Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Indianapolis Colts
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $630,000 contract with the Colts in November of 2018.
Promoted to active roster
RBIndianapolis Colts
November 20, 2018
Williams was elevated to the Colts' 53-man roster from the practice squad.
ANALYSIS
Williams joined the Colts' practice squad in early October after being waived by the Saints after three games. The 24-year-old should serve as a depth back with Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins all currently healthy.
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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 the number of times he touched the ball.
  • 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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Joins Colts' practice squad
RBFree Agent
October 2, 2018
Williams signed with Indianapolis' practice squad Tuesday.
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Cut by Saints
RBFree Agent
September 28, 2018
Williams was waived by the Saints on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Two touches in Week 3
RBNew Orleans Saints
September 25, 2018
Williams gained one yard on one carry in Sunday's win against the Falcons. He also caught his only target, which also went for just one yard.
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Loses a yard
RBNew Orleans Saints
September 18, 2018
Williams lost a yard in his only carry of Sunday's 21-18 win over Cleveland.
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One carry in debut
RBNew Orleans Saints
September 10, 2018
Williams did not gain a yard on his only carry in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.
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