Posted: 9/17/2021 11:04 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams (chest) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Williams is not the starting running back but will still see plenty of touches against the Green Bay Packers. He can be considered a flex option in most fantasy leagues and could be a possible low-end No. 2 running back in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted: 9/16/2021 9:02 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams (chest) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Williams was involved in both the running and passing game in the season opener and received 18 touches. He likely will receive a similar workload this week and can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/13/2021 1:37 am GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams registered nine runs for 54 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, while also adding eight receptions for 56 yards on nine targets.
Huddle Up: Williams averaged 6.0 yards per rush, while D'Andre Swift was good for just 11 rushes and 39 yards, or 3.5 yards per tote. If that continues, Williams could carve quite a nice role for himself in an ever-evolving offense in Detroit. He is worth stashing in all fantasy leagues, as he could easily be the workhorse sooner rather than later.
Posted: 7/31/2021 7:53 pm GMT
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell addressed the backfield of RBs D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams, saying he will ride the hot hand.
'We're going to use both of those guys, they know that. A guy gets a hot hand, he's rolling. If Jamaal is in there, we're rolling. Jamaal is going to be rolling, and we'll use Swift for other things. Which is fine. That's a good problem to have. I'm glad we got him, I know that,' Campbell said. He added, 'The place I just came from, obviously with AK (Alvin Kamara), and to have Mark Ingram when I first got there -- Mark was a stud, still is a stud, by the way -- that's my vision of this one-two punch (in Detroit). To have what we had after we left with (Latavius) Murray as well. Murray was that guy for us, and that's how I see Jamaal Williams for us, for Detroit.'
Huddle Up: Detroit beefed up its offensive line and will employ a more conservative approach under the smash-mouth Campbell. OC Anthony Lynn loves to mix it up with running backs and throw to the position, which makes this a natural pairing. Detroit offers a duo with potential to crack starting fantasy lineups each week. Swift is the better choice in PPR and overall, due to his explosiveness, but gamers also are sleeping on Williams as a viable RB3/flex target.
Posted: 7/02/2021 3:17 am GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams is 'expected to be the No. 2 running back' and complement RB D'Andre Swift in 2021, according to Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: While Swift offers more explosiveness and production in the passing game, Williams could see more action than a typical backup because of his consistency between the tackles. He is at least a priority handcuff for Swift owners.
Posted: 5/20/2021 4:25 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams is on track to be the team's lead running back, offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn recently told The Athletic. 'Jamaal is what I'd call a classic 'A' back,' Lynn said. 'I like to break the backs down into A and B. My 'A' backs are normally my bigger backs. They can run between the tackles, block probably a little better than a 'B' back, they can also run the perimeter. I can leave those guys in there for all three downs. My 'B' back comes in, he's a guy that sometimes I want to use in space more. He's my speed-in-space guy. I feel like Jamaal would be an outstanding 'A' back. I like his energy, I like his pad level and the way he runs the football between the tackles.'
Huddle Up: Lynn also went on praise Williams' receiving skills in the glowing interview, which leads us to wonder if most of us have the draft rankings of Williams (RB4) and second-year Lions back D'Andre Swift (RB2) flip-flopped. If anything, Williams should at least be regarded as a high-end RB3 until we hear or see otherwise.
Posted: 3/17/2021 3:52 am GMT
Impending free-agent RB Jamaal Williams (Packers) reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth up to $7.5 million with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, March 16.
Huddle Up: This likely closes the door on Adrian Peterson's return and figures to have a slightly negative impact on the fantasy value of D'Andre Swift. Williams isn't nearly as talented or explosive as Swift, but he does enough well that he should be expected to steal more touches from Swift than fantasy owners would like - as was sometimes the case in Green Bay with Aaron Jones. Swift should be considered a low-end RB1 now, while Williams should be viewed as his clear handcuff.
Posted: 2/22/2021 8:30 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Jamaal Williams said he hopes to re-sign with the Packers this offseason but is ready to test the free-agent market if he does not return.
Huddle Up: Williams posted 741 total yards and three touchdown this season but may need to find a new team this offseason. He probably will not be able to find a starting job but should be part of a committee with a team. He has the chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy back for players.
Posted: 1/22/2021 11:21 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 22, but is not on the injury report for the NFC Championship game.
Huddle Up: Williams should see a decent amount of carries in the championship game but will be facing one of the better run defenses in the NFL. He can be a possible flex option in some leagues but can be benched if better options are available.
Posted: 1/21/2021 11:25 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 21.
Huddle Up: Williams received 12 carries in the Divisional Round playoff game and probably will receive a similar workload against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He can be a possible flex option in some leagues but is not a must-start option.