Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the RB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Although he has been a more effective runner than DeAngelo Williams, Stewart continues to operate as his backup. During the last four weeks, Stewart has averaged just 11 total touches and 48 total yards per contest with one touchdown scored while operating in the Panthers unpredictable committee backfield. Based mainly on his predicted workload, Stewart looks like a weak play against a Minnesota Vikings defense that allowed 112 rushing yards and 1.0 rushing touchdown per game during the last month.
Once considered a rising star in the fantasy realm of running backs Stewart has seen his career derailed by lower body injuries that have caused him to miss 17 games in the last two years. He underwent surgery on both of his ankles prior to last season and then suffered an MCL tear in Week 14. While still only 27 years old, the injuries have taken their toll on Stewart as he has averaged only 3.6 yards per carry over his past 15 games. He is stuck in a running back by committee with DeAngelo Williams on a team where quarterback Cam Newton and fullback Mike Tolbert vulture the majority of rushing touchdowns. Don't get carried away by the reports that Stewart looked great during spring practices, as we'll need to see him stay healthy once the hitting starts.
At some point during the next 15 months, the Carolina Panthers must decide how much to pay defensive end Julius Peppers — or whether to pay him at all. Before the 2007 season it seemed Peppers was a slam dunk to receive a contract extension that ...
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4 minutes ago - by Steve Reed - LB Gaither out of Sunday's game, Williams to start
LB Omar Gaither , who has a sprained MCL, is out for Sunday's game. WLB Jason Williams starts in his place. Panthers RapidReports
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