Jameson Williams

WR · Detroit Lions

Height 6'2" Weight 189
DOB 2001-03-26 Age 22.9
College Alabama

2023 Fantasy Rankings

WR # 65 (Tier 9) · ADP (12-team PPR): 11.05, 125th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 9
63Curtis Samuel, WAS1427.516.128.5
64Rashid Shaheed, NO1125.516.087.2
65Jameson Williams, DET922.911.052.4
66DJ Chark, CAR727.415.037.6
67K.J. Osborn, MIN1326.713.127.4
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Jameson Williams To Push To Be Full-Time Starter

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    Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that wide receiver Jameson Williams is going to push to be a full-time starter in 2024. "By the end of the year, we really felt like he was coming into his own," Campbell said of Williams. The 22-year-old former first-round pick was suspended for the first month of his sophomore season in 2023 due to gambling and ended up finishing the regular season with 24 catches on 42 targets for 354 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games (10 starts). He added a TD on three rushing attempts. Williams steadily saw more time on the field as the season progressed, but he wasn't much of a factor as a deep threat with quarterback Jared Goff preferring underneath routes. As long as Goff is Detroit's starting QB, Williams will likely be a boom/bust fantasy receiver.

    Feb 27 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams Posts Career Day On Just Three Touches In Loss

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams rushed once for 42 yards and a touchdown and caught two of his three targets for 15 yards and another touchdown in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. The second-year speedster ripped off an explosive run on a wide receiver end-around to open the scoring in the first quarter, but Detroit ultimately blew a 17-point lead to be eliminated from the playoffs. While Williams has special speed, there's a chance the Lions will look to upgrade the WR2 spot behind Amon-Ra St. Brown this offseason. Williams has seen three or fewer targets in 15 of his 18 career regular season games. He might remain the best ball option in the late rounds of drafts but added target competition could mean the end of his fantasy-relevance.

    Jan 29 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams Could Have Enhanced Role Against 49ers

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams hasn't been much of a factor in the team's playoff wins against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams. The 2022 first-round pick caught just four passes on six targets for 54 yards. However, Sam LaPorta (knee), Josh Reynolds (ribs), and Kalif Raymond (knee) are all on this week's injury report, so their statutes could affect Williams' fantasy and DFS outlook. Additionally, the Lions are 7.5-point underdogs on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, meaning the overall passing volume could be up. LaPorta and Reynolds are likely to play, but if Raymond does not suit up, Williams can be utilized as a dart throw DFS option at his $3,700 price tag on DraftKings.

    Jan 25 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams Low On DFS Radar On Sunday

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams came back from an ankle injury to face the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Wild Card Round last week, but he caught just two passes for 19 yards. The speedster has seen three or fewer targets in ten of his 13 games this year, meaning he's clearly not a trustworthy fantasy or DFS option. However, he is just $3,600 for DraftKings full-slate contests, so DFS gamers paying up for expensive players elsewhere can consider him a boom-or-bust dart throw against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that surrendered the 10th-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers during the regular season. Just don't be surprised if he's in for another quiet day.

    Jan 18 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams Cleared To Play Against Rams

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams (ankle) practiced in full all week and was removed from the final injury report on Friday for wild-card weekend. The second-year pass-catcher will be active on Sunday night to face the visiting Los Angeles Rams, and he's expected to serve as the No. 3 receiver behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds with Kalif Raymond (knee) having been ruled out. There's a chance rookie tight end Sam LaPorta (knee) won't play, either, so Williams could end up being a deep DFS sleeper that ends up paying off if he can make a big play or two down the field. In addition to more opportunities in the passing game for Detroit this weekend, the Rams defense was a top-10 matchup for opposing receivers during the regular season.

    Jan 12 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams Gets Through Another Full Practice

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams (ankle) was able to get through a full practice session on Thursday. This marks now back-to-back days that Williams has been able to get through practice as a full participant. The 22-year-old sat out in Week 18, but it appears that he'll be ready for this Wild-Card matchup against the Los Angeles Rams this weekend. Williams has put together a quiet season, but could be asked to do more if Sam LaPorta (knee) and Kalif Raymond (knee) are unable to suit up. Fantasy managers will have to check back on Friday for another update.

    Jan 11 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams Expected To Play Against Rams

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams (ankle, illness) was back at practice on Wednesday after missing all of last week with an ankle injury and an illness. The Lions held him out of the Week 18 regular season finale against the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday, but he's expected to play this Sunday night in the wild-card playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams to help give the Lions some extra firepower on offense. The 22-year-old second-year wideout did very little to move the fantasy needle during the regular season, catching only 24 passes for 354 yards and two touchdowns on 42 targets. However, Williams could have a bigger role on offense for Detroit on wild-card weekend if both tight end Sam LaPorta (knee) and receiver Kalif Raymond (knee) are not able to suit up.

    Jan 10 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams Ruled Out For Week 18

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams (ankle, illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. This news comes as no surprise considering Williams missed all three practices this week. His absence should allow Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond to earn more snaps alongside Amon-Ra St. Brown. Of the group, St. Brown is the only one who should be started in all fantasy leagues. Reynolds and Raymond both rank as risky FLEX plays.

    Jan 5 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams Misses Another Practice Thursday

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams (ankle, illness) is dealing with an illness on top of his ankle injury this week and missed a second straight day of practice on Thursday. Williams suffered an ankle injury in last Saturday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but the Lions aren't considering it very serious. Still, the 22-year-old second-year player will surely need to get back on the practice field on Friday if he wants to play in the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Even if Williams practices on Friday and ultimately plays this Sunday, he'll be a dart throw for DFS gamers this weekend. Williams hasn't really been a big part of Detroit's offense all year and has only 24 receptions on 42 targets for 354 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games played.

    Jan 4 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams Absent From Practice Field

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams (ankle) was unable to practice with the rest of his teammates on Wednesday. Williams was injured in last Saturday's one-point loss to the Dallas Cowboys and is in danger of missing the Week 18 regular season finale against the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday. The Lions have even more reason to sit the second-year wideout now that they are locked into the No. 3 seed in the NFC. The 22-year-old's injury isn't exactly considered serious, the Detroit would rather have Williams rested up for the wild-card round of the playoffs next week. The former first-rounder from Ohio State hasn't been much of a fantasy option to begin with in his second NFL season, as he's caught only 24 passes for 354 yards and two touchdowns on 42 targets through 12 games, adding a touchdown and 29 yards rushing on three carries.

    Jan 3 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams Considered Day-To-Day

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    Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that wide receiver Jameson Williams (ankle) is day-to-day but "nothing significant." Before getting hurt in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Williams caught two of his three targets for a season-high 69 yards and carried the ball once for a six-yard pickup. The 22-year-old isn't dealing with a serious injury and could be ready to play in the Week 18 regular season finale this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. However, with the Lions likely to be locked into the No. 3 seed in the NFC for the postseason, they may elect to rest some starters. Resting a banged-up Williams would make a lot of sense, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect to have him available this weekend. Besides, he hasn't been much of a fantasy asset in his second year in the NFL, catching 24 of his 42 targets for 354 yards and only two TDs in 12 games played.

    Jan 1 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams A Low-End Flex Option Against Cowboys

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams has hauled in nine of his 13 targets 90 yards over the last two weeks. He has seen an uptick in targets compared to his early-season usage, but he's still a fringe flex option against the strong Dallas Cowboys defense. Dallas has allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to wide receivers, and Williams is far from a must-start fantasy option. Ultimately, the second-year pro can succeed for fantasy managers if he hauls in a long touchdown reception, but that's far from a guarantee. Consider him a desperation flex option in 12-team leagues.

    Dec 28 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams A Deep-League Flex Option

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams saw a career-high seven targets in last week's victory over the Denver Broncos. He only caught four of them for 47 yards, but it was a notable performance. In eight of his nine prior contests, Williams earned three or fewer targets. If he can post at least five targets per game down the stretch, he has plenty of upside in one of the NFL's best offenses. All that said, he still has a low floor and should only be considered in lineups in deep leagues. The Minnesota Vikings have allowed the 10th-most fantasy points per game to wideouts in 2023, but his target share in Week 15 could've just been an outlier.

    Dec 21 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams A Low-End Flex Option Against Broncos

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams has earned just 26 targets in nine games this year, catching 13 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns. In Week 15, he'll face a Denver Broncos defense that has allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to wideout this season. Even with Josh Reynolds (back) questionable to play on Saturday, Williams is far from a reliable fantasy option. Expect the Lions to rely on its running game, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Sam LaPorta in this NFC vs. AFC showdown. For Williams to pay off in fantasy, he needs a long touchdown reception.

    Dec 14 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams Contributes One Carry In Week 14

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams just hasn't been involved much as a pass-catcher in his second year in the NFL, and that continued in the team's 28-13 loss to the division-rival Chicago Bears in Week 14. Williams failed to haul in his only target through the air and received one carry for a four-yard pickup. The 22-year-old former 12th overall pick out of Ohio State has been more of a gadget player than anything else in a Lions offense with plenty of weapons. He now has only 13 catches on 25 targets for 195 yards and two touchdowns through the air, adding two carries the last two weeks for 23 yards and another score. Williams doesn't have more than two receptions or 53 yards in a game this year, so fantasy managers cannot realistically trust him in their starting lineups the rest of the way.

    Dec 11 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Jameson Williams A Last-Resort Flex Option

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    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams is averaging just 3.0 targets, 1.6 receptions, and 24.3 receiving yards per game in eight contests this year. Almost any player with those stats would be ignored entirely in fantasy football, but Williams is a fringe flex option in Week 14. The second-year speedster has three touchdowns on the year, and touchdowns are the only path to fantasy upside based on what his productivity in his first two seasons. He should be avoided in most lineups, but deep-league fantasy managers seeking a boom-or-bust option can roll the dice on Williams against the Bears on Sunday.

    Dec 7 · Source via Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Wide Receiver Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2022DET14.62.467818.92.41.7914141.0114040.0000
    2023DET68.35.71244449.54.93.7412435414.823299.6710

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    5CARW 42-241.2962846.75.033221.0000-00
    6@TBW 20-612.3241622.94.33325326.5100-00
    7@BALL 6-380.0-3344.08.06600-000-00
    8LVW 26-142.6913439.53.5332168.0000-00
    10@LACW 41-382.8713451.53.0222189.0000-00
    11CHIW 31-2611.4234064.54.83324422.0100-00
    12GBL 22-296.1555363.13.63325125.5000-00
    13@NOW 33-289.5323356.93.42111111.0011919.0010
    14@CHIL 13-280.41083858.53.12100-0144.0000
    15DENW 42-176.7474568.210.67744711.8000-00
    16@MINW 30-246.8504658.27.6665438.6000-00
    17@DALL 19-208.5354463.85.84326934.50166.0000
    18MINW 30-200.0---------------
    WCLARW 24-232.9-3969.63.6222199.5000-00
    DPTBW 31-234.5-4257.55.54423517.5000-00
    CC@SFL 31-3419.7-5272.25.64322512.5114242.0010

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 19, 42
    Receiving: 45, 32, 3

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    13JACW 40-140.0-810.51.31100-000-00
    14MINW 34-2310.6301318.62.92214141.0100-00
    15@NYJW 20-170.0-1319.11.51100-000-00
    16@CARL 23-370.0-1116.71.51100-000-00
    17CHIW 41-104.0531825.45.64300-014040.0000
    18@GBW 20-160.0-1524.21.61100-000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 41

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