RB - FA
Week 6 Outlook
The Packers signed RB Dexter Williams to a reserve/futures contract.
Williams was the team's sixth round pick from 2019. He could have a role in Green Bay if the Packers move on from both Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams this offseason. However, he only received playing time in one game this season so fantasy managers shouldn't expect much of a workload even if a role materializes.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Packers RB Dexter Williams is out at least three weeks with an MCL sprain.
Williams rushed twice for eight yards before being ruled out of Thursday's Week 9 game against the 49ers. He's a candidate for IR and doesn't have any fantasy value with Aaron Jones back healthy.
The Packers elevated RB Dexter Williams from the practice squad prior to Thursday Night Football.
Both A.J. Dillon and Jamaal Williams are on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and it's unclear how much Aaron Jones (calf) will be able to play tonight. That leaves (Dexter) Williams and Tyler Ervin as the only two healthy RBs on Green Bay's roster. Consider Williams a desperation FLEX play tonight.
The Green Bay Packers promoted RB Dexter Williams to the 53-man roster on Saturday.
While this may seem like an insignificant roster transaction, his promotion could be a sign that starting RB Aaron Jones (game-time decision) may not play. Fantasy managers should view this as a strong signal to find alternative plans if Jones is in your lineup. If Jamaal Williams is already rostered, run to pick up A.J. Dillon ASAP.
Running back Dexter Williams, who was waived by Green Bay on Saturday, has rejoined the Packers as a member of their practice squad.
Williams was drafted in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Packers and appeared in four games last season, carrying the ball five times for 11 yards.