Williams seemed like a popular pick among 4for4.com subscribers who shared their squads on our Discuss Your Team forum, so owners obviously want to take note here. Without Williams, the Bills are now expected to use veteran Mike Tolbert as their top option behind McCoy. The team also kept running backs Joe Banyard and Taiwan Jones, whose main contributions are expected to come on special teams, on their 53-man roster.
Jags RB Denard Robinson has outlasted all the changes at running back over the last few years, but he is still facing competition.
After injured tailback Jonas Gray was waived last week, the trio of Robinson, Corey Grant and Joe Banyard are entrenched in one of the most interesting preseason storylines as each battles for a limited number of roster spots behind starters T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory.
The Jaguars won’t carry a fullback on their 53-man roster, which could create room for a fourth or fifth tailback when the roster is trimmed.
Robinson, Grant and Banyard could be vying for two roster spots — or if each makes the roster, are jockeying for playing time. They appeared in the Tampa Bay preseason game in that order. Yeldon and Ivory are supposed to split time, so the team's RB3 could have fantasy value should Ivory or Yeldon get injured, something that happened to both last season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't quite sure who will be carrying the ball in Sunday's game at New Orleans.
T.J. Yeldon is still nursing a sprained right MCL he suffered Dec. 13, and Denard Robinson suffered a left foot sprain in the Jaguars' loss to Atlanta on Sunday, which leaves the Jaguars with only two healthy running backs on the active roster: Jonas Gray, who was signed last week, and Joe Banyard. Toby Gerhart (sports hernia) and Bernard Pierce (calf) are on IR.
Coach Gus Bradley, however, is hopeful that Robinson will be on the field against the Saints.
"We’ll wait and see what happens," Bradley said. "Everything that I have been told is more positive, more arrow up, but we’ll wait and see until we find the information."
Robinson was more involved in the passing game this past week and had 74 yards of total offense against the Falcons, but he dropped a handoff and fumbled another carry. It doesn't sound like Yeldon will be back. It's a nice matchup against the Saints in Week 16.