Javonte Williams is one of the most exciting rookies for 2021 fantasy football. The Denver Broncos traded up to make him a second-round pick, and the writing is on the wall for Melvin Gordon.
None of that is new, but the latest comments from Broncos' new starting QB Teddy Bridgewater certainly add another layer of excitement to Williams' fantasy football outlook in 2021.
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Getting compared to Alvin Kamara is about as high praise as you can get for a running back. Since he was drafted in 2017, only Ezekiel Elliott has more yards from scrimmage than Kamara's 6,164. Kamara also tops Zeke in both yards per carry (5.0 to 4.4) and yards per reception (8.7 to 7.6). Kamara's 59 touchdowns in that stretch are also second only to Todd Gurley's 63.
Of course, this isn't just hollow praise. Bridgewater was Kamara's teammate for two seasons, so he knows a thing or two about the four-time Pro Bowler's game.
It's also not hard to see the similarities between the two as pro prospects. Kamara averaged an explosive 6.2 yards per carry at Tennessee, adding 342 receiving yards and 3.5 receiving touchdowns per season. Williams averaged 6.3 yards per carry at UNC, contributing 305 yards and 3 touchdowns through the air in 2020.
Of course it's still to early to hail Williams as the next great fantasy football running back, but he has some serious league-winning upside. He checks in at RB22 in The Duel's 2021 fantasy football rankings.
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