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.
He started in place of the injured DeAngelo Williams (quad) last week. However, Stewart didn’t impress. He toted the rock 14 times, averaging a dismal 2.8 yards per carry. Since Williams is tentatively expected to return, Stewart once again will be sharing touches with him and Mike Tolbert. We don’t recommend Stewart as a fantasy starter against a New Orleans defense that allowed an average of 77 rushing yards per contest and two rushing scores during the last month.
Even though Carolina promoted Stewart to the starting lineup about seven weeks into the 2012 season, he still amassed the worst numbers of his career. Nagging ankle injuries forced Stewart to miss seven games and slowed him in a few others. The Panthers’ running attack struggled part of the season because of offensive line injuries and erratic play-calling, which also contributed to Stewart’s anemic production. Carolina’s ranking as the 10th-best rushing offense is misleading, because Cam Newton topped the team in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. At 5-foot-10, 235 pounds, Stewart, who returns as the starter, is the most talented and complete back on the Panthers’ roster. The sixth-year pro is a compact, powerful runner with good speed and solid receiving skills. However, Stewart has very limited bounce-back potential, because Carolina’s backfield is super-crowded nowadays. Newton has topped the team in rushing scores two years in a row. Backup DeAngelo Williams is expected to return, and third-stringer Mike Tolbert is now in the mix as a passing-situation/goal-line specialist, too. In addition, Stewart underwent surgery on both ankles during the offseason, and he may not be ready for training camp. If healthy, Stewart is the top dog but offers only low-end RB3 value at best.
Positives over 5 ypc and 12 total TDs places Stewart in the %16 position for 2009. There's no reason t.o think his role will be any less in 2010, and it could possibly even increase. Run oriented offense with a very good line in front of him. Negatives Obviously still in a timeshare, so role may vary week to week Draft Strategy Choice came down to Stewart or Pierre Thomas, and honestly could have gone either way.Liked Stewart's updide if Williams misses any time (Contributed by: feral)
Round 4, Pick 7
Positives On a team that is dedicated to the run and seems to be leaning on him to run more and more as he gets healthier and healthier. Can do all the things that Deangelo Williams can do, but at 2 rounds lower of a price. Negatives history of nagging injuries. uncertain as to how many touches he will get a game with the presence of DWill. Draft Strategy (Contributed by: bshazzar)
Round 3, Pick 4
Positives He is on probably the best running team in the NFL, has been nothing but productive, even in shared role. If D-will goes down, watch out. He will be a solid rb2 either way. Negatives RBBC. big time. however they both get theirs without a problem. nagging injuries could flare up anytime. Only caught 18 passes last year, this is a PPR league. Draft Strategy perhaps i reached, but the man-love is strong with this one. I wanted Charles but he went the pick right before me. (Contributed by: malone)