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Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Date of Birth:  06/09/1991
Age:  31
Height  5'8"
Weight:   198
College:  Utah State
Drafted:  2013 | Round 7 | Pick 230
Depth Chart:  3rd string

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB


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Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

The Saints signed Kerwynn Williams.

New Orleans continues to shuffle their running back room behind Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray, and this signing is a corresponding move to the team placing a waived/injured designation on Matthew Dayes. Williams was with the Buccaneers earlier this year, and he'll now look to earn a roster spot with the Saints this summer.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

The Buccaneers are signing Kerwynn Williams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Williams spent 2014-2017 with Bruce Arians in Arizona, so he has familiarity with the new offense in Tampa Bay and joins a good spot to contribute this season. Peyton Barber has drawn great praise from Arians and the coaching staff this offseason, but Williams could become a regular contributor for the Bucs without a star workhorse running back on the roster. For now, Williams is not a recommended 2019 fantasy option yet, though.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

The Chiefs cut Kerwynn Williams.

Kansas City has an extremely deep running back group, so it was a tough position to crack. Williams should land with another team.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams is signing with the Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport says Williams had other opportunities but wanted to sign with Kansas City. This is a bit of a surprise, as the Chiefs have one of the most crowded running back depth charts in the NFL. Kareem Hunt, Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, and the recently signed Damien Williams are all already among those in the mix. It's possible the Chiefs are planning to part ways with Ware, who is coming off a serious knee injury, at some point. Williams will try to carve out a nice role behind workhorse Kareem Hunt.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams gets 24 touches against the Seahawks.

Williams carried 23 times for 75 yards and added a six-yard reception in Week 17 win. His stat line for the season was 120 carries for 426 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown along with ten receptions for 93 receiving yards. He might be in the mix to backup David Johnson next season.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams gets 18 touches against the Giants.

Williams carried 16 times for 51 yards an added two receptions for 14 yards in the Week 16 victory. Facing a Seattle team that's still in the playoff hunt next week, Williams is a risky FLEX option to end the season.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams (quadricep/ribs) is active today against the Giants.

Williams was expected to play in the Week 16 matchup, and he's now officially in the lineup. Against a Giants team that isn't very good, Williams is in the FLEX conversation for the first round o fantasy championships.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams (quadricep/ribs) is officially questionable for this week.

Williams was only able to get in a limited practice session today, as it appears the quad is giving him more trouble than the rib issue he's already played through. If Williams is out, Elijaa Penny is likely to receive the most work in Arizona's backfield, but he'd be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups. Williams' status might not be known until around 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, so you're probably better off going with different options in your fantasy lineup for Week 16.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams leads backfield in Week 15 loss.

Williams rushed 17 times f0r 61 yards, as he got the start with Adrian Peterson (neck) placed on IR. The 26-year-old split work with Elijhaa Penny (10 carries for 45 yards), and that should be the case again in Week 16 when Arizona host the Giants. Williams is just a decent FLEX play.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams gets 20 carries in Week 14.

With Adrian Peterson (neck) out again, Williams worked as the clear leader in Arizona’s backfield, picking up 73 rushing yards on his 20 attempts while adding a 15-yard reception. If Peterson remains out next week against the Redskins, Williams will again be a FLEX option.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams impresses in Week 13 start.

Williams rushed 16 times for 97 yards, as he handled most of the backfield work with Adrian Peterson (neck) out. The 26-year-old would be locked in as the starter for the first week of the fantasy playoffs if Peterson sits again, and he'd be a decent FLEX option against Tennessee.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams handles four touches in Week 12 win.

Williams rushed three times for eight yards and caught a 10-yard pass. He isn't a fantasy option behind Adrian Peterson.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams gets two touches in Week 11.

Williams carried once for nine yards and added one reception for nine yards. He's not a fantasy option behind Adrian Peterson in Arizona's backfield.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams catches two passes in Week 7.

With Andre Ellington (quad) out, Williams worked as the main receiving back for Arizona, gaining 27 yards on his two receptions (four targets). Ellington will likely be back after the Cardinals' Week 8 bye, so Williams likely won't have much fantasy value in Week 9.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams get one carry in Week 3.

He picked up three yards and appears to be well behind Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington for work in the backfield.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams carries nine times for 22 yards in Week 2.

Though he was expected to lead the backfield in the absence of David Johnson (head coach Bruce Arians said he would be the starter), it was Chris Johnson (11 carries for 44 yards) that played better and received a couple more carries. Williams is worth rostering, but he's really hard to trust in your fantasy lineup right now. Johnson might end up being the lead guy.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams will start at running back for the Cardinals.

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians came right out and addressed the situation, saying Williams will start with Andre Ellington playing behind him and Chris Johnson getting some carries too. This will be a committee, but Williams might be able to carve out a solid amount of touches within it. David Johnson was expected to get about 30 touches per game this season, so Williams, Ellington, and Chris Johnson will likely combine for about that much. Williams might get around 15 carries per game, with Ellington working mostly in passing situations, and CJ working in for work behind them both. The best bet for fantasy production is Williams, and he's a FLEX option in Week 2 against the Colts.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams finds the end zone in Week 1.

Williams rushed five times for 10 yards, including a three-yard score in the third quarter. He also caught a tw0-yard pass, but the most important news from the game was David Johnson leaving with a potentially-serious wrist injury. Because Williams was the only running back to receive a carry behind Johnson, he's probably the top add in the Arizona backfield, though they will likely use a committee. The Cardinals play Indy next.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Cardinals put Kerwynn Williams at returner in preseason game.

After rookie running back T.J. Logan broke his wrist, the team is looking for a returner. Williams returned one kick for 35 yards and one punt for 13 yards. He also had two carries for seven yards on offense, but did have one fumble in the game. It looks like Williams could be Arizona's primary returner in 2017.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams scores in Hall of Fame Game.

Williams scored the opening touchdown of the preseason when he punched it in on the Cardinals' opening drive. Williams had five carries for 18 yards in the game. He's competing for the primary backup spot behind David Johnson, though veteran Chris Johnson didn't play in the game and could be in the lead for that job.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Kerwynn Williams is expected to be the Cardinals' primary backup running back this season.

Barring any roster moves, Williams will be the top backup to David Johnson this season. Johnson might be the most-used workhorse back in the NFL, but Williams should chip in for the team. Williams will also be among the better handcuffs this year.

Kerwynn Williams had 12 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown in relief of injured David Johnson.

Williams finishes the season with 18 carries for 157 yards and two touchdowns. He should be back with the Cardinals next season.

Kerwynn Williams | Saints RB

Williams scores 49-yard touchdown in Cardinals' loss to the Saints.

The 25-year old back took a wildcat run to the house early in the game. He finished with three carries for 63 yards. Andre Ellington did not receiver a carry in the game, so Williams could end up benefitting the most with Arizona expected to ease up David Johnson's workload over the final two weeks, but he won't be a fantasy option in Seattle on Christmas Eve.