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Kyren Williams

#2 RB,


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22 yrs


5'9'' / 194 lbs


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Gets back on practice field

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-06-06

Williams (foot) is participating in on-field workouts Thursday.

Williams missed most of OTAs due to a foot injury, but he's returned to the field for the final day of voluntary activities and appears to be handling on-field drills without limitations. Coach Sean McVay continuously downplayed the severity of Williams' injury, and it looks like the starting running back will indeed be ready to go for the start of mandatory minicamp June 10. The Rams could still opt to cap Williams' workload at practice if there are any concerns about his recovery, but it looks like he could be in position to handle the majority of first-team reps during minicamp, with rookie third-round pick Blake Corum, Boston Scott, Ronnie Rivers and Zach Evans working behind him.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 5 03.00.82117th110.04.242%
Away Outdoor 4 02.60.57143rd120.03.244%
Away Dome 1 05.40.6880th360.05.142%

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2022 22 LA 10 0 31 93rd3513904.042%1009%9760
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Making progress with foot

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-29

Williams (foot) went through an up-tempo workout Tuesday with athletic trainers, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

While he won't practice at OTAs or minicamp, Williams at least is able to get out on the field and move around with the Rams' training staff. This would seem to support coach Sean McVay's recent comments downplaying the severity of Williams' foot injury, though it's worth noting that the running back suffered a broken foot in spring/summer 2022 shortly after the Rams took him in the fifth round of the 2022 Draft. McVay said Williams will miss offseason practices but return for training camp, at which point the third-year pro will take his spot atop the depth chart. His absences from practice this spring could open up first-team reps for third-round pick Blake Corum, 29-year-old Boston Scott and even Ronnie Rivers or Zach Evans.

Foot injury downplayed

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-21

Williams, who is dealing with a foot injury that he sustained while training this spring, per Adam Grosbard of The Orange County Register, won't take part in the Rams' offseason program, Sarah Barshop of reports.

That said, Barshop adds that coach Sean McVay has downplayed Williams' foot issue, noting that it's "nothing to worry about. He'll be ready to go for training camp." As the coming season approaches, the 2022 fifth-rounder remains atop the Rams' RB depth chart, with rookie third-rounder Blake Corum, Boston Scott, Ronnie Rivers and Zach Evans providing the team with backfield depth. Of the aforementioned backups, Corum could be the most notable threat to the 2024 workload of the 5-foot-9, 194-pound Williams.

Could lose some work to Corum

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-29

Rams coach Sean McVay said Saturday that third-round pick Blake Corum reminds him a lot of Williams (hand), Stu Jackson of the Rams' official website reports.

McVay isn't the first to make that comparison, and while it's arguably a compliment that the Rams sought out a similar player, it also means Williams could cede more work to backups than he did last year. The comparison between the two players is imperfect, with Corum being an inch shorter yet 11 pounds heavier (based on combine measurements) and having enjoyed a far more prolific college career in terms of rushing stats. On the other hand, Williams was much more active as a pass catcher in his college days, and he's since proven to be a quality player at the NFL level, scoring 15 TDs in 12 games last season while averaging a league-high 95.3 rushing yards per game. He thus figures to remain the lead back, though he now has much lower odds to match the massive snap shares he handled last season (90 percent or higher five times, 77 percent or higher nine times). The hand fracture Williams suffered in a playoff loss to Detroit shouldn't impact his preparation for 2024.

Undergoes procedure on hand

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-17

Head coach Sean McVay relayed Wednesday that Williams underwent a successful procedure Tuesday to repair a broken bone in his hand, Adam Grosbard of The Orange County Register reports.

Williams, who suffered the injury in this past Sunday's 24-23 wild-card round loss to the Lions, will have plenty of time to recover before the Rams take the field again this coming spring. As the 2023 campaign approached, it was expected that Williams would work behind Cam Akers in the team's backfield. However, by Week 2, Williams moved into a starting role that resulted in the 2022 fifth-rounder logging 228 carries for 1,144 yard and 12 TDs, to go along with 32 catches (on 48 targets) for 206 yards and three receiving scores in 12 regular-season games. Looking ahead to the 2024 season, look for Williams -- who is under contract with Los Angeles through 2025 -- to maintain his lead role, though it remains to be seen how the rest of the team's running back depth chart shakes out, with 2023 sixth-rounder Zach Evans also set to return to the mix and Ronnie Rivers slated to be an exclusive rights free agent this offseason.

Hurts hand in playoff debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-14

Williams (hand) is questionable to return to Sunday's wild-card round game against the Lions.

Williams went back to the locker room in the fourth quarter to have the injury examined, leaving Ronnie Rivers as the top option in Los Angeles' backfield. Prior to the injury, Williams rushed 13 times for 61 yards and caught his lone target for nine yards in his playoff debut.

Inactive in Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Williams (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Head coach Sean McVay had already revealed at the beginning of Week 18 prep that Williams would be held out for rest purposes in the regular-season finale, but the Rams still opted to list the second-year running back as doubtful on their final injury report. As anticipated, Williams is inactive for the contest, leaving Ronnie Rivers, Royce Freeman and Zach Evans as the team's available options out of the backfield Sunday. Williams will reprise his role as the Rams' lead back in the wild-card round, when Los Angeles plays a road game against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.

Sitting out in Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Coach Sean McVay said Williams won't play Sunday in San Francisco, Greg Beacham of the Associated Press reports.

Along with Williams, quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Cooper Kupp are among the healthy skill-position players for the Rams that won't see action Week 18. Williams thus will end his second season as a pro with 228 carries for 1,144 yards and 12 touchdowns and 32 catches (on 48 targets) for 206 yards and three more scores in 12 contests. His next game action will happen in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

Three TDs in Week 17 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Williams rushed 20 times for 87 yards and three touchdowns while catching both of his targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 26-25 win over the Giants.

Williams opened the scoring with a four-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, then scored again from two yards out in the third before adding a 28-yard touchdown in the fourth. He's up to 12 rushing touchdowns in 12 games, and Williams has exceeded 100 scrimmage yards in each of his last seven appearances. The Rams can clinch a playoff spot if things break right for them in the remaining Week 17 games, but if Los Angeles still has something to play for Week 18, Williams would be a near automatic start against a 49ers team that has already clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

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