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DeAngelo Williams

31-Year-Old Running Back – Carolina Panthers

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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126

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2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Even with Jonathan Stewart missing much of last season, affording Williams his first 200-rush season in four years, Williams again danced around the fringes of fantasy relevance, though he did accumul...

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2014 ADP:  149.03

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  12

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Ankle      WED PRACTICE:   Full
HT: 5' 9"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/25/1983
College: Memphis  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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DeAngelo Williams Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $43 million deal with Carolina in July of 2011, with $21 million guaranteed.

October 30, 2014  –  DeAngelo Williams News

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Williams (ankle) gained 20 yards on eight carries and 30 yards on one reception in Thursday's 28-10 loss to the Saints.

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DeAngelo Williams NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 24 16 144 717 4 5.0 - - - - - 23 175 7.6 1 38 - - - - - -
2008 25 16 273 1515 18 5.5 - - - - - 22 121 5.5 2 30 - - - - - -
2009 26 13 216 1117 7 5.2 7 3 - - - 29 252 8.7 0 41 - - - - - -
2010 27 Car 6 87 361 1 4.1 4 0 0 0 0 11 61 5.5 0 13 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 28 Car 16 155 836 7 5.4 11 2 1 0 0 16 135 8.4 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 Car 16 173 737 5 4.3 5 2 1 1 1 13 187 14.4 2 20 0 0 0 0 2 2
2013 30 Car 15 201 843 3 4.2 5 1 0 0 0 26 333 12.8 1 36 0 0 0 0 3 2
2014 31 Car 3 33 126 0 3.8 0 0 0 0 0 1 30 30.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeAngelo Williams Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2007 24 16 7.5 8.9 8.2 9 45 23 - - 1 11 4.6 3 - -
2008 25 16 17.7 19.1 18.4 17 95 37 - - 1 8 4.0 1 - -
2009 26 13 13.8 16.0 14.9 17 86 27 14 10 2 19 6.1 9 2 1
2010 27 Car 6 8.0 9.9 9.0 15 60 8 3 1 2 10 4.7 1 0 0
2011 28 Car 16 8.7 9.7 9.2 10 52 13 7 2 1 8 5.4 7 3 0
2012 29 Car 16 8.4 9.2 8.8 11 46 23 11 3 1 12 9.4 1 0 0
2013 30 Car 15 9.4 11.2 10.3 13 56 35 14 4 2 22 9.3 1 0 0
2014 31 Car 3 5.2 5.5 5.4 11 42 7 1 1 0 10 15.0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeAngelo Williams – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

46

Offensive Snaps in 2014

DeAngelo Williams was on the field for 46 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

DeAngelo Williams was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 417 0
2013 414 0
2014 46 0
DeAngelo Williams 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @TB 25 0 14 72 0 5.1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
2 Det
3 Pit
4 @Bal 21 0 11 34 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
5 Chi
6 @Cin
7 @GB
8 Sea
9 NO 0 0 8 20 0 2.5 0 0 1 30 30.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Phi
11 Atl
12 BYE Bye Week
13 @Min
14 @NO
15 TB
16 Cle
17 @Atl

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for DeAngelo Williams  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   215 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.45 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.10 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.57 sec
ELITE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   35 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   129 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   25 reps
GREAT
Carolina Panthers Team Injury Report
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Byron Bell  Inact
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Bene Benwikere  Inact
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Philly Brown  Inact
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Thomas DeCoud  Inact
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DeAndre Presley  PUP-R
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Amini Silatolu  Inact
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Mike Tolbert  IR-R
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Trai Turner  Inact
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Fozzy Whittaker  Inact
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DeAngelo Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Williams (ankle) will start at running back in Thursday's game against the Saints, NFL.com reports.

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Williams has been sidelined for six games this season due to hamstring and ankle injuries, but will make his long-awaited return Thursday. The Panthers' franchise-leading rusher will start at running back, with Jonathan Stewart expected to fulfill his usual complementary role. From there, Carolina may roll with the hot hand Thursday versus New Orleans. Nonetheless, minus fullback Mike Tolbert (leg), the Panthers will finally have their preferred backfield rotation available in Week 9.
Williams (ankle) has informed Panthers' coach Ron Rivera that he's "ready to roll" for Thursday's game against the Saints, the Associated Press reports.

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Coach Ron Rivera indicated Thursday that Williams (ankle) is not ready to play against Seattle, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

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Per Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Rivera is hopeful that Williams could play next Thursday against the Saints, with Jonathan Stewart on track to head the Panthers' Week 8 rushing attack on Sunday against the Seahawks.
Williams (ankle) worked with trainers on the side at Wednesday's practice, ESPN.com reports. "He did a lot of work, pushing sleds and running," coach Ron Rivera said. "That was very encouraging. The next step is to see how he feels tomorrow."

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Just last Monday, Oct. 13, Rivera said that Williams was a "couple of weeks" from a return, but Wednesday's development opens the door, albeit slightly, for active status Sunday against the Seahawks. If he fails to sidestep a fourth DNP in a row, though, Jonathan Stewart is the main man in the Panthers' backfield with Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) also sitting out the first practice of the week.
Williams (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

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Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

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Williams never had a realistic shot at playing against Green Bay, so his downgrade comes as no surprise. Coach Ron Rivera said Monday that Williams is still a "couple of weeks" away from returning, meaning the door is open for Jonathan Stewart (knee) to serve as the primary running back in the near term.
Williams (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Green Bay, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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The Panthers aren't officially ruling him out yet, but Williams remains a few weeks away from playing and will be inactive on Sunday. Jonathan Stewart (knee) will start for Carolina.

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2014

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2013

After restructuring his contract to stay in Carolina, Williams remains stuck in a committee in which he's fourth in the goal-line pecking order behind Jonathan Stewart, Cam Newton and fullback Mike Tolbert. Moreover, Williams has not seen 200 touches since 2009. Thanks to the light workload, though, the 30-year-old Williams still has juice in his legs, which he showed late last season when Stewart missed the final month – Williams had 21 carries for 210 yards and two scores in the season finale against the Saints, and more than 100 total yards in two of the other final four games. With Stewart on the PUP list to start the season, Williams should be busy out of the gate, which boosts his fantasy utility early on.

2012

Despite signing a lucrative contract to return to Carolina last year, Williams remained locked in a timeshare, resulting in a modest 171 touches. After an extremely slow start to the season, when he ran for a total of 61 yards on 2.3 YPC over the first three games, he really picked up his per-play production, finishing with a strong 5.4 YPC mark on the year. On talent level alone, Williams is likely a top-10 back in the league, but so is his teammate Jonathan Stewart, who also deserves his share of work. Williams will be hard-pressed to match last year’s seven touchdowns, as he was given just two goal-line carries, while Stewart and quarterback Cam Newton combined for 24. As if competing for carries with Stewart weren’t bad enough, Williams now has to deal with playing alongside possibly the best goal-line quarterback in NFL history. Mike Tolbert was also brought in through free agency, though he’s expected to play mostly fullback. If injuries strike, there’s plenty of upside, but as things stand, Williams’ situation kills most of his value.

2011

Williams’ season ended after just six games last year, thanks to a sprained foot. His numbers were down before the injury, though, in large part due to Carolina’s collapse as a team. Williams has a career 5.0 YPC mark and is one of the five best running backs in the NFL when it comes to talent, with excellent size, speed, tackle-breaking ability and vision. The Panthers clearly see the positive side of Williams and rewarded him with a five-year, $43 million contract, with $21 million guaranteed. Despite the massive contract, he’ll likely split work with Jonathan Stewart, and maybe Mike Goodson, on a bad team. Williams is 28 with only 841 career rushing attempts, so he’s still firmly in his prime and should be able to bounce back from the foot sprain.

2010

Williams failed to match his huge 2008 season last year, though he surpassed 1,100 rushing yards with just 216 carries thanks to yet another impressive YPC mark (5.2). Encouragingly, he also more than doubled his previous year’s total in receiving yards, getting 252 despite essentially missing four games. Health was a concern with Williams in 2009, as a sprained ankle in Week 12 hampered him the rest of the year. In fact, that injury really broke his season into two parts, as Williams totaled 1,206 yards with seven touchdowns over his first 10 games compared to just 163 yards and no scores thereafter. He’s been underutilized as a receiver since his rookie season, but he’s averaged 5.3 YPC the last three years. The only thing holding Williams back as a serious 2,000-yard rushing threat is being in a committee with Jonathan Stewart, which doesn’t look likely to change anytime soon. Williams and Stewart became the first duo in league history to run for more than 1,100 yards each in the same backfield in 2009. A likely improved offense with Matt Moore taking over quarterback duties can only help, as should a schedule that looks much easier than last season’s. While Stewart is the favorite to get more goal-line carries, Williams is the superior receiver and is still the starter. Williams underwent foot/ankle surgery during the offseason, but it was considered minor, so he’s expected to enter 2010 fully healthy.

2009

Williams had an MVP-type season in 2008, rushing for 1,515 yards with an NFL-high 20 touchdowns. He wasn’t a big contributor in the passing game, catching only 22 balls for 121 receiving yards, but his 5.5 YPC mark was easily the highest in the NFL for backs who had at least 200 rushing attempts. In fact, over the season’s final nine games, Williams averaged an incredible 6.5 YPC with a whopping 16 touchdowns. His 15 carries for 20-plus yards were the second most in the league, while his five rushes for 40-plus yards tied for most in the NFL. He had six touchdown runs of 30 yards or more, just one short of the NFL-record set by Jim Brown 50 years ago. And while Williams was breaking more long runs than anyone in football, he also converted eight of his 12 goal-line carries for touchdowns, a terrific 67 percent conversion rate. The presence of last year’s first-round draft pick, Jonathan Stewart, dampens Williams’ 2009 outlook, however. Last year Carolina became the first team in NFL history to have two running backs with at least 10 touchdowns and 800 yards, so that type of production is unsustainable. Stewart is an extremely talented back in his own right and deserves plenty of touches, so while Williams is the RB1, expect something of a timeshare this season. Stewart averaged 5.6 YPC over the final seven games last year, and most important, he could easily become the main option at the goal line, where he scored seven times on just nine carries in 2008 – something which could hurt Williams’ value, especially because Williams doesn’t offer much in the passing game.

2008

Only four players had more attempts and a better YPC mark than Williams' 5.0 last season. Still, in part because Williams struggles with blocking, DeShaun Foster was given 103 more carries despite getting just 3.5 YPC. Pass protection isn't the only area of weakness in Williams' game, as he's also poor in short-yardage situations. He's explosive, and good things often happen with the football in his hands, but because he's not a complete back, Williams' upside is limited. The Panthers' offense should be greatly improved in 2008, but since the team drafted Jonathan Stewart with the 13th pick, Williams' role shouldn't be much different than in years past.

2007

Williams didn’t get a ton of opportunities last season with coach Jon Fox showing DeShaun Foster more faith than his performance warranted. Nonetheless, when he got the chance, Williams showcased his abilities as a runner and a receiver out of the backfield, racking up 74 yards rushing and 101 yards receiving on seven catches in a Monday night game against the Eagles. Heading into 2007, Williams is poised to take on a larger role in the offense. Fox is a run-first coach at heart, and the newly implemented zone-blocking scheme should fit Williams’ style perfectly, allowing him to get to the outside where he can use his good speed and excellent burst. Foster will still be in the mix, but given his track record of mediocrity and also his long history of injuries, Williams figures to be the feature back by the second half of 2007, if not sooner.

2006

Of all the running backs selected in the early rounds of this year’s draft, Williams might have landed in the best situation. The Panthers’ numerous injury problems at the position leave the door wide open for Williams to come in and make an instant impact, despite the presence of DeShaun Foster on the depth chart – or maybe because of it, given Foster’s inability to stay healthy. Williams has good speed, but it’s his burst and elusiveness that make him special. If he gets a full workload with a playoff-caliber Carolina offense, he could be the steal of both your draft and the NFL’s.