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Williams (finger) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, the Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones reports.

With Williams out due to a fractured finger, the Panthers' Week 14 running back picture moves into focus. Jonathan Stewart will start, with Fozzy Whittaker working in as the backup. Williams will set his sights on a possible Week 15 return against Tampa Bay.

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Coach Ron Rivera has all but ruled out Williams for Sunday's contest in New Orleans, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Williams sustained a fractured finger this past Sunday in Minnesota, so his potential absence isn't unexpected. He could be ruled out upon the release of Friday's injury report, but Jonathan Stewart appears poised to handle running back responsibilities in Week 14.

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Coach Ron Rivera relayed Monday that Williams is dealing with a fractured bone in his finger, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

The report indicates that Williams is day-to-day, with Rivera suggesting that Williams could play Sunday against the Saints if the swelling in the running back's finger subsides. In the event that Williams is out or limited at all this weekend, Jonathan Stewart's Week 14 fantasy value would see a boost.

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Coach Ron Rivera indicated Monday that Williams suffered a hand injury Sunday against the Vikings.

The report relays that the extent of injury is unclear at this stage, adding that Williams could see a specialist soon. If he is forced to miss action as the result of the injury, Jonathan Stewart's fantasy value would get a boost heading into Week 14.

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Williams suffered an arm injury in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

Williams produced just 21 yards on seven carries, and was not a factor in the passing game. Jonathan Stewart ending up leading the rushing attack, collecting 85 yards on 12 carries (7.1 YPC). Few details regarding the injury are currently known, but if Williams ends up having to miss time, Stewart would clearly be the main beneficiary.

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Williams (foot) had 10 carries for 41 yards and caught his lone target for negative three yards in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Falcons.

Williams missed some practices earlier in the week, but led Carolina in rushing Sunday, as Jonathan Stewart had only seven carries for 24 yards. Even though Williams is the starter, Stewart is probably a better fantasy asset because of his superior receiving and goal-line skills. The state of Carolina's offense limits both players' upside, however. Williams won't play next week, with the Panthers on bye, but he'll be back in Week 13 against the Vikings.

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Williams (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Head coach Ron Rivera said Friday that Williams will start at running back ahead of Jonathan Stewart. However, he was quick to note that Stewart will still receive a significant chunk of the workload, and the two backs split the carries nearly evenly in last Monday night's loss to the Eagles (13 carries for Williams, 11 for Stewart). Williams also lost an early fumble that certainly didn't endear himself to the coaching staff. He's a low-level play this week, even against a vulnerable Atlanta run defense.

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Williams (foot) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will start Sunday against Atlanta, the Associated Press' Steve Reed reports.

Although Williams will technically be the starter, head coach Ron Rivera said he does not much much stock in who is starting, adding that Jonathan Stewart will see action as well. The two split carries nearly evenly last week (13 for Williams, 11 for Stewart), and we expect to see a similar timeshare against the Falcons. Atlanta's run defense is vulnerable (24th in yards allowed), but the Panthers' offense isn't exactly firing on all cylinders right now.

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Williams (foot) returned to practice Friday, the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person reports.

We'll have more on this once the Panthers release their official injury report later in the day, but this bodes well for Williams' chances of playing Sunday against the Falcons.

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Coach Ron Rivera expects Williams (foot) to practice Friday, Joseph Person of the Associated Press reports.

Moreover, despite Williams not practicing again on Thursday, Rivera indicated that he is not concerned about the running back's status. We'll revisit Williams' situation Friday, but a return to practice, in any capacity, would clearly brighten his Week 11 prospects in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff against the Falcons.