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Raheem Blackshear

#3 RB,


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RANK: 82



RANK: 93


25 yrs


5'9'' / 190 lbs


Virginia Tech

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Inks contract tender

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-29

Blackshear signed his contract tender with the Panthers on Thursday, Anthony Rizzuti of USA Today reports.

Blackshear is officially sticking with Carolina on a one-year deal, after having begun the offseason as an exclusive rights free agent. The running back has mostly contributed on special teams and as a kick returner for the Panthers, but he figures to also help as a depth player behind Chubba Hubbard and Miles Sanders.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
5 SF Outdoor 66° 0.0 35th 0.005.539.5000.000%0000000%
6 @LA Outdoor 70° 0.0 32nd 0.009.541.5000.000%0000000%
7 TB Outdoor 66° -0.5 36th -0.2513.040.52-5-2.500%0000007%
8 @ATL Dome 59° 0.1 30th
9 @CIN Outdoor 68° 15.3 3rd 1.707.043.55132.618%000440028%
10 ATL Outdoor 61° 3.2 18th 0.532.543.56325.3050%10000013%
11 @BAL Outdoor 36° 3.4 23rd 1.7012.541.5000.000%00021400%
12 DEN Outdoor 66° 0.1 32nd 0.101.535.5000.000%00011100%
14 @SEA Outdoor 45° 11.9 8th 2.383.543.54328.0166%10011709%
15 PIT Outdoor 47° 0.0 35th 0.00-3.037.5000.000%0000000%
16 DET Outdoor 20° 8.5 14th 2.132.544.5331.010%00011207%
17 @TB Outdoor 75° 0.9 21st 0.903.539.5000.000%0001-100%
18 @NO Dome 62° 0.1 32nd 0.103.541.5111.00100%0000002%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 6 11.90.87140th50.22.753%
Away Outdoor 5 06.31.8584th90.45.049%
Away Dome 1 00.10.10138th10.01.0100%
Away Retractable Dome 1 00.10.05144th10.00.50%

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2022 23 CAR 13 1 43 82nd237733.451%2005%10930
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Tendered by Panthers

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-13

The Panthers tendered a contract to Blackshear on Monday.

Blackshear was an exclusive rights free agent, so the Panthers secured his rights with this move. The running back played sparingly on offense in 2023, with 91 scrimmage yards on 14 carries and six receptions, but Blackshear also served as the team's kickoff returner on special teams.

Plays 12 games

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-12

Blackshear finished the regular season with 14 rushes for 46 yards and six catches on seven targets for 45 yards in 12 games. He also returned 16 kickoffs for 430 yards.

Blackshear remained in a depth tailback and special-teams role under a new coaching staff. He's now slated to become an exclusive rights free agent this offseason, making it uncertain whether he'll return to Carolina or resurface elsewhere.

Gets two touches in Week 14

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

Blackshear played four of 80 snaps on offense and carried once for four yards to go with one reception for four yards on two targets in Sunday's 28-6 loss to the Saints. He also brought back two kickoffs for 37 yards.

Though Carolina was on the wrong end of a blowout, Blackshear was worked into the backfield mix before the game devolved into garbage time. His carry came in the first quarter, and both of his targets came while the Panthers were trailing by two scores. In addition to filling his usual duties as Carolina's kickoff return man, Blackshear has started to see more involvement on offense in the second half of the season, though he's still third on the depth chart at running back behind Chuba Hubbard and Miles Sanders. Through eight appearances on the campaign, Blackshear has carried 13 times for 40 yards to go with six catches for 45 yards on seven targets.

Practices in full

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-02

Blackshear (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

The 25-year-old running back out of Virginia Tech was limited in Wednesday's practice with a groin injury, but it now seems as if he's moved past the issue. Blackshear has been more involved in Carolina's offense over the last two games, recording 53 yards on 11 total touches.

Limited at practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-01

Blackshear (groin) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

It's not immediately obvious when Blackshear sustained the groin injury or how severe it might be. In any case, he'll likely need to practice in full Thursday or Friday to avoid carrying an injury designation into the weekend.

Involved as backup

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-16

Blackshear rushed five times for 18 yards and caught his only target for four yards in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Dolphins.

Blackshear was promoted to Carolina's second-string tailback with usual starter Miles Sanders (shoulder) sidelined. With the Panthers now entering their bye week, Sanders has extra time to return healthy ahead of Week 8's game versus the Texans. Depending on Sanders' status, Blackshear may find himself sparingly used or inactive altogether.

Inactive for Monday Night Football

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Blackshear (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's matchup against the Saints, David Newton of reports.

Blackshear played exclusively on special teams during the season opener and won't suit up for Week 2. Miles Sanders and Chuba Hubbard are the only active running backs for Carolina on Monday, while Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Laviska Shenault will presumably have to split return duties.

Makes 53-man roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-29

Blackshear is a part of the Panthers' initial 53-man roster following roster cuts Tuesday, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports.

Blackshear joins Miles Sanders (groin) and Chuba Hubbard as the running backs to make the team, while Carolina moved on from Spencer Brown (Tuesday) and Camerun Peoples (Saturday) in recent days. In three preseason appearances, Blackshear fared OK, turning 12 carries into 42 yards and one touchdown, hauling in all three targets for six yards and returning one kickoff for 29 yards. There's an expectation that Sanders will be healthy Week 1, so Blackshear may have to bide his time on special teams while waiting for an opportunity on offense behind Sanders and Hubbard.

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