RB - FA
Week 2 Outlook
Free agent running back DeAngelo Williams told the media that he intends to play in the NFL in 2017.
Williams, 34, recently made his pro wrestling debut on Impact Wrestling. However, his brief stint in the ring doest not mean his NFL career is over. He told the media that he intends to play in 2017. If Williams does, in fact, make his way back on the field this season, he'll likely have to wait until an injury occurs to a rusher on one of the league's 32 teams to be considered for a roster spot. I don't expect him to be signed before the start of the regular season.
Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette does not expect the team to re-sign running back DeAngelo Williams this offseason.
Williams' contract is expiring this offseason, making him a free agent. If Pittsburgh elects against re-signing the 33-year-old running back, they will be in need of a backup for Le'Veon Bell. As Bell is prone to injury and off the field issues that result in suspensions, Pittsburgh's No. 2 running back must have the ability to effectively fill the void in the event the former is sidelined. Expect the Steelers to address the position of need in the draft.
DeAngelo WIlliams had more playing time than expected on Sunday, due to the injury of Le'Veon Bell. Williams had 14 rushes for 34 yards and a touchdown. He also had seven receptions for 51 yards.
Williams is a very good running back for his age. His status with the team is unknown as he will be a free-agent once the season concludes.
DeAngelo Williams rushed 23 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against the Browns. He also added three receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown reception.
Williams played for the first time since Week 11 and made the most of it as he found the end zone twice. Of course, his fantasy value will be short-lived as star running back Le'Veon Bell will see the vast majority of the workload next week in the Steelers' playoff matchup against the Dolphins.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler suggests Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (knee) could get receive a "healthy" workload in Week 17.
Williams is expected to garner a "healthy" workload in Sunday's favorable matchup against the Browns as a "tuneup" for the playoffs. He missed seven weeks of football activities beginning in Week 10 due to a knee injury that he underwent surgery to repair. Williams is a risky fantasy option for Week 17 as he will likely share touches with Fitzgerald Toussaint - Le'Veon Bell is ruled out due to rest.