Saints RB Jonathan Williams is being promoted to the active roster from the practice squad, per source. Makes sense considering they only had 2 RBs active. And wouldn’t be surprised to see him split time with Mike Gillislee as the backups. Don’t know who was released yet.
The Saints only had two RBs on the active roster heading into Week 1 before this move - Alvin Kamara and Mike Gillislee. This move calms some of the sleeper appeal of Gillislee getting enough volume in the Mark Ingram role to be a sneaky start in Week 1, as Williams has been with the team all preseason. Gillislee just arrived this week.
NO RB Mike Gillislee - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 1 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Saints pounced on Mike Gillislee as soon as the Patriots released him in early September. He will serve as the team’s No. 2 back for New Orleans’ Week 1 matchup versus the Bucs, with Mark Ingram suspended for the first four games. Gillislee will serve as a power complement to Alvin Kamara but he won’t be a trustworthy option in fantasy. Ranked as our No. 43 RB for Week 1, avoid Gillislee this week.