New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) was not spotted at the team's practice on Thursday for the second straight day. Williams was injured in Monday night's win over the Carolina Panthers and is expected to miss some time. Fantasy managers that have used him in their starting lineups for the first two weeks will need to pivot elsewhere when the Saints face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Alvin Kamara is suspended for one more game, so the Saints will roll with a backfield this weekend that will consist of Tony Jones Jr., Swiss Army Knife Taysom Hill and rookie Kendre Miller, who will be making his NFL debut. Hill led the team in rushing in Week 2, but Jones had two goal-line touchdowns after Williams left the game.
Sep 21, 2023 10:09 PM EST
As expected, New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) was unable to practice on Wednesday after getting hurt in Monday night's Week 2 win over the Carolina Panthers. The Saints said on Monday that Williams will likely need some time to recover from his injury, so the full expectation is that he will not suit up in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers on the road. Fantasy managers that had been using the 28-year-old in their starting lineups the first two weeks will need to pivot for at least the next week. Alvin Kamara has one more game on his suspension, so Tony Jones Jr. should lead the Saints' backfield this weekend after scoring two touchdowns on Monday night. However, Taysom Hill (knee) should remain involved, while rookie Kendre Miller (hamstring) is on track to make his NFL debut.
Sep 20, 2023 8:19 PM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) is expected to need some time to recover from his hamstring injury, according to Adam Schefter. Saints head coach Dennis Allen told reporters that Williams would need "some time" to heal from the hamstring injury that he suffered during Monday night's win over the Carolina Panthers. While no timetable was given, it sounds like Williams is definitely out for Week 3, and most likely longer. He was operating as the Saints' bell cow prior to his injury with both Alvin Kamara (suspension) and rookie Kendre Miller (hamstring) being sidelined. Practice squad call-up Tony Jones Jr. scored a pair of touchdowns on MNF after Williams exited but the Saints should be getting Miller back for their Week 3 matchup against the Packers. Expect New Orleans to use a combination of Miller, Taysom Hill, and Jones in the run game. All three options are hard to trust outside of deep leagues, however.
Sep 19, 2023 6:09 PM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) is now considered doubtful to return to Monday night's contest against the Panthers. He was considered questionable coming into the second half, but as the fourth quarter winds down, it's looking less likely that he will return. Tony Jones Jr. and Taysom Hill have taken over the running duties in this game while rookie Kendre Miller (hamstring) is still on the mend and Alvin Kamara is still serving his three-game suspension. The team is still looking into how serious his hamstring issue really is and fantasy managers will want to stay tuned because their backfield could be very thin if he has to miss any more time.
Sep 18, 2023 10:04 PM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) was injured on Monday night against the Carolina Panthers and is questionable to return. It's unclear when Williams injured himself, but he left the field to be evaluated further in the locker room and it's unclear if he'll return again. Before departing with the hamstring injury, Williams saw nine carries for 29 yards and wasn't targeted at all in the passing game. Rookie Kendre Miller (hamstring) has yet to make his NFL debut and Alvin Kamara has one more game on his three-game suspension, so the Saints' backfield would be dangerously thin if Williams' injury is serious. Tony Jones Jr. is the next man up, although Swiss Army Knife Taysom Hill could be the team's top ball-carrier with Williams out.
Sep 18, 2023 8:26 PM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams had a heavy workload last week but struggled to get anything going against a stout Titans defensive front. Williams should see a similar workload this week even if Kendre Miller (hamstring) is good to go, and Carolina is a more favorable matchup. The Panthers surrendered 130 rushing yards and two touchdowns to Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier last week, and New Orleans may commit to the run in this game. Williams is am RB2 this week.
Sep 15, 2023 11:48 AM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams operated as a workhorse on Sunday's 16-15 Week 1 victory with Kendre Miller (ankle) and Alvin Kamara (suspension) inactive. Williams carried the ball 18 yards but gained just 45 yards. He added two receptions for seven yards, pulling together a largely inefficient first game in a Saints uniform. The veteran running back had his best NFL season in 2022, and will have another volume-heavy role in Week 2. Do not move him to the bench yet, as Tennessee has a strong front seven.
Sep 10, 2023 9:33 PM EST
New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams broke fantasy football last season, running for 1,066 yards and a league-leading 17 rushing touchdowns in what was by far the best season of his six-year career. This season, the 28-year-old running back will be a workhorse through the first three games in New Orleans as he fills in for a suspended Alvin Kamara. While rookie Kendre Miller (hamstring) should see some work if he is healthy, do not hesitate to throw Williams into lineups this week. He should be starting in all formats.
Sep 8, 2023 12:42 PM EST
Williams is set to begin the 2023 season atop New Orleans' running back depth chart, as Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports that Alvin Kamara will be suspended for the first three games of the season for his role in a 2022 altercation in Las Vegas.
Aug 4, 2023 12:47 PM EST
Williams will be accompanied by 2023 third-round pick Kendre Miller (knee) as the primary contenders for New Orleans' No. 2 running back spot, John Sigler of USA Today reports.
Apr 30, 2023 2:33 PM EST
Williams rushed 16 times for 72 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-16 win over Green Bay.
Jan 8, 2023 9:21 PM EST
Williams rushed 22 times for 144 yards with one touchdown while securing his only target for 13 yards during Sunday's 41-10 win over Chicago.
Jan 1, 2023 1:32 PM EST
Williams (leg) isn't listed on the Week 17 injury report ahead of a matchup with the Bears.
Dec 28, 2022 1:23 PM EST
Williams suffered an apparent left leg injury late in the third quarter of Saturday's 37-23 loss to the Panthers and didn't return, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Dec 24, 2022 1:08 PM EST
Williams rushed 13 times for 33 yards during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Jets.
Dec 18, 2022 1:57 PM EST
Williams rushed 16 times for 37 yards and failed to secure his only target in the Lions' 34-23 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
Dec 11, 2022 3:24 PM EST
Williams rushed 11 times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' 40-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Dec 4, 2022 4:03 PM EST
Williams rushed 18 times for 66 yards and one touchdown during Thursday's 28-25 loss to the Bills.
Nov 24, 2022 1:10 PM EST
Williams (illness) carried the ball 17 times for 64 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 31-18 win over the Giants.
Nov 20, 2022 2:28 PM EST
Williams (illness) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.
Nov 17, 2022 12:45 PM EST