Fantasy Football: One QB, RB, WR, and TE primed for huge Week 6 performances

The first five weeks of the 2023 NFL season have been full of surprises, both positive and negative. These surprises have had significant impacts on the landscape of fantasy football, causing us to re-evaluate everything we thought we knew before the season.

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Kyren Williams
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RB: Kyren Williams, Los Angeles Rams

Kyren Williams has emerged as one of the biggest values of the 2023 fantasy football season thanks to his firm grip on the Rams' backfield usage. He has entered head coach Sean McVay’s circle of trust and capitalized on the opportunity thus far. He will have yet another great opportunity to capitalize on that in Week 6 when the Rams host the Cardinals.

The Rams are currently seven-point favorites against the Cardinals per Caesar’s Sportsbook, which bodes well for Williams’ fantasy outlook. In the Rams’ two wins this season, Williams has averaged 21.5 touches and 90.5 scrimmage yards per game in addition to scoring four touchdowns. Conversely, Williams averages 15.6 touches and 55.6 yards per game to go with scoring two touchdowns in the three games the Rams have lost this season, per StatMuse.

A positive game script should work in Williams’ favor and give him ample opportunities to score in a game that quietly is amongst the highest Week 6 expected point totals with an over/under of 48.5. However, even if the game script doesn’t go as expected, Williams’ receiving usage and every-down role help him maintain a high floor. He ranks first amongst all running backs in the NFL in routes run through the first five weeks of the season (167) per The Fresh Fantasy Podcast host Alex Caruso.

Additionally, All-Pro wide receiver Cooper Kupp’s presence should continue to help open up the field for Williams in the Rams offense as he draws a lot of defensive attention. Williams has scored two touchdowns in each of the two Rams wins this season and it wouldn’t be shocking to see him do it again against the Cardinals in Week 6.