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News: 4 days agoWilliams (ankle) rushed 16 times for 143 yards and brought in all six targets for 61 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams' 37-14 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Spin: The second-year back looked more effective than ever in his return from a four-game stay on injured reserve, compiling a career-high rushing yardage total while also bringing in scoring grabs of 15 and three yards. Williams' reception total also led the Rams on the afternoon and tied the versatile back's season high. Williams clearly looks completely back to full health after ripping off multiple explosive runs, including a game-high 56-yarder, and he'll next take aim at an inconsistent Browns run defense in a Week 13 home matchup.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: The Rams selected Williams in the fifth round of the 2022 draft. The Notre Dame product generated some preseason hype but suffered an injury on special teams in Week 1 and failed to stand out in 10 games upon his return. Williams ended up with 215 yards on 44 touches and barely saw the field down the stretch while Cam Akers handled the feature back role. Williams was extremely effective with the Fighting Irish, but he hurt his stock with a 4.65 40-yard dash at the 2022 combine (83 speed score), which is about as poor as it gets for a sub-200-pound back. Perhaps the 23-year-old will make a leap in Year 2 (only Akers is ahead of him on the depth chart), but he's worth no more than a late flier in deep leagues.