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RB DeAngelo Williams - Carolina Panthers

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

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Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Dec 15): Willaims was unable to practice Wednesday and was limited in other sessions last week due to his injured hand, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as doubtful to play on Friday.

General News (Fri Dec 19): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week. Williams, however, will not play in the game, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Williams could be an emergency back this week.

General News (Thu Dec 18): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Dec 17): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 16: vs Cleveland Browns

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Jonathan Stewart has been the featured back for the past few games while DeAngelo Williams has been sidelined due to a hand injury - Stewart posted 22/73/0 rushing and 1/6/0 receiving vs. Tampa Bay last week and 20/155/1 rushing at New Orleans two weeks ago - he is getting a high volume of work and doing fairly well in his shot at headlining for the Panthers. The Browns' rush D was destroyed by Cincinnati last week (45/244/3 rushing), after they allowed 20/93/1 to the Colts two weeks ago. With rookie Johnny Manziel under center, the Browns couldn't sustain drives, leading to a 38:52 to 21:08 time of possession disparity in favor of Cleveland last week (leading to fatigue for the Browns' over-worked defenders). Manziel is in to stay, which probably means another long day at the office for the Browns' D - advantage, Carolina.

Recent Stats and Projections

13 at MIN 7 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 vs CLE PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 0 * * *
16 vs CLE PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 0 * * *
16 vs CLE PROJ-Bloom 4 * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs MIN (7 / 21 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The Panthers clearly decided to go with the hot hand approach at running back in this game, and Williams simply did not heat up at any point to warrant extra touches. The all-time leading rusher in team history showed decent wiggle to power between the tackles on a nine-yard scamper, but overall showed a weariness and lack of enthusiasm in his carries. Running lanes were often clogged up by a stingy Vikings front seven, who forced Williams to bounce the run outside and look for a second crease before cutting upfield. Williams may be a cap casualty in the offseason - and a change of scenery may benefit him.


Latest News

Panthers | Week 16 Inactives (Sun Dec 21, 11:46 AM) - The Carolina Panthers have declared LB A.J. Klein, OG Amini Silatolu, CB Carrington Byndom, OT David Foucault, RB DeAngelo Williams, DL Kyle Love, SS Robert Lester inactive for Week 16.

Our View: Jonathan Stewart gets a full workload in a great matchup against the Browns today.

Panthers | DeAngelo Williams not playing (Sun Dec 21, 11:42 AM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) is inactive Sunday, Dec. 21.

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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams won't play (Fri Dec 19, 12:51 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) is questionable for Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns, but he will not play in the game, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Williams could be an emergency back this week.

Our View: Jonathan Stewart owners get one last week of a feature back workload, and in a great matchup to boot. Consider him a strong RB2 against the Browns defense that Jeremy Hill ran all over last week.
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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams to wear cast (Thu Dec 18, 03:56 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) will be fitted cast that he can play with on his injured hand. Williams still has not caught a pass with the injured hand and pass protection could be a problem for him.

Our View: Williams is likely out, and even if he plays we wouldn't go near him. He's at best an RB6 and that's not anything which should be in your lineup this week. Jonathan Stewart is a good low-end RB2 this week with some upside.
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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams limited (Thu Dec 18, 03:06 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Our View: He's likely not to go, but even if he does isn't worth the lineup spot. So we'd avoid him.
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