DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers
|RB - #41||133.53||CAR||Out||9 years||31||5'9||215||@DeAngeloRB|
2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Jun-28-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
THE NOT VERY GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: DeAngelo Williams had some very strong fantasy years back in the day. He has been trapped in a two-back system with Jonathan Stewart since 2009, although J-Stew is rarely healthy enough to compete. Williams peaked in 2008 when he rushed for over 1,500 yards and scored 20 touchdowns. That may as well be a million years ago. Over the past three seasons, Williams is averaging about 800 yards and six TDs per season. Now 31 years old, he is stuck in a very crowded backfield. He will be battling a somewhat rejuvenated Stewart, touchdown vulture Mike Tolbert, second-year runner Kenjon Barner, and Cam Newton for carries. With his role unknown and a cast of characters supplanting him based on down and distance, Williams is a flex play at best, with a touch more upside in PPR scoring.
Jonathan Stewart left Sunday night's game against the Steelers with a leg injury, but it's not thought to be a serious condition, according to ESPN.com. Stewart left the game in the third quarter with what is reportedly a right knee contusion. RB Mike Tolbert briefly filled in for Stewart before leaving with an injury of his own. Stewart ended up with five carries for 31 yards and three catches for 19 yards.Fantasy Analysis:
All of the sudden, the Panthers looked very thin at RB last night. With DeAngelo Williams ruled out before kickoff due to a thigh injury, Stewart was widely expected to carry the rushing load for the Panthers. Unfortunately, he touched the ball just eight times before leaving the game. With Williams, Stewart and Tolbert all struggling with injuries, this backfield is one of the murkiest in the league. There is a possibility that all three will return in Week 4 against Baltimore, but owners should keep an eye on their progress in practice this week. If everyone here can't play against the Ravens, the next man up may be Fozzy Whittaker, who also didn't play against the Steelers because of a thigh injury, or Darrin Reaves, who was recently signed off the practice squad.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/22 - Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart's injury not thought to be serious
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|12.06||Bluefish Blitz - Pretty good value at 138. He won't see my lineup without an injury. Carolina's passing game doesn't scare anyone(except their fans), which will lead to a stacked box, but he is their #1 rb heading into camp, and their defense should keep them in games|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
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