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DeAngelo Williams

33-Year-Old Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers

2015 Rush/Rec Stats

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200

Yds

907

TD

11

Yds

367

TD

0

2016 Rush/Rec Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Thirty-something running backs aren't supposed to be major factors in today's NFL, but Williams never read that memo. He started the year with two solid games while the Steelers waited for Le'Veon Bel...

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2016 ADP:  140.03

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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HT: 5' 9"   WT: 207   DOB: 4/25/1983  College: Memphis  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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DeAngelo Williams Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Steelers in March 2015.

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Williams, who missed two postseason games with a foot injury, has been fully cleared in advance of the Steelers' offseason workouts, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

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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
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 1 0 0 26 333 12.8 1 36 0 0 0 0 3 2
2014 31 Car 6 62 219 0 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 5 44 8.8 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 1
2015 32 Pit 16 200 907 11 4.5 6 2 4 1 0 40 367 9.2 0 47 0 0 0 0 4 2
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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
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 6 4.4 5.2 4.8 10 37 10 1 1 1 7 7.3 0 0 0
2015 32 Pit 16 12.1 14.6 13.3 13 57 47 28 16 3 23 7.8 5 3 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeAngelo Williams – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

701

Offensive Snaps in 2015

DeAngelo Williams was on the field for 701 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

DeAngelo Williams was on the field for 3 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 414 0
2014 135 0
2015 701 3
DeAngelo Williams 2015 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 @NE 61 0 21 127 0 6.0 1 0 1 5 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 0 0
2 SF 53 1 20 77 3 3.9 0 0 4 15 3.8 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 3 0 0 0
3 @StL 5 0 1 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bal 6 0 2 5 0 2.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @SD 9 0 5 20 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Ari 2 0 1 -1 0 -1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @KC 10 0 4 9 0 2.3 0 0 1 8 8.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0
8 Cin 53 0 9 71 0 7.9 1 1 4 39 9.8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Oak 80 0 27 170 2 6.3 2 1 2 55 27.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5 4 0 0 0
10 Cle 59 0 17 54 0 3.2 0 0 1 15 15.0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
11 @Sea 76 0 8 29 1 3.6 0 0 7 88 12.6 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
12 Ind 68 0 26 134 0 5.2 1 0 5 31 6.2 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0
13 @Cin 65 2 23 76 2 3.3 0 0 2 15 7.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 4 0 0 0
14 Den 77 0 14 26 1 1.9 0 0 5 30 6.0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
15 @Bal 56 0 17 100 2 5.9 1 0 6 53 8.8 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 0 0 0
16 @Cle 21 0 5 8 0 1.6 0 0 2 13 6.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
17 @Cin
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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:   207 lbs
BELOW 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
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DeAngelo Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Steelers were again without Williams (foot) on Sunday, who was inactive for their game against the Broncos.

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Williams (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Broncos.

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With Williams still out, Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman are in line to carry the Steelers' rushing load Sunday against a rugged Denver defense that allowed an average of 83.6 rushing yards per game during the regular season.
Williams (foot) did not practice again on Thursday.

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Williams was spotted in the Steelers' locker room Wednesday sporting a walking boot on his right foot, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Williams (foot) is "still kind of on the outside looking in."

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Tomlin did note that the Steelers will "leave the door ajar," suggesting that Williams is trending toward doubtful but still has some chance to play. If the 32-year-old misses another game, Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman will carry the load against a tough Denver defense.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport relays via a source that the chances that Williams (foot) will play Sunday against the Broncos are "not looking good."

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Williams (foot) has been officially ruled out for Saturday's playoff contest against the Bengals.

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With Williams out for Saturday's Wild Card game against Cincinnati, Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman are in line to carry the load in the Steelers' backfield this weekend. In the event that the team advances to the Divisional Round of the playoffs, it's unclear if Williams would be available, but for now, the Steelers refer to the running back as day-to-day.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler indicates that the Steelers don't expect Williams (foot) to play Saturday against the Bengals.

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2015

After missing just one game the previous three seasons with the Panthers, Williams played only six games last year because of injuries, posting career-low numbers. The 32-year-old signed on this offseason to back up Le'Veon Bell in Pittsburgh and is expected to start the first two games with Bell suspended. The Steelers' offensive line is an upgrade over what Williams had in Carolina, but the speed and burst Williams once flashed seem long gone. Williams also has never been much of an asset in the passing game, which likely means Dri Archer will handle the third-down work while Bell is out. Once Bell returns, Williams' touches will dry up, but if he stays healthy, he's in a good enough situation to have a modest rebound, assuming he has anything left in the tank.

2014

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 accumulate his highest total yardage (1,176) since 2009. Unfortunately, he remains a relatively modest producer through the air despite averaging more than 12 yards per reception for the second straight season, and he sees minimal touchdown opportunities with the Panthers, who like to use Cam Newton and Mike Tolbert near the goal line. Though he's 31 this year, the speedy 5-9, 215-pound Williams is a fairly low-mileage back, having accumulated just 1,370 carries in his eight NFL seasons thanks to the workload-reducing presences of Stewart and Newton. Of course, that's a mixed blessing, as Williams will almost surely again cede about 200 carries to the combination of Newton, Stewart and Tolbert, making him a weak starter in standard fantasy formats.

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.