Ryan Williams Fantasy News

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:48am

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RB Ryan Williams, the former Arizona Cardinals second-round pick who signed with the Cowboys this summer, raised eyebrows with his impressive running late in Saturday's preseason game. But Joseph Randle, who the Cowboys gave a third-round grade coming out of Oklahoma State, has performed better on the whole since camp started and has consistently been ahead of Williams on the depth chart.

"Joe Randle right now is really playing outstanding," owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 FM The Fan. "That's not an exaggeration."

Randle, who averaged only 3.0 yards per carry last season, has gained 91 yards on 20 carries in two preseason games, getting a lot of his work against the San Diego Chargers' starters. He looks more decisive and more elusive than he did last season.

Fantasy Impact:
The two are competing for the RB3 spot behind DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar. Who ever wins the job would likely see a jump in snaps if something happens to Murray.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 9:34am

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DeMarco Murray, who is coming off his first 1,000-yard season, and Lance Dunbar are locks to make the Dallas roster.

Joseph Randle has the inside track for the No. 3 job and would likely take over the every-down role if something were to happen to Murray. He will be pushed by Ryan Williams, who is a former second-round pick. He was unable to stay healthy in his time with the Arizona Cardinals but he has natural ability that could push him by Randle, a fifth-round pick last year.

Fantasy Impact:
Murray's handcuff could be an important roster spot on your fantasy team as he often struggles to stay healthy for a full season. It looks like Randle has the inside track but Williams could be an interesting name to watch in camp.

Cowboys sign RB Ryan Williams

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10:55am

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The Cowboys are in the process of signing running back Ryan Williams after he worked out for team officials on Saturday afternoon.

Williams, the 38th overall pick of the 2011 NFL draft, was cut by the Arizona Cardinals this week. He played in just five games over three seasons due to injuries.

He missed the 2011 season after rupturing the patella tendon in his right knee. In 2012, he played in five games before a shoulder injury ended his season.

Fantasy Impact:
OC Scott Linehan reportedly loves Lance Dunbar, so Williams may not have a shot at the RB2 job in 2014.

Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:04pm

Cardinals Inactives
Ryan Lindley QB
Dontay Moch LB
Nate Potter OT
Kory Sperry TE
Ronald Talley DE
Curtis Taylor DB
Ryan Williams RB

Palmer, Fitzgerald, Housler ACTIVE for Cardinals

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 2:38pm

Cardinals Inactives
Rashad Johnson FS
Dontay Moch LB
Nate Potter OT
Kory Sperry TE
Ronald Talley DE
Earl Watford OG
Ryan Williams RB

Fantasy Impact:
Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald and Rob Housler are all active for the Cardinals in a tough matchup with the Seahawks.

Michael Floyd active for Cardinals

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00pm

Cardinals Inactives
Rob Housler TE
Ryan Lindley QB
Dontay Moch LB
Ronald Talley DE
Stepfan Taylor RB
Earl Watford OG
Ryan Williams RB

Fantasy Impact:
Michael Floyd is active for the Cardinals as expected. Carson Palmer is active as expected.

Carson Palmer (elbow) active, starting as expected

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:11pm

Cardinals Inactives
Brittan Golden WR
Ryan Lindley QB
Dontay Moch LB
Kory Sperry TE
Ronald Talley DE
Earl Watford OG
Ryan Williams RB

Fantasy Impact:
Carson Palmer (elbow) is active and starting as expected.

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2:40pm

Cardinals Injuries
Brittan Golden WR
Ryan Lindley QB
Dontay Moch LB
Kory Sperry TE
Ronald Talley DE
Earl Watford OG
Ryan Williams RB

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:02pm

Cardinals Inactives
Brittan Golden WR
Ryan Lindley QB
Dontay Moch LB
Kory Sperry TE
Ronald Talley DE
Earl Watford OG
Ryan Williams RB

Fantasy Impact:
TE Rob Housler is active.

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:05pm

Cardinals Inactives
Brittan Golden WR
Ryan Lindley QB
Rashard Mendenhall RB
Kory Sperry TE
Ronald Talley DE
Earl Watford OG
Ryan Williams RB

Fantasy Impact:
RB Andre Ellington is expected to get the start with Rashard Mendenhall out.

Larry Fitzgerald & Marshawn Lynch ACTIVE for TNF

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:14pm

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Seahawks

B.J. Daniels QB
Breno Giacomini T
Caylin Hauptmann OT
Jordan Hill DT
Benson Mayowa DE
Bobby Wagner MLB
Spencer Ware RB

 

Cardinals

Kenny Demens ILB
Brittan Golden WR
D.C. Jefferson TE
Ryan Lindley QB
Dontay Moch LB
Earl Watford OG
Ryan Williams RB

 

Fantasy Impact:
Both Marshawn Lynch and Larry Fitzgerald are IN for Thursday Night Football. Lynch is a strong RB1 start, while Fitzgerald is a fringe WR2 at best given the tough matchup and hamstring injury. Still, he played through the injury in Week 6 and had a big day.

Larry Fitzgerald ACTIVE for Cardinals

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:08pm

Cardinals Inactives
Kenny Demens ILB
D.C. Jefferson TE
Ryan Lindley QB
Bobby Massie T
Kevin Minter LB
Ronald Talley DE
Ryan Williams RB

Fantasy Impact:
WR Larry Fitzgerald is officially active. He is a risky fantasy play with hamstring issues.

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 2:42pm

Cardinals Inactives
Jasper Brinkley LB
D.C. Jefferson TE
Rashad Johnson FS
Ryan Lindley QB
Bobby Massie T
Kerry Taylor WR
Ryan Williams RB

Larry Fitzgerald ACTIVE for Cardinals

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2:44pm

Cardinals Inactives
Rob Housler TE
Ryan Lindley QB
Bobby Massie T
Alex Okafor LB
Alameda Ta'amu DT
Earl Watford OG
Ryan Williams RB

Fantasy Impact:
Larry Fitzgerald is active in a good matchup with the Lions. Reports have Fitzgerald being somewhere around 80% with a hamstring. Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts get a slight bump in the rankings as a result.

Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:11pm

Cardinals Inactives
Jamell Fleming CB
Rob Housler TE
Bobby Massie T
Alex Okafor LB
Alameda Ta'amu DT
Earl Watford OG
Brandon Williams LB
Ryan Williams RB