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DeAngelo Williams rushed 12 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's Week 16 win over the Saints.

D-Will was held without a gain on his lone reception. Williams was a major factor in the first half, but went invisible after the break as the rains came and the Panthers went into a shell. Just 11 of Williams' 67 yards came in the second half. Williams had success both around the edge and up the middle. He'll be an excellent daily-league option in Week 17 against the Falcons' porous defense.

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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.

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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.

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Coach Ron Rivera said DeAngelo Williams (quad) will start Sunday night's game against the Saints.

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DeAngelo Williams (quad) is listed as probable for Week 14.

Carolina's three-headed backfield will be intact against New Orleans.

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DeAngelo Williams (quad) is practicing again Thursday.

Williams will almost certainly be back to reclaim his role in the Panthers' three-headed running back committee. None of the trio will be strong fantasy plays at New Orleans on Sunday night.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.