Jamaal Williams
Jamaal Williams
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Green Bay Packers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Once Ty Montgomery and Aaron Jones broke down, Williams got his chance as the lead back in Green Bay and held his own, averaging more than 93 scrimmage yards per game over the second half of the season and scoring five touchdowns even with Brett Hundley under center. Williams, a fourth-round pick out of BYU, was projected as a possible goal-line weapon given his size (6-0, 213) and physical running style, but he proved surprisingly adept as a receiver as well. After catching only 33 passes over his final three college campaigns, he pulled down 25 of 34 targets for Green Bay. Despite a minor knee injury picked up early in the season, he also played all 16 games, dimming concerns that his lack of elusiveness could leave him injury-prone in the NFL. The team will have a lot of competition in the backfield during training camp, but his solid finish to 2017 and Jones' two-game suspension to start this season give Williams a leg up on the starting job Week 1. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.97 million contract with the Packers in June of 2017.
Could work in committee
RBGreen Bay Packers
February 27, 2019
Coach Matt LaFleur said Wednesday that he believes a committee approach in the backfield is the best way to deploy Williams and Aaron Jones, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
General manager Brian Gutekunst had a different take, noting that he wants Jones on the field as much as possible, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The GM's comment is backed by a drastic gap in per-touch production between the two running backs, though it's easier to understand LaFleur's stance after accounting for Jones' issues with durability and Williams' solid work as a pass blocker. While Jones is still the far superior asset for dynasty leagues, it seems the new coaching staff will evaluate multiple options in the backfield, potentially including additions via free agency and/or the draft.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jamaal 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 %
9.5%
 
Positive Run %
78.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
57.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
2.5%
 
Touches Per Game
9.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
28.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
6.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
69.2%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jamaal 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 Bench Press metric is from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.25 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press*
33 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.25 in
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Despite being a fourth-round pick, Williams has the size (6-0, 212) and strength to be an early-down back in the NFL and has shown the ability to keep his legs churning and pick up extra yards after contact, making him a potentially effective complement to converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery in the Packers' backfield. Williams had trouble staying on the field in college, missing time in his final two seasons with knee and ankle issues, and his physical running style and lack of elusiveness could lead to more injuries in the NFL. He also doesn't figure to catch many passes, as he only had 15 receptions his last two seasons at BYU. Even with Montgomery in the lead role, there should be plenty of snaps available in Green Bay's backfield, but Williams' limited skill set could prevent him from inheriting more than a small portion of them.
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Nothing doing against stingy Lions
RBGreen Bay Packers
December 30, 2018
Williams accounted for four yards on eight rushes, adding three receptions for 16 yards during Sunday's 31-0 loss to Detroit.
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Overcomes injury in strong outing
RBGreen Bay Packers
December 23, 2018
Williams rushed 15 times for 95 yards and a touchdown while adding six catches for 61 yards on nine targets in Sunday's 44-38 overtime win over the Jets.
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Under evaluation for concussion
RBGreen Bay Packers
Head
December 23, 2018
Williams has left Sunday's road game against the Jets to be evaluated for a possible concussion, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
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Cleared to face Jets
RBGreen Bay Packers
December 21, 2018
Williams (toe) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at the Jets, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Remains limited at practice
RBGreen Bay Packers
Toe
December 20, 2018
Williams (toe) logged a limited practice Wednesday, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
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