The Cardinals say goodbye to RB Ryan Williams
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The Cardinals say goodbye to RB Ryan Williams

The Cardinals released 2011 second round pick Ryan Williams @lilsweetness34 after a brief and injury plagued stint in Phoenix. Williams was set to be the highest paid running back on the team despite not being active at any time last year.

Although he didn't play last year, he was healthy after training camp, hopefully this extra time will gave him the opportunity to heal properly and get him into another teams camp this fall.

Williams ruptured his patellar tendon during his rookie year and and has struggled to regain his form since.

Fantasy Analysis:

A lot of fantasy owners were very high on Williams when he entered the NFL, but every year injuries held him back from achieving his potential, fantasy or otherwise. His fantasy value is gone until he hooks on with another team, and even then it will be negligible, unless he finds the perfect fit at the perfect time.

Andre Ellington took charge of the Arizona backfield last year, and could emerge as a solid RB2/3 heading into this year's draft. He may lose short yardage carries to Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor @KULABAFI, but his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield should make up for those lost points. Running against NFC west defenses appears to be the biggest challenge to Ellington's success in 2014. Try to grab Ellington by round four if you want him on your roster. And as always, watch those ADP's!

Source:
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