Kyren Williams
Kyren Williams RB2 Role Clear
10 months ago

Los Angeles Rams expected to “feature both [Cam] Akers and Williams”, according to the Atheltic’s Jourdan Rodrigue.

Kyren Williams and Cam Akers could be sharing the backfield this year in LA. Akers looked poised to take over this running back room for 2023, but Kyren Williams’s preseason work has made a case for a 1a/1b situation. Williams could have “a bigger impact in the passing game” and according to Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic, an area where Williams excelled both this offseason and back at his days for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

This news may not shift Cam Akers’ pass-catching role (he had a career-high 13 receptions in 2022), but it affects Williams’ future value. After spending most of the year hurt last year, Williams has seized the RB2 and 3rd down pass-catching role in this offense bereft of valuable pass-catchers outside of Cooper Kupp. Williams is worth a late-round flyer in deeper leagues and dynasty formats.