1. RB Antonio Williams has what it takes to make an impact for NY
Star running back Saquon Barkley didn’t hit the gridiron for this one and with Matt Breida also out of action, it opened the door for Antonio Williams to get the start at RB. Williams took full advantage of his extra work, as he ran with passion and certainly made quite the impression on Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.
In the first half, Williams posted four carries for 20 yards, but he also added six receptions for 37 yards. Williams has great hands and he was a reliable option for Jones against Cincinnati. No one is expecting Williams to take over as the starting back for this team, but he’s most definitely playing his way to some important snaps once the regular season arrives.
Williams has what it takes to not only record some strong carries for the offense, but also be a threat for the aerial attack too. Rookie running back Jashaun Corbin had a short touchdown run in the first half, but fans would have loved to have been able to see Williams rewarded for his hard work on the night with that carry near the goal line. Regardless of Williams not scoring, he 100 percent had a solid showing.