Jamaal Williams
Running Back
Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 224 Age: 26 Exp: 5 years College: Brigham Young Drafted: 2017 R4 134
Per Game
Cumulative FF PTS
Position Rank: 41st
Projected FF PTS
Week 20
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Week 20
Posted: 1/03/2022 8:30 am GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams rushed for 22 yards and a touchdown on 11 attempts and caught all three of his targets for 22 yards in Week 17 versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: It is highly unlikely most fantasy managers were starting Williams outside of the deepest of leagues, but he ended up serving as the lead back in this one, seeing 14 touches versus six for D'Andre Swift and five for Craig Reynolds. Williams paid off for those few managers (and maybe a few DFS players) when he converted from a yard out midway through the fourth quarter. Unless Detroit opts to sit Swift in the season finale next week, Williams should be considered a weak flex play at best versus the Green Bay Packers.
Posted: 12/26/2021 9:51 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams rushed 19 times for a game-high 77 yards in Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons, and he did not have a reception or target.
Huddle Up: The 77 rushing yards was a season best for Williams, and his biggest yardage total since also going for 77 rushing yards in Houston on Oct. 25, 2020 as a member of the Green Bay Packers. He's worth a look as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 17 in Seattle.
Posted: 12/20/2021 10:16 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Williams' role is uncertain because Craig Reynolds has played well over the last two games. He and Reynolds probably will share playing time, but his touches may vary from game to game. He could be a possible flex option in deeper standard leagues.
Posted: 12/10/2021 9:35 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: It is a bit of a gut punch late in the week for a team coming off its first win of the season, especially considering D'Andre Swift (shoulder) also will not play in Week 14. With Swift and Williams sidelined, the Lions should be expected to go with a combination of Godwin Igwebuike and Jermar Jefferson against the Denver Broncos. Considering Igwebuike ran more routes than Williams last week when Swift was out, Igwebuike should be the preferred flex option over Jefferson in what figures to be a negative game script for Detroit.
Posted: 12/05/2021 10:57 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams rushed 17 times for 71 yards and added a nine-yard catch on his lone target in Week 13 vs. the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Dec. 5. Williams started in place of injured RB D'Andre Swift (shoulder).
Huddle Up: Presuming Swift is indeed out once again, as expected to be the case, Williams is a low-end RB2 or viable flex at the Denver Broncos. It's a much better matchup in PPR scoring, however.
Posted: 11/25/2021 10:09 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams led the team with 65 rushing yards on 15 carries vs. the Chicago Bears in Week 12 on Thursday, Nov. 25. He added five receptions for 18 yards as RB D'Andre Swift (shoulder) was knocked out of the game after only six touches.
Huddle Up: Depending upon what happens with Swift's injury status, Williams could be a viable start vs. the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13.
Posted: 11/21/2021 9:28 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams rushed seven times for 11 yards in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Williams, who entered with a questionable tag, was not targeted in the pass game, and apparently wasn't 100 percent. He has little fantasy appeal heading into Week 12 against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving.
Posted: 11/21/2021 1:25 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams (thigh) is expected to play in Week 11's game against the Cleveland Browns, barring a setback, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Williams had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited participant in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week. Assuming that he is active, he should see a decent number of carries this afternoon and could be a flex option in deeper standard fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/20/2021 12:40 am GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 19, and is listed as questionable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Williams has missed the last few games because of the injury but appears to have a good chance to play in Week 11. He will see a decent amount of carries if he is active and could be a flex option in some deeper standard leagues.
Posted: 11/18/2021 9:36 pm GMT
Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams (thigh) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Williams appears to have a good chance to play this week, but fantasy players likely will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He will receive some carries in the running game if he plays but would only be a possible flex option in standard leagues.
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