Could handle lead role Sunday
Williams is expected to serve as the Rams' lead back Sunday against the 49ers after Jay Glazer reported on "Fox NFL Sunday" that Cam Akers will be a healthy inactive for the contest.
The Rams reportedly intend to entertain trading Akers, something they did last season before both parties were ultimately able to agree to a reconciliation. However, after Akers mustered just 29 yards on 22 carries in the Rams' Week 1 win over the Seahawks, he appears to have fallen out of favor again. Williams, meanwhile, carried 15 times for 52 yards and two touchdowns while going without a reception on two targets. He looks worthy of a spot in fantasy lineups this week with what should be a clear path to plenty of volume out of the backfield.
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Atwell had seven receptions on nine targets for 77 yards while adding five yards on a rushing attempt in Sunday's 30-23 loss to San Francisco.
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Williams rushed 14 times for 52 yards and a touchdown while adding six receptions (10 targets) for 48 yards and another score in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the 49ers.
Nacua (oblique) caught 15 of 20 targets for 147 yards and no touchdowns while adding four yards on two carries in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the 49ers.
Williams will serve as the Rams' lead back for Sunday's game against the 49ers, a source told Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com.
Nacua (oblique) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.