Mike Tolbert
RB CAR (7)
3 days ago

Tolbert rushed twice for five yards and caught two passes (on three targets) for 14 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert got his touches within his usual, situational role Sunday. As an occasional carrier, but full-time fullback, Tolbert stays involved in the Panthers' offense, but his fantasy upside is limited if he doesn't find the end zone.

Mike Tolbert
RB CAR (7)
1 week ago

Tolbert rushed nine times for 25 yards in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert's nine carries Sunday were his second-most since the end of the 2013 season, as he saw his workload expanded once starting tailback Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) was forced into an early exit. While backup running back Fozzy Whittaker was the chief beneficiary, gaining 131 all-purpose yards on 19 touches in Stewart's absence, Tolbert's normal situation-based usage was expanded somewhat Sunday. It's worth noting, however, that reserve runner Cameron Artis-Payne was inactive, which won't be the case with Stewart potentially out the next couple weeks. Nonetheless, the Panthers' could opt for a more committee-based approach without Stewart, which would figure to see Tolbert touch the ball slightly more than usual.

Mike Tolbert
RB CAR (7)
2 weeks ago

Tolbert rushed twice for six yards and caught one pass for one yard in Carolina's season-opening loss to the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert played 28 of the Panthers' 73 offensive plays, which more than doubled backup tailback Fozzy Whittaker's 13 snaps, but he didn't get the ball much when on the field. Given Tolbert's fullback position, that's not an uncommon occurrence, even if he's one of the more utilized players at his position league-wide. When the Panthers did venture into Tolbert's favored red zone area, quarterback Cam Newton threw a touchdown to Kelvin Benjamin before later being chosen to run the ball in himself from two yards out for Carolina's lone rushing touchdown.

Mike Tolbert
RB CAR (7)
1 month ago

Tolbert rushed once for seven yards and caught one pass for 11 yards in Friday's preseason game versus New England.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert did well with the couple of opportunities he got to touch the ball Friday. That being said, given Tolbert's fullback position, he can't be relied upon for a large touch total. That proved especially true Friday, when the Panthers' offense struggled mightily to move the ball, thus robbing Tolbert from being involved in the red zone, where his a large proportion of his fantasy value resides.

Mike Tolbert
RB CAR (7)
1 month ago

Tolbert had three carries for 11 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert received three consecutive carries on the game's opening drive, getting in and out without suffering an injury. He figures to reprise his unique role from year's past, serving as a mixture of lead blocker, passing-down back and goal-line weapon. Although the role doesn't come with much fantasy upside, Tolbert may be a suitable bye-week replacement in deeper leagues.

Mike Tolbert
RB CAR (7)
7 months ago

The Panthers have signed Tolbert to a two-year deal.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert, who has been a Pro Bowl selection in two of the past three seasons, had been headed for free agency, but the versatile fullback will stay with the Panthers on the heels of a 2015 campaign in which he carried the ball 62 times for 256 yards and a TD, while catching 18 passes for 154 yards and three receiving scores. Tolbert, who turns 31 in November, will thus reprise his role as the Panthers' starting fullback, a job that carries modest fantasy utility in general, though at times when injuries hit the team's backfield, the 5-foot-9, 250-pounder is called upon to see added touches in the Carolina offense.

Mike Tolbert
RB CAR (7)
8 months ago

Tolbert gained 18 yards on five carries in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl loss to the Broncos. He also fumbled twice, losing one.

EDGE Analysis

The eight-year veteran had a difficult time holding onto the ball against an opportunistic and hard-hitting Denver front seven, getting stripped at the Broncos 40-yard line in the second quarter by Darian Stewart after a game-long 11-yard run. Tolbert was also separated from the ball in the first quarter, but was able to recover. The Coastal Carolina product was once again used sparingly on offense in his fourth Panthers season, carrying the ball 62 times and securing 18 receptions. However, he served as valuable veteran insurance in Jonathan Stewart's first season as a feature back, and heads into free agency with the likelihood of filling a similar role on either the Panthers or another club in 2016.

Mike Tolbert
RB CAR (7)
8 months ago

Tolbert (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl versus the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

The Panthers' rushing attack is powered by Jonathan Stewart and Cam Newton, but Tolbert still got in on the act on a weekly basis, averaging five touches per game in the regular season. Among those looks were 17 carries and seven targets in the red zone, which is a weapon that may be utilized in the most important outing of the campaign.

Mike Tolbert
RB CAR (7)
8 months ago

Tolbert (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Panthers, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert spent the week immediately after the NFC championship game in the trainer's room rather than the practice field, but full practices dominated this week, paving the way for active status Sunday. Nonetheless, he'll likely be contained to short-yardage situations behind Jonathan Stewart.

Mike Tolbert
RB CAR (7)
8 months ago

Tolbert (knee) practiced fully Wednesday, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert took the week off following the NFC championship game to rest a knee injury, whose extent wasn't severe enough to impact his practice reps to start this week of prep. As long as he sustains his activity level, he'll be available as a short-yardage and goal-line option for the Panthers' varied rushing attack.