Jonathan Stewart Fantasy News

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.

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

Panthers Inactives
Kurt Coleman FS
Ryan Delaire DE
Ted Ginn WR
David Mayo LB
Kevin Norwood WR
Jonathan Stewart RB
Fozzy Whittaker RB

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.

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