Jameson Williams

21-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Injury Knee - ACL
Est. Return 9/11/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Williams might've been the first WR selected in the 2022 Draft if not for his ACL tear in the national title game last season. It was a disappointing end to a phenomenal year, with Williams averaging 104.8 yards and a TD per game in his lone season at Alabama after transferring from OSU. The Lions took him 12th overall, despite the knee injury and his lack of production at OSU pre-transfer. Naturally, two of the guys who played ahead of Williams at OSU were drafted right ahead of him — Chris Olave (Saints) and Garrett Wilson (Jets). None has an ideal situation for rookie-year production, but it'll be especially difficult for Williams given the timing of his injury. It's possible he's eased into action if he makes it back for Week 1, and he may fall behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and DJ Chark when it comes to building chemistry with QB Jared Goff. On the other hand, Williams is blazing fast, young for his draft class and coming off a dominant campaign in the SEC, making it unwise to bet against him long term. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $17.46 million contract with the Lions in May of 2022
Looking unlikely for start of camp
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
June 9, 2022
Coach Dan Campbell (knee) said Thursday "I don't see" Williams (knee) being ready for the start of training camp, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
Campbell said he's "very hopeful" about Williams, but that he doesn't expect the rookie first-round pick to be ready for the start of training camp. Still, that leaves a potential window for Williams to return to the field at some point in camp, and the idea of him suiting up at some point during the first months of the regular season has been floated previously. Williams is coming off a left ACL tear suffered back in January, and when ready for game action, he stands to join Amon-Ra St. Brown and DJ Chark atop Detroit's wide receiver depth chart.
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Not practicing to start minicamp
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
June 7, 2022
Williams (knee) isn't practicing during Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, Jeremy Reisman of SB Nation reports.
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Early season return possible
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
May 20, 2022
Williams (knee) could have "a realistic timeframe" to make his NFL debut "late September early October," Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Surgeon provides hope
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
May 4, 2022
The orthopedic surgeon who oversaw Williams' reconstructive ACL surgery indicated that the receiver's knee injury didn't involve damage to other ligaments, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. "Jameson's goal is to play first preseason game, obviously. I told him, I said, 'Look, depending on which team you go to, most teams are probably - they're going to be very conservative. You've got to understand that,'" Dr. Lyle Cain of Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center said.
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Targeting training camp return
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
April 30, 2022
Williams (knee) is hoping to participate in training camp, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
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Taken by Detroit 12th overall
WRDetroit Lions
Knee - ACL
April 28, 2022
The Lions selected Williams (knee) in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 12th overall.
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