DeAngelo Williams
DeAngelo Williams

DeAngelo Williams

Pittsburgh Steelers
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Fri, Jul 22nd 3:02pm EDT
What did Williams get for being the fourth best fantasy running back in football last season? He is being drafted extraordinarrrily late. Look, we know who Williams will be the first four games while Bell is out, and with the small chance that Bell suffers another injury, WIilliams could, again, be a top fantasy asset, and should be drafted accordingly.

DeAngelo Williams has yet to make his preseason debut for the Steelers despite potentially being their lead back for the first four weeks of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Williams was very effective last season in LeVeon Bell's absence and could be the Steelers starter for the first four weeks of the season this year. With that said, the Steelers seem to be playing it safe with his health and don't seem to be concerned about his game shape as he did not see a carry against the Eagles on Thursday night.

Category: Game Recaps


Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 21st
DeAngelo Williams moves down in my rankings now that Bell's suspension has been reduced from 4 to 3 games. He remains the top handcuff not only for Bell owners, but also in 2016 fantasy football league drafts.
WalterFootball | Aug 19th
Williams remains the backup to Le'Veon Bell, and we saw last season what a good spot that was for him. Williams is not going to be worth anything if Bell stays healthy, but he's worth handcuffing to Bell. UPDATE: Bell has been suspended for the first four games, so Williams will be a fantasy starter during that stretch. Unfortunately after the first four games, he could be close to droppable in shallow leagues. Williams will face Washington, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Kansas City to start the season. That's two strong defenses and two not as strong, so don't expect huge returns from the 33-year-old Williams, but thankfully his team has a great offense and can get him scoring possibilities
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 11th
DeAngelo proved he has a lot left in the tank and will be the lead back for the four games Bell is suspended. Should be a solid late pick, Bell drafters should not reach for this potential rental
The NY Times | Aug 10th
Those expecting a starting RB for the first four games could be in for letdown. Still one of the better handcuffs in the league.
RotoBaller | Aug 1st
While the NFL has now transformed into a pass-first league that relies on quarterbacks and wide receivers more than it does running backs, the same cannot be said for fantasy football. Running backs are even more important now in fantasy football than they used to be 5-10 years.  That is because there are fewer workhorses
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 27th
Is Le’Veon Bell’s finishing kick worth it to you? (AP)Le’Veon Bell’s reported suspension took the fantasy football world by storm last week, and it presents a conundrum to fake-football owners going forward. Do we still ring the Bell in the early rounds? Two Yahooligans are here to talk it out, on opposite sides of the argument. Brad Evans takes the pro side, Scott Pianowsk...
RotoBaller | Jul 23rd
Today has been a hard day for running backs in the world of fantasy. Per ESPN and a variety of other sources,  Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Le'Veon Bell has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season for missing a drug test. This will be the second time in as many
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 22nd
News broke Friday morning that Steelers star running back Le’Veon Bell is reportedly facing a four-game suspension due to a missed drug test. Assuming the suspension stands, Bell would be absent for a quarter of the season. As a result, he’s dropped outside of the top-five players at the position in our consensus rankings. Going first overall in many fantasy drafts, Bell is now likely ...