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Javonte Williams practices Friday, expected to play in Week 15 vs. Bengals

We break down the news that Williams is dealing with a knee injury and will miss practice on Thursday.

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Javonte Williams of the Denver Broncos is congratulated on his receiving touchdown by Melvin Gordon III during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field At Mile High on December 12, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.
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Friday update: Williams is back at practice and should be ready to go for Sunday’s Week 15 game against the Bengals.

Thursday update: Williams will miss practice on Thursday, per head coach Vic Fangio. However, the rookie is expected to suit up against the Bengals on Sunday.

The Denver Broncos look to stay in the AFC playoff race when they face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15. A win for Denver would help the Broncos’ case greatly, due to the loaded playoff field with the Bengals being one of the other teams in contention. Broncos RB Javonte Williams, who is one of the team’s most promising players, is dealing with a knee injury. He logged a limited practice Wednesday.

Fantasy football implications

Williams and Melvin Gordon are both dealing with injuries, so fantasy managers will likely be monitoring this situation throughout the week. Both players seem to be trending in the right direction, though, with limited sessions Wednesday. There’s a good chance both players work up to full practices by the end of the week, especially since both played in the team’s Week 14 game. Williams has worked his way into making this a split backfield and is a strong flex play in fantasy formats.