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Fozzy Whittaker | Running Back | #43

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: Texas
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Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker is sidelined with a right ankle injury.
The Panthers' No. 3 running back went down in a heap against the Eagles on Thursday. He was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game after being carted off the field. It's possible Whittaker has suffered a season-ending injury. Oct 12 - 10:56 PM

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Panthers re-signed RB Fozzy Whittaker to a two-year, $2.5 million contract.

A jack-of-all-trades reserve, Whittaker will ideally be returning as the Panthers' No. 3 running back. Whittaker turned 28 last month. It's an uninspiring start for the Panthers' backfield in an offseason where an overall talent upgrade is required.
Mar 7 - 4:59 PM

Fozzy Whittaker rushed five times for 45 yards in the Panthers' Week 5 loss to the Bucs.

He caught his lone pass-game target for a gain on nine. Whittaker only received six touches to Cameron Artis-Payne's 18, and CAP also scored the two touchdowns. Whittaker's best run was a 16-yard pickup down to the one-yard line, but Derek Anderson tossed an interception on the next play. Whittaker remains a non-option in fantasy as a clear-cut backup.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Fozzy Whittaker caught 9-of-9 targets for 86 yards in the Panthers' Week 4 loss to the Falcons, rushing three times for six yards.

With the Panthers' offensive line getting dominated and playing from behind all afternoon, they abandoned the running game and turned Whittaker into their No. 1 receiver. Whittaker got out-touched on the ground by Cameron Artis-Payne, but finished with an overall 12-6 edge. Jonathan Stewart seems no better than 50-50 to return in Week 5, but Whittaker hasn't done nearly enough to put himself on the RB3 radar against the Bucs.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Fozzy Whittaker rushed five times for 22 yards in Carolina's Week 3 loss to the Vikings, adding five receptions for an additional 34 yards.

Running as the clear No. 2 behind Cameron Artis-Payne, a decent chunk of Whittaker's yardage came in garbage time. Whittaker didn't do anything to change the dynamic of Carolina's Jonathan Stewart-less backfield. CAP will remain the go-to guy against the Falcons in Week 4. Whittaker isn't a viable RB3.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Panthers OC Mike Shula said he would likely handle the running back carries by committee without Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) in the lineup.

Fozzy Whittaker is the popular add this week following his 16-100 rushing day Week 2 after Stewart got hurt, but second-year RB Cameron Artis-Payne is expected to be active and split the load. Beat writer Scott Fowler envisions a DeAngelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart type of committee between Whittaker and CAP. When asked if Whittaker will handle 19 touches like he did this past week, Shula said "probably no." Look for each back to get 10-15 touches per game.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 10:27:00 AM

Fozzy Whittaker had 16 carries for 100 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the 49ers.

He added three catches for 31 yards. Whittaker replaced an injured Jonathan Stewart in the first quarter. He briefly left to be checked for a concussion, but only missed one drive. With Stewart's status up in the air, Whittaker should be one of this week's top pickups. Cameron Artis-Payne has been inactive the first two games, and figures to play behind Whittaker if Stewart is held out.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker left Week 2 with a possible concussion.

Whittaker was forced into the game with Jonathan Stewart (ankle, hamstring) sidelined. He went down after losing a second-quarter fumble, but was cleared to return.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 02:05:00 PM

Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Cardinals.

Whittaker's status was never in much doubt after putting in a full week of practice. He's third on Carolina's running back depth chart behind Jonathan Stewart and Cameron Artis-Payne.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) is on to track to play in Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Cardinals.

Whittaker returned to a full practice on Wednesday. He'll fight for scraps behind Jonathan Stewart on Sunday.
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) is expected back at practice Wednesday.

Whittaker has been sidelined three weeks with a high-ankle sprain. There was some worry outside the organization about Jonathan Stewart's (foot, ankle) status Monday, but coach Ron Rivera did not sound concerned. With Stewart almost certain to play, Whittaker will be a change-of-pace option if he suits up.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 11:57:00 AM

Panthers declared RB Fozzy Whittaker, WR Brenton Bersin, DE Ryan Delaire, FS Dean Marlowe, WR Kevin Norwood, RB Brandon Wegher, and CB Lou Young inactive for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Seahawks.

Whittaker (ankle) was ruled out earlier this week. Kony Ealy (illness), Ted Ginn (knee) and Jonathan Stewart (foot) are all active for Carolina.
Sun, Jan 17, 2016 11:59:00 AM

Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (high-ankle sprain) has been ruled out for the Divisional Round.

Whittaker's status has taken on less importance with Jonathan Stewart back to full health. Cameron Artis-Payne and Mike Tolbert will back up J-Stew against the Seahawks.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 02:49:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Fozzy Whittaker suffered a high-ankle sprain Week 16 against the Falcons.

Rapoport reports Whittaker will miss next week, but there is hope he could return for the playoffs. With Jonathan Stewart's (foot) status still up in the air, Cameron Artis-Payne could have a featured role in a tough matchup with the Bucs Week 17.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Fozzy Whittaker exited Week 16 against the Falcons with an ankle injury.

Whittaker rode the cart to the locker room and was spotted wearing a walking boot on his right foot after the game. Whittaker called the injury a sprain, but he is not sure about his timetable. With Jonathan Stewart's (foot) status still up in the air, Cameron Artis-Payne could have a featured role in a tough matchup with the Bucs next week.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 10:48:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Garrett Gilbert
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Cameron Artis-Payne
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Christian McCaffrey
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
FB1Alexander Armah
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Damiere Byrd
3Curtis Samuel
WR21Devin Funchess
2Russell Shepard
WR31Russell Shepard
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Chris Manhertz
LT1Matt Kalil
2John Theus
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Amini Silatolu
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
2Greg Van Roten
RT1Daryl Williams
2Taylor Moton
K1Graham Gano