With Williams now out and on the COVID list, according to reports by Tom Pelissero, the current plan seems to be going with Ervin and Williams vs. the 49ers, Rapoport said. Ervin has 10 career carries and Williams has 5. Ervin mostly returned kicks for the Packers while Williams has been on the practice squad. Neither are really great plays against the 49ers, but there could at least be some volume between the two for those owners in need.
GB RB Dexter Williams - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 9 at San Francisco
Williams has yet to be active this season, but will get his opportunity this week with recent news of Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week. With Aaron Jones potentially set to miss another game to injury, Williams and veteran Tyler Ervin will be called on to handle the workload. With Williams’ inability to crack the RB rotation last season as a sixth-round rookie and being moved down the depth chart this season by Ervin, it is feasible that he will not see many carries against San Francisco. However, with a bigger frame and workhorse experience at Notre Dame, Williams might be called on as a goal-line and short-yardage back. Monitor this situation and consider Williams as RB3 is Jones sits.