Whittaker didn't see a touch in the running game in Thursday's 33-14 win over the Cowboys. Though Whittaker was one of two running backs active for Thursday's game, coach Ron Rivera's continued reliance on starter Jonathan Stewart (21 carries), and to a lesser degree, quarterback Cam Newton (12 carries) and fullback Mike Tolbert (four carries) left no room for Whittaker to make an impact. He has yet to see more than two carries in any game this season and figures to play a limited role the rest of the way, barring an injury to Stewart.
Whittaker (hip) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Redskins. Whittaker was able to participate fully in practice both Thursday and Friday after being limited Wednesday, putting him on the right track to suit up for the Week 11 contest. He'll continue to serve as a secondary option to Jonathan Stewart, however, as Whittaker has yet to record more than two rushing attempts or two targets in a single game this season.
Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday. Whittaker is one of Jonathan Stewart's (knee) top backups, but he's notched more snaps on special teams (28) than with the offense (16) through two games, meaning his fantasy potential is contingent upon Stewart's health.
The Panthers announced they re-signed running back Fozzy Whittaker, linebacker Ben Jacobs and offensive lineman Brian Folkerts. All were exclusive rights free agents. In 10 games last season, Whittaker ran 32 times for 145 yards (4.5 ypc) and a touchdown and caught five passes for 60 yards and another score.
Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker had one catch for 39 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's win Saturday. Whittaker caught a screen pass from quarterback Cam Newton, then cut back across the field, picked a block and gallopped into the end zone to extend the Panthers' lead. Whittaker also had one carry for four yards. It was just Whittaker's third touchdown of the year, with his last coming on Dec. 7 against the Saints. The Panthers will not know their opponent for the divisional round of the playoffs until after Sunday's Lions and Cowboys game.
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