The Denver Broncos announced Week 17 inactives and Javonte Williams is officially active for their matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. Williams was listed as questionable this week due to a knee injury. He was limited throughout the week along with teammate Melvin Gordon, who is also dealing with injuries late in the season.
The Broncos will look to re-establish the run this week after struggling in Week 16 to get things moving. Williams had seven carries for just 12 rushing yards last week, but did manage a touchdown to save the day for fantasy managers.
Williams got the start in Week 13 with Gordon inactive and finished with a monstrous outing against the Chiefs. He totaled 29 touches in that outing for 178 scrimmage yards. It’s clear that Gordon is the biggest barrier to Williams’ path towards top-tier fantasy production on a consistent basis. However, while they each manage injuries towards the end of the season, it’s likely that a split backfield is probably best to ensure both of them stay as healthy as possible down the stretch.