Jameson Williams struggled to find the field behind Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave during his two seasons with Ohio State, but he erupted for 1,572 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2021. Williams only drew 25 targets in his first two collegiate seasons, so the sample size we have to draw from is small. Thankfully, he ran 500 routes in 2021, and that sample size provided evidence that Williams is among the most explosive playmakers -- both down the field and after the catch -- to enter the NFL Draft in recent years.
If he's able to recover from a 2021 ACL tear in time to play in Week 1, Williams has the talent to take over as Detroit's top receiver as a rookie. His versatility as a field stretcher and a catch-and-run option gives Williams a tantalizing Fantasy ceiling that could warrant risking a top-five pick in Dynasty rookie drafts. The advanced analytics behind his 2021 season are attention-grabbing, but should Williams' lack of track record deter dynasty drafters from selecting him over more proven receivers like Wilson, Olave, or Treylon Burks?
SportsLine's Fantasy analyst Jacob Gibbs provides a data-driven deep dive to answer that question and address anything that stood out from his advanced statistical profile. These player profiles are just a small part of the advanced analytical prep Gibbs is providing for SportsLine users heading into the 2022 Fantasy football season -- if you want an easy way to keep up with all of the information that will be published this spring and summer, SportsLine's 2022 Fantasy Bible (coming soon!) will be updated with links to each article as they go live.
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