Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery left Thursday night's game against the the Chicago Bears with what has been reported as broken ribs. The 24-year-old finished the 2016 season with 77 carries for 457 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
The key with Williams, though, is his health.
Injuries dampened an otherwise strong performance by the Packers, particularly a frightening hit to receiver Davante Adams from the Bears' Danny Trevathan. Green Bay lists Montgomery as day to day, and with 10 days in between games, he could play against the Cowboys in Week 5.
Williams will need to gash through tacklers because Green Bay's offensive line was a middling 19th in the league in run blocking last season, per Football Outsiders.
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On the opening series, Ty Montgomery carried five times for 28 yards before heading to the locker room. Williams carried four times for 11 yards and did not look as explosive as Jones, nor did he create as much for himself. After all, the Packers are still going to throw the ball plenty with Aaron Rodgers under center, and Williams probably won't dominate the ball right away.
Both running backs are rookies.
However, Williams' talent alone makes him worth a waiver-wire pickup if he is still available. He also became a more visible target in Green Bay's passing game under his new role, finishing the season with 44 receptions for 348 yards.