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Mike Tolbert (knee) will play in Week 13 against the Bucs.

Tolbert surprised even himself by getting in practice reps this week, though he's clearly not 100 percent. Avoid him in Week 13 lineup decisions.

Mike Tolbert RB CAR 8 Months

Mike Tolbert (hamstring) doesn't expect to practice at all this week.

Mike Tolbert RB CAR 8 Months

Mike Tolbert (leg) is not practicing Wednesday.

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Mike Tolbert rushed four times for 23 yards and caught one pass for five yards in Sunday's Week 12 win at Miami.

When Tolbert doesn't get into the end zone, he's going to hurt your fantasy team. In this one, he was stopped at the 1-yard line with under a minute left and the Panthers called a successful play-action pass to Greg Olsen on the next play. So Tolbert finished without a touchdown for the third straight game. The Panthers will put points on the Bucs in Week 13, but owners starting Tolbert will just be rolling the dice that they'll have a lot of snaps inside the 5-yard line.

Mike Tolbert RB CAR 8 Months

Mike Tolbert rushed for 17 yards on six carries in the Panthers' Week 11 win over the Patriots on Monday night.

Tolbert and DeAngelo Williams each carried the rock six times to lead the team, while Tobert's 17 yards led the backfield. Carolina employed a three-man rotation with the aforementioned two and Jonathan Stewart. Tolbert handled his customary short-yardage and goal-line looks. He picked up a big first down on a third-and-one run around the right side, but that was the highlight of his night. Tolbert and all three of the Carolina backs are merely desperation fantasy plays.

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Mike Tolbert (personal) returned to Panthers practice on Friday.

As it turns out, Tolbert's "personal" absence from Thursday's practice was due to the fact that he was attending the birth of his child. Red-zone specialty back Tolbert is going to play against the Patriots on Monday night.

Mike Tolbert RB CAR 8 Months

Mike Tolbert missed Thursday's practice for personal reasons.

Mike Tolbert RB CAR 8 Months

Mike Tolbert rushed two times for seven yards and caught two passes for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 10 win at San Francisco.

Tolbert functioned mostly as a lead blocker and pass protector on third downs. And since his touchdown streak was snapped at four games, he buried owners in the box score. Tolbert remains the goal-line back, but counting on those chances against the Patriots in Week 11 will be a desperation play.

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Mike Tolbert rushed six times for 24 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's Week 9 win over the Falcons.

He added three catches for 13 yards. The goal-line score Tolbert's owners were looking for came one play after DeAngelo Williams failed to convert from the Falcons' three-yard line in the first quarter. Although Jonathan Stewart has returned to the Panthers' backfield, Tolbert's role shouldn't really change going forward. He's a touchdown-dependent RB3 in 12-14 team leagues.

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Mike Tolbert had seven carries for 35 yards in Thursday night's Week 8 win over the Bucs, adding four catches for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Tolbert was used in a change-of-pace role behind DeAngelo Williams and remained the preferred option in pass protection and the red-zone. It was the most involved he's been in a game the season, with his touchdown coming on a three-yard pass from Cam Newton in the fourth quarter. Tolbert will struggles for carries when Jonathan Stewart (ankle) returns. He's a low-upside RB4 in fantasy leagues.