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RB DeAngelo Williams - Pittsburgh Steelers

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

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Williams is the clear handcuff to Le'Veon Bell, who is no sure thing to be ready for training camp. He was the #1 running back in fantasy football during both of Bell's absences last year, and Bell's injury history combined with the small but devastating possibility of another suspension make Williams a potential league-winner again in 2016.

Summary

With Le'Veon Bell suspended, DeAngelo Williams started the first two games for the Steelers and he produced like a high-end RB1. With Bell back for six games, Williams took a back seat but when Bell was hurt with a knee injury Williams was back as the lead back--and a top fantasy performer. Bell looked great as a runner and receiver out of the backfield, but a foot injury knocked him out of action in the playoffs. He doesn't need surgery on the foot injury, and all signs point to him being a full participant in training camp. With Bell still recovering from his knee injury, Williams may be the guy to start the year as the Steelers lead back once again. (May 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 44, 38, 40, 41, 43, 44, 44, 45, 45, 46, 47, 49, 49, 49, 49
RB Redraft PPR - 48, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 47, 48, 48, 49, 49, 50
RB Dynasty - 56, 41, 54, 57

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2013 CAR 15 201 843 3 36 26 333 1 2
2014 CAR 6 63 219 0 6 5 44 0 1
2015 PIT 16 200 907 11 47 40 367 0 2
2016 PROJ-Dodds 15 90 * * 20 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 110 * * 18 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 116 * * 18 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 123
RB: 43
Overall-PPR: 132
RB-PPR: 45

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2016 Schedule

1@ Washington Redskins
2vs Cincinnati Bengals
3@ Philadelphia Eagles
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