RB Mike Tolbert - Carolina Panthers
|5-9, 243||Born: 11-23-1985||College: Coastal Carolina||Drafted: ---|
Week 13: at Seattle Seahawks
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Jonathan Stewart performed well at Oakland (against a bottom-ten rush defense) with 17/96/2 rushing and one target for 0 receptions to his credit, while Cam Newton accounted for another rushing TD (with 3/6/1 rushing). Fozzy Whittaker (4/14/0 rushing with two targets for zero receptions) and Ted Ginn Jr. (1/13/0) chipped in around the edges to help bring the team total to 25/129/3 rushing on the day. We'll see if Stewart (who disappointed two weeks ago against the Saints with 18/31/1 rushing with four targets for 1/8/0 receiving) can maintain the momentum against the Seahawks' defensive front. Seattle got surprised 5-14 in Tampa last weekend, giving up 35/118/0 rushing to Doug Martin and company. The Eagles' backs managed 26/113/0 rushing at Seattle two games ago. From Week Nine to Week 12 of regular season (the last four weeks, but includes 14 teams on byes during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Seattle averages 19.6 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs per game (seventh-least in the NFL). To date, they are tied for 14th in the NFL averaging 100.2 rushing yards allowed per game, with nine rushing scores given out. The Panthers have a tough matchup ahead of them at Seattle's deafening house.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 5 vs TB (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Mike Tolbert's lone involvement as a runner came on a diving attempt to reach the goal line. The big back was met as he dove into the air and he fell awkwardly at the 1-yard line.
2016 Week 4 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)
Mike Tolbert continues to be a bit part player in this offense. Set up in the red zone, the Panthers tried getting the ball to Tolbert in space on a screen pass, but the play was instantly snuffed out.
2016 Week 3 vs MIN (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Mike Tolbert played the role of the safe check down option in a stagnant Panthers passing game that was simply outmaneuvered by the Vikings, catching a handful of short passes but making little impact overall.
2016 Week 2 vs SF (9 / 25 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Although Mike Tolbert technically took the first snap and was the 'starter' after Jonathan Stewart left the game due to injury, it was Fozzy Whittaker who assumed the lead role. Tolbert showed off good power between the tackles on some short yardage carries, and was unfortunate to have a big catch and run on a slant called back by a holding penalty.
2016 Week 1 vs DEN (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Mike Tolbert had no joy on his handful of touches against a stingy Broncos defense, as he was stuffed at the line of scrimmage both times. Tolbert featured as a blocking back in some offensive sets, but for the most part was limited to a bit-part role.
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