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October 25, 2020 05:08 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Takes advantage of opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams carried the ball 19 times for 77 yards and one touchdown in Week 7 against the Texans. He also added four receptions for 37 yards.

Williams took on the majority of the backfield work, accounting for 19 of the 24 carries given to Packers' running backs. He wasn't particularly effective on the ground, with his longest run of the day going for 13 yards late in the fourth quarter. However, he was more effective as a receiver, picking up chunk gains of 17 and 15 yards. Perhaps most importantly, it was clear that Williams was the lead back in the absence of Aaron Jones (calf). If Jones is forced to miss more time, Williams should in line for plenty of volume in Week 8 against Minnesota.

October 25, 2020 11:48 AM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Poised to lead backfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is in line for an elevated workload Sunday at Houston with Aaron Jones (calf) inactive, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

On the season, Williams has averaged 9.2 touches per game with Jones (18.6 per game) in the lineup, so the former's looks are poised to double if the Packers utilize him in the same way. And Williams has gone for 4.3 yards per carry and hauled in 13 of 14 targets. making him a great fill-in option in the short term. That said, he may have to contend with rookie second-round pick AJ Dillon and potentially practice squad callup Dexter Williams for reps in this Week 7 affair.

October 24, 2020 07:44 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Expanded role in store
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is expected to handle an increased workload Sunday against the Texans following news that Aaron Jones (calf) likely will be inactive, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Williams has worked in a change-of-pace role this year behind Jones, and he's rushed 33 times for 142 yards (4.3 YPC) and caught 13 of 14 targets for 119 yards. His average of 10.5 touches per game is bound to rise if Jones is indeed sidelined, although rookie second-round pick AJ Dillon likely will share the backfield with Williams. There's plenty of room for both to be productive, however, as the Texans have allowed 199 yards from scrimmage per game and eight total touchdowns to opposing running backs this season.

October 19, 2020 02:28 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Records season-low four touches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had four carries for 34 yards and was held without a reception in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Buccaneers.

Williams entered Week 6 averaging 10.5 touches per game and was coming off a Week 4 showing in which he recorded a season-high 16 touches, but he got just four chances to handle the football Sunday and did little outside of a 25-yard burst in the first quarter. He still split the snaps with Aaron Jones fairly evenly before Sunday's game was out of reach, and while fellow ballcarrier AJ Dillon ran well late and could become more of a factor in the Packers backfield, Williams will be the team's No. 2 back in a Week 7 matchup with a Texans team that has had trouble containing opposing running backs.

October 6, 2020 03:08 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Big impact through air
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams rushed eight times for 10 yards and caught all eight of his targets for 95 yards in Monday night's 30-16 win over the Falcons.

Williams stepped up as a pass catcher with top options Davante Adams (hamstring) and Allen Lazard (abdomen) both sidelined for the Packers. The tailback impressed with a couple long catches along the sideline, helping him post career highs in both receptions and receiving yards Monday. Williams also nearly scored from a goal-line carry early, but his production nonetheless was rather admirable and played a big part in continuing Green Bay's unbeaten start heading into its bye week.

September 28, 2020 08:00 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Quiet in Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had six carries for 14 yards and one reception for three yards in Sunday's 37-30 victory over the Saints.

Williams averaged 9.5 touches and 52.5 yards from scrimmage over the Packers' first two games, but he finished well below both marks Week 3 with the Saints defense containing the opposing running backs like they usually do. Fellow running back Tyler Ervin saw more snaps than Williams on Sunday, but Ervin does not operate as a traditional running back, and Williams remains the No. 2 man in the backfield behind Aaron Jones.

September 20, 2020 05:48 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Plays second fiddle to Jones
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams rushed eight times for 63 yards and added a two-point conversion but wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 42-21 win over Detroit.

Williams averaged a robust 7.9 yards per carry but got limited opportunities behind Aaron Jones, who piled up 236 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns. Williams' touches will remain limited as long as Jones stays healthy. Up next for the Packers is a Week 3 trip to New Orleans.

September 14, 2020 02:04 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Gets opportunities in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had seven carries for 21 yards and four receptions for 21 more yards in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.

Williams did not do a lot in the yardage department in Week 1, but he did have quite a few opportunities to put up fantasy points, recording 11 touches, taking the field on 40 percent of the Packers' offensive snaps and even getting a carry from the two-yard line that he did not convert. He is the clear No. 2 running back in Green Bay for now despite the team's investment in second-round pick AJ Dillon -- top back Aaron Jones played 54 percent of the snaps and had 20 touches Sunday, while Dillon got only five snaps and two carries -- but Williams will still play some sort of regular role when Jones is healthy and is in position to be far more active in the offense should Jones be unavailable for any reason.

September 8, 2020 12:40 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Listed as backup running back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is listed as the backup running back behind Aaron Jones on the unofficial depth chart released by the Packers on Monday night.

There were whispers that -- after the Packers drafted running back AJ Dillon in the second round in February -- Williams could be released to open up salary-cap space for the Packers' impending big-name free agents. However, that turned out to be nothing more than speculation, and Williams -- set to become a free agent himself -- will remain in Green Bay for at least another year. Williams saw the field plenty last year despite playing behind Jones, and he figures to reprise a similar role in 2020.

April 25, 2020 12:56 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Could compete for carries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams will face competition for carries in 2020 after the Packers selected running back AJ Dillon in the second round of this year's draft.

Williams was an effective complement behind Aaron Jones the last couple seasons, but both players will be free agents in 2021, so the Packers decided to use a high pick on a running back to improve their stability at the position. Jones is still set to be the top option in Green Bay's backfield, and Williams figures to play some sort of regular role as well, particularly on passing downs. However, Williams has never been a dynamic runner as a professional, so he could cede some snaps and carries to Dillon, whose power style makes him more likely to usurp work from the sturdier Williams than the quicker Jones.

January 20, 2020 04:28 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Change-of-pace role in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams, who rushed four times for nine yards in the playoffs, finished the 2019 season with 107 carries for 460 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and a touchdown while catching 39 passes for 253 yards and five scores over 14 regular-season games.

After splitting backfield duties with Aaron Jones last season, Williams slipped to the clear No. 2 role in 2019 as Jones developed into a stud running back. Williams filled an important change-of-pace role that helped keep Jones fresh, but the former still made an impressive offensive impact, as he tied Davante Adams for the team lead in receiving touchdowns. Both Jones and Williams are entering the final year of their contracts in 2020, and Williams will be worth a late-round pick as a handcuff.

January 13, 2020 04:12 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Minimal role in playoff victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had one carry for three yards and one reception for nine yards in Sunday's divisional-round win over the Seahawks.

Williams was back in action after missing the Packers' regular season finale because of a shoulder injury, but he only played a complementary role alongside Aaron Jones in the Packers' first playoff game, totaling two touches on nine snaps. He could be a bit more active in next weekend's NFC Championship Game if the Packers decide they need him to assist with pass protection more often than he did Sunday.

January 9, 2020 10:24 AM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Full practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday.

Williams was held out of the Packers' regular-season finale as a precautionary measure, which he more or less confirmed after the team's victory over the Lions. Speaking to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, Williams said he would have suited up in the Week 17 game if it was a playoff contest. With an uninhibited practice under his belt, Williams is on pace to do just that in Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Seahawks. Expect him to serve as a handcuff to Aaron Jones, a role that amounted to 10.4 touches for 50.9 yards from scrimmage per game over his 14 appearances in 2019.

January 2, 2020 12:44 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Practicing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Williams, who was inactive in Week 17, previously relayed via Matt Schneidman of The Athletic that he would have been able to suit up for the Packers' regular-season finale if it had been a playoff game. His presence on the practice field supports that notion, and it looks like Williams will be good to go when his team takes on a yet-to-be-determined opponent Jan. 12.

December 30, 2019 04:56 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Should be ready for playoff game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) relayed that he would've played in this past Sunday's 23-20 win over the Lions if it were a playoff game, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Williams will take the extra week of rest after the Packers secured the No. 2 seed, and there's little doubt that he'll be ready for whichever team is coming to town Jan. 12. The third-year back continues to work as the No. 2 behind Aaron Jones, and Williams averaged 10.4 touches per game during the regular season. While he's slated to be ready, Williams' status will be confirmed when the Packers release their practice reports leading up to the divisional-round game.

December 29, 2019 11:44 AM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Not suiting up Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) is listed as inactive Sunday at Detroit, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Missing just the second game of his three-year career, Williams will defer to Dexter Williams and Tyler Ervin as the backup running backs to Aaron Jones. Depending on the result of this Week 17 contest, Jamaal Williams may have two weeks to rest up before the Packers take the field again.

December 27, 2019 05:56 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Doubtful for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in Detroit, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Coach Matt LaFleur essentially confirmed earlier Friday that Williams won't play, leaving Dexter Williams and Tyler Ervin as the reserve options in Green Bay's backfield. The situation could lead to extra touches for Aaron Jones, as it isn't clear if the team will trust Williams or Ervin to handle significant work in an important game. A victory would give the Packers a shot at the NFC's No. 1 seed, while a loss could drop them as low as No. 3. A first-round bye in the postseason would help Williams avoid any additional missed time beyond Sunday.

December 27, 2019 05:56 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Not expected to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt LaFleur said he doesn't expect Williams (shoulder) to play in Sunday's game against the Lions, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

LaFleur's comment essentially confirms the obvious, as Williams hasn't taken part in practice all week. Later Friday, the Packers will release their final Week 17 injury report, which will reveal whether Williams is officially ruled out for the contest or listed as doubtful.

December 27, 2019 05:28 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: Not at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) isn't at practice Friday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Williams is trending toward an absence in Sunday's game in Detroit, potentially leaving more snaps for Aaron Jones and a backup role for Dexter Williams and/or Tyler Ervin. Needing a win to ensure they get a bye week, the Packers figure to keep Jones busy Sunday afternoon.

December 26, 2019 05:00 PM
Packers' Jamaal Williams: No activity yet this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) was estimated as a non-participant on Thursday's practice report.

Although the Packers didn't hold a session Wednesday and had two walk-throughs on the schedule Thursday, Williams hasn't had any notable activity this week due to a shoulder injury. On Thursday, coach Matt LaFleur told Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Danny Vitale and Dexter Williams will take on any reps vacated by an absent Jamaal Williams on Sunday at Detroit. No matter how the Packers dole out the reserve RB work this weekend, Aaron Jones figures to receive the bulk of the touches, per usual.

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