Javonte Williams
  • Javonte Williams

  • RB
  • , Denver Broncos
  • 24
  • 220 lbs
  • 5' 10"
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Scouting report

by Spencer Babbitt

DEN RB Javonte Williams - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Javonte Williams' workhorse usage has tapered down in recent weeks. Williams still led the backfield in Week 16 against the Patriots, but he only got 14 opportunities (11 carries and three targets). Williams can be counted on for double-digit touches every week, but he has serious concerns heading into Week 17 with the Broncos benching Russell Wilson and starting journeyman backup Jarrett Stidham at QB. The Broncos are at risk for total offensive collapse with Stidham under center and the franchise appears to be shifting its focus to the offseason already. Williams gets into the flex discussion simply based on volume, but he has an exceedingly low floor in what projects to be a gross offensive environment rest of season.

by Spencer Babbitt

DEN RB Javonte Williams - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. New England Patriots
Javonte Williams had his worst fantasy day of the season in Week 15 when he only played 52% of the Broncos' offensive snaps and managed just 20 total yards on 12 carries and two targets. Williams had operated as the clear lead back in Denver for three weeks heading into the matchup with Detroit, but it is hard to tell if that will stick in all game scripts with Sean Payton taking more of a committee approach last week. A noticeable trend the last two games is an increase in passing game work for backup Samaje Perine and a drop in route participation for Williams. This development lowers Williams' ceiling but he should maintain a solid floor this week against a Patriots team that struggles to keep up with everyone on the scoreboard. Williams is playable as a flex or low-end RB2 for the fantasy playoffs.

by Spencer Babbitt

DEN RB Javonte Williams - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 @ Detroit Lions
Javonte Williams logged a finish as Week 14's RB11 by compiling 91 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries and four targets. Williams remains the unquestioned lead back for the Broncos and has consistently been receiving at least 15 weekly opportunities since returning from injury in Week 7. Aside from an ugly game in Week 11, Williams has managed at least 70 total yards in every game during that span and scored three touchdowns along the way. Now Williams and the Broncos travel to Detroit to take on a Lions defense that has been trending downward in recent weeks. The Broncos should be able to move the ball this week and Williams will be one of the primary beneficiaries from a fantasy standpoint. He slots in as a quality RB2 option this week.

by Spencer Babbitt

DEN RB Javonte Williams - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 at Los Angeles Chargers
Javonte Williams again led the Denver backfield in Week 13 with 16 opportunities (13 carries plus three targets), but only managed 70 scoreless yards from scrimmage on that workload. Williams is seeing robust usage as Denver's clear lead back, but the Broncos' offense is not producing much in terms of scoring opportunities for him as he only has two touchdowns on the season and none since Week 10. Williams is regularly seeing 15+ touches per game since returning from injury and that locks him into RB2 consideration, but his ceiling is capping by the involvement of Samaje Perine in the passing game and the Broncos' intermittent offensive struggles. The Chargers are not an imposing matchup for any offense, meaning Williams is a solid starting option this week.

by Spencer Babbitt

DEN RB Javonte Williams - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 at Houston Texans
Besides a slight lull in Week 11, Javonte Williams has been seeing workhorse usage for the last month or so. He logged another 18 carries last week, and saw six targets in the passing game. Williams only managed 71 scoreless yards against a tough Browns defense, but we all know that volume is king at the RB position in fantasy and that is not an issue for Williams at the moment. Williams gets a significantly better matchup this week taking on a Texans defense that ranks middle-of-the-pack against opposing running games. The Broncos should be able to move the ball against Houston, and with the usage Williams has been seeing recently, he should have a great shot at posting RB2 numbers for fantasy.

by Spencer Babbitt

DEN RB Javonte Williams - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 vs. Cleveland Browns
Last week, Javonte Williams did not see the same huge volume he had been getting heading into Week 11. Williams still dominated rushing work with 11 carries compared to one each for Samaje Perine and Jaleel McLaughlin, but he lost a bunch of receiving work to his two backups and only finished with two targets and 53 total yards on the day. Part of that was game script, but Perine in particular remains a serious threat to Williams' passing game work and overall workhorse role. Williams will likely see more work with the Broncos being 2.5 point home favorites this week against the Browns, but Cleveland boasts an elite defense that should cause issues for Denver moving the ball. Williams is best thought of as a volatile flex play this week.

by Spencer Babbitt

DEN RB Javonte Williams - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. Minnesota Vikings
Javonte Williams has re-seized control in the Denver backfield following his return from injury in Week 6. Williams has 62 carries over his last three games to go along with 10 catches on 11 targets in that same span. The Broncos appear content to thrust Williams into a workhorse role whenever he's fully healthy. He will lead the backfield in Week 11 when the Broncos host the Vikings. The Vikings are not a great overall defense, but they have been somewhat difficult for opposing running games this season (6th in fewest schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs). The Broncos could lean on Russell Wilson against a shaky Minnesota secondary, but Williams is a great bet to see 15+ touches regardless and that puts him firmly into starting territory amongst fantasy backs.

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