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Javonte Williams questionable for Week 17 game vs. Chargers

We break down the news that Williams was limited with a knee issue.

Cincinnati Bengals v Denver Broncos
Javonte Williams of the Denver Broncos carries the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals at Empower Field At Mile High on December 19, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.
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Friday update: Williams is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s Week 17 game against the Chargers, although the running back seems likely to play after three limited practice sessions.

Thursday update: Williams got in a second straight day of limited practice on Thursday.

The Denver Broncos hope to sweep the season series against the Los Angeles Chargers when the two teams meet in Week 17. The Broncos are still in the thick of the AFC playoff race and need a win to solidify their position. One of Denver’s key players, Javonte Williams, was limited in Wednesday’s practice session due to a knee injury.

Fantasy football implications

Melvin Gordon, the second running back in Denver’s platoon system, was also limited in Wednesday’s session. If both running backs are unable to go, Mike Boone would take over as the team’s starter. It’s unlikely both running backs won’t suit up, especially for a game with high stakes. Williams is the better fantasy option in keeper and dynasty formats but both running backs have good value in fantasy lineups. Williams had 54 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in the last meeting between the two teams.