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RB DeAngelo Williams - Pittsburgh Steelers

5-10, 217Born: 4-25-1983College: MemphisDrafted: Round 1, pick 27

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 26): Le'Veon Bell is due back from suspension this week, and the Steelers offense finally looked mortal. Williams is still an essential handcuff and hold for the rest of the year, but his weekly floor in the event that Bell goes out is lower than we thought.

Week 4: vs Kansas City Chiefs

All RB vs KC

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at WAS 56 26 143 2 9 6 28 0 0 29.1
2 vs CIN 66 32 94 0 5 4 38 1 0 19.2
3 at PHI 52 8 21 0 7 4 23 0 0 4.4
4 vs KC PROJ-Dodds * 5 * * 1 * * * *
4 vs KC PROJ-Tremblay * 3 * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 3 vs PHI (8 / 21 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams only had 12 touches as the Steelers fell behind early and Williams was an afterthought. Early in the game, Williams has little room to run as the Eagles smothered the Steelers rushing game. Late 3rd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 10-yard reception.

2016 Week 2 vs CIN (32 / 94 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 38 / 1 rec)

DeAngelo Williams was the focal point of the Steelers offense with 36 touches. Williams patiently followed his blockers to grind out hard-fought yards on the majority of his touches. On the first play from scrimmage, Williams took a draw for an 8-yard gain. Mid 1st quarter, Williams ran a sweep to the right sideline for an 11-yard gain. Early 3rd quarter, Williams took a draw and run up the middle through a seam in the defense for an 8-yard gain. Early 4th quarter, Williams caught a short pass, juked the defender, and ran down the right sideline for a 20-yard gain. Later in the drive on 3rd and goal, Williams ran an out-route and was left uncovered for an easy 5-yard touchdown reception.

2016 Week 1 vs WAS (26 / 143 / 2 rush, 9 / 6 / 28 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams patiently followed his blockers and fought hard for additional yardage on the majority of his touches. Late 1st quarter on a 2nd and 22, Williams caught a screen pass and followed his blockers for a 14 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams ran a cutback exploding through the hole for a 8 yard gain. Mid 2nd quarter, Williams ran a draw and followed his blockers for a strong 8 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams ran a quick slant for a 4 yard reception. Williams started the second half running off tackle for a 7 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams cutback and exploded off the left side for a 17 yard gain. Mid 3rd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 7 yard gain. Williams was effective moving the chains and grinding the clock during the second half. Early 4th quarter, Williams ran a draw and cutback to the left sideline for a 8 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams ran up the middle for a 8 yard gain. A few plays later, Williams ran a draw off the left tackle for a 15 yard touchdown run. On the play, Williams weaved through 2 tackles at the line of scrimmage and bounced to the left sideline for the touchdown. Late 4th quarter, Williams ran off the left tackle for a 12 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams ran a counter and to the left sideline for his second touchdown of the game.

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Latest News

Steelers | DeAngelo Williams back at practice (Thu Sep 22, 10:40 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (non-injury) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 22, after being given a day off Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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Steelers | DeAngelo Williams receives day off (Wed Sep 21, 08:13 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Steelers | DeAngelo Williams does it again (Mon Sep 19, 01:28 AM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams carried 32 times for 94 yards in the Week 2 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he added four receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown on five targets.

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Steelers | DeAngelo Williams back at practice (Thu Sep 15, 08:37 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (non-injury) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 15, after receiving a rest day.

Our View: Williams lit up Washington last week and we think he'll torch the Bengals as well. Expect RB1 production this week.
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Steelers | DeAngelo Williams receives day off (Wed Sep 14, 05:19 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Our View: No worries here, just a veteran day off. Williams is a top-5 fantasy RB again this week.
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Schedule

4vs Kansas City Chiefs
5vs New York Jets
6@ Miami Dolphins
7vs New England Patriots
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ Baltimore Ravens
10vs Dallas Cowboys
11@ Cleveland Browns
12@ Indianapolis Colts
13vs New York Giants
14@ Buffalo Bills
15@ Cincinnati Bengals
16vs Baltimore Ravens
17vs Cleveland Browns