Carolina Panthers: Life Without Jonathan Stewart

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Nov 22, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert (35) with the ball as Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) defends in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Tolbert

Current Carries: 4 Carries per game
YPC: 4 yards per carry

So the first thing to notice is that Tolbert is a pretty effective runner statistically. His role has been more as a blocker and receiving option this year, but he has had a bigger role as a runner in the past like when he played for San Diego.

The Panthers should aim to triple Tolbert’s carries in this game. While he does not have the YPC of Stewart (4.1), he is fairly close. He has not been called on much this season so he should be able to give a game or two like this.

The Panthers have to be willing to use Tolbert in unconventional settings just to keep the Giants off guard.

Result: Eight more carries

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