RB DeAngelo Williams - Carolina Panthers
|5-10, 217||Born: 4-25-1983||College: Memphis||Drafted: Round 1, pick 27|
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 27): Williams was unable to practice last week due to his injured ankle, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday. He was spotted running sprints prior to the game and reportedly looked good in warmups - he may return to action for the Thursday Night Football game against the Saints.
General News (Wed Oct 29): practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.
General News (Tue Oct 28): partially participated in Tuesday's practice. Williams is expected to play in Week 9, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Running back Darrin Reaves was waived by the team, so that's a big sign that Williams is ready to go.
Week 9: vs New Orleans Saints
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. This should be a fun NFC South shootout between two rivals, though neither team has been at their best for the majority of the season. The Panthers' running back stable is (finally) getting healthier - Jonathan Stewart has managed to move the ball between the 20's over the last two weeks since returning from injury (30/134/0 rushing with 4/27/0 receiving), while DeAngelo Williams was seen running sprints prior to last week's loss to Seattle, and is expected to be back in action for this divisional contest. The Panthers should have their top two backs to throw at the Saints on Thursday Night Football. Speaking of the Saints, they sport the league's 10th-ranked rush D averaging 101.1 yards allowed per game, with seven rushing scores given out over seven games played. Detroit was held to 24/59/1 rushing two weeks ago, while Green Bay finished with 19/89/1 rushing to their credit last Sunday. Carolina's running backs may be back, but they come into a fairly tough matchup this weekend. Advantage, New Orleans.
Recent Stats and Projections
Latest NewsPanthers | DeAngelo Williams doesn't do much (Fri Oct 31, 12:22 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams had only eight carries for 20 yards in the Week 9 game against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Oct. 30, in his first game back after missing four straight contests with an ankle injury. Our View: Williams showed a good burst on his long reception, but the Panthers offense, running game, and committee backfield will make it hard for him to be more than a desperation play from here on out. Next week at Philadelphia doesn't offer more promise as a matchup than this week's game at home against New Orleans.
link to story Panthers | DeAngelo Williams to start (Thu Oct 30, 01:42 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) will start the team's Week 9 game against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Oct. 30, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Our View: Carolina has been poor running the ball and we don't expect more than RB3 numbers and low-end ones at best. He'll still be splitting time with Jonathan Stewart against the Saints.
link to story Panthers | DeAngelo Williams listed as probable (Wed Oct 29, 02:50 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, and is listed as probable for Week 9. Our View: Sweet....but only if you play in deeper leagues. Even with six teams on bye, there may not be enough production there for Williams to be startable for fantasy owners. He's going to split time with Jonathan Stewart, plus he'll lose out on some goal line opportunities to QB Cam Newton. He's a RB4/deep flex play in Week 9.
link to story Panthers | DeAngelo Williams limited (Tue Oct 28, 06:29 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 28. Our View: Williams should be back this week. However, he's returning to a backfield where he'll split time with Jonathan Stewart. The Panthers play the Saints at home on Thursday night, and we can only recommend Williams as a low-end RB3/flex play.
link to story Panthers | DeAngelo Williams does some drills (Mon Oct 27, 06:10 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 27. Our View: It looks like Williams should be back on the field in Week 9. The Panthers play the Saints at home on Thursday night. Williams will split time with Jonathan Stewart, and he's nothing more than a low-end flex play for fantasy owners.
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