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Jonathan Williams

#4 RB,


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RANK: 99





29 yrs


6'0'' / 217 lbs



3yr Ave624121st2210614.824360

Signed through 2023

Latest Headline: Published 2023-02-24

The Commanders signed Williams to a one-year contract extension Friday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Williams appeared in a career-high 13 games in 2022, his second season with Washington, and compiled 44 touches for 192 yards but failed to find the end zone. With Antonio Gibson (foot) and Brian Robinson (knee) out to end the year, Williams totaled 23 rushing attempts for 62 yards across 61 offensive snaps in Weeks 17 and 18. With Gibson and Robinson both still on their rookie deals in 2023, Williams figures to garner a similar depth role next season and will remain on the outskirts of fantasy relevancy.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 10 22.90.69118th110.13.259%
Home Dome 2 02.30.9223rd30.05.00%
Away Outdoor 6 01.90.80159th110.05.370%
Away Dome 2 00.00.00160th00.00.00%
Away Retractable Dome 3 02.30.77113th190.07.158%

Career Stats by Season: 2016 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2016 22 BUF 11 0 12 121st279413.540%1106%100
2018 24 NO 3 0 1 155th3000.00%0001%110
2019 25 IND 9 1 40 81st4923514.857%71010%5590
2020 26 DET 5 0 5 143rd1505.00%0000%4210
2021 27 undefined 5 0 21 108th177914.767%2104%4280
2022 28 WAS 13 2 26 99th3715204.159%3107%7400
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Held to 41 yards in start

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-09

Williams took 14 carries for 32 yards and two catches for nine yards in Sunday's 26-6 win over Dallas.

Williams got the third start of his career three weeks before his 29th birthday, though Jaret Patterson finished with more carries and yards (17 for 78) with both Antonio Gibson (foot, IR) and Brian Robinson (knee, inactive) sidelined for the season finale. Williams is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and should find an opportunity -- be it in Washington or elsewhere -- to compete for a special-teams role and depth RB job.

Likely to lead backfield Sunday

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-06

Williams is expected to serve as the Commanders' starting running back Sunday against the Cowboys with Brian Robinson (knee) ruled out for the season finale and with Antonio Gibson (foot/knee) having been placed on injured reserve earlier this week, Ethan Cadeaux of NBC Sports Washington reports.

J.D. McKissic (neck) has also been sidelined since early November and won't be activated from IR for Week 18, so the Commanders will close the season without any of their top three running backs entering the campaign. While Gibson was sidelined for last week's loss to Cleveland, Williams saw a healthy amount of work behind Robinson, carrying nine times for 30 yards while reeling in three of five targets for three yards across 31 snaps. His ability to contribute on three downs makes Williams a more appealing fantasy target than Jaret Patterson, who was elevated from the practice squad Thursday and should also have a role in the finale, but more likely as a runner than as a weapon in the passing game. Washington could also bring up Reggie Bonnafon from the practice squad to provide additional depth behind Williams and Patterson.

Gets 12 touches

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-02

Williams took nine carries for 30 yards and caught three of five targets for three yards in Sunday's 24-10 loss to Cleveland.

Williams was the No. 2 back with Antonio Gibson (knee) inactive and ended up playing 46 percent of snaps, though Brian Robinson had a safe majority of the ground work with 24 carries for 87 yards (and one incomplete target). Williams could have a similar role Week 18 against a tough Dallas defense if Gibson is out again, while a return from Gibson would push Williams back to third on the depth chart.