Clearly, the Cardinals were concerned with Wells' injuries and lack of production in his first couple of years.
Unfortunately for Williams, it was his gruesome knee injury that cleared the way for Wells to rip off a 1,047-yard, 10-touchdown season in 2011. Now that Wells is out of the picture for at least six weeks, will Williams deliver the fantasy goodies?
Before you start plugging him into your lineup on a weekly basis, it should be noted that the Cardinals are averaging 2.8 yard per carry as a team. Williams is doing better at 3.4 YPC, but that’s still more than half a yard per carry less than you’d like.
Williams should definitely be owned in all leagues, but I wouldn’t necessarily start him this week. He reaches RB2 status in Weeks 5 and 6.
As for Wells, there doesn't seem much sense holding on to him. With bye weeks coming up, you will likely need that roster spot.
If Williams runs away with the job, Wells won't get it back. If he flounders, you can pick Wells up closer to his return date.
What are your thoughts on Ryan Williams?
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