Mike Tolbert Fantasy News

Friday, February 5, 2016, 9:30pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 21. Tolbert is expected to play, though he isn’t much of a fantasy option.

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 8:01pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Tolbert is expected to play, though he isn’t much of a fantasy option.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 7:22pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Tolbert is expected to play, though he isn’t much of a fantasy option.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. With Fozzy Whittaker (ankle, out) also out, Cameron Artis-Payne should see the bulk of the touches with Mike Tolbert serving in a complementary role.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) did not practice Wednesday. It appears that Stewart will remain out. With Fozzy Whittaker also out, Cameron Artis-Payne should see the bulk of the touches with Mike Tolbert serving in a complementary role.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. Last week, Cameron Artis-Payne out-touched Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker by a margin of 16-to-9. With Stewart out, we expect Artis-Payne to serve as the lead back in a nice matchup with the Falcons.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Stewart has been ruled out. Last week, Cameron Artis-Payne out-touched Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker by a margin of 16-to-9. With Stewart out, we expect Artis-Payne to serve as the lead back in a nice matchup with the Falcons.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Stewart may be able to return this week, though the Panthers #1 priority is to get him healthy for a postseason run. Last week, Cameron Artis-Payne out-touched Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker by a margin of 16-to-9. If Stewart remains out, we expect Artis-Payne to serve as the lead back in a nice matchup with the Falcons.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. It’s not completely clear who is the best start with Stewart out. HC Ron Rivera said early in the week that either Fozzy Whittaker or Mike Tolbert would start, but later in the week he said that he expects Cameron Artis-Payne to “play early” on Sunday. Of the 75 non-Stewart carries this year, Tolbert has seen 45 (60%), Whittaker 18 (24%) and Artis-Payne 12 (16%), but Artis-Payne hasn’t been active lately. Last week, Whittaker out-touched Tolbert 9-to-8, but the game was a blowout, so don’t read too much into it. We feel that Tolbert has the best chance to find the end zone, so he’s probably the best play.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Ron Rivera said that Stewart isn’t going to play this week. The Panthers have talked about giving him rest down the stretch, but they don’t have home field advantage locked up at this point. Complicating matters, it’s not completely clear who is the best start with Stewart out. There was an ESPN report in early December that Cameron Artis-Payne would take over as the lead back, but he hasn’t even been active the last few weeks, and continues to play behind Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker. If Stewart sits, we’d probably get a three-headed committee. Of the 75 non-Stewart carries this year, Tolbert has seen 45 (60%), Whittaker 18 (24%) and Artis-Payne 12 (16%), but Artis-Payne hasn’t been active lately. Last week, Whittaker out-touched Tolbert 9-to-8, but the game was a blowout, so don’t read too much into it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Ron Rivera said that Stewart isn’t going to play this week. The Panthers have talked about giving him rest down the stretch, but they don’t have home field advantage locked up at this point. Complicating matters, it’s not completely clear who is the best start with Stewart out. There was an ESPN report in early December that Cameron Artis-Payne would take over as the lead back, but he hasn’t even been active the last few weeks, and continues to play behind Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker. If Stewart sits, we’d probably get a three-headed committee. Of the 75 non-Stewart carries this year, Tolbert has seen 45 (60%), Whittaker 18 (24%) and Artis-Payne 12 (16%), but Artis-Payne hasn’t been active lately. Last week, Whittaker out-touched Tolbert 9-to-8, but the game was a blowout, so don’t read too much into it.

Rapoport: Jonathan Stewart 'likely out' per HC Ron Rivera

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 2:13pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

Panthers coach Ron Rivera tells reporters RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) is likely out this week. Mike Tolbert or Fozzy Whittaker will start.

Fantasy Impact:

It’s not completely clear who would be the best start if Stewart sits. There have been reports that Cameron Artis-Payne would take over as the lead back, but he hasn’t even been active the last few weeks, and continues to play behind Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker. If Stewart sits, we’d probably get a three-headed committee. We believe that Tolbert is the most likely Panther RB to find the endzone.

Panthers Beat: Cameron Artis-Payne's time could be coming

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 10:44am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cameron Artis-Payne, the rookie out of Auburn, has been inactive the past two games and hasn’t played in three straight. His only carry since getting eight carries for 25 yards in an October 4 win at Tampa Bay was the one carry he had for no yards in the Sunday night game against Philadelphia. He got that because Stewart asked for a break.

The Panthers want to get Artis-Payne experience under fire, but he’s behind Stewart, Fozzy Whittaker and Mike Tolbert. That Stewart has been durable and is valuable in terms of blocking as well as running has made it tough to get him off the field. Even Tolbert's carries are way down. But to assure Stewart is fresh for the playoffs (assuming there is not a major collapse), I look for Artis-Payne to get more involved once the Panthers lock down a playoff spot.

Fantasy Impact:

With a three-game lead over Atlanta in the NFC South, that could happen over the next three games if Carolina continues to win, the story said. Coach Ron Rivera has said several times that he wants to get Artis-Payne more reps and give Stewart a break. Stewart has five straight games with 20 or more carries, the story added. Owners doing the math may now notice Stewart's workload dropping could be during fantasy playoff time, so this is certainly something to monitor.

Week 8 MNF Injury Report: Phillip Dorsett OUT

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 4:52pm

INDIANAPOLIS Colts at CAROLINA PANTHERS
Colts

OUT
WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle), C Khaled Holmes (neck), LB Nate Irving (knee)

DOUBTFUL
S Winston Guy (shoulder)

PROBABLE
S Mike Adams (hamstring), S Clayton Geathers (knee)

Panthers (Carolina did not conduct a practice on Saturday. The Saturday practice report is an estimation.)

OUT
DE Mario Addison (shoulder), DT Dwan Edwards (ankle)

DOUBTFUL
C Ryan Kalil (ankle), LB Shaq Thompson (knee)

PROBABLE
LB Thomas Davis (not injury related), RB Mike Tolbert (not injury related), T Daryl Williams (knee)

Fantasy Impact:

Dorsett is out with the ankle injury as we knew after last week's game. Outside of that, there's not a lot of offensive fantasy impact players on the report.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm

Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday.

We are your friend's secret weapon.

  • Get 4 FREE downloads
  • Receive breaking news alerts & analysis.
  • BONUS: Learn how to play DFS.
  • Battle-Tested by 40,000+ fantasy football diehards since 1999.