6'5'' / 302 lbs
Cleared for playoffs
Williams doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Vikings, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Williams didn't play in Week 18 due to a neck injury, but he'll return to action during Sunday's wild-card matchup. Per Leonard, the Giants didn't list any players as questionable, doubtful or out, so they should be at full strength against Minnesota. Williams had just 2.5 sacks across 12 appearances this season, but the veteran defensive end's presence should still be a major boost to New York's pass rush.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
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|13 WAS||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||2.5||40.5||35||2||1||0||0%||0||0||1||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|15 @WAS||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||4.0||39.5||51||0||0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|17 IND||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-5.5||38.5||31||2||0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
Career Stats by Season: 2015 to 2022
Limited again Thursday
Williams (neck) was a limited participant during the Giants' practice Thursday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.
Williams has now logged back-to-back limited practices in the lead-up to Sunday's wild-card matchup versus the Vikings. The 28-year-old has been dealing with a persistent stinger injury in his neck, which sidelined him for each practice during Week 18 prep before he was ruled out ahead of this regular-season finale against Philadelphia. However, the Giants were already locked into a wild-card spot and held out a number of key starters during this contest, so it's possible the team was erring on the side of caution with Williams' injury. The starting defensive end will now have one more practice to increase his activity before he must be assigned an official game status heading into the playoffs.
Ruled out for Week 18
Williams (neck) has been ruled out for Week 18 versus the Eagles, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
With New York already locked into a wild-card spot, Williams will miss the Giants' regular-season finale as he nurses the neck injury he suffered in Week 17 against the Colts. The defensive end will shift his focus to being ready for the start of the playoffs next weekend. In his absence, Ryder Anderson and Henry Mondeaux could see an increase in usage.
Suffers injury Sunday
Williams (neck) has left Sunday's game against the Colts, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Williams suffered a burner, or stinger, which he has been dealing with for multiple weeks now. While he is out, Ryder Anderson and Henry Mondeaux will both be candidates to see extra opportunity.
Ready to roll Sunday
Head coach Brian Daboll said Friday that Williams (neck) will play in Sunday's game against the Colts, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
After Williams logged two straight limited practices to open Week 17 prep due to a lingering neck issue, coach Daboll said Friday that he is in line to continue operating as one of New York's starting defensive ends opposite Jihad Ward come New Year's Day versus Indianapolis.