RB - Los Angeles Rams
Rams RB Zach Evans is officially inactive for Thursday’s matchup with the Saints.
Evans’ status is not a surprise considering the 22-year-old rookie last recorded a touch in Week 12. Fantasy managers should expect Kyren Williams to see the bulk of the attempts Thursday, with Royce Freeman serving as the backup.
Zach Evans is expected to back up both Royce Freeman and Darrell Henderson for Week 7 vs the Steelers.
Evans was the popular choice to lead the Rams backfield after Kyren Williams (ankle) was placed on IR. Now, it looks like the Rams will lean more heavily on their veterans in the short term as opposed to the rookie. The situation is still certainly a bit of a mystery, but Evans is now looking to be the least involved of the three vs the Steelers.
Zach Evans is "likely" to operate as the Rams' No. 1 running back in Week 7 versus the Steelers, per ESPN's Sarah Barshop.
With Kyren Williams (ankle) and Ronnie Rivers (knee) both expected to miss time, fantasy managers are looking for some clarity. It appears their temporary replacement will be Evans, who is currently the only running back on Los Angeles' roster. The Rams expect to promote Royce Freeman from the practice squad, and although he will get involved, it appears Evans will be the top option. He ranks as a high-end fantasy RB3 versus the Steelers.
Zach Evans carried the ball four times for 10 yards in a 26-9 win over the Cardinals in Week 6.
Evans got the first touches of his NFL career in the win and he wound up tying fellow backup running back Ronnie Rivers with four touches. Starting running back Kyren Williams did injure his ankle late in the contest, although the injury was downplayed by head coach Sean McVay after the game. If Williams ends up missing time, it appears that Rivers and Evans will split the backfield work in LA. The Rams are set to take on the Steelers in Week 7.
Rams RB Zach Evans is officially inactive for a Week 3 matchup with the Bengals.
Evans will remain a healthy scratch as the Rams will dress Kyren Williams, Ronnie Rivers, and Royce Freeman Monday. Fantasy managers should expect Williams to see the bulk of the carries against Cincinnati.