Welcome back to another segment of the “Who The Fuck Is That Guy” series. “Who The Fuck Is That Guy” is how we end every episode of the Vendetta Sports Fantasy Show on our Youtube channel. Everyone gives a player that nobody knows about and no one will ever draft. Yet somehow, someway they will win you your fantasy league. Today, we’re looking at Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams and Scott’s pick in episode 4.
Jamaal Williams was a 4th round draft pick for the Packers in 2017. Williams played college football at BYU from 2012-2016. He stands at 6’0 weighing 213 pounds. He finished his college career with 3,901 rushing yards, 35 rushing touchdowns, 60 catches for 567 yards and 1 receiving touchdown.
Jamaal Williams has shown great fantasy potential in the past. He finished 2019 with 460 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown on 107 attempts, that’s 4.3 yards per carry. He also had 39 catches for 253 yards and 5 receiving touchdowns. Williams had some great fantasy games in 2019, most notably Week 6 against the Detroit Lions. Williams had 104 rushing yards, 4 catches for 32 yards and 1 receiving touchdown! That’s 19.6 points in standard leagues and 23.6 in PPR leagues. That is insane production from a 2nd string running back.
Williams has proven he is productive when he gets touches, it’s simply a matter of how many touches. Williams averaged 4.3 yards per carry and 6.5 yards per reception in 2019. If he got the same amount of carries as Aaron Jones did in 2019, Williams would have had 1,014 rushing yards. That’s great running back production. Williams also had 5 receiving touchdowns with just 39 receptions. If he gets more targets and receptions, he could creep around double digit receiving touchdowns. The Packers need to give Williams a higher workload. He’s proven that he’s effective and efficient, it’s time to let him loose.
Jamaal Williams’ Path To Playing Time
Jamaal Williams’ path to playing time is simple, keep his job. Williams has been more of a pass catching and change of pace back while Aaron Jones is the between the tackles bruiser and goal line guy. With little to no training camp and a shortened or completely axed preseason, Williams looks like he’s in a perfect position to keep his job. He’ll be getting targets, catches, yards and most importantly touchdowns. He’s a great late round back to target, he’s effective with every touch he gets.