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Mike Tolbert | Running Back | #35

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 250
College: Coastal Carolina
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Impending free agent FB Mike Tolbert said he wants to remain with the Panthers.
He has yet to talk with the front office. With Tolbert unlikely to break the bank, it makes sense for Carolina to re-sign the versatile fullback. Tolbert earned First-Team All-Pro honors for the second time in his career in 2015. Feb 9 - 10:45 AM

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Mike Tolbert rushed five times for 18 yards and missed his lone target in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to Denver.

Tolbert's lowlight occurred on a short second-quarter run, at the end of which Broncos FS Darian Stewart helmeted the ball loose and ILB Danny Trevathan recovered for a Denver turnover. A 2015 Pro Bowl selection, Tolbert is headed into free agency at age 30. We suspect he'll return to the Panthers on a cost-effective short-term deal.
Feb 7 - 10:56 PM

Impending free agent Mike Tolbert said he "absolutely" wants to re-sign with the Panthers.

Tolbert should become the league's highest paid fullback after making the Pro Bowl two of the last three seasons. 30-year-old Tolbert will be seeking Marcel Reece money (four years, $14M).
Feb 3 - 7:20 PM

Mike Tolbert rushed three times for four yards and caught his lone target for a gain of 14 in the Panthers' NFC title game win over the Cardinals.

Tolbert received a second-quarter goal-line carry, but was stuffed at the line. Tolbert kept the chains moving in the third quarter, picking up 14 yards on an arrow route out of the backfield deep in Arizona territory. Tolbert's other two runs occurred in clock-killing mode of the Panthers' blowout win. He contributed a two-point conversion to put Carolina up 42-15 in the fourth frame.
Jan 24 - 9:58 PM

Mike Tolbert rushed seven times for 17 yards in the Panthers' Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

Tolbert's biggest contributions were a big-time block on Jonathan Stewart's 59-yard run on the first play of the game and then a fumble recovery on the next play when Cameron Artis-Payne fumbled in the red zone. Tolbert is Stewart's breather back, but isn't someone who is going to make noise in fantasy.
Jan 17 - 5:09 PM

Mike Tolbert carried the ball twice for 12 yards and snagged two of three targets for 17 yards in the Panthers' Week 16 loss to the Falcons.

Tolbert ceded into the background Sunday after getting the start at running back last week against the Giants. He’ll continue to see limited work as part of a committee with Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker while Jonathan Stewart is sidelined with a sprained foot.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 06:55:00 PM

Mike Tolbert rushed five times for 10 yards in the Panthers' Week 15 win over the Giants.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Tolbert got the "start" in Jonathan Stewart's absence, but was a clear No. 2 behind Cameron Artis-Payne, who out-touched Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker 16-9. Even if J-Stew misses another game in Week 16, Tolbert won't be on the RB3/FLEX radar.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Mike Tolbert rushed two times for 33 yards in Carolina's Week 13 win over the Saints, adding two receptions for 18 yards and a touchdown.

The Panthers have intimated they want to get Tolbert more involved down the stretch, but he still got out-touched 24-4 by Jon Stewart this afternoon. Even in touchdown-only leagues, Tolbert lacks anything resembling fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:41:00 PM

Mike Tolbert caught his lone target for 40 yards in the Panthers' Week 8 win over the Colts on Monday night.

He didn't register a carry. On his catch, Tolbert snuck out of the backfield on a broken play and was left wide open down the left side to run free after a check-down from Cam Newton. Tolbert has no fantasy value.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 01:17:00 AM

Mike Tolbert had three carries for 16 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for two yards and a second touchdown in Week 7 against the Eagles.

Tolbert vultured a goal-line touchdown from Jonathan Stewart, and later broke multiple tackles on a two-yard dumpoff from Cam Newton. The touchdowns were his only of the season. Tolbert has 132 total yards on 27 touches through seven weeks.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 01:27:00 AM

Mike Tolbert rushed three times for 10 yards in the Panthers' Week 6 win over the Seahawks.

One of the few fullbacks fantasy owners know by name, Tolbert has racked up 79 yards on 17 carries this season. He hasn’t caught a pass since Week 3 against the Saints.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 08:56:00 PM

Mike Tolbert (groin) returned to full practice on Friday.

Like backfield mate Jonathan Stewart (shin), Tolbert was unavailable for Wednesday and Thursday's practice sessions. Both are listed as probable for Sunday's tilt with Tampa Bay. The fullback has 97 yards on 17 touches this year.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:46:00 AM

Mike Tolbert (groin) missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

Tolbert's status has taken on increased importance with Jonathan Stewart (knee) looking iffy. If neither back can go, Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne will form an underwhelming committee.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 02:48:00 PM

Mike Tolbert is expected to take on an increased offensive role without Kelvin Benjamin.

Tolbert is a 5-foot-9, 250-pound fullback-running back that goes by nicknames "Fat Boy" and "Tub of Goo." The Panthers are so desperate for playmakers on offense that Tolbert is expected to see snaps at receiver, H-back, and running back. He has a soft pair of mitts with 175 career catches and will likely be tasked for some pass-down work behind early-down bruiser Jonathan Stewart.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Mike Tolbert rushed two times for 10 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards in Saturday's Divisional Round loss at Seattle.

Tolbert dropped a crucial third-down pass that would have kept the Panthers squarely in the game. It's reasonable to suggest that Jonathan Stewart should have been in the game instead of the powder-keg anyway. Tolbert appeared in just eight regular season games this year, rushing 37 times for 78 yards and catching 12 passes for 93 yards with zero total touchdowns. He'll be an afterthought on offense in 2015 as he enters his age-30 season.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 12:40:00 AM