Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

30-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Questionable
Injury Concussion
Est. Return 6/15/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jonathan Williams in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Commanders in September of 2023.
Not practicing
RBFree Agent
Concussion
December 21, 2023
Williams (concussion) didn't practice Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Williams was elevated from the practice squad for the first time this season ahead of Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Rams, briefly benefitting from Brian Robinson's hamstring injury. Williams got one carry on 13 snaps before entering concussion protocol, and he's now in danger of missing a matchup with the Jets on Sunday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jonathan Williams' 2023 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
0.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
0.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
1.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
7.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-8.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.62
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
0.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-8.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
0.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
% Targeted On Route
14.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.00
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jonathan Williams' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
217 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.63 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.56 sec
 
Cone Drill*
6.97 sec
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.63 in
 
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Works out in Chicago
RBFree Agent
September 30, 2020
The Bears hosted Williams for a tryout Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Williams spent time on Detroit's practice squad earlier this month, and he could now get a shot in Chicago after Tarik Cohen (knee) suffered a season-ending ACL tear. The Bears also worked out Lamar Miller, Dalyn Dawkins and Tavien Feaster.
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Williams bounced between Washington's practice squad and active roster last year, and he also had a brief stint with the division-rival Giants in the middle. Rookie Jaret Patterson saw more work than Williams when starter Antonio Gibson missed time, and the Commanders now added third-round pick Brian Robinson to put another body potentially ahead of Williams.
Despite popping for a pair of 100-yard games with the Colts in 2019, Williams was cut in mid-August as Indianapolis moves forward with a backfield led by Marlon Mack, Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines. Williams now finds himself in an oddly similar situation in Detroit behind Kerryon Johnson, D'Andre Swift and Jason Huntley, which should again make it hard for him to surface on the fantasy radar, barring an injury to someone ahead of him on the depth chart.
Williams, who has logged just three carries over the past two seasons, will look to stick as a depth back with the Colts, though the 2016 fifth-rounder figures to face an uphill battle on that front, now that Spencer Ware has joined the team's running back corps.
Williams was expected to serve as LeSean McCoy's primary backup in Buffalo in 2017, but he was a surprise cut in early September. Before signing with the Saints last November, the bruising 6-0, 223-pound back spent nearly the entire season on the Broncos' practice squad. Entering his third NFL campaign, Williams is now looking for work after being a surprise cut by the Saints.
Mike Gillislee's defection to the Patriots and the Bills' decision not to draft another running back seemingly left the door open for Williams to be LeSean McCoy's primary backup in 2017, but he was let go by Buffalo in early September. The 5-11, 223-pound bruiser out of Arkansas saw limited duty as a rookie last year, mainly being used as a short-yardage option, but he has the skills to potentially be effective in any situation, as he showed surprising elusiveness and soft hands in college as well as the patience to let holes develop.
Williams earned a bit of playing time at the University of Arkansas as a true freshman, and then shared the backfield with Alex Collins in 2013 and 2014, with both players enjoying sustained success. Seemingly headed for the early to middle rounds, Williams missed his entire senior year with a foot injury, causing him to slip to the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He proved his health by running a 4.59 40-yard dash at his pro day - a solid time for a player listed at 6-0, 223 pounds. The Bills may have gotten a steal in the fifth round, but even if Williams has starter potential down the line, he'll likely open the season fourth on the depth chart, behind LeSean McCoy, Mike Gillislee and Reggie Bush.
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Back to practice squad
RBFree Agent
Concussion
December 18, 2023
Williams (concussion) reverted to the Commanders' practice squad Monday.
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Won't return vs. Los Angeles
RBWashington Commanders
Concussion
December 17, 2023
Williams (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's contest against the Rams, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official site reports.
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Elevated from practice squad
RBWashington Commanders
December 16, 2023
Williams was elevated from the practice squad by the Commanders on Saturday.
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Bumped down to practice squad
RBWashington Commanders
Coach's Decision
November 24, 2023
Williams reverted to the Commanders' practice squad Friday.
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Won't play Thursday
RBWashington Commanders
Coach's Decision
November 23, 2023
Williams (coach's decision) is inactive Thursday against the Cowboys.
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