|11/14/2017 5:14:00 AM||
Jonathan Stewart rushed 17 times for 110 yards in the Panthers' Week 10 win over the Dolphins.
It was his first 100-yard game of the season; Stewart's previous high was 68 yards in Week 4.
He consistently ripped off chunks of yards against a previously stout Dolphins run defense that has simply cratered in recent weeks. The read-option worked with ease tonight, allowing all Panthers rushers plenty of space. Stewart wasn't targeted in the pass game and was one of the few players held out of the end zone, greatly limiting his fantasy production. He will be a touchdown-dependent RB3 against the Jets after the Panthers' bye.
|11/7/2017 3:24:28 PM||
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he still believes in Jonathan Stewart.
Stewart fumbled twice against the Falcons and played his fewest snaps of the season, but Rivera said they plan to keep getting him the ball. "That is why we brought him back in and gave him the football again," Rivera said. "That's why we gave him the carry at the end of the game as well." Despite the coach's comments, it would not be surprising to see the backfield touches to tilt more toward Christian McCaffrey moving forward.
|11/5/2017 9:54:28 PM||
Jonathan Stewart rushed 11 times for 21 yards in the Panthers' Week 9 win over the Falcons.
He wasn't targeted in the pass game. Stewart looked okay early in this one, ripping off a long run of nine yards, but he lost a fumble at the end of that run around the Falcons' 40-yard line. He again lost a second fumble in Atlanta territory later in the game. After that one, the Panthers essentially turned the backfield over to Christian McCaffrey, who totaled 94 yards and scored his first rushing touchdown. Stewart will be a low-floor RB3/4 next week against the Dolphins.