DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 4 Hrs
DeAngelo Williams had 13 carries for 53 yards in Sunday night's Week 14 loss to the Saints.
Williams started and got the majority of snaps in the first half, but struggled to get anything going and had a long run of just nine yards. Even with the Panthers playing from behind for most of the night, he finished with only one catch for 11 yards and wasn't a factor in the passing game. Jonathan Stewart suffered a knee injury in the third quarter, so Williams is a candidate for an expanded workload in Week 15. He'll be on the low-end RB2 radar in a tough matchup against the Jets.
DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 9 Hrs
DeAngelo Williams (quad) is active for Sunday night's Week 14 game against the Saints.
Williams was held out last week due to his quad injury, but his status was for Sunday night's game was never in doubt. He's expected to get the start and be used in a committee with Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert, leaving all three with limited upside. Inactive for the Panthers are RB Kenjon Barner, CB Josh Norman, LB Jordan Senn, WR Marvin McNutt, OL Chris Scott, WR Tavarres King, and DE Frank Alexander.
DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 5 Days
DeAngelo Williams (quad) returned to practice Wednesday.
As expected. Williams didn't practice at all last week and was inactive for Week 13 against the Bucs. This suggests it wasn't a serious injury, and Williams was probably close to playing. He'll reenter the three-headed committee that is the Carolina backfield. Williams is merely a desperation flex play.
DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 7 Days
DeAngelo Williams (quad) is expected back at practice Wednesday.
Williams didn't practice at all last week and was inactive against the Bucs. That led to a season-high 16 touches for Jonathan Stewart as well as 12 for Mike Tolbert. But the quad strain isn't serious, meaning the Panthers will revert back to their value-crushing three-headed monster in Sunday night's showdown against the Saints. Williams, Stewart and Tolbert will all be desperation flex plays only.
DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 8 Days
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports DeAngelo Williams (quad) is "very doubtful" to play Sunday against the Bucs.
Williams missed practice every day this week and is listed as questionable on the injury report. Coach Ron Rivera acknowledged on Friday that there was real concern surrounding Williams' Week 13 status. With Williams likely to be sidelined, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert will carry the load. Stewart is the favorite to handle early-down duties, while Tolbert will work in on third downs and in goal-line situations. Both are merely flex options.
DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 10 Days
Coach Ron Rivera acknowledged Friday the Panthers have a "lot of concern" with injured DeAngelo Williams (quad).
Rivera said he'll decide on Saturday whether Williams will face Tampa Bay. Williams' injury wasn't even known until Wednesday, but there's a very good chance it'll force him into inactivity against the Buccaneers. If so, the Panthers' three-headed monster backfield would turn into a two-back ordeal with Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert. Stewart would be the best flex option.
DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 10 Days
DeAngelo Williams (quad) remained sidelined at Panthers practice Friday.
Williams hasn't practiced at all this week and appears to be in danger of missing Sunday's game. He's been starting and leading the Carolina backfield, but the volume -- 8-12 touches -- hasn't been ideal for fantasy purposes. If Williams does indeed sit out, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert will carry the load. Neither would be more than a flex play against Tampa Bay's stout run defense.