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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 suggested that he should be a first-round fantasy football pick due to Carolina's weak receiver corps.
"I joked with people that my fantasy value went up after we got rid of our four receivers, but it’s the truth," Williams said. "I went from probably being drafted in the fifth and sixth round to being in the first round, me and Jonathan (Stewart) alike because we have no receivers." We found this more humorous than helpful, but it's a slow news day. Williams rushed 201 times for 843 yards (4.19 YPC) and three touchdowns last season. He turns 31 in two weeks. Apr 13 - 12:44 PM

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DeAngelo Williams expressed concern over potentially facing stacked boxes this season.

Williams was brutally honest when asked about losing Steve Smith and the Panthers' wideout situation, saying, "I mean, I don't know where we go from there." He apparently fails to release Carolina's salary cap situation has been torpedoed by running back contracts. Williams didn't even mention our bigger concern, the state of the Panthers' offensive line. Worries about a lack of running room for both Williams and Jonathan Stewart are well-founded.
Apr 10 - 10:47 AM

DeAngelo Williams managed 13 yards on five rushes in Carolina's playoff loss to San Francisco.

The Panthers let Cam Newton be their Divisional Round centerpiece on offense, running him frequently out of read-option looks and letting Cam air it out. Williams was the primary tailback throughout, but not an emphasized part of OC Mike Shula's game plan. In the 2013 offseason, Williams signed a three-year deal that essentially locks him onto Carolina's 2014 roster. Although he's lost big-play ability and devolved into more of a late-career grinder, Williams will enter training camp as the favorite to start in Week 1. He turns 31 in April.
Jan 12 - 4:22 PM

DeAngelo Williams rushed 10 times for 33 yards and caught two passes for 75 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win at Atlanta.

With Jonathan Stewart inactive, Williams got 12 touches compared to 10 for Mike Tolbert. He nearly cost his team a win by fumbling at the end of a long screen pass, giving Atlanta life. Williams heads into the playoffs as a strict committee back, the same spot he's been in for the last three years. Despite all of Stewart's injury woes, D-Will ends the regular season with 201 carries for 843 yards and three touchdowns, as well as 26 catches for 333 yards and one more score. He'll be a weak pick in fantasy playoff drafts.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:21:00 PM

DeAngelo Williams rushed 12 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's Week 16 win over the Saints.

D-Will was held without a gain on his lone reception. Williams was a major factor in the first half, but went invisible after the break as the rains came and the Panthers went into a shell. Just 11 of Williams' 67 yards came in the second half. Williams had success both around the edge and up the middle. He'll be an excellent daily-league option in Week 17 against the Falcons' porous defense.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:09:00 PM

DeAngelo Williams had 15 carries for 81 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Jets, adding three catches for 87 yards and a touchdown.

With Jonathan Stewart (knee) sidelined, Williams was the clear featured back and totaled 168 yards on 18 touches. He was able to find running room all game against a Jets run defense that's been highly susceptible to big plays over the last three weeks, with his touchdown coming on a 72-yard screen pass down the right sideline at the end of the first half. Williams lost all goal-line and short-yardage work to Mike Tolbert, but will continue to lead the Panthers backfield in carries going forward. He'll be an RB2 in Week 16 against the Saints.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 07:42:00 PM

DeAngelo Williams had 13 carries for 53 yards in Sunday night's Week 14 loss to the Saints.

Williams started and got the majority of snaps in the first half, but struggled to get anything going and had a long run of just nine yards. Even with the Panthers playing from behind for most of the night, he finished with only one catch for 11 yards and wasn't a factor in the passing game. Jonathan Stewart suffered a knee injury in the third quarter, so Williams is a candidate for an expanded workload in Week 15. He'll be on the low-end RB2 radar in a tough matchup against the Jets.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 11:57:00 PM

DeAngelo Williams (quad) is active for Sunday night's Week 14 game against the Saints.

Williams was held out last week due to his quad injury, but his status was for Sunday night's game was never in doubt. He's expected to get the start and be used in a committee with Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert, leaving all three with limited upside. Inactive for the Panthers are RB Kenjon Barner, CB Josh Norman, LB Jordan Senn, WR Marvin McNutt, OL Chris Scott, WR Tavarres King, and DE Frank Alexander.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 07:06:00 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said DeAngelo Williams (quad) will start Sunday night's game against the Saints.

Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert will all be active. DeAngelo will get the start, but that doesn't mean he'll be featured in this three-headed monster. We can't project more than 10 touches for any of them, capping upside across the board.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 12:14:00 PM

DeAngelo Williams (quad) is listed as probable for Week 14.

Carolina's three-headed backfield will be intact against New Orleans.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 02:27:00 PM

DeAngelo Williams (quad) is practicing again Thursday.

He was officially limited. D-Will told's Jeff Darlington he expects to return against the Saints. Williams will almost certainly be back to reclaim his role in the Panthers' three-headed running back committee. None of the trio will be strong fantasy plays at New Orleans on Sunday night.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 12:05:00 PM

DeAngelo Williams (quad) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

As expected. Williams didn't practice at all last week and was inactive for Week 13 against the Bucs. This suggests it wasn't a serious injury, and Williams was probably close to playing. He'll reenter the three-headed committee that is the Carolina backfield. Williams is merely a desperation flex play.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 01:04:00 PM

DeAngelo Williams (quad) is expected back at practice Wednesday.

Williams didn't practice at all last week and was inactive against the Bucs. That led to a season-high 16 touches for Jonathan Stewart as well as 12 for Mike Tolbert. But the quad strain isn't serious, meaning the Panthers will revert back to their value-crushing three-headed monster in Sunday night's showdown against the Saints. Williams, Stewart and Tolbert will all be desperation flex plays only.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 08:21:00 AM

DeAngelo Williams (quad) is inactive for Week 13 against the Bucs.

Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert are both banged up in their own right, but will form the Panthers' backfield this afternoon. Stewart should easily lead in touches, but as usual, Tolbert is the best bet for a score. Neither is a particularly compelling FLEX play. Kenjon Barner could possibly be in for a touch or two. Also inactive for the Panthers are LB Chase Blackburn, TE Ben Hartsock, DE Charles Johnson, WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt and OL Chris Scott.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 11:37:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports DeAngelo Williams (quad) is "very doubtful" to play Sunday against the Bucs.

Williams missed practice every day this week and is listed as questionable on the injury report. Coach Ron Rivera acknowledged on Friday that there was real concern surrounding Williams' Week 13 status. With Williams likely to be sidelined, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert will carry the load. Stewart is the favorite to handle early-down duties, while Tolbert will work in on third downs and in goal-line situations. Both are merely flex options.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 09:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
4Matt Blanchard
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Kenjon Barner
4Darrin Reaves
5Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Mike Tolbert
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Mike Tolbert
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Mike Tolbert
2Richie Brockel
3Michael Zordich
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
3Tiquan Underwood
4Tavarres King
5Marcus Lucas
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Jason Avant
3Kealoha Pilares
4Marvin McNutt
5Toney Clemons
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
4Mike McNeill
5D.C. Jefferson
K1Graham Gano