Jonathan Williams Fantasy Value Gets Rest-Of-Season Boost After Big Thursday Night Game

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Making the first start of his career, Jonathan Williams put up a big performance in the Indianapolis Colts' loss to the Houston Texans on "Thursday Night Football," which has significantly improved his rest-of-season fantasy outlook.

Due to Marlon Mack breaking his hand, Williams was asked to start and handle the majority of the backfield carries. He took the opportunity and ran with it (pun intended), taking 26 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown, while adding another 17 yards on three receptions.

Williams was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round back in 2016. Since then, he has spent time on the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints before landing with the Colts.

While Indianapolis lost, Williams looked impressive in the backfield, and has now posted back-to-back 100-yard games. With Mack's status still up in the air, it looks like Williams will serve as Indianapolis' lead back until Mack can recover from the hand injury.

Williams is the type of waiver wire add that can vault your team into the playoffs, and he should be owned in all leagues going forward.

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