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Stewart (severely sprained right knee) will be reevaluated on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

At this point, it seems like a stretch that we'll see Stewart suit up Sunday against the Ravens, with Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer suggesting that he wouldn't be surprised if Stewart missed a month of action. While that's speculative, the fact that the running back's sprain is described as severe would seem to infer that he is closer to week-to-week than day-to-day at this stage.

Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 10 Days

Stewart is dealing with what Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer describes as a severely sprained right knee.

The report adds that Stewart won't practice until at least Friday, but the running back's Week 4 status looks cloudy, at best, for Sunday's game against the Ravens. With Mike Tolbert already ruled out for the game and DeAngelo Williams having been inactive in Week 3, the Panthers' RB depth is currently taxed, with moves to address that situation likely on tap as the week progresses.

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The Panthers are awaiting the MRI results of both Stewart (knee contusion) and Mike Tolbert, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Meanwhile, coach Ron Rivera suggested that the Panthers might have to make "some decisions" on their backfield situation, depending on the results of the duo's MRI's. On the plus side, Rivera noted that the team hopes to get DeAngelo Williams back this coming weekend.

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Stewart left Sunday's game against the Steelers in the third quarter due to a right knee contusion, Jonathan Jones of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Stewart was deemed questionable to return, but the Panthers were trailing by at least three scores for most of the fourth quarter. DeAngelo Williams (thigh) and third-string running back Fozzy Whitaker (quad) missed Sunday's game, allowing Stewart to start, with Mike Tolbert and Darrin Reaves providing depth. Stewart recorded 31 yards on five carries and 19 yards on three receptions, as the Panthers never tried to establish their running game.

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With teammate DeAngelo Williams (thigh) inactive, Stewart is in line to lead the Carolina backfield Sunday night against the Steelers.

Stewart gets a more manageable matchup Sunday night, after the Lions held him to 37 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in Week 2. Mike Tolbert also figures to get some touches, potentially cutting into Stewart's third-down and goal-line workload.

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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.

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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.

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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.