Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 4 Days

Stewart rushed for 37 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries and also caught one pass for 22 yards during Sunday's win over the Lions.

Stewart was the Panthers' featured running back Sunday, since teammate DeAngelo Williams was inactive because of a thigh injury. Although Stewart ran hard and broke a decent amount of tackles, the Lions' front-seven conceded little yardage despite the veteran's best efforts. However, Stewart did put the game out of reach with a two-yard touchdown plunge midway through the fourth quarter. That play came after fullback Mike Tolbert exited due to an undisclosed injury, so if he and Williams are limited moving forward, Stewart could benefit from less competition for touches, especially in the red zone. Otherwise, Stewart would remain in Carolina's backfield time-share, which caps his fantasy value to some degree.

Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 4 Days

Stewart is slated to receive more backfield reps due to DeAngelo Williams' (thigh) absence Sunday against the Lions.

Williams was surprisingly absent from drills both Thursday and Friday, leaving Stewart in line for an increased workload in Week 2 and relevance in deeper leagues. In his previous 16 games across two-plus campaigns, Stewart mustered just 536 yards across 150 rushes, good for a measly 3.6 YPC.

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If DeAngelo Williams (thigh) doesn't play against Detroit on Sunday, Stewart would likely serve as Carolina's lead running back.

It's hard to get excited about Stewart these days given that he has just 536 yards in his last 16 games, but he might be fantasy-relevant Sunday if Williams sits. Williams ran for 72 yards on 14 carries against the Buccaneers in Week 1, and even Stewart could plod his way to a decent box score if he gets around 15 carries.

Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 11 Days

Stewart ran the ball nine times for 20 yards and caught three passes for 17 yards in Sunday's win at Tampa Bay.

Stewart saw less work than DeAngelo Williams (14 carries for 72 yards), and was not nearly as effective. The former Oregon product still remains a decent option on any given week though, as he's active in the passing game and is used more around the goal line than Williams.

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Stewart (hamstring) had four carries for 26 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's preseason game against the Chiefs.

DeAngelo Williams started the game, but did little before Stewart came in and immediately broke off a 17-yard run. Stewart's two touchdowns came from within the five-yard line, as he continues to be mentioned as a possible goal-line back. With the team looking to ease the wear-and-tear on quarterback Cam Newton throughout the season, the addition of goal-line carries would certainly be a boost to Stewart's fantasy value.

Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 1 Month

Stewart (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday, the Panthers' official Twitter account reports.

Stewart was sidelined for the past couple weeks due to a pulled hamstring. While he probably won't be a full participant in his first few practices, it's still encouraging to see the oft-injured Stewart back on the field. Should he remain healthy, Stewart may be able to play in a preseason game or two, although the Panthers will be careful to ensure he's ready to go in Week 1 of the regular season. At that time, Stewart figures to work in tandem with DeAngelo Williams at running back.

Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 1 Month

Stewart (hamstring) is slated to work out before Friday's preseason game against the Bills and will be evaluated again Sunday, the Charlotte Observer reports.

The report adds that Stewart, who continues to miss time with a hamstring injury, looked good while running straight ahead on a side field Thursday, which suggests that he is making strides toward a return to practice. There is, however, not a concrete timetable for that eventuality being presented by the team at this stage.

Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 1 Month

Stewart (hamstring) is expected to play some time this preseason, the Panthers' official Twitter account reports.

Stewart has been sidelined for the past couple weeks due to a pulled hamstring, but is apparently expected to return to action in the near future. Entering the regular season back healthy would be a welcomed accomplishment for Stewart, who has missed 17 games over the past two seasons. Whenever he re-joins his teammates in practice, Stewart figures to work in tandem with running back DeAngelo Williams.

Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 2 Months

Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) said he expects to miss 2-4 weeks.

The Panthers initially listed Stewart's timetable at 1-2 weeks. Stewart has avoided being placed on active/PUP, but is likely going to miss at least one preseason game. DeAngelo Williams will continue to handle all first-team carries until Stewart returns.

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Jonathan Stewart pulled his hamstring prior to training camp and will miss the first 1-2 weeks.