The Gut Check No.480: Parsing the Chiefs Backfield

Matt Waldman examines the Chiefs backfield and suggests how fantasy players should approach it on draft day. 

Answers First, Questions Later

This is an article about the Chiefs backfield, but you cannot broach the backfield without examining the Chiefs offense. Otherwise, you're not providing an appropriate setting for the analysis, which is in the middle of a fantasy goldmine.

This article will show you just how rich this goldmine could be for the Chiefs ground game but also why the gold rush to find the fantasy beneficiary has become far more complicated in recent weeks. Until August, most presumed that Damien Williams would a least get a shot to be the main man in the backfield.

A minor injury to Williams and two solid camp performances from a pair of reserves led Andy Reid to change course, telling the media last week that Kansas City will take a committee approach to its backfield. How do we parse this for fantasy drafts? Do we take Reid for his word? If not, which back has the most value? If we do, how do we proceed?

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