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ESPN's Sarah Barshop writes that Rams RB Zach Evans is "likely" to start Sunday's game vs. the Steelers. RBs Kyren Williams (ankle) and Ronnie Rivers (knee) will miss that one. The Rams' only other RBs are Evans and Royce Freeman, who's on the practice squad. "Obviously you saw Zach Evans get the first carries," HC McVay said Monday. "We've got Royce Freeman on our practice squad, and there'll be some different things that we're in the midst of working through right now." We'll look for further hints on what the backfield will look like this week. But we're expecting Evans and Freeman to be involved -- and for the Rams to go pass-heavy. Evans is the better fantasy option but shouldn't be considered more than a RB3 or flex play for now.

A Monday MRI revealed an ankle sprain for Rams RB Kyren Williams that's expected to keep him out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Backup Ronnie Rivers is also dealing with a PCL sprain that's expected to cost him a few weeks. That leaves Zach Evans and Royce Freeman as the only healthy RBs on the roster. Evans played his first 6 snaps of the season Sunday against the Cardinals, running for 10 yards on 4 carries. Freeman has been on the practice squad and averaged a dynamic 2.9 yards per carry since the start of 2021. We'll watch for specifics on L.A.'s backfield plan for Week 7. But expect a pass-heavy approach for a team that has already leaned that way. Evans and Freeman only appear worth a waiver look if you're in dire need. The Pittsburgh matchup has been slightly positive for RB scoring, according to our adjusted fantasy points allowed.

The Rams believe RB Ronnie Rivers has a PCL sprain that "could keep him out a few weeks," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's particularly noteworthy with RB Kyren Williams dealing with an ankle injury. Rookie Zach Evans is the only healthy RB on the Rams' active roster. RB Royce Freeman is on the practice squad.

Update: Rivers has a Grade 3 PCL sprain and is expected to miss 4-5 weeks, according to Rapoport. Rivers figures to land on short-term IR.

Rams RB Kyren Williams tweaked an ankle late in Sunday's win over the Cardinals. HC Sean McVay said afterward that he thinks Williams "is gonna be good,” per The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. We'll keep an eye on Williams this coming week. RBs Ronnie Rivers and Zach Evans saw carries behind Williams vs. Arizona.

Rams RB Kyren Williams managed just 53 yards rushing and 4 receiving in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. It wasn't a particularly bad performance, though. Williams got just 13 carries, so his 4.1 yards per rush were solid vs. a defense that arrived ranked No. 1 in DVOA against the run. And he garnered just 2 targets (catching both). Williams still claimed 15 of the team's 16 RB opportunities. So there's nothing to worry about if you have Williams rostered. He'll get a much better matchup in Week 6 against the Cardinals. The only other RB opportunity Sunday went to Ronnie Rivers: a 1-yard carry.

Rams RB Kyren Williams (hip) did not practice on Wednesday. He was able to play through the issue last week, and HC Sean McVay said Monday that Williams should be fine for this weekend's game vs. the Eagles. We'll keep tabs on his status over the next few days. Ronnie Rivers has been operating as the No. 2 RB behind Williams.

Rams RB Kyren Williams continued to shoulder a hefty workload in Week 4, logging 25 carries for 103 yards with 2 TDs vs. the Colts. He also caught all 3 of his targets for 24 yards in the receiving game. It’s worth mentioning that his teammate Ronnie Rivers received 9 carries and 2 targets in the contest. His name might be worth considering as a potential add in very deep leagues should he continue to be the spell guy for Williams. Williams will look to continue his success next week vs. the Eagles.

Rams RB Kyren Williams has racked up 2 TDs in each of the first two games. His 4 total TDs leads the NFL through two weeks, pending the Monday night games. Williams posted a 14-52-1 rushing line in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, a tough matchup for rushing production. He added 6 catches for 48 yards and a TD on 10 targets, second most on the team. No other Rams RB got a carry in the game, and Ronnie Rivers garnered the only other RB target. The Rams made both Cam Akers and rookie Zach Evans healthy scratches for this game. Williams looks like a potential workhorse going forward and easy weekly fantasy starter until further notice.

Rams RB Cam Akers is a healthy scratch for today's game vs. the 49ers, as Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported would be the case a few minutes before 1 pm ET this afternoon. RBs Kyren Williams, Ronnie Rivers, and Royce Freeman are active for Los Angeles. Williams figures to handle the majority of the backfield work.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson took the rushing lead back in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers, rushing 12 times for 56 yards (4.7 per carry). RB Cam Akers gained just 3 yards on 5 carries in his return. Malcolm Brown added 9 yards on 2 carries. Brown logged the backfield's only reception, taking his lone target for 10 yards. Henderson went without a catch on 1 target. RB Ronnie Rivers played but didn't get a touch.

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Rams RB Cam Akers is officially active for today’s game vs. the Bucs. RBs Darrell Henderson, Ronnie Rivers and Malcolm Brown are also active. It’s a messy situation for fantasy football.

Rams RB Cam Akers will play vs. the Bucs today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. "How much he plays will be predicated on the flow of the game," Schefter adds. RB Kyren Williams was not activated for this one, so Akers, Darrell Henderson, Ronnie Rivers and Malcolm Brown are Los Angeles' available RBs. We'll see who's active around 3 pm ET, but you should try to avoid this backfield in fantasy lineups.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Rams "turned down multiple offers for RB Cam Akers before Tuesday's trade deadline and now are working with Akers' agent in hopes he'll play for them again this season." Akers doesn't seem to have much choice, unless he's trying to force the team to release him. We'll see where this goes -- and how the backfield will shake out if Akers does return. The Rams also expect to get rookie Kyren Williams healthy soon, and HC Sean McVay has talked up his potential role. This looks like a backfield to avoid if you can, especially given how disappointing the offense has been on whole.

Darrell Henderson led Rams RBs in snaps played in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. But Ronnie Rivers paced the backfield in carries and targets. He managed just 21 yards on his 8 carries (2.6 per rush) and 15 yards on 4 catches, among 4 targets. We'd bet on rookie RB Kyren Williams getting significantly involved once he's ready. We also wouldn't be surprised to see the Rams pick up a RB ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline. Henderson rushed only 4 times for 16 yards and drew 2 targets (2 catches, 14 yards) against San Francisco. It's pretty clear that Sean McVay doesn't believe in him as a primary RB. Malcolm Brown mixed in for 5 carries (10 yards) against the 49ers.

Rams RB Cam Akers won't be rejoining the team "if the situation continues as it has so far this season," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport writes. Akers has "philosophical and football-related differences" with HC Sean McVay, per Rapoport. Akers won't play against the Panthers today and is expected to draw significant trade interest. We'll see where this goes, but it sounds like we shouldn't expect Akers to be part of Los Angeles' backfield going forward. That leaves Darrell Henderson as the leader of what's been an abysmal running game so far. Malcolm Brown will be the #2 RB, with undrafted rookie Ronnie Rivers as the #3. Rapoport says Rivers "has impressed and should get carries." We'll see what the snap and touch split looks like vs. Carolina today.

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