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Ryan Williams returns to Cardinals practice, says he will play Saturday vs. Chargers

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

The injury-riddled running back returned to practice on Thursday and may get the chance to make his preseason debut. We break down the fantasy implications.

Ryan Williams returned to practice for the Cardinals on Thursday, and says he will play during the team's preseason game on Saturday versus the Chargers.

More: For more on the Cardinals, check out Revenge of the Birds

The report is welcome news for dynasty owners, as Williams has been dealing with the fallout of a ruptured patellar tendon since the 2011 season. The team added veteran Rashard Mendenhall and rookies Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington in the draft, so it is good for Williams' job security to finally take the field this preseason.

Fantasy Spin: Once viewed as the future workhorse of the Cardinals backfield, Williams' knee injury has just about dashed all hopes of him becoming fantasy relevant in the near future if not entirely. Williams already has an uphill battle to get back to his explosive college form, but now has more competition at the position than he's ever had at the professional level. With Williams suiting up on Saturday, all eyes will be on him to see what kind of explosiveness he's been able to salvage.

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