Jermaine Johnson combines on a tackle in Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears. USA Today Sports Week 12 results for FSU players in the NFL on Sunday.RB Cam Akers (Rams): Eight carries for 37 yards in loss at Kansas City.
Rams rookie RB Kyren Williams more than doubled RB Cam Akers' snap count in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. Williams led the backfield with 11 carries, 3 more than Akers, and drew all 3 RB targets for the game. He caught all 3 for 25 yards but managed just 35 yards on his 11 rushes (3.2 per carry). That trailed Akers' rushing production (37 yards on 8 attempts), but the playing time is noteworthy. Ideally, you're not playing any Rams RB the rest of the way. But if you need to, Williams looks (for now, at least) like the guy.
RB limited to two touches in Week 11 The Rams have (waived) RB Darrell Henderson. (The Athletic - Jourdan Rodrigue) FF Today's Take: Anderson had his struggles staying healthy with the Rams, but this is a surprising move for a team that obviously thought enough of him to give him seven starts in 2022. It appears the Rams will move forward with Cam Akers on early downs and Kyren Williams on most passing downs. Unfortunately, Henderson's departure does little to help the fantasy value of Akers or Williams on what has become a bad offense.
The Rams waived RB Darrell Henderson. You could have gotten big odds a month ago on Henderson getting cut from this roster before RB Cam Akers. Henderson played just 4 snaps last week. HC Sean McVay said Monday that the limited playing time was due to a knee issue, but there must be more to this story. We'll see where Henderson lands, but he's unlikely to be a fantasy factor the rest of this season. His release leaves Los Angeles' moribund backfield to Akers and Kyren Williams. RBs Malcolm Brown and Ronnie Rivers are on the practice squad.
Rams HC Sean McVay said that RB Darrell Henderson's snaps were limited by a knee issue in Sunday's loss to the Saints. Henderson ended up playing just 4 snaps and carrying twice. Kyren Williams actually led the backfield with 35 snaps (55%), finishing with 7 carries and 2 targets. Cam Akers played 25 snaps (39%) and carried 14 times. We'll track Henderson's status this week, but this remains a backfield to avoid in fantasy lineups.