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Javonte Williams

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RANK: 84


195 FPTS

RANK: 23


23 yrs


5'10'' / 220 lbs


North Carolina

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Finds the end zone

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Williams rushed nine times for 32 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Raiders. He also caught seven of nine targets for 43 yards.

Williams found the end zone from two yards during the fourth quarter. That play marked his fifth total touchdown of the campaign, with Williams finishing with 217 rushes for 774 yards on the ground and 47 grabs on 58 targets for 228 yards through the air in 16 games. With the Broncos seemingly set to acquire a new starting quarterback this offseason, the team also has a decision to make on Williams, whose current contract expires after next season.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
1 @SEA Outdoor 73° 19.8 6th 1.10-6.043.57436.1030%3001165035%
2 HOU Outdoor 79° 9.5 9th 0.59-10.545.515755.0061%200110048%
3 SF Outdoor 72° 9.0 12th 0.501.544.515583.9043%10032046%
4 @LV Dome 91° 3.7 22nd 0.343.045.510282.8093%1001-1050%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 11 211.50.7928th540.34.451%
Away Outdoor 7 213.70.8616th520.04.449%
Away Dome 2 16.90.6967th200.52.493%
Away Retractable Dome 1 011.10.6537th1110.06.547%

Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2021 21 DEN 17 1 205 17th20390344.551%256045%433163
2022 22 DEN 4 4 42 84th4720404.354%70011%16760
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Struggles with 18 touches

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Williams rushed 15 times for 41 yards and caught all three of his targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 16-9 win over the Chargers.

Williams' struggles continued after he finished with a per-carry average below three yards for the third game running. Unlike last week against the Patriots, the tailback was unable to offset his poor rushing production with a trip to the end zone. Jaleel McLaughlin (8-44-0) finished as the Broncos' leading rusher and continues to outproduce Williams both on the ground and also as a backfield receiver. The latter should still produce double-digit touches against the Raiders in Week 18, but he has done little in recent weeks to inspire confidence in fantasy managers or DFS players.

Scoring masks poor production

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Williams had 11 carries for 24 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for a loss of five yards in Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Patriots.

Williams finished with negative receiving yards and 20 or fewer yards from scrimmage for the second game in a row. He also coughed up his first fumble of the season. Unlike last week's dud against Detroit, the 23-year-old was able to offset the low yardage total with a short touchdown run in the first quarter. Williams also caught one of Russell Wilson's successful two-point attempts in the fourth quarter to give another boost to his managers' fantasy scores Sunday. Despite his recent struggles, Williams figures to lead Denver's backfield against the Chargers on Dec. 31.

Held to 20 yards

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-16

Williams rushed the ball 12 times for 27 yards in Saturday's 42-17 loss to the Lions. He added two receptions on two targets for -7 yards.

Williams led the backfield with 14 total touches but it was still a disastrous performance. His longest rush of the day went for only eight yards, though eight of his carries went for two yards or fewer. Positively, Williams has at least 16 touches in seven of his last eight games so he should carry a significant workload into a Week 16 matchup against New England.

Scores first rushing TD since 2021

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-10

Williams rushed 17 times for 66 yards and a touchdown while catching three of four targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 24-7 win over the Chargers.

Williams opened the scoring from three yards out with his first rushing touchdown since Week 16 of the 2021 season. He finished with at least 20 touches for the fourth time in the last six games, while Jaleel McLaughlin and Samaje Perine combined for seven carries. The robust workload can be attributed to both Williams being up to speed after tearing his ACL last year and the Broncos playing from ahead more. Denver has won six of its last seven games heading into Saturday's tough test in Detroit.

Held to 70 total yards

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-03

Williams rushed the ball 13 times for 46 yards in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Texans. He added three catches on three targets for 24 yards.

Williams maintained the clear lead-back role, though he still fell short of 20 touches for the second time in his last five games. He was inefficient with his opportunity and was limited to under four yards per carry for the fifth consecutive contest. While it's positive that Williams has multiple catches in every game in that span, he's shown to be an unexplosive rusher in a mediocre offense, making him difficult to trust on a weekly basis.

Held in check by Browns

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-26

Williams carried the ball 18 times for 65 yards and caught three of six targets for six yards in Sunday's 29-12 win over the Browns.

The third-year back did see more than 20 touches for the third time in the last four games, but Williams wasn't able to do much with the volume. He also missed a chance to pad his production when Samaje Perine vultured a three-yard TD run in the first quarter while Williams was briefly sidelined with a neck issue, but per Parker Gabriel of The Denver Post, he returned for the next drive. The six targets did tie his season high, and he continues to provide a solid PPR floor by catching multiple passes in five straight games and nine of 10 this season. Williams will try to take advantage of a more generous opponent in Week 13 when the Broncos travel to Houston.

Struggles with 13 touches

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-19

Williams rushed 11 times for 37 yards and caught both of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Vikings.

Williams had a rough go of things on the ground against the Vikings, who have been stingy against the run this season (94.0 yards/game). The 23-year-old was also coming off of consecutive games with 20-plus carries, so perhaps the talented back finally hit a wall after successfully returning from major injury this past offseason. Williams still operated as Denver's lead back, with no other RB recording more than one carry Sunday. Things won't get any easier for Williams in Week 12 as the Broncos prepare to face the Browns' top-rated defense next Sunday.

Tallies second receiving score

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-13

Williams rushed the ball 21 times for 79 yards in Monday's 24-22 win over Buffalo. He added four receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown.

Wiliams wasn't particularly efficient on the ground, but he earned at least 20 carries for the second consecutive week. He supplemented that work as a pass catcher, which helped him surpass 100 total yards from scrimmage for the first time this season. His effort was highlighted by a three-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter that temporarily gave the Broncos the lead. After a slow start to the season, Williams has receiving touchdowns in consecutive games and has at least 75 rushing yards in three consecutive contests.

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