Jonathan Stewart and Steve Smith Active With Different Fantasy Outlooks

Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (28) is tackled by New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott (57) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Steve Smith and Jonathan Stewart are active. We break down the fantasy implications.

Steve Smith and Jonathan Stewart are both active against the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Smith is an absolute must-start receiver this week with the Saints D looking very vulnerable to the pass. The Saints also had trouble putting pressure on the QB in the opener, so Cam should have his eyes down the field quite a bit. Brandon LaFell should also be a strong play, but with Smith active, he is more of a WR3 option. Things are a little different for Stewart. He and DeAngelo Williams will split carries. While Stewart does look like he will have better long-term value, but he should be on the bench this week. DeAngelo Williams is also a risky play this week.

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