RB Ryan Grant - Green Bay Packers
|6-1, 218||Born: 12-9-1982||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: ---|
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Week 15: at Carolina Panthers
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FBG says: Tough matchup. The Packers struggled to move the ball on the ground in a tough matchup against a strong Browns run defense last week. Jamaal Williams led the way with 68% of the snaps and 15 carries for 49 rushing yards. While it was a less productive day on the ground, Williams was much more heavily involved in the passing attack as the Packers were playing from behind in most of this game. Williams did extend his touchdown streak to three straight games as he punched one in from the goal line in the fourth quarter. Averaging 19 carries per game over the last five weeks, Williams has clearly asserted himself as the lead back for the Packers. He has seen an encouraging amount of usage both on rushing and passing downs, making Williams a high upside running back option for consideration.
This week, Williams will face a Panthers run defense that has done an excellent job shutting down teams not from New Orleans this season. They have given up just the third-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs as opposing backfields are averaging just 75 rushing yards per game. Take out the two games against the Saints, and this defense would have allowed the fewest fantasy points per game and just three rushing touchdowns to running backs. Kawaan Short has been one of the best interior defenders in football while Luke Kuechly continues to light up the league with his tremendous play at middle linebacker. The Packers roll out a bottom tier offensive line, so look for them to struggle with opening up holes for Jamaal Williams to run through this week.
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