Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Indianapolis Colts
Questionable
Injury Ribs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Williams, who has logged just three carries over the past two seasons, will look to stick as a depth back with the Colts, though the 2016 fifth-rounder figures to face an uphill battle on that front, now that Spencer Ware has joined the team's running back corps. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $630,000 contract with the Colts in November of 2018.
Breaks rib Saturday
RBIndianapolis Colts
Ribs
August 18, 2019
Williams suffered a broken rib during Saturday's preseason game against the Browns, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
The injury forced Williams out of the game and he was unable to return. Even though it ended his night early, the injury isn't expected to be serious per Rapoport. As long as Williams is sidelined, the door should be open for more reps for newly acquired D'Onta Foreman.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jonathan Williams' 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
33.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
0.7
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
1.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
22.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jonathan Williams' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
223 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.63 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.56 sec
 
Cone Drill*
6.97 sec
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.63 in
 
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Gameday Injuries: Week 1
349 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Williams was expected to serve as LeSean McCoy's primary backup in Buffalo in 2017, but he was a surprise cut in early September. Before signing with the Saints last November, the bruising 6-0, 223-pound back spent nearly the entire season on the Broncos' practice squad. Entering his third NFL campaign, Williams is now looking for work after being a surprise cut by the Saints.
Mike Gillislee's defection to the Patriots and the Bills' decision not to draft another running back seemingly left the door open for Williams to be LeSean McCoy's primary backup in 2017, but he was let go by Buffalo in early September. The 5-11, 223-pound bruiser out of Arkansas saw limited duty as a rookie last year, mainly being used as a short-yardage option, but he has the skills to potentially be effective in any situation, as he showed surprising elusiveness and soft hands in college as well as the patience to let holes develop.
Williams earned a bit of playing time at the University of Arkansas as a true freshman, and then shared the backfield with Alex Collins in 2013 and 2014, with both players enjoying sustained success. Seemingly headed for the early to middle rounds, Williams missed his entire senior year with a foot injury, causing him to slip to the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He proved his health by running a 4.59 40-yard dash at his pro day - a solid time for a player listed at 6-0, 223 pounds. The Bills may have gotten a steal in the fifth round, but even if Williams has starter potential down the line, he'll likely open the season fourth on the depth chart, behind LeSean McCoy, Mike Gillislee and Reggie Bush.
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Won't return Saturday
RBIndianapolis Colts
Chest
August 17, 2019
Williams (chest) has been ruled out of Saturday's preseason contest versus the Browns.
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Doubtful to return Saturday
RBIndianapolis Colts
Chest
August 17, 2019
Williams suffered a chest injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Browns, and his return is doubtful, Joel Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports.
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Racks up 57 total yards
RBIndianapolis Colts
August 8, 2019
Williams rushed eight times for 24 yards and brought in five of six targets for 33 yards in the Colts' 24-16 preseason loss to the Bills on Thursday.
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Stuck in tough battle
RBIndianapolis Colts
June 12, 2019
Williams is competing with Spencer Ware and Jordan Wilkins for a role spelling Marlon Mack on early downs, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
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Promoted to active roster
RBIndianapolis Colts
November 20, 2018
Williams was elevated to the Colts' 53-man roster from the practice squad.
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