| Damien Williams expected to be inactive|
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 15, 7:00 am
|#Chiefs RB Damien Williams (rib, illness) is listed a questionable, but being downgraded to DNP on Friday was a bad sign. Source said he’s expected to be inactive. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Williams has missed the last two games with a rib injury but missed practice Friday due to an illness. If he sits, the Chiefs will go with LeSean McCoy, Spencer Ware and Darwin Thompson at running back. All of them are dart throws given the uncertainty surrounding their usage.
| Damien Williams has a chance play Week 14|
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Dec 3, 7:25 pm
|On the Spencer Ware signing, my understanding is that Damien Williams has a chance to play Sunday at Patriots. So Ware at this point is more an emergency signing but Chiefs will see how the week works out for Williams. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Damien injured his ribs in Week 11 and hasn't played since and with Darrel Williams suffering a knee injury in Week 13, the Chiefs are suddenly thin at running back. Free agent Spencer Ware has been signed and Darwin Thompson figures to get some work even if Damien plays against the Patriots. We'll have a better idea of the Chiefs RB situation after practice on Friday.
| 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.