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Avery Williams

#5 RB,


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24 yrs


5'9'' / 195 lbs


Boise State

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Lands on injured reserve

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-16

The Falcons placed Williams (knee) on injured reserve Friday, Chris Bair of the team's official site reports.

This move was expected after head coach Arthur Smith said Williams had torn his ACL during an offseason workout. The return man recently underwent season-ending surgery and will attempt to get heathy for the 2024 campaign. In his absence, Cordarrelle Patterson will presumably take over as the primary kick returner, while Mike Hughes and Josh Ali will compete for punt-return opportunities.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
1 NO Dome 77° 2.5 23rd 0.836.042.5273.500%0001805%
2 @LA Outdoor 73° 1.6 25th 1.6010.046.5000.000%0001600%
3 @SEA Outdoor 72° 0.9 29th 0.901.042.5199.0078%0000003%
4 CLE Dome 68° 2.1 24th
5 @TB Outdoor 82° 10.1 11th 2.0210.547.53113.7136%000210010%
6 SF Dome 76° 1.8 20th 0.603.545.5263.000%0001205%
7 @CIN Outdoor 72° 0.4 26th 0.406.547.5144.000%0000003%
8 CAR Dome 59° 2.7 26th 1.35-4.041.5000.000%0002700%
9 LAC Dome 78° 1.2 18th
10 @CAR Outdoor 61° 2.5 21st 0.63-2.543.54256.3012%10000016%
11 CHI Dome 41° -2.0 42nd 0.00-2.549.5000.000%0000000%
12 @WAS Outdoor 46° 0.0 34th 0.003.542.5000.000%0000000%
13 PIT Dome 52° 0.0 31st 0.001.541.5000.000%0000000%
15 @NO Dome 49° 3.0 23rd 1.505.542.5000.000%00021000%
16 @BAL Outdoor 17° 5.0 21st 1.006.535.53165.300%10021409%
17 ARZ Dome 66° 1.0 19th 0.50-6.540.51-2-2.000%0001203%
18 TB Dome 57° 1.2 30th 0.30-6.040.54123.00100%10000011%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Retractable Dome 16 10.70.6641st30.04.427%
Away Outdoor 13 21.61.21163rd50.15.422%
Away Dome 2 01.51.50115th00.00.00%
Away Retractable Dome 1 10.00.00161st00.00.00%

Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2021 23 ATL 15 1 0 174th0000.00%0000%000
2022 24 ATL 17 3 34 89th2210915.024%4104%13610
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Likely done for season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-07

Head coach Arthur Smith said Wednesday that Williams has suffered an ACL injury and is expected to miss the 2023 campaign, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Williams is expected to be sent in for knee surgery in the coming days, according to Michael Rothstein of The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Williams averaged 5.0 yards and scored a touchdown on 22 carries and added 13 receptions for 61 yards, but his main contributions for Atlanta in 2022 came in the return game.

Modest results as RB

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-11

Williams finished the 2022 campaign with 22 rushing attempts for 109 yards and a touchdown across 17 appearances. He also caught 13 of 14 targets for 61 yards and complied 605 return yards.

Williams was drafted by the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft as a defensive back and return man, but the Boise State product was converted to running back ahead of the 2022 campaign. With Damien Williams out of the picture after Week 1 due to a rib injury, Williams quickly worked his way up the running back depth chart and saw a decent role during the campaign given his circumstances. However, Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson dominated the backfield work, which left limited opportunities for Williams and Caleb Huntley. Williams has two years remaining on his rookie contract and figures to have a solid shot at a roster spot next year due to his return abilities, but he'll also have a chance to carve out a larger offensive role following a full offseason at his new position.

Practices in full

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-04

Williams (foot) logged a full practice Wednesday, Ashton Edmunds of the Falcons' official site reports.

Williams was forced out of the team's Week 17 game with the Cardinals and could not return. However, after a couple of days off the field, the second-year-pro was able to return and participate in full. He should be able to suit up Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Will not return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-01

Williams (foot) will not return Sunday against the Cardinals, Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports.

Williams had one carry for minus two yards and a reception for two yards before exiting, as well a kick return for 23 yards. As the team's No. 3 back, behind Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson, Williams' absence won't have much of an impact. However, it could force Patterson to take over all return duties for the remainder of the contest.

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