This puts a giant wrench into the further development of Williams, who was only healthy for six games during his rookie season, catching one-of-eight targets for a 41-yard touchdown. This could clear the way for a heavier role for veteran Marvin Jones, if the team doesn't decide to bolster the position through the NFL Draft.
As rookie Jameson Williams recovers from his ACL, the team and he understands the importance of easing him back onto the field. His snaps have been limited — eight, 13, 13, and 11 in his four games, but the coaching staff seems ready to fire him up for the remainder of the season. Per head coach Dan Campbell, “We’ll get him more reps, yeah,” Campbell said Monday. “We’ll get him more reps.”
As Williams’ rookie year winds down, the expectation is that his workload will continue to increase. It would be quite the risk to plug him in here in Championship Week but he could be an interesting splash-play option in DFS in these final two weeks.
"But yeah, [Jameson Williams] and I are moving along. It’s much better than it was two weeks ago, with just understanding his speed and what he’s good at and what he likes. So yeah, we’re moving right along, and it’ll only get better from here,” Jared Goff said.
The two have only played three games together so far. Goff underthrew Williams on what potentially was a touchdown last week so the duo is still working to get on the same page. There are only three games left in the regular season as the Lions push for a playoff spot. Williams just isn't a safe play in fantasy lineups right now, especially in the playoffs.
Williams will make his NFL debut Sunday against the Jaguars. Williams is returning from his ACL injury during last season's national championship game. The Lions moved up 20 spots in the draft, trading with division rival Minnesota, to select Williams at No. 12 overall. They took their time with Williams and now are ready to let him get loose on the field and get his first taste of NFL action. Williams checks in as our WR68 this week.