of-pace back, along with fullback Mike Tolbert. So with Stewart out this week against the Vikings, they could be starting Cameron Artis-Payne, who hasn’t played in either of this year’s games. With Stewart sidelined for a three-game stretch late in the season, Artis-Payne turned 38 total touches into 210 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 4.60 YPC during that span.

Steelers Beat: Team should experiment with Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams on field together

Monday, September 19, 2016, 7:46am

ESPN - [Full Article]

With Ben Roethlisberger and LeVeon Bell healthy, perhaps Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley can find a way to capitalize on both tailback's talents. Both players were on the field at times during the third preseason game at New Orleans.

DeAngelo Williams isn't sure how this is going to shake out, but he knows a two-back system can work. Williams and Jonathan Stewart employed one for years in Carolina.

Fantasy Impact:

Bell is still be the fantasy back to own here, but Williams has at least earned some touches and snaps once Bell is back for Week 4. However, as the story said, the Steelers have seemed to favor more of a one-back game plan over the years.

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart has hamstring injury

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 6:21pm

WPTZ.com - [Full Article]

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart left Sunday's game in the first quarter with a hamstring injury and didn't return.

Fantasy Impact:

Fozzy Whittaker went into concussion protocol shortly after Stewart's injury, but was cleared and returned to action in the first half. Whittaker would seem poised to get the workload should Stewart miss any time, and assuming Whittaker doesn't develop any more symptoms. Cameron Artis-Payne could also see some work. Stewart was also dealing with an ankle injury coming into this game.

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 2. The full participation indicates that Stewart is good to go for a nice matchup against San Francisco. If the Panthers jump out to a lead, it could be a high-carry day for Stewart.

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:05pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Stewart should be fine for a date with the 49ers. If the Panthers jump out to a lead, it could be a high-carry day for Stewart.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 8:02pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. The Panthers are just being cautious with Stewart, who has a history of foot/ankle injuries. He should be fine to play against the 49ers this week.

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9:42am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Coach Ron Rivera didn’t just say he wanted three series out of Panthers QB Cam Newton and the first-team offense. He said he wanted three "good" series. Whether that means Rivera is willing to risk the NFL MVP and other starters past that remains to be seen.

The starters typically don’t see extensive playing time until the third preseason game. Rivera didn’t expand on what he meant by "good," but you can bet he’ll want to see more out of the running game.

The Panthers rushed for only 81 yards in their preseason opener at Baltimore, and 39 of that total came from third-string quarterback Joe Webb (22) and starting wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. (17). Starting running back Jonathan Stewart didn’t play, so look for him to get a few carries. But most of the focus will be on second-year back Cameron Artis-Payne, who had only 10 yards on five carries against the Ravens.

Jonathan Stewart feeling refreshed

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 6:46pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart looks refreshed, revitalized and ready to go. He made a spin move the second day of camp that was as good as any in his career, one that should ease any worries about the foot injury he suffered in the Super Bowl.

"This is my ninth year. I feel like it's my fifth year," Stewart said Wednesday as the Panthers resumed practice after a day off.

Fantasy Impact:

Coach Ron Rivera wants to keep Stewart fresh during the season by reducing his carries. With the improvement of second-year running backs Cameron Artis-Payne and Brandon Wegher, and the growth of Fozzy Whittaker, Rivera believes that is possible, the story said. Stew rushed a career-high 242 times last year, but his carries in camp have been limited.

Panthers RB Cameron Artis-Payne 'likely' the 'first choice' to back up Jonathan Stewart

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1:05pm

Panthers.com - [Full Article]

Panthers RB Cameron Artis-Payne said he gained a lot of confidence as the tailback of choice during Jonathan Stewart’s absence, and after a strong offseason, he would likely be the first choice to spell Stewart again.

Fantasy Impact:

With Jonathan Stewart sidelined for a three-game stretch late in the season, Artis-Payne turned 38 total touches into 210 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 4.60 YPC during that span and would most likely step into a lead back role if Stewart were to miss time again in 2016.

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart still dealing with foot pain

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 5:29pm

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is still dealing with foot pain stemming from an injury he sustained in the Super Bowl four months ago.

Stewart has been limited throughout much of organized team activities with discomfort in his left foot, Panthers coach Ron Rivera told the Observer after Tuesday’s practice.

“That foot just kind of lingered after he got bent over backwards in the Super Bowl,” Rivera said. “When he showed up it was still sore a little bit. When he started to run he said he could still feel it a little bit.”

“Lately he said he’s been feeling really good, so (Tuesday) he got a good dose of it,” Rivera said. “We’re really trying to be smart with that and I wouldn’t say it’s 100 percent, but it’s almost there.”

Fantasy Impact:

Despite missing three games, Stewart finished #16 in standard scoring and was #9 through Week 14. This news will only serve to depress his already depressed ADP. He's currently the #28 RB off the board in the 6th round. That's good value, though his long injury history is a concern.

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