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DeAngelo Williams | Running Back

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/25/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Memphis
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DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is officially listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Steelers.
Coach Ron Rivera once again said he expects to have Williams for Sunday Night Football. He has some FLEX appeal in a plus matchup. The concern with Williams is he doesn't score touchdowns. Owners should be aiming higher. Sep 19 - 1:04 PM

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DeAngelo Williams (thigh) returned to practice Friday.

Williams has steadily progressed all week after sitting out last Sunday against the Lions. Expect him to be listed as questionable on the injury report, but suit up versus the Steelers' sieve-like run defense. Williams will be in the RB2/3 mix. His upside is obviously capped by not playing in the red zone. Mike Tolbert (chest) and Jonathan Stewart are both healthy as touchdown vultures.
Sep 19 - 11:42 AM

DeAngelo Williams (thigh) remained out of Panthers practice Thursday, but did a "lot of work on the side."

Speaking after practice, coach Ron Rivera said he's "not that concerned" about D-Will's status, indicating he'll be a go for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Rivera's tune might change if Williams can't practice on Friday, but for now he's on track to suit up for Week 3.
Sep 18 - 3:58 PM

DeAngelo Williams (thigh) did not practice Wednesday.

The Panthers expect Williams to return this week, but the fact that he's still not practicing isn't a good sign. He should be considered questionable for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Jonathan Stewart ran for 37 yards and a touchdown in place of Williams and will continue to handle all first-team work.
Sep 17 - 1:13 PM

The Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to return for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

Williams missed last week's win over the Lions after a thigh injury flared up on him. Assuming he gets through practice without a setback, he'll be ready to share the load with Jonathan Stewart in a plus matchup against Pittsburgh. Both backs will be low-upside RB3 types thanks to the cap on touches.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 16 - 12:31 PM

DeAngelo Williams (thigh) will work out on Tuesday, and "see how he is."

How Williams feels on Tuesday will determine how much he practices on Wednesday, setting the tone for his Week 3 availability. Right now he should be considered day to day, and an even 50-50 to suit up against Pittsburgh.
Sep 15 - 1:20 PM

DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is inactive for Week 2 against the Lions.

Jonathan Stewart will get the start, though he is expected to rotate with Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker versus a stout Detroit defense. The Panthers' full Week 2 inactive list, beyond Williams, is DE Greg Hardy, QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, LB Jason Williams, G Garry Williams, and OL Andrew Norwell.
Sep 14 - 11:36 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Panthers don't expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to play Sunday against the Lions.

Williams showed up on the injury report Thursday after mid-week soreness. The Panthers are concerned with his explosion and burst on the balky quad. Jonathan Stewart will carry the mail for Carolina against a stout Detroit front.
Sep 14 - 8:45 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports DeAngelo Williams (questionable, thigh) is "not likely to play" in Week 2 against the Lions, "barring unexpected improvement."

Werder reports Williams "did some running" on Friday, but "still has pain" in his thigh. The Panthers figure to turn to Jonathan Stewart as their lead back against Detroit's stingy run defense, with Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker mixing in. Fantasy owners can hold onto Williams as an injured RB4, but it isn't as if he offers much upside when healthy. The Panthers are clearly committed to using three tailbacks, and Cam Newton's healthy return may siphon a few rushing attempts from the pie as well.
Sep 12 - 4:20 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera admitted to "concern" over DeAngelo Williams' (thigh, questionable) Week 2 availability after Williams missed Friday's practice.

Williams actually missed both Thursday and Friday's practices after waking up "sore" midway through the week. "I’m concerned," Rivera said. "Again he’s a running back and he’s got to rely on that burst. And based on the way he ran today, we’re going to have to see how he is tomorrow morning. If he’s just the slightest bit hampered by it ... We’ll have to see. It’s the burst that you’re always worried about." The Charlotte Observer says "carries will be split" among Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert, and Fozzy Whittaker against the Lions' stout run defense if Williams can't play in Week 2. For now, it's not looking like he will.
Sep 12 - 1:12 PM

DeAngelo Williams (thigh) remained sidelined at Panthers practice Friday.

Williams was added to the injury report on Thursday and has missed each of the past two practices. Not that Williams needs to practice to play, but his mid-week soreness has become a concern heading into the weekend. If DeAngelo can't go, Jonathan Stewart will carry a full load with Mike Tolbert as the COP.
Sep 12 - 11:43 AM

DeAngelo Williams was added to the Panthers' injury report on Thursday, missing practice with a thigh issue.

According to the Charlotte Observer, D-Will woke up sore on Thursday. Mid-week adds to the injury report are never a good thing, but especially when a player goes from full go to DNP. For now, Williams should be considered questionable. If he can't go against the Lions, Jonathan Stewart will carry the mail, with Mike Tolbert checking in more than usual as a power change-of-pace back.
Sep 11 - 3:21 PM

DeAngelo Williams rushed 14 times for 72 yards in the Panthers' Week 1 win over the Buccaneers.

31-year-old Williams showed some juice on perimeter runs and remained Carolina's lead back, ahead of Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert. Not involved in the passing game, however, Williams is tough to trust as anything more than a low-upside flex option. His weekly ceiling is about 17 touches, with a floor in the single digits. The Panthers square off with a stout Lions defense next.
Sep 7 - 7:26 PM

DeAngelo Williams started the Panthers' third preseason game Friday night, rushing five times for nine yards.

Williams played ahead of Jonathan Stewart on Friday night, but Stewart was the more impressive player. If Stewart can stay healthy, he will eat into Williams' workload. Williams has eight carries for 18 yards (2.0 YPC) and one catch for five yards this preseason.
Aug 22 - 10:17 PM

DeAngelo Williams started the Panthers' second preseason game Sunday against Kansas City, rushing three times for nine yards and catching a five-yard pass.

He operated as Carolina's primary back on each of the team's first three drives, before Jonathan Stewart was given some first-team run on the fourth. Stewart outplayed Williams, which should be expected as the former is 27 years old while the latter is now 31. Williams has an entrenched role in the Panthers' offense, but is no more than a low-ceiling RB3/4 in fantasy leagues.
Aug 17 - 9:10 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Darrin Reaves
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Mike Tolbert
2Jonathan Stewart
FB1Mike Tolbert
2Richie Brockel
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
3Philly Brown
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Jason Avant
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano