Joe Williams

Joe Williams

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 205 lbsAge: 24College: UtahDrafted: #121 (4th Rd. by San Francisco)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
26th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #305
Best / Worst #174 / #267
ADP #343


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Here we are, just one year after beat reporters claimed that Williams was going to take the starting job from Carlos Hyde. Not only did he not do that, but even now with Hyde gone, it seems Williams is firmly planted as the No. 3 running back on the depth chart behind both Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida. While I wasn't on board with him last year, he might turn out to be a sleeper in drafts this year. McKinnon has struggled with early-down work throughout his career, and the 49ers showed no confidence in Breida as a workhorse when they signed McKinnon. He's nobody you should draft right now, but keep a close eye on him in the preseason.

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Joe Williams' ankle is 'good to go' for off season

Joe Williams (ankle) had his ankle declared 'good to go' by coach Kyle Shanahan in a press conference Friday.

Fantasy Impact

The 49ers have had significant production from coach Shanahan's first rookie class, where Williams was the only one not to see the field during the regular season. Williams was put on injured reserve during final roster cuts after an up and down, but mostly down offseason. Matt Breida out-produced him during the preseason and impressed during the regular season. Williams has a lot of work to do if he wants to make the roster next year, but there is some uncertainty going forward as to who exactly will return next year in the backfield. This, and the 49ers trading up to get him, leave him in an interesting spot heading into the offseason and make him a name to monitor closely if fellow running back Carlos Hyde leaves during free agency.

Jacob Bridges - 29 weeks ago
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #85RB #60RB #9745
Dynasty RB #99RB #56RB #9624
Running Backs#92#77
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Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ MIN3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesDET, KC, LAC15th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)DEN, SEA, CHI15th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--10th easiest remaining opponents