Jonathan Stewart Will Play Week 2, Crowds Panthers' Fantasy Value

Jun 7, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (28) runs the ball during organized training activities at the team's practice facility at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Jonathan Stewart will return to action in week 2 after missing time with an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will rejoin the crowded backfield this week against the New Orleans Saints, returning from an ankle injury. Stewart has been out since August 26th after suffering the injury against the Jets in the preseason. The Panthers could use him after showing no ground game against the Buccaneers in their week 1 loss, gaining just three yards on eleven carries total.

Fantasy Analysis: It seemed as though DeAngelo Williams would have been a good play in week 1 but he ended with one negative yard on six carries. Cam Newton also struggled to get going after rushing for four yards on five carries of his own. The Saints allowed 153 yards to the Redskins in their own week 1 loss, so it's possible that the addition of Stewart will get them going on the ground again, but is probably not a safe play after missing a few weeks with the injury.

For more on the Panthers, check out the SB Nation blog Cat Scratch Reader. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8:30pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.