RB DeAngelo Williams - Pittsburgh Steelers
|5-10, 217||Born: 4-25-1983||College: Memphis||Drafted: Round 1, pick 27|
Week 5: at San Diego Chargers
Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Le'Veon Bell is a stud regardless of matchup. Last week he put up well over 100 yards rushing on the Ravens, who have stone-walled dozens of running backs over the past few years - Bell ended up with 22/129/1 rushing and 7/21/0 rushing. He's a special talent. The Chargers' rush D is awful this year, currently ranking 29th in the NFL averaging 126.8 yards allowed per game, with four rushing scores handed out to date. Last week, Cleveland got an even 100 yards rushing at San Diego - two weeks ago, Minnesota rocked the Chargers with 31/163/3 rushing. Advantage, Pittsburgh. Also, given the limited passing game with Mike Vick under center, look for the Steelers to feed Bell the road early and often in this one so he can take advantage of this weak defensive front.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 4 vs BAL (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
During the first series of the game on a 2nd and 3, DeAngelo Williams received the handoff out of the shotgun taking the ball up the middle for an 8 yard gain. He received only one other carry, a 3 yard loss, early in the 2nd half.
2015 Week 3 vs STL (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
DeAngelo Williams only received one touch during the game. During the opening series, Williams took a HB draw out of the shotgun for a 2 yard gain.
2015 Week 2 vs SF (20 / 77 / 3 rush, 5 / 4 / 15 / 0 rec)
DeAngelo Williams had his second consecutive quality performance. He ran hard and was productive. During the third series on a 1st and goal from the 2 yard line, Williams patiently followed his blocks for a touchdown run. Late in the second quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 11 yard gain. Later in that drive on a 2nd and goal from the 2 yard line, Williams ran untouched up the middle for his second touchdown. Early in the 4th quarter, Williams grinded the clock with a 16 yard first down around the left side of the line. Later in that drive on a 2nd and goal from the 1, Williams scored his third touchdown of the game. It was a hard fought second effort touchdown putting him over the middle of the line.
2015 Week 1 vs NE (21 / 127 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
This was the best DeAngelo Williams has looked rushing the ball in years. He was quick hitting the holes that the offensive line was opening up. On the first play of the game, Williams cut back and ran hard around the right side of the line for an 18 yard again. Two plays later, Williams took a RB draw for an 11 yard gain. He came out fast racking up 33 yards on his first three carries. He continued to eat up chunks of yardage on the ground over the next few series. On the fifth series of the game, he took a handoff up the middle for a 28 yard gain. On the same drive, 2nd and 4 from the New England 13 yard line, Williams took the hand-off around the left side of the line for a 10 yard gain. On 1st and goal from the 3 yard line, Williams fought hard but couldn't get in the end zone. This is when he was pulled for backup RB Will Johnson. Williams was not a factor in the passing game as he only received one passing target. He will have one more opportunity as the starting RB next week versus San Francisco.
Latest NewsSteelers | DeAngelo Williams nearly invisible (Sun Sep 27, 07:41 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams had just one carry for two yards in the Week 3 game against the St. Louis Rams and he did not have any receptions. Our View: Williams was the #1 running back in fantasy football through two weeks, and maybe the most essential backup running back to carry in fantasy leagues. Now in a much diminished offense for at least a month, your grip should loosen a little.
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|5||@ San Diego Chargers|
|6||vs Arizona Cardinals|
|7||@ Kansas City Chiefs|
|8||vs Cincinnati Bengals|
|9||vs Oakland Raiders|
|10||vs Cleveland Browns|
|11||--- BYE WEEK ---|
|12||@ Seattle Seahawks|
|13||vs Indianapolis Colts|
|14||@ Cincinnati Bengals|
|15||vs Denver Broncos|
|16||@ Baltimore Ravens|
|17||@ Cleveland Browns|