Kyren Williams’ comeback from injury was nothing short of masterful during the Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals game. Even a second-quarter touchdown drive by Royce Freeman couldn’t slow Williams down, as he finished with a career-high 181 yards midway through the third quarter. His impressive 56-yard run in the third quarter marked the longest play by the Rams this season. Despite sitting much of the fourth quarter, Williams became the first player since 2017 to rack up 125+ rushing yards, 50+ receiving yards, and two touchdown catches in a single game.
The Rams’ offense, finally healthy and fully operational, led by quarterback Matthew Stafford, had a standout performance. Stafford, who had been struggling with a low completion percentage, posted a CPOE (+12.8) in the 92nd percentile during the game. His season-high three TD passes by halftime, culminating in four for the game, marked a remarkable turnaround for the Rams.
Meanwhile, Arizona’s Kyler Murray was surprisingly quiet after an early TD run, but with garbage time in his favor, he still managed to secure a top-10 fantasy QB spot for the week. This game saw some phenomenal plays, such as Greg Dortch’s spectacular one-handed TD catch late in the game.
Jalen Hurts’ impressive performance in challenging weather conditions revealed a career-high 57% pressure rate in the first half. Despite this, he managed to record three touchdowns over four passes during a stretch in the second half. D’Andre Swift had a slower start but ultimately had a consistent rushing workload throughout the game, exemplifying his value in fantasy rankings.
As for other games, Trevor Lawrence, after being sidelined with a knee injury, made a remarkable comeback, throwing an NFL-high of 364 yards. And last but not least, Isiah Pacheco ran in two touchdowns during the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Las Vegas Raiders game, securing a top-five fantasy back spot.