Jamaal Williams
Jamaal Williams
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Green Bay Packers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Williams' second season in the NFL was similar to his first. His grinding running style and lack of speed led to another year of less than 4.0 YPC, and Aaron Jones' performance cleared up any doubt about who should be the Packers' No. 1 RB. Williams has his uses, particularly in short-yardage situations, but he was less effective as a receiver than he had been as a rookie and simply doesn't have the big-play upside of Jones. The front office did little to bolster the depth chart behind the duo in the offseason, using a sixth-round pick on Dexter Williams - a player who's checkered college resume suggests he's as likely to be suspended as score a touchdown in the NFL - so the more veteran Williams will once again play second fiddle to Jones and handle the grunt work in the trenches. Aside from a prolonged injury absence for Jones, the best-case scenario for Jamaal Williams involves an increase in his goal-line work that leads to more TDs (he saw only two carries inside the 5-yard line in 2018). Of course, the Packers tend to lean on Aaron Rodgers in the red zone, and Williams hasn't made any real case to change that. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.97 million contract with the Packers in June of 2017.
Makes healthy return
RBGreen Bay Packers
August 18, 2019
Williams (hamstring) returned for Sunday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Williams had been nursing a hamstring injury and finally practiced for the first time since the second day of camp. His return might warrant a tiny downgrade for Aaron Jones, who could've been headed for a huge workload if Williams didn't make it back before Week 1. Williams' return at the very least will leave fewer practice reps for rookie Dexter Williams as the season draws closer.
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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 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 %
11.6%
 
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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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.
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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Misses another exhibition
RBGreen Bay Packers
Hamstring
August 16, 2019
Williams (hamstring) didn't play in Thursday's preseason loss to the Ravens.
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Absence continues
RBGreen Bay Packers
Hamstring
August 9, 2019
Williams (hamstring) did not play in Thursday's preseason opener.
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Held out again
RBGreen Bay Packers
Hamstring
July 31, 2019
Williams (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Misses practice again
RBGreen Bay Packers
Hamstring
July 30, 2019
Williams (hamstring) remained sidelined at practice Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Nursing hamstring injury
RBGreen Bay Packers
Hamstring
July 27, 2019
Williams sat out Saturday's practice due to a hamstring issue, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
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