Kyren Williams

Overall Rank
RB7
2023
Height
5' 9"
Weight
194 lbs
BMI
28.6
(22nd)
Draft Pick
5.21
(2022)
College
Notre Dame
Age
23.8
Best Comparable Player
James White
Workout Metrics
4.65
30th
83.0
9th
112.4
20th
11.40
51st
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Bench Press
High School Metrics
30.6%
(70th)
College Dominator
4.9
(27th)
College YPC
12.5%
(89th)
College Target Share
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Kyren Williams missing OTAs- Blake Corum Being Asked to Develop 3-Down Skillset
4 weeks ago

Los Angeles Rams lead running back Kyren Williams will be out until training camp with a foot injury, which has forced rookie Blake Corum into additional responsibilities during OTAs.

Corum’s fantasy stock will undoubtedly be on the rise with the news of Sean McVay asking him to further develop his game in terms of receiving and pass protection. Corum scored 27 rushing touchdowns last year at Michigan, so many experts expected him to potentially have a goal line role for the Rams following the 2024 NFL Draft. His fantastic collegiate production, 3rd round draft capital, along with these reports coming from OTAs officially vault Corum into “elite-handcuff” status, at a minimum.

 

The Rams have a tremendous offensive scheme that propelled Kyren Williams to be a top-7 ppr running back in 2023, which is especially extraordinary considering he only played in 12 games. Williams has a lack of size and elite athleticism that leave him more susceptible to injuries than your typical bell-cow, making his offseason best ball ADP of 22 seemingly high. Fantasy Managers can expect Williams to drop a bit in ADP while Corum rises.

 

Corum is an intriguing option in all formats and possesses high-end upside if Williams misses any time in the 2024 regular season.

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Kyren Williams has added competition with Rams Drafting Blake Corum
1 month ago

Kyren Williams may receive fewer opportunities, particularly in the red zone.

The Los Angeles Rams selected Blake Corum in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Last season, Kyren Williams carried a heavy workload while being one of the most productive running backs in the league. Corum stood out as a player at Michigan and was a huge part of their championship culture.

 

Head Coach Sean McVay said in a conference after the NFL draft. “Obviously I love Kyren and he’s been so important, and just the human being, but then also when you just look at the way he works at it, the production, and the things that he was able to bring to our offense last year, and even really some of the things that he worked through his rookie year. I think there’s a lot of similarities.”

 

McVay believes Williams will be a “great mentor” for Corum, and the Rams have the 1-2 punch they were missing last season.

 

Kyren Williams’ managers may have cause for concern with Blake Corum’s touchdown-scoring ability at Michigan, as he has scored 56 rushing touchdowns, the most in program history. Right now it sounds like Williams has the majority of touches in this backfield but fantasy managers shouldn’t be surprised to see Blake Corum come in the game near the goalline ultimately capping Kyren’s upside. This backfield situation will be something to monitor in the offseason as well as weekly, in the regular season.

Carson Wentz to make his Rams debut
5 months ago

The Rams will start Carson Wentz in week 18, giving Matthew Stafford a rest before playing in the playoffs.

Carson Wentz is going to play his first game for the Rams against the 49ers in week 18. The Rams have already booked their place in the playoffs and have decided to rest their starting quarterback, Matthew Stafford to prepare for the playoffs.

The last time Carson Wentz played in an NFL game was when he was with the Commanders in Week 17 over a year ago. It’s uncertain what his current form is like. However, he might have a chance to show his skills as the San Francisco 49ers have clinched the number one seed in the NFC and might rest some of their key players. This could make it somewhat easier for Wentz to put up a good performance against the 49ers’ defense.

It is expected that Kyren Williams, Cooper Kupp, and Aaron Donald, among other notable stars, that will not play in week 18 for the Rams.

Kyren Williams Back Week 12; Henderson Waived
7 months ago

Waiver Wire Darling Kyren Williams Set To Return Week 12 Against Arizona Cardinals.

It has been confirmed that Kyren Williams will make his return in Week 12, and he is expected to resume his position as the lead running back in the team’s offense. If there were any doubts regarding his readiness for this week, the recent news of Darrell Henderson being waived from the team should provide reassurance that Kyren is ready to go. Royce Freeman is expected to maintain his role as a change-of-pace back.

Kyren Williams sustained an ankle injury during week 6 game against the Cardinals, where he displayed an impressive performance by rushing for 158 yards and scoring a touchdown. He is expected to perform well this week and has the potential to secure a spot in the Top 5. In the earlier previous game against Arizona this year, he finished as the RB3 and should be a must-have in fantasy managers’ lineup due to the favorable matchup.

Kyren Williams placed on IR
8 months ago

The Los Angeles Rams have placed RB Kyren Williams on the IR after suffering an ankle injury.

The Los Angeles Rams roulette wheel of fantasy running backs continues to spin. After Sean McVay seemingly settled, finally, on a lead RB in the RB room, that lead RB, Kyren Williams has been placed on IR with an ankle sprain and will miss at least 4 weeks. Williams’ backfield-mate Ronnie Rivers has also been sidelined.

McVay pulled Myles Gaskin off of the Vikings practice squad and raised former Rams RB Darrell Henderson from the free-agent ashes to fill out his roster after the injuries. Those moves further muddied the waters surrounding rookie Zach Evans and post-hype veteran Royce Freeman.

With the potential for any number of combinations of snaps, carries, and receptions for LA’s multi-headed monster, neither Henderson, Evans, Gaskin, or Freeman should be on the fantasy-start radar until their actual roles are made clear. Given the injury climate at the position in fantasy this season, all four are potential pick-ups and starts if you’re desperate.

Kyren Williams RB2 Role Clear
9 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.