Jameson Williams Fantasy Waiver Wire: Should I Pick Up Lions WR This Week?

Should fantasy football managers go after Jameson Williams on the waiver wire in Week 5?

The Detroit Lions are off to a great start in the 2023 NFL season. They are 3-1 and have road wins at Kansas City and at Green Bay. The offense has been especially good, as Jared Goff is currently seventh in the league with 1,029 passing yards.

Amon-Ra St. Brown is currently 10th in receiving yards (331 yards), but they could be looking for one more playmaker on the outside. Luckily for the Lions, they potentially have that guy. Jameson Williams’ suspension for violating the league’s gambling policy was cut two games short.

With Williams back on the active roster, should fantasy football managers be on the waiver wire signing him?

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Should Williams Be a Fantasy Waiver Wire Add in Week 5?

Williams was taken with the 12th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. But he was able to only take 74 snaps as he was recovering from a torn ACL he suffered at Alabama.

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He only registered two touches last season, but they were a 40-yard rush and a 41-yard reception that went for a touchdown. The reason why the Lions took him so high in last year’s draft is because he has elite speed.

The Lions are playing well on the offensive end through the first four weeks of the season, but being able to bring in a home-run threat like Williams could take the unit to a different level. Besides St. Brown, rookie tight end Sam LaPorta is starting to emerge as one of the better young tight ends in all of football.

Through four games, the rookie from Iowa has at least five catches and at least 39 yards in those games. His best one was in a win against the Atlanta Falcons, when he had an eight-catch, 84-yard performance with one touchdown.

With those two receivers controlling the middle of the field, are there enough opportunities for Williams to make him a waiver wire addition? Yes, there absolutely is. Even though he touched the ball only twice in his rookie season, he averaged 40.5 yards per touch.

Last year, DeAndre Hopkins was suspended the first six games of the year and came back to have a terrific season for the Arizona Cardinals. Is Williams quite the receiver that Hopkins is? No. But he absolutely could be a guy to help you win a championship later in the year.

There is a good chance you’re not the only person looking at him in your league, so you will have to be aggressive in getting him. Rarely are there wide receivers with this much speed and playmaking ability on the waiver wire. If you’re a team that looks like a contender but could use one more piece, Williams is your guy.

Go get him, and you will be happy later.

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