Jamaal Williams

New Orleans Saints
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New Orleans Saints
Running Back #30
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Jamaal Williams Scores Late Touchdown In Blowout

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams saw a team-high 14 carries with Alvin Kamara (ankle) on the shelf, but was largely ineffective as he gained just 26 yards on the ground. The veteran also caught three passes for eight yards. Rather than kneeling and running the clock out after an interception that was returned to the one-yard line with a minute left on the clock, the Saints opted to run Williams into the endzone for his first touchdown of the season. Head coach Dennis Allen apologized to Arthur Smith following the touchdown, which Smith was visibly upset with. Williams and the Saints will now await the result of both the Green Bay and Seattle games to see if their season is extended into Wild Card weekend.

Jan 7, 2024 5:28 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Could Draw Week 18 Start

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams is likely to be the lead runner on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons with Alvin Kamara (ankle) listed as a game-time decision. While Kamara is going to take his status up to kickoff, he has not practiced all week long. Be sure to be ready to insert Williams into lineups with Kamara's status being taken up to Sunday morning. While the Falcons are one of the more stout defenses against opposing running backs (eighth-least points per game), Williams should see significant enough volume to be in play as an RB3 option. He would likely split running duties with Taysom Hill in the event that Kamara can't go.

Jan 5, 2024 4:06 PM EST



Jamaal Williams Steps In For Injured Kamara

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams had his most productive day of the 2023 season, filling in for an injured Alvin Kamara (ankle) in the second half of the Week 17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Williams carried the ball 19 times for 58 yards and caught four passes for 13 yards. The veteran has been seldom used while primarily operating behind Kamara this season and only has 280 rushing yards after a breakout 1,066-yard season with Detroit last year. If Kamara can't go in Week 18, Williams should see another heavy-usage day and can be started in lineups against Atlanta.

Jan 1, 2024 11:04 AM EST


Jamaal Williams Could Be In RB3 Territory In Week 17

New Orleans Saints' veteran running back Jamaal Williams could be in line for an increased role in the event that Alvin Kamara (illness) cannot go. Kamara did not practice on Friday, popping up on the injury report with an illness, but has a few days to rest prior to Sunday's must-win game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kamara managers will want to ensure that they have Williams on the bench in the event that the workhorse running back cannot go, but Williams should only be placed in lineups if Kamara is inactive or is reported to have a limited role. Tampa Bay is a pass-funnel defense, making this a tough matchup for whichever running back leads the way on the ground for the Saints on Sunday. If Kamara is ruled out, Williams would likely lead the way on the ground with Taysom Hill and Kendre Miller (ankle) mixing in more than usual.

Dec 30, 2023 12:43 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Active In Week 15

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (groin) is officially active on Sunday for the Week 15 tilt against the visiting New York Giants despite being listed as questionable on the team's final injury report. Williams will continue to serve in his role as an infrequently used backup to bell-cow back Alvin Kamara on Sunday. The 28-year-old will probably also lose touches to Swiss Army Knife weapon Taysom Hill (foot, hand), who is returning to the fold after sitting out last week's win over the Carolina Panthers. Williams racked up a league-high 17 rushing touchdowns with the Detroit Lions in 2022 but has no trips to paydirt in the Big Easy for the Saints in 2023. He will remain off the fantasy radar despite being active in Week 15.

Dec 17, 2023 12:32 PM EST



Jamaal Williams Likely Good To Go Versus The Giants

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (groin) is expected to play in Sunday's game versus the New York Giants. The veteran was limited in practice throughout the week and carries a questionable tag heading into Week 15. However, barring a setback, he should be out there. With rookie Kendre Miller (ankle) still out, Williams should serve as the No. 2 option behind Alvin Kamara. Unfortunately, Williams hasn't done much to benefit fantasy managers all year, meaning he should be left out of lineups in all formats.

Dec 17, 2023 3:26 AM EST


Jamaal Williams Questionable For Week 15

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (groin) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable to play in Week 15 against the New York Giants. Williams is probably on the right side of questionable after being able to practice all week, but the Saints signed James Robinson earlier this week as extra RB depth just in case. Rookie Kendre Miller (ankle) will miss yet another game. Lead back Alvin Kamara is an absolute must-start in fantasy (as he has been all year) and could see even more touches if top wideout Chris Olave (ankle) is ruled out with an ankle injury that he suffered in Week 14's win over the Carolina Panthers. Even if Williams is active for this one, he won't have any standalone fantasy value behind Kamara.

Dec 15, 2023 3:28 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Limited In Practice Again

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (groin) was listed as a limited participant in practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Williams might ultimately receive a questionable tag for Week 15 against the New York Giants if he's limited again on Friday, but all signs point to him being available this weekend as he continues in his backup role behind bell-cow back Alvin Kamara. The 28-year-old hasn't had any standalone fantasy value in 2023 since starting the first two games of the year with Kamara suspended. Williams did see 11 carries -- his second-most this season -- in the Week 14 blowout win over the Carolina Panthers, but he has yet to find the end zone in his first year in New Orleans and is averaging a career-low 3.0 yards per carry on 63 rushing attempts in nine games.

Dec 14, 2023 4:22 PM EST


Jamaal Williams On The Week 15 Injury Report

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (groin) is on the Week 15 injury report after he put in a limited practice on Wednesday. Rookie Kendre Miller (ankle) continues to sit out of practice, which is why the Saints added James Robinson for RB depth as the team prepares for a Week 15 tilt against the New York Giants. Williams should be able to suit up this weekend, but if he cannot, New Orleans' backfield will be dangerously thin should anything happen to bell-cow back Alvin Kamara. Aside from a two-game stint as the starter to open the year in Weeks 1 and 2 with Kamara suspended, Williams hasn't been anything besides a handcuff option in fantasy, although he did have 11 carries for 43 yards in the blowout win over the Carolina Panthers last week.

Dec 13, 2023 4:25 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Slated To Work In Behind Kamara

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams has played a secondary role to Alvin Kamara since returning from the IR in Week 7, as he has averaged just six touches a game. That role should not change in Week 9, and Williams remains a handcuff option for Kamara. In truly desperate situations, he can be fired up as a touchdown-dependent flex option due to the run-funnel nature of the Bears' defense and the potential of this game getting out of hand. Williams is a very risky play, given that he likely won't see significant enough volume to warrant a productive fantasy game.

Nov 3, 2023 10:36 AM EST


Jamaal Williams, Kendre Miller Were Limited In Week 7

New Orleans Saints running backs Jamaal Williams (hamstring) and Kendre Miller (shoulder) both had their snaps limited in last Thursday night's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Williams had just been activated from Injured Reserve, while Miller dealt with irritation in his shoulder during pregame workouts. It resulted in Alvin Kamara seeing a whopping 29 touches (17 carries, 12 receptions) for 153 all-purpose yards in the 31-24 loss. Williams played 22% of the snaps and had five carries for 14 yards. Miller played only three total snaps and didn't have a touch. The 21-year-old should see more playing time when healthy, but it's hard to imagine him being fantasy relevant unless one of Kamara or Williams are injured.

Oct 23, 2023 8:25 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Has Small Role In Loss To Jaguars

As expected, New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams had a limited role in the 31-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night in his first game back from Injured Reserve. In his first action since injuring his hamstring in Week 2, Williams played just 22 percent of the offensive snaps and had five carries for 14 yards. He was not involved in the passing game. Williams played ahead of rookie Kendre Miller (only three snaps), but he was behind bell-cow back Alvin Kamara by a wide margin, as Kamara had 17 carries and 29 total touches as the workhorse of this offense. The 28-year-old Williams could be more involved in the coming weeks, but he still probably won't have much standalone fantasy appeal as long as Kamara continues to dominate touches in this lackluster offense.

Oct 20, 2023 12:44 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Making His Return Thursday Night

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) is officially active for Thursday Night Football against the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars for the first time since Week 2 after he was activated from Injured Reserve earlier in the day. Williams was forced to miss four games after injuring his hamstring in Week 2. He's back now, but the Saints backfield is dramatically different than when Williams was healthy for the first two games of the regular season. Alvin Kamara is now New Orleans' clear workhorse back, and rookie Kendre Miller is also healthy as a complement. Williams will most likely be eased back in on Thursday night against Jacksonville, so we don't recommend him as a flex play in Week 7 in his first game back.

Oct 19, 2023 7:13 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Activated From Injured Reserve

The New Orleans Saints activated running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) from Injured Reserve on Thursday and waived running back Jordan Mims in a corresponding move. The Saints also elevated offensive tackle Cameron Erving and linebacker Jaylon Smith from the practice squad to the active 53-man roster and signed offensive guard Tommy Kraemer to the active roster from the practice squad. Williams is expected to return for the first time since Week 2 for Thursday night's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars despite being listed as questionable. Even if the 28-year-old is active, though, he won't be a recommended Week 7 flex. Williams will likely be limited in what could become a three-headed monster between Williams, Alvin Kamara and rookie Kendre Miller.

Oct 19, 2023 5:59 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Expected To Play On Thursday Night Football

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) is expected to be activated off of injured reserve in time to suit up for Thursday Night Football against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The veteran has spent the last four games on the shelf with the hamstring issue. He picked up three straight limited practices this week. Williams will slide into a backup role behind starter Alvin Kamara. Rookie Kendre Miller may mix in as well. Williams is worthy of a spot on fantasy football rosters but does not need to be in any starting lineups.

Oct 19, 2023 10:07 AM EST


Jamaal Williams Questionable For Week 7

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) was listed as a limited practice participant all week and is questionable to make his return in Week 7 on Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It remains to be seen if Williams will be activated from Injured Reserve in order to play on Thursday after the Saints opened his 21-day practice window on Tuesday. If the 28-year-old were to return in New Orleans, he'd likely be sparingly mixed back into the Saints backfield with Alvin Kamara and rookie Kendre Miller. Williams was the Saints' lead back to open the year with Kamara suspended, but he'll merely be returning to backup duties once he's back up to full speed health-wise.

Oct 18, 2023 4:14 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Designated To Return From Injured Reserve

The New Orleans Saints designated running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) to return from Injured Reserve on Tuesday, which means they now have 21 days to officially activate him and return him to the 53-man active roster. The Saints listed Williams as limited on Monday's estimated practice report, and he was limited again in Tuesday's walkthrough in his return to practice. Depending on how he looks on Wednesday, the Saints could activate him from IR so that he can be active on Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 28-year-old began the year as the Saints' primary RB with Alvin Kamara suspended. He carried the ball 27 times for 74 yards (2.7 yards per tote) in two games and will eventually return looking for scraps behind Kamara, who has dominated backfield touches the last three weeks.

Oct 17, 2023 5:18 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Nearing A Return From Injured Reserve?

The New Orleans Saints listed running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) as limited on Monday's estimated practice report heading into the team's Week 7 contest on Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Saints didn't actually practice on Monday, but the fact that Williams was listed as limited suggests that the team could open his 21-day window to be activated from Injured Reserve this week. Williams has missed the last four games while on IR with a hamstring strain. In the 28-year-old's absence, Alvin Kamara has played three games as the unquestioned bell-cow back after serving a three-game suspension. Kamara has a whopping 52 carries for 199 yards and a touchdown while catching 23 of 25 targets for 86 yards, so there may not be much for Williams when he does eventually come off IR.

Oct 16, 2023 8:17 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Placed On Injured Reserve

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) was placed on injured serve. The veteran running back will miss at least the next four games. Williams suffered the hamstring injury in the team's Week 2 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. With the veteran out this week, Kendre Miller, Toney Jones Jr., and Taysom Hill will handle the backfield duties against the Green Bay Packers. Thankfully, Alvin Kamara's three-game suspension ends Monday morning. Fantasy players can drop Williams in redraft leagues if needed. The former Detroit Lion has 27 rushing attempts for only 74 yards and two receptions for seven receiving yards this season. When he returns, Williams will have a limited role with Kamara and Miller healthy.

Sep 23, 2023 4:37 PM EST


Jamaal Williams Ruled Out With Hamstring Issue

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers. With the veteran back sidelined for this contest, rookie Kendre Miller and backup Tony Jones Jr. look to split the backfield work. The Saints haven't been able to get much going on the ground so far this year, as Williams has only posted 74 yards on 27 carries. Both Miller and Jones are hard to trust in this offense and shouldn't be on the fantasy radar unless for those managers who might be in desperate need of backfield help.

Sep 22, 2023 4:08 PM EST