DeAngelo Williams or Jonathan Stewart: Who Should Be Drafted First?

July 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There aren’t many running back by commitee approaches that work as well for fantasy owners as they do for the actual NFL teams, but the Carolina Panthers one-two punch of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart is the exception.
In 2008 they combined for 2,351 yards and 28 touchdowns (Williams: 1,515 and 18, Stewart: 836 and 10). Last year they combined for 2,250 yards and 17 scores (Stewart: 1,133 and 10, Williams 1117 and seven). Williams has the better combined numbers over the two seasons, but which one do you prefer for 2010?
Currently Williams seems to be the favorite with an average draft position of 13 compared to 30 for Stewart. ESPN has a narrower gap, with Williams ranked 15 and Stewart ranked 17. I tend to think the opposite in this scenario and actually favor Stewart.
Williams had more carries per game last year, but Stewart's numbers should be even larger in 2010 after he exploded for 440 yards and three TDs (p...

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