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RB Damien Williams - Miami Dolphins

5-11, 222Born: 4-3-1992College: OklahomaDrafted: ---

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2017 Week 12 vs NE (8 / 38 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)

Damien Williams rushed eight times for 38 yards and caught three passes for 14 yards against the Patriots. Williams had been playing very well while splitting carries with Kenyon Drake but unfortunately suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out for at least next week. The injury looked serious and was reported as a shoulder dislocation. Williams had been the more effective back against the Patriots, showing nice vision on his carries and gaining positive yardage, something Drake struggled with.

2017 Week 11 vs TB (10 / 78 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)

Williams had a 69-yard run on the opening drive on a play where the Bucs seemed to all be downfield once he broke through to the second level. His lack of long speed kept it from being a touchdown. Williams had a nice gain on a reception, also created by an alarming amount of space in the Bucs defense. Otherwise, he was easily contained on his touches, including a fourth down attempt late in the fourth quarter that was stuffed.

2017 Week 10 vs CAR (9 / 19 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Damien Williams rushed nine times for 19 yards and caught two of three targets for 20 yards against the Panthers on Monday night. Although Kenyon Drake remains the starter, he and Williams split time evenly, and Williams actually had one more touch than Drake against Carolina. Williams runs with a natural toughness and absorbs hits without losing his balance, but he is also at the mercy of his offensive line as he is neither fast nor quick. His effectiveness comes on his ability to gain the tough yards that Drake cannot, and for this reason he is seeing time on all three downs and in the red zone. Williams is tough to bring down in space which is why he has been very good catching passes out of the backfield, especially when the Dolphins are able to spread out defenses and get him in one on one situations. The Panthers were able to dominate the Dolphins offensive line which is why Williams only averaged 2.1 yards per carry. Even on the plays where he was able to break off an arm-tackle in the backfield, there was always one or two more Carolina defenders waiting to take him down. He will continue to split carries with Drake, and will be an interesting fantasy asset as the season goes and more running backs miss time with injuries.

2017 Week 9 vs OAK (7 / 14 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 47 / 1 rec)

Damien Williams rushed seven times for 14 yards, and caught six of seven targets for 47 yards and a touchdown. Williams has shown flashes of brilliance in preseason games, but has never been given extended opportunities during his time in Miami. He should split time with Kenyon Drake going forward, and he brings an element of toughness and rugged running that Drake does not have. Williams made his mark in the passing game, and had the play of the game on a 10 yard touchdown catch. He was lined up in the backfield and Jay Cutler ran a play action fake to him moving to the right side of the formation. Williams ran through the line and was uncovered in the flat. Cutler threw an accurate ball to his outside shoulder and Williams did the rest, cutting once to the outside and then running into two Raiders defenders on the sideline. It was quite a collision, and one that Williams came out as the victor, as the two Raiders defenders both went down while Williams stayed on his feet. He then dove into the end zone from two yards out for the Dolphins first touchdown of the game.


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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.

Our 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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