Hot Stove Player of the Week: DeAngelo Williams (RB – Pittsburgh Steelers)

For Daily Fantasy Football Managers looking to locate a flyer to produce above the numbers, we consistently dig and plunge our heads in the stats to find the best situations where such an event can take place.

This week we will direct our focus to a player that stepped in for a player that was injured who was taken as #1 in some drafts by some managers in season-long fantasy football leagues.

This same player was once offered as extravagant prices on many Daily Fantasy Football platforms, including DraftKings and FanDuel when taking on the lead back duties for Pittsburgh when LeVeon Bell was injured.

This of course, is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ DeAngelo Williams

The Steelers are locked into the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs, so Pittsburgh will likely rest many of their starters down the back-stretch of this game of little consequence for either party.

The list of notables includes their stud rusher Le’Veon Bell. With this being said, it is time to grab DeAngelo Williams off the waiver wire if you are still playing in season-long fantasy leagues.

Williams has a savory match-up against a Browns defense that has struggled mightily all season.


Williams is a beast and one of the best No. 2 rushers in the NFL

The Memphis Tigers product has a long history of being a prolific rusher when gifted the chance and put up Bell-like numbers in PPR formats in assuming the lead back duties.

Like Bell, Williams is a workhorse and when he is at his pinnacle, he also makes the most of many touches he gets.

He can also be subjected to receiving the most targets as Antonio Brown will also probably be taking a seat for this contest with Pittsburgh playoff-slate set in stone. If this situation manifests on Sunday, Williams could be in line for a marvelous day at the office.

What Williams is capable of

He stepped in for Bell in Week 1 against the Washington Redskins and was able to accumulate 146 yards and two touchdowns.

This translated in to a 26.6 FanDuel point outing before receptions were even factored in the occasion.

Both he and running back Fitzgerald Touissant are in line for an expanded role this week and are certainly worth a look in Daily Fantasy Leagues if you are looking for a low-cost, high-ceiling option.

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