Don’t be discouraged by Rams RB Kyren Williams’ first sub-par performance of 2023 on Monday night. Despite the modest scoring output (8.5 PPR points), Williams continued to check some very important boxes when it comes to utilization in the Rams offense that should have fantasy managers excited.
Williams logged a 100% snap share in Week 3 - meaning he didn’t come off the field once against the Bengals. Not only that, but Williams earned 17 total opportunities on the night, seven of which were targets through the air. He now has 17 targets over the past two weeks since Cam Akers has been out of the lineup, and he’s looking every bit like the workhorse back we all dreamed Akers would be.
The quiet day in the box score isn’t exclusively the fault of Williams, but his 28% catch rate (2/7 catches on targets) prevented him from capitalizing on a negative game script towards the end of the game. Matthew Stafford also threw two interceptions on a night where the Rams mustered just one late touchdown, so it follows that Williams wouldn’t be lighting up his game log with another high point total this week. The moral of the story here is that Williams has worked his way up to a 100% snap share in just three weeks, and that will allow him to be a valuable contributor to all fantasy rosters, whether he’s started in the RB1, RB2, or FLEX spot.