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 - 19, 12, 14, 14, 17, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 24
Overall Redraft - 35, 25, 27, 28, 32, 34, 35, 41, 41, 54
RB Redraft PPR - 13, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17, 18, 19, 21
Overall Redraft PPR - 31, 26, 26, 28, 29, 29, 29, 31, 37, 37, 38, 41
RB Dynasty - 26, 16, 21, 26, 27, 28, 30
Overall Dynasty - 49, 28, 54, 61, 63

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 15.0 191.0 * * 52.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 138.0 * * 52.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 180.0 * * 50.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 133.0 * * 53.2 * * *

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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: 32
RB: 15
Overall-PPR: 28
RB-PPR: 13

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Footballguys Articles

Damien Williams: Can we Trust a Small Sample Size?
  Phil Alexander - June 11
Pick-a-Player: Devonta Freeman, Aaron Jones, or Marlon Mack
  FBG Staff - June 24
Mock Draft Report Card: Early Draft Position
  Chad Parsons - June 24
Pre-Camp PPR Running Back Tiers and Strategy
  Sigmund Bloom - June 20
The Gut Check No.471: 20 Spring Risers And Fallers
  Matt Waldman - June 14
Which Rookie RB Is in a Great Situation?
  FBG Staff - June 2
Best Ball: DRAFT ADP Cheat Sheet
  James Brimacombe - May 28
The Gut Check No.468: 20 Players to Avoid
  Matt Waldman - May 23
Rookie Mock Draft
  Jeff Tefertiller - May 15
Best Ball: DRAFT ADP Cheat Sheet
  James Brimacombe - May 14

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Latest News

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.

Our 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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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
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13vs Oakland Raiders
14@ New England Patriots
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ Chicago Bears
17vs Los Angeles Chargers