RB DeAngelo Williams - Pittsburgh Steelers
|5-10, 217||Born: 4-25-1983||College: Memphis||Drafted: Round 1, pick 27|
He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Nov 27): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.
Week 12: at Seattle Seahawks
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. DeAngelo Williams has been up and down in recent weeks, with 27/170/2 rushing and 2/55/0 receiving vs. Oakland during Week Nine, and then 17/54/0 rushing with 1/15/0 receiving vs. cupcake Cleveland in Week Ten prior to the Steelers' bye. We'll see which Williams shows up against the Seahawks - his fantasy owners hope the Week Nine version of Williams is the guy on Sunday afternoon. The Seattle rush D is ranked 10th (tied with Buffalo) averaging 96.4 rushing yards allowed per game, with seven rushing scores handed out to date. They have allowed an average of 14.1 fantasy points to opposing rushers over the past four weeks (three games), to check in at ninth-most-stingy in this category during November. Last week, Seattle gave up just 16/59/0 to the over-matched 49ers. This looks like a tough matchup for Williams.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 10 vs CLE (17 / 54 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
DeAngelo Williams was a victim of game script for the majority of the game. When Ben Roethlisberger entered the game, the Steelers focused on the passing game. Late 2nd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for 15 yards. At halftime, Williams had 7 rushes for 3 yards. Early 3rd quarter with an 18 point lead, the Steelers kept their foot on the pedal passing the ball. The Steelers had one offensive series in the 3rd quarter and Williams only received one carry for negative yardage. Early 4th quarter, Williams had an opportunity to run some clock with gains of 4, 4 and 3 yards. A couple of plays later, Williams ran out of the shotgun formation up the middle and cut back for a 9 yard gain. He followed hat up with a 4 yard gain up the middle. Late 4th quarter, Williams found a hole up the middle for another 9 yard gain. He followed that up with a 11 yard gain running off the right tackle. A couple of plays later, Williams cut back for a 12 yard gain up the middle.
2015 Week 9 vs OAK (27 / 170 / 2 rush, 4 / 2 / 55 / 0 rec)
DeAngelo Williams had a phenomenal game with 225 total yards. He dominated on the ground and found the end-zone for two touchdowns. During the opening series, Williams caught a delayed screen pass and ran for a 33 yard gain. Mid 1st quarter, Williams ran the ball up the middle for a 9 yard gain. On the play, he made a quick cut back and broke a couple of tackles. Early 2nd quarter, Williams ran up the middle for a 3 yard touchdown run. On the play, the right side of the offensive line opened up a good hole for Williams. Williams was left uncovered on the 2-point conversion as he completed the reception with ease. Late 2nd quarter on a 4th and 1 from the Raiders 2 yard line, Williams ran hard up the middle for a 2 yard touchdown run. During the middle of the 3rd quarter, Williams ran the ball off the right tackle for a 12 yard gain. On the next play, Williams caught a screen pass and ran for a 22 yard gain. Late in the 3rd quarter, Williams ran off the left tackle following his blockers as he found the left sideline for a 53 yard gain. During the middle of the 4th quarter, Williams took a hand-off and cut it back to the right side for a 22 yard gain.
2015 Week 8 vs CIN (9 / 71 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
DeAngelo Williams entered the game during the middle of the 2nd quarter after Bell went down with an injury. Late 2nd quarter, Williams caught a HB screen and ran to the left sideline for a 11 yard gain. Williams wasn't able to find any running lanes early in the 3rd quarter. He did make a reception on a HB swing pass for a 13 yard gain. Late in the 3rd quarter, Williams took the hand-off out of a broken I-formation. He cut back to the left side of the field, broke a tackle, and found the left sideline for a 55 yard gain. Late in the 4th quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 12 yard gain. Williams has been reliable when given opportunities this season.
2015 Week 7 vs KC (4 / 9 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
DeAngelo Williams was used multiple times as the 3rd down and short yardage running back. Williams entered the game during the middle of the 1st quarter on a 3rd and 1. He ran hard up the middle for a 6 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams was stopped on a 3rd and 1. Williams received another opportunity on the next play when he converted the 4th down. Later in the drive from the Kansas City 6 yard line on a 3rd and 2, Williams dropped an easy pass which would have resulted in a first down and possibly a touchdown. During the next series, Williams entered the game on a 4th and 1 from the Kansas City 32 yard line. Williams was stopped short of the fist down as he had no room to run up the middle. Early in the 3rd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for an 8 yard gain.
2015 Week 6 vs ARI (1 / -1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
DeAngelo Williams only received one carry during the game. There is absolutely no timeshare in the Pittsburgh offense.
2015 Week 5 vs SD (5 / 20 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
DeAngelo Williams was on the field for a few more plays as compared to the past two weeks. On the opening series, Le'Veon Bell lined up in the wildcat and Williams ran in motion and took the handoff from Bell for a 2 yard gain. Later in the 1st quarter, Williams had runs of 5, 7, and 3 yards. As the game wore on, Bell assumed the bulk of the carries.
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 punches one in (Sun Nov 29, 08:49 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams rushed eight times for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks, and he added seven grabs for 88 yards. Our View: Williams looked strong and sharp, but the Steelers leaned heavily on the passing game in this one. Luckily for his fantasy owners, Williams was very involved in the passing game. He'll be an RB1 play against the Colts next week.
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