DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers
|RB - #38||139.79||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.
Vontaze Burfict tried his best to sideline basically the entire Panthers passing game last week, but it looks like those who came away injured on Carolina's side during the Week 6 tie will tentatively be able to play this Sunday versus the Packers.
Rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is the most questionable among the offensive players hurt, figuratively and literally. He sustained a concussion after taking a hit from Burfict in the first half Sunday. He was cleared to return to a full-padded practice Friday but still needs to get the green light from an independent neurologist before he can play. For what it's worth, head coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin "looked sharp" during the practice
Tight end Greg Olsen is listed as probable after Burfict twisted his ankle at the end of a touchdown catch. He practiced fully on Thursday and Friday.
And in the backfield, Jonathan Stewart is slated to start for Carolina. He hasn't played since Week 3 because of a knee sprain.
With DeAngelo Williams (ankle), Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) and Darrin Reaves (calf) either already ruled out or looking very iffy to play this Sunday against the Packers, Stewart might return to see 15 touches. He might be worth a flex start in deep leagues against the team that is allowing the most yards per game on the ground.
Olsen is a safe TE1, and Benjamin ... well, we'll have to wait until tomorrow or Sunday morning. He has about 40 or so hours to get cleared by that neurologist. The feel is that he will be cleared, but concussions setbacks can occur at any time without warning. If Benjamin is active, he needs to be in your lineup as he will likely be involved in a shootout. Quarterback Cam Newton looked as healthy as he's been all season in Week 6, and the team responded with 37 points. Expect more of the same up at Lambeau Field
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors10/17 - Panthers news: WR Kelvin Benjamin questionable with concussion; RB Jonathan Stewart to start
9/29 - Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams suffers ankle sprain in loss
9/22 - 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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