28-Year-Old Fullback – Carolina Panthers
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
A punishing fullback, the 5-9, 245-pound Tolbert is the primary short-yardage back for the Panthers, causing no end of pain to the touchdown-starved fantasy owners of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan St...
2014 ADP: 265.41
Bye Week: 12
Mike Tolbert Contract Information:
Signed a four-year $10 million deal with Carolina in March of 2012.
Tolbert rushed eight times for 20 yards Sunday against San Francisco.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Tolbert will again be the starting fullback for the Panthers and see short-yardage carries and catches out of the backfield.
Tolbert took more of a backseat to Ryan Mathews last year in San Diego, but he still totaled 923 yards with 10 touchdowns. He was clearly miscast, as his seven drops tied for the most among all backs, and he went just 5-for-18 at the goal line. Moreover, getting just 4.0 YPC on a Norv Turner led Chargers offense is far from exceptional. Despite being offered more money to stay in San Diego, Tolbert curiously signed with the Panthers during the offseason, where he’ll be shifted to fullback with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart on the roster.
Tolbert had never received more than 25 carries in a season before last year, when he got 182 rushing attempts thanks to Ryan Mathews’ injury problems. Tolbert took advantage, rushing for 11 touchdowns, as he went 10-for-18 at the goal line. Any lead back for Norv Turner’s San Diego offense would possess plenty of fantasy value, but it’s clear Tolbert is an inferior talent to Mathews, so he’s slated for a backup role in 2011. Tolbert will be one of the most important handcuffs, however.
Tolbert is the second string fullback in San Diego, which means that offensive touches will be few and far between.
Tolbert spent most of his rookie season as the starting fullback, but he seemed to fall out of favor with the coaches down the stretch and appears to have lost his job to Jacob Hester. But even if he regains his playing time in training camp, he is not a player that will ever touch the ball more than one or two times per game, so he should not be counted on in any fantasy league.
Tolbert is looking to make the squad as a fullback in his rookie season. The team is searching for a replacement for Lorenzo Neal after releasing him in the offseason, and Tolbert is in competition with Andrew Pinnock, who has been slow to recover from offseason knee surgery.