Jameson Williams

Jameson Williams

21-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Detroit Lions
NFI-R
Injury Knee - ACL
Est. Return 10/9/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Williams might've been the first WR selected in the 2022 Draft if not for his ACL tear in the national title game last season. It was a disappointing end to a phenomenal year, with Williams averaging 104.8 yards and a TD per game in his lone season at Alabama after transferring from OSU. The Lions took him 12th overall, despite the knee injury and his lack of production at OSU pre-transfer. Naturally, two of the guys who played ahead of Williams at OSU were drafted right ahead of him - Chris Olave (Saints) and Garrett Wilson (Jets). None has an ideal situation for rookie-year production, but it'll be especially difficult for Williams given the timing of his injury. It's possible he's eased into action once he returns from his stint (at least four games) on the NFL list and he may fall behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and DJ Chark when it comes to building chemistry with QB Jared Goff. On the other hand, Williams is blazing fast, young for his draft class and coming off a dominant campaign in the SEC, making it unwise to bet against him long term. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $17.46 million contract with the Lions in May of 2022
No timetable for return
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
September 2, 2022
General manager Brad Holmes hasn't offered a timetable for Williams' (knee) return to game action, Benjamin Raven of MLive.com reports. "You got to be a little bit conservative and on the safer side when it comes to forecasts and those returns to play. But hopefully, he stays on track, and hopefully it's sooner than later, but we're going to continue to be smart with him," Holmes said.
ANALYSIS
After tearing his ACL last January during the National Championship Game, Williams has progressed well in his recovery and recently posted a video of himself running and cutting on a turf field, per Williams' Instagram account via Vox Media. However, even though it looks like the rookie is getting close to being ready, Williams will spend at least the first four games of the season on the NFI list, and it seems like Detroit is prepared to hold him out longer if need be. With DJ Chark and Amon-Ra St. Brown atop the depth chart with Josh Reynolds, Quintez Cephus and Kalif Raymond providing solid depth behind them, the Lions can afford to do so as long as everyone else stays healthy.
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Cornerbacks
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Safeties
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Placed on reserve/NFI list
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
August 23, 2022
Williams (knee) was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list by the Lions on Tuesday.
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Won't be ready Week 1
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
August 11, 2022
Williams (knee) won't be ready for Week 1, though the Lions are pleased with his rehab progress, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Placed on non-football injury list
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
July 24, 2022
The Lions placed Williams (knee) on the active/non-football injury list Sunday.
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Looking unlikely for start of camp
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
June 9, 2022
Coach Dan Campbell (knee) said Thursday "I don't see" Williams (knee) being ready for the start of training camp, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
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Not practicing to start minicamp
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
June 7, 2022
Williams (knee) isn't practicing during Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, Jeremy Reisman of SB Nation reports.
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