Available to the Chiefs offense for the first time since Dec. 9, Ware's presence makes for a cluttered backfield. He likely will serve in a complementary role to Damien Williams, who has averaged 101.2 yards from scrimmage per game and scored seven touchdowns over the last five contests. Over the course of his career, Ware boasts an average of 4.6 yards per carry and has hauled in 59 of his 71 targets (83.1 percent), a skill set that may be put to use versus New England's 21st-ranked defense.
Ware (hamstring) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.
Ware, who last suited up Dec. 9, is thus available this weekend, but he figures to work in a complementary role behind Damien Williams, whose strong play in Ware's absence has earned him top billing in the Chiefs' ground game at this stage of the team's campaign.
Ware (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday.
We'll have to see if Ware graduating to full practice participation after being limited Wednesday leads to him heading into Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots minus an injury designation, but even if he does suit up this weekend, we'd expect the running back to work in a complementary role behind Damien Williams, whose recent strong play has earned him top billing in the Kansas City backfield.
Ware (hamstring) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday.
Ware logged limited practices last week as well, before sitting out Saturday's divisional-round win over the Colts. Even if Ware is made active for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots, he'd likely work in a complementary role, with teammate Damien Williams having run well since assuming the team's starting running back role in Week 15.
Ware (hamstring) is listed as inactive Saturday against the Colts, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
A limited practice participant during divisional-round prep, Ware did not emerge favorably from a pregame warmup and thus will miss a fourth consecutive contest. Expect Damien Williams to earn the bulk of the backfield work, which translated to 322 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns during Ware's first three absences. Further down the depth chart, Darrel Williams and Charcandrick West are on hand to spell the other Williams.
|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|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||13||2||51||246||4.8||34||2||2||14|
|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|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||13||2||20||224||11.2||31||0||4||0||9|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||11||1||14||14.0||14||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||13||1||10||10.0||10||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|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||13||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||14||4||3||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|