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Jameson Williams start or sit: Week 12 fantasy football advice

We break down the fantasy football outlook of Jameson Williams ahead of the Packers Week 12 matchup against the Lions.

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After two games without cracking 20 yards, Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams put up a solid stat line in the box score last week. The field-stretching wideout is an intriguing player, with the skills to be a game breaker. Still, it’s hard to rely on him in fantasy football lineups, and I’m not sure that will change this week.

Fantasy Football analysis: Lions WR Jameson Williams

Williams caught two passes on three targets last week against the Bears, rolling up 44 yards in the process. The difference this time was a 32-yard touchdown from quarterback Jared Goff. The problem with Williams in fantasy lineups is that he’s kind of a boom or bust player.

The thing to watch here is his playing time, which is steadily on the increase. And while he’s still just playing a bit role in the offense, he’s a player very much worth having on your radar.

The Lions get the Green Bay Packers this week, on Thanksgiving Day.

Start or sit in Week 12 PPR leagues?

William is a little more of a risk in PPR leagues because he’s just not getting many looks. He’s yet to have more than three targets and two catches in a game so far this season. Sit him in smaller leagues, but if you’re in a large league, with 14 teams, he’s worth a flyer at WR3 or flex given the touchdown upside.

Start or sit in Week 12 standard leagues?

Sit him in smaller leagues. In larger leagues, with 12 or more teams, Williams is worth some consideration. He’s a risky play—he might not get you more than 2 points, but he’s showing some upside lately.

Player(s) you would start ahead of Jameson Williams

I like KJ Osborn of the Vikings over Williams this week. He’s got a favorable matchup against Chicago, and this will be his second game back from a concussion.