Jonathan Williams
Running Back
Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 217 Age: 25 Exp: 4 years College: Arkansas Drafted: 2016 R5 156,
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Cumulative FF PTS
Position Rank: 80th
Projected FF PTS
Week 12 @HOU
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Week 12 @HOU
Posted: 11/22/2019 5:39 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Williams carried the ball 26 times for 104 yards and a touchdown during the team's Week 12 loss to the Houston Texans. Williams also caught three passes for 17 yards.
Huddle Up: With 29 touches, Williams was the focal point of Indy's offense as usual backup Jordan Wilkins was available in emergency duty only, according to head coach Frank Reich. That casts some doubt as to how much Williams will be featured in Week 13 as you'd think Wilkins will be worked back in. At this point, it's a mystery, but after consecutive 100-plus-yard performances it seems unlikely the Colts will take too many touches away from Williams. He's likely to be the preferred option next week, albeit one with some risk.
Posted: 11/21/2019 9:57 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Williams is expected to get the start in Week 12 versus the Houston Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: This was the expectation after he broke out for 116 yards rushing on only 13 carries last week, but owners needs to be realistic about his upside in this matchup (or any of the next four games, for that matter, assuming Marlon Mack is sidelined that long). Houston has been stout against the run most of the year and much more vulnerable to pass-catching running backs, which is more in Nyheim Hines' wheelhouse. Given Indy's upcoming matchups, Hines looks like the slightly better play in fantasy.
Posted: 11/21/2019 4:20 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Williams might be counted upon to start the Week 12 game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 21 with RB Marlon Mack (hand) out. If Williams gets the start, it will be in the building where he had his last starting assignment in the 2014 Texas Bowl for the University of Arkansas.
Huddle Up: Williams went for over 100 yards last week once Mack went down, and Jordan Wilkins is coming off an ankle injury, so it's likely a good bet Williams gets first crack at the lion's share of the work. By the way, he had 105 yards in that Texas Bowl win over the Texas Longhorns, so fantasy owners hope lightning strikes twice at NRG in Week 12.
Posted: 11/18/2019 1:20 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Williams rushed 13 times for 116 yards in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added one grab for 31 yards.
Huddle Up: Williams came out of nowhere to shine once Marlon Mack went down with a hand injury, and fantasy owners are going to be awfully curious about him after 147 total scrimmage yards. He was in with Jordan Wilkins hurt, and he could be worth a look in Week 12 at Houston on a short week if Mack is forced to miss time.
Posted: 8/18/2019 7:49 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Williams (chest) was diagnosed with a broken rib Sunday, Aug 18. The injury isn't believed to be a long-term issue.
Huddle Up: Williams is near the bottom of a depth chart led by RB Marlon Mack and also featuring Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins and D'Onta Foreman. The injury further hurts his chances of making the final roster.
Posted: 8/17/2019 10:03 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Williams (chest) suffered a chest injury during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, and will not return.
Posted: 11/20/2018 10:09 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Williams was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Posted: 10/02/2018 7:07 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Jonathan Williams (Saints) was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 2. RB Jeremy McNichols was waived in a corresponding move.
Posted: 9/28/2018 7:04 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Jonathan Williams was released Friday, Sept. 28.
Posted: 8/18/2018 12:35 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Jonathan Williams saw some work with the first-team offense in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, against the Arizona Cardinals. He had a seven-yard run and a 19-yard rush behind the first-teamers, but he appeared to miss a blitz pickup in the second quarter.
Huddle Up: Williams has had a couple of decent performances in the preseason, as he challenges veterans Shane Vereen and Terrance West for the third running back job behind Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Unless one of the stars in the top two spots go down, whomever wins the No. 3 job is still not terribly useful from a fantasy perspective.
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