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Williams is expected to be the No. 3 running back in Cincinnati this season behind Zack Moss and Chase Brown, but Williams has minimal Fantasy value in this role. He's not worth drafting in the majority of leagues. In five seasons with the Bengals, Williams has never averaged more than 2.2 PPR points per game. Now, with Joe Mixon gone, there could be a bigger role for Williams, but we need to see it first. At best, Williams could be a waiver-wire addition during the season if something happens to Moss or Brown.

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Year yds
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Fumbles Lost
Receiving Yards
Receiving Touchdowns
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2023 69 4.60 7 10 40.2
2022 30 5.00 2 30 30.4
3y Avg. 50 4.17 3 15
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Staying with Bengals

    Williams is signing a one-year contract to stay with the Bengals. There was some discussion last offseason about Williams potentially replacing Samaje Perine as Cincy's No. 2 running back, but the 2019 sixth-round pick mostly continued to play special teams. Williams' 156 snaps on offense were easily a career high, but that equated to only 14.4 percent of the team total, whereas on special teams he took 64.2 percent of available snaps (294 overall). He has 77 touches for 381 yards and no touchdowns in 51 career games, and he'll likely be the third-string RB again in 2024.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Doesn't see much action

    Williams played in all 17 regular-season games for the Bengals in 2023 but recorded only 15 carries for 69 yards and no touchdowns and seven catches for 10 yards and no scores. The running back will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Williams signed a one-year deal with the Bengals before the 2023 campaign. The 2019 sixth-round pick has not yet scored a TD in five NFL seasons, all with Cincinnati.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: No touches against Steelers

    Williams failed to record a single rush or target in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Steelers. Williams played just eight snaps against the Steelers, which was his lowest total of the season. Sunday marked the fourth time the veteran running back did not earn a carry in a contest this season. With that said, Cincinnati did not commit to the run in the game, as starter Joe Mixon recorded just eight rushes, while quarterback Jake Browning handled three carries of his own. With Mixon cemented as the Bengals' top option out of the backfield, Williams has an uphill battle to earn more opportunities. Williams is nothing more than an insurance policy as the Bengals head into a Week 13 matchup with the Jaguars.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: More of the same

    Williams had two carries for 20 yards while playing 17 offensive snaps in Thursday night's loss to the Ravens. While Williams garnered a few more snaps than usual due to the Bengals' big deficit in the fourth quarter, that didn't translate to more touches because they were throwing the ball nearly every play. Chase Brown just got designated to return from IR, so in a week or two Williams might have more competition behind Joe Mixon.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Catches one pass in loss

    Williams reeled in his lone target for two yards and didn't have any carries in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Texans. Williams went without a carry for the third time this season, as starter Joe Mixon handled all running-back totes in the contest. The 26-year-old played just 14 of the Bengals' 64 offensive snaps Sunday. Williams seems unlikely to challenge for more opportunities in the offense, barring an injury to Mixon.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Another modest role

    Williams had three carries for 13 yards in Sunday night's win over the Bills while playing 13 offensive snaps. With the game result in question up until the very end, there were very few opportunities for Williams to make an impact offensively. He did however contribute 61 yards in kick returns.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Week 10 Waiver Priority List

    Williams is worth stashing in deeper leagues as the No. 2 running back in Cincinnati behind Joe Mixon. Williams hasn't done much yet this year with three carries for 13 yards in Week 9 against Buffalo as his season high, but should something happen to Mixon then Williams would be a borderline must-start Fantasy running back in all leagues. He's worth adding for 1 percent of your FAB.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Minimal role in victory

    Williams had two carries for six yards on 11 offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Niners. Even with Chase Brown on IR, there wasn't much room for Williams to make an impact. Only on a few occasions have the Bengals not used Joe Mixon as a three-down back, and Williams is unlikely to dislodge Mixon from that role.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Two catches in win

    Williams caught both of his targets for three yards in Sunday's 17-13 win over the Seahawks. Williams failed to record a single rush in the contest while operating as the team's No. 2 running back. The veteran played just nine of the Bengals' 54 offensive snaps Sunday, limiting his usage behind starter Joe Mixon. Barring an injury to Mixon, Williams remains far off the fantasy radar heading into Cincinnati's Week 7 bye.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: One carry in win

    Williams rushed once for five yards in Sunday's 34-20 win over the Cardinals. Williams handled just one carry for the third straight game Sunday. The veteran running back played just 12 of the Bengals' 82 offensive snaps, well behind starter Joe Mixon who saw the field for 63 snaps. Williams' lack of involvement will keep him far off the fantasy radar barring an injury to Mixon. Next up, the Bengals will host the Seahawks in Week 6.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: One carry in loss

    Williams handled one carry for four yards in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Titans. Despite operating as Cincinnati's No. 2 running back, Williams was unable to get involved in the game plan Sunday behind starter Joe Mixon. The fifth-year back played on just six of the Bengals' 53 offensive snaps in the contest, while Mixon handled 42 snaps. With such limited involvement, Williams' doesn't hold much fantasy utility, barring injuries. The Bengals are set to visit the Cardinals in Week 5.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Minimal role as backup

    Williams didn't log any carries and had two catches for four yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. With Chris Evans inactive, Williams was the primary backup to Joe Mixon, even getting snaps on the first drive of the game. But with the Bengals trailing by two scores for most of the second half, there weren't many carries to spread around.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Minimal usage in Week 1

    Williams played 15 offensive snaps in a Week 1 loss to the Browns, carrying the ball twice for seven yards. Williams is currently third in line on the team for carries, with Joe Mixon getting the vast majority of opportunities and Chris Evans working in on passing downs. Williams' 25 snaps on special teams likely explained why he was active and rookie Chase Brown was not.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: In backup mix Sunday

    Williams and Chris Evans are slated to work behind Joe Mixon in Sunday's season opener against the Browns, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. Rookie fifth-rounder Chase Brown is a candidate to join the team's backfield mix as the season rolls along, but he's inactive for Week 1. As a result, Williams and Evans are in line to handle complementary touches behind Mixon, with Williams a candidate to serve as an early-down backup and third-down work up for grabs.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: In clear for Week 1

    Williams (ankle) wasn't listed Wednesday on the Bengals' initial Week 1 injury report. Williams missed a few weeks of practice and preseason action after spraining his ankle Aug. 1. He's now ready to play in Sunday's game in Cleveland, though even as part of a shaky Cincinnati backfield he'll probably be a healthy inactive or restricted to special teams rather than handling a significant role on offense. Chris Evans and Chase Brown both are more likely to get playing time off the bench behind Joe Mixon.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: To be 100 percent next week

    Williams (ankle) said Thursday he expects to be back to full health next week, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. Williams has an opportunity to compete for a change-of-pace role behind top running back Joe Mixon, when healthy. A mild right ankle sprain suffered Aug. 1 forced Williams to miss the entire preseason, but barring any setbacks, he seems on track to return to full health ahead of Week 1's opener at Cleveland. Chase Brown and Chris Evans (undisclosed) will also be in contention for backup snaps behind Mixon.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Doesn't dress Saturday

    Williams (ankle) is not in uniform for Saturday's preseason game against the Commanders, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Williams has been dealing with an ankle sprain since Aug. 1, which has caused him to miss all three preseason bouts. With running back Chris Evans (undisclosed) also out of Saturday's game, rookie Chase Brown should get a heavy workload in the Bengals' preseason finale.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Slated to miss time

    Williams was diagnosed Thursday with a mild right ankle sprain and is expectd to miss a couple of weeks, Ben Baby of reports. Williams, who entered training camp in contention for the top backup role behind starting back Joe Mixon, thus is in line to miss the Bengals' preseason opener, at a minimum. In his looming absence, added backfield reps will be available for Chase Brown and Chris Evans.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Exits with leg injury

    Williams suffered an apparent leg injury Tuesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. It's too early to know for sure, but initial reports make it sound like the injury could be serious. Williams is entering his fifth pro season and has mostly played special teams to date, but the Bengals' lack of backfield depth behind Joe Mixon gives him a chance at the third-down role. The team otherwise has Chase Brown, Chris Evans and a couple undrafted rookies competing for spots in camp.
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  • Bengals' Trayveon Williams: Likely returning to Cincinnati

    The Bengals plan to re-sign Williams on Wednesday, Jeremy Fowler of reports. Williams suited up for each of Cincinnati's final seven regular-season games and all three playoff matchups, but he operated primarily on special teams when Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine were healthy. Perine is expected to sign with Denver soon, so barring any additional moves, Williams could have an elevated role in 2023. Williams was selected by the Bengals in the sixth round of the 2019 Draft and has totaled 47 rushing attempts for 238 yards and secured eight of 10 targets for 64 receiving yards over the past three seasons (23 appearances).
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