Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is the healthiest he's been since 2011
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Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is the healthiest he's been since 2011

Toe surgery, a torn knee ligament, multiple ankle surgeries, they have all been a part of Jonathan Stewart @Jonathanstewar1's life over the past couple of years. Since the start of the 2012 season, he has missed more games than he has played in. But it's a new year, and Stewart is getting off on a good foot, literally.
"Very excited about having Jonathan on the field," Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday. "He's healthy again. He's moving the way we need him to move. I like what we're getting out of him.
"Even Jonathan is saying this is the first time he's been healthy [in a while]. So that's a good thing."

Fantasy Analysis:

The Panthers need Stewart to stay on the field and be a major part of their run-heavy offense along with DeAngelo Williams @DeAngeloRB, Mike Tolbert as well as quarterback Cam Newton once he recovers from his own ankle surgery. Stewart is only 27 and should have a long future in this league ahead of him. But this Panthers ground attack is going to be split three or four different ways, severely limiting his fantasy value. Stewart is an RB5.

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FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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