Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers
|RB - #17||119.64||CAR||Active||8 years||29||5'10||235||@Jonathanstewar1|
2015 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)Last updated on Dec-12-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/12): Stewart extended his streak of 20 or more carries to eight games. He has six TDs over this period with a slight bump in catches in his last two games (6/40). On the year, he is averaging 20.6 touches per game. In 2014, he had only 108 combined yards and five catches in two games against the Falcons. Atlanta only allows 3.8 YPC, but RBs have 16 TDs. Volume player with some TD ability.
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Stewart has had over 20 carries in seven straight games, with two 100-yard rushing games with five TDs. Over this period he has averaged 22.7 touches per game. His high volume has been helped by the Panthers playing from the lead in most games. In Week 3 Stewart had 14 rushes for 52 yards vs. the Saints. New Orleans allows the second-most Fantasy points to RBs, with three teams scoring over 40 Fantasy points. The Saints give up a 4.9 YPC average with 10 TDs allowed to RBs. Solid matchup with upside, but the key to Stewart's value is TDs.
Update (11/17): Stewart started off predictably slow this season. Through the first four weeks he maxed out at 62 yards and didn't score a touchdown. However, he's really turned it around since then. Since October 18 (five games), he as seen at least 20 carries in every single game. He's averaged 88.4 yards per game and has punched in four TDs. The volume and blocking is there, nevertheless, you have to fear injury with such a heavy workload.
Stewart is coming off his best season since 2009 as he gained 990 yards from scrimmage in just 13 games (eight starts). However, yes, he missed three games with a knee injury and has missed 20 games over the past three years. Without DeAngelo Williams in the mix, the Panthers' backfield is Stewart's to own. Considering the poor offensive line, Jonathan ran for an impressive 4.6 yards per carry last season. The rest of Carolina's RBs averaged only 3.51 YPC. Jonathan was beastly down the stretch, taking 116 carries for 593 yards and two scores in the final six contests (including the playoffs). Stewart averaged better than 20 touches per game during this stretch. From 2008 through 2009, Jonathan tallied 20 TDs in 32 games. Stewart has talent; he just struggles with injuries. At least 250 touches should be within reach this fall. I expect 1,300 yards, 40 catches and eight or more scores from him. Stewart has a high-end RB2 opportunity and a favorable ADP (60) as the 26th RB selected in the early draft season. Just make sure you handcuff him.
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|5.05||Scout Fantasy - @mattkdelima - Injury history seems to be behind him. Stewart has bellcow value in Round 5, not easy to find. (Comments Added Wed Aug 5 12:30:15 a.m. ET 2015)|
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