Darwin Thompson

#34 RB / Kansas City Chiefs / EXP: 2YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 200 lb Age: 23 College: Utah State Bye 10

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  • Thompson is part of a Chiefs backfield that recently added first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire and veteran free agent DeAndre Washington. Translation: the 2019 sixth-round pick will need to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster. Thompson averaged 3.7 yards on 46 touches as a rookie, though he did at least work ahead of LeSean McCoy as Kansas City's No. 2 running back during the playoffs. Even so, Thompson figures to compete with Washington, Darrel Williams (hamstring) and a few lesser-known running backs for what figures to be one or two roster spots. Edwards-Helaire and Damien Williams will be the ones competing for significant touches.

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  • Thompson had two carries for seven yards during three postseason appearances with the Chiefs. He also drew two targets, but failed to record a reception. Thompson was relegated to a depth role behind Damien Williams during the Chiefs' postseason run, culminating in a Super Bowl victory over the 49ers in which the rookie was held to zero yards on his lone carry. He didn't find much success on the ground in the regular season either, logging 37 carries for 128 yards and one touchdown across 12 games while hauling in nine of 10 targets for 43 yards. Given that Williams is still under contract for 2020, Thompson lacks an immediate clear path to fantasy relevance.

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  • Thompson took one carry for seven yards and failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 35-24 win over the Titans. LeSean McCoy was a healthy scratch, while Damien Williams led the backfield in carries (17), targets (six) and snap share (85 percent) for a fourth consecutive game. Thompson played 11 offensive snaps (16 percent) in Sunday's victory, and he isn't likely to see much more in the Super Bowl unless Williams suffers an injury.

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  • Thompson collected 17 yards on four carries and reeled in his only target for a loss of four yards in the regular-season finale Sunday versus the Chargers. Thompson's 12 offensive snaps Sunday represent an increase compared to the six he logged against Chicago, but it doesn't exactly position him as a fantasy threat during the postseason. The rookie finished the 2019 regular season with 37 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown, and recorded just nine grabs for 43 yards over the 12 games in which he appeared. With Damien Williams under contract again in 2020, Thompson's immediate fantasy future doesn't appear bright.

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  • Thompson rushed just five times for 14 yards Sunday against the Bears. Thompson's snap count took a major hit due to Damien Williams' return to the lineup. The rookie back saw the field on just six offensive snaps (nine percent), though he did get handed the ball on five of his six snaps. As long as Williams is healthy, Thompson shouldn't see the field very often.

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    Completed Games

    WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
    PROJECTION 69 300 2 12 56 - 45

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    Scheduled Games

    WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
    1 09/11 Houston Texans 24 20.56
    2 09/20 @Los Angeles Chargers 22 18.88
    3 09/29 @Baltimore Ravens 8 14.35
    4 10/04 New England Patriots 2 11.94
    5 10/11 Las Vegas Raiders 0.00
    6 10/16 @Buffalo Bills 12 16.59
    7 10/25 @Denver Broncos 10 15.00
    8 11/01 New York Jets 9 14.50
    9 11/08 Carolina Panthers 32 25.13
    10 BYE - - -
    11 11/23 @Las Vegas Raiders 0.00
    12 11/29 @Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 10.63
    13 12/07 Denver Broncos 10 15.00
    14 12/13 @Miami Dolphins 29 21.50
    15 12/20 @New Orleans Saints 4 13.24
    16 12/27 Atlanta Falcons 11 16.00
    17 01/03 Los Angeles Chargers 22 18.88

    Career Stats

    Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
    2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2019 37 128 1 9 43 0 22
    3 Year Avg 37 128 1 9 43 0 22
    Career 37 128 1 9 43 0

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