Javonte Williams

RB · Denver Broncos

Height 5'10" Weight 220
DOB 2000-04-25 Age 23.8
College North Carolina

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 14 (Tier 3) · ADP (12-team PPR): 5.10, 58th

Fantasy Advice

Still a little uneasy about the health status of Williams, but it's been positive news for some time now. He should excel in Sean Payton's system as many as Saints RB has done in the past. Perine is not a huge threat to touches for a healthy Williams. JW definitely trending up as of mid-August.

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 3
12Aaron Jones, GB629.34.0912.8
13J.K. Dobbins, BAL1325.25.119.7
14Javonte Williams, DEN923.85.108.5
15Jahmyr Gibbs, DET921.93.06
16Cam Akers, LAR1024.76.119.0
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Javonte Williams Leads Team With Seven Receptions, Finds End Zone

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    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams finished the regular season with a strong performance in the 27-14 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. He led the team with nine carries for 32 yards and only his third rushing touchdown of the season and also led the team with seven catches on a team-high nine targets for an additional 43 yards. It helped that rookie Jaleel McLaughlin left the game with a head injury and never returned. The 23-year-old entered Week 18 after barely averaging over 2.00 yards per carry the last two weeks, but he was able to finish strong heading into the offseason. Overall, the third-year back was a disappointment, carrying the ball 217 times for 774 yards and three touchdowns while adding 47 catches (58 targets) for 228 yards and two TDs through the air. Heading into the final year of his contract, Williams' fantasy value in 2024 will depend on what Denver does at the QB position in the offseason.

    Jan 7 · Source via Denver Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Javonte Williams One To Fade In Season Finale

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    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams has posted double-digit half-PPR points just four times all season and has only two rushing touchdowns in 15 games. It's been that kind of disappointing year for the 23-year-old. In the last three games, he's averaged 2.42 yards per carry on 38 attempts for 92 yards and a touchdown. The Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders have nothing left to play for but pride in the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday, and it's expected that Williams will take a back seat to undrafted rookie Jaleel McLaughlin in the final game of the season. Fewer touches coupled with the lack of efficiency for Williams in recent weeks makes him a clear fade in season-long leagues and DFS contests against Vegas, whose defense has been much stiffer against the run in the last five weeks.

    Jan 6 · Source via Denver Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Javonte Williams Struggles Again

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    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams has been having trouble finding room to run over the last few games. Coming into Sunday's game, Williams was held to under 30 rushing yards in each of the last two contests. He was able to have a little better of a game, but still an inefficient performance from the young back. Williams rushed 15 times for 41 yards, while adding three receptions for 17 yards to his total in the win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Possibly, things will get better for Williams during next week's matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. Williams will be a fringe RB2 for that Week 18 matchup.

    Dec 31 · Source via Denver Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Javonte Williams Could See Big Workload In Week 17

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    Although Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams had his second rushing touchdown of the year in the Christmas Eve loss to the New England Patriots, he was pretty poor otherwise with 11 carries for only 24 yards while catching three passes for minus-five yards. He's scored in two of his last three games but has only 51 rushing yards on 23 carries (2.22 yards per attempt) in the last two contests. The 23-year-old could be leaned on more in a great matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday now that quarterback Jarrett Stidham is running Denver's offense, but fantasy managers may not be able to get past how bad Williams has been of late. The Broncos offense could very well take a step back with both Russell Wilson and top wideout Courtland Sutton (concussion) on the bench. Consider Williams a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex in Week 17 in a plus matchup.

    Dec 30 · Source via Denver Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Javonte Williams Punches In Short Touchdown

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    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams continued to struggle for running room in Sunday night's difficult 26-23 loss to the New England Patriots, taking 11 carries for 24 yards and a touchdown with three catches for a loss of five yards. New England stuffed Williams at the goal line on fourth-and-goal on Denver's first series after the Pats turned it over, but the 23-year-old tailback scored later in the first quarter. Williams lost a fumble early in the second period, and it was all pretty much downhill from there besides a late two-point conversion to pad his stat line. Meanwhile, Jaleel McLaughlin scurried for 67 yards on 10 touches in Week 16. Williams has just looked a step slow at times in his first year back from a 2022 ACL tear. The 2021 second-rounder is fairly volume-driven and hasn't had great TD luck but draws a favorable matchup in Week 17 versus the Los Angeles Chargers, where Williams will rank as an RB2.

    Dec 25 · Source via Denver Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Javonte Williams A Flex Option In Week 16

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    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams struggled in Week 15 as he gained just 27 yards on 12 carries. He will look to bounce back against the New England Patriots in Week 16. The Patriots have been decent against running backs this season as they are allowing the 18th-most fantasy points per game to the position thus far. Williams has just three total touchdowns on the season and doesn't have a particularly high ceiling in a Sunday night game with just a 35-point over/under. He is worth consideration as a high-end RB3/flex option in Week 16.

    Dec 24 · Source via Denver Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Javonte Williams Has Low-End RB2 Value

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    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams was unable to get anything going on the ground last week. Williams rushed 12 times for 27 yards in what ended up being a blowout loss to the Detroit Lions. It has been an inconsistent season for Williams, which has certainly been frustrating for fantasy managers. Williams heads into a tough matchup against the New England Patriots defense. A unit that is allowing the second-fewest yards per carry in the league. Williams should still remain involved, but falls into low-end RB2 territory for this game.

    Dec 23 · Source via Denver Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Javonte Williams Flops In Week 15

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    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams failed to deliver for fantasy managers that started him in Week 15 in a tough matchup against the Detroit Lions, as he finished with 12 carries for only 27 yards (2.3 yards per carry), adding two catches on two targets for a loss of seven yards. Backup Samaje Perine outgained Williams on the ground (37 yards) on half the carries in the 42-17 blowout loss on Saturday night. This was always going to be a tough game for Williams against a Detroit defense that hasn't allowed much to RBs in 2023, but this performance was worse than expected. It was especially disappointing to his fantasy managers after the 23-year-old had his first rushing TD of the year in Week 14's win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Williams has mostly underwhelmed in 2023, but he'll have a nice bounce-back matchup on Christmas Eve in Week 16 against the New England Patriots.

    Dec 17 · Source via Denver Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Javonte Williams Facing Tough Matchup In Week 15

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    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams is coming off one of his best performances of the year in the Week 14 win over the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers, gaining 66 rushing yards and his first rushing touchdown of the year on 17 carries while adding 25 receiving yards on three receptions. On volume alone as Denver's lead back -- he's had 20-plus touches in four of the last six games -- Williams has RB2 value to fantasy managers. However, an encore performance is going to be difficult this Saturday night in primetime against a Detroit Lions defense that has been strong against the run. Detroit's D has allowed the fifth-fewest half-PPR points per game (15.3) to opposing RBs on the year, including only eight rushing TDs, so it might be difficult for Williams to get going in this one and try to find rushing paydirt for the second straight week.

    Dec 16 · Source via Denver Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Javonte Williams Scores First Rushing Touchdown Of The Year

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    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams capitalized on a friendly matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers in a 24-7 win in Week 14 by putting up 66 rushing yards and his first rushing touchdown of the year on 17 carries. He added three catches on four targets for 25 yards through the air. Williams' rushing score was his first since December of 2021. This was easily the 23-year-old's best game of the season, and he looked explosive again while picking up three separate gains of 10-plus yards on the ground against a vulnerable Chargers rush defense. It was the fourth time in the last six games that Williams has had at least 20 touches, so the volume has clearly been there for him to retain RB2 value for fantasy managers heading into another road tilt in Week 15 in Detroit against the Lions.

    Dec 11 · Source via Denver Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Javonte Williams Has High-End RB2 Appeal Against Chargers

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    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams has only had double-digit half-PPR showings in three games in 2023, but he'll have a good opportunity for a fourth in Week 14 against the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers, especially if Samaje Perine (knee) is inactive while being a late addition to the injury report. Overall, it's mostly been a disappointing year for Williams, as he's averaging fewer than four yards a carry and hasn't scored a rushing TD all year. However, he's going to see the majority of backfield touches for Denver again this Sunday and is going against a Chargers run defense that has been a top-10 matchup the last five weeks in terms of half-PPR points allowed to the position with 20.8. The Bolts allow 113.8 rushing yards per game, so Denver should be able to move the ball efficiently on the ground, perhaps leading to Williams' first rushing score of 2023. He has high-end RB2 upside in Week 14.

    Dec 9 · Source via Denver Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2021DEN183.410.81755151.023.715.12039034.45453433167.331
    2022DEN34.08.5414253.626.017.3472044.3402216764.801
    2023DEN151.79.51649346.025.717.22177743.57358472284.921

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1LVL 16-177.7332945.329.71913524.0006451.300
    2WASL 33-356.8283045.522.71512443.67032147.000
    3@MIAL 20-707.5262641.922.61411423.820322311.500
    4@CHIW 31-282.456816.710.45200.0003393.000
    5NYJL 21-310.0---------------
    6@KCL 8-195.2371834.619.21010525.200000-00
    7GBW 19-1711.1203152.532.21915825.47043144.700
    8KCW 24-917.394563.442.33027853.15033134.310
    10@BUFW 24-2219.063952.033.32521793.76044317.810
    11MINW 21-206.3312749.123.61311373.36022168.000
    12CLEW 29-128.6294770.135.82418653.6106362.000
    13@HOUL 17-228.5243965.026.71613463.54033248.000
    14@LACW 24-716.6124059.731.32117663.88143258.300
    15@DETL 17-423.0523148.421.91412272.25022-7-3.500
    16NEL 23-267.4352739.120.31411242.18133-5-1.701
    17LACW 16-97.3353144.926.11815412.73033175.700
    18@LVL 14-2717.0102541.029.5189323.56197436.100

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 3, 3, 2
    Receiving: 4, 3

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@SEAL 16-1714.3163857.628.8197436.1401211655.901
    2HOUW 16-99.0224765.326.41915755.000411010.000
    3SFW 11-107.5333344.627.02015583.8705320.700
    4@LVL 23-323.2542445.320.81110282.80011-1-1.000

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@NYGW 27-134.6473350.022.71514453.21011-4-4.000
    2@JACW 23-137.9302840.620.31413644.920111010.000
    3NYJW 26-011.7242740.323.91612292.421433311.001
    4BALL 7-237.4393150.816.4107486.86033113.700
    5@PITL 19-2710.1322541.718.3118617.63033258.300
    6LVL 24-348.3283846.917.31411534.82033155.000
    7@CLEL 14-1714.2152142.022.0114205.00076325.310
    8WASW 17-105.8442343.424.5139353.89042136.500
    9@DALW 30-1611.1193747.421.817171116.530000-00
    10PHIL 13-305.9393356.919.0118486.0003210.500
    12LACW 28-1318.673658.129.01814543.861435719.000
    13@KCL 9-2226.816077.941.632231024.430967612.710
    14DETW 38-1020.883348.525.01715734.871211010.010
    15CINL 10-1510.1214458.725.31915724.8004492.300
    16@LVL 13-179.0282252.421.497121.7112284.000
    17@LACL 13-343.7473050.025.01514302.1401122.000
    18KCL 24-287.4373055.625.91412463.83022189.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 9, 5, 1
    Receiving: 10, 13, 10

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