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Ty’Son Williams: Strong RB3 for Fantasy Football (2021)

Sep 9, 2021
Ty'Son Williams

First, the Baltimore Ravens lost J.K. Dobbins to a season-ending injury. Now, his replacement, Gus Edwards, is feared to have suffered a significant injury. The Ravens are one of the most run-heavy offenses in the league. While this is devastating news, fantasy football players are left to wonder where the carries will go in Baltimore’s backfield? Will it be the veteran and recently signed Le’Veon Bell? Instead, it appears it will be a relatively new name to the fantasy scene: Ty’Son Williams. Here’s why Williams is the newest RB3 in fantasy football (and RB2 for Week 1!).

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FantasyPros Expert Dan Harris shares his take on the injury and the impact it has on Ty’Son Williams.

This is terrible news, obviously, for Edwards and particularly, the Ravens, who see their starting running back sustain a likely season-ending injury for the second time in just a couple of weeks, not to mention the injury to Justice Hill. The obvious beneficiary is Ty’Son Williams, who vaults from an unknown depth chart piece to the likely starter. Baltimore has already added Trenton Cannon and, on the practice squad, Le’Veon Bell and now Devonta Freeman. But Williams impressed in camp and is likely to see a significant role, at least in the short-term. With a probable big workload coming in Week 1 against a soft Raiders defense, Williams moves to my RB21 this week in half-PPR formats with Bell moving to 45. If you’re somehow still drafting, consider Williams a strong RB3 for now for the season (RB29), with Bell slotting in at RB43.

Fellow Fantasy Pros Expert Kyle Yates has moved Williams to RB31 for the rest of the season.

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