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Running Back, San Francisco 49ers

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Draft: 2017 Round 4 (15)
College: Utah
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 210 DOB: 1993-09-04 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#49 7 12.09

Season Stats
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  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 (Projected) SF   104 425 4.1 3   17 114 6.7 1 77.9  

2017 Outlook
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It's still early so the hype train hasn't yet left the station, but rumblings about Joe Williams are starting to get louder as we head into his rookie season. Williams flashed tremendous speed and big play ability in college which will delight many fantasy owners who are bored of what we've seen in recent years with the San Francisco offense. His size and speed combination would seem to indicate that he'd be a late-down back, but what we've seen from him on the field has been quite the opposite. Williams is not a good, or even a decent pass protector at this point which will certainly hurt his potential to be on the field on obvious passing downs. Not only that, but he doesn't catch passes particularly well. In fact, Williams caught just nine total passes in his senior season at Utah and dropped a whopping five of the 30 total passes that went his way throughout his college career.

Unless he completely transforms from the type of player he was in college, Williams' road to playing time will likely have to come in early down relief of the team's starter, Carlos Hyde. Hyde does have an injury history that could give fantasy owners some hope, but the likelihood is very low that Williams touches the ball a significant number of times in a game where Hyde is healthy. Williams does have some long-term upside in dynasty leagues due to Hyde being in a contract year, but he'll need to make the most of the few touches he does get in order to be seriously considered as the long-term answer for the team at running back.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Carlos Hyde
RB2RB2 Joe Williams
RB3RB3 Tim Hightower
RB4FB1 Kyle Juszczyk
RB5RB4 Raheem Mostert
RB6RB5 Kapri Bibbs
49ers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Carlos Hyde looks "tremendous"
GM praises beleaguered starting RB
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 27, 5:20 pm

San Francisco
GM John Lynch with praise for 49ers RB Carlos Hyde: "Carlos Hyde looks tremendous. He's really dedicated himself." (

FFToday's Take: Lynch was presumably talking about Hyde's conditioning - he checked in at 228 pounds, reportedly his lowest weight since high school - because the team has done little since the draft to make owners believe he will be "the man." Perhaps Lynch is trying to create a trade market for Hyde. At any rate, Hyde is a very risky fantasy investment that could be traded/released/benched at a moment's notice. Joe Williams and Tim Hightower would be the backs most likely to benefit.

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