The Carolina Panthers will be without RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) for at least week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings. This is a huge blow, but Fozzy Whittaker had a career day filling in week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers and worth waiver wire priority to J-Stew owners. If you feel that you have a better option on your bench, go that route. Whittaker gained 100 yards on 16 carries, adding 31 yards on 3 receptions.
The Panthers host the Vikings in week 3. Minnesota's defense stuffed DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry and Marcus Mariota in week 1 (64 yards on 22 carries) and limited Eddie Lacy to 50 yards on 12 carries. James Starks gained 3 yards on 7 attempts on Sunday Night Football.