Packers RB Jamaal Williams (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Rookie Dexter Williams figures to step into the #2 RB role — but Aaron Jones should get feature-back usage in Dallas. He registered an 84% snap rate, 13 carries and 7 targets last week.
Packers RB Dexter Williams is currently 4th on the depth chart -- behind Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams and Tra Carson. "I think just overall knowledge of knowing what to do, especially when it comes to pass protection," HC Matt LaFleur said when asked where Williams needs to improve. The rookie hasn't fared well this preseason, either, averaging just 3.4 yards per carry on 28 attempts. Williams remains a fine dynasty stash but is obviously off the redraft radar for now.
The Packers nabbed Notre Dame RB Dexter Williams in the 6th round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Williams’ first 3 years on campus brought just 99 total carries and a 2016 arrest for marijuana possession. Then he was suspended for the first 4 games of last season for an undisclosed violation of team rules. But he flashed over the final 9 contests, averaging 6.3 yards and scoring 12 times on 158 totes. He added 12 catches for 133 yards and another TD. He boosted his stock at the Combine by registering a 70th percentile SPARQ score at 5’11 and 212 pounds. Williams joins a Packers backfield behind Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.