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DeAngelo Williams | Running Back

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/25/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Memphis
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DeAngelo Williams rushed 17 times for 54 yards and caught one of two targets for 15 yards in the Steelers' Week 10 win over the Browns.
Williams went into halftime with just three rushing yards on seven carries. He was obviously much better after the break, though a good portion of his yards came in the fourth quarter with the game already well in hand. We may have jumped the gun a little on Williams after his stunning 170-yard effort against Oakland in Week 9. He’s still getting plenty of volume and should settle in as a high-end RB2 going forward. He’ll get the Seahawks in Week 12. Pittsburgh has a bye week before that. Nov 15 - 4:56 PM

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DeAngelo Williams is active for Week 10 against the Browns.

He sat out Wednesday's practice with a minor foot issue but returned to full work on Thursday. With Landry Jones starting over Ben Roethlisberger (unless the Steelers pull a fast one on us), Pittsburgh will look to get its ground game going against Cleveland's league-worst run defense. Williams tallied 170 rushing yards against Oakland last week. That's the highest rushing total in the NFL this year. He's a high-end RB1.
Nov 15 - 12:00 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) is probable for Week 10 against the Browns.

He was held out of Wednesday's practice as a precaution, but he was a full participant the rest of the week. Williams is a high-end RB1 in a dream matchup with the Browns.
Nov 13 - 1:46 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) returned to Steelers practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

It appears Wednesday was just a day of rest for a player dealing with some minor foot swelling. D-Will is officially locked and loaded for a mouthwatering matchup with the Browns' league-worst run defense.
Nov 12 - 4:18 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Coach Mike Tomlin already said Williams would sit out Wednesday's practice. Williams' Week 10 status is questionable, but early reports suggest he'll play.
Nov 11 - 4:50 PM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports DeAngelo Williams (foot) is making good progress, and should be ready for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Coach Mike Tomlin has already said Williams will sit out Wednesday's practice, but it's looking more precautionary than anything else. Williams has a dream matchup with the Browns' league-worst run defense, but even with Ben Roethlisberger sidelined, the Steelers will probably try to dial back his workload. Either way, Williams is a high-end RB1 for Week 10.
Nov 10 - 2:46 PM

DeAngelo Williams will sit out Wednesday's practice because of swelling in his foot.

Coach Mike Tomlin said he would know more Wednesday. With Ben Roethlisberger likely to miss and Williams now questionable, the Steelers' offense could be in serious trouble this week. Jordan Todman would take over lead-back duties if Williams is forced to sit.
Nov 10 - 12:23 PM

DeAngelo Williams rushed 27 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh's Week 9 win over the Raiders, catching 2-of-4 targets for 55 additional yards.

The 32-year-old Williams did his best Le'Veon Bell impression as he carried the Steelers both before and after Ben Roethlisberger's left foot injury. Making precise cuts and getting upfield in a hurry, D-Will ran all over a run defense that entered Week 9 as the league's No. 2 unit by yardage allowed. The dark cloud is Big Ben's injury, which will allow defenses to key in on Williams. Either way, at worst, D-Will is locked in as a high-end RB2 thanks to his voluminous workloads, and should be an RB1 more weeks than not. That will be the case against the Browns' league-worst run defense in Week 10.
Nov 8 - 5:42 PM

ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler said 20 touches are "reasonable" to expect from DeAngelo Williams this week.

Williams handled over 90 percent of the running back touches in his two-game stint as the starter to open the season, and coach Mike Tomlin has already confirmed he will be the "feature" back with Le'Veon Bell (torn MCL) done for the year. A tough matchup with Oakland makes Williams more of an RB2 this week, but he will have borderline RB1 value the rest of the season.
Source: ESPN
Nov 7 - 9:16 AM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed DeAngelo Williams will be the "feature" back with Le'Veon Bell (torn MCL) done for the season.

This is not exactly a surprise, but it is good to hear. Williams handled over 90 percent of the running back touches as the starter while Bell was suspended the first two weeks, and he should handle the vast majority of the work again this time around. Williams is the clear-cut top waiver add this week and worth a large percentage of the FAAB budget.
Nov 3 - 12:21 PM

Filling in for an injured Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams rushed nine times for 71 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 8 loss to the Bengals.

D-Will added four receptions for an additional 39 yards. D-Will picked up where Bell left off after the Steelers' lead back departed with a first half knee injury. D-Will continued to make nifty cuts, and show surprising juice in the open field. D-Will is averaging 4.92 yards on 63 carries this season. Bell's outlook is uncertain, but D-Will is a no brainer add for Week 9. Even against the Raiders' stout run defense, he'll be a high-end RB2.
Nov 1 - 5:44 PM

DeAngelo Williams rushed five times for 20 yards in the Steelers' Week 5 win over the Chargers.

Play caller Todd Haley admitted he wanted to get Williams a little more involved after he received just three total carries the previous two weeks since Le'Veon Bell returned from suspension. He did just that, but it's not enough work to make Williams usable in fantasy. He got most of his looks with Le'Veon Bell playing "quarterback" in the Wildcat formation. Williams is merely Bell's handcuff.
Oct 13 - 12:18 AM

DeAngelo Williams rushed once for two yards in Pittsburgh's Week 3 win over the Rams.

The Steelers claimed D-Will would remain involved even as Le'Veon Bell returned, but Bell out-touched his veteran teammate 26-1. D-Will figures to see more work with Ben Roethlisberger (knee) sidelined, but has zero standalone fantasy value with Bell running full strength.
Sep 27 - 6:12 PM

Coach Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger said the Steelers will still use DeAngelo Williams in the backfield, even with Le'Veon Bell returning from suspension this week.

"Le’Veon doesn’t like to come out of the game," Roethlisberger said. "But I think it’s still beneficial not just to him or to this team in the short term, if every third series, every fourth series, whatever it is, let DeAngelo come in." Bell is going to be inserted into the starting lineup right away and will get his 20-plus touches, but having Williams in the fold could allow Bell to flank out wide more and save his body some. Bell will be an elite RB1, while Williams is a mere RB4/handcuff.
Sep 23 - 9:27 AM

DeAngelo Williams rushed 20 times for 77 yards and three touchdowns and caught 4-of-5 targets for 15 yards in the Steelers' Week 2 blowout win over San Francisco.

Williams was ineffective on the majority of his open-field touches, but benefited from a second-quarter 59-yard bomb complete to Antonio Brown and capped the drive with a short-yardage TD. Williams gave Pittsburgh a 28-3 lead on another short TD late in the first half, and scored again from close in early in the fourth quarter. With Le'Veon Bell coming off suspension in Week 3 against the Rams, Williams will revert to handcuff value only.
Sep 20 - 4:09 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Michael Vick
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
3Isaiah Pead
GLB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
3RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
FB1Will Johnson
2Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Markus Wheaton
3Sammie Coates
WR21Martavis Bryant
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Jacoby Jones
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Jesse James
LT1Alejandro Villanueva
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Cody Wallace
RG1David DeCastro
2Doug Legursky
RT1Marcus Gilbert
K1Chris Boswell