Jamaal Williams
Jamaal Williams
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Green Bay Packers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Williams' second season in the NFL was similar to his first. His grinding running style and lack of speed led to another year of less than 4.0 YPC, and Aaron Jones' performance cleared up any doubt about who should be the Packers' No. 1 RB. Williams has his uses, particularly in short-yardage situations, but he was less effective as a receiver than he had been as a rookie and simply doesn't have the big-play upside of Jones. The front office did little to bolster the depth chart behind the duo in the offseason, only adding Dexter Williams to the running back mix and waiting until the sixth round to do so, so the more veteran Williams will once again play second fiddle to Jones and handle the grunt work in the trenches. Aside from a prolonged injury absence for Jones, the best-case scenario for Jamaal Williams involves an increase in his goal-line work that leads to more TDs (he saw only two carries inside the 5-yard line in 2018). Of course, the Packers tend to lean on Aaron Rodgers in the red zone, and Williams hasn't made any real case to change that. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.97 million contract with the Packers in June of 2017.
Excellent in return to action
RBGreen Bay Packers
October 14, 2019
Williams rushed 14 times for 104 yards and caught four of five targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 23-22 win over the Lions.
ANALYSIS
Williams returned to the lineup after missing Week 5 with a concussion, and although Aaron Jones started as usual at tailback, Williams made his presence felt once offered the opportunity. Specifically, after Jones fumbled and dropped a would-be touchdown on consecutive drives, Williams was put in the game and quickly responded with a five-yard touchdown. He then ripped off a career-long, 45-yard rush on Green Bay's next series, ultimately helping him top 100 yards for the second time in his career. In comparison, Jones finished with 11 carries for 47 yards and four catches on seven targets for 13 more. Given that discrepancy, Williams could very well earn himself additional touches in Week 7 versus the Raiders, but considering Jones still ranks second league-wide with eight touchdowns and is usually rather reliable, Williams' extra work should still come in a second-string capacity.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jamaal Williams' 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
10.0%
 
Positive Run %
82.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
58.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.8
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
10.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
38.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-4.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.18
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.5%
 
% Team Targets
7.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
85.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.8
 
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% of Team Snaps

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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Raiders
Sunday, Oct 20th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
103.1
 
Cornerbacks
95.3
 
Safeties
127.7
 
Linebackers
82.8
 
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2019 Jamaal Williams Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jamaal Williams' measurables compare to other running backs?
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.
* The Bench Press metric is from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.25 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press*
33 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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.
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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Returns with full practice
RBGreen Bay Packers
October 10, 2019
Williams (concussion) was a full practice participant Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Out of concussion protocol
RBGreen Bay Packers
October 10, 2019
Williams cleared the concussion protocol and took part in Thursday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
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Officially out Week 5
RBGreen Bay Packers
Concussion
October 4, 2019
The Packers list Williams (concussion) as out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Not at practice Friday
RBGreen Bay Packers
Concussion
October 4, 2019
Williams (concussion) isn't practicing Friday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
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Sits out practice
RBGreen Bay Packers
Concussion
October 3, 2019
Williams (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
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