RB Jamaal Williams - Green Bay Packers
|6-0, 212||Born: 4-3-1995||College: Brigham Young||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2017|
Week 11: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Jamaal Williams's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs CAR (13 / 63 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jamaal Williams rushed 13 times for 63 yards in the Packers win over the Panthers on Sunday. Williams did what we have come to expect out of him, which is to fill in for Jones when he needs a break, or to grind time away on the clock with the Packers winning. In that respect, he did a great job as Jones and Williams were just too much for the Panthers to handle with respect to stopping the run. Most of Williams value comes from the passing game, so it is hard to expect much out of him when he doesn't catch, which he didn't do for the first time this season. In fact, coming into this game, Williams had four straight games with a touchdown reception and five receiving touchdowns on the year. It seems as though this performance was just an outlier game for Williams, as his role has been cemented firmly over the last five games and he will have flex value going forward.
2019 Week 9 vs LAC (2 / 10 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 39 / 1 rec)
Jamaal Williams rushed two times for 10 yards and caught six passes on six targets for 39 yards and a touchdown. Williams continues to be a key cog in the Packers offense, scoring the Packers only touchdown while seeing the second most targets in the passing game. In a game where Jones only saw eight carries, it is not surprising that Williams saw only two, but with the Packers trailing for most of the game he was counted on frequently in the passing game. Five of Williams six catches came on second and third down and he did very well with gaining yards after the catch. Williams touchdown came with the Packers facing a first and goal from the Chargers ten yard line. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun and was forced out of the pocket to his left by an aggressive Chargers pass rush. Williams ran a short route out to the left flat, but as he saw Rodgers escape the pocket, he turned his route upfield toward the goal line. Rodgers did well to manipulate the secondary with a pump fake before finding Williams wide open in the end zone for an easy 10 yard touchdown.
2019 Week 8 vs KC (7 / 22 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 14 / 1 rec)
Jamaal Williams rushed seven times for 22 yards and a touchdown, while also catching three passes for 14 yards and a receiving touchdown. I have consistently noted in this column that Williams is not on par with Jones when it comes to raw-ability, but I do have to give him credit for stepping up his game from a jack of all trades, master of none, type plodder to a guy who has really made some impressive plays when his number is called. Williams is dependable, he executes his assignments very well and that counts for something in the Packers offense, especially when your quarterback is Rodgers with his level of attention to detail. Williams rushing touchdown came with the Packers facing a second and goal from the Chiefs one yard line. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun and handed off to Williams who got downhill and powered through after getting great blocking from his offensive line. Williams touchdown catch was much more dramatic though. The Packers were facing a third and one from the Chiefs three yard line, and Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun. He got a clean pocket for the first three seconds before the Chiefs were able to penetrate and force him out of the pocket to the right. With Rodgers about to get tackled from behind, he unleashed he flipped a pass from his hip, arching it to the back of the end zone where Williams was flying across the back of the end zone. You have to give Williams credit though, he started in the right slot position and ran a shallow crossing route toward the left side of the field. He then reversed field and got to the back of the end zone, creating a play for Rodgers to make. He also made a nice catch on the play, and was a great example of Williams ability to execute and understand exactly where he needs to be, and how to help his quarterback. He doesn't have the flash of Jones, but he just gets the job done.
2019 Week 7 vs OAK (3 / 5 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 26 / 1 rec)
Williams wasn't able to do much as a runner, but he was a stubborn runner on his receptions and often broke a tackle or took more than one tackler to bring down. He had an easy short touchdown catch and also handled a few key carries in the shadow of his own goalposts.
2019 Week 6 vs DET (14 / 104 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 32 / 1 rec)
Jamaal Williams rushed 14 times for 104 yards and caught four passes for 32 yards on five targets in the Packers win on Monday night. Williams just refuses to die, as a week after being sidelined with a concussion on a scary hit by an Eagles defender, and Jones setting the fantasy world on fire with a four touchdown performance, Williams returned to the field and led the Packers backfield in touches, rushing yards, receptions and receiving yards. It is a testament to his ability to do the little things, but it was his big plays in this game that separated him from Jones, an interesting wrinkle to their fantasy rivalry. Williams touchdown catch came with the Packers facing a second and goal from the Lions five yard line. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun and motioned for Williams to come across the formation from the right inside slot position. Rodgers caught the snap and instantly just dropped the ball in front to Williams who was streaking across the formation. Williams got good blocking from his line and receivers, but also stiff-armed one defender before cutting back to the middle of the field and eluding two Lions defenders for a five yard touchdown. Williams cut back to the inside of the field was not the most graceful move you've ever seen, but it was effective and his initial stiff-arm was perfectly executed and allowed the play to develop. Williams also had a 45 yard run on a draw play out of the shotgun where he burst through the line and toasted a Lions linebacker by cutting to the right side of the field. Williams vision as a runner was apparent in this game, and he does a great job of setting up his blockers and being a decisive north-south runner. While he may not have the same big play ability as Jones, he's able to make up for that with his vision and ability to see the play developing.
2019 Week 4 vs PHI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jamaal Williams caught one pass for zero yards after being injured on the first play from scrimmage for the Packers. Williams was hit with a nasty helmet to helmet tackle that resulted in him being carted off the field. He posted to social media that he was released from the hospital and has avoided serious injury, but the third year back will still miss some games while the Packers keep a close eye on his recovery. Dexter Williams will be the next man up but will need to adjust quickly after the Packers made him inactive for non-injury related reasons this past week.
2019 Week 3 vs DEN (12 / 59 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Jamaal Williams rushed 12 times for 59 yards and caught two passes on two targets for 27 yards. Despite not having the talent of Aaron Jones, Williams has managed to stick with the Packers (and in the NFL for that matter) due to his ability to do the little things. He is a no-nonsense runner and has learned to pick up whatever yards the defense is giving him downfield. This game was a great example of how Williams fits in with the Packers and why he splitting time nearly evenly with Jones. With the Broncos putting pressure on the Packers offensive line, Jones was having trouble bouncing runs outside and wasn't able to use his speed and agility to break into the second level of the Broncos defense. Williams on the other hand was content with trading two and three yard runs with ones that he could break through the line and gain 10 or 12 yards. In a way, his early struggles as a running back have given Williams a unique patience that allows him to get better the more he touches the ball. Williams is also very good in pass protection, and understands the right moment to break off his block and become a receiver for Rodgers. He gained two first downs on catches of 10 and 17 yards which kept drives alive for the Packers.
2019 Week 2 vs MIN (9 / 28 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 13 / 1 rec)
Williams was able to score on an inside screen out of a two back set to open the scoring, but otherwise was quiet on his touches. He got a good helping of carries and targets, but was unremarkable with the ball in his hands. Williams did run efficiently and fell forward on most carries, but he is clearly the inferior runner and won't have relevance unless Jones goes down.
Latest NewsPackers | Jamaal Williams runs for 63 yards in victory (Mon Nov 11, 02:51 AM) - Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams carried the ball 13 times for 63 yards in the team's Week 10 win over the Carolina Panthers. link to story Packers | Jamaal Williams catches TD (Sun Nov 3, 09:58 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams rushed twice for 10 yards and caught all six of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in a 26-11 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 9. link to story
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