With Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams out for Sunday's game, Ron Rivera says Jonathan Stewart will start at RB with Fozzy Whittaker behind him.
In the five games that DeAngelo Williams has missed in the last two seasons, Stewart has averaged 14.8 touches for 62.4 total yards. With Williams out, J-Stew’s workload should be safe. Stewart gained 110 total yards last week in a similar matchup, and is running well (4.3 YPC) despite the sorry state of his offensive line. The only concern is that Mike Tolbert is back in the mix; he could steal a goal-line carry (or two).