News: 4 days agoWilliam rushed 11 times for 42 yards and brought in two of three targets for 23 yards in the Broncos' 70-20 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
Spin: Williams' overall opportunities were naturally capped by a bizarre game script that saw the Broncos down 22 at halftime and 36 heading into the final period, but he turned in serviceable production relative to his workload. The third-year back has been solid over the first three games as he shakes off rust following last season's ACL/LCL tears, but he's topped out at 52 rushing yards and Sunday's 23 receiving yards thus far.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Williams appeared to be on the verge of a breakout last season, but a Week 4 torn ACL derailed his campaign. The 2021 second-round pick accrued 60-plus scrimmage yards in three consecutive games to open the season and was third among RBs in targets (21) during the span. This after he impressed with 1,219 yards and seven TDs in a timeshare with Melvin Gordon as a rookie in 2021. Williams is still only 23 years old and his future appears bright (especially if he slides into an Alvin Kamara-like role under new coach Sean Payton), but it's possible he'll miss time and see a dip in short-term effectiveness as he gets back to full health. We'll need to monitor Williams' recovery this summer, but he'll nonetheless be a very risky early-round fantasy investment.