Trayveon Williams

Trayveon Williams

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cincinnati Bengals
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Williams is 26 years old and entering his sixth professional season, which a little too old and a little too experienced for him to continue to be an "ascending" running back, a term applied to Williams ever since he was drafted out of Texas A&M in 2019. Though he played more offensive snaps (156) in 2023 than ever, that translated into only 15 carries and nine targets. Williams played a bigger role on special teams, with 294 snaps and 290 kick return yards. Though the Bengals didn't add another RB in the draft, Williams will still likely contribute the most on special teams again in 2024. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a one-year contract with the Bengals in 2024.
Staying with Bengals
RBCincinnati Bengals
March 11, 2024
Williams is signing a one-year contract to stay with the Bengals.
ANALYSIS
There was some discussion last offseason about Williams potentially replacing Samaje Perine as Cincy's No. 2 running back, but the 2019 sixth-round pick mostly continued to play special teams. Williams' 156 snaps on offense were easily a career high, but that equated to only 14.4 percent of the team total, whereas on special teams he took 64.2 percent of available snaps (294 overall). He has 77 touches for 381 yards and no touchdowns in 51 career games, and he'll likely be the third-string RB again in 2024.
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How do Trayveon 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 %
6.7%
 
Positive Run %
86.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
42.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.9
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
1.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
14.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.19
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.8%
 
% Team Targets
1.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-3.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.8%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
% Targeted On Route
9.8%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.11
 
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How do Trayveon 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.
Height
5' 8"
 
Weight
206 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.44 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
30.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Even though Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan described Williams as an "ascending player," Williams has seen a descending number of offensive snaps and touches over the course of his career, culminating in only six carries and two catches last season, despite Joe Mixon missing three games. Samaje Perine is now in Denver, but Mixon remains, at least for now, and the Bengals added Chase Brown to the backfield and Charlie Jones as a potential returner in the draft. It might take two injuries for Williams to climb the Bengals' ladder into fantasy relevance.
Williams spent most of 2021 on the Bengals' practice squad or was a healthy inactive, dressing for only five games. Though the Bengals didn't bring in any backs from the draft, Williams is at risk of getting cut from the active roster again without an injury to their top-three.
The sixth round seems to be the Bengals' sweet spot to try to find depth running backs. They landed Williams there in 2019, and drafted Chris Evans in the sixth round this year. Williams didn't have any carries in his rookie season, and for a while it didn't look as if he'd get any run again in 2020. But then Joe Mixon got hurt against the Colts in Week 6, bumping up Williams a peg, and he saw occasional action afterward, finishing with 26 carries for 157 yards. That the Bengals saw fit to draft Evans puts Williams' job in jeopardy.
Williams beat out Samaje Perine for the Bengals' third running back job, but ended up with the same number of carries for the team - zero. After missing two games with a foot injury and being a healthy scratch in three others, Williams suited up the final 11 games but was essentially limited to special teams, getting only eight offensive snaps with no carries or targets. He's still in line to be third on the depth chart after the Bengals didn't add to their running back corps in the draft. But he'll have to beat out Rodney Anderson, who missed 2019 with an injury, and Perine again, and only then will it matter if Joe Mixon holds out or gets hurt.
Williams is a good illustration of the gulf between collegiate performance and professional scouting. He was a steady performer at Texas A&M, rushing for 1,760 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2018, averaging 6.5 yards per carry. He also was active in the passing game, catching 27 passes for 278 yards and a touchdown, and got good marks for his willingness to pass protect. However, he didn't test well at the combine or his pro day and generally is considered undersized. Thus he dropped to the sixth round to the Bengals at pick 182 overall. He's competing with Samaje Perine to be third on the Bengals' RB depth chart and play on special teams.
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Doesn't see much action
RBCincinnati Bengals
February 8, 2024
Williams played in all 17 regular-season games for the Bengals in 2023 but recorded only 15 carries for 69 yards and no touchdowns and seven catches for 10 yards and no scores.
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No touches against Steelers
RBCincinnati Bengals
November 29, 2023
Williams failed to record a single rush or target in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Steelers.
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More of the same
RBCincinnati Bengals
November 20, 2023
Williams had two carries for 20 yards while playing 17 offensive snaps in Thursday night's loss to the Ravens.
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Catches one pass in loss
RBCincinnati Bengals
November 15, 2023
Williams reeled in his lone target for two yards and didn't have any carries in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Texans.
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Another modest role
RBCincinnati Bengals
November 7, 2023
Williams had three carries for 13 yards in Sunday night's win over the Bills while playing 13 offensive snaps.
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Expected to make team
RBCincinnati Bengals
August 23, 2023
Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic believes Williams will make Cincinnati's 53-man roster despite having missed the team's first two preseason games due to a sprained ankle.
ANALYSIS
Both Chris Evans and rookie Chase Brown have taken advantage of Williams' absence. Evans appears poised to begin the season as the Bengals' third-down back, while Brown profiles as the top backup to Joe Mixon on early downs. Despite dropping to fourth on the depth chart as he recovers from the injury, Williams is still expected to make the team and could carve out playing time once healthy.
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