Jameson Williams

Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver
Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver

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Jameson Williams To Debut In Supporting Role

Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams is back from his four-game gambling suspension and will make his season debut in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Dan Campbell said Williams will likely be in a supporting role in his first game this Sunday at Ford Field. "If he does play, he can't play 60 plays," Campbell said. "That's not smart. So we can't do that to him." The No. 12 overall pick of the 2022 NFL draft played in just six games in his rookie year in his return from a serious knee injury, and he finished with one catch and one rushing attempt. Williams also missed more than two weeks of training camp with two different hamstring injuries, so fantasy managers that have been stashing him are going to need to be patient. But when the 22-year-old is fully immersed into the offense, he has the potential to be a big-play threat for an already explosive Lions offense.

Oct 3, 2023 11:12 AM EST

Jameson Williams Eligible To Return In Week 5

The NFL is reinstating Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams on Monday, two weeks before his gambling suspension was set to end, according to sources. It comes as part of the newly agreed to policies related to gambling. Williams will now be eligible to make his 2023 debut against the Carolina Panthers in Week 5. The 22-year-old was originally scheduled to be suspended for the first six games of the season, so fantasy managers that had been stashing him get a welcomed surprise. The speedy deep threat will add another weapon to an already exciting Lions offense. Williams will inevitably take away targets from Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds and rookie tight end Sam LaPorta, with Reynolds being the biggest loser. Williams has also dealt with injuries early in his career, but when healthy, he could be a game-changer for Detroit. Scoop him up now if he's available in your league.

Sep 29, 2023 3:48 PM EST

Jameson Williams Likely To Miss Remainder Of Preseason

Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams (hamstring) suffered another lower-body injury this week and head coach Dan Campbell said there's a "good chance" he'll be out for the remainder of the preseason. Williams will miss the first six games of the regular season due to a suspension, so it's yet another negative development for the second-year wideout. By the time he returns to action in Week 7, he'll have totaled just two career touches and missed a ton of practice time with multiple injuries. Ultimately, his career outlook is beginning to be very concerning. His place in redraft and dynasty rankings should probably come down. Marvin Jones Jr., Josh Reynolds, Kalif Raymond, and Sam LaPorta should see more looks in his absence.

Aug 17, 2023 9:18 AM EST

In line for many preseason reps

Coach Dan Campbell said Wednesday that Williams (suspension) will get "a ton of game reps" during the Lions' three preseason contests, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.

Aug 2, 2023 4:18 PM EST

Getting open but dropping passes

Williams had little trouble creating separation from defenders at Sunday's practice but struggled with drops, MLive.com's Kyle Meinke reports.

Jul 31, 2023 10:43 AM EST

Slated to practice Sunday

Williams (leg) is scheduled to take part in Sunday's practice, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Jul 30, 2023 6:37 AM EST

Dealing with minor leg injury

Coach Dan Campbell said Tuesday he expects Williams (leg/suspension) to miss "a day or two" of practice due to a leg injury, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Jul 25, 2023 9:52 AM EST

Making progress entering Year 2

Coach Dan Campbell said Thursday that Williams (suspension) is "miles ahead of where he was last year" and praised his activity in OTAs, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

May 25, 2023 8:42 AM EST

Given six-game suspension

The NFL announced Friday that Williams will be suspended six games for violation of the league's gambling policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Apr 21, 2023 8:36 AM EST

Big play wiped out by penalty

Williams played 14 of the Lions' 60 snaps on offense and failed to reel in his lone target in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Packers.

Jan 12, 2023 10:08 AM EST

Big rushing gain

Williams rushed once for 40 yards during Sunday's 41-10 win over Chicago.

Jan 1, 2023 2:19 PM EST

Workload not increasing

Williams was targeted once but did not catch a pass during Saturday's loss to Carolina.

Dec 25, 2022 8:41 AM EST

Remains in small role

Williams was targeted once but did not catch a pass during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Jets.

Dec 18, 2022 2:35 PM EST

TD on first career catch

Williams caught one of two targets for 41 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-23 win over Minnesota.

Dec 12, 2022 4:26 PM EST

Tiny role in pro debut

Williams was targeted once but did not catch a pass during Sunday's 40-14 win over the Jaguars.

Dec 5, 2022 12:55 PM EST

Special teams work too

Not only will Williams (knee) get eased into the offense, but he'll also see some work as a 'gunner' on special teams, Jay Glazer reported on the Fox Sunday morning pregame show.

Dec 4, 2022 9:11 AM EST

Facing limited snaps in debut

Williams (knee), who was activated from the reserve/non-football injury list Saturday, is expected to be on a "very limited snap count" in his NFL debut Sunday against the Jaguars, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Dec 4, 2022 7:01 AM EST

Set for debut

Williams (knee) was activated off the reserve/non-football injury list Saturday and is expected to play in Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Dec 3, 2022 1:05 PM EST

Uncertain for Sunday

Coach Dan Campbell said Friday morning that the Lions hadn't made a decision on Williams (knee) for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Dec 2, 2022 9:20 AM EST

Week 13 return not likely

Coach Dan Campbell suggested Monday that it "would be a tall order" for Williams (knee) to play Sunday against the Jaguars, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Nov 28, 2022 2:57 PM EST