Jameson Williams is a candidate to break out for fantasy players in 2024

The Detroit Lions are a team with the arrow pointing way up. Fantasy football players should take advantage of this explosive offense and one player in particular could provide a huge return.
Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams runs the ball in for a touchdown in the first quarter of the NFC Championship Game.
Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams runs the ball in for a touchdown in the first quarter of the NFC Championship Game. / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

During the offseason, it's important for fantasy football players to identify players who could be had at a reasonable price in either redraft or dynasty formats and devise a plan of action to get them on their roster.

For the upcoming season, I would suggest Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams.

Williams, a first-round pick in 2022, has not gotten off to the start that many hoped he would coming out of college. But there are reasons for that. He suffered a torn ACL in the College Football National Championship Game but was still selected in the first round of the draft. He played in just six games as a rookie and caught just one pass, but it went for a touchdown.

In year two, he started the season on the suspension list for violating the league's policy against gambling. He played in 12 games and caught 24 passes for 354 yards and two touchdowns. He began to come on toward the end of the regular season and then against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, he kicked off the scoring with this play.

Year three is when we often see the good wide receivers begin to really take over. There is every reason to think that Williams will be in line with that.

He will play second fiddle to Amon-Ra St. Brown, one of the best wide receivers in the league, but he is the team's clear-cut No. 2 option. Josh Reynolds and Donovan Peoples-Jones are both unrestricted free agents as well.

The Lions do have one of the league's top tight ends in Sam LaPorta, so you have to figure that Williams will lose some targets there, but he should be in line to put up huge numbers in 2024.

The Lions are still going to attack teams with a run-first approach, but as St. Brown and LaPorta begin to garner extra attention from the opposing defense, Williams should be able to torch teams that are forced to defend him with just one player.

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I would look to add Williams anywhere and everywhere that you can.