5'9'' / 195 lbs
Likely done for season
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 ESPN.com. 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.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
|1 NO||Dome 77°||2.5||23rd||0.83||6.0||42.5||2||7||3.5||0||0%||0||0||0||1||8||0||5%|
|2 @LA||Outdoor 73°||1.6||25th||1.60||10.0||46.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||1||6||0||0%|
|3 @SEA||Outdoor 72°||0.9||29th||0.90||1.0||42.5||1||9||9.0||0||78%||0||0||0||0||0||0||3%|
|4 CLE||Dome 68°||2.1||24th||2.10||1.0||48.5||1||21||21.0||0||0%||1||1||0||0||0||0||3%|
|5 @TB||Outdoor 82°||10.1||11th||2.02||10.5||47.5||3||11||3.7||1||36%||0||0||0||2||10||0||10%|
|6 SF||Dome 76°||1.8||20th||0.60||3.5||45.5||2||6||3.0||0||0%||0||0||0||1||2||0||5%|
|7 @CIN||Outdoor 72°||0.4||26th||0.40||6.5||47.5||1||4||4.0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||3%|
|8 CAR||Dome 59°||2.7||26th||1.35||-4.0||41.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||2||7||0||0%|
|9 LAC||Dome 78°||1.2||18th||1.20||3.0||49.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||1||2||0||0%|
|10 @CAR||Outdoor 61°||2.5||21st||0.63||-2.5||43.5||4||25||6.3||0||12%||1||0||0||0||0||0||16%|
|11 CHI||Dome 41°||-2.0||42nd||0.00||-2.5||49.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||0%|
|12 @WAS||Outdoor 46°||0.0||34th||0.00||3.5||42.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||0%|
|13 PIT||Dome 52°||0.0||31st||0.00||1.5||41.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||0%|
|15 @NO||Dome 49°||3.0||23rd||1.50||5.5||42.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||2||10||0||0%|
|16 @BAL||Outdoor 17°||5.0||21st||1.00||6.5||35.5||3||16||5.3||0||0%||1||0||0||2||14||0||9%|
|17 ARZ||Dome 66°||1.0||19th||0.50||-6.5||40.5||1||-2||-2.0||0||0%||0||0||0||1||2||0||3%|
|18 TB||Dome 57°||1.2||30th||0.30||-6.0||40.5||4||12||3.0||0||100%||1||0||0||0||0||0||11%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Averages||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
Modest results as RB
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
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
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.