DeAngelo Williams misses practice; Jonathan Stewart’s fantasy value rising
DeAngelo Williams missed practice with a hand injury on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.
Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams missed team practice on Wednesday, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. Williams is dealing with a hand injury, though the Panthers are calling him day-to-day with the injury. Williams is third on the Panthers with 63 carries for 219 yards and no touchdowns. He hasn’t had a big game since Week 1 and his fractured hand certainly won’t help his chances going forward.
That said, Williams is still a factor in the running back rotation. That’s got to be frustrating for Jonathan Stewart, who is playing very well. The Panthers have maintained a two-back system for years, for better or for worse, and will stick with it despite the fact that Williams looks as though he’s hit a wall. Stewart had 20 carries for 155 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Williams himself really doesn’t have any fantasy value at this point. The most pertinent fantasy information when it comes to Williams is simple: how does this affect Stewart? If Williams continues to miss time, it means Stewart’s value goes up, simple as that.