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By Caleb Luketic, Steelers Correspondent, Mon, Mar 16th 11:40pm EDT

Running back DeAngelo Williams has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He will be the backup to Le'veon Bell, who led the AFC last year with 1,361 yards. Williams will be a key change of pace back for the Steelers to give Bell a break when needed. (Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

Fantasy Impact: The Carolina Panthers ran a two running back system with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, so their fantasy value would waver week to week. Neither guy was a solid play week to week, and nothing will change when Williams come to Pittsburgh. Williams is a great addition to the Steelers as a football team, but Williams will not be a great fantasy option because he is riding shotgun to Pro Bowler Le'veon Bell. If there is an injury to Bell at any point in the season or Bell gets suspended for any amount of time due to drug possession charges, Williams will be a great waiver wire addition once the season begins.


By Isaac Leicht, Steelers Correspondent, Fri, Mar 13th 4:44pm EDT

Former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has signed with the Steelers. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: 31-year-old DeAngelo Williams will likely serve as the backup behind Le'Veon Bell. Bell could be facing a suspension of between 2-4 games, making Williams a smart late-round draft pickup as Bell's handcuff.


By Clinton, Steelers Correspondent, Mon, Feb 23rd 4:30pm EST

Williams told WBTV in an exclusive interview on Monday that he was cut by the Panthers last week during a meeting with coach Ron Rivera and general manager Dave Gettleman. A team spokesperson said Williams has not officially been released and that no transaction is expected on Monday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: At the ripe age of 32, Williams' career as a RB is nearing an end whether he is officially cut by the Panthers or not. It's hard to imagine Williams becoming a workhorse for any team at this point of his career, the biggest beneficiary out of this will be Jonathan Stewart who finished the year strong and for the first time, won't have any immediate competition for carries.


By Mike Wright, Steelers Correspondent, Sun, Dec 28th 10:18pm EST

DeAngelo Williams did not play Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Jonathan Stewart continued to receive the bulk of the carries with DWill out. It is unknown if Carolina will retain the services of the aging and oft-injured RB for next year.


By Mike Wright, Steelers Correspondent, Wed, Dec 17th 3:34pm EST

DeAngelo Williams returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: DWill has missed the past 2 games with a hand injury. The fact that he is practicing already on Wednesday would point towards a return on Sunday. This puts a big dent in players relying on Jonathan Stewart. Williams will carry a low RB3 value this weekend if he plays.


By Clinton, Steelers Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 12:21pm EST

DeAngelo Williams is inactive for a second week in a row as he recovers from a hand injury. (Source: FantasyPros)

Fantasy Impact: Jonathan Stewart owners will be happy they were able to grab the running back off the waivers. With the Panthers missing their starting QB and RB, Stewart can more than adequately fill in for DeAngelo Williams.


By Mike Wright, Steelers Correspondent, Wed, Dec 10th 2:29pm EST

DeAngelo Williams missed another practice with a hand injury.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners are hoping that Dwill sits and the Panthers lean on Jonathan Stewart again. Coach Rivera has said if Williams plays he will get carries, thus destroying the fantasy value of the Panthers backfield.


By Mike Wright, Steelers Correspondent, Fri, Dec 5th 6:29pm EST

DeAngelo Williams has been ruled our for Week 14 against the Saints because of a hand injury.

Fantasy Impact: DWill has a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand. Look for Jonathan Stewart to be a sneaky low-cost play this week, especially in daily formats.


By Mike Wright, Steelers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 3:48pm EST

DeAngelo Williams is considered day-to-day with a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DWill can reportedly still suit up on Sunday if the swelling in his hand goes down. This type of injury has to create problems for a running back. This news is much more interesting for Jonathan Stewart. He has played very well in games where DWill did not play. The Panthers next game is against a Saints team that has been getting torched on the ground.


By Mike Wright, Steelers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 2:22pm EST

DeAngelo Williams received the start in Thursday's loss to the Saints. He ran the ball 8 times for 20 yards and added 1 catch for 30 yards.

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers are back to the dreaded RBBC. Williams will have little fantasy value with Stewart around, and vice versa. Fantasy players should not count on any consistent value from Williams and should look elsewhere.


By Scott Whitfield, Steelers Correspondent, Tue, Oct 28th 11:33pm EDT

Coach Ron Rivera said today that DeAngelo looked good in practice and also said he was actually ahead of schedule. Despite Jonathan Stewart's 4.9 yards per carry in Week 8, Coach Rivera has named DeAngelo the starter for Week 9. (Source: Jeff Darlington on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DeAngelo Williams was a limited participant in practice Monday and Tuesday and should be a full participant on Wednesday. After 8 weeks the Saints defense is giving up the 11th most fantasy points and 6th most receiving yards to running backs.


By Mike Wright, Steelers Correspondent, Sat, Oct 18th 4:35pm EDT

DeAngelo Williams is expected to miss a couple more games with his ankle injury. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DWill wasn't lighting the world on fire but can be a serviceable fantasy player. The Panthers backfield is a jumbled mess and owners can't expect any reliable numbers when Williams returns. His true value comes when he is the only health back.


By Scott Whitfield, Steelers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 7:39pm EDT

DeAngelo Williams rushed for 34 yards on 11 carries in Week 4 before leaving with a twisted ankle. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: DeAngelo Williams is already considered doubtful for Week 5. He is in a walking boot.


By Noah Wygal, Steelers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 26th 9:20pm EDT

Deangelo Williams returns to the Panthers lineup as the unquestioned featured back with Tolbert and Stewart out with injury. While it seems Williams will get a heavy workload, it doesn't mean he is a great play. The highest output by a RB this season against the Ravens is Le'Veon Bell with only 59 yards and no TD's.

Fantasy Impact: While Williams will undoubtedly get heavy touches, his outlook against a stout Ravens run D isn't good. Especially considering he is coming back from a thigh injury. I see Williams as a low end RB2 play this week.


By Mike Wright, Steelers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 5:28pm EDT

DeAngelo Williams was inactive this past week, leading to playing time for Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert. It did not end well for them. Tolbert is now on the IR/designated to return list and Stewart has a sprained knee that will likely cost him a month of time. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DWill has shown that, with opportunity, he can produce. He was a solid RB2 to start last year with Stewart out. Now Stewart and Tolbert are both gone, leaving DWill staring at a potential workhorse situation. Throw in that Newton isn't running with his busted ankle and Dwill looks primed for fantasy glory.


By Scott Whitfield, Steelers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 18th 5:36pm EDT

DeAngelo Williams (thigh) did not practice Thursday. (Source: Black and Blue Review)

Fantasy Impact: It's a bit concerning that Williams has yet to return to the field after having last week off. Check back tomorrow to see if he returns to the field. If not, he's highly unlikely to play Sunday night.


By Scott Whitfield, Steelers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 12th 5:20pm EDT

Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams 'did some running today, but still has pain. Barring unexpected improvement, he's not likely to pay Sunday vs. Lions.' (Source: Ed Werder on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DeAngelo Williams’s owners need to make other plans for Sunday. Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert will see a spike in touches and Stewart makes for an interesting flex play in PPR.


By Scott Whitfield, Steelers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 6:56pm EDT

DeAngelo Williams rushed 14 times for 72 yards in Week 2 and failed to convert his only passing target.

Fantasy Impact: DeAngelo posted an impressive 5.1 yards per carry and looks to keep it rolling upon Cam's return in Week 2 at home versus the Lions. Despite having the most rushing attempts DeAngelo is nothing more than a flex/RB3 in deeper leagues.

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Pegged as Steelers top back for first 3 games of 2015, but that's not enough to make him a high pick.
The NY Times | Jul 30th
RB2 value to be had here while Bell sits on the sidelines. Expecting him to be anything more than change of pace once Bell returns a major stretch.
EDSFootball | Jul 9th
The 15-round, 12-team 2015 Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft that we began at the end of June is now complete. View image | Here are Round 15 results of our 2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 15.01 - Sean Beazley (Team 1): DeAngelo Williams, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers Williams has had some really productive NFL seasons -- 1,515 rushing yards and 18 rushing scores in 2008, as an example -...
Fantasy Couch | Jul 7th
A great late-round handcuff for the suspended Le'Veon Bell