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Jamaal Williams
ADP: N/A
Bye: 6
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 27.8
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

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Jamaal Williams's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#49 Running Back

89.4 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 135.2 534.3 2.8 1.2 0.8 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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Jamaal Williams, RB DET

4:40pm EST 1/1/23

Williams runs wild on Bears

Lions RB Jamaal Williams racked up 144 yards and a TD in Sunday's win over the Bears. His 22 carries were his 2nd most of the season and twice as many as D'Andre Swift garnered in the game. The TD was his league-leading 15th of the season but 1st in 4 games. Williams will get a weak Packers run defense in Week 18.

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Lions RBs combined for just 22 rushing yards on 12 carries in Saturday's loss at Carolina. RB D'Andre Swift rushed 4 times for 12 yards and caught just 1 of his 5 targets for 13 more. Jamaal Williams posted 7-11 rushing and caught both of his targets for 3 yards. The whole Detroit offense gets a positive matchup back home with Chicago in Week 17, but the RBs won't be exciting plays.

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Lions RB D'Andre Swift led the team in rushing yards for Sunday's win over the Jets, tallying 52 on 8 attempts (6.5 per rush). He trailed RB Jamaal Williams by 5 carries (13-33) and watched another 6 go to Justin Jackson (for 16 yards). Swift garnered 9 targets, a season high and 2nd most on the team. He caught 5 for a mere 23 yards (4.6 per reception). Only WR Amon-Ra St. Brown drew more looks. He caught 7 of his 10 for 76 yards.

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Lions RB Justin Jackson (illness) is active for today’s game vs. the Jets. He should continue to serve as the #3 RB behind Jamaal Williams and D’Andre Swift.

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Lions RB Justin Jackson has been downgraded to questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Jets due to an illness. He's averaged 4.3 carries and 2.0 targets over the past 6 games, so his absence would open up some opportunity for RBs Jamaal Williams and D'Andre Swift.

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Jamaal Williams, RB DET
Dynasty MVP 54.7
Position Rank #68 RB
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