Ware was efficient on the ground Sunday, topping 4.0 YPC for just the second time in the past six games and scoring one of the game's two lone touchdowns. However, he wasn't able to make anything happen through the air despite tying for the third-most targets on the team. One particularly costly blemish occurred in the first half when Ware dropped a pass on third and seven that forced a Chiefs punt in their own territory. Now entering his first offseason atop the depth chart, fantasy players should keep a close eye on how involved Jamaal Charles (knee) looks to be in the game plan. While Ware looks to have earned the right to remain the lead back, Charles could turn it into a committee if he shows he still has something left in the tank.
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Ware was ruled out of Kansas City's Week 17 tilt versus the Chargers due to soreness in his ribs, but in having the past week off thanks to the Chiefs earning a bye to start the postseason, the tailback is anticipated to be back in action come Sunday. At the moment, it's unclear whether Ware will still be included on the team's injury report, but its initial release following Wednesday's practice should provide material for another update on his situation. In Kansas City's prior meeting with the Steelers this season, Ware rushed 13 times for 82 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards, but he also lost a fumble as the Chiefs were defeated by nearly 30 points.
Ware sat out the team's regular-season finale this past weekend, but he's in line to return to action as the Chiefs embark on their playoff run a week from Sunday. Assuming no setbacks before then, Ware is in line to return to his position atop the team's RB depth chart, with Charcandrick West on hand to serve in a complementary role and Knile Davis in reserve.
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||11||2||72||403||5.6||52||6||4||19|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||14||14||214||921||4.3||46||3||3||47|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||11||2||6||5||0.8||5||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||14||14||33||447||13.5||46||2||8||2||17|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||11||1||14||14.0||14||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||11||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||14||4||3||0||2||0||0||2||0|