Friday PM update: Williams has been removed from the final injury report and should play as usual. He’s worth a start, as he’s been leading the backfield this season over D’Andre Swift.
Thursday PM Update: Williams was listed as a full participant on Thursday on the team’s official injury report.
Lions Thursday practice report: pic.twitter.com/NKJTlIjwTn— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) November 17, 2022
Thursday update: Williams was back at practice on Thursday, per Jeremy Reisman. Williams was dealing with an illness Wednesday, so his return on Thursday is a good sign he’ll be ready to go on Sunday.
The Detroit Lions are coming off a big win against the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately, they have a tough matchup against the New York Giants in Week 11. The Lions haven’t had the season they hoped for, but their offense has started turning around. This has been mainly due to the performance of running back Jamaal Williams. Unfortunately, he is starting Week 11 by missing practice.
Not seen at practice for Lions:— Jeremy Reisman (@DetroitOnLion) November 16, 2022
RB Jamaal Williams
WR Josh Reynolds
WR Trinity Benson
OT Taylor Decker
C Frank Ragnow
EDGE Josh Paschal
Safety DeShon Elliott is in a red no-contact jersey after entering concussion protocol Sunday.
Chark and R. Okwara are back (still on IR)
Fantasy football implications for Week 11
Williams has been a near must-start recently with how much work he has been getting for Detroit. He has 142 carries for 604 yards and nine touchdowns on the season. If he is active, you are likely playing him even with the tough matchup. Williams has at least 50 yards rushing or a touchdown every game this season.
If Williams sits, we should see starting running back D’Andre Swift returning to his normal workload barring that his injuries have continued to heal. If that is the case, then start him this weekend. If head coach Dan Campbell implies Swift will still be limited, then look for a running back not on the Lions to substitute.