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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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Despite being listed as probable, "there are no guarantees" DeAngelo Williams (hand) will play Sunday at Atlanta.
The Panthers reportedly remain concerned with Williams' inability to pass block sufficiently while playing through a broken hand. ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton confirms the team will start Jonathan Stewart. Stewart can expect traditional feature back work. Even if Williams is active against the Falcons, he may only be available to play in an emergency. Dec 26 - 3:14 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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DeAngelo Williams (hand) is probable for Week 17 against the Falcons.

He'll make his return from a broken hand, but the Panthers remain concerned about Williams' ability in pass protection. Jonathan Stewart should continue to see heavy work, although Williams' reinsertion in the lineup is always concerning for Stewart owners.
Dec 26 - 12:58 PM

DeAngelo Williams (hand) is practicing in full for Week 17.

Williams should have a limited role Sunday against Atlanta. He doesn't project for more than change of pace carries in his return. Jonathan Stewart is averaging a league-high rushing 109 yards per game over the last four weeks.
Dec 24 - 8:24 PM

DeAngelo Williams (hand) is practicing Tuesday.

Jonathan Stewart took a well-deserved rest day, so Williams handled first-team reps. It looks like he's on track to return for Sunday's winner-take-all showdown with the Falcons. However, it would be a crime to give Williams any snaps at the expense of red-hot Stewart.
Dec 23 - 12:14 PM

Panthers declared RB DeAngelo Williams, OL Carter Byndom, S Robert Lester, LB A.J. Klein, OL DeMarcus Love, OL David Foucault, and OG Amini Silatolu inactive for Week 16 against the Browns.

Jonathan Stewart will remain Carolina's feature back against Cleveland.
Dec 21 - 11:39 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera indicated Friday that DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hand) will not play Sunday at Cleveland.

Rivera left open the possibility of Williams being active on game day as an "emergency back," but he's not going to be a factor unless other running backs get injured during the game. Jonathan Stewart is an RB2 against the Browns' weak run defense. Mike Tolbert will be second in line for backfield work.
Dec 19 - 1:08 PM

DeAngelo Williams (hand) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Barring a setback, D-Will should return after a two-game absence, though the Panthers aren't sure how he'll fare in the passing game. In theory, he'll cut into Jonathan Stewart's workload, but we wouldn't be surprised if Williams is nothing more than a breather option for J-Stew, who has run well in Williams' absence. D-Will is not on the fantasy radar for Week 16.
Dec 18 - 2:39 PM

DeAngelo Williams (hand) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Williams is on track to return this week after sitting out the last two games. He'll cut into Jonathan Stewart's workload, but won't be a fantasy option.
Dec 17 - 3:20 PM

DeAngelo Williams is inactive for Week 15 against the Bucs.

Jonathan Stewart will draw a full workload against the Bucs. The rest of the Panthers inactives: QB Cam Newton, G Amini Silatolu, CB James Dockery, S Robert Lester, OT David Foucault and DT Micanor Regis.
Dec 14 - 11:52 AM

DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hand) might be able to play in an "emergency situation" on Sunday against the Bucs.

In other words, he won't play unless the Panthers face an emergency. Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Friday Jonathan Stewart will get the start, and he should be a borderline every-down back in a game that should either be close or in Carolina's favor enough that OC Mike Shula is able to ride his running game with volume. Stewart is a quality RB2/flex play against Tampa Bay.
Dec 12 - 3:03 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects DeAngelo Williams (hand) to miss Week 15.

"Probably" was Rivera's answer when asked if D-Will was another week away despite his Thursday return to practice. "Probably" from a coach equals "absolutely" in regular English. It's music to the ears of Jonathan Stewart owners, as he can be safely fired up as an RB2 against the Bucs.
Dec 11 - 2:39 PM

DeAngelo Williams (hand) returned to Panthers practice Thursday.

It puts Williams on track to return for Week 15 against the Bucs, which deflates Jonathan Stewart's balloon. Williams has shown nothing to warrant the amount of playing time he gets, but the Panthers love splitting the work between Williams and Stewart. We'd love to see Stewart get another 20-plus carries.
Dec 11 - 12:08 PM

DeAngelo Williams (hand) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

The Panthers continue to call Williams day-to-day. Jonathan Stewart owners selfishly hope Williams misses Week 15 against the Bucs, allowing Stewart to handle feature-back duties. Williams' status will be updated again Thursday.
Dec 10 - 12:22 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said Monday DeAngelo Williams (hand) is "day by day."

Williams is dealing with a fractured bone at the base of his middle finger. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Week 15. Of course, the Panthers would be far better off sitting down Williams and just riding Jonathan Stewart, who has quietly been playing at an elite level all season. He finally got to spread his wings against the Saints Sunday and dropped a 20-155-1 line. Rivera maddeningly declined to name Stewart his starter going forward Monday, instead saying it's his preference to wait.
Dec 8 - 12:51 PM

DeAngelo Williams (hand) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Saints.

As expected. Jonathan Stewart will get the start, with Mike Tolbert seeing an uptick in reps. Stewart has some RB2/FLEX upside, but the Panthers are in danger of getting blown out, which would force the Panthers to abandon the run.
Dec 5 - 12:59 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Philly Brown
WR31Philly Brown
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano