RB - LAR
Week 4 Outlook
Kyren Williams rushed for 38 yards on 10 carries in Rams’ 19-16 loss to the Bengals. He also caught 2-of-7 targets for an additional 27 yards through the air.
Williams struggled to get anything consistent going on the ground against a stout Bengals’ defense. The positive for fantasy managers is that Williams was the only running back to record a carry and a target in the game. Williams is the clear lead back for the Rams and should remain a solid flex option against the Colts in Week 4.
Rams RB Kyren Williams is considered the starter moving forward, per Ian Rapoport.
Williams got the start for the Rams with Cam Akers sitting as a healthy scratch for Week 2. Williams performed well, tallying 52 rushing yards and one touchdown on 14 carries. The 23-year-old also was a factor in the passing game, catching six of his 10 targets for 48 yards and one touchdown in the loss to the 49ers. Williams will have little competition for the No. 1 running back role, making him a clear fantasy asset.
Kyren Williams took 14 carries for 52 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the 49ers.
It was a surprise late announcement Sunday morning that Cam Akers would be a healthy scratch. This led to Williams not only seeing all of the running back carries on Sunday, but he also caught six passes on 10 targets in a true workhorse role. With rumors of Akers being on the trade block, Williams could be a strong RB2 moving forward.
Kyren Williams took 15 carries for 52 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday against the Seahawks.
Cam Akers saw 22 carries, but it was Williams who was on the field for more snaps including in the red zone and in passing down situations. Williams will be a popular pick up off the waiver wire this week as he appears to have a prominent role in the Rams backfield.
Kyren Williams looks like he is currently the front-runner to be the Rams' pass-catching back.
Williams only played in 10 games his rookie year averaging four yards per carry and eight yards per catch. Cam Akers is the running back ahead of him and will also take most of the carries. Sean McVay loves a committee system so don't count Williams out. He will be controlling the majority of 3rd down scenarios being the pass-catching back which means more volume and more opportunities.