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Tagged: Jamaal Williams (67 Results)

Mailbag: October 27, 2022

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition: What are the Jets getting in James Robinson? A closer look at the Swift-Williams tandem in Detroit. Backup running backs,Week 9 bye options, and more. more »


Around the NFL: Lions running backs

D'Andre Swift has missed the last two games with shoulder and ankle injuries; factoring in the team's bye, he's been sidelined nearly a month. Head Coach Dan Campbell says Swift will return to practice today, but it doesn't sound like he's 100 percent.  more »


Fantasy News: Short-yardage rushing

Jacoby Brissett has been better than I was expecting as a fill-in quarterback for the Browns. In general, he’s been able to operate the offense. And he’s been particularly good on quarterback sneaks.   more »

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Around the NFL: Detroit Lions

The Lions say D’Andre Swift is day-to-day with a sprained shoulder. That will make Jamaal Williams one of the coveted items on the waiver wire in fantasy leagues next week.  more »



Lions RB Swift ready to roar for season opener

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said on Tuesday that running back D’ANDRE SWIFT “should be ready to go” for this week’s season opening game against the San Francisco 49ers. SwiftMore missed the entire preseason with a groin injury that his coaches initially said could cost him reps in the regular season. Swift and fellow running back JAMAAL WILLIAMS are expected to split time in the Lions backfield this season. Less

Source: Detroit Free Press

Around the NFL: D'Andre Swift

It hasn't been a great offseason for second-year running backs. Cam Akers tore his Achilles. J.K. Dobbins, OK, he's fine, but the Ravens signed Gus Edwards to a deal that makes it clear he'll have a significant part of the running game. With D'Andre Swift, first the team signed Jamaal Williams and talked him up as the 1A. And now there's an injury issue.   more »


Factoid: Veteran running backs

Mike Davis and Jamaal Williams look like key running backs. They’re older, lightly regarded running backs who haven’t done much yet as pros, but they’ve been signed by teams that are looking for them to be contributors.  more »



Lions to feature RB Swift in passing game?

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn seems to change his plans for the backfield on a daily basis. After initially suggesting that newcomer JAMAAL WILLIAMS will lead the backfield, Lynn indicatedMore last week that he now plans to go with the “hot hand” at running back this season. Lynn also suggested that running back D’ANDRE SWIFT could be used in more of a receiver role in 2021 because “he has natural hands”. Stay tuned, fantasy owners. Less

Source: NBC Sports


Thunder and Lightning to strike in Green Bay backfield?

Green Bay running back A.J. DILLON, a lightly used second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, is expecting big things heading into his second season. With former Packers running back JAMAALMore WILLIAMS now in Detroit, Dillon is expected to have an increased role along with fellow running back AARON JONES. Dillion sees himself as “thunder” to Jones’ “lightning”, adding that the duo “can be the best running back tandem in the league” heading into the 2021 season. Eyebrows are raised in Cleveland. Less

Source: NBC Sports


Williams to lead Lions backfield?

Wha’choo talkin’ ‘bout, Willis? While most fantasy owners have Detroit running back DE’ANDRE SWIFT atop the Lions backfield depth chart, offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn seems to think that newly signed JAMAALMore WILLIAMS will become the primary tailback in the team’s new attack. Lynn said in a recent interview that Williams will likely be Detroit’s top tailback, with 2020 second-rounder Swift serving in a complementary role. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Around the NFL: Packers running backs

Jamaal Williams signed with the Lions. I think this will force Green Bay to use Aaron Jones more in obvious passing situations. That could be both a good and a bad thing.  more »



Lions to carry on without RB Johnson

The Detroit Lions informed running back KERRYON JOHNSON yesterday that he will be waived today. Johnson, 23, was the team’s second-round draft pick in 2018. He struggled with injuries in hisMore first two seasons, before settling into a third-down role in 2020. D’ANDRE SWIFT will start for the Lions this season, with new addition JAMAAL WILLIAMS set to handle the backup role. The Lions also drafted rookie running back JERMAR JEFFERSON in the seventh-round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Less

Source: Detroit Free Press

Around the NFL: No. 2 running backs

I wonder if the Packers have any misgivings about the contract they just gave Aaron Jones. Great back and important to get him back, but the running back market hasn't really developed. Seems they could have potentially let him test the market and then brought him back at a lower price. Most of the free agent signings have been No. 2 types.   more »


Around the NFL: Aaron Jones

In a mild surprise, to me at least, the Packers signed Aaron Jones yesterday to a four-year, $48 million contract. It's surprising only in that Green Bay protect Jones from leaving with the franchise tag, making it seem he'd reach the open market. It's not surprising in terms of what Jones has earned over the past few seasons.   more »



Green Bay RB Williams hoping to remain with Packers

Green Bay Packers running back JAMAAL WILLIAMS said this week that he would love “to be a Packer all my life”. With his existing contract set to expire, however, Williams addedMore that he is prepared to head into free agency if the Packers do not offer a new deal. Green Bay is currently strapped by the salary cap and may let Williams test the open market before making a real push to bring him back. The Packers also selected A.J. DILLON in the second round of last year’s draft as a possible replacement should Williams or fellow running back AARON JONES leave in free agency. Less

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