Jonathan Stewart Fantasy News

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 20. Looks like Stewart is a go for Sunday.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:50pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Stewart is expected to play against Arizona.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 5:55pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Stewart has a sprained ankle, but should be able to play this week against the Cardinals.

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 3:25pm

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Jonathan Stewart won't play Week 17

Saturday, January 2, 2016, 12:35pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers will try to wrap up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs in Sunday's regular-season finale against Tampa Bay without starting running back Jonathan Stewart.

Stewart was ruled out on Friday with a sprained foot that sidelined him the past two games.

The Panthers (14-1) also will be without backup running back Fozzy Whittaker and possibly wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., who is listed as doubtful.

Fantasy Impact:

Mike Tolbert likely will get the start at running back, but look for rookie Cameron Artis-Payne to carry a heavier load, the story said. Artis-Payne is more of an every-down back. He has rushed for 108 yards on 19 carries the past two weeks.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. With Fozzy Whittaker (ankle, out) also out, Cameron Artis-Payne should see the bulk of the touches with Mike Tolbert serving in a complementary role.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) did not practice Wednesday. It appears that Stewart will remain out. With Fozzy Whittaker also out, Cameron Artis-Payne should see the bulk of the touches with Mike Tolbert serving in a complementary role.

Panthers 'hopeful' Jonathan Stewart plays Week 17

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 1:37pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Panthers missed Jonathan Stewart in their first loss of the season on Sunday in Atlanta. They could have their top running back on the field when they try to lock up the NFC's top seed in Week 17.

ESPN's Ed Werder reported Tuesday that the Panthers are "hopeful" Stewart will return to the lineup next Sunday against the 6-9 Buccaneers. Stewart -- who has missed the past two weeks with a foot injury -- ran on a treadmill and could practice on Wednesday, according to a source.

In a perfect world, the Panthers would rest Stewart's foot until the divisional playoffs. But Week 17 still has meaning for the Panthers, who would fall to the NFC's No. 2 seed if they were upset by Tampa Bay on Sunday and the Cardinals topped the Seahawks at home.

Fantasy Impact:

Fozzy Whittaker suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Falcons and won't be available, according to reports. If Stewart isn't able to go, Carolina will ask seldom-used Cameron Artis-Payne to lead the backfield attack.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. Last week, Cameron Artis-Payne out-touched Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker by a margin of 16-to-9. With Stewart out, we expect Artis-Payne to serve as the lead back in a nice matchup with the Falcons.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Stewart has been ruled out. Last week, Cameron Artis-Payne out-touched Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker by a margin of 16-to-9. With Stewart out, we expect Artis-Payne to serve as the lead back in a nice matchup with the Falcons.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Stewart may be able to return this week, though the Panthers #1 priority is to get him healthy for a postseason run. Last week, Cameron Artis-Payne out-touched Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker by a margin of 16-to-9. If Stewart remains out, we expect Artis-Payne to serve as the lead back in a nice matchup with the Falcons.

Panthers may rest Jonathan Stewart Week 16

Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 2:02pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Don’t be surprised if the Carolina Panthers rest running back Jonathan Stewart for a second straight week.

Stewart, who suffered a foot sprain in a Dec. 13 win against Atlanta, did not play on Sunday against the New York Giants and he wasn’t at practice on Tuesday as the Panthers (14-0) prepare to face Atlanta again.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say the team will likely use a three-man rotation of Mike Tolbert, Fozzy Whittaker and rookie Cameron Artis-Payne. Artis-Payne led that group with 14 carries for 59 yards and two catches for 34 yards while playing a season-high 32 snaps. His previous high was 15 in the fourth game. The story added not to be surprised if Artis-Payne take on a bigger role against the Falcons. It's a good fantasy matchup and Payne just may be worth a grab if he's on your waiver wire.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. It’s not completely clear who is the best start with Stewart out. HC Ron Rivera said early in the week that either Fozzy Whittaker or Mike Tolbert would start, but later in the week he said that he expects Cameron Artis-Payne to “play early” on Sunday. Of the 75 non-Stewart carries this year, Tolbert has seen 45 (60%), Whittaker 18 (24%) and Artis-Payne 12 (16%), but Artis-Payne hasn’t been active lately. Last week, Whittaker out-touched Tolbert 9-to-8, but the game was a blowout, so don’t read too much into it. We feel that Tolbert has the best chance to find the end zone, so he’s probably the best play.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Ron Rivera said that Stewart isn’t going to play this week. The Panthers have talked about giving him rest down the stretch, but they don’t have home field advantage locked up at this point. Complicating matters, it’s not completely clear who is the best start with Stewart out. There was an ESPN report in early December that Cameron Artis-Payne would take over as the lead back, but he hasn’t even been active the last few weeks, and continues to play behind Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker. If Stewart sits, we’d probably get a three-headed committee. Of the 75 non-Stewart carries this year, Tolbert has seen 45 (60%), Whittaker 18 (24%) and Artis-Payne 12 (16%), but Artis-Payne hasn’t been active lately. Last week, Whittaker out-touched Tolbert 9-to-8, but the game was a blowout, so don’t read too much into it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Ron Rivera said that Stewart isn’t going to play this week. The Panthers have talked about giving him rest down the stretch, but they don’t have home field advantage locked up at this point. Complicating matters, it’s not completely clear who is the best start with Stewart out. There was an ESPN report in early December that Cameron Artis-Payne would take over as the lead back, but he hasn’t even been active the last few weeks, and continues to play behind Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker. If Stewart sits, we’d probably get a three-headed committee. Of the 75 non-Stewart carries this year, Tolbert has seen 45 (60%), Whittaker 18 (24%) and Artis-Payne 12 (16%), but Artis-Payne hasn’t been active lately. Last week, Whittaker out-touched Tolbert 9-to-8, but the game was a blowout, so don’t read too much into it.

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