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Kyren Williams

RB LAR

College: Notre Dame | 2 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 194 lbs
Birth Date: 2000-08-26
2024 Bye Week: 6

Salary: $2
Total Pts: 241.1
Avg Pts: 14.18
Rank: 6 RB

The Smashmouths

2024 RTSports Outlook

Williams was one of the best backs in the game last season despite playing just 12 game. He as third overall in rushing yards. Williams also was sixth overall in broken tackles with 23, which was tied with Derrick Henry. Williams was seventh overall in fantasy running back scoring. He had six 100-yard games. He had 1,350 total yards and 15 touchdowns. Williams averaged a league-best 95.3 total yards per game. It was a breakout season for Williams. He looks to be the starter in this top run offense for years to come but the addition of Blake Corum could spell Williams a little more this season. Williams is a top three-down back. He catches the ball well and also can carry the load at running back. He makes plays after contact and has enough speed to make the big play.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: The Rams can scare fantasy owners a little because they will switch up backs from year to year and the addition of Corum is a little scary for fantasy owners. We still think Williams carries the load but he could really lose out on some goal-line chances because Corum excels in that area. Williams remains a top-10 fantasy back with a huge weekly ceiling. He can get around 1,700 total yards, 50 receptions and 15 or so scores.

FreeDraftGuide.com

RotoBaller's Outlook

Kyren Williams went undrafted in many fantasy leagues a season ago. Rightfully so, as the former 5th-round pick played sparingly in his rookie season. Then he overtook Cam Akers in Week 1 of the 2023 season and it was off to the races. Williams led all running backs with an 83.9% snap share on his way to an RB2 finish on a per-game basis behind only Christian McCaffrey. Despite missing five games due to injury, Williams still managed to finish 4th in red zone touches with 60. It wasn't just volume for the 2nd-year back. He was also efficient with his opportunities. Williams was 8th in both true yards per carry (4.8) and evaded tackles (61), while finishing 13th in yards per touch (5.2). Had the Rams not used a Day 2 pick on a running back in the 2024 NFL Draft, most would consider Williams a sure-fire top-5 back. However, they took Michigan product Blake Corum with the 83rd overall pick, leaving some question marks regarding his workload in 2024. That said, Sean McVay has a history of trusting one back at a time, and right now, that's Williams. It will take some time for Corum to earn his trust, and thus, Williams should be viewed as a mid-range RB1 entering the 2024 season. Don't let draft capital scare you away from a good running back on a good offense.

Kyren Williams went undrafted in many fantasy leagues a season ago. Rightfully so, as the former 5th-round pick played sparingly in his rookie season. Then he overtook Cam Akers in Week 1 of the 2023 season and it was off to the races. Williams led all running backs with an 83.9% snap share on his way to an RB2 finish on a per-game basis behind only Christian McCaffrey. Despite missing five games due to injury, Williams still managed to finish 4th in red zone touches with 60. It wasn't just volume for the 2nd-year back. He was also efficient with his opportunities. Williams was 8th in both true yards per carry (4.8) and evaded tackles (61), while finishing 13th in yards per touch (5.2). Had the Rams not used a Day 2 pick on a running back in the 2024 NFL Draft, most would consider Williams a sure-fire top-5 back. However, they took Michigan product Blake Corum with the 83rd overall pick, leaving some question marks regarding his workload in 2024. That said, Sean McVay has a history of trusting one back at a time, and right now, that's Williams. It will take some time for Corum to earn his trust, and thus, Williams should be viewed as a mid-range RB1 entering the 2024 season. Don't let draft capital scare you away from a good running back on a good offense.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 117.40Kyren Williams 2 rushing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Kyren Williams 1 yd TD rush
. . . Kyren Williams 7 yd TD rush
Kyren Williams 52 rushing yds (5.20 pts)
Kyren Williams 2 receiving yds (0.20 pts)
Week 225.00Kyren Williams 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyren Williams 4 yd TD rush
Kyren Williams 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyren Williams 6 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford
Kyren Williams 52 rushing yds (5.20 pts)
Kyren Williams 6 receptions (3.00 pts)
Kyren Williams 48 receiving yds (4.80 pts)
Week 37.50Kyren Williams 38 rushing yds (3.80 pts)
Kyren Williams 2 receptions (1.00 pts)
Kyren Williams 27 receiving yds (2.70 pts)
Week 426.20Kyren Williams 2 rushing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Kyren Williams 3 yd TD rush
. . . Kyren Williams 3 yd TD rush
Kyren Williams 103 rushing yds (10.30 pts)
Kyren Williams 3 receptions (1.50 pts)
Kyren Williams 24 receiving yds (2.40 pts)
Week 56.70Kyren Williams 53 rushing yds (5.30 pts)
Kyren Williams 2 receptions (1.00 pts)
Kyren Williams 4 receiving yds (0.40 pts)
Week 621.80Kyren Williams 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyren Williams 5 yd TD rush
Kyren Williams 158 rushing yds (15.80 pts)
Week 70.00
Week 80.00
Week 90.00
Week 10
Week 110.00
Week 1235.40Kyren Williams 2 receiving TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Kyren Williams 15 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford
. . . Kyren Williams 3 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford
Kyren Williams 143 rushing yds (14.30 pts)
Kyren Williams 6 receptions (3.00 pts)
Kyren Williams 61 receiving yds (6.10 pts)
Week 1318.70Kyren Williams 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyren Williams 1 yd TD rush
Kyren Williams 88 rushing yds (8.80 pts)
Kyren Williams 3 receptions (1.50 pts)
Kyren Williams 24 receiving yds (2.40 pts)
Week 1412.90Kyren Williams 114 rushing yds (11.40 pts)
Kyren Williams 3 receptions (1.50 pts)
Playoff Week 124.00Kyren Williams 1 rushing 2XP (2.00 pts)
Kyren Williams 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyren Williams 1 yd TD rush
Kyren Williams 152 rushing yds (15.20 pts)
Kyren Williams 5 receptions (2.50 pts)
Kyren Williams 3 receiving yds (0.30 pts)
Kyren Williams 2 fumbles lost (-2.00 pts)
Playoff Week 216.40Kyren Williams 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyren Williams 10 yd TD rush
Kyren Williams 104 rushing yds (10.40 pts)
Playoff Week 329.10Kyren Williams 3 rushing TDs (18.00 pts)
. . . Kyren Williams 4 yd TD rush
. . . Kyren Williams 2 yd TD rush
. . . Kyren Williams 28 yd TD rush
Kyren Williams 87 rushing yds (8.70 pts)
Kyren Williams 2 receptions (1.00 pts)
Kyren Williams 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)
Player Notes
Jun 7 11:20am ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams (foot) was previously working with trainers during OTAs and doing some uptempo workouts. As shown by the Rams' official account on X, the lead back was back on the practice field and participating in on-field workouts on Thursday. Williams is set to open the year as the top back on the depth chart, but the team did bring in rookie Blake Corum who will likely see at least some snaps in each game. Williams does have a bit of an injury history with his foot, so he'll be one to monitor as we get closer to training camp.

From RotoBaller

May 29 3:00pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams (foot) was seen doing an up-tempo workout on a side field with athletic trainers during organized team activities on Wednesday. Williams isn't going to take part in OTAs or mandatory minicamp next month, but the Rams fully expect him to return for training camp this summer. The 23-year-old is worth keeping an eye on this offseason after he broke his foot early in his rookie season in 2022. In addition to his foot injury, Williams faces much more competition going into the 2024 season from rookie third-rounder Blake Corum, who the Rams think has three-down capabilities. Williams will open the year as LA's top RB on the depth chart, but if he gets hurt or starts out slow, Corum could become a bigger part of the backfield sooner than later.

From RotoBaller

May 21 9:10pm ET

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said that running back Kyren Williams (foot) is dealing with a "foot issue" and won't take part in the team's offseason program this spring. However, McVay also said that Williams will be back on the field for training camp this summer. "It's nothing to worry about. He'll be ready to go for training camp, but there's a little issue when he was training, and [I'll] kind of just leave it at that. But nothing to be concerned about," McVay said. The 23-year-old injured his foot during offseason training, but for now, it doesn't seem too serious. It will be worth monitoring in training camp, though, especially since Williams' fantasy stock already took a hit on draft day when LA took Blake Corum in the third round. Williams will still be atop the RB depth chart in 2024 after his first 1,000-yard rushing season in 2023, but Corum is a clear threat to his RB1 upside.

From RotoBaller

May 9 5:10pm ET

The Los Angeles Rams surprisingly selected Michigan running back Blake Corum in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft despite breakout star Kyren Williams racking up 1,350 total yards and 15 touchdowns in 2023. In a media availability, general manager Les Snead said that the decision to draft Corum was related to keeping Williams fresh. "It's a tough league. It's a 17-game season plus playoffs, so we always felt like we needed to have as many quality runners as possible... so we don't just totally run down Kyren," Snead said. "And we have one or two or even three guys that can contribute... keep everyone fresh." The organization implemented a workhorse backfield approach with 2017 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Todd Gurley, and he ultimately had a short shelf life as a pro due to durability concerns. As most teams shift to a committee backfield, high-end fantasy running back producers are becoming more scarce. Williams missed five games last year on the Injured Reserve list, so the organization is being proactive and adding depth in the backfield. Williams remains an RB1 candidate, but his floor and ceiling take a hit with the addition of Corum.

From RotoBaller

Jan 17 1:00pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams (hand) had successful surgery on Tuesday to fix a broken bone in his hand, according to head coach Sean McVay. Williams broke a bone in his hand in Sunday night's one-point wild-card loss to the Detroit Lions, but he'll have plenty of time to heal up before the start of the 2024 regular season. The 23-year-old moved into a starting role in LA's backfield in Week 2 of the 2023 campaign after the Rams traded Cam Akers away. Williams had a career year, carrying the ball 228 times for 1,144 yards and 12 touchdowns while also logging 32 receptions (48 targets) for 206 yards and three more scores in just 12 regular-season games played. He could have more competition for touches in 2024 in the Rams' backfield, but Williams should remain the lead back, which will give him at least high-end RB2 upside in fantasy drafts.

From RotoBaller

Jan 15 5:20am ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams was not very productive in the team's 24-23 wildcard loss to the Detroit Lions. Williams rushed the ball 13 times for 61 yards on the ground while catching his lone target for nine yards. This workload was surprising considering he has had at least 20 touches in seven straight games before this one. Williams took over the three-down role early on in the season and has not looked back. Assuming the team does not add any significant backs in the offseason, the 23-year-old should be considered in the first two rounds of fantasy drafts next season.

From RotoBaller

Jan 14 4:50am ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams was one of the most consistent and dominant players throughout the regular season. Despite missing five games this season, Williams finished top-three in rush yards and top-five in rushing touchdowns among all RBs. He has proven to be an every-down back and crucial part of the Rams offense. The 23-year-old has scored eight touchdowns in the last six games, being a huge reason for the team's late-season playoff push. Williams should be heavily considered in all DFS lineups and will be a problem for the Detroit Lions, regardless of their stout run defense.

From RotoBaller

Jan 3 5:20pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams will not play in the Week 18 regular season finale against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Despite the fact that the Rams could fall to the No. 7 seed in the NFC with a loss this weekend, they will rest key starters Williams, quarterback Matthew Stafford, receiver Cooper Kupp and defensive star Aaron Donald. The 23-year-old Williams was one of the most productive early-season waiver-wire additions of the 2023 campaign. The second-year back finishes the regular season with 228 carries for 1,144 yards and 12 touchdowns while adding 32 catches for 206 yards and three TDs in 12 games played. With Williams resting on the sideline this Sunday, Royce Freeman, Ronnie Rivers and rookie Zach Evans figure to split the Rams' backfield.

From RotoBaller

Jan 2 1:00pm ET

Rams' RB Kyren Williams scored an astounding 30.10 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 17 win in New York Giants. Williams ran for 87 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards with three touchdowns. It's the 5th time this season Williams scored at least 25 fantasy points in a game.

Dec 31 8:13pm ET

Dynasty | Rams running back Kyren Williams scored three touchdowns while posting 87 rushing yards, two catches and 14 receiving yards in a win against the Giants. Dynasty Analysis: And just like that, Williams staked his claim as being the biggest steal of the draft with today's championship-level performance. He's been the latest fantasy monster from Los Angeles as he's posted 1,144 rushing yards, 32 catches, 206 receiving yards and a whopping 15 touchdowns in just 12 games this season. Williams is going to be a very interesting player to rank this off-season as it seems he's a clear RB1 should LA fail to address the position in the next few months. If you bought him on the cheap this year, congrats on a likely dynasty league title.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Dec 31 6:20pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams continued his incredible play in the team's Week 17 win against the New York Giants. Williams rushed the ball 20 times for 87 yards and found his way into the endzone three times on the ground. He also caught both of his targets for 14 yards through the air. The second-year back has been the clear-cut fantasy RB2 behind only Christian McCaffrey this season. Williams is second in rushing yards and now has 12 rushing touchdowns despite missing four complete games earlier in the year. He should once again be considered a must-start high-end RB1 in a tough Week 18 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

From RotoBaller

Dec 31 2:50am ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams continues to be a must-start every week, regardless of his matchup. Williams is averaging the second-most fantasy points per game among all RBs behind only Christian McCaffrey. He now faces a New York Giants defense that has allowed the third-most rush yards to opposing backs this season, as well as fifth most rushing touchdowns. The 23-year-old has been hyper-efficient out of the backfield, averaging 5.1 yards per carry on 208 attempts. Considering the favorable matchup and his dominant production this season, Williams is a top-three option at the position in Week 17.

From RotoBaller

Dec 22 9:30am ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams continued his solid stretch of play during Thursday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Williams wasn't targeted in the passing game, but that didn't matter for this contest. He rushed 22 times for 104 yards and scored a touchdown in the win. Williams has rushed for over 100 yards in each of his last three games. Even more impressive, Williams has gone over 100 yards in six of his last eight contests. Fantasy managers are loving Williams right now and he should continue having success against the New York Giants next week.

From RotoBaller

Dec 21 11:30pm ET

Rams' RB Kyren Williams ran for 104 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown in Thursday's win against the Saints. It was Williams's 3rd consecutive 100+ yard rushing performance. He has averaged 123 yards rushing in those games.

Dec 20 10:10pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams should be started in all fantasy leagues when he faces the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football in Week 16. New Orleans has been respectable against the run, limiting opposing backfields to 126.2 scrimmage yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. However, Williams has been elite when healthy, exceeding 20 fantasy points (PPR) in 60 percent of his games. In fact, over his last four weeks, he's averaging 146 scrimmage yards and one touchdown per game. The 23-year-old has emerged as a weekly RB1 option, and it's even fair to suggest he has become the go-to every-down option within Los Angeles' offense. Start him in your lineups without any hesitation.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 25-Nov-2023: Kyren Williams - ACT - The Los Angeles Rams activated RB Kyren Williams from Injured Reserve.
  • 22-Nov-2023: Kyren Williams - IRDR - The Los Angeles Rams placed RB Kyren Williams on the IRD.
  • 21-Oct-2023: Kyren Williams - IR - The Los Angeles Rams placed RB Kyren Williams on injured reserve.
  • 12-Nov-2022: Kyren Williams - ACT - The Los Angeles Rams activated RB Kyren Williams from injured reserve.
  • 13-Sep-2022: LAR Kyren Williams - On IR - high-ankle sprain
  • 06-Jun-2022: LAR Kyren Williams - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2025)
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