Jamaal Williams
Jamaal Williams
23-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.
Likely to retain lead role over Jones
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 19, 2018
Williams and Ty Montgomery are expected to see the majority of the snaps out of the backfield Sunday against the Redskins after head coach Mike McCarthy said the duo "will be in the first slot" among the team's running backs this week, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
McCarthy's comments are noteworthy after Aaron Jones, the Packers' top runner last season on a per-carry basis, was reinstated to the active roster following a two-game suspension. While Jones still profiles as the Packers' most dynamic backfield threat, it appears both Williams and Montgomery may have endeared themselves to the coaching staff with their skills in pass protection, an aspect that has taken on even greater importance with franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing through a bone bruise and sprained MCL in his left knee. It's possible that Jones eventually jumps either or both of his competitors on the depth chart if he can prove to be a more well-rounded back in practices and during any in-game opportunities he receives, but Williams looks primed to act as the team's lead back for at least another week. Williams has out-snapped Montgomery in both contests this season while holding a 31-7 edge in carries, though he has yet to score and is averaging a weak 3.4 yards per tote.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    84
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
2017
443
61
2018
84
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   213 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.53 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.53 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.07 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   31.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   30 in
TERRIBLE
Broad Jump:   123 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   33 reps
ELITE
Green Bay Packers Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Doubtful
Out
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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Totals 71 scrimmage yards versus Vikings
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 16, 2018
Williams carried 16 times for 59 yards and caught three of four targets for 12 additional yards during Sunday's 29-29 tie with the Vikings.
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Minimal output in victory
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 10, 2018
Williams had 15 carries for 47 yards in Sunday's victory over the Bears. He was targeted twice but did not catch a pass.
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Looks healthy at practice
RBGreen Bay Packers
August 27, 2018
Williams (ankle) appears to be a full participant at Monday's practice, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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In pads Tuesday
RBGreen Bay Packers
Ankle
August 21, 2018
Williams (ankle) was in pads at Tuesday's practice, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Likely limited this week
RBGreen Bay Packers
Ankle
August 20, 2018
Coach Mike McCarthy said Williams (ankle) will be limited in practice this week, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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