Mike Tolbert Fantasy News

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand, out) has been ruled out for Week 14. In five games that Williams has missed in the last two seasons, Jonathan Stewart has averaged 8.4 FP on 14.8 touches per game. Those are solid RB2 numbers, but keep in mind that Mike Tolbert is back in the fold, and he could siphon some goal line work from Stewart.

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Panthers rule out RB DeAngelo Williams (finger), J-Stew gets the start

Friday, December 5, 2014, 1:31pm

Carolina Panthers - [Full Article]

With Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams out for Sunday's game, Ron Rivera says Jonathan Stewart will start at RB with Fozzy Whittaker behind him.

Fantasy Impact:

In the five games that DeAngelo Williams has missed in the last two seasons, Stewart has averaged 14.8 touches for 62.4 total yards. With Williams out, J-Stew’s workload should be safe. Stewart gained 110 total yards last week in a similar matchup, and is running well (4.3 YPC) despite the sorry state of his offensive line. The only concern is that Mike Tolbert is back in the mix; he could steal a goal-line carry (or two).

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) missed practice again Thursday. He has a broken finger, so consider Williams on the doubtful side of questionable for Week 14, which means Jonathan Stewart is shaping up as a very Sneaky Start against a shaky Saints rush defense. In five games that Williams has missed this season, Stewart has averaged 8.4 FP on 14.8 touches per game. Those are solid RB2 numbers, but keep in mind that Mike Tolbert is back in the fold, and he could siphon some goal line work from Stewart.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) did not practice Wednesday. He has a broken finger, so consider Williams on the doubtful side of questionable for Week 14, which means Jonathan Stewart is shaping up as a very Sneaky Start against a shaky Saints rush defense. In five games that Williams has missed this season, Stewart has averaged 8.4 FP on 14.8 touches per game. Those are solid RB2 numbers, but keep in mind that Mike Tolbert is back in the fold, and he could siphon some goal line work from Stewart.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

Monday, November 17, 2014, 2:39pm

WRAL.com - [Full Article]

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects 2013 Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert to play in the team's next game Nov. 30 against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Panthers (3-7-1) have a bye this week.

Tolbert has spent the last eight games on the injured reserve/designated to return list with a hairline fracture in his left leg, but is eligible to return against the Vikings.

Rivera says Tolbert's size, along with his ability to run, block and catch passes makes him a valuable weapon in the backfield.

Tolbert has been practicing the last two weeks and says he feels like he's recovered.

Fantasy Impact:

During their fourth quarter comeback attempt, the Panthers used Fozzy Whittaker while DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart were on the sideline. Tolbert will add to the crowded mix at RB, but should steal some in-close TD attempts. However, he's a bit of a stretch as a fantasy option in typical leagues.

DeAngelo Williams Week 5 status 'in serious doubt'

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 7:59pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is "week to week" after suffering a sprained ankle in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Ravens.

After Williams left the stadium in a walking boot, his status for the team's Week 5 tilt against the Bears is in serious doubt, according to a source informed of the injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Darrin Reaves, who was signed from the practice squad, took over for Williams as did Tauren Poole. Obviously, the Panthers RB situation is pretty dire right now. With Mike Tolbert on IR and Jonathan Stewart also out in Week 4, the Panthers could be left scrambling to add another RB before Week 5. Coming off two straight ugly losses, the Panthers face a rugged schedule that -- after the Bears tilt -- features games against the Bengals, Packers, Seahawks, Saints, Eagles and Falcons.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4. Williams is expected to start and play big snaps with both Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert expected to be out due to injury. (Stewart practiced on Friday and is listed as questionable, but we doubt he plays.) Williams is a nice pickup for teams in need of short-term (2-3 week) help at running back.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) took full practice reps again Thursday. Williams is expected to start and play big snaps with both Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert out due to injury. He’s a nice pickup for teams in need of short-term (2-4 week) help at running back.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) practiced fully Wednesday. Williams is expected to start and play big snaps with both Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert out due to injury. He’s a nice pickup for teams in need of short-term (2-4 week) help at running back.

Mike Tolbert placed on IR/Return

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2:08pm

National Football Post - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers placed fullback Mike Tolbert on the injured reserve-designated to return list on Tuesday, putting him out of commission until at least Week 13.

Tolbert suffered a hairline fracture in his knee in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.

This is a hit to a Panthers running game that has been bitten by the injury bug early. DeAngelo Williams suffered a thigh injury and has missed the past two weeks. Jonathan Stewart sprained his knee and his status could be in doubt for this week's game against Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact:

Williams is expected back this week however and would be in line for a big workload with Stewart's status very much in doubt.

Mike Tolbert (hairline fracture) already OUT Week 4

Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:29pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert, sporting crutches and a knee brace, will miss Sunday's game with a hairline fracture in his right leg. The fullback is week to week, per HC Ron Rivera.

Fantasy Impact:

Jonathan Stewart's (sprained knee) status is up in the air until Friday but the team is hopeful to have DeAngelo Williams back for Week 4 against the Ravens.

Jonathan Stewart has 'severely sprained' knee

Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:26pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Panthers HC Ron Rivera revealed Monday, via The Associated Press, that RB Jonathan Stewart will be held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday with a severely sprained knee. He will be reassessed on Friday.

Fantasy Impact:

Having already signed tailback Darrin Reaves from the practice squad over the weekend, the Panthers will have to evaluate whether to add more depth this week. DeAngelo Williams is expected to be back and would likely carry a big workload against the Ravens. The team will also be without Mike Tolbert who has a hairline fracture in his right leg. Tolbert's considered week-to-week but will be out for Week 4.

Monday, September 22, 2014, 1:18pm

Steve Reed on Twitter - [Full Article]

Panthers HC Ron Rivera says RBs Mike Tolbert (leg) and Jonathan Stewart (leg) will be getting an MRI.

Fantasy Impact:

Both are believed to be knee injuries but both are considered not serious, but it could leave the team thin at RB if either misses time. Fozzy Whittaker was inactive with a quad injury. That left Darrin Reaves, signed from the practice squad, to finish the game. DeAngelo Williams could return in Week 4 against the Ravens.