Posted: 4/01/2020 3:22 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams tied Peyton Barber for the third-lowest average in rushing yards before contact (1.3), but he also finished in a tie for first with Derrick Henry (3.2) for the most rushing yards after contact.
Posted: 3/16/2020 12:04 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams' 2020 option will be picked up, according to a source. He'll make $2.3 million.
Huddle Up: Williams tallied 498 rushing yards, five touchdowns, 30 catches for 213 yards and two receiving scores in 2019. He missed a big chunk of time due to injury, and he could improve on those numbers this year. View him as a low-end RB2 with upside for more.
Posted: 12/23/2019 5:47 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams ran for 65 yards on 16 carries and added three catches for 27 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Williams, who had been sidelined with a rib injury since Week 12, wasn't exactly impressive - his longest play from scrimmage with 12 yards - but he came on in relief of Week 16 starter Spencer Ware and took advantage of LeSean McCoy being inactive (again) en route to one of his more productive fantasy efforts of the season. Owners should consider him little more than a risky flex option in Week 17 or during the fantasy playoffs.
Posted: 12/21/2019 12:44 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (rib) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Williams has missed the last few games because of the injury but should receive most of the work at running back this week. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/19/2019 10:25 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (rib) was a limited participant in practice once again Thursday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: Williams will need to get in a full practice before fantasy managers can trust him. With the Chiefs having already won the division title, they have little need to rush him back and will likely continue to rely on the likes of LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson.
Posted: 12/19/2019 12:26 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (rib) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: Williams has been sidelined for a month because of the injury and should be considered questionable again for this week. He can be a starting option in fantasy leagues if he plays, but fantasy players should have a backup plan in case Williams misses another game.
Posted: 12/15/2019 4:48 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (rib) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 15 game.
Posted: 12/15/2019 2:56 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (ribs, illness) is expected to be inactive for Week 15's game against the Denver Broncos, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Williams was listed as questionable on the injury report but it was not a good sign that he was held out of practice Friday, Dec. 13. If Williams doesn't play versus Denver, LeSean McCoy, Spencer Ware and Darwin Thompson would share carries in the Kansas City backfield, although no player would likely receive enough snaps to be a decent flex option in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 12/13/2019 10:34 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (rib) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Williams appears to have a chance to play in Week 15, but fantasy players will need to check the inactive list. He can be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if he plays.
Posted: 12/13/2019 7:47 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (ribs, illness) missed practice Friday, Dec. 13, due to an illness.
Huddle Up: Semi good news as it apparently was not a flare-up of his lingering rib injury. Williams had been limited earlier in the week, and we'll see how he's listed on the team's official Week 15 injury report, due out later Friday.