RB Damien Williams - Kansas City Chiefs

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

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Williams has opted out of the 2020 season

Summary

Williams split playing time with LeSean McCoy last year due to knee and rib injuries that cost him games early and late in the year. He entered the 2020 campaign as the incumbent starter who would compete for playing time with rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire. A well-built back with build-up speed and a low center of gravity, Williams's advantage over Edwards-Helaire was his knowledge of the offense, skill as a pass protector, and rapport with Patrick Mahomes in the red-zone passing game. However, Williams has opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (July 30)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Dynasty - 63, 40, 58, 59, 61, 71

Stats and Projections

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2017 MIA 11 46 181 0 28 20 155 1
2018 KC 16 50 256 4 24 23 160 2 1
2019 KC 11 111 498 5 37 30 213 2 1
2020 PROJ-Dodds 0.0 0.0 * * 0.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 0.0 0.0 * * 0.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 0.0 0.0 * * 0.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 0.0 0.0 * * 0.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 0.0 0.0 * * 0.0 * * *

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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.

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Latest News

Chiefs | Damien Williams out for family reasons (Fri Jul 31, 01:10 PM) - Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams opted out of the 2020 season because his mother has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

Our View: Williams chose to opt out for the 2020 season and the Chiefs move forward with rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire as their starter. With Williams out, Edwards-Helaire is moving up draft boards and should be a late first-round pick in any format.
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Chiefs | Damien Williams will not play in 2020 (Wed Jul 29, 04:52 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams has decided to opt out of the 2020 season.

Our View: Williams was set to be a big part of what the Chiefs do at the running back position. Now, rookie first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be the primary back for the Chiefs and won't be splitting time with Williams. Fantasy GMs have moved the needle already, and Edwards-Helaire should be a first round pick in every draft from here on out.
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2020 Schedule

1vs Houston Texans
2@ Los Angeles Chargers
3@ Baltimore Ravens
4vs New England Patriots
5vs Las Vegas Raiders
6@ Buffalo Bills
7@ Denver Broncos
8vs New York Jets
9vs Carolina Panthers
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Las Vegas Raiders
12@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13vs Denver Broncos
14@ Miami Dolphins
15@ New Orleans Saints
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17vs Los Angeles Chargers