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Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs

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College: Oklahoma
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 221 DOB: 1992-04-03 Age: 27
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#19 3 2.07

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 MIA 12 36 122 3.4 0 27 21 187 8.9 1 36.9 3.1
2015 MIA 13 16 59 3.7 0 28 21 142 6.8 1 26.1 2.0
2016 MIA 15 35 115 3.3 3 31 23 249 10.8 3 72.4 4.8
2017 MIA 10 46 181 3.9 0 28 20 155 7.8 1 39.6 4.0
2018 KC 16 50 256 5.1 4 24 23 160 7.0 2 77.6 4.9
2019 KC 4 32 63 2.0 1 16 13 116 8.9 1 29.9 7.5
2019 (Projected) KC   169 745 4.4 7   44 336 7.6 2 162.1  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Chiefs made the decision to move on from Kareem Hunt, which now leaves running back Damien Williams in line for some serious fantasy potential in 2019. Williams made a splash down the stretch in 2018, producing some huge fantasy games down the stretch that almost certainly secured many fantasy league championships. He came out of nowhere in the eyes of many fantasy owners but Williams is an athletically gifted player with elite speed and feature back size. He's simply never been given an opportunity to prove himself as a starting running back in the NFL.

There is some concern that the newly acquired Carlos Hyde will cut into Williams' touches, but the potential upside for a running back in this Kansas City offense makes Williams too tantalizing to pass on simply because we're worried about a veteran plodding running back like Hyde. Williams only started five games for the Chiefs, including in the playoffs, but he caught 24 passes in those contests. If he had played a 16-game season at that pace, he would've finished with 77 catches. That, in addition with his quality rushing ability, in an offense as high-powered as Kansas City's, could mean some seriously monster fantasy numbers this season.

Yes, there are concerns that Williams has never "done it before," but the running back position in the NFL is often a product of situation more than it is player ability. That could be the case with Williams. He may not be an elite-level player, but that certainly doesn't mean that he's incapable of producing elite-level fantasy production. Andy Reid offenses typically feature one back and it seems highly unlikely that it will be Hyde unless Williams goes down.

Williams' current ADP has him going in the middle-to-end of the second round in most leagues, which is a great value for a player who could potentially finish as a high-end RB1 and whose floor, if he remains healthy, should be no lower than a mid-level RB2.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Damien Williams
RB2RB2 LeSean McCoy
RB3RB3 Darrel Williams
RB4RB4 Darwin Thompson
RB5FB1 Anthony Sherman
Chiefs Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury T.Y Hilton expected to play, Mack gametime call
Quad injury for Hitlon
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 6, 7:15 am

Indianapolis Colts
For the SNF game, there is optimism that #Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (quad) plays, while RB Marlon Mack (ankle) is a game-time call, but the team will be cautious. Meanwhile, #Chiefs RB Damien Williams (knee) and WR Sammy Watkins (shoulder) both should play, sources say. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Hilton was limited in practice this week but it appears he will give it a go on Sunday Night Football against the Chiefs. He'll be a risky low-end WR1 in this matchup. If Mack sits, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines would handle running back duties with Hines more likely to see the bulk of the pass-catching work.

Injury Tyreek Hill out, Damien Williams expected to play
Crowded RB room in KC
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 4, 2:00 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill will not play for the Chiefs in Sunday night's game against the Colts. He will be listed as out on the final injury report of the week. "He got out and mixed it up and worked in some team periods,'' coach Andy Reid said of Hill's practice week. "He did a nice job but he's just not ready to go yet . . . He wants to play but at the same time it's not your normal injury that you have. We've just got to make sure that he's right and you don't have any setbacks.'' (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Tyreek Hill will sit out another week with his chest injury but it's possible he could return in Week 6. The Chiefs will head into the Colts game with all three of Damien Williams, LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams available making it difficult for fantasy owners to trust any of them in Week 5 lineups.

Injury Tyreek Hill, Damien Williams practicing
WR limited, RB practicing in full
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 3, 7:20 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill (shoulder) was limited in practice again, while Damien Williams (knee) practiced in full for a second straight day Thursday. (

FFToday's Take: It seems unlikely Hill will play this week after being out since Week 1, but it's a good sign for his Week 6 prospects. The real intrigue is in the backfield. Williams began the season as the starter but did virtually nothing on the ground before getting hurt. LeSean McCoy's role is the most secure, but he has registered no more than 11 carries in a game. Darrel Williams has played too well for HC Andy Reid to bench. Owners are advised to sit tight until this thing sorts itself out.

Injury Tyreek Hill, Damien Williams will practice Wed.
Key offensive pieces return for KC
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 2, 12:45 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill and Damien Williams will practice today as Chiefs begin preparations for Sunday night's game against the Colts. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Andy Reid was evasive on how much the two would practice but it's a step in the right direction for the availability of both on Sunday night against the Colts. Hill's return would likely put a damper on the fantasy value rookie Mecole Hardman.

Injury Damien Williams misses practice Thursday
Trending towards missing Week 4
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 26, 12:45 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Damien Williams will again not practice for the Chiefs today. Looking like a second straight week off for him. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Williams missed Week 3 with a knee injury and appears to be headed for a similar fate in Week 4. That would leave the running back duties to LeSean McCoy (ankle) and Darrel Williams with Williams being the healthiest of the two. Both will be Flex considerations against the Lions.

Injury Damien Williams out, McCoy practices Friday
More opportunities for Darwin Thompson
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 20, 3:00 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Rookie running back Darwin Thompson played a handful of snaps in the Chiefs’ first two games but his first significant playing time could come on Sunday against the Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium. Starter Damien Williams will not play because of a knee injury, so there’s some playing time available. LeSean McCoy appears he will be ready to play but the Chiefs are likely to be cautious about overloading him. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: With Williams out, the Chiefs will head into Week 3 with McCoy, Thompson and Darrell Williams at running back. McCoy got in a full practice on Friday and is expected to start. McCoy feels like a low-end RB2 given his ankle injury while Thompson is more of a flex option against the Ravens.

Injury Kansas City RBs struggling to get healthy
Damien Williams has yet to practice; LeSean McCoy limited Thursday
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 19, 11:30 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Damien Williams has not practiced Wednesday or Thursday due to a bruised knee and was "limping considerably." LeSean McCoy (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. (NFL Network - James Palmer)

FFToday's Take: HC Andy Reid mentioned earlier in the week that he wants to make sure he can trust rookie Darwin Thompson with his assignments before he gives him significant playing time. He may not have a choice if things continue down this path. Make no mistake; if Thompson gets a chance to prove he's ready and performs as well as he did during the preseason, there's a solid chance he will force his way into the mix. Thompson needs to be rostered in all the most shallow of leagues right now.

Injury Damien Williams misses practice Wednesday
LeSean McCoy may give it a go
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 18, 12:45 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
LeSean McCoy (ankle) will try and practice today and Damien Williams (knee) will not practice, per Andy Reid. (BJ Kissel on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Andy Reid described Williams' injury as a bruise on his knee. He gave the impression that McCoy would try and do a little bit in practice, giving the impression he'll likely be labeled as "limited" on Wednesday. If either one of the two Chiefs' RBs sits this week, Darwin Thompson would likely see increased snaps.

Injury LeSean McCoy's MRI shows no significant damage
Chiefs veteran RB "has a shot" to play Sunday
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 17, 8:55 am

Kansas City Chiefs
Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) on Twitter: "#Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy’s MRI showed no significant damage to his ankle, sources say, and he has a shot to play in Sunday’s AFC showdown with the #Ravens." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: McCoy apparently has a "shot" to play in Sunday's Week 3 showdown against the Ravens, but there's no word on the status of Damien Williams, who's injury has been listed as both knee and groin in different reports. Stay tuned, because rookie Darwin Thompson could get few more touches and vault into flex status if either back sits. Williams would be a RB2/3 if he plays and McCoy will assume his normal RB3/FLEX status if he's active.

Injury Chiefs RBs banged up in Week 2
LeSean McCoy, Damien Williams go down late
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 16, 5:20 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs RB Damien Williams left with a right knee contusion. RB LeSean McCoy left late with an ankle injury. (Chiefs Digest)

FFToday's Take: For as much as Patrick Mahomes doing for the passing game, the running game has been a bit lacking. Williams has produced as a receiver so far, but he's mustered a mere 34 yards on 22 carries through two games. McCoy was very good in the opener but bottled up in Week 2. Should either player be forced to sit out Week 3, fantasy owners might get a chance to see what preseason star Darwin Thompson could do in more of a full-time role.

Chiefs bring in LeSean McCoy
One-year, $3 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 31, 11:00 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Former Bills’ RB LeSean McCoy is reuniting with Chiefs HC Andy Reid, per source. McCoy getting a one-year, $4 million deal that includes $3 million guaranteed from the Chiefs. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Chiefs were a handful of teams that were linked to McCoy once he was released along with the Chargers, Eagles and Patriots. This moves puts a damper on the fantasy value of Damien Williams and fantasy community darling Darwin Thompson.

Injury Damien Williams returns
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 7, 10:20 am

Kansas City Chiefs
Damien Williams is practicing for the first time since the first day of camp. We’ll see how much he does. Damien Williams is back but Carlos Hyde is taking the starter snaps at RB as Chiefs begin team drills. 10 plays of a team drill and Damien Williams didn't play. So looks like no team work for him today. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Williams has been absent from training camp with a hamstring injury and still isn't a full go. It's unlikely he'll see any action in Kansas City's first pre-season game. Carlos Hyde, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson have been handling the bulk of running back duties with Damien out. I

Injury Damien Williams bothered by hamstring issue
Has yet to practice in training camp
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 3, 1:00 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Andy Reid sounded frustrated with starting running back Damien Williams, who has yet to practice with the Chiefs at training camp because of a sore hamstring. "He’s missed quite a bit," Reid said. "He’s missed a lot of plays. It’s been great for these other guys. (Carlos Hyde) has done a nice job. He’s got a lot of reps and he’s taking advantage of them." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Williams is in a prime position to be a fantasy RB1 but has some legitimate concerns surrounding his health and lack of experience. Williams has never carried the ball more than 50 times in a season and is not getting off on the right foot in 2019. The Chiefs are currently looking at DB Tremon Smith on offense as a RB.

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at JAC W 40-26 13 26 2.0 1 6 6 39 6.5 0 12.5
2 at OAK W 28-10 9 8 0.9 0 5 3 48 16.0 0 5.6
5 IND L 13-19 9 23 2.6 0 4 3 15 5.0 0 3.8
6 HOU L 24-31 1 6 6.0 0 1 1 14 14.0 1 8.0

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at LAC W 38-28 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
2 at PIT W 42-37 0 0 - 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 0.2
3 SF W 38-27 0 0 - 0 2 2 16 8.0 0 1.6
5 JAC W 30-14 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
6 at NE L 40-43 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.1
13 at OAK W 40-33 5 38 7.6 0 2 2 7 3.5 0 4.5
14 BAL W 27-24 8 14 1.8 1 5 4 16 4.0 1 15.0
15 LAC L 28-29 10 49 4.9 2 6 6 74 12.3 0 24.3
16 at SEA L 31-38 13 103 7.9 0 7 7 37 5.3 1 20.0
17 OAK W 35-3 11 51 4.6 1 1 1 8 8.0 0 11.9
DP IND W 31-13 25 129 5.2 1 6 5 25 5.0 0 21.4
CC NE L 31-37 10 30 3.0 1 8 5 66 13.2 2 27.6
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
3 at NYJ L 6-20 2 5 2.5 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 1.1
4 NO L 0-20 1 1 1.0 0 2 0 0 - 0 0.1
5 TEN W 16-10 3 15 5.0 0 2 1 13 13.0 0 2.8
6 at ATL W 20-17 4 9 2.3 0 3 3 14 4.7 0 2.3
7 NYJ W 31-28 2 2 1.0 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 2.0
8 at BAL L 0-40 0 0 - 0 2 1 -1 -1.0 0 -0.1
9 OAK L 24-27 7 14 2.0 0 6 6 47 7.8 1 12.1
10 at CAR L 21-45 9 19 2.1 0 3 2 20 10.0 0 3.9
11 TB L 20-30 10 78 7.8 0 1 1 24 24.0 0 10.2
12 at NE L 17-35 8 38 4.8 0 5 3 14 4.7 0 5.2

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