Darwin Thompson

#25 RB / Kansas City Chiefs / EXP: 0YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 200 lb Age: 22 College: Utah State Bye 12
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Player Outlook

Keep an eye on Darwin Thompson in training camp because the rookie from Utah State could be a sleeper in all leagues this year. Kansas City selected Thompson in the sixth round of the NFL Draft from Utah State, and he could end up with a prominent role for the Chiefs this season. Damien Williams and Carlos Hyde will open as the top two running backs on the depth chart, but neither is a lock to keep the job for 16 games. If the Chiefs can trust Thompson then he could be someone Fantasy players should covet given coach Andy Reid's track record with running backs. We recommend drafting Thompson with a late-round pick in all formats now, but his outlook could improve with a strong training camp. And in rookie-only drafts, plan on taking Thompson with a pick in Round 3.

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  • The Chiefs selected Thompson in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 214th overall. Thompson (5-foot-8, 198 pounds) is a bit undersized but runs with a standout motor and offers a three-down skill set otherwise. As much as his pro day numbers were problematic (4.55-second 40, 11.23 agility score), Thompson looks quick and explosive on tape, and he salvaged his pro day somewhat by posting strong numbers in the vertical (39 inches) and broad jump (126 inches). Thompson played just one season at Utah State as a junior college transfer, but he torched the Mountain West to the tune of 1,044 yards (6.8 YPC) and 14 touchdowns while adding 23 receptions for 351 yards and two touchdowns on just 30 targets. Carlos Hyde is the established backup to Damien Williams at the moment, but there's a non-zero chance that Thompson closes that gap if he can make the team. Thompson is clearly a better pass catcher than Hyde.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
PROJECTION 27 119 1 4 45 - 21

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/08 @Jacksonville Jaguars 7 15.13
2 09/15 @Oakland Raiders 25 20.25
3 09/22 Baltimore Ravens 2 12.35
4 09/29 @Detroit Lions 11 17.00
5 10/07 Indianapolis Colts 13 17.11
6 10/13 Houston Texans 6 14.82
7 10/18 @Denver Broncos 21 19.13
8 10/28 Green Bay Packers 19 18.13
9 11/03 Minnesota Vikings 16 17.50
10 11/10 @Tennessee Titans 4 13.50
11 11/19 @Los Angeles Chargers 24 20.00
12 BYE - - -
13 12/01 Oakland Raiders 25 20.25
14 12/08 @New England Patriots 8 16.00
15 12/15 Denver Broncos 21 19.13
16 12/23 @Chicago Bears 1 11.35
17 12/29 Los Angeles Chargers 24 20.00