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Mike Tolbert | Running Back

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 245
College: Coastal Carolina
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Mike Tolbert rushed twice for four yards in the Panthers' Week 15 win over the Bucs.
Jonathan Stewart continued to dominate the backfield with DeAngelo Williams on the shelf. Tolbert has real-life value but none in fantasy football. Dec 14 - 5:43 PM

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Mike Tolbert rushed five times for 28 yards in the Panthers' Week 14 win over the Saints, catching 2-of-3 targets for 34 yards.

The yards were easily Tolbert's most of the season, but he didn't get any goal-line looks with Jonathan Stewart and Cam Newton handling their own business. Tolbert isn't on the RB3 radar.
Dec 7 - 6:32 PM

Mike Tolbert (probable, knee) will return for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

He practiced in full throughout the week. Tolbert spent the last eight games on short-term I.R. He'll start at fullback and could get short-yardage carries.
Nov 28 - 8:16 PM

Mike Tolbert (knee) is practicing in full for Week 13.

Tolbert was activated from short-term I.R. last week. He's been cleared to return coming out of the Panthers' bye. Tolbert isn't on the fantasy radar, but could steal some goal-line looks.
Nov 26 - 7:02 PM

Panthers activated RB Mike Tolbert (leg) from IR-designated to return.

Tolbert will be ready to rock when the Panthers come out of their bye in Week 13, further muddling the backfield. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart were already un-startable behind a struggling and injured offensive line. Tolbert could steal some goal-line looks.
Nov 18 - 12:56 PM

Mike Tolbert (leg) remains on track to return Week 13.

Tolbert is eligible to come off IR with a designation to return. He'll likely suit up against the Vikings Week 13 and make an even bigger mess of the Panthers backfield. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart couldn't even return value in a Week 11 home game against the Falcons' atrocious defense.
Nov 17 - 12:52 PM

Panthers placed RB Mike Tolbert (leg) on injured reserve with a designation to return.

It means Tolbert is out until at least Week 13, and leaves the Panthers very thin at running back. DeAngelo Williams (hamstring) is on track to play in Week 4, but Jonathan Stewart (knee) is out and Fozzy Whittaker (quad) is in doubt. If DeAngelo can suit up anywhere near 100 percent, he'll be a good bet for 15-20 touches against the Ravens in Week 4. He'll also get more goal-line chances with Tolbert out and Cam Newton (ribs) hesitant to run.
Sep 23 - 12:16 PM

The Charlotte Observer reports Mike Tolbert could miss "more than a month" with a hairline fracture in his left leg.

He also has a bone bruise. The injuries put UDFA Darrin Reaves on the fantasy radar with Jonathan Stewart also in danger of missing multiple weeks, and DeAngelo Williams short of 100 percent. Tolbert can be safely dropped in any leagues where he was owned. He might eventually become an I.R. candidate.
Sep 22 - 4:17 PM

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert has been diagnosed with a "hairline fracture" in his leg, and ruled out for Week 4.

He's week to week. Tolbert took a big hit late in Sunday's loss, but it was unclear how serious it was since the game was almost over. With Jonathan Stewart battling a "severely" sprained knee, DeAngelo Williams could have the Panthers' backfield all to himself for Week 4 if he can get over his thigh injury. If not, the Panthers will be down to Fozzy Whittaker (quad) and Darrin Reaves. It's a big concern for a banged up Cam Newton.
Sep 22 - 1:25 PM

Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert will both have MRIs Monday.

The Panthers aren't revealing any information yet, but both looked like knee issues on Sunday night. Neither injury appeared overly serious, but the MRI could very well find sprains. DeAngelo Williams (thigh) would get a boost in Week 4 if both Stewart and Tolbert sit.
Sep 22 - 12:42 PM

Mike Tolbert rushed three times for four yards in Sunday night's Week 3 loss to the Steelers

Tolbert took over lead-back duties after Jonathan Stewart left in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. He secured all three of his targets in the pass game for 20 yards. Tolbert also briefly exited with knee issue, but it didn't appear to be a major concern. With DeAngelo Williams expected to return next week, Tolbert isn't on the fantasy radar.
Sep 22 - 12:52 AM

Mike Tolbert (chest) practiced again on Friday and is probable for Week 3 versus Pittsburgh.

Tolbert took what he called the hardest hit of his career from DT Nick Fairley. He had trouble breathing and will wear extra padding against the Steelers. Jonathan Stewart could see extra looks in the red zone with Tolbert not at 100 percent. Both would be desperation plays with DeAngelo Williams (thigh) back.
Sep 19 - 11:48 AM

Mike Tolbert (chest) returned to Panthers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

It puts Tolbert on track to operate as a Week 3 battering ram, though how he feels on Friday will be key. With DeAngelo Williams (thigh) trending toward a return, as well, Tolbert's status is less important than it was in Week 2.
Sep 18 - 7:57 PM

Mike Tolbert (chest) is not practicing Wednesday.

Tolbert is day to day after suffering a chest injury in Sunday's win. The Panthers are hoping he can return to practice later this week.
Sep 17 - 1:15 PM

Mike Tolbert (chest) could miss practice time this week.

Tolbert suffered a bruised sternum on a goal-line carry. He should be considered day to day. With DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whittaker also dealing with injuries, Jonathan Stewart is the Panthers' only healthy running back.
Sep 16 - 11:29 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Philly Brown
WR31Philly Brown
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano