Avery Williamson
Avery Williamson
27-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New York Jets
IR
Injury Knee - ACL
Sat Practice: Full
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Williamson was a tackling machine for the Jets last season, racking up a career-best 120 after coming over from the Titans in free agency. Matching that number will be difficult in 2019, as New York brought in an even better tackler in C.J. Mosley, who has exceeded 130 tackles twice in five NFL seasons. Williamson and Mosley should share the field on first and second downs, but there are only so many tackles to go around. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $22.5 million contract with the Jets in March of 2018.
Placed on IR
LBNew York Jets
Knee - ACL
August 17, 2019
Williamson (knee) was placed on IR Saturday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Williamson's move to IR comes as no surprise after he was diagnosed with a torn ACL on Friday. He was a vital piece of the Jets defense in 2018, and his absence will open up a significant number of inside linebacker snaps. Neville Hewitt will figure to step into a starting role with Williamson out for the season.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
New York JetsJets 2018 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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1115
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808
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660
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611
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443
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268
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171
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2018 Avery Williamson Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Avery Williamson's measurables compare to other linebackers?
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.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
246 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.66 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.07 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.11 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
25 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Avery Williamson
IDP Analysis: Players Who Will or May Miss Time
2 days ago
Jim Coventry runs down the list of IDPs who likely will miss time this season, whether it be to injury or suspension, as is the case with Patrick Peterson who is suspended for six games.
IDP Analysis: Week 12 Matchups
273 days ago
Jim Coventry says that the Ravens are a top-10 sack unit and should have no problem grabbing a few from the Raiders, who have allowed at least four sacks in three games this season.
IDP Analysis: Week 10 Matchups
287 days ago
Eagles pass rushers Fletcher Cox, et al. should have a big game against a Cowboys offensive unit that will probably have to throw more often than they’d like.
IDP Analysis: Week 4 Matchups
329 days ago
Jim Coventry notes the Seahawks struggle to protect Russell Wilson, and the Cardinals likely will try to dial up the pressure, which should help Markus Golden and Chandler Jones notch a few sacks.
IDP Analysis: Week 3 Matchups
336 days ago
Jim Coventry’s picking out the best IDP choices for the week and is going with Everson Griffen and the rest of the Vikings defensive line against the extremely porous Bills offensive line.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
With Demario Davis gone to New Orleans, the Jets signed Williamson from the Titans this offseason. The Titans had trouble covering tight ends last year, and the fact that they pulled Williamson much of the time dictates concern over whether he'll hold onto a three-down role with the Jets. The fact that they're paying him over $7 million per year is reassuring, and he did show a high per-snap tackle rate. Williamson's 92 stops last year were accumulated on just 654 snaps, which would project to 140 tackles on 1,000 snaps.
Williamson was more of a 2.5-down linebacker last year than a three-down one, yet he still hit triple-digit tackles with a modest 907 snaps. There's no guarantee that arrangement will change in 2017, which limits his upside, but it's worth noting that the Titans are thinner at linebacker after Sean Spence headed to Indianapolis. Spence played 505 snaps last year, so that could be significant. Williamson also helps boost his floor with his pass-rushing activity -- he has 8.5 sacks over the last three seasons.
Beware of Tennessee's muddied linebacker situation, but if Williamson heads into Week 1 as a starter (as expected), he should maintain a grip on his status at the top. The Titans shifted him to a full-time defensive role in 2015 after he mostly played special teams as a rookie, and he responded with his first triple-digit tackle season. If he solidifies that role, he should see his snap count increase from last year's 925, increasing his upside in the process. Further boosting that upside is Williamson's blitzing potential, as 6.5 sacks in 1,738 career snaps is impressive for an inside 'backer.
Williamson should be on IDP radars after recording 79 tackles and three sacks in the final 14 games of the 2014 season as a rookie. With a year of seasoning in the team's 3-4 scheme and the addition of assistant head coach Dick LeBeau to help take the team's defense to the next level, Williamson possesses a lot of upside at the linebacker position. The 2014 fifth-round pick should be able to match last season's production at the very least if he stays healthy.
Selected in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Williamson adds depth to the Titans' inside linebacker corps.
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Suffers ACL tear
LBNew York Jets
Knee - ACL
August 16, 2019
Williamson (knee) has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Will not return Thursday
LBNew York Jets
Knee
August 15, 2019
Williamson will not return to Thursday's exhibition game against the Falcons due to a knee injury.
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Shifting to weak side
LBNew York Jets
July 14, 2019
Williamson will shift to weak-side linebacker this season, Brian Costello of The New York Post reports.
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Finds success in first year as Jet
LBNew York Jets
January 5, 2019
Williamson finished the 2018 season with a career-high 120 tackles (80 solo) and three sacks, also adding an interception.
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Third straight 11-tackle game
LBNew York Jets
November 26, 2018
Williamson recorded 11 tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Patriots.
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