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Beanie Wells, Ryan Williams To Both Play Preseason Finale: Fantasy Implications

Aug 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells (26) warms up before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 27-17. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

The Cardinals will be playing both Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams in the preseason finale, when most of the starters will be resting. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Arizona Cardinals, like most teams this week, will be resting their starting players in the fourth and final preseason game Thursday, including both QBs John Skelton and Kevin Kolb. However, the running backs won't be getting the rest, as Darren Urban reports that both Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams will be playing.

Analysis: Probably not too much of a surprise, as both backs are coming back from injuries and could use the extra reps. Wells only made his preseason debut last week after offseason knee surgery, and Williams has also seen limited action after missing the entire 2011 season with a torn patellar tendon. With the Cardinals' various woes at O-line and QB, and with the possibility of both runners splitting carries, Wells is a middling RB3 at best, with Williams having slight sleeper potential as a change-of-pace back.

For more on the Cardinals, check out Revenge Of The Birds and SB Nation Arizona.

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