Carolina Panthers: Life Without Jonathan Stewart

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Sep 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Cameron Artis-Payne (34) runs the ball past Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Shayon Green (49) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Cameron Artis-Payne

Current Carries: 1 Carry per game
YPC: 2.6

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Artis-Payne has not seen the field very much this season. Yet the Auburn rookie is closest thing the Panthers have to a true workhorse back at the moment. If he was better then this carry problem would solve itself, but the Panthers have kept him on the sidelines in favor of other players with more defined roles. It probably has not helped Artis-Payne that Newton is the second leading rusher on the team.

As a result the Panthers will not fully give him the ball here. There are still ten carries to spread out, but Artis-Payne will get no more than eight of them. He will see action though.

Result: Eight more carries

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