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Jonathan Stewart - Set to Return Week 7 (1 Viewer)

He's such a tease...

I am sooo close to dropping Pierce and adding him in a redraft. And I even own Ray Rice. :-/

 
Picking him up if I can in my keeper league. Worth another shot. Rather have him than MJD to be honest. Huge upside, but I don't think Carolina knows how to use a RB.

 
How much money would you spend out of $200 on him in a redraft if A) you need a spot start this week and B) you need a potential FLEX option for the ROS?

 
I remember Waldman once saying that Stewart, if he had been in a better situation and stayed healthy, was on the Adrien Peterson axis of talent. Time is almost up for J-Stew to deliver on his promise.
He's a height/weight/speed freak of nature. Maybe the #1 pure athlete at RB in the league when you consider all the different variables.

I just hope he can stay healthy and get the volume of touches that he needs.
Obviously, not ALL of the different variables.
There are bigger backs and there are more explosive backs, but there is nobody else with the same combination of power and explosiveness.

The guy's built like a linebacker and he runs like a deer. He's the Andre Johnson of running backs.
:goodposting:

Durability questions? Sure. Crappy situation? Yep. But his talent is immense. There's no shame in not being able to put DeAngelo Williams completely on the bench. Both dudes are All Pro caliber IMO.

I need to stop -- I'm gonna end up talking myself into trading to get him back again in dynasty. And the situation there is TOXIC.

 
AP was obviously the cream of the crop entering the league the last 10 yrs, but honestly, imo, Stewart was right under him. And closer than most would think. I really thought if he had stayed healthy he could've dominated the league. He won me a title in 2009 when he finally got the chance to be the workhorse. Awesome weeks 14-16.

What a shame the way Carolina (and injuries too) held back the potential of him and even Williams to an extent.

 
Stewart is the #1 RB in carolina. I fully expect him to takeover the majority share of the carries once he's fully back. I would expect at least 15 carries per game and a few receptions. He will have value
Stewart's carries / game over his entire career: 11.5, 13.8, 12.7, 8.9, 10.3

Stewart's catches / game over his entire career: 0.5, 1.1, 0.6, 2.9, 1.9

Your projections are wildly optimistic, IMO, even if he's 100% healthy, which is a pretty big assumption in and of itself.
you were the same guy that hated on Andre Ellington....he then blew up. I have been doing the opposite of what you say and it works out pretty well.

 
I remember Waldman once saying that Stewart, if he had been in a better situation and stayed healthy, was on the Adrien Peterson axis of talent. Time is almost up for J-Stew to deliver on his promise.
He's a height/weight/speed freak of nature. Maybe the #1 pure athlete at RB in the league when you consider all the different variables.

I just hope he can stay healthy and get the volume of touches that he needs.
Obviously, not ALL of the different variables.
There are bigger backs and there are more explosive backs, but there is nobody else with the same combination of power and explosiveness.

The guy's built like a linebacker and he runs like a deer. He's the Andre Johnson of running backs.
Shouldn't the ability to perform athletic feats be a variable? Most of the time he can't.

 
I remember Waldman once saying that Stewart, if he had been in a better situation and stayed healthy, was on the Adrien Peterson axis of talent. Time is almost up for J-Stew to deliver on his promise.
He's a height/weight/speed freak of nature. Maybe the #1 pure athlete at RB in the league when you consider all the different variables.

I just hope he can stay healthy and get the volume of touches that he needs.
Obviously, not ALL of the different variables.
There are bigger backs and there are more explosive backs, but there is nobody else with the same combination of power and explosiveness.

The guy's built like a linebacker and he runs like a deer. He's the Andre Johnson of running backs.
Shouldn't the ability to perform athletic feats be a variable? Most of the time he can't.
His 4.7 career YPC is higher than LeSean McCoy, Ray Rice, Maurice Jones-Drew, Steven Jackson, Frank Gore, and Arian Foster.

Stewart has been a bust in FF, but in the NFL he has been a very good back.

 
I remember Waldman once saying that Stewart, if he had been in a better situation and stayed healthy, was on the Adrien Peterson axis of talent. Time is almost up for J-Stew to deliver on his promise.
He's a height/weight/speed freak of nature. Maybe the #1 pure athlete at RB in the league when you consider all the different variables.

I just hope he can stay healthy and get the volume of touches that he needs.
Obviously, not ALL of the different variables.
There are bigger backs and there are more explosive backs, but there is nobody else with the same combination of power and explosiveness.

The guy's built like a linebacker and he runs like a deer. He's the Andre Johnson of running backs.
Shouldn't the ability to perform athletic feats be a variable? Most of the time he can't.
His 4.7 career YPC is higher than LeSean McCoy, Ray Rice, Maurice Jones-Drew, Steven Jackson, Frank Gore, and Arian Foster.

Stewart has been a bust in FF, but in the NFL he has been a very good back.
I'll take that as a no.

 
Who's the back to own this weekend? Stew? Tolbert? DWill?
They are playing Atlanta. So maybe all of them.

They made Ellington look all world. The Panthers should handily beat the hapless Falcons and there should be plently of carries to go around this week. I could see Dengelo getting 15, Stewart getting 10-12 and Tolbert about 8.

You get the impression from those around the Panthers camp that they are really excited about the way Stewart is looking in practice. If he truly is back in top form it will be hard to keep him off the field. I'd imagine of course they would ease him in somewhat but this week might be the perfect week to do it.

 
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J Stew won't last the rest of this season. His history of injuries is just too long. It is just too bad, what a talent he (was).

 
I remember Waldman once saying that Stewart, if he had been in a better situation and stayed healthy, was on the Adrien Peterson axis of talent. Time is almost up for J-Stew to deliver on his promise.
He's a height/weight/speed freak of nature. Maybe the #1 pure athlete at RB in the league when you consider all the different variables.

I just hope he can stay healthy and get the volume of touches that he needs.
Obviously, not ALL of the different variables.
There are bigger backs and there are more explosive backs, but there is nobody else with the same combination of power and explosiveness.

The guy's built like a linebacker and he runs like a deer. He's the Andre Johnson of running backs.
Yep, he reminds me of Fred Taylor in that regard who was a completely freak too.

 
I remember Waldman once saying that Stewart, if he had been in a better situation and stayed healthy, was on the Adrien Peterson axis of talent. Time is almost up for J-Stew to deliver on his promise.
He's a height/weight/speed freak of nature. Maybe the #1 pure athlete at RB in the league when you consider all the different variables.

I just hope he can stay healthy and get the volume of touches that he needs.
Obviously, not ALL of the different variables.
There are bigger backs and there are more explosive backs, but there is nobody else with the same combination of power and explosiveness.

The guy's built like a linebacker and he runs like a deer. He's the Andre Johnson of running backs.
Shouldn't the ability to perform athletic feats be a variable? Most of the time he can't.
His 4.7 career YPC is higher than LeSean McCoy, Ray Rice, Maurice Jones-Drew, Steven Jackson, Frank Gore, and Arian Foster.

Stewart has been a bust in FF, but in the NFL he has been a very good back.
How does it compare to 4.9 with 50% more carries?

 
Gotta be DeAngelo. Forgotten again in the fantasy world. Still the starter in Carolina. Do need to see about the quad injury, though.

Frankly, I think his quick cuts vs the woefully inexperienced Falcon LBs is the better play than Stewart's power. But the Panthers will probably just run Mike Tolbert into the line all day.

 
J Stew won't last the rest of this season. His history of injuries is just too long. It is just too bad, what a talent he (was).
Stewart's injury history is a bit overblown IMO. 2012 and this year have been brutal, obviously, but over his first four years in the league he played in 62 games and only missed two. Yes, durability is a concern, but no moreso than it is for guys like Darren McFadden or DeMarco Murray who still carry strong value in most people's eyes.

 
Coeur de Lion said:
ex-ghost said:
J Stew won't last the rest of this season. His history of injuries is just too long. It is just too bad, what a talent he (was).
Stewart's injury history is a bit overblown IMO. 2012 and this year have been brutal, obviously, but over his first four years in the league he played in 62 games and only missed two. Yes, durability is a concern, but no moreso than it is for guys like Darren McFadden or DeMarco Murray who still carry strong value in most people's eyes.
Thank you. Didn't have time to look it up, but it's WAY overblown. He got hurt last year... it happens. Prior to that he played, and played well.

I honestly believe his 2012 season was doomed the second he rolled his ankle so badly in the preseason... missed only the first game, and I believe came back too quickly. He never looked the same all year.

 
Dropped Deangelo this morning. The situation is too murky to own any Panther RB's, though I see Tolbert's getting a lot of action. You know Cam's getting the prime GL looks already, add in Stewart and Deangelo getting 'nicked' is just too much to have faith in him or any Carolina back.

 
Coeur de Lion said:
ex-ghost said:
J Stew won't last the rest of this season. His history of injuries is just too long. It is just too bad, what a talent he (was).
Stewart's injury history is a bit overblown IMO. 2012 and this year have been brutal, obviously, but over his first four years in the league he played in 62 games and only missed two. Yes, durability is a concern, but no moreso than it is for guys like Darren McFadden or DeMarco Murray who still carry strong value in most people's eyes.
Thank you. Didn't have time to look it up, but it's WAY overblown. He got hurt last year... it happens. Prior to that he played, and played well.

I honestly believe his 2012 season was doomed the second he rolled his ankle so badly in the preseason... missed only the first game, and I believe came back too quickly. He never looked the same all year.
No, it's really not. It isn't just the games he's missed, it's the games he's missed time in, played at well below 100%, etc.

 
Coeur de Lion said:
ex-ghost said:
J Stew won't last the rest of this season. His history of injuries is just too long. It is just too bad, what a talent he (was).
Stewart's injury history is a bit overblown IMO. 2012 and this year have been brutal, obviously, but over his first four years in the league he played in 62 games and only missed two. Yes, durability is a concern, but no moreso than it is for guys like Darren McFadden or DeMarco Murray who still carry strong value in most people's eyes.
Thank you. Didn't have time to look it up, but it's WAY overblown. He got hurt last year... it happens. Prior to that he played, and played well.

I honestly believe his 2012 season was doomed the second he rolled his ankle so badly in the preseason... missed only the first game, and I believe came back too quickly. He never looked the same all year.
No, it's really not. It isn't just the games he's missed, it's the games he's missed time in, played at well below 100%, etc.
You say po-tate-o, I say po-ta-to.

Again - I don't think he was ever healthy in 2012... and his production showed it. 2009-2011 Stewart has been forgotten... but that guy is ultra talented and ultra-productive per touch. If he gets 15+ touches per game (like they said they wanted to do last year when declaring him the starter on this same offense) he'll be a very solid flex with potential for more.

 
Coeur de Lion said:
ex-ghost said:
J Stew won't last the rest of this season. His history of injuries is just too long. It is just too bad, what a talent he (was).
Stewart's injury history is a bit overblown IMO. 2012 and this year have been brutal, obviously, but over his first four years in the league he played in 62 games and only missed two. Yes, durability is a concern, but no moreso than it is for guys like Darren McFadden or DeMarco Murray who still carry strong value in most people's eyes.
Thank you. Didn't have time to look it up, but it's WAY overblown. He got hurt last year... it happens. Prior to that he played, and played well.

I honestly believe his 2012 season was doomed the second he rolled his ankle so badly in the preseason... missed only the first game, and I believe came back too quickly. He never looked the same all year.
"Stewart's injury history isn't bad because he used to be healthy but recently he hasn't been."

 
Coeur de Lion said:
ex-ghost said:
J Stew won't last the rest of this season. His history of injuries is just too long. It is just too bad, what a talent he (was).
Stewart's injury history is a bit overblown IMO. 2012 and this year have been brutal, obviously, but over his first four years in the league he played in 62 games and only missed two. Yes, durability is a concern, but no moreso than it is for guys like Darren McFadden or DeMarco Murray who still carry strong value in most people's eyes.
Thank you. Didn't have time to look it up, but it's WAY overblown. He got hurt last year... it happens. Prior to that he played, and played well.

I honestly believe his 2012 season was doomed the second he rolled his ankle so badly in the preseason... missed only the first game, and I believe came back too quickly. He never looked the same all year.
No, it's really not. It isn't just the games he's missed, it's the games he's missed time in, played at well below 100%, etc.
You say po-tate-o, I say po-ta-to.

Again - I don't think he was ever healthy in 2012... and his production showed it. 2009-2011 Stewart has been forgotten... but that guy is ultra talented and ultra-productive per touch. If he gets 15+ touches per game (like they said they wanted to do last year when declaring him the starter on this same offense) he'll be a very solid flex with potential for more.
I'm not commenting on his talent or production, I'm commenting on his health. He has a very extensive history of injuries going all the way back to high school.

 
Again - I don't think he was ever healthy in 2012... and his production showed it. 2009-2011 Stewart has been forgotten... but that guy is ultra talented and ultra-productive per touch. If he gets 15+ touches per game (like they said they wanted to do last year when declaring him the starter on this same offense) he'll be a very solid flex with potential for more.
This is good stuff. I've never been a fan of owning Stewart in the past. But this year, with how hard it is to find a serviceable RB2, and with the Car offense clicking right now, and with DeLo already worn down a bit, and with how cheap it is to get Stewart at the moment, I have an improved feeling about the guy. He has to stay healthy, but weeks 14, 16 the Panthers play the Saints, who aren't exactly stout at stopping the run. Stewart has always been talented, but the price and environment were never right for me. Those factors are considerably different as we sit here today IMO. Expectations are obviously tempered, but I can afford to park him for a few weeks to see if fresh legs serve him well against tired D's. I mean, this guy's injured a lot and shares time, but it's not like he's a bum. Well, at least not when healthy.

 
Again - I don't think he was ever healthy in 2012... and his production showed it. 2009-2011 Stewart has been forgotten... but that guy is ultra talented and ultra-productive per touch. If he gets 15+ touches per game (like they said they wanted to do last year when declaring him the starter on this same offense) he'll be a very solid flex with potential for more.
This is good stuff. I've never been a fan of owning Stewart in the past. But this year, with how hard it is to find a serviceable RB2, and with the Car offense clicking right now, and with DeLo already worn down a bit, and with how cheap it is to get Stewart at the moment, I have an improved feeling about the guy. He has to stay healthy, but weeks 14, 16 the Panthers play the Saints, who aren't exactly stout at stopping the run. Stewart has always been talented, but the price and environment were never right for me. Those factors are considerably different as we sit here today IMO. Expectations are obviously tempered, but I can afford to park him for a few weeks to see if fresh legs serve him well against tired D's. I mean, this guy's injured a lot and shares time, but it's not like he's a bum. Well, at least not when healthy.
:goodposting:

Pretty much how I feel.. Would anyone really be surprised if they Stew end up with 60-70% of the carries and he turns into a strong RB2 down the stretch? His situation is not as good as Brown, but talent-wise I would rate him as good as anyone.. Situations change quickly.. who knows how bad DW is currently hurt today? Last year, they still preferred to run with Stew over DW, and now he is coming in with fresh legs.

 
BassNBrew said:
EBF said:
I remember Waldman once saying that Stewart, if he had been in a better situation and stayed healthy, was on the Adrien Peterson axis of talent. Time is almost up for J-Stew to deliver on his promise.
He's a height/weight/speed freak of nature. Maybe the #1 pure athlete at RB in the league when you consider all the different variables.

I just hope he can stay healthy and get the volume of touches that he needs.
Obviously, not ALL of the different variables.
There are bigger backs and there are more explosive backs, but there is nobody else with the same combination of power and explosiveness.

The guy's built like a linebacker and he runs like a deer. He's the Andre Johnson of running backs.
Shouldn't the ability to perform athletic feats be a variable? Most of the time he can't.
His 4.7 career YPC is higher than LeSean McCoy, Ray Rice, Maurice Jones-Drew, Steven Jackson, Frank Gore, and Arian Foster.

Stewart has been a bust in FF, but in the NFL he has been a very good back.
How does it compare to 4.9 with 50% more carries?
D-Will is also a great talent and it's a shame that his numbers don't show it.

I think the single most reliable indicator of who is/isn't an elite franchise NFL back is the player's ability to get a lucrative second contract from the team that drafted him. From that perspective, Williams and Stewart both qualify. The fact that they've been on the same team for most of their prime has really killed their FF value, but there's no questioning their ability.

Stewart is 26 whereas Williams is 30, so if you believe that they'll age equally then there will inevitably be a window where Stewart is the uncontested guy.

 
Coeur de Lion said:
ex-ghost said:
J Stew won't last the rest of this season. His history of injuries is just too long. It is just too bad, what a talent he (was).
Stewart's injury history is a bit overblown IMO. 2012 and this year have been brutal, obviously, but over his first four years in the league he played in 62 games and only missed two. Yes, durability is a concern, but no moreso than it is for guys like Darren McFadden or DeMarco Murray who still carry strong value in most people's eyes.
Thank you. Didn't have time to look it up, but it's WAY overblown. He got hurt last year... it happens. Prior to that he played, and played well.

I honestly believe his 2012 season was doomed the second he rolled his ankle so badly in the preseason... missed only the first game, and I believe came back too quickly. He never looked the same all year.
"Stewart's injury history isn't bad because he used to be healthy but recently he hasn't been."
I'm not sure how to even respond to this... He got hurt in 2012 - no one disputes that. I believe he's healthy now. No one's questioned the talent when healthy. My comment was related to the fact that I feel like his "injury-prone" label was attached to him prior to last year, and yet he played through it all. So when he gets hurt last year, the "injury-prone" crowd points to that as justifcation for the label. Players get hurt... it happens. Prior to last year, he was a difference maker on the field and only missed 2 of 64 games over his first four seasons. Yet he was still called injury prone.

I understand some saying he left games early or was always questionable... to my recollection (which may be wrong and I haven't looked back to verify) much of that happened last year. You don't play in 62 of 64 games by getting frequently hurt. He didn't practice some weeks, but he still produced on Sundays.

He was hurt last year in training camp (suffered a high ankle sprain), missed week 1, clearly came back too soon, and didn't make an impact at all. He didn't look like the same guy - then he severely sprains the other ankle and it ends his season. If 2009-2011 Stewart is back (and it certianly sounds like he is from everything I've heard out of Charlotte)... sign me up all day.

 
Coeur de Lion said:
ex-ghost said:
J Stew won't last the rest of this season. His history of injuries is just too long. It is just too bad, what a talent he (was).
Stewart's injury history is a bit overblown IMO. 2012 and this year have been brutal, obviously, but over his first four years in the league he played in 62 games and only missed two. Yes, durability is a concern, but no moreso than it is for guys like Darren McFadden or DeMarco Murray who still carry strong value in most people's eyes.
Thank you. Didn't have time to look it up, but it's WAY overblown. He got hurt last year... it happens. Prior to that he played, and played well.

I honestly believe his 2012 season was doomed the second he rolled his ankle so badly in the preseason... missed only the first game, and I believe came back too quickly. He never looked the same all year.
No, it's really not. It isn't just the games he's missed, it's the games he's missed time in, played at well below 100%, etc.
You say po-tate-o, I say po-ta-to.

Again - I don't think he was ever healthy in 2012... and his production showed it. 2009-2011 Stewart has been forgotten... but that guy is ultra talented and ultra-productive per touch. If he gets 15+ touches per game (like they said they wanted to do last year when declaring him the starter on this same offense) he'll be a very solid flex with potential for more.
This is spot on. As an owner last year (and seemingly every year) the preseason ankle injury essentially destroyed his season. I seem to recall it being a high-ankle sprain. He also looked very good in preseason action that year.

 
Coeur de Lion said:
ex-ghost said:
J Stew won't last the rest of this season. His history of injuries is just too long. It is just too bad, what a talent he (was).
Stewart's injury history is a bit overblown IMO. 2012 and this year have been brutal, obviously, but over his first four years in the league he played in 62 games and only missed two. Yes, durability is a concern, but no moreso than it is for guys like Darren McFadden or DeMarco Murray who still carry strong value in most people's eyes.
Thank you. Didn't have time to look it up, but it's WAY overblown. He got hurt last year... it happens. Prior to that he played, and played well.

I honestly believe his 2012 season was doomed the second he rolled his ankle so badly in the preseason... missed only the first game, and I believe came back too quickly. He never looked the same all year.
"Stewart's injury history isn't bad because he used to be healthy but recently he hasn't been."
I'm not sure how to even respond to this... He got hurt in 2012 - no one disputes that. I believe he's healthy now. No one's questioned the talent when healthy. My comment was related to the fact that I feel like his "injury-prone" label was attached to him prior to last year, and yet he played through it all. So when he gets hurt last year, the "injury-prone" crowd points to that as justifcation for the label. Players get hurt... it happens. Prior to last year, he was a difference maker on the field and only missed 2 of 64 games over his first four seasons. Yet he was still called injury prone.

I understand some saying he left games early or was always questionable... to my recollection (which may be wrong and I haven't looked back to verify) much of that happened last year. You don't play in 62 of 64 games by getting frequently hurt. He didn't practice some weeks, but he still produced on Sundays.

He was hurt last year in training camp (suffered a high ankle sprain), missed week 1, clearly came back too soon, and didn't make an impact at all. He didn't look like the same guy - then he severely sprains the other ankle and it ends his season. If 2009-2011 Stewart is back (and it certianly sounds like he is from everything I've heard out of Charlotte)... sign me up all day.
Borrowed from another poster:

Lets look at the ankle/lower leg injuries:

-Sophomore in HS, missed almost half the season due to an ankle injury

-Freshman year of college, missed 2 games and was limited in others due to an ankle injury

-Sophomore season, missed time due to lingering ankle issues

-March 2008(after combine), surgery on big toe

-2009 battled Achilles/heel/toe injuries and was listed as questionable for 9 games/probably for 6 more games

-2010 listed as probably due to a foot injury(missed 2 games due to a concussion as well)

-2012 right ankle injury, misses 7 games, listed as questionable/doubtful/probable on pretty much every other game and hurt ankle in preseason

-2013 surgery on both ankles

 
Coeur de Lion said:
ex-ghost said:
J Stew won't last the rest of this season. His history of injuries is just too long. It is just too bad, what a talent he (was).
Stewart's injury history is a bit overblown IMO. 2012 and this year have been brutal, obviously, but over his first four years in the league he played in 62 games and only missed two. Yes, durability is a concern, but no moreso than it is for guys like Darren McFadden or DeMarco Murray who still carry strong value in most people's eyes.
Thank you. Didn't have time to look it up, but it's WAY overblown. He got hurt last year... it happens. Prior to that he played, and played well.

I honestly believe his 2012 season was doomed the second he rolled his ankle so badly in the preseason... missed only the first game, and I believe came back too quickly. He never looked the same all year.
"Stewart's injury history isn't bad because he used to be healthy but recently he hasn't been."
I'm not sure how to even respond to this... He got hurt in 2012 - no one disputes that. I believe he's healthy now. No one's questioned the talent when healthy. My comment was related to the fact that I feel like his "injury-prone" label was attached to him prior to last year, and yet he played through it all. So when he gets hurt last year, the "injury-prone" crowd points to that as justifcation for the label. Players get hurt... it happens. Prior to last year, he was a difference maker on the field and only missed 2 of 64 games over his first four seasons. Yet he was still called injury prone.

I understand some saying he left games early or was always questionable... to my recollection (which may be wrong and I haven't looked back to verify) much of that happened last year. You don't play in 62 of 64 games by getting frequently hurt. He didn't practice some weeks, but he still produced on Sundays.

He was hurt last year in training camp (suffered a high ankle sprain), missed week 1, clearly came back too soon, and didn't make an impact at all. He didn't look like the same guy - then he severely sprains the other ankle and it ends his season. If 2009-2011 Stewart is back (and it certianly sounds like he is from everything I've heard out of Charlotte)... sign me up all day.
Borrowed from another poster:

Lets look at the ankle/lower leg injuries:

-Sophomore in HS, missed almost half the season due to an ankle injury

-Freshman year of college, missed 2 games and was limited in others due to an ankle injury

-Sophomore season, missed time due to lingering ankle issues

-March 2008(after combine), surgery on big toe

-2009 battled Achilles/heel/toe injuries and was listed as questionable for 9 games/probably for 6 more games

-2010 listed as probably due to a foot injury(missed 2 games due to a concussion as well)

-2012 right ankle injury, misses 7 games, listed as questionable/doubtful/probable on pretty much every other game and hurt ankle in preseason

-2013 surgery on both ankles
will the surgery alleviate some of the ankle issues?

 
If you counted all of the "almosts" and all the times when players played through pain, half the league would be injury-prone.

Stew does have a troubling history of minor lower body ailments, but up until last season he'd been healthy enough to go in something like 95% of his NFL games.

All players get banged up in the NFL. Especially running backs. The current list of top 20 RBs is littered with guys who've had at least one season-ending injury (Charles, Moreno, McCoy, Bush, Peterson, Gore [at Miami], Bernard [at UNC], Murray, McFadden). NFL football is a very unnatural activity. The body wasn't really meant to take 15-25 hits per game over 16-20 weeks. The guys who stay perfectly healthy are the exception and not the norm.

 
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If you counted all of the "almosts" and all the times when players played through pain, half the league would be injury-prone.

Stew does have a troubling history of minor lower body ailments, but up until last season he'd been healthy enough to go in something like 95% of his NFL games.

All players get banged up in the NFL. Especially running backs. The current list of top 20 RBs is littered with guys who've had at least one season-ending injury (Charles, Moreno, McCoy, Bush, Peterson, Gore [at Miami], Bernard [at UNC], Murray, McFadden). NFL football is a very unnatural activity. The body wasn't really meant to take 15-25 hits per game over 16-20 weeks. The guys who stay perfectly healthy are the exception and not the norm.
rly?

 
I remember Waldman once saying that Stewart, if he had been in a better situation and stayed healthy, was on the Adrien Peterson axis of talent. Time is almost up for J-Stew to deliver on his promise.
He's a height/weight/speed freak of nature. Maybe the #1 pure athlete at RB in the league when you consider all the different variables.

I just hope he can stay healthy and get the volume of touches that he needs.
Obviously, not ALL of the different variables.
There are bigger backs and there are more explosive backs, but there is nobody else with the same combination of power and explosiveness.

The guy's built like a linebacker and he runs like a deer. He's the Andre Johnson of running backs.
:goodposting:

Durability questions? Sure. Crappy situation? Yep. But his talent is immense. There's no shame in not being able to put DeAngelo Williams completely on the bench. Both dudes are All Pro caliber IMO.

I need to stop -- I'm gonna end up talking myself into trading to get him back again in dynasty. And the situation there is TOXIC.
I'm constantly amazed by the JStew hype. This guy is a paper tiger. Or in this case a paper panther. He is 5 years and several injuries removed from his height/weight/speed freak of nature peak that never was. I would be shocked if this guy ever lives up to his 2009 season promise and recaptures the magical form that is based more on fantasy hyperbole than actual talent and production. And let's be honest, he never was an Adrian Peterson type of prospect or the #1 pure athlete at anything.

 
I'm constantly amazed by the JStew hype. This guy is a paper tiger. Or in this case a paper panther. He is 5 years and several injuries removed from his height/weight/speed freak of nature peak that never was. I would be shocked if this guy ever lives up to his 2009 season promise and recaptures the magical form that is based more on fantasy hyperbole than actual talent and production. And let's be honest, he never was an Adrian Peterson type of prospect or the #1 pure athlete at anything.
Peterson is a once in a generation prospect.

 
I believe he's healthy now.
Healthy as in ready to play football? Or healthy as in you don't think he'll have another lower leg condition in the near future? The guy's ankles and feet aren't right. Maybe it's because of his mass/speed specs that he subjects his feet/ankles to forces that they cannot withstand, but I don't think he's gone a full calendar year without a condition that needed treatment. No one questions how fast/powerful he is, but if he can't stay on the field to do it, then it doesn't matter. The trend for his lower leg conditions is poor, not good or even improving. Right now he can play football. Would you be surprised if he doesn't finish the game or on Monday morning you read a report about Stewart getting his foot looked at? No one should. Then where did all of your beliefs get you?

 
I believe he's healthy now.
Healthy as in ready to play football? Or healthy as in you don't think he'll have another lower leg condition in the near future? The guy's ankles and feet aren't right. Maybe it's because of his mass/speed specs that he subjects his feet/ankles to forces that they cannot withstand, but I don't think he's gone a full calendar year without a condition that needed treatment. No one questions how fast/powerful he is, but if he can't stay on the field to do it, then it doesn't matter. The trend for his lower leg conditions is poor, not good or even improving. Right now he can play football. Would you be surprised if he doesn't finish the game or on Monday morning you read a report about Stewart getting his foot looked at? No one should. Then where did all of your beliefs get you?
There are a lot of sketchy RB2s this year. IF he's healthy now, Stewy has value until one of these leg injuries pops up again. Could be this week, could be in three weeks, could be next season. When healthy, Stewart is a good player and he plays alongside one of the hottest QBs in the league. That fact plus his price tag have my radar humming.

Would it surprise me if Stewy gets hurt this weekend? Not at all.

Would it surprise me if he grabs hold of the primary Car RB duties and finishes somewhere between RB10-20 ROS? Not at all.

This situation is similar to Ryan Matthews from a few weeks ago. These types of guys emerge annually. If you have your ear to the ground and a few churn and burn roster spots, you can exploit them to tremendous advantage at the edges of your starting roster, even if for a just a few weeks of a long season.

 
I believe he's healthy now.
Healthy as in ready to play football? Or healthy as in you don't think he'll have another lower leg condition in the near future? The guy's ankles and feet aren't right. Maybe it's because of his mass/speed specs that he subjects his feet/ankles to forces that they cannot withstand, but I don't think he's gone a full calendar year without a condition that needed treatment. No one questions how fast/powerful he is, but if he can't stay on the field to do it, then it doesn't matter. The trend for his lower leg conditions is poor, not good or even improving. Right now he can play football. Would you be surprised if he doesn't finish the game or on Monday morning you read a report about Stewart getting his foot looked at? No one should. Then where did all of your beliefs get you?
There are a lot of sketchy RB2s this year. IF he's healthy now, Stewy has value until one of these leg injuries pops up again. Could be this week, could be in three weeks, could be next season. When healthy, Stewart is a good player and he plays alongside one of the hottest QBs in the league. That fact plus his price tag have my radar humming.

Would it surprise me if Stewy gets hurt this weekend? Not at all.

Would it surprise me if he grabs hold of the primary Car RB duties and finishes somewhere between RB10-20 ROS? Not at all.

This situation is similar to Ryan Matthews from a few weeks ago. These types of guys emerge annually. If you have your ear to the ground and a few churn and burn roster spots, you can exploit them to tremendous advantage at the edges of your starting roster, even if for a just a few weeks of a long season.
a few weeks ago or a few years ago?

 
I believe he's healthy now.
Healthy as in ready to play football? Or healthy as in you don't think he'll have another lower leg condition in the near future? The guy's ankles and feet aren't right. Maybe it's because of his mass/speed specs that he subjects his feet/ankles to forces that they cannot withstand, but I don't think he's gone a full calendar year without a condition that needed treatment. No one questions how fast/powerful he is, but if he can't stay on the field to do it, then it doesn't matter. The trend for his lower leg conditions is poor, not good or even improving. Right now he can play football. Would you be surprised if he doesn't finish the game or on Monday morning you read a report about Stewart getting his foot looked at? No one should. Then where did all of your beliefs get you?
There are a lot of sketchy RB2s this year. IF he's healthy now, Stewy has value until one of these leg injuries pops up again. Could be this week, could be in three weeks, could be next season. When healthy, Stewart is a good player and he plays alongside one of the hottest QBs in the league. That fact plus his price tag have my radar humming.
Not as sketchy as Stewart, especially not for the price. I don't know what you are talking about, suggesting his price is low. It isn't now and it never was. I know why people get all excited when a money pit type player like Stewart finally gets "healthy", just don't sell it to others like you just plucked a season changing RB off the wire.

 

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