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Jamaal Williams: Priority Pickup Following D’Andre Swift Injury (2021 Fantasy Football)

Nov 29, 2021
Jamaal Williams

D’Andre Swift went down with an ankle injury, putting a damper on Thanksgiving for many of his managers. In his place, Jamaal Williams assumed the lead running back role for the Lions. While Detroit isn’t a top offense, Williams’ involvement in the rushing and passing attack makes him an interesting waiver wire target for Week 13. Here’s what our analysts have to say about Williams’ fantasy football outlook and how much FAB to spend this week.

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Up to 40% of your remaining FAB
D’Andre Swift suffered a shoulder injury that knocked him out of the Lions’ Thanksgiving game, and although there’s been no official word, there are rumblings of an AC Joint sprain, which usually knock a player out for multiple weeks. Swift does have extra time to recover given the Thursday game, but still, for a winless team, it doesn’t make much sense to push their running back of the future. The Vikings, Detroit’s next opponent, give up plenty of points to opposing running backs, and regardless, the chance to add a starting running back who is widely available this late in the season is one fantasy managers can’t pass up. He’s an obvious top choice for me.
– Dan Harris (@danharris80)

Up to 10% of your remaining FAB
Williams has at least a short-term window to carry the workload of the Lions backfield, but more importantly, he will get carries in these next few weeks during the fantasy playoff push. Even if you don’t need Williams, it’s better to stash him if you have the bench space so someone else can’t roster him.
– Joe Pisapia (@JoePisapia17)

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