WR - DET
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Williams may not hit the field until October, 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.
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Jameson Williams signs rookie contract with Lions
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the Detroit Lions and former Alabama WR Jameson Williams have agreed to terms on a four year, fully guaranteed contract.
After struggling to find consistent playing time in Ohio State’s crowded WR room, Williams transferred to Alabama in 2021 and exploded onto the national scene. Throw on Williams’ highlight clips and it doesn’t take long to see that he has a gear that not many people on the planet can get to. He consistently ran past and pulled away from SEC defenders to the tune of 1,561 receiving yards and 15 TDs while averaging 20.0 yards per reception last season. Williams and his field stretching skill set compliments the Lions offense well with Amon Ra St. Brown and T.J. Hockenson primarily working close to the line of scrimmage. Williams tore his ACL in the College Football National Championship Game, but early reports indicate that he may be ready to play at the start of the season.
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|Draft||WR #57||WR #37||WR #87||55|
|Dynasty||WR #28||WR #16||WR #42||30|
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