|ADP:||Round: 14, Pick: 11|
|Team:||Green Bay Packers|
|Ht / Wt:||6'0" / 211 lb.|
|Born:||April 3, 1995|
|Drafted:||2017 / Rd. 4 (134)|
Williams (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Analysis: A limited practice participant throughout the week, Williams never appeared in serious danger of missing the NFC Championship Game. He handled 37 percent snap share in a win over Los Angeles last week, taking 12 carries for 65 yards.
Williams (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Both Williams and AJ Dillon (quadriceps) have had their practice reps managed this week. If the duo is able to gain clearance to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Buccaneers, Williams and Dillon will play second and third fiddle, respectively, to top running back Aaron Jones.
Williams (ankle) was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice report.
Analysis: The same applies to fellow running back AJ Dillon (quad), as well as eight other Packers. Added context with regard to the duo's status will arrive when the team practices again Thursday, but so far there's nothing to suggest that Williams is in any danger of missing Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Buccaneers.
Williams had five carries for 26 yards in Sunday's victory over the Bears.
Analysis: Williams got the ball nearly half the time he was on the field, but Aaron Jones received the bulk of the backfield work in Sunday's contest and Williams played only 12 snaps. Williams was still far more involved than fellow reserve AJ Dillon -- who tallied just five snaps and one carry -- and he remains the clear backup behind Jones heading into the postseason.
Williams (quadriceps) was a full practice participant Thursday.
Analysis: Williams was deemed to be limited at Wednesday's walk-through session, so his elevation to uncapped one day later is telling for the health of his quadriceps. With his status cleared ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale in Chicago, it'll be interesting to see if he retains his role as the Packers' No. 2 running back after AJ Dillon's impressive performance in Williams' absence Week 16. Dillon racked up 22 touches for 129 yards and two TDs in the blowout win over the Titans, while Aaron Jones himself recorded 12 touches for 108 total yards.
Williams (quadriceps) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Analysis: The appearance at practice marks Williams' first since injuring his quad Week 15 against the Panthers. He proceeded to miss the Packers' dismantling of the Titans this past Sunday night, giving AJ Dillon a chance to shine alongside Aaron Jones. Dillon, a rookie second-rounder, turned 22 touches for 129 yards from scrimmage and two TDs on the ground, while Jones managed 12 touches for 108 total yards. If Williams does enough this week to be active Sunday at Chicago, it'll be interesting to see who among Williams and Dillon is working in concert with Jones.
Williams (quadriceps) returned to practice Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports
Analysis: Williams didn't practice at all last week before missing his second game of the campaign. His absence cleared the way for AJ Dillon to have his coming out party, as the rookie second-round pick tore through the Titans defense for 22 touches for 129 yards from scrimmage and two rushing TDs. Aaron Jones himself tallied 12 touches for 108 total yards, so it'll be interesting to see how Williams is reincorporated into the Packers offense. That's assuming Williams gains clearance to suit up Sunday at Chicago.
Williams (quadriceps) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Titans.
Analysis: After failing to practice in any capacity during Week 16 prep, Williams' imminent DNP was forecast with a doubtful designation for this contest. While Williams tends to a quadriceps injury that knocked him out of Week 15 action versus the Panthers, the Packers will ride the coattails of Aaron Jones out of their backfield. There's also the potential for rookie second-round pick AJ Dillon to get his first significant run of the campaign.
Williams (quadriceps) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Tennessee, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Williams suffered the injury in last Saturday's win over the Panthers, freeing up Aaron Jones for 90 percent snap share and 158 total yards on 25 touches. The Packers may find a little more work for AJ Dillon this week, but Jones is sure to be busy again.
Williams (quadriceps) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Analysis: With consecutive absences at practice to begin Week 16, Williams isn't putting himself on track to suit up Sunday against the Titans. Before providing a gauge of his availability for the contest, the Packers will see if Williams is able to practice in some capacity Friday. Rookie AJ Dillon would be in line to work as the top backup to Aaron Jones if Williams can't play this week.
Williams (quadriceps) didn't practice Wednesday.
Analysis: As was foretold when he was seen at the open portion of the session, Williams was held out due to the quad issue he picked up Week 15 versus the Packers. Fellow backfield mate Aaron Jones was limited himself by a toe injury, leaving AJ Dillon as the only healthy Green Bay running back at the moment. As a result, this backfield will be one to watch as the weekend approaches.
Williams (quadriceps) wasn't spotted at the part of practice open to the media Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: If he doesn't fit in any work, it'll mark Williams' second DNP in as many days due to a quadriceps injury suffered Week 15. Aside from starter Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon is the only other healthy running back on the Packers' active roster, the rookie second-round pick could be in line for some consistent work in the short term if Williams is unable to get healthy.
Williams (thigh) didn't take part in Tuesday's practice, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Green Bay won't release its first Week 16 practice report until Wednesday, but if his activity Tuesday is any indication, Williams will be listed as a non-participant. Williams was lifted early in Saturday's win over Panthers with the thigh injury, finishing the game with one carry for six yards and two receptions for 14 yards across four offensive snaps.
Williams' thigh injury isn't considered to be severe, but how he fares in rehab will determine his availability for next Sunday's game versus the Titans, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Due to the phrasing, Williams seems poised to be more involved with the training staff than with his teammates on the practice field for Week 16 prep. Wednesday's injury report ultimately may set the stage for his ability to suit up next weekend. If he's unable to do so, Williams could yield reps rookie second-rounder AJ Dillon, though Aaron Jones figures to earn the bulk of the RB touches in that scenario.
Williams is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Panthers due to a quadriceps injury, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Analysis: The 25-year-old had one carry for six yards and caught both his targets for 14 yards during the first half before exiting the contest. AJ Dillon will operate as Green Bay's secondary running back behind Aaron Jones while Williams is sidelined.
Williams had 10 carries for 38 yards and was not targeted in Sunday's victory over the Lions.
Analysis: Williams played a fewer percentage of the snaps than the week before for the third game in a row, and the total of 20 plays he was on the field for was just one more than the season-low 19 snaps he received in Week 3. Williams did get the ball half the time he was on the field, but he was unable to provide much help for those that included him in Week 14 lineups. With the Packers turning more to Aaron Jones and the the team's Week 15 opponent -- the Panthers -- doing a good job against opposing running backs of late, those still alive in the fantasy playoffs don't have much reason to keep a roster spot reserved for Williams.
Williams had five carries for 26 yards and two receptions for 10 yards in Sunday's victory over the Eagles.
Analysis: After spending about half the time on the field over the previous three weeks, Williams was outsnapped roughly 2:1 by Aaron Jones in Week 13. He finished with fewer than 10 touches for just the second time in six games, but also the second time in the last three contests. Williams will have an enticing matchup in Week 14, but his workload is trending in the wrong direction, and it should noted that the Lions have been better against the run of late, giving up an average of just 3.7 YPC on 114 attempts over their last four games.
Williams had 17 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Bears.
Analysis: The Packers raced out to a big lead in Sunday's contest, which allowed Williams to take the same number of carries as top running back Aaron Jones. Most of Williams' damage came on a third-quarter drive, one in which he got six straight carries and ultimately found paydirt. Neither Williams' nor Jones' roles will be affected by Sunday's results, but Williams did score for a second game in a row, and he continues doing his best to show Jones is not the only ball carrier worth of fantasy consideration in the Packers' backfield. Over the last seven games he appeared in -- two of which Jones did not play -- Williams averaged 9.7 fantasy points in standard leagues.
Williams carried the ball five times for 12 yards in Week 11 against the Colts. He added one reception on two targets for four yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Williams was out-touched by Aaron Jones 14-6, but still managed to tally his second touchdown of the season. He found the end zone on a four-yard reception just before halftime, beating defenders to the corner of the end zone on a dump off pass. Williams has seen his role in the passing game diminish as Davante Adams and Allen Lazard (core) have retaken their roles throughout the season, making him a more traditional backup to Aaron Jones in the backfield.
Williams ran the ball eight times for 30 yards and caught three passes for 25 yards in Sunday's victory over the Jaguars.
Analysis: Williams saw only half the touches he averaged while serving as the lead back in Weeks 7 and 8 with Aaron Jones sidelined, but he still managed to record double-digit touches for the fifth time in eight games. There will be a cap on Williams' upside whenever he and Jones play in the same game, but with 532 yards from scrimmage and 26 receptions on the season, Williams has proven worthy of a roster spot in most fantasy leagues, particularly those that utilize PPR scoring.
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