Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday, according to a report by Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. Stewart had 16 touches against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.
Fantasy Impact: Stewart is going to split time with teammate DeAngelo Williams for the rest of the season. The thing is Williams missed the game against the Bucs because of injury.
That's disappointing for Stewart's fantasy owners. It's not really guaranteed that he'll perform going forward so he may not be the best option to start in the playoffs.
Considering they're playing the New Orleans Saints and on fire, the Panthers will probably need someone to step it up this Sunday. Since it hasn't been Stewart or Williams lately, it might be fellow running back Mike Tolbert. He still gets goal line carries over his teammates.
As for Stewart, he's only a playoff starter if you're really short at the running back position.