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DeAngelo Williams | Running Back | #34

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/25/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 207
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (27) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said DeAngelo Williams (knee) is "perking up."
It sounds like he has a good chance of playing Sunday against the Giants. Of course, he'll merely be a handcuff for workhorse Le'Veon Bell. A knee injury has sidelined Williams since Week 10. Nov 29 - 12:36 PM

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Steelers declared RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, TE Xavier Grimble, QB Zach Mettenberger, OT Brian Mihalik, RB Daryl Richardson and S Shamarko Thomas inactive for Week 12 against the Colts.

Williams is still working his way back from a torn meniscus. He could return for next week's game against the Giants. The Steelers didn't have anyone listed as questionable this week.
Nov 24 - 8:34 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports DeAngelo Williams (knee surgery) could return in Week 13 against the Giants.

Williams had his meniscus trimmed 11 days ago, making it extremely unlikely he will be ready to play Thanksgiving night against the Colts. It looks like next week is a possibility, however. Williams will resume his duties as Le'Veon Bell's handcuff when he is healthy.
Nov 21 - 9:03 AM

Steelers declared RB DeAngelo Williams, QB Zach Mettenberger, S Shamarko Thomas, S Jordan Dangerfield, OT Brian Mihalik, TE Xavier Grimble and WR Darrius Heyward-Bey inactive for Week 11 against the Browns.

D-Will is week to week. Fitzgerald Toussaint will caddie for Le'Veon Bell in a windy game that should feature plenty of running.
Nov 20 - 11:41 AM

DeAngelo Williams (knee) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Fitzgerald Toussaint is standing in as Le'Veon Bell's backup.
Nov 18 - 1:42 PM reports DeAngelo Williams underwent knee surgery on Wednesday.

He underwent a scope, and will be sidelined "up to a month." D-Will touched the ball just once in last Sunday's loss to the Ravens, and has five touches over Pittsburgh's past three games. The only other back on Pittsburgh's roster, Fitzgerald Toussaint will fill-in as Le'Veon Bell's handcuff. He's worth a flier for running back desperate fantasy owners.
Nov 10 - 5:24 PM

DeAngelo Williams (knee) missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

D-Will will be fine for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, but he has only five touches over Pittsburgh's past three games. He's a handcuff lacking standalone value.
Nov 10 - 4:23 PM

DeAngelo Williams (knee, questionable) is expected to play in Sunday's Week 9 game against the Ravens.

Williams followed an interesting practice schedule this week, sandwiching a Thursday DNP between two limited sessions on Wednesday and Friday. With Le'Veon Bell averaging almost 25 touches per game, Williams won't see more than a handful of carries on Sunday. For fantasy purposes, D-Will is merely a handcuff for Bell.
Nov 6 - 9:24 AM

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

It puts him on track to play coming off Pittsburgh's bye. Williams shouldn't get more than a few touches if he returns this week.
Nov 2 - 4:27 PM

DeAngelo Williams (knee) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Fitzgerald Toussaint will back up Le'Veon Bell against New England. Williams has no timetable for a return, but we suspect he'll be back after the Steelers' Week 8 bye. This is your cue to drop him in shallower fantasy leagues.
Oct 21 - 1:39 PM

DeAngelo Williams (knee) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Williams sat out Wednesday's session but the Steelers claimed it wasn't injury related. His continued absence on Thursday suggests that Williams is indeed hurt. Even if he plays this week, Williams won't have much of a role with Le'Veon Bell getting almost all of Pittsburgh's rushing work. Fitzgerald Toussaint is listed third on the Steelers' running back depth chart.
Oct 20 - 3:53 PM

DeAngelo Williams didn't practice on Wednesday.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Williams was dealing with a knee injury, though the Steelers are saying his absence on Wednesday was not injury-related. Williams was an RB1 earlier this year when he was filling in for Le'Veon Bell but now he's just a handcuff.
Oct 12 - 4:20 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said DeAngelo Williams is dealing with a knee injury.

That might explain why he saw just one carry in Week 5. We won't know Williams' status until the Steelers return to practice on Wednesday. Fitzgerald Toussaint will take over No. 2 duties if D-Will can't get the green light Sunday against Miami.
Oct 11 - 12:29 PM

DeAngelo Williams rushed four times for seven yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Chiefs.

Williams took a backseat to Le'Veon Bell, playing just 17 snaps. He vultured a late goal-line touchdown, but doesn't project to for more than backup duties moving forward. With Bell locked into a workhorse role, Williams is just a handcuff.
Oct 3 - 12:25 AM

DeAngelo Williams earned 21 yards on eight carries while catching four-of-seven targets for 23 yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 3 loss to the Eagles.

Williams was pretty much doomed from the start as the Steelers fell behind early and spent the rest of the game in catch-up mode. The veteran was bottled up for seven yards on six carries in the first half and only saw two more carries after that, though he did draw five targets after halftime. Williams blew us all away with a marvelous Week 1 but has cooled off in a big way over his last two outings, averaging just 2.88 yards per carry on his last 40 rushing attempts. He’ll take on a much smaller role when workhorse Le’Veon Bell returns from his suspension in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 8:15 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Eli Rogers
WR21Sammie Coates
2Cobi Hamilton
3Markus Wheaton
WR31Darrius Heyward-Bey
TE1Jesse James
2David Johnson
3Xavier Grimble
4Ladarius Green
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Ryan Harris
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Cody Wallace
RG1David DeCastro
2B.J. Finney
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell