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Jamaal Williams listed as questionable for Week 8

We break down the news that Jamaal Williams returned to practice on Thursday in limited capacity.

Jamaal Williams #30 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

Update: Williams, like D’Andre Swift, is listed as questionable for Sunday’s contest against the Eagles. The running back did play last week with a questionable tag, so it’s likely he ends up being active for the contest.

Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams returned to practice on Thursday as a limited participant due to a thigh/hip injury that he’s been battling for the past few weeks.

Williams has appeared in all seven games for the 0-7 Lions this season and has mostly split reps with D’Andre Swift, who also serves as the team’s leading receiver. Williams has 312 yards off 71 carries and two touchdowns for Detroit this season and is coming off a 12 carry, 57 yards outing against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7 this past Sunday.

Fantasy football implications

Williams’ being downgraded to a limited participated is not a good sign heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Monitor his situation heading into the weekend. The Lions have a bye following Sunday’s game so if they feel like he’s not totally ready to go, they could very well sit him and give him an extra week to get back to full health.