With Ware -- who had been listed as doubtful -- officially out, Damien Williams profiles as the team's top back Week 15, which gives him a degree of short-term fantasy utility for those in need of backfield help. Also on hand to work in complementary roles Thursday night are Darrel Williams and Charcandrick West.
Unable to practice in any capacity this week, Ware is expected to miss at least one game, leaving Damien Williams as the likely leader of the Kansas City backfield. Darrel Williams and Charcandrick West may also have Week 15 roles, while Ware probably needs to shift his attention to Week 16 at Seattle.
Ware (hamstring) won't participate in Tuesday's practice, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.
The Chiefs had previously listed Ware as a non-participant on Monday's practice report, but that was merely an estimation of his activity with the team staging a walk-through. It sounds as though Tuesday's session will be a more traditional practice, so it's not a great sign that Ware won't be on the field in any capacity. He'll probably need to fit in some activity Wednesday to have a realistic shot at playing Thursday against the Chargers.
Ware was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice report with shoulder and hamstring injuries.
Ware was removed from Sunday's 27-24 victory against the Ravens due to the shoulder issue, but he returned and eventually finished with 15 rushes for 75 yards and five receptions (on five targets) for 54 yards. After the game, coach Andy Reid told Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star that Ware also "tweaked" his hamstring, hence their inclusion on the Chiefs' first Week 15 injury report. Considering the team is working on a short week with a divisional showdown with the Chargers on tap Thursday, Ware's listing Monday isn't a shock. No matter, some activity over the next two days would give a sense that an absence isn't possible this week. If Ware is limited or sidelined Thursday, Damien Williams is the next man up in the Chiefs backfield, with Darrel Williams and Charcandrick West serving as reserves.
Ware (hamstring) carried 15 times for 75 yards and caught all five of his targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Ravens.
Ware did leave the game for a spell due to a shoulder issue, plus he tweaked his hamstring, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star relays via coach Andy Reid. As a result it will be worth tracking the running back's status as Thursday's game against the Chargers approaches. If Ware is hampered at all in the coming days, added backfield opportunities would be available for Damien Williams.
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|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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|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|