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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
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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

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DeAngelo Williams rushed 32 times for 94 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 2 win over the Bengals.

It was not always pretty, but Williams was once again the workhorse with Le'Veon Bell suspended. Even though Williams' 32 carries were more than any player had all of last season, his biggest plays came in the passing game. He made a nasty cut near the sideline to shake a defender before exploding forward for a 20-yard gain in the fourth quarter, and he was left wide open in the end zone for a four-yard touchdown to put the game out of reach. With Bell out another week, Williams will once again be a locked-in RB1 Week 3 against the Eagles.
Sep 18 - 6:11 PM

DeAngelo Williams (undisclosed) didn't practice on Wednesday.

We'll wait to see how he's listed on the injury report but our guess is Mike Tomlin is just giving him the day off after seeing 32 touches against the Redskins on Monday night. Assuming he's healthy, Williams will be a no-brainer RB1 against the Bengals in Week 2.
Sep 14 - 6:53 PM

DeAngelo Williams cruised to 143 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries with six catches for 28 yards on nine targets Monday in the Steelers' Week 1 win over the Redskins.

Williams was quietly one of the best running backs in fantasy last year while Le’Veon Bell was out with a knee injury. There was nothing quiet about Monday’s performance as Williams steamrolled the Redskins for 171 all-purpose yards including 113 in the second half. The Steelers controlled the game from the second quarter on, which allowed Pittsburgh to milk the clock with Williams in the second half. Williams never broke off any huge gains but he kept the chains moving and was excellent in short-yardage situations. Both of his touchdowns came in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand. Williams will be on the RB1 radar next week at home against the Bengals.
Sep 12 - 10:28 PM

DeAngelo Williams managed 12 yards on four carries and caught 3-of-4 targets for nine yards in the Steelers' third preseason game.

The Steelers used a timeshare involving both Williams and Le'Veon Bell. Bell started the game, but Williams spelled him to the extent that they were on the field roughly equally with the first-team offense, though Bell was clearly the superior all-purpose back. Williams is assured three starts to begin the season, where he'll be a top-ten fantasy running back play in each week. Williams' role will be up in the air once Bell comes off suspension.
Aug 26 - 10:31 PM

DeAngelo Williams is expected to be the Steelers' starting running back in the first four games of the season.

This is due to Le'Veon Bell's latest substance abuse violation. In the nine games he played start to finish last season, Williams led all NFL running backs in touches per game (22.9), touchdowns (11), and snaps played. Assuming Bell's suspension stands -- and we'd be stunned if it didn't -- Williams will start at the Redskins in Week 1, versus the Vontaze Burfict-less Bengals in Week 2, at Philadelphia in Week 3, and versus Kansas City in Week 4.
Jul 22 - 10:21 AM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) has been cleared for workouts.

Williams has been shut down since January. He plans to be full-go for OTAs. Williams should get the majority of first-team work until Le’Veon Bell (knee) returns.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 6 - 6:26 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) doesn't need offseason surgery.

Williams will likely be sidelined another couple weeks, but he should be fine for a normal offseason program. Williams is under contract for another season at $2 million and will be back as Le'Veon Bell's backup.
Jan 20 - 12:40 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Broncos.

As expected. Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman will handle the load in the backfield for the second consecutive week. With Antonio Brown (concussion) also out and Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) dinged up, Toussaint is a dark horse to lead the Steelers in catches and carries Sunday.
Jan 15 - 12:44 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) remained sidelined Thursday.

D-Will was spotted without his walking boot on Thursday, but nearly every other sign suggests he'll miss Sunday's game against the Broncos. Fitzgerald Toussaint will again lead a committee with Jordan Todman mixing in to change the pace.
Jan 14 - 5:02 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) is back in a walking boot on Wednesday.

He's not practicing Wednesday. Williams has already been classified as facing an "uphill battle" to play Sunday against the Broncos, and coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Williams is "on the outside looking in" for the Divisional Round. Fitzgerald Toussaint will again lead this backfield timeshare with Jordan Todman after the two combined for 183 yards against the Bengals.
Jan 13 - 10:35 AM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said DeAngelo Williams is "still kind of on the outside looking in" in his recovery from a foot injury.

Williams visited a specialist Monday, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports it will be an "uphill battle" for him to play Sunday. At this point, it would be surprising if Williams suited up. Fitzgerald Toussaint dominated the snaps last week, but Jordan Todman was more explosive. The duo should share work again against the Broncos.
Source: ESPN
Jan 12 - 12:23 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports DeAngelo Williams (foot) is "not looking good" and has an "uphill battle" to be ready for the Divisional Round against the Broncos.

Williams visited specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina on Monday and seems to be on the wrong side of questionable to kick off the week. If Williams can't play, Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman will again form a committee with Toussaint leading the way. The two combined for 123 rushing yards on 28 carries and 60 yards receiving against the Bengals.
Jan 11 - 7:13 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) is visiting a specialist on Monday.

He's seeing the noted Dr. Robert Anderson. It suggests he's no better than 50-50 for Sunday's game against the Broncos, and perhaps a longer shot than that. Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman will form another committee if D-Will can't go. Even if D-Will does play, it might not be in the every-down role he owned after Le'Veon Bell went down.
Jan 11 - 3:12 PM

Steelers declared RB DeAngelo Williams, QB Michael Vick, WR Sammie Coates, LB L.J. Fort, OT Byron Stingily, CB Doran Grant and DE L.T. Walton inactive for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Bengals.

Williams did not practice this week because of a foot injury he suffered in the season finale. With Williams sidelined, Fitzgerald Toussaint will handle the lead duties with Jordan Todman filling a change-of-pace role. Williams would be questionable for next week if the Steelers advance.
Jan 9 - 6:53 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
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
2Sammie Coates
3Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Eli Rogers
WR31Eli Rogers
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
K1Chris Boswell