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Basic StatsJamaal Williams's Basic Stats

Jamaal Williams
Bye: 6
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 27.5
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 213
40 Time: 4.59
SPARQx (Rank): 95.50 (12%)
Burst Score (Rank): 112.50 (21%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.78 (14%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 7.25

Jamaal Williams's Weekly Outlook

Week 5 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
81.7 0.6 2 13 0.1 13.4
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
49.1 0.5 2.3 17.7 0.1 10.3

Jamaal Williams's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#46 Running Back

91.2 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 135.2 534.3 3 1.2 0.5 23.6 165.3 0.7

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Basic StatsJamaal Williams's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Formerly in Green Bay, Williams signed a 2-year, $7.5 million deal with Detroit in March of ’21.
  • He went on to record 10+ carries in 9 of 13 games.
  • Williams missed 2 games with a thigh injury; 2 on the COVID list.
  • He played 2 games without D’Andre Swift. In those, he totaled 17 carries (1 target) and 19 carries (0 targets).
  • Both backs played 13 games, with Williams narrowly out-carrying Swift (153 vs. 151).
  • Williams beat Swift in several key rushing metrics, but he still wasn’t spectacular. Among 31 RBs with 150+ attempts, Williams ranked 23rd in PFF rushing grade, 21st in YAC per attempt and 25th in Elusive Rating.
  • Williams wasn’t much of a threat on passing downs. He posted games of 9 and 5 targets but finished with only 2 catches per game on the year. Swift averaged ~4.8
  • Overall, Williams was a thorn in the side of Swift’s fantasy owners. Williams saw 22 red zone rushes vs. 19 for Swift.
  • Volume figures to be key for Williams going forward, as he wasn’t efficient with just 3.9 YPC.
  • ’21 OC Anthony Lynn — whose background is in the backfield — departed over the offseason. TE coach Ben Johnson was prompted to OC, but it’s unclear if Johnson or HC Dan Campbell will call plays.
  • Williams’ contract locks him into the #2 role to open the 2022 season. But with Swift returning to see a sizable rushing share and most of the backfield receiving work, Williams’ upside is limited.
  • The Detroit offense at least looks much better on paper. While Jared Goff returns for year 2, the Lions added 2 field-stretchers in DJ Chark and rookie Jameson Williams, who's coming off a December ACL tear.
  • Detroit’s O-line should take a step forward as well, especially with stud OT Penei Sewell entering his 2nd season.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Williams should retain a decent-sized early-down role in his 2nd season with Detroit. There’s just not much upside to chase here, especially in PPR formats. D’Andre Swift returns to handle the bulk of the backfield receptions. And Jared Goff’s WR corps is much improved from 2021.

It leaves Williams as a low-end FLEX with fill-in RB2 appeal should Swift miss more time.

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D'Andre Swift, RB DET

7 hours ago

Swift on track for Week 7 return

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler confirms that Lions RB D'Andre Swift (shoulder) is "likely" out for Sunday's game vs. the Patriots. "Plan is still for him to return after the bye (Week 7), barring unforeseen development," Fowler adds. Jamaal Williams will get 1 more game as Detroit's lead back, in a plus matchup vs. New England's 28th-ranked RB defense.

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Lions RB D'Andre Swift (shoulder, ankle) remained sidelined on Wednesday. It looks like Detroit still plans on holding him out through the Week 6 bye. Assuming Swift misses Sunday's game vs. the Patriots, RB Jamaal Williams will again be a strong fantasy play.

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With D'Andre Swift out, Lions RB Jamaal Williams took over the backfield and racked up a 19-108-2 rushing line in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. Williams added 1 catch for just 1 yard among 3 targets. Craig Reynolds and Justin Jackson handled just 2 carries apiece. Jackson caught 2 passes -- including a 2-yard TD -- among 2 targets. Reynolds added 1 catch as well. Detroit hasn't confirmed that Swift will miss further game time, but he seems likely to remain out through Week 5.

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Lions RB D'Andre Swift (ankle, shoulder) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. It sounds like Detroit plans to hold him out through the Week 6 bye. Jamaal Williams will operate as Detroit's clear lead back this weekend, with Craig Reynolds as the #2 RB.

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Jamaal Williams, RB DET
Dynasty MVP 55.8
Position Rank #69 RB
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Williams signed a 2-year deal last offseason after playing out his rookie contract in Green Bay. Now 27, Williams returns as the #2 back behind D’Andre Swift. Not much long-term appeal here.

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