Archive for the ‘DeAngelo Williams’ Category

How relevant he is to you depends on your level of desperation. Are you a Willis McGahee or LeSean McCoy owner who’s about to miss out on Knowshon Moreno and Bryce Brown because your waiver priority sucks? Then you have a friend in DeAngelo Williams.

At his best, Williams is among the worst. He’s rushed for 292 yards this year at a very turtle-y pace of 3.2 yards per carry. There was a time when even though we were aware of that pace and his time share with Jonathan Stewart, we could still justify plugging Williams into a flex spot in deep leagues due to his acceleration, and ability to pop a carry for a long run. But that’s been absent too, as in six of his games this year Williams’ longest run has been for seven yards or less. Slow and steady loses every race.

But now as this week’s injury clusternmess continues to clarify itself on this fine Tuesday afternoon, Williams suddenly has value.

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The NFL trade deadline is only a few days away. Unlike the other leagues, more specifically the NBA, NHL and MLB, the NFL deadline usually comes and goes without any significant movement. Even after the NFL and NFLPA agreed to change the deadline from the Tuesday following week 6 to week 8 this season, rumours of players swapping teams has been almost nonexistent.

This morning though, we heard a few names being talked about as possible trade candidates come Tuesday.

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*Starts slow clap, seeks out DeAngelo Williams for bro shug*

I was forced to start DeAngelo Williams on one of my teams today, and the result was -1.60 fantasy points after he had just six yards on six carries, and he lost a fumble. When you would need 100 carries at your current pace to run the length of a football field, that’s bad.

But I don’t blame DeAngelo Williams for being DeAngelo Williams. I blame myself for walking into a bye mess this week in a deep league (still love you, DeMarco Murray and Mikel Leshoure), and having little other choice.

I’m wearing it, and so will everyone else who started Williams today. As he quite rightly observed, we suck. Unfortunately, there are people on the Internet who tweet that lethal shit, and were compelled to inform Williams that due to his inability to earn them fake points, his sexual orientation is now in question, among other things.

I weep for you, planet Earth.