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Stewart had 24 carries for 122 rushing yards and two catches on four targets for seven receiving yards and a touchdown during Sunday's win over the Browns.

Starting again in place of the injured DeAngelo Williams (hand), Stewart made a strong case to keep the job in Week 17 against the Saints, when Williams is expected to return, rushing for over 100 yards and a touchdown for the second time in the last three games. The winner of next weekend's game will take home the NFC South title, and Stewart could be heavily used against a Falcons defense that has allowed the most rushing touchdowns in the league this season.

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DeAngelo Williams (hand) will likely miss Sunday's game against Cleveland, leaving Stewart in a workhorse role again, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Stewart is a strong on-paper RB2 start this week, as he should have a significant workload against a below average run defense. It also helps that Cam Newton (back) will return to the field, which should open up the middle of field for Stewart as the defense accounts for Newton's ability to break outside containment as a runner.

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Stewart (hip) had 22 carries for 73 rushing yards and one catch on one target for six receiving yards Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Starting in place of the injured DeAngelo Williams (hand), Stewart dominated the backfield touches, ceding two carries to Fozzy Whittaker and two to Mike Tolbert. Williams has a decent chance to return in Week 16, though with the way he's playing, Stewart could continue to get enough touches against a Browns defense allowing the second-most rushing yards per game this season.

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Stewart (hip) is active and will start Sunday against the Buccaneers.

With both Cam Newton (back) and DeAngelo Williams (hand) inactive, look for the Panthers to rely heavily on Stewart as they attempt to establish the run against the league's 20th-ranked rush defense.

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Coach Ron Rivera said Friday that Stewart (hip) will start Sunday against the Buccaneers, the Associated Press' Steve Reed reports.

DeAngelo Williams (hand) is listed as doubtful, leaving just Stewart -- fresh off last week's big game -- and Fozzy Whittaker as the only healthy running backs. With little competition for carries, Stewart makes for an appealing play Sunday against Tampa's lackluster run defense.

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Stewart (hip) practiced in full Thursday.

After a limited showing Wednesday, Stewart quelled any questions regarding his health with an unhinged practice just one day later. With the news that DeAngelo Williams (hand) likely needs another week before playing in a game, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Stewart could again be the main man out of the Panthers' backfield in Week 15, which provides a prime matchup against a Buccaneers defense that has allowed 4.1 YPC and four rushing touchdowns to running backs in the past five contests.

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Stewart (hip) was limited in practice Wednesday.

After receiving a season-high 20 carries in Week 14, Stewart has picked up a hip concern. However, he was still able to participate in individual drills, which indicates the lesser nature of the ailment. Friday's injury report should ultimately confirm, or deny, a second consecutive start in advance of Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers.

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Stewart (undisclosed) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

The reason for Stewart's capped practice should reveal itself in due time, but after rumbling for 155 yards on 20 carries Sunday at New Orleans, the veteran back may be receiving a day off for maintenance purposes. Meanwhile, DeAngelo Williams (finger) didn't take the practice field, which combined with Cam Newton's (back) car accident Tuesday could result in a significant workload in Week 15 against the Buccaneers.

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Stewart had 20 carries for 155 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Saints.

Stewart got the start in place of the injured DeAngelo Williams (finger), and he absolutely dominated the Saints, posting his highest rushing total since he gained 206 yards on 28 carries against the Giants in Week 15 of the 2009 season. After back to back solid performances (he had 12 carries for 85 yards in Week 13 against the Vikings), Stewart should get a bulk of the backfield touches in Week 15 against a Bucs defense allowing 116.0 rushing yards per game this season.

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With DeAngelo Williams (finger) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Stewart is expected to start, the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person reports.

Fozzy Whittaker will get some opportunities as well, but Stewart is expected to carry the load. Although Carolina's offensive line isn't anything special, Stewart may still find success against the Saints. New Orleans ranks 23rd in the league in rushing yards allowed, and its 13 rushing touchdowns surrendered ranks next-to-last.