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Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Date of Birth:  04/03/1995
Age:  27
Height  6'0"
Weight:   212
College:  BYU
Drafted:  2017 | Round 4 | Pick 134
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB


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Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

The Lions activated Jamaal Williams from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Williams missed two games while on the COVID list, but he's back for Week 16. However, Craig Reynolds has emerged as a strong option in the Detroit backfield, so Williams might not be locked into the lead role even if D'Andre Swift (shoulder) remains out this week. Still, it'll be good for the Lions to have the energy that Williams brings back in the mix.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Williams would have drawn another start with D'Andre Swift (shoulder) out again, but that unfortunately won't happen as COVID issues hit Detroit. Look for rookie Jermar Jefferson to be the lead back for the Lions with Godwin Igwebuike also mixing in, but it will be a difficult spot facing the Broncos in Denver.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (thigh) is officially active for Week 11.

Williams missed the past two games with his thigh issue, but he’s back for today’s matchup against the Browns. Look for the Lions to rely heavily on their rushing attack again today.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (thigh) is questionable for Week 11.

Williams practiced on a limited basis all week, so there is hope that he will be able to return this weekend. If so, the veteran should see a decent workload with Jared Goff (doubtful) and based on how much the Lions ran last week when Dan Campbell took over play-calling duties.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (thigh) ruled out for Week 10.

Williams will miss his second game in a row, so this is more than just a minor injury with the bye being unable to get him back on the field. D'Andre Swift should be given a heavy workload as the Lions hope to finally get a win, and rookie Jermar Jefferson will see work behind him.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (ribs) has officially been ruled out for Week 8.

Williams has been playing all season despite weekly questionable tags, but he's out for today against the Eagles while dealing with his rib issue. This is definitely a surprise, but hopefully Williams can rest up and be ready to go in Week 10 following the Lion's bye next week.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

The Lions are signing Jamaal Williams to a two-year deal, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Williams left the Packers on good terms, but he will now get a shot at them twice per year in Detroit. We know the new-look Lions will want to run the ball, though it will be interesting to see if this signing means Kerryon Johnson is put on the trade block. Either way, look for Williams to carry some FLEX appeal as an all-around option behind D’Andre Swift.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (quad) did not return for the Packers.

Before leaving, Williams had one carry for six yards and two receptions for 14 yards against the Panthers. Hopefully this quad issue isn't something that'll keep Williams out for much longer, and he'll have an extra day to get ready for Week 16 versus the Titans.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (quad) is questionable to return for the Packers.

It's unclear when Williams was injured, but Green Bay is up 18 points late in the first half and might not want to rush him back with a capable group of running backs to work with. Perhaps there'll be an update on Williams' status at half time.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

The Packers activated Jamaal Williams from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Williams had to miss last Thursday's game while on the COVID-19 list, but he's back and will again complement Aaron Jones in the Green Bay backfield after performing well in two games as the starter during Jones' absence due to a calf injury.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams was designated as a high-risk close contact to A.J. Dillon and is out on Thursday night, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Unfortunately, the new COVID-19 rules will knock out the Green Bay runner after back-to-back impressive games, but hopefully they will have Aaron Jones (calf) back in the lineup against San Francisco. Williams now has to isolate for five days.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams is considered a "close contact" to A.J. Dillon.

The NFL must now determine the next steps for Williams, who could potentially be forced to miss this Thursday's game against the 49ers. We'll track Williams' status leading up to the final Week 9 injury report being released on Wednesday.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (shoulder) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

Williams looks set to play against the Seahawks in the Divisional Round matchup on Sunday, but we'll update you if anything happens to change when the final injury report is released on Friday. Williams had six total touchdowns during the regular season and will be a definite boost for Green Bay behind starting running back Aaron Jones.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (shoulder) is inactive for Week 17.

Williams came into the weekend as doubtful, so this was the expected outcome, and Aaron Jones should again be featured for a game the Packers likely need to win in order to clinch a first-round bye. We would expect Williams will be good to go in the playoffs, but his regular season ends with 107 carries for 460 yards and one touchdown with an impressive 39/253/5 receiving line on 45 targets.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (shoulder) is questionable to return for the Packers.

Williams is having a nice game mixing in with Aaron Jones, so hopefully he's able to get back out there soon. We'll update you as more information becomes available on Williams' status.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams has cleared the concussion protocol.

Williams should be good to go as the backfield partner for Aaron Jones on Monday night, so he’s back on the FLEX radar. Green Bay won’t have Davante Adams (toe), which could lead to more reliance on the running backs.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday.

Williams did not practice all week and remains in concussion protocol. Hopefully the third-year running back gets well soon and can play in a Week 6 Monday night matchup against the Lions. Aaron Jones will again likely handle most of the backfield work for Green Bay this week, but rookie running back Dexter Williams should get his first game action against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (concussion) remains out of practice.

We'll see if Williams can get on the practice field on at least a limited basis tomorrow, but he's looking doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Williams needs to clear concussion protocol after his concussion suffered one week ago.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (concussion) officially did not practice Wednesday.

Williams has made good progress from his helmet-to-helmet shot in last Thursday's game, but he still needs to get through concussion protocol to play this week. Aaron Jones would be set for a heavy workload against the Cowboys if Williams can't get cleared by Sunday.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams is back at home.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur says that Williams spent last night in the hospital after taking a big hit to the head from Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett, but that the third-year running back is now back home and it sounds like he's doing well. Williams is likely in concussion protocol and will look to get cleared ahead of Week 5. It's great to hear he appears to be doing OK after a concerning scene last night.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams leaves game with apparent head injury.

On the first play of scrimmage for Green Bay, Williams took a big helmet-to-helmet hit from Derek Barnett and then had his head driven into the ground. Unfortunately, the cart is now being brought out for the third-year running back, so his night is certainly done—but at least he was moving around before being put on the stretcher. Hopefully this is just a precaution, but more information should become available in the next 24 hours. Aaron Jones is likely to get a ton of work for the rest of the game, which is just over two minutes completed.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets 11 carries against the Lions.

Williams carried eight times for four yards and caught three passes for 16 yards in the Packers' Week 17 loss. After Williams played great the last two weeks, this was obviously disappointing for fantasy owners that placed him in fantasy lineups with titles on the line, but it didn't help that Aaron Rodgers (concussion) left the game and the Packers were shutout. Williams' season ends with 121 carries for 464 yards and three touchdowns along with 27 receptions for 210 yards. He'll likely be Aaron Jones' backup in 2019, but he should have a role as a great pass protector for Aaron Rodgers. It'll be interesting to see who the new head coach and offensive staff are in Green Bay.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams scores against the Jets.

Williams carried 15 times for 95 yards and a touchdown along with six receptions for 61 yards in the Packers' Week 16 overtime win. The second-year running back had an excellent all-around showing as a runner, receiver, and pass protector throughout the game, and he handled all the touches in the backfield for Green Bay. The Lions aren't an easy matchup to conclude the regular season, but Williams is at least a strong RB2 option with fantasy titles on the line in Week 17.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams scores in Packers' loss.

Williams carried 12 times for 55 yards and added four receptions for 42 yards versus the Bears. Aaron Jones left the game with a knee injury in the first quarter, and it's probably an injury that'll force him to miss more time, so there's a chance Williams is a workhorse-type back the final two games of the season. After a solid showing against one of the league's best defenses, Williams is probably the no-doubt top pickup on waiver wires for Week 16.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets four carries in Week 14.

Williams gained 17 yards on his four attempts in the Packers' win. The second-year running back isn't a recommended fantasy option with Aaron Jones the clear leader in Green Bay's backfield.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets 11 touches against the Cardinals.

Williams carried seven times for 13 yards and caught four passes for 14 yards in the Packers' Week 13 loss. Perhaps Joe Philbin taking over as the team's interim head coach with Mike McCarthy fired will lead to more touches for Williams, but it'll likely lead to more touches for Aaron Jones if anything. Williams is difficult to trust in Week 14 fantasy lineups.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets one carry in Week 12.

Williams gained five yards on his lone attempt against the Vikings. Aaron Jones is obviously in control of Green Bay’s backfield, so Williams does not need to be owned in fantasy leagues.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams sees just one touch in Week 11 loss.

It was a five-yard carry, and he wasn't targeted in the passing game. Williams has fallen firmly behind Aaron Jones (16 touches for 103 yards and two touchdowns) in Green Bay's backfield, so he's just a handcuff at this point. The 4-5-1 Packers will look to bounce back next week in Minnesota.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets three carries in Week 10.

Williams gained three yards on his three attempts against Miami. Meanwhile, Aaron Jones had 15 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns along with three receptions for 27 yards, so Williams is clearly the No. 2 back in Green Bay's backfield. Williams doesn't need to be owned in fantasy leagues right now.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams handles nine touches in loss to the Patriots.

Williams rushed seven times for 34 yards, also adding two receptions for 20 yards. It was a solid night for Green Bay's backup, and fantasy owners should at least take note of Aaron Jones' costly fumble in the fourth quarter with the Packers driving to take the lead. The backfield isn't expected to change significantly, but Williams was already more trusted in pass protection, so perhaps he will get some more work down the stretch. For now, he's just a decent FLEX option heading into a matchup with the Dolphins.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams scores against the Rams.

Williams received a goal-line carry and converted in Green Bay's Week 8 loss. Overall, Williams had four carries for nine yards and a touchdown. Aaron Jones was the most productive of the Packers running backs, though, with 12 carries for 86 yards and a touchdown. Williams is a risky FLEX option for Week 9 against New England.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams handles seven touches in win over the 49ers.

Williams rushed six times for 29 yards and caught a ten-yard pass as Green Bay survived on Monday Night Football, 33-30. Aaron Jones once again paced the team in carries and yards, but Williams seemed to get more run in the second half with the Packers trailing, and it's unlikely that any of the team's runners is able to separate themselves in a three-way timeshare. Consider Williams a risky FLEX option when Green Bay returns from their Week 7 bye to take on the Rams.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets eight carries in Week 5.

Williams carried six times for 33 yards and added two receptions for 19 yards against the Lions, again splitting the workload pretty evenly with Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery. None of Green Bay's running backs are more than FLEX options at this point.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets 11 carries in Packers' win.

Williams gained 27 yards compared to Aaron Jones' 65 yards on the same number of attempts. When you consider Ty Montgomery is also mixing in, Williams is currently a riskier FLEX option. The second-year back has a valuable role as a pass protector, though, and should continue seeing the field despite Jones continuing to make explosive plays as a runner. Through four games, Williams is on pace for 188 carries for 648 yards and 20 receptions for 112 yards.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams handles seven touches in loss to the Redskins.

Williams rushed five times for 29 yards, also adding two receptions for 16 yards. The second-year back was behind Aaron Jones (six carries) and barely ahead of Ty Montgomery (four carries) on Sunday, which isn't a good sign at all for investors. However, it was a small sample size in a two-touchdown loss, so we'll see what happens back at home against Buffalo next week. For now, consider Williams a FLEX option with significant downside.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams handles 19 touches in Week 2 tie.

Williams rushed 16 times for 59 yards, also adding three receptions for 12 yards. The Packers' starter didn't find much running room against Minnesota's stout front, but he was the clear leader of the backfield ahead of Ty Montgomery (six touches). It will be interesting to see how his role changes with Aaron Jones returning from suspension, but Williams can probably be considered a low-end RB2/FLEX option against the Redskins next Sunday.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets 15 carries in Week 1.

Williams was the clear leader in the backfield for the Packers, but there wasn’t much room to run against the Bears. He gained 47 yards on his 15 carries and did not catch any passes in the game. As the best pass blocker at running back for Green Bay, Williams role seems pretty solidified right now. Consider him more of an RB2/FLEX option next week against the Vikings, though.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Mike McCarthy says Jamaal Williams is "poised to have a big year."

McCarthy was asked about Williams entering his second NFL season, and the Packers head coach said he thinks we'll look back and say he was one of those players that made a second-year jump. McCarthy added that Williams is "so comfortable. So consistent...You can see the way he's developed physically. I think he's poised to have a big year." The Packers have said they are going to use a committee backfield, and McCarthy has also given a lot of praise to Ty Montgomery; but it looks like Williams could be the lead runner this season. Williams is dealing with a mild ankle injury from last week's preseason game, so hopefully he's able to get out there tomorrow night against Oakland, which might give a clearer idea of the touch distribution in Green Bay.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams is "fine" after last night's ankle injury.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says it's a minor ankle sprain for the second-year back. Williams might be ready to go for the team's important third preseason next week versus Oakland. He mostly split work with Ty Montgomery before leaving last night's game.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (ankle) leaves preseason game against the Steelers.

The Packers announced the ankle injury for Williams but haven't given any more information. Williams is competing for a sizable role in what's expected to be a committee for Green Bay, so hopefully the injury isn't too serious.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets 25 touches in Week 17.

Williams again worked as a workhorse for the Packers, carrying 22 times for 82 rushing yards and adding three receptions for 31 receiving yards against the Lions. The rookie's first NFL season ends with 153 carries for 556 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns along with 25 receptions for 262 reaching yards and two receiving touchdowns. He's certainly carved out some type of role on the team next season, and there's a chance he's the lead guy in 2018. Green Bay's backfield situation will be among the most important to watch heading into next year.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets 15 carries against Minnesota.

The rookie running back ran pretty well against a tough defense, gaining 58 yards on his 15 carries with not much help from the passing game to balance the offense. Aaron Jones left the game with a knee injury, so Williams might have the backfield to himself in Week 17. Either way, he'll get the majority of the carries and is at least a FLEX option against the Lions.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams contained in loss to the Panthers.

Williams rushed 10 times for 30 yards and was held without a reception. The rookie was out-gained by fellow rookie Aaron Jones 46-30 on the ground, and Jones did it on just three attempts, so Green Bay could shake things up in Week 16. Williams will be difficult to trust against Minnesota on Saturday night.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams scores twice in Packers' win.

Williams again worked as the clear leader in Green Bay's backfield, carrying 15 times for 49 yards and a touchdown along with seven receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown through the air against the Browns. The first score was early in the game when Williams was wide open and Brett Hundley found him for 30 yards. The second was on a carry at the goal line in the fourth quarter. Aaron Rodgers is expected to return next week, which should give Williams more scoring opportunities. It looks like the rookie has a chance to seize the starting role heading into 2018, too. Even with a difficult matchup against the Panthers in Week 15, Williams is a solid option in fantasy lineups.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams plays great in Week 13.

Though Aaron Jones (knee) returned to the lineup, Williams still worked as the lead guy in Green Bay's backfield and received all the work until the final play of the game (a 20-yard touchdown carry by Jones in overtime). Williams carried 21 times for 113 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for ten yards. Maybe we'll get more clarity on the backfield situation during the week, but there's a chance a healthier Jones starts working into the mix a little more. For now, consider Williams a solid option for Week 14, though.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams scores twice in Week 12.

With Ty Montgomery (ribs) and Aaron Jones (knee) both out again, Williams worked as a workhorse in Green Bay's backfield and did some major damage against the Steelers. Williams carried 21 times for 66 yards and a rushing touchdown while adding four receptions for 69 yards and a receiving touchdown. The touchdown reception was on a screen pass that Williams took 54 yards to the house; and the rushing score was on a carry by the goal line that Williams punched in. The rookie should lead the backfield again in Week 13 against the Bucs, so he'll be a very good option in fantasy lineups.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams handles 22 touches in loss to the Ravens.

Williams rushed 18 times for 57 yards and caught four passes for 38 yards. The rookie got the start with Ty Montgomery (ribs) and Aaron Jones (knee) nursing injuries, but Baltimore's rested defense didn't give him much room to run. Hopefully Montgomery is back for Week 12 against the Steelers, but if not, Williams will again be a volume-based FLEX option.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams handles 20 carries in win over the Bears.

Williams was forced into a workhorse role with Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery both leaving with injuries, and the rookie rushed 20 times for 67 yards, also catching a seven-yard pass. The BYU product will be a popular waiver-wire add this week, as he could push for 20+ touches again in Week 11 if Jones and Montgomery are out. However, even if that's the case, the Ravens are a difficult matchup.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams scores first career touchdown in Week 9.

Williams entered the game late with it pretty much in hand for Detroit, but he played well when given opportunities. The rookie running back caught two passes for 31 yards before punching in a one-yard touchdown on the final play of the game for his first NFL touchdown. Williams might see some more touches moving forward after what he showed on the final drive tonight, but he doesn't need to be on standard fantasy rosters yet.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets one carry in Week 6.

Aaron Jones worked as the clear lead guy for the Packers with Ty Montgomery out, getting 20 touches in the win over Dallas. Williams picked up one yard on his lone carry. For now, he's just a handcuff to the handcuff and doesn't need to be on fantasy rosters.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (knee) was officially a full participant in practice today.

The rookie running back said he was "good" earlier today, and he obviously is. It looks like he should be 100% heading into Sunday, but how the workload will be split is very much up in the air if Ty Montgomery is out. Aaron Jones was considered the better waiver wire pickup after he played well and scored a touchdown in Week 5, but Williams was previously the number two behind Montgomery.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (knee) says he's "good."

The rookie running back believes he'll be ready to go on Sunday agustin Dallas. Aaron Jones, who played well last Thursday after Ty Montgomery and Williams went down, was the preferred waiver wire pickup, but don't be surprised if Williams plays and gets more work. Montgomery also says he might play through the broken ribs, so we'll have to see the injury report and how this situation works out.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams' MRI results came back negative, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Schefter says he could miss next week's game against the Cowboys, but not any longer than that. The Green Bay running back situation is up in the air heading into Week 5, but at least they have some extra time to get healthy and figure it out. If Ty Montgomery (ribs) doesn't play next Sunday, there's a chance Williams gets a start. If not, and both Montgomery and Williams are out, Aaron Jones should handle most of the snaps with Aaron Ripkowski  mixing in. Jones is worth a waiver claim next week, but it could turn out to be a wasted one.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams (knee) is out for the rest of the game against the Bears.

The Packers are down to rookie Aaron Jones and fullback Aaron Ripkowski as their only running backs left for the second half. Hopefully Williams' knee injury isn't too serious, but we'll know more in the coming days if not tonight after the game. Williams had four carries for 11 yards and a two-yard reception before leaving.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams has a knee injury and is officially questionable to return.

Williams was getting worked on at the bench, so we'll see if the rookie back is able to get back in the game.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams leaves game against the Bears.

The rookie running back appeared to hurt his hamstring or something else in that area. This came in the second quarter with starter Ty Montgomery already out for the game (reportedly because of broken ribs). The Packers are getting thin at running back now, and fellow rookie Aaron Jones is now likely to get most of the work in the backfield.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams carries twice for six yards in Week 2.

He also had a five-yard catch. The rookie is a handcuff to Ty Montgomery and doesn’t have standalone fantasy value right now.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams gets two carries in Week 1.

The rookie running back gained nine yards on his two carries. It's clear Ty Montgomery will handle most of the backfield touches for the Packers, so Williams is just a handcuff at this point.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams carries 11 times in Packers' final preseason game.

The rookie from BYU had 31 yards on his 11 carries, adding a six-yard reception. The Packers likely wanted to get Williams a good amount of work in the game to get him ready for the season, as he's expected to backup Ty Montgomery to open the year. Williams will mix in and get some playing time with Aaron Rodgers and the first team in Week 1 versus Seattle.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams leads team in receiving on Saturday night.

He took some first-team reps and had three catches for 46 yards, but totaled just four yards on three carries. The rookie is clearly behind Ty Montgomery for touches, despite many hyping him up all offseason. He is still a quality late-round pick as a change-of-pace and handcuff on the Packers offense.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Jamaal Williams carries four times for 14 yards in preseason game against the Eagles.

The Packers didn't really run the ball last night, but Williams appears to be the clear lead backup behind Ty Montgomery. He looked good in his limited action, and the rookie back will get some first-team reps over the next couple of preseason games.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

Rookie running back Jamaal Williams has been getting first-team reps with the Packers.

Yesterday, Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said Williams has earned first-team reps because of his performance in pass protection. Rob Demovsky of ESPN says Williams "appears to be pushing" Ty Montgomery. Head coach Mike McCarthy talked up Montgomery, calling him a "stud" a couple days ago while adding that he is very good in pass protection, but the fourth-rounder Williams excels in pass protection and could take some work from the incumbent starter.

Jamaal Williams | Lions RB

The Packers select BYU running back with the 134th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Williams was productive for BYU throughout his four seasons, including two 1,000-yard years. As a senior, Williams ran for 1,375 yards and 12 touchdowns. If given blocking, Williams can do some damage. As a rookie, he'll likely fill in behind Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael. It's looking like Montgomery will be the Packers' lead back in 2017, but Williams will likely have a chance for a nice role.