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Kyren Williams, Tyler Higbee Exit Wild Card Game vs Detroit Injuries



The Rams couldn’t seem to escape the injury bug in Matthew Stafford’s return to Detroit, with the Rams quarterback also playing through a few dings he picked up while facing the Lions' relentless defensive front 7. Kyren Williams had a difficult matchup going into this game on paper with the Lions being especially stout against the run, and it proved to be tough sledding all night as the breakout star managed just 61 yards on 13 carries before exiting with a hand injury. Fantasy managers shouldn’t expect that issue to linger at all in 2024 with Williams having the entire offseason to recover. On the other hand, Tyler Higbee suffered what is reportedly feared to be a torn ACL in the loss to the Lions, which creates a huge question mark regarding his availability by the time Week 1 of 2024 rolls around. The loss of Higbee could open things up for young TE Davis Allen going into next year, who flashed on limited work both during the regular season and in the playoffs. He’d have his work cut out for him earning targets with Puka Nacua and Cooper Kupp existing in the same offense, but a full offseason as the potential TE1 could make Allen an intriguing player come draft time later this summer.

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