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52 Tahir Whitehead MLB

Carolina Panthers

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

November 22, 2020 11:52 AM
Panthers' Tahir Whitehead: Good to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (ribs) is active for Sunday's game versus the Lions, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Whitehead has started nine games at middle linebacker this season, but he hasn't logged more than 60 percent of the defensive snaps in a game since Week 2. As a result, he may fall short of 100 tackles for the first time since the 2015 season, as he's averaging 4.9 stops per game.

November 20, 2020 02:24 PM
Panthers' Tahir Whitehead: Draws questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (ribs) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Whitehead has put together back-to-back limited practices, and it looks as though a final decision on his availability could come down to a game-time decision. He's dipped below 50 percent of defensive snaps over the last two weeks, though, making him only a fringe fantasy option in IDP formats.

November 20, 2020 03:16 PM
Panthers' Tahir Whitehead: Limited Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (ribs) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Whitehead's rib injury kept him from practicing Wednesday, so it's encouraging to see him participating in at least limited fashion Thursday. However, the veteran linebacker has now been held below 50 percent of defensive snaps in back-to-back games, so he'll be difficult to trust for fantasy purposes even if he does suit up against the Lions on Sunday.

November 18, 2020 03:12 PM
Panthers' Tahir Whitehead: Doesn't practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (ribs) didn't practice Wednesday, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

This is a new injury for Whitehead, who hasn't been on the injury report since dealing with a thigh injury in early October. It's possible this was more of a maintenance day for the 30-year-old linebacker, but Whitehead's participation level in practice over the rest of the week should dictate his status for Sunday's clash with the Lions.

October 4, 2020 03:24 PM
Panthers' Tahir Whitehead: To play Week 4 against Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (thigh) is active for Sunday's matchup against Arizona.

The newly acquired Whitehead collected six or more tackles in each of his first three games as a Panther, and he was not designated with an injury immediately following the team's Week 3 win over the Chargers. Whitehead popped up on the injury report Saturday, though the severity of the issue does not seem especially prohibitive given that he will not miss any game time. The 30-year-old will be tasked with helping the Panthers contain Arizona's seventh-ranked rushing attack (149.7 yards per game).

October 3, 2020 07:04 PM
Panthers' Tahir Whitehead: Lands on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Cardinals, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

Whitehead wasn't listed on the injury report all week, but he popped up Saturday with a thigh injury. The severity is unknown, so he should be considered a true game-time decision at this time. Adarius Taylor is slated to start at middle linebacker if Whitehead misses time.

September 28, 2020 10:36 AM
Panthers' Tahir Whitehead: Recovers fumble in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead made seven tackles (two solo) and recovered a fumble in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Chargers.

Whitehead scooped up a Brian Burns-forced fumble and ran 20 yards into Chargers territory to ultimately set up a field goal during the first quarter. The veteran also pitched in with regular tackling involvement over the course of Sunday's game, bringing his tally to 19 stops thus far. That mark trails only Jeremy Chinn and Shaq Thompson for Carolina's team lead through three weeks.

March 23, 2020 08:08 PM
Panthers' Tahir Whitehead: Signing with Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead is signing a one-year contract with the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Released by Oakland a couple weeks ago, Whitehead seems to have found the best possible scenario in terms of earning snaps. With Luke Kuechy retiring this offseason and the Panthers in the midst of a rebuild, the depth chart looks weak at a number of positions, including inside linebacker. Shaq Thompson has one starting job locked down, but Whitehead can compete with Jermaine Carter and/or Andre Smith for the other.

March 9, 2020 05:00 PM
Tahir Whitehead: Cut loose by Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead was released by the Raiders on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Per Yates, this move clears up nearly $6 million dollars in cap space for the Raiders. A productive veteran, Whitehead figures to have a market in free agency after recording over 100 tackles for the fourth straight year in 2019.

January 7, 2020 08:28 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Surpasses 100 tackles again in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead notched five tackles (all solo) in the Raiders' season-ending loss to the Broncos. He finishes the 2019 season with a team-high 108 tackles (79 solo) and one pass defensed.

Whitehead racked up more than 100 tackles for a fourth straight year, handily securing the Raiders' team lead in tackles over safety Erik Harris (74 tackles). Whitehead did not create any turnovers nor sack an opposing quarterback in 16 games, however. Whitehead, who will turn 30 in April, is due to make a base salary of $5.95 million in the final year of his current contract with the Raiders in 2020.

December 10, 2019 01:16 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Racks up 11 tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead tallied 11 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Titans.

Whitehead had logged only 10 total tackles throughout the Raiders' three previous games combined, so Sunday's 11-tackle performance was a solid bounce-back effort. Expect Whitehead back on the field for close to 100 percent of the Raiders' defensive snaps again in Week 15.

November 8, 2019 11:48 AM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Stacks up 14 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead tallied 14 tackles (eight solo) in Thursday's 26-24 win over the Chargers.

White has a team-leading 71 stops through nine games, putting him comfortably on track for his fourth consecutive season north of 100 tackles. The veteran linebacker will enjoy an extended rest and look to pick up where he left off in a Week 11 home tilt against the Bengals.

October 30, 2019 07:32 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Piles up 11 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead tallied 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Texans.

Whitehead has accumulated a team-high 50 stops through seven games, putting him on track for his fourth straight campaign with 100-plus stops. He'll face familiar foes in Week 9, as the Lions -- who selected him in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft -- come to town.

October 21, 2019 04:24 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Collects eight tackles in Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead recorded eight tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Packers.

Whitehead led the Raiders in tackles during Sunday's tilt, and he's now played 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps in back-to-back contests. He'll continue to shoulder the load at linebacker for the Raiders moving forward, especially given the NFL's decision to uphold Vontaze Burfict's 12-game suspension.

September 30, 2019 08:00 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Leads team in tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead logged eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Colts.

Whitehead posted a season high in tackles with eight total, which was good enough to lead the entire Raiders defense in Week 4. As a season-long suspension now looms for fellow linebacker Vontaze Burfict, expect Whitehead to remain plenty busy moving forward.

January 3, 2019 10:20 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Leads Raiders in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead totaled nine tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs.

Whitehead led the Raiders in tackles during his first season in Oakland and it wasn't particularly close, as he amassed 126 stops (89 solo) in 16 games. He also accrued five passes defensed, one interception and a forced fumble while totaling 971 defensive snaps. The 28-year-old figures to remain a key starter at outside linebacker for the Silver and Black again in 2019.

December 25, 2018 02:44 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Racks up nine stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead accrued nine tackles (eight solo) Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos.

Whitehead has been one of the more consistent tacklers all season for the Raiders, recording at least six stops in all but two of his 15 games this season. While that gives him a solid weekly floor as an IDP option, the linebacker has rarely produced any big plays to supplement his tackle totals. He has yet to record a sack this season and has produced only two turnovers (one forced fumble, one interception).

December 11, 2018 10:08 AM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Productive in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead collected a team-high 10 tackles (six solo) to go along with two passes defensed and an interception in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Steelers.

Whitehead has now forced a turnover in consecutive weeks as he continues to lead the Raiders in tackles as well. He's racked up double-digit tackles in two of the team's past three games and will look to maintain momentum against the Bengals in Week 15.

December 3, 2018 03:52 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Forces fumble in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead accounted for seven tackles (all solo) and a forced fumble in Sunday's 40-33 loss to the Chiefs.

Whitehead finally forced his first turnover of the season, stripping the ball from Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce during the first quarter of Sunday's tilt. Whitehead is now six tackles away from reaching the 100-tackle mark for a third straight season heading into a Week 14 matchup against the Steelers.

November 26, 2018 03:52 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Posts season high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead logged 14 tackles (eight solo) and one pass defended during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Ravens.

Whitehead led the Raiders with 14 tackles Sunday and has put up at least seven tackles in five straight games. The seven-year veteran has yet to record a sack this season, but will nonetheless remain a reliable IDP asset against the Chiefs in Week 13.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs LVL 30-3442600000
Sun 09/20@ TBL 17-3142600000
Sun 09/27@ LACW 21-1625700000
Sun 10/04vs ARIW 31-2113400000
Sun 10/18vs CHIL 16-2332500000
Sun 10/25@ NOL 24-2750500000
Thu 10/29vs ATLL 17-2533600000
Sun 11/08@ KCL 31-3310100000
Sun 11/15vs TBL 23-4614500000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020CAR109492623000000
2019OAK16161087929000001
2018OAK16161268937010005
2017DET1616110783211181802
2016DET15151329933000005
2015DET16850391121262606
2014DET1615856421022205
2013DET160972000000
2012DET1401073000000
Total13595681 488.0193 354626024
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/240
Birthdate:
04/02/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Jersey City, NJ, USA
School:
Temple
NFL Experience:
9
Awards: