Williams recorded 30 tackles, two pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one touchdown in 12 games during the 2017 season.
Williams was a nightmare for opposing ball carriers in 2017 and ultimately graded out as Pro Football Focus' third-highest-graded 3-4 defensive end against the run. In fact, the Ravens' run defense fell off a cliff when he wasn't available to play, evidenced by the fact Baltimore surrendered just 82.2 rushing yards per game on a 2.5-yards-per-carry clip with Williams in the lineup compared to 169.5 yards per game and 4.3 yards per carry without him. However, his fantasy utility pales in comparison to his real-life value given his meager statistical production, leaving Williams off the IDP radar in most formats ahead of the 2018 campaign.
Williams is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals with a back injury.
Williams was a limited participant at practice Friday to earn the questionable tag. Willie Henry and Bronson Kaufusi would see increased snap counts if Williams is unable to play Week 17.
Williams racked up five tackles, including one tackle for loss, in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Vikings.
After a four-game absence due to a foot injury, Williams returned to the fold and held up his end of the bargain along the Ravens' front. However, Baltimore was still gashed for 169 yards on the ground while giving up 5.1 yards per carry. His 45 snaps were a season high, as were his five tackles. It seems that Williams is now fully healthy ahead of Thursday's game against the Dolphins.
Williams (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Since Williams was a full participant in practice all week, we assume he'll ultimately be given the thumbs up to play prior to Sunday's 1:00 PM ET kickoff. If not, the Ravens could be susceptible against the run, considering they've surrendered 169.5 rushing yard per games without him in the lineup this year -- compared to 85.0 yards per game in Week 1 and Week 2 before Williams injured his foot.
|4||9/30/18||@ PIT||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ TEN||4:25 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/2/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|