Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (11)
4 days ago

Stewart rushed 17 times for 110 yards in Monday night's 45-21 win over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart followed last week's uncharacteristic, two-fumble outing by having his best performance of the season. Prior to Monday, the veteran hadn't topped 50 yards since Week 4, and had totaled just 120 yards in five games since then. Although backup Cameron Artis-Payne was mixed in for a 12-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter, Stewart should still be rather satisfied with his latest showing, which will see him enter Carolina's bye week on a high note.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (11)
2 weeks ago2 Comments

Stewart rushed 11 times for 21 yards and lost two fumbles in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart's day got off to a rough start, as the veteran coughed the ball up in Falcons territory on back-to-back drives during the first quarter. With those miscues being uncharacteristic of the 10-year vet, Stewart still was handed double-digit carries, as he's been all but once this season. Despite that workload, however, Stewart has now failed to top 50 rushing yards in five straight games. In contrast, rookie Christian McCaffrey was given a career-high 15 totes Sunday, resulting in 66 yards and a score. As a result, it wouldn't be surprising if Stewart is relied on less going forward.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (11)
2 weeks ago

Stewart (toe) practiced in full Thursday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

For four weeks running, the Panthers have included Stewart on the injury report, but he hasn't logged anything less than a limited practice at this point. With his health not in question again, he's poised to act as the Panthers' primary running back, which has afforded him 13.8 carries per game this season. If the trade of Kelvin Benjamin spurs the offense to throw downfield more often, Stewart may actually have more room to operate moving forward.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (11)
2 weeks ago

Stewart (toe) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

A toe injury is impacting Stewart's practice reps for a second consecutive week, but the regimen is in place to keep the veteran running back as fresh as possible for the bulk of the season. On Sunday in Tampa Bay, he proceeded to reach the end zone for the first time since Week 1, only this touchdown marked his first on the ground since the finale of the 2016 campaign. Assuming he reaches the weekend unscathed, Stewart will be taking on a Falcons defense that has given up 4.2 YPC and five total touchdowns to running backs through seven games.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago

Stewart rushed 11 times for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-3 win over the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart opened the scoring with a one-yard leap over a goal-line pile during the first quarter. That play marked Stewart's first rushing touchdown of the season, and his first end-zone trip since his receiving score in Week 1. Although the veteran, who was limited during the practice week due to a lower body issue, still hasn't topped 50 yards since Week 4, his trip to pay dirt Sunday at least serves as a positive development.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago

Stewart (ankle) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

This supports coach Ron Rivera's comments from Thursday, when he said Stewart has merely been limited in practice for maintenance purposes. The 30-year-old back should be fine to handle his usual role splitting snaps with Christian McCaffrey, hoping to end a streak of three straight games with less than 50 scrimmage yards. Stewart still gets most of the carries, but he's played more snaps than McCaffrey just once (Week 5) all season. Further hurting Stewart's cause, Rivera said Friday that Cameron Artis-Payne had a strong week of practice and could have a role in the offense come Sunday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official website reports.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago

Head coach Ron Rivera said Thursday that Stewart (toe) was limited in practice as "maintenance," Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart's reps have been capped for three consecutive weeks, the result of ankle and now a toe injury. The preceding plan may remain in place through the end of the week, but there's no indication he's in danger of missing Sunday's outing at Tampa Bay. Assuming he's active, Stewart shouldn't have much of a problem reaching his typical 15 touches per game, while Christian McCaffrey handles most of the pass-catching duty.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (11)
3 weeks ago1 Comment

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

EDGE Analysis

Stewart's practice reps were impacted by an ankle injury the last two weeks, but a toe concern is to blame this time around. While he'll likely be cleared of the injury by week's end, his workload hasn't deviated much, despite the commitment to keep Christian McCaffrey involved in the offense, mostly as a pass catcher. An eight-carry effort in Week 6 aside, Stewart's touches have ranged from 12 to 21, but he's only reached the end zone once while topping out at 82 yards from scrimmage in a given game this season.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (11)
4 weeks ago

Stewart rushed 14 times for 48 yards without a target in Sunday's 17-3 loss to Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart rarely catches the ball and has many potential touchdowns vultured by quarterback Cam Newton, so his fantasy appeal is limited, especially in PPR leagues. He becomes even less serviceable when his team falls behind, as rookie receiving back Christian McCaffrey takes an even larger share of backfield duties in such situations. Given Stewart's average of fewer than three yards per carry and zero rushing touchdowns, it's surprising he's still getting double-digit touches.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (11)
1 month ago1 Comment

Stewart (ankle) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Chicago, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Panthers managed Stewart's practice workload earlier in the week, but he never seemed to be in danger of missing the game. The real concerns is his lack of production, coming off a 28-23 loss to the Eagles in which he lost four yards on eight carries while handling a season-low snap share of 32.9 percent. Stewart does get a better matchup this week, facing a middle-of-the-pack Chicago run defense that's given up 4.0 yards per carry and 104.3 rushing yards per game.