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DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | RB

Height: 5-9 Weight: 217 | Born: 4/25/1983

2013 Experience: 8th season

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Fantasy Football Outlook: Assuming DeAngelo Williams is still with the Panthers come training camp, I have to believe he will play second fiddle to Jonathan Stewart. It will be interesting to see the split in touches, because we have a new general manager in Carolina and it seems as though they are either moving on from Williams this off-season or next.

July Update: Jonathan Stewart’s continued health problems are a concern and while Williams did take a pay cut to stay with the team in June, I believe he’s in Carolina because of Stewart’s health. We need to keep a close eye on Stewart because if he’s not right, Williams could hold respectable flex-play value.

For now, I like Williams over Stewart in redraft league drafts. Hopefully the Panthers will realize that Williams is a player that should get around 50 receptions in a season because he could really make an impact in that area. I do expect him to increase his work in that area.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2013 Projected Stats 189 844 6 30 278 1
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Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm G GS Att Yds TD Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds TD Fmb
2006 23 CAR 13 2 121 501 1 4.1 38.5 9.3 33 313 1 1
2007 24 CAR 16 0 144 717 4 5.0 44.8 9.0 23 175 1 1
2008 25 CAR 16 16 273 1515 18 5.5 94.7 17.1 22 121 2 0
2009* 26 CAR 13 13 216 1117 7 5.2 85.9 16.6 29 252 0 3
2010 27 CAR 6 6 87 361 1 4.1 60.2 14.5 11 61 0 1
2011 28 CAR 16 14 155 836 7 5.4 52.3 9.7 16 135 0 0
2012 29 CAR 16 10 173 737 5 4.3 46.1 10.8 13 187 2 2
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections

With Mike Tolbert, Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart all in front of DeAngelo Williams on the pecking order for red-zone touches, it’s hard to see the veteran as anything more than a boom or bust weekly option.

Williams has the talent to be a top five fantasy back; we saw this a few years ago when he posted 20 touchdowns but that won’t happen again.

The Panthers maintain Tolbert will be used as a fullback and I believe they are telling the truth. However, all it really means is another runner will be on the field, taking more touches away from Williams.

Because the Panthers are expected to be a competitive team, and defenses will challenge Cam Newton with new wrinkles for pass defense, I expect the running game to be featured more in the weekly game scripts.

This likely means a few more touches for Williams than last year, but without those dependable red-zone touches, he will have to score from a distance. That will happen as we saw from Williams last year, he broke a few long touchdowns.

Look to Williams as an option no higher than a RB3 on draft day, as he should make for a decent flex play, but not a dependable weekly RB2 runner.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 176 898 5 9 69 0

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

After all the talk, the Panthers gave DeAngelo Williams a big contract to stay in Carolina and be the teams starting tailback, once again. While I think, they were better off taking that money and grabbing a receiver like Sidney Rice, it’s clear that the Panthers need to display a heavy run first offense, to give the passing game (and the team) a chance at playing productive football.

From a fantasy perspective, Williams remains as the top running back to target and Jonathan Stewart probably falls back to around a No.4 or 5 running back to own in most standard leagues. The Panthers will be one of the worst teams in football once again, and the passing game is projected to struggle. This will make it tough for the Panthers to have two fantasy relevant running backs, so while Williams is still a start worthy option, Stewart should remain on benches, as a hand cuff option.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2011 Projected Stats 248 1,155 7 17 107 0

2011 June

As it stands during the lockout DeAngelo Williams is still with the Panthers and it’s uncertin if Williams will be allowed to pursue free agency or not. If Williams stays with the Panthers he will be the starter as his skills are better than Jonathan Stewart and if he leaves he will be a starter with the next team he plays for.

At this time I have him ranked to stay with Carolina and that makes him a No.2 fantasy back as he should be ready to role when camps begin. Look for a bounce back season from Williams as the one benefit he will get from only playing six games last year, is that he didn’t take another full season of pounding on his body. The big problem for Williams will be if Cam Newton or Jimmy Clausen can move the offense in the passing game, as it looks like Steve Smith is likely to find a new team, after the lockout ends.

2010 Fantasy Football Outlook – DeAngelo Williams

2009 Fantasy Year In Review: DeAngelo Williams was an interesting player to rank last offseason as he was arguably the MVP of all of fantasy football the year prior. Still, for all of Williams’s success this was the first season, he put up respectable numbers, and he did have Jonathan Stewart breathing down his neck.

In the end, Williams watched his touchdown total drop from twenty to under ten as he missed three games because of injury. While Williams fell back in touchdowns, he did still post a 5.2 yard per carry average that suggests his game breaking ability is intact.

Audio: RB DeAngelo Williams | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings

2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Williams may be in his final season with the Panthers as the team is tentatively expected not to bring him back next season. Look for Williams to start as his coach John Fox is very loyal to his veteran players.

Since Williams had a good bill of health before last season I’m going to say he can play all sixteen games this year, unless we see some problems with him before the season begins.

Despite Stewart’s great talent, we still have Williams as the seventh best fantasy running back to take for this up coming season. If you can live with Stewart having better days than Williams every once in awhile, this running back should be a good one for you to own all year.

Assets

- Game Breaker

- Touchdown Maker

- Good Offensive Line

- Better Quarterback Than Last Year

Liabilities

- RBBC With Jonathan Stewart

- Had Some Injury Problems Last Year

- Capable Pass Catch But Not Used Much In That Area

More Fantasy Football Player Info About DeAngelo Williams

DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | No. 34 | RB

Height: 5-9 Weight: 217 | Born: 4/25/1983

2009 games played 13 | games started 13

2010 Experience: 5th season


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Cardinals, Bills, Bengals

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Projected Rankings Against the Pass And Schedule Link For DeAngelo Williams Found Below.

10th Easiest Schedule Against The Run | Panthers Team Schedule

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