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  Chiefs | Damien Williams returns to practice    Wed Aug 7, 09:51 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Footballguys view: Good news for Williams here. Williams is the top back and set to produce in a big way for Fantasy GMs. However, he needs to stay healthy and not open any sort of opportunity for Carlos Hyde to do more in 2019. Williams has a current ADP of RB12 (2.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams has support    Sun Aug 4, 08:39 PM

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.''

Footballguys view: More than his status on the depth chart, this injury is worrisome for his ability to hold up all year under a feature back workload. Williams is still worth a third round pick on the upside of his 2018 finish and the quality of the backfield, but there is plenty of risk to taking him with a premium pick.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams remains sidelined    Sat Aug 3, 03:31 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Andy Reid sounded a little frustrated and it's fair to wonder if Williams status as the clear starter won't get tarnished if this absence lasts much longer. It's about time for his ADP to slide a little unless he gets back on the field pronto.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams remains idle    Tue Jul 30, 09:37 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) doesn't appear to be participating in practice Tuesday, July 30.

Footballguys view: There's no reason to see this as a long term issue as long as Williams returns to practice without incident soon. For now, we wait for that event before returning to our previous stances on Williams' value. If you are drafting right now, it's reasonable to move him down within his tier.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams out of practice    Mon Jul 29, 10:20 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) is out of practice Monday, July 29.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams tweaks hamstring    Sun Jul 28, 09:10 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) left practice early with a hamstring issue Sunday, July 28.

Footballguys view: Williams hasn't been a lead back for a full season, so there are some doubts about his ability to live up to ADP despite the perfect situation in Kansas City and his late season success. If he misses a week or less and returns to the field, we won't worry, but that is not a given.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams being asked to carry the load    Tue Jul 9, 09:17 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Williams is the lead back but the team does have Carlos Hyde to push him. One could make the argument that Hyde has more natural talent than Williams, but right now it's Williams who sits atop the depth chart. Williams is capable of being featured as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. He's not as dynamic as other starters in the league, but he's on one of the best offenses out there and is a low-end RB1 with upside for Fantasy GMs in 2019. Williams has a current ADP of RB12 (2.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Chiefs | Carlos Hyde lines up with Damien Williams    Wed Jun 12, 11:31 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Carlos Hyde is listed as the backup to RB Damien Williams, but he has been busy at minicamp, lining up along with Williams in the teams backfield on occasion. He has been used as a receiver. 'For a running back like me who likes to catch the ball, it would be like a dream come true,' Hyde said Wednesday, June 12.

Footballguys view: Williams is the Chiefs back Fantasy GMs are going nuts for...and we get it. In that offense with Williams skill set it could mean big fantasy points. However, everyone needs to know that the Chiefs staff loves the addition of Hyde this offseason. He could push for a larger role than most think. Right now, Williams has an ADP of RB12 (2.07) and Hyde is going off the board at RB45 (10.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams locked in as starter    Thu May 30, 02:31 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Williams can do some good things as a runner and a receiver out of the backfield. Fantasy GMs are excited about what he can do in 2019. Williams is currently going off the board at RB13 (2.10) in 12-team PPR leagues. Don't forget about Carlos Hyde, his likely backup this season. If Williams falters or gets banged up, Hyde could step in and take over. At the least, Hyde is a valuable handcuff for Fantasy GMs who play in deeper leagues.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams in line to start    Thu Feb 28, 09:54 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams will have the first opportunity to secure the starting running back job, according to general manager Brett Veach.

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  Chiefs | Three scores for Damien Williams    Sun Jan 20, 10:23 PM

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.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams lights up Colts    Sat Jan 12, 08:05 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams ran 25 times for 129 yards and a touchdown in a divisional playoff win versus the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 12. He also caught five passes for 25 yards.

Footballguys view: Williams made the Chiefs look wise for extending him. His dynasty value continues to build and the running back position looks as interchangeable as ever.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams likely will start    Sat Jan 12, 03:44 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams is expected to be the starting running back for the Chiefs in the Divisional Round playoff game.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams scores in win    Sun Dec 30, 10:43 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams rushed 11 times for 51 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for eight yards in a 35-3 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 17.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams receives extension    Thu Dec 27, 08:40 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with the Chiefs Thursday, Dec. 27, worth as much as $8.1 million.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams goes over 100 yards    Sun Dec 23, 11:27 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams ran 13 times for 103 yards in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks for his first-career 100-yard game, and he added seven grabs for 37 yards and a score.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams to be K.C.'s top back    Sun Dec 23, 12:18 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams is expected to start and receive the majority of the running-back workload in Week 16 on Sunday, Dec. 23, with fellow RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) expected to miss a second straight game.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams has monster night    Fri Dec 14, 12:23 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams accounted for 123 total yards (49 rushing, 74 receiving) and two touchdowns during the team's Week 15 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Footballguys view: Williams showed Kareem Hunt-like burst on a few touches and proved the Chiefs offense is still in good hands if Spencer Ware can't go at Seattle in Week 16.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams may receive start    Wed Dec 12, 09:52 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams is expected to be the starting running back for the Chiefs in Week 15 if RB Spencer Ware (hamstring, shoulder) is not able to play.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams scores twice    Sun Dec 9, 09:11 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams rushed eight times for 14 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 16 yards and another score in a 27-24 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 14.

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  Chiefs | Three KC players leave early Sunday    Sun Aug 12, 02:08 PM

Kansas City Chiefs OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (head), DL Xavier Williams (stinger), and RB Damien Williams (shoulder) were unable to finish practice Sunday, Aug. 12.

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  Chiefs | Charcandrick West may not make roster    Tue Jul 31, 12:03 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West could be a surprise cut in light of the team's offseason addition of Damien Williams, according to Brooke Pryor and Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star.

Footballguys view: West also has suffered a concussion, his second in two years, and Spencer Ware is back and healthy. West has been competent in his role, but hasn't really added value. A release wouldn't be that big of a surprise.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams in full health for camp    Tue Jul 24, 05:04 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (shoulder) is doing 'great,' according to the team's Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance Rick Burkholder. Williams was able to do 'everything' on the first day of camp Monday, July 23.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs have a jam packed backfield and Williams is at best third or fourth on the current depth chart. Undrafted out of Oklahoma in 2014, Williams has spent most of his career with the Dolphins. The Chiefs picked him up back in March as a free agent. Williams is a bigger back, measuring in at 5'11" 220 pounds. His career YPC average is just 3.6 yards so we're not expecting much from him even if he does make the 53-man roster.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams limited in practice    Sun Jun 24, 09:31 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (undisclosed) has been limited to individual drills during spring practices, but he should be ready for training camp, according to head coach Andy Reid.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams inked by Chiefs    Thu Mar 22, 02:23 PM

Free-agent RB Damien Williams (Dolphins) signed a one-year, $1.5 millino deal with the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, March 22. Williams is expected to miss most of the offseason as he is recovering from shoulder surgery. The hope is that he will be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: Damien Williams was underwhelming in Miami, but he may not even get a chance to be underwhelming behind Kareem Hunt barring injury. Add in the recovery from injury and Williams is going to have a tough time making the roster.

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  Colts | Damien Williams visited Colts    Wed Mar 21, 01:11 PM

Free-agent RB Damien Williams (Dolphins) visited the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, March 20.

Footballguys view: Williams is looking for work and brings an all-purpose skill set to the table. No matter where he lands, Williams will be fighting for a roster spot. This is an incredibly deep and talented RB class in the 2018 NFL draft and we expect several teams to add to the position via that route instead of veteran free agents left over.

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  Chiefs | Kansas City hosts Damien Williams    Mon Mar 19, 04:35 PM

Free-agent RB Damien Williams (Dolphins) is visiting the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, March 19.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs have a big group of backs already on the roster, but they are still looking for help/competition at the position.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams could return    Thu Mar 8, 03:58 PM

Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Damien Williams will keep in touch with the Dolphins during free agency, but the team wants to weigh their options at the position before making a decision on Williams.

Footballguys view: It may be Miami ends up being his best option, as he didn't look very good the last couple of years and there may not be much interest outside of Florida.

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  Jets | Damien Williams of interest to Jets    Thu Mar 1, 01:56 PM

Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Damien Williams is expected to be pursued by the New York Jets if/when he hits the free-agent market, according to Newsday.com's Calvin Watkins.

Footballguys view: Williams looked like an OK dual-threat back before he hurt his shoulder, but he never really fulfilled the promise he had coming out of Oklahoma. The Jets will be looking to add a few names to the roster at the position, but with Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire in place and looking serviceable and then some once Matt Forte went down in 2017, the team won't kill itself signing Williams.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams wants to return    Fri Jan 5, 10:08 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but he said he wants to remain with Miami. 'I'm confident this is where I want to be,' Williams said. 'They understand that.'

Footballguys view: The Dolphins have found their lead back with Kenyon Drake, so if Williams does return it would only be as a backup. Williams can catch passes out of the backfield, but his career average of 3.6 yards per carry isn't going to garner much attention on the open market.

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  Dolphins | Miami's Week 17 inactives    Sun Dec 31, 03:00 PM

The Miami Dolphins have declared CB Alterraun Verner, RB Damien Williams, OL Eric Smith, OT Laremy Tunsil, QB Matt Moore, WR Rashawn Scott, FS Trae Elston inactive for Week 17.

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  Dolphins | Week 17 injury report for Miami    Fri Dec 29, 03:26 PM

Miami Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil (ankle) did not participate in practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Week 17 versus the Buffalo Bills. QB Matt Moore (foot) and RB Damien Williams (shoulder) have been limited in practice all week and are also listed as doubtful. TE MarQueis Gray (hip), DE Charles Harris (thigh), LB Neville Hewitt (hamstring), WR DeVante Parker (ankle) and CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 29, and are listed as questionable. S T.J. McDonald (shoulder) was limited Friday, while S Michael X. Thomas (non-injury related) and DE Cameron Wake (illness) did not practice; all three players are also listed as questionable. C Mike Pouncey (hip) practiced in full Friday, while DT Ndamukong Suh (knee) did not practice, but both players were removed from the injury report.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams doubtful for finale    Fri Dec 29, 01:20 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams limited Thursday    Thu Dec 28, 03:50 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

Footballguys view: Williams is pretty much irrelevant in this offense anyway, so no real loss.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams listed as limited    Wed Dec 27, 06:54 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams ruled out    Sun Dec 24, 11:57 AM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams (shoulder) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 16 game.

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  Dolphins | Week 16 Inactives    Sun Dec 24, 11:39 AM

The Miami Dolphins have declared CB Cordrea Tankersley, RB Damien Williams, OL Eric Smith, OG Isaac Asiata, QB Matt Moore, FS Michael X. Thomas, TE Thomas Duarte inactive for Week 16.

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  Dolphins | Miami's Week 16 injury report    Fri Dec 22, 03:25 PM

Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore (foot) and RB Damien Williams (shoulder) were limited during practice Friday, Dec. 22, and are listed as doubtful for Week 16. FS T.J. McDonald (shoulder) and S Michael X. Thomas (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. DE Andre Branch (knee), DE Terrence Fede (knee), WR DeVante Parker (ankle) and CB Cordrea Tankersley (ankle) fully participated in practice but are listed as questionable. DT Ndamukong Suh (knee) did not practice but is not on the injury report. C Mike Pouncey (hip) was limited during practice but is not on the injury report. LB Chase Allen (elbow), DE Charles Harris (hip) and DE Cameron Wake (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams unlikely to play    Fri Dec 22, 03:09 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 22, but is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

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  Dolphins | Miami's practice report for Thursday    Thu Dec 21, 04:39 PM

Miami Dolphins DE Andre Branch (knee), DE Terrence Fede (knee), FS T.J. McDonald (shoulder), QB Matt Moore (foot), C Mike Pouncey (hip), CB Cordrea Tankersley (ankle) and RB Damien Williams (shoulder) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 21. LB Chase Allen (elbow), DE Charles Harris (hip), DT Ndamukong Suh (knee) and DE Cameron Wake (non-injury related) participated fully.

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  Dolphins | Miami's practice report for Wednesday    Wed Dec 20, 04:51 PM

Miami Dolphins DE Terrence Fede (knee), C Mike Pouncey (hip), DT Ndamukong Suh (knee), FS Michael X. Thomas (knee) and DE Cameron Wake (non-injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 20. DE Andre Branch (knee), FS T.J. McDonald (shoulder), QB Matt Moore (foot), CB Cordrea Tankersley (ankle) and RB Damien Williams (shoulder) were limited.

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  Dolphins | Miami's Week 15 inactives    Sun Dec 17, 11:37 AM

The Miami Dolphins have declared DL Andre Branch, CB Cordrea Tankersley, RB Damien Williams, OG Isaac Asiata, OT Jermon Bushrod, QB Matt Moore, FS Michael X. Thomas inactive for Week 15.

Footballguys view: Kenyan Drake is a solid RB1 today at Buffalo with Williams still out.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams will not play    Sat Dec 16, 05:06 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams (illness, shoulder) did not travel with the team for their Week 15 game and has been ruled out.

Footballguys view: We'll see Kenyan Drake get a large workload for the Dolphins again. In the semifinals of the fantasy playoffs, Drake has RB1 potential and could finish as a top-10 play at the position in PPR leagues. Williams hasn't played since Week 12, so Senorise Perry continues as the primary backup to Drake.

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  Dolphins | Miami's Week 15 injury report    Fri Dec 15, 03:43 PM

Miami Dolphins OG Jermon Bushrod (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 15, and has been ruled out for Week 15. RB Damien Williams (illness, shoulder) and S Michael X. Thomas (knee) did not practice and are listed as doubtful. QB Matt Moore (foot) and CB Cordrea Tankersley (ankle, shoulder) were limited during practice and are listed as doubtful. DE Andre Branch (knee) were limited and are listed as questionable. CB Xavien Howard (illness) and DT Jordan Phillips (ankle) fully participated in practice but are listed as questionable. DE Cameron Wake (non-injury) and DT Ndamukong Suh (knee) did not practice but are not on the injury report. TE MarQueis Gray (shoulder) and C Mike Pouncey (hip) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams doubtful for Week 15    Fri Dec 15, 03:35 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams (illness, shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 15, and is listed as doubtful for Week 15.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams listed as limited    Thu Dec 14, 05:09 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 14.

Footballguys view: This is still Kenyan Drake's job, so we wouldn't have high hopes for Williams if he does play. Avoid him and start Drake (if you have him) as a nice RB1.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams remains sidelined    Wed Dec 13, 06:06 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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  Dolphins | Miami's Week 14 inactives    Mon Dec 11, 07:08 PM

The Miami Dolphins have declared TE A.J. Derby, DL Cameron Malveaux, CB Cordrea Tankersley, RB Damien Williams, OG Isaac Asiata, OT Jermon Bushrod, QB Matt Moore inactive for Week 14.

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  Dolphins | Miami's Week 14 injury report    Sat Dec 9, 04:56 PM

Miami Dolphins OG Jermon Bushrod (foot), QB Matt Moore (foot) and RB Damien Williams (shoulder) did not participate in practice Saturday, Dec. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 14. CB Cordrea Tankersley (ankle, shoulder) did not practice and are listed as doubtful. S Michael X. Thomas (knee) did not practice and is listed as questionable. DT Davon Godchaux (knee) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. DT Ndamukong Suh (non-injury) missed practice but is not on the injury report. C Mike Pouncey (hip) and DE Cameron Wake (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Dolphins | Damien Williams to miss Week 14    Sat Dec 9, 04:46 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams (shoulder) did not participate in practice Saturday, Dec. 9, and has been ruled out for Week 14.

Footballguys view: Kenyan Drake should once again have a full workload for the Dolphins. On Monday night against the Patriots, Drake has RB1 upside for fantasy owners.

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