Player: Jameson Williams
Team: Detroit Lions
Pick: #12 // Round 1
In a new episode of the RazzBall Fantasy Football Podcast host Bobby LaMarco discusses the fantasy relevance of former Alabama receiver Jameson Williams with guest Paul Blake. A jubilant Paul proudly proclaims his predilection for Jameson, oh, and he likes the receiver, too. To hear our full analysis, check out the YouTube video included with this article. See where Williams ranks on our new consensus rookie rankings for 2022 fantasy football dynasty leagues and 2022 fantasy football ADP pages!
I have a long-held belief that many of these athletes in high-level college football and the NFL will produce numbers– it’s just a matter of opportunity. Consider Jameson Williams a sterling example of that belief. After a few seasons wallowing away on the bench at Ohio State, Williams transferred to Alabama and altered the trajectory of his career.
Jameson went from playing a bit part in Ohio State’s receiver production to a starring role in Alabama’s . Williams racked up 1,572 yards receiving and 15 TDs on 79 catches during his lone season in Tuscaloosa. The former Buckeye is a true burner able to beat any defender deep. He is a lover of all things football demonstrated by his participation on special teams; in the return game and the punt cover units. Not many receivers of his caliber are willing to play gunner on punt coverage.
Williams joins a receiving room in Detroit that is desperate for playmakers. Amon-Ra St. Brown had a great rookie season, and Tight End T.J. Hockenson is a solid blocker and receiver, but both of them lack the elite speed that can take the top off a defense. That’s where Jameson mixes in; offering an intoxicating blend of pass-catchers sure to warm the souls of Lions fans. Watch the YouTube video to find out if we are buying or fading Jameson Williams at his ADP in redraft and dynasty rookie drafts or listen to the podcast audio below.
Sources: RazzBall.com, NFL.com, profootballreference.com