This article is part of our Red Zone Watch series.
Tevin Coleman returned from his hamstring injury Sunday against the Cardinals, and while he was able to poach a two-yard touchdown from Devonta Freeman, the latter still dominated the touches overall (twice as many carries) and in the red zone. In fact, Coleman's only red-zone carry was his touchdown, and while he did get a red-zone target (Matt Ryan's only one of the game), Freeman still clearly looks like the top option out of the backfield, particularly in the red zone, as he not only leads the team in red-zone carries but also red-zone targets.
It seemed like Jonathan Stewart's fantasy owners were in for another tough day Sunday against the Raiders, as quarterback Cam Newton scored on a three-yard run in the first quarter after the Panthers got down field thanks to a 47-yard run by Stewart. It's just a matter of being a Stewart owner: you know he can pick up yards, but when the Panthers get near the goal line, Newton does that he wants. But things turned around for Stewart, who scored two rushing touchdowns, which came from one and three yards out. By the end of it, Stewart's eight red-zone carries were the most league-wide in Week 12, with half coming from inside the 10. Stewart's eight red-zone carries were twice as many as he had in Week 11, and while Newton is always a threat, Stewart is still getting plenty of looks in the area, which