DeAngelo Williams, RB, Steelers: Fantasy Football Outlook

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DeAngelo Williams, RB, Steelers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #33 87.09 PIT Questionable 10 years 33 5'9 207 @DeAngeloRB
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2016 Outlook: Fantasy Handcuff

Last updated on Aug-04-2016 by Shawn Childs


Update (7/30): DeAngelo Williams will start over the first four games of the season with Bell suspended. His draft value will be much higher this year, which forces a Fantasy owner to give up a full season starter if trying to handcuff DeAngelo with Le'Veon. I think the bottom line with Williams and Bell is price point and the strength of the Fantasy owners in your league. If you feel you have an edge in knowledge and see the opportunities later in the draft, you will have a better chance of covering for the loss of an important draft pick. When participating in the high-stakes market against sharp Fantasy owners, I would avoid DeAngelo unless he falls to the eighth or ninth round.

If you bought insurance in 2015, DeAngelo paid off in a big way. At age 32, Williams has 1274 combined yards with 11 TDs and forty catches. Most of his production came in nine starts where he averaged 22.9 touches per game. DeAngelo pretty much had a Le'Veon Bell opportunity except his impact value in receiving yards. As great as he played in 2015, Williams won't get many touches in 2016 without an injury to Bell. I view him as an important handcuff, but I wouldn't overpay.

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2016 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #1
June 12th, 2016
10.12 Benny Ricciardi - DeAngelo Williams was a top 5 RB near the end of the year with Lev Bell out. He holds very little value as a backup, but if Bell is hurt, you got yourself a top 5 running back in round 10.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #2
June 27th, 2016
13.06 Mastersball - Perry Van Hook - I was surprised that DWill fell this far – especially past the LeVeon Bell owner. Even with Bell healthy Williams will get enough carries to be useful in a pinch or great run game match up.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #3
August 10th, 2016
6.09 Scout Fantasy - Corey Parson - Williams will be a top 10 PPR back every week that he starts for the often injured often suspended Le'Veon Bell, you can set your clock by it.
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