There has been no running back over the past few seasons that has been a thorn in the side of fantasy football managers more than Jamaal Williams. Whether it be his time in Green Bay as the handcuff to Aaron Jones or now his role with the Lions as the “handcuff” to D'Andre Swift, Williams continues to make a weekly fantasy football impact much to the chagrin of the managers that rostered Jones and now Swift. However, before you hit that fantasy football waiver wire or check out the fantasy football trade analyzer to see if you should be looking to add Williams to your squad lets take a look at his performances and whether or not he is a must add or not.


Is Jamaal Williams Worth A Waiver Wire Add In Week 4?

Affectionately once dubbed “Jamawful Williams” by our own Howard Bender, Williams has really been a pain for fantasy football manager over the past seasons due to his inclusions in his team's offense despite the fact that he is never considered the starting running back on those rosters. Last season, Williams appeared in 13 games and rushed for 601 yards and three touchdowns while adding 26 catches for 157 yards. D'Andre Swift a lot of last season and Williams himself was no stranger to injury but when active, and healthy, he was productive, just like he has always been throughout his career. There are even plenty of moments where Swift is healthy and Williams still finds his way to fantasy production. In Week 1 of this season for example against the Eagles Williams had 11 carries for 28 yards but rushed for two touchdowns thanks to his role in the team's red zone offense. In Week 2, with Swift dealing with an injury he had 12 carries for 53 yards. In Week 3, with Swift still not 100% he finished with 20 carries for 87 yards and two more scores. The touchdowns are the thing to key in on here because it is obvious that the Lions like using the 6-foo-0, 224lb RB in those goal-to-go situations and therefore he already has four rushing touchdowns. The Lions offense has been pretty good this season when it comes to putting up  points which means Williams could continue to get those red zone touches. As long as Swift remains banged up Williams is a priority add but it is looking more and more likely that Williams is a valuable flex play / handcuff option for fantasy managers overall and if he is floating around your waiver wire in Week for you should be making a move to pick him up.


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