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Jameson Williams

Jameson Williams

WR - DET - IR

Age: 21College: Alabama

2022 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 17th
Draft Rank (ECR) #184
Best / Worst #128 / #286
ADP #155

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38%
 
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Jameson Williams' early-season status is still up in the air, but one thing that's for certain is that once he hits the NFL field, he's a big play waiting to happen. Williams' electrifying speed helped him finish 13th in yards per route run (minimum 50 targets, per PFF) with the fifth-most deep receiving yards in the nation last year. Outside of his health, Williams' biggest obstacle to a monster rookie season is Jared Goff, who was ninth in catchable pass rate but sadly 24th in deep accuracy.

Williams may not hit the field until November, making him a tough guy to stash in redraft formats. Furthermore, Williams' vertical ability cannot be capitalized with Jared Goff under center.

Goff's average depth of throw has decreased over the last four seasons, with his most recent 2021 mark (6.8) ranking dead last among 38th qualifying quarterbacks. He has also averaged just 13 completions of 20-plus air yards the last two seasons. Williams finished top-seven among all college wide receivers in receiving yards on 20-plus air yard throws in 2021.

However, Williams does also possess top-tier YAC-ability so he should be able to salvage some production when he returns from injury.

And although Goff's lack of deep game isn't ideal, we have seen him fuel top fantasy WR seasons before in Los Angeles and Detroit. Most recently with Amon-Ra St. Brown, who was the fantasy WR3 to close out last season. Williams commanded a 31% dominator rating last season by hanging 1,561 receiving yards, 20 yards per reception and 15 touchdowns - all achievements that ranked top-three among his 2022 NFL Draft class.

Nobody will be shocked to see Williams out-produce the combination of St. Brown and T.J. Hockenson once he is fully acclimated into the offense.

6/14: Slow recovery timeline, but so damn explosive whenever he does emerge

12th overall pick, Tore ACL in January, could start on PUP, relies on speed. 6'2", 180.

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