DeAngelo Williams Fantasy News

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell may not be ready for Week 1

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:09pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

The knee injury that caused LeVeon Bell to miss the final eight games of the 2015 regular season could also end up costing him a game or two in 2016.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert revealed on Wednesday that there's currently no timetable for Bell's return, which means the All-Pro running back could miss the beginning of the upcoming season.

"There is no timetable coming from us when he needs to be ready for this. We can't even say he'll be ready for the regular season because we won't know that until he goes through the whole process," Colbert said at the NFL combine, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "His health and his ability to return at 100 percent is the most important."

Bell suffered a torn MCL and PCL in a Nov. 1 loss to the Bengals. The Steelers running back then underwent surgery five days later, which means 10 months will have passed once the 2016 season kicks off.

Related players: DeAngelo Williams

Fantasy Impact:

Bell is in a race to get ready by Week 1, but if he's out, the Steelers' running game is in the very capable hands of DeAngelo Williams. Prospective owners should be aware of the possibility that Bell is out for the first game or two (or possibly longer).

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 3:31pm

Steelers Inactives

Antonio Brown WR
Doran Grant CB
Will Johnson FB
Byron Stingily OT
Mike Vick QB
L.T. Walton DT
DeAngelo Williams RB

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19. Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman would split the work in the Pittsburgh backfield.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Williams looks iffy for the Divisional Round. If he’s out, Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman would split the work in the Pittsburgh backfield.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:15pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Williams looks iffy for the Divisional Round. If he’s out, Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman would split the work in the Pittsburgh backfield.

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 7:32pm

Steelers Inactives

QB Mike Vick
WR Sammie Coates
CB Doran Grant
RB DeAngelo Williams
LB L.J. Fort
OT Byron Stingily
DE L.T. Walton

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. Williams has been ruled out. Per beat writer Jeremy Fowler, “Steelers OC Todd Haley said Fitz Toussaint is ‘the guy’ this week unless DeAngelo Williams can go, but Toussaint won't get 70-80 snaps. Jordan Todman will be heavily involved.”

Rapoport: Steelers 'consider' RB DeAngelo Williams to be out vs. Bengals

Friday, January 8, 2016, 10:10am

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Steelers consider RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) out vs. Bengals, sources say. If they win, there's a chance he plays next week.

Fantasy Impact:

Per beat writer Jeremy Fowler, “Steelers OC Todd Haley said Fitz Toussaint is ‘the guy’ this week unless DeAngelo Williams can go, but Toussaint won't get 70-80 snaps. Jordan Todman will be heavily involved.”

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Williams seems doubtful, though the Steelers are describing him as “day to day.” Per beat writer Jeremy Fowler, “Steelers OC Todd Haley said Fitz Toussaint is ‘the guy’ this week unless DeAngelo Williams can go, but Toussaint won't get 70-80 snaps. Jordan Todman will be heavily involved.”

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Williams seems doubtful, though the Steelers are describing him as “day to day.” If he’s out, Fitzgerald Toussaint would probably lead the Pittsburgh running back in touches, but Jordan Todman would also be involved.

DeAngelo Williams (ankle) considered day-to-day

Monday, January 4, 2016, 8:45pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams will be considered day to day due to a sprained ankle, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tweeted Monday night.

Williams was injured while being tackled by Browns defensive lineman John Hughes Sunday. He was carted to the locker room and though he soon returned to the sideline, he did not return to the game and left the stadium wearing a protective boot.

Fantasy Impact:

Williams had an MRI Monday, but Dulac’s report indicates it revealed no serious damage. The Steelers play at the Bengals Saturday night.

DeAngelo Williams (ankle) to get MRI

Monday, January 4, 2016, 10:19am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Steelers got the help they needed from the Bills and took care of their own business against the Browns, leaving them with a Saturday Wild Card game against the Bengals in Cincinnati.

Now they just need to figure out if running back DeAngelo Williams will be available to help in the effort to extend their season at least another week. Williams left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury that had him standing in the tunnel in a walking boot congratulating his teammates after the game.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Williams will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury and help determine whether he will be able to play on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact:

If Williams can’t go, the Steelers would turn to Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman in the backfield. It very well may mean the Steelers turn to a pass-heavy attack against division rival Bengals in the opening round of the playoffs.

DeAngelo Williams injures ankle

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 7:03pm

US News and World Report - [Full Article]

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to the playoffs with uncertainty at running back.

Sound familiar?

DeAngelo Williams injured his right ankle during Pittsburgh's playoff-clinching win at Cleveland and left the stadium wearing a boot. His status for next weekend's wild-card game is unknown.

Fantasy Impact:

The Steelers are in the playoffs but Williams' status is up in the air for next week's game. Fitzgerald Toussaint is next on the depth chart followed by Jordan Todman.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (illness, probable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 15. Williams is good to go for a date with the Broncos.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (illness) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. This shouldn’t impact his availability this week.

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