Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is cleared to practice and is expected to be ready for the upcoming game against the Atlanta Falcons, coach Ron Rivera said on Monday. Stewart missed the opening week of the season because of an ankle injury and last week's loss to the New York Giants because of a toe injury.
Fantasy Impact: Stewart's health has been a problem for the Panthers, who probably can't afford to lose another division game this early in the season. Stewart doesn't help fantasy owners as much as helps Carolina, which has a crowded backfield with DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert. Assuming he plays in Week 4, Stewart is likely a No. 3 running back or flex play.
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