Mike Tolbert
RB BUF (6)
1 week ago

Tolbert could have a role on passing downs, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bills signed Tolbert and fellow fullback Patrick DiMarco at the beginning of free agency, with the latter profiling as a traditional lead blocker, while the former figures to operate more like a specialized backup tailback. Tolbert isn't quick or shifty enough to justify a high volume of carries, but he could be useful for passing downs and short-yardage situations, offering an unusual mix of size, receiving skills and pass-blocking ability. In the event of a LeSean McCoy injury, the Bills likely would turn to Jonathan Williams as the primary ballcarrier, with Tolbert then handling most of the passing-down work.

Mike Tolbert
RB BUF (6)
4 months ago

Tolbert signed a contract with the Bills on Wednesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert's signing with Buffalo comes as a bit of a surprise, since the team signed fullback Patrick DiMarco earlier in the day Wednesday. However, the Bills are expected to use Tolbert as a short yardage running back rather than a blocking full back. His signing may take some value away from LeSean McCoy. Tolbert had 35 rushes for 114 yards with Carolina last season, and will be 31 years old for the start of the 2017 season.

Mike Tolbert
RB BUF (6)
4 months ago

Tolbert was released by Carolina on Tuesday, Max Henson of the Panthers's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert had arguably his least effective year in Carolina in 2016, averaging only 11.6 total yards per game. With younger backs Fozzy Whitaker and Cameron Artis-Payne filling in backup roles behind starter Jonathan Stewart, combined with the fact that Tolbert was due $1.5 million in 2017, the Panthers decided to part ways with the fullback. Tolbert will finish his career in Carolina with 19 total touchdowns over five years.

Mike Tolbert
RB BUF (6)
6 months ago

Tolbert rushed 35 times for 114 yards and caught 10 passes (on 15 targets) for 72 yards and a touchdown in 16 games played this season.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert has long been one of the more utilized fullbacks in the league, giving him unique fantasy value despite his position, particularly given his penchant for finding the end zone. The veteran scored 18 touchdowns in his previous four seasons with the Panthers, but saw his stock fall off significantly with just one trip to pay dirt this term. In truth, Tolbert's overall production mirrored that from 2014, but he did so while playing eight more games this season, evidencing how marginalized he became.

Mike Tolbert
RB BUF (6)
6 months ago

Tolbert rushed once for three yards in Saturday's loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert enjoyed his best outing of the season with 41 total yards and a touchdown in Week 15, but he wasn't involved much outside of blocking in Carolina's loss over the weekend.

Mike Tolbert
RB BUF (6)
6 months ago

Tolbert rushed twice for 13 yards and caught all three of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown Monday night against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert's one-yard touchdown catch to start the second half marked his long-awaited first score of this season. With his 41 all-purpose yards also serving as a season high, Tolbert enjoyed his best outing of the campaign in Week 15.

Mike Tolbert
RB BUF (6)
7 months ago

Tolbert rushed four times for 21 yards in Sunday night's loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert was also unsuccessfully targeted once in the passing game. Although his four carries marked his most since Week 2 and Tolbert finished second on the Panthers in rushing Sunday, the veteran still hasn't found the end zone, really restricting his fantasy value.

Mike Tolbert
RB BUF (6)
7 months ago

Tolbert caught both of his targets for 14 yards Sunday against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert didn't receive a single rushing attempt for the first time in the 2016 campaign, although he did tie his season-high with two receptions. However, Tolbert remains a touchdown-dependent fantasy option who hasn't crossed the goal line once this season. Unless that changers, he remains completely off the fantasy radar.

Mike Tolbert
RB BUF (6)
7 months ago

Tolbert rushed two times for minus-one yard Thursday against New Orleans.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert has now finished with no more than two carries, two yards and zero touchdowns in each of his past four games. What's more, the bruising back still hasn't sniffed the end zone this season. With the Carolina offense largely in good health, his role is unlikely to change anytime soon.

Mike Tolbert
RB BUF (6)
7 months ago

Tolbert gained no yardage on his lone rush Sunday against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Tolbert has gained just 54 yards on his 23 rushing attempts this season and still hasn't scored a touchdown, leaving him out of meaningful fantasy consideration.