Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams is one of the leaders of a young NFL roster seeking to turn around their fortunes in week 11.
Jamaal Williams : Week 11 | Where is from | Stats
Jamaal Malik Williams is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||April 3, 1995
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||224 lb (102 kg)|
He played college football at BYU and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
On August 30, 2012, Williams made his collegiate debut with 15 rushing yards in the win over Washington State.
Then on September 15, against Utah, he had his first collegiate rushing touchdown.
Jamaal Williams week 11
The Detroit Lions travel to face the New York Giants in Week 11 of the NFL season. Detroit will seek its third straight win with kickoff set for 1:00 p.m. ET from MetLife Stadium.
Williams has operated as the primary back on the ground for much of the season, but his impact in the receiving game has dwindled with the return of D’Andre Swift.
While Williams is riding a three-game winning streak of double-digit fantasy performances, he’s put up a goose egg in receiving in back-to-back games.
It should come as no surprise as to why he just hovered above the double-digit make with an 11.9 PPR fantasy performance last week versus the Bears.
Even then it was a touchdown last week that largely salvaged what could have been a porous final stat line, which illustrates how Williams has become a touchdown-dependent fantasy option week-to-week.
He should still have his chance to benefit versus a Giants defense that gives up 133.2 rushing yards per game and 17.1 fantasy points per game to tailbacks.
However, finding the end zone will determine whether he’s a successful play for fantasy managers respectively.
Jamaal Williams where is from
Jamaal Williams was born in Rialto, California. His mother, Nicolle, was a sprinter at UCLA and his cousin, Victor Butler, played linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys from 2009-12 and the Indianapolis Colts in 2014.
Williams attended Summit High School in Fontana, California. While there, he played high school football for the Sky Hawks.
A 3-star recruit, he committed to Brigham Young University (BYU) to play college football over an offer from Boise State.
Williams started his final collegiate season with 162 rushing yards against Arizona. On September 24, against West Virginia, he had 169 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
On September 30, he rushed for a school-record 286 yards and five touchdowns on 29 carries during a 55–53 win over Toledo.
In the next game, against Michigan State, he had 163 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
In his final college game, he was named the MVP of the 2016 Poinsettia Bowl after rushing for 210 yards and a touchdown against Wyoming.
That red-shirt senior season, he had 1,375 yards on 234 carries for 12 touchdowns, leading the independent conference in all three categories.
During his career, he rushed for a school-record 3,901 yards on 726 carries with 35 touchdowns.
Williams was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round with the 134th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the 13th running back selected in that year’s draft. He was signed to his rookie contract on June 1, 2017.
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2022|
On September 10, 2017, in his NFL debut, Williams had two rushes for nine yards in a 17–9 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
In Week 9, against the Detroit Lions, he scored his first career rushing touchdown.
On March 19, 2021, Williams signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Lions. In the Lions’ 2021 regular season opener, he had 110 scrimmage yards in the 41–33 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
On November 25, 2021, Williams carried the ball for the 585th time in his career, breaking the NFL record previously held by Phillip Lindsay for the most carries without ever fumbling.
Williams finished the 2021 season with 153 carries for 601 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns to go along with 26 receptions for 157 receiving yards.
In the Lions’ first four games to start the 2022 season, Williams recorded two rushing touchdowns in three of the games.