Jonathan Stewart, RB Carolina Panthers

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Panthers extend RB Jonathan Stewart through 2018

Friday, March 24, 2017, 3:18pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers want running back Jonathan Stewart around beyond 2017.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Carolina extended Stewart's contract one year, meaning he's signed through 2018.

The 30-year-old running back was slated to count $8.5 million against the salary cap in 2017. The extension alleviates part of that hefty number this season, while giving Stewart some security for next year.

This type of extension for a veteran is a common move for teams to earn cap space in the short term. What it secures, is that Stewart -- a player some thought could be a surprise cap casualty -- is in the Panthers' plans at least this season and perhaps beyond.

Fantasy Impact:

Stewart finished as the #28 fantasy running back (PPR) even though he missed three games and a large portion of a fourth. Stewart's 2017 value will depend in large part on what the Panthers do in the draft (and the rest of free agency).

2017 Strength of Schedule - CAR
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
32
@SF
27
BUF
31
NO
6
@NE
16
@DET
19
PHI
26
@CHI
20
@TB
25
ATL
3
MIA
BYE14
@NYJ
31
@NO
13
MIN
15
GB
20
TB
25
@ATL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2016 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1DEN1564004.270001-6.46.443/7358.90%
2SF59001.8027023.501.63.610/8312.05%
3MIN------------
4ATL------------
5TB------------
6NO1985204.470001-20.520.555/8267.07%
7BYE------------
8ARI2595213.801250225.0022.023.046/6768.66%
9LAR1542002.800000-4.24.244/6468.75%
10KC1339003.000001-3.93.953/7273.61%
11NO1831101.7218048.009.910.949/6279.03%
12OAK1796205.650001-21.621.638/6558.46%
13SEA1150014.5513013.003.34.342/5872.41%
14LAC2466102.750002-12.612.657/6982.61%
15WAS25132005.2818028.0014.015.051/7369.86%
16ATL1150004.5512022.005.26.240/6957.97%
17TB2065103.2517027.0013.214.238/6955.07%
Per game16.7763.380.690.153.780.624.6201.627.5010.6511.2643.54/69.6963.42%
Totals218824923.788600217.50138.4146.4566/90663.42%

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