Williams sat out of the Panther’s Week 2 victory against the Detroit Lions due to a mid-week thigh injury that lingered from last Thursday into the weekend. He sat out practice every day this week up until Friday when he decided he was ready to suit up and take the field. He will most likely remain questionable on the injury report, but the fact that he is back out on the practice field shows us that he will almost definitely be ready to step out on the field Sunday to battle the Pittsburgh Steelers in Carolina.
With Williams sidelined during Week 2’s game, Jonathon Stewart received the majority of the backfield touches, carrying the rock 15 times for a meager 37 yards, adding a catch for 22 yards. He did happen to barrel into the endzone saving face for fantasy owners that decided to start the U of Oregon product. Mike Tolbert was extremely unproductive running the ball, seeing 4 carries for -5 yards, while adding 3 receptions for additional 33 yards.
With Williams back in the mix, both him and Stewart remain RB3’s with upside against a soft Steelers rush defense, allowing opponents 174 yards per game on the ground. Williams will likely see more handoffs, but Stewart and Tolbert will certainly step in to vulture away any chance of a goal line carry.