| Damien Williams out, McCoy practices Friday|
More opportunities for Darwin Thompson
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 20, 3:00 pm
|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.
| 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
|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.
| Damien Williams misses practice Wednesday|
LeSean McCoy may give it a go
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 18, 12:45 pm
|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.
| 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
|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.
| Chiefs RBs banged up in Week 2|
LeSean McCoy, Damien Williams go down late
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 16, 5:20 pm
|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
|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.
| Damien Williams returns|
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 7, 10:20 am
|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