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Damien Williams
Running Back
Ht: 5' 11" Wt: 224 Age: 28 Exp: 6 years College: Oklahoma Drafted: Undrafted
Posted: 7/05/2020 5:36 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams has a chance to make a big jump in production this season because of the improvements he is making this offseason, according to running backs coach Deland McCullough.
Huddle Up: Williams should continue to be the starting running back for the Chiefs but will lose some touches to Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He is part of one of the top offenses in the NFL and can be a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 5/19/2020 2:21 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams averaged a league-worst 2.6 yards per carry (minimum 100 attempts) on his 28 runs in between the guards in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions. Conversely, Williams averaged 4.2 yards per carry on 54 off-tackle plays and 6.8 yards per carry on his 29 runs outside the tackles.
Posted: 5/01/2020 2:51 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams will 'come in as the starting running back and (Clyde Edwards-Helaire) will have to come in here and compete for playing time,' according to general manager Brett Veach, who added he believes Williams and Edwards-Helaire will form a 'one-two punch.' 'I certainly think it's going to be a shared load. Damien has been in this offense for a long time and certainly has shown what he can do on that playoff run. The guy's a really good pass protector (and) can catch the football,' Veach said.
Huddle Up: In Veach's defense, he is almost obligated to say Edwards-Helaire will have to compete for playing time and Williams will remain the starter. Williams will probably start and technically share the load, but the likelihood is that Edwards-Helaire will become the lead back at some point. Fantasy owners need to prepare for a relatively slow start from Edwards-Helaire, but the cream will rise to the top sooner than later. Edwards-Helaire should be viewed as a high-upside RB2 this summer, while Williams will be a RB3 with a low floor.
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.
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