RB Damien Williams - Kansas City Chiefs

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

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Summary

Filling in for Kareem Hunt after the Chiefs cut its star runner, Williams scored six touchdowns during the final four weeks of the 2018 season--include two games with over 100 yards from scrimmage. Williams has excellent long speed and consistent hands. He runs with enough pad level and balance to earn yards through contact. He earned a free agent contact with the Chiefs last year after proving trustworthy as a third-down back and change-of-pace option for the Dolphins. A capable runner and receiver, Williams lacks dynamic creativity that top starters possess in the NFL. Although Carlos Hyde and Darwin Thompson have more upside, Williams' strengths make him the safest fantasy option of this backfield because he'll likely earn change-of-pace playing time even of Hyde and/or Thompson leapfrog him on the depth chart. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 16, 12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 20, 23
Overall Redraft - 33, 17, 27, 28, 28, 30, 35, 39, 40, 41, 44
RB Redraft PPR - 14, 9, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 18, 18, 22
Overall Redraft PPR - 29, 20, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 36, 40
RB Dynasty - 23, 14, 20, 26, 28, 30
Overall Dynasty - 60, 48, 60, 66

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 MIA 15 35 115 3 31 23 249 3 1
2017 MIA 11 46 181 0 28 20 155 1
2018 KC 16 50 256 4 24 23 160 2 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.1 182.0 * * 54.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 150.0 * * 58.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 180.0 * * 50.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 152.0 * * 53.6 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Damien Williams's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 36
RB: 18
Overall-PPR: 29
RB-PPR: 14

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2019 Schedule

1@ Jacksonville Jaguars
2@ Oakland Raiders
3vs Baltimore Ravens
4@ Detroit Lions
5vs Indianapolis Colts
6vs Houston Texans
7@ Denver Broncos
8vs Green Bay Packers
9vs Minnesota Vikings
10@ Tennessee Titans
11@ Los Angeles Chargers
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