It’s so long, farewell and adieu to DeAngelo Williams. The pint-sized running back from Memphis University went Kyle Orton two years ago, blowing everyone’s expectations away.
His 20 touchdown performance in 2008 landed him in the top tier of fantasy backs. Williams went in the first and second rounds of many drafts in 2009. Whereas “brilliance” defined his 2008, “bust” defined his 2009 campaign.
Now, two years removed from the halls of glory, Williams is on injured reserve. It’s like the car broke the speed record (2008), got some serious speed wobbles (2009) and lost control (2010).
Williams’ sad stroll down skid row/IR would normally sting a little less because of wunderkind backup Jonathan Stewart. Unfortunately, Stewart is hurt. Therefore, the final chapter of DeAngelo’s rise and fall ends at the feet of third-stringer Mike Goodson.
Goodson put up a decent showing against Tampa Bay, but not decent enough to warrant a start in his next matchup against a stubborn Saints defense.
Justin Forsett is on the market in many leagues, but he’s unreliable. Marion "The Barbarian" Barber is more Barbara than Barbarian. Ricky Williams has scored twice this season. Keiland Williams had a breakout game, but his schedule is daunting.
What we’re saying is that you are in big trouble. You may consider replacing Williams with a wide receiver like the Rams’ Danny Amendola, since he’s playing a terrible Falcons pass defense this week or the Jaguars’ hero Mike Thomas.
Written by James Duren, exclusively for www.thefantasyfix.com.
Who are you picking up?