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Height/Weight: 5-10/235 | Birthdate: 3/21/1987 | Birthplace: Fort Lewis, WA, USA | Team: Carolina | College: Oregon | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 83/55 | Average Draft Position: 156.21
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DeAngelo Williams could play Sunday wearing a cast


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5:38 pm ET) Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is getting fitted for a cast he'd wear if he returns to action Sunday against the Browns, reports ESPN.com. Williams fractured his right hand in the Week 13 loss at Minnesota.

Williams was limited in Thursday's practice. He hasn't caught passes, and the team is concerned about how the injury will affect his blocking, the report said.

But if Williams returns, he'll cut into the sizable workload Jonathan Stewart has received the past two weeks when he averaged 21.5 touches.


Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams gets in limited practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, who's missed two straight games with a hand injury, practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. Running back Jonathan Stewart averaged 21.5 touches the past two weeks, and his workload could take a hit if Williams returns.

Carolina hosts the Browns on Sunday.


Backup quarterback doesn't help Jonathan Stewart


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2014) Cam Newton's absence because of two fractures in his lower back may have led to better receiving numbers for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen, but it didn't help running back Jonathan Stewart, who couldn't repeat his 155-yard performance from a week earlier with DeAngelo Williams again sidelined by a fractured hand Week 15 against Tampa Bay, delivering less than half that on two more carries.

He started out well enough, picking up 53 yards on 10 carries in the first half, but with the Buccaneers stacking the box in the second half, daring backup quarterback Derek Anderson to beat them, Stewart could muster only 20 yards on 12 carries.

Helping his case is that Anderson did in fact beat the Buccaneers. Still, it's pretty clear he's the weak link on offense right now. As favorable as this matchup appeared to be for Stewart, he failed to deliver on a golden opportunity with Williams sidelined, making him less than a slam-dunk start in Fantasy whether or not Williams returns for Week 16 against Cleveland.

More likely than not, though, you'll start him. Running backs who get 20 carries aren't so common these days.


Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart loses fumble in red zone Week 15


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart rushed for a team-high 73 yards on 22 carries during a 19-17 win Week 15 against the Bucs. His longest carry went 15 yards. 

Stewart, who had just one catch for 6 yards, had some issues holding onto the football Sunday. He fumbled twice, but the only fumble he lost came down in the red zone when he coughed up the football at the Bucs' 3-yard line in the third quarter.

The Panthers are back in action Week 16 against the Browns.


Panthers list seven probables for Week 15


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) The Panthers have ruled out quarterback Cam Newton (back) and guard Amini Silatolu (knee) for Week 14 against Tampa Bay. Running back DeAngelo Williams (hand) was the only player on Carolina's final injury report ruled doubtful for the game.

The following players were deemed as probable: Wide receiver Philly Brown (shoulder), cornerback Carrington Byndom (illness), center Ryan Kalil (rest), linebacker A.J. Klein (knee), tight end Greg Olsen (knee), guard Chris Scott (foot), guard Amini Silatolu (knee) and running back Jonathan Stewart (hip).


Jonathan Stewart looking like a start


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/11/2014) With Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams sidelined by a hand injury Week 14 at New Orleans, Jonathan Stewart, who normally splits carries with him, got a chance to carry the load and exploded for 155 yards and a touchdown. So with Williams also expected to miss Week 15 against Tampa Bay, should you expect more of the same?

It's no guarantee, of course. Williams also missed Weeks 7 and 8 with a high ankle sprain, and Stewart averaged just 14.5 carries for 62.5 yards in those games. But he was returning from his own injury, having missed the previous three weeks with a sprained knee, and may not have been in the best condition to handle a full workload.

Plus, the Panthers are coming off their most impressive win of the season. Why would they shy away from what made it such a success, especially since the Buccaneers rank only 20th against the run, allowing 115.8 yards per game?

I'm going to suggest you don't look a gift horse in the mouth here. Williams is out again, so take advantage. Both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard rank Stewart as a top-12 running back for Week 15.


Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hip) limited Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a hip injury.

Stewart suffered the minor injury in Sunday's win over the Saints, and coach Ron Rivera indicated that Stewart's limited practice was a precaution and that he should practice Thursday, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Stewart racked up 155 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in Week 14. If he avoids a setback during the week, he should be ready to roll for Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers.


Jonathan Stewart shows what could be


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/8/2014) Basically since he broke into the league in 2008, Jonathan Stewart has had to share the workload with DeAngelo Williams, typically playing the slightly lesser role in a two-man committee. But Week 14 at New Orleans was one of those rare opportunities for him to show what he could do with Williams out of the picture, and boy was it something.

Williams exploded for 155 yards on 20 carries, the most impressive of them being a 69-yard burst up the middle for a touchdown early in the third quarter. He was consistent otherwise, though, averaging 4.5 yards on his other 19 carries, none for more than 15 yards.

As effective as he was flying solo, it kind of makes you wonder why the Panthers would bring back Williams, but as long as it's been going on, this one game isn't going to be the one that ends it.

Coach Ron Rivera initially said Williams was day to day with the hand injury, so chances are he'll be able to return before it's completely healed. Stewart looked great in this one, but he had the benefit of a favorable matchup and an out-of-the-ordinary role. He's startable for as long as Williams is out, but understand that may not be for long.


Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart runs wild in Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart enjoyed his best game of the year Sunday. And it wasn't even close.

Thanks greatly to Stewart, the defeat of New Orleans wasn't close either. He rushed for 155 yards, his highest total since exploding for 207 against the Giants in 2009. His 69-yard touchdown sprint untouched to start the third quarter all but put the Saints away.

Stewart, who averaged 7.8 yards per carry, will try for another big game against the Buccaneers next Sunday.


Panthers' Jonathan Stewart gains 85 yards on ground Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart accounted for 85 rushing yards on 12 attempts during a 31-13 loss to the Vikings Sunday.

The 85 rushing yards were a season high for Stewart. He also added two receptions on two targets for 25 yards.

After the game, coach Ron Rivera said Stewart received the majority of the carries in the second half because running back DeAngelo Williams suffered a hand injury, reports The Charlotte Observer.

The Panthers will play at New Orleans Week 14.


DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart fail to make an impact Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Panthers running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart were held in check during Sunday's loss to the Falcons in Week 11.

Williams got the start and the majority of the carries. He rushed for 41 yards on 10 carries, averaging 4.1 yards per attempt. Stewart carried the ball seven times for 24 yards, averaging 3.4 yards per carry. He also caught three passes for 15 yards in a 19-17 defeat.

Carolina will face Minnesota in Week 13.


Change in roles doesn't change Panthers backs' fortunes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) The Panthers tried to kick-start their running game in Week 11 against the Falcons, but found little success in a 19-17 loss.

DeAngelo Williams got the start and a heavier workload than Jonathan Stewart, who had been the primary option leading into the game. Williams was the more effective back out of the two, rushing for 41 yards on 10 carries to Stewart's 24 yards on seven carries, but it didn't exactly get the offense going. Stewart was still more of a factor in the passing game, catching three passes to Williams' one.

At this point, it's pretty clear Fantasy owners just need to stay away from the Panthers backfield. Maybe if they settled on one guy there might be something here, but neither player gets enough playing time to justify a starting Fantasy role with the playoffs looming. 


Panthers' Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams cleared for Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) As expected, Panthers running backs Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and DeAngelo Williams (foot) were both ruled active for Week 11 against Atlanta. Both players were on the injury report this week, but weren't in any danger of missing game action. Williams is expected to start for Carolina.

Panthers RBs Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams ready for Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Panthers running backs Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and DeAngelo Williams (foot) were both able to practice in full Friday and are labeled probable for Sunday's game against Atlanta, according to the Associated Press. Williams is expected to start Week 11, according to coach Ron Rivera.

Jonathan Stewart more effective than DeAngelo Williams again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Panthers running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams got roughly the same workload in Monday's loss at Philadelphia. Stewart proved more effective for the second straight week and scored his second touchdown this season on a 1-yard run.

Williams started and lost a fumble on his second carry. He finished with 13 carries for 31 yards (2.4 ypc) and caught all three of his targets for 17 yards. Stewart ran 11 times for 36 yards (3.3 ypc) and secured all four of his targets for 23 yards.

They'll play the Falcons on Sunday.


Rivera: Panthers RBs Williams, Stewart need more touches


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Ron Rivera emphasized after the Thursday night loss to New Orleans that Panthers backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart need more touches going forward. The game marked the first time all season the pair shared the backfield.

Both carried eight times with Stewart earning 40 yards to 20 for Williams, who added a 30-yard gain on a screen pass. Rivera was unhappy with that distribution.

"It's good to have them back there," Rivera told the team website. "We are going to have to continue to find more and more chances to use them, more and more situations where we have to put the ball in their hands. They showed today that they deserve to have the ball in their hands more, and we are going to have to work on that. We have to ... take some pressure off the quarterback."

Quarterback Cam Newton did not respond well to pressure against New Orleans, completing just 10 of 28 passes.


Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart leads the way Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart led the club in rushing Thursday against the Saints.

Stewart picked up 46 yards on eight carries. He received the same number of carries as DeAngelo Williams, but outperformed him on the ground by 26 yards. Stewart, however, was not targeted in the passing game. 

He'll look for more Week 10 against the Eagles. 


Ron Rivera says RB DeAngelo Williams will start Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams looked good in Tuesday's practice and will start Thursday against the Saints, coach Ron Rivera told NFL Network. Williams missed the past four games with an ankle injury.

He'll split the workload with Jonathan Stewart, who rushed 16 times for 79 yards and caught three passes for 15 yards Sunday against the Seahawks.


Steer clear of Panthers backfield timeshare


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart has had no competition for carries over the last few weeks, but that could change in Week 9 against the Saints.

Fellow back DeAngelo Williams has been spotted on the practice field in the run up to the game, and is expected to be back in time for Thursday's game. That complicates things for Stewart, who has been decent, but unspectacular in two games as the featured back, scoring 14 combined Fantasy points.

Williams might be eased back into action, but he will almost certainly cut into Stewart's playing time anyways. Stewart hasn't exactly blown us away anyways, so any hope for him to be a viable Fantasy option rested on his getting a lot of work. Even against a middle-of-the-pack Saints rush defense, neither player makes much sense as anything more than a desperate play for Week 9. 


Jonathan Stewart's role not in doubt


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart showed a bit more life in Week 8, and he did so against a tough matchup in a loss to the Seahawks Sunday.

Stewart ran for a season-high 79 yards on 16 carries, and averaged 4.9 yards per carry as result. He added three receptions for 15 yards, in what was by far his best performance of the season. And, the better news for Fantasy owners is, he was the only running back on the team to even touch the ball more than once, a good indication of what his role is on this team.

Until DeAngelo Williams can return from his ankle injury, Williams is the unquestioned No. 1 option in the team's running game. Though he is no longer the dynamic playmaker he was in his younger days, running backs with no competition for their role are hard to find in today's NFL. If he keeps getting 15-plus touches, Stewart probably belongs in most Fantasy lineups as a low-end running back or flex option. v


Panthers backup runners do little Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The Panthers backup running backs did little Week 8 against the Seahawks.

Carolina was content to run with Jonathan Stewart and Cam Newton most of the game. Chris Ogbonnaya had just one carry, picking up nine yards. Wideout Jason Avant even managed a carry, but gained just one yard. Darrin Reaves also gained one yard on his only carry.

They'll look for more Week 9 against the Saints. 


Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is steady Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart turned in an average performance Week 8 against the Seahawks. 

Stewart carried the ball 16 times for 79 yards. He also hauled in three receptions for 15 yards. The Panthers seemed content to run Stewart throughout the game. He mostly responded with solid gains, and opened up the option for Cam Newton to rip off some runs. Though he had a decent game, Stewart was not a threat near the red zone. 

He'll look for more Week 9 against the Saints. 


Panthers list RB Chris Ogbonnaya questionable for Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Panthers backup running back Chris Ogbonnaya was officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Week 8, the team announced. Ogbonnaya was carted off the practice field with a groin injury on Friday, leaving his status for Sunday up in the air. If he is unable to play, the team could look to Fozzy Whittaker and Darrin Reaves to work behind Jonathan Stewart.

Taking a look at the waiver wire for running backs


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) With a slew of running backs injured or on bye in Week 8, the waiver-wire is going to be a feeding frenzy this week. In his weekly waiver-wire column, Jamey Eisenberg, tabs Bills back Bryce Brown (4 percent ownership) as the must-add option.

Brown is set to see a larger role in the wake of injuries to C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, who can be freely dropped at this point. The Rams' Tre Mason (17 percent), the Jaguars' Denard Robinson (5 percent), the Saints' Travaris Cadet (4 percent) and the Panthers' Jonathan Stewart (47 percent) round out the rest of the top-five for the running back priority list. 


Jonathan Stewart looks fine in return to action


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart returned from a three-game absence in Week 7 against the Packers and looked well enough that he should be the top option in the backfield moving forward.

Stewart racked up 55 yards on 14 carries in his best performance of the season, and added 12 yards on his lone reception. He looked healthy and ran the ball fairly well, though not so well that we should expect him to be a star moving forward. Those days seem to be well in the past for Stewart, who has not averaged 4.0 yards per carry in a season since 2011.

Stewart is a starting running back, though, and should continue to see the bulk of the playing time, so Fantasy owners looking for help will want to put in a claim for him. However, he probably won't be much use in Week 8, with a tough matchup against the Seahawks on the way.