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James Smith-Williams

#2 DE,


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RANK: 462





25 yrs


6'4'' / 265 lbs


NC State


Active for Week 1

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Smith-Williams (oblique) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals.

Smith-Williams was considered questionable due to an oblique injury that popped up this week, but the injury isn't enough to sideline him for the season opener. The 2020 seventh-round pick has garnered a rotational role along Washington's defensive line the past two seasons, totaling 53 tackles and 5.5 sacks across 28 appearances.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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7 GB Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 3.541.5422000%000000undefinedundefined
8 @IND Dome undefined° undefined NaNth 3.040.5391000%003000undefinedundefined
11 @HOU Dome undefined° undefined NaNth -3.040.5310210%000000undefinedundefined
13 @NYG Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -2.540.5350000%000000undefinedundefined
15 NYG Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -4.039.53900050%002000undefinedundefined
16 @SF Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 6.039.5180110%001100undefinedundefined

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Away Outdoor 12 6undefinedNaNth264136450%205300undefinedundefined
Away Dome 3 2undefinedNaNth87411100%0031.500undefinedundefined
Away Retractable Dome 8 4undefinedNaNth18744250%004000undefinedundefined

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

2020 23 undefined 14 0 17 672th98253100%0020.50000
2021 24 undefined 14 6 50 475th38617104100%1052.50000
2022 25 WAS 14 14 52 462th5061112540%101630000

Officially questionable for Week 1

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-08

Smith-Williams (oblique) was listed as questionable Friday for Sunday's game versus Arizona.

After recovering from a concussion that forced him out of Washington's preseason finale, it will be a new oblique injury that puts Smith-Williams' status for the regular-season opener in doubt. If he's forced to sit out, it will likely create additional pass-rush opportunities for Casey Toohill and K.J. Henry.

Ready for 2023

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-03

Smith-Williams is healthy and ready to play this season, Scott Abraham reports.

Smith-Williams closed out last season in concussion protocols, but he's been fully cleared and was able to make the team's 53-man roster. This is something he doesn't take for granted, telling Abraham, "it's always a blessing to make a roster, very few spots all over the league." The NC State product could also be looking at a larger workload than usual Week 1 against the Cardinals with Efe Obada (knee) on IR and Chase Young's (neck) status still up in the air.

Set to miss season finale

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-06

Smith-Williams (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 18 against Dallas, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Smith-Williams will miss a second straight game to end the 2022 season after sustaining a concussion in Week 16 versus the 49ers. Efe Obada will likely see an increase in usage on the defensive line in his absence Sunday.

Out with concussion

RotoWire Logo Published: 2022-12-30

Smith-Williams (concussion) is unavailable to play Sunday versus Cleveland, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Smith-Williams suffered a concussion against the 49ers in Week 16, failing to clear league head injury protocol in time to play this week. In his absence, Shaka Toney and Efe Obada could see slight increases in usage on the defensive line.

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