Posted: 8/07/2019 1:08 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Huddle Up: Williams missed more than a week with the injury, and he'll have some catching up to do. However, owners of the RB2 can find some relief that he has a few weeks to get into form.
Posted: 8/05/2019 12:08 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) remains the lead back and will be given time to recover, according to offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. 'He's the starter,'' Bieniemy said. 'We need to make sure than Damien continues to do the things he needs to do in order to help himself be ready when called upon.''
Huddle Up: Head coach Andy Reid recently expressed some frustration with Williams' lingering injury, but as long as he is healthy before the start of the season, he should remain the starter and a strong RB2 candidate.
Posted: 8/03/2019 7:08 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 3, and has not practiced since the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Williams is expected to be the starting running back for the Chiefs this season, but fantasy players should monitor his progress. Williams will be a part of one of the top offenses in NFL this season and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if healthy.
Posted: 7/30/2019 1:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) doesn't appear to be participating in practice Tuesday, July 30.
Huddle Up: Keep monitoring this situation for the RB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 7/29/2019 2:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) is out of practice Monday, July 29.
Huddle Up: There is still no word on the severity, but it's a really big blow to his fantasy stock after he was essentially handed the lead role. Carlos Hyde could emerge if this situation lasts awhile.
Posted: 7/29/2019 1:07 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) left practice early with a hamstring issue Sunday, July 28.
Huddle Up: There is no word on the severity of the injury, but if it ends up forcing Williams to miss time, Carlos Hyde would immediately vault into the RB2 conversation.
Posted: 7/10/2019 1:07 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams has 'taken the challenge' and 'earned the right to be (the full-time starter),' according to head coach Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: Reid did qualify his statement by saying "you take it one game at a time" and " it's a matter of production" in regards to whether he stays in that role. Williams certainly looked the part after taking over, but it's worth noting he hasn't handled more than 210 touches in a season since his junior college days. Nevertheless, Reid's track record with productive fantasy running backs speaks for itself. Owners should be thrilled to land him as an RB2 and make sure they land Carlos Hyde just to protect their investment.
Posted: 5/30/2019 6:05 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams is 'our starter' and someone the team expects to 'excel in that role,' according to offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
Huddle Up: Williams famously closed out last season doing his best Kareem Hunt on-field impression, erupting for 572 total yards and eight total touchdowns beginning in week 15 and ending in the AFC Championship Game. He's done enough to buy himself time to prove his finish wasn't a fluke, but the fact of the matter he isn't considered more of a lock to be a 16-game starter is that last year's 73 regular-season touches were the most of his career. He's a high-end RB2 with some risk but potential RB1 upside.
Posted: 3/01/2019 1:03 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams will have the first opportunity to secure the starting running back job, according to general manager Brett Veach.
Huddle Up: Williams put up strong numbers after replacing Kareem Hunt as the starter. As long as he enters 2019 as the clear No. 1 back, he should at least be able to deliver high-end RB2 numbers in such a potent offense.
Posted: 1/21/2019 2:01 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams rushed 10 times for 30 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 66 yards and two scores in a 37-31 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: Williams didn't do much on the ground, but an early deficit had a lot to do with that. Still, he showcased his versatility once again, and since taking over as the starter, he has left no doubt that he can be a workhorse for the Kansas City backfield. Williams will have RB1 potential entering 2019.