Fozzy Whittaker
Fozzy Whittaker
30-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Injury Knee - ACL
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The 29-year-old Whittaker suffered a torn ACL in May and will miss the 2018 season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year contract with the Panthers in March of 2017.
Suffers torn ACL
RBCarolina Panthers
Knee - ACL
May 10, 2018
Whittaker was placed on injured reserve Thursday after tearing his ACL during OTAs.
Whittaker suffered the injury earlier this week during a non-contact drill, and his season is over before it even started as a result. Whittaker appeared in just 12 games last season and only ended up carrying the ball seven times, and he was is line to see limited opportunities again in 2018. The Panthers' backfield is expected to be lead by Christian McCaffrey and newly-signed C.J. Anderson, with Cameron Artis-Payne likely seeing limited snaps as well.
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How do Fozzy Whittaker's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
5' 10"
205 lbs
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20 reps
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
After averaging 4.5 yards per carry and totaling 42 receptions as the Panthers' change-of-pace tailback the past three seasons, Whittaker's role this term could be significantly downsized due to the first-round selection of Christian McCaffrey and second-round choice of utility weapon Curtis Samuel. Those similarly skilled additions come while veteran Jonathan Stewart remains in tow, remedying Carolina's former shortage of quality ball-carrying options. Although Whittaker's career-high 491 offensive yards last season and return ability could help him edge out Cameron Artis-Payne for third-string tailback duties, he seems to be sliding back to the periphery of the Panthers' plans.
Whittaker has started one game in both of the past two seasons due to injuries in the Panthers’ backfield, but is otherwise a sparingly used change-of-pace runner. Last season, Whittaker totaled 108 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries, and caught 12 passes for 64 yards. Also occasionally used as a kickoff returner, Whittaker gives the Panthers good depth behind starter Jonathan Stewart, bruiser Mike Tolbert and rising second-year tailback Cameron Artis-Payne.
Whittaker earned a 53-man roster spot with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent following a strong preseason showing last year. Although he started off as mainly a special teams player, Carolina’s numerous injuries at running back pushed Whittaker up the depth chart over the course of the season. In limited action, Whittaker was handed 32 carries for 145 rushing yards and one touchdown. The nifty change-of-pace option also supplied five catches for 60 yards and another score in the regular season, breaking free for an additional 39-yard touchdown reception in the Panthers’ playoff victory. Overall, Whittaker showed good burst as a reserve tailback and could enjoy Carolina’s No. 2 role this season in wake of the Panthers releasing long-time running back DeAngelo Williams in the offseason. In order to do so, Whittaker will have to separate himself from rookie fifth-rounder Cameron Artis-Payne and free agent signing Jordan Todman, but his familiarity with the Panthers’ scheme makes him the favorite to back up Jonathan Stewart at the moment.
Whittaker will look to stick as a depth back/returner.
Whittaker is trying to land a role as a backup tailback in San Diego. While Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown are almost certainly assured roster spots, Whittaker could earn a spot on the team with a good preseason.
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Role reduced this season
RBCarolina Panthers
January 9, 2018
Whittaker finished with seven carries for 18 yards and five receptions (on six targets) for 47 yards and a touchdown in 12 games played this season.
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Gets one carry
RBCarolina Panthers
December 19, 2017
Whittaker rushed for three yards on his lone carry during Sunday's 31-24 win over Green Bay.
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Could see carries Sunday
RBCarolina Panthers
December 8, 2017
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Whittaker will be active Sunday against the Vikings and could earn carries in the contest, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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Healthy scratch Mondday
RBCarolina Panthers
Coach's Decision
November 13, 2017
Whittaker is officially inactive for Monday night's game against the Dolphins.
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No go Sunday
RBCarolina Panthers
November 5, 2017
Whittaker (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Falcons, David Newton of reports.
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