RB Mike Tolbert - Carolina Panthers
|5-9, 243||Born: 11-23-1985||College: Coastal Carolina||Drafted: ---|
Quick fantasy outlook: Mike Tolbert, who was a valuable role player for the San Diego Chargers before joining the Panthers last year, handled 54/183/7 rushing and 27/268/0 receiving in his first season with Carolina. He is the team's backup to Jonathan Stewart (and perhaps DeAngelo Williams, if Williams sticks with Carolina this year) as well as a powerful goal-line option for the Panthers. During his first year with the Panthers Tolbert had just one less rushing TD than quarterback Cam Newton. He is worth a look in basic-scoring leagues (where only TDs count) or as an emergency bye-week fill-in player. If Tolbert ended up in the starting lineup due to injuries ahead of him in the lineup (given Stewart's history this is not a far-fetched scenario) he'd definitely be worth scooping off the waiver wire in all formats. Stewart owners may wish to roster Tolbert as a backup, depending on how the situation with Williams plays out during the coming preseason.
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