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 20): 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.
General News (Thu Oct 23): did not practice on Thursday.
General News (Wed Oct 22): did not practice on Wednesday.
General News (Tue Oct 21): will reportedly return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Week 8: vs Seattle Seahawks
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Carolina's offense went from finding a rhythm vs. Cincinnati (during a 37-37 OT tie game) to getting blown out (10-38 scored by the first team offense before the second-string tacked on a late TD to make it 17-38 in the crushing loss to Green Bay last week). Without Cam Newton running wild as he did against Cincinnati (17/107/1 two weeks ago, but just 7/41/0 rushing at Green Bay last week), Johnathan Stewart eked out 13/50/0 rushing (3.8 yards per carry) and 1/12/0 receiving, while Chris Ogbonnaya posted 5/17/0 rushing in a change-of-pace capacity. Aside from Newton occasional explosion there isn't much fantasy juice in this phase of the game for owners. The Seahawks defense has lost some of their Super Bowl luster as the team sits at 3-3 through six games played - Dallas hung 37/162/1 rushing on this club two games back and St. Louis posted 27/102/1 in their upset victory over the Seahawks last week. It's fair to say that the defensive front is in a funk as of late October. This looks like a neutral matchup between units that are currently struggling.
Recent Stats and Projections
Latest NewsPanthers | DeAngelo Williams out again (Thu Oct 23, 04:26 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) didn't practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 23. Our View: You know what would be news? If Williams wasn't out. Maybe that's the bar to set for whether Williams is newsworthy. Last week Jonathan Stewart was awful and he faces a Seattle defense which, even a shadow of its 2013 self, is still enough to keep him as no more than a weak RB3.
link to story Panthers | DeAngelo Williams sitting out (Wed Oct 22, 12:45 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. Our View: Sure, Williams could be back this week...maybe, possibly, perhaps. Fantasy owners really want to avoid the Carolina backfield if at all possible. Even Jonathan Stewart is nothing more than a RB3/flex play in Week 8 against the Seahawks.
link to story Panthers | DeAngelo Williams to return this week? (Mon Oct 20, 02:49 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) will reportedly return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. Our View: Williams could come back, but fantasy owners are best off leaving him out of the lineup. He'll be splitting time with Jonathan Stewart, and we can't recommend him as anything more than a 'what the heck' flex in deep leagues.
link to story Panthers | Week 7 Inactives (Sun Oct 19, 11:46 AM) - The Carolina Panthers have declared OG Amini Silatolu, CB Bene Benwikere, LB Chase Blackburn, RB DeAngelo Williams, RB Fozzy Whittaker, QB Joe Webb, CB Josh Norman inactive for Week 7. Our View: Jonathan Stewart gets the start for the Panthers, and he's worth a flex play against the Packers weak run defense.
Panthers | DeAngelo Williams to miss Week 7 (Sat Oct 18, 12:48 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7. Our View: Not a shock at this point, which means Jonathan Stewart will get the bulk of the carries though he remains not more than an RB3/flex play.
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