Fantasy Football: Buy-Low candidate has massive game in Week 12

How many of us in the fantasy football world saw this coming this season?

Los Angeles Rams v Arizona Cardinals
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When the 2023 season kicked off, the Los Angeles Rams were going with Cam Akers and a bunch of guys no one had really heard of behind him at running back. But shortly into the season, the tumultuous relationship between Akers and the Rams came to an end when the team traded him to the Minnesota Vikings.

A second-year runner by the name of Kyren Williams assumed the starting role and those in seasonal leagues dashed for the waiver wire to grab him. He's a starting running back and those are valuable in any league. For those players in a dynasty league who may have already had him on their roster, they had an instant shiny new toy.

Williams had missed the team's last four games with a sprained ankle but announced his return to the fantasy football world in dominant fashion on Sunday. Against the Arizona Cardinals, Williams carried the ball 16 times for 143 yards and he added six catches for 61 yards and scored two touchdowns through the air.

That translates to 9.2 yards per touch.

Recently, I talked about some buy-low candidates for your fantasy football team. Williams, who had missed the last four games and was an unknown commodity prior to that, was a perfect buy-low candidate.

If you were able to make a deal to acquire Williams, nice work. If not, that move won't come easy or cheap at this point. If you have held onto Williams while he was injured and have had him this entire time, hold onto him.

The Rams looked like a juggernaut running the ball in Week 12 as even Royce Freeman went for 77 yards. As a team, the Rams rushed for 228 yards on 33 carries, an average of 6.9 yards per attempt.

Down the stretch in a fantasy season, that kind of running back can be invaluable.


When the 2023 fantasy football season concludes, expect to see the name of Kyren Williams around the top of "league winner" lists.