Bottled up by Bengals
Williams rushed four times for 11 yards and caught his only target for minus-two yards during Sunday's 34-11 loss to the Bengals.
Entering the game with a hip injury, Williams logged a season low in carries while D'Andre Swift saw 20 combined targets and rushing attempts. While the impending return of Taylor Decker (finger) could boost the Detroit rushing game in the near future, the season-ending loss of Frank Ragnow (toe) will continue to be difficult to recover from. Regardless, Williams likely will remain in the back seat to the receiving-proficient Swift, and his fantasy outlook could diminish if Detroit can't find ways to remain competitive most weeks.
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Williams is set to led the Detroit backfield with D'Andre Swift (shoulder) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, MLive.com's Benjamin Raven reports.
Coach Dan Campbell confirmed Swift (shoulder) won't play Sunday against the Vikings, MLive's Benjamin Raven reports.
Coach Dan Campbell said Friday that Swift (shoulder) is "maybe a week away" from retaking the field.
Swift (shoulder) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.
Swift (shoulder) could miss multiple games, though he wants to return in short order, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Lions head coach Dan Campbell said Monday that "it's hard to see" Swift (shoulder) playing against the Vikings this weekend, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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