Jonathan Stewart has been ruled out by the Carolina Panthers for Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers due to a high ankle sprain. He was unable to practice this week after missing two straight games.
As a result, DeAngelo Williams is expected to once again handle the rushing load for the Panthers. He has played well in Stewart's stead. Last week, Williams had 56 yards rushing on 17 carries, and 56 yards receiving with a touchdown on two receptions.
Fantasy Impact: There is no other running back to contend with Williams for touches. Armond Smith is technically the No. 2 back, but he played just one snap last week. Fantasy owners should consider Williams a potential Flex play, despite going up against a Chargers run defense giving up just 3.8 yards per carry on the season. Williams will see plenty of touches.