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.
Despite receiving a promotion to the starting lineup about seven weeks into the 2012 season, Stewart still amassed the worst numbers of his career. The Panthers’ running game struggled as a whole, especially early in the season, because of offensive line injuries, and Stewart missed seven games due to bum ankles. At 5-foot-10, 235 pounds, Stewart is the most talented and complete running back on the Carolina roster. He is a compact, powerful runner with good speed and solid receiving skills. However, Stewart has only limited bounce-back potential this season, because the Panthers’ backfield is very crowded nowadays. Cam Newton has topped the team in rushing scores two years in a row. Despite rumors to the contrary, DeAngelo Williams will return, and Mike Tolbert is now in the mix as a passing-situation/goal-line specialist, too. Unless Carolina’s backfield shrinks, the dual-threat Stewart has only RB3 value at best.