"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.
The Lions obviously won't have rookie WR Jameson Williams today, but as he looks to return from a torn ACL in college, he's coming soon. This week's wasn't a full-speed practice, but next week's will be. If he makes it through unscathed, there is a good chance he's activated.
Williams should slot immediately into a WR2 role opposite Amon-Ra St. Brown and provides a boost to QB Jared Goff. His fantasy ceiling will be limited by a run-first offense but could get some low-volume run while replacing the likes of Tom Kennedy and Kalif Raymond.
Williams still has some time until he hits a football field in a game, but it could come in December. For fantasy teams already prepared to make a playoff run, it would behoove those managers to consider throwing the rookie on to benches if he is available on your waiver wire. Kalif Raymond, who is essentially operating as the WR2, would revert back into a slot role immediately upon Williams' arrival.