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26 Damien Williams RB

Kansas City Chiefs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
97%55%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
541701.710

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October 16, 2019 01:12 AM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: One carry against Texans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams logged just one carry for six yards and caught one pass for a 14-yard touchdown Sunday against the Texans.

Williams fell behind LeSean McCoy in snap count Sunday, playing just 22 compared to 35 last week versus the Colts. It's not exactly an encouraging sign for future weeks, especially considering his two touches, but it seems unlikely he sees such meager participation again Thursday versus Denver.

October 7, 2019 02:28 AM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Leads quiet backfield in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) rushed nine times for 23 yards and caught three passes (four targets) for 15 yards in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Colts.

Williams returned after a two-week absence due to a knee injury, immediately reclaiming his role atop the Chiefs' backfield committee. The 27-year-old didn't provide much fantasy relief for fantasy owners, but he was the only true halfback to receive carries Sunday. Kansas City is unlikely to be limited to just 22:45 of possession against the Texans on Sunday, so expect the tandem of Williams and LeSean McCoy to get more involved as the team looks to rebound from its first loss of the year.

October 6, 2019 07:12 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: In uniform Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Colts, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Williams, who last saw action in Week 2, figures to join a Week 5 timeshare with LeSean McCoy, while Darrel Williams is a candidate to work in a complementary/backup role Sunday. With McCoy in the mix, volume could be an issue for Damien Williams, but assuming no issues with his knee, he has a chance to see enough pass targets to carve out a degree of PPR utility in his return to the Chiefs' lineup.

October 4, 2019 05:16 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Practices fully, listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Colts despite practicing fully all week.

That said, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star relays that coach Andy said the running back would play this weekend, which makes sense given Williams' participation level at practice throughout the week. Assuming that's the case, Williams figures to join a Week 5 timeshare with LeSean McCoy, while Darrel Williams would be a candidate to work in a complementary/backup role.

October 4, 2019 02:20 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Confirmed to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Andy Reid said Friday that Williams (knee) is "ready to go" for Sunday's game against the Colts, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

Williams' ability to practice fully Wednesday and Thursday always made it likely that the running back would return from a two-game absence this weekend, but it's nice to hear further assurance from Reid on that front. The coach didn't offer any specifics on what Williams' role might look like Sunday, so it's possible some sort of timeshare arrangement with LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams could be in place. Damien Williams struggled with efficiency in the Chiefs' first two contests of the season, gaining only 34 yards on 22 carries.

October 3, 2019 01:04 AM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Returns to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

Meanwhile, LeSean McCoy (ankle) was limited Wednesday. Based on his full participation Wednesday, Williams looks poised to return to action this weekend against the Colts, and in such a scenario, he'd likely return to a timeshare with McCoy (health permitting), with Darrel Williams a candidate to see touches in a complementary role.

October 2, 2019 04:04 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Back to practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) will practice in some capacity Wednesday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

The extent of Williams' participation won't be known until after practice concludes, but his involvement in any capacity is a positive early sign with regard to his chances of playing Sunday against the Colts. Williams hadn't practiced since suffering a right knee bruise Week 2, clearing the way for LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams to handle heightened roles the past two games.

September 27, 2019 02:20 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Out again Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Detroit, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Williams hasn't practiced since picking up a right knee bruise Week 2. In Williams' stead, the Chiefs rolled with LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams last Sunday against the Ravens and expect to do the same thing this weekend. Behind McCoy and Darrel Williams, Darwin Thompson also is on hand in the event of an injury or garbage time.

September 27, 2019 03:44 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Logs another missed practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) remained sidelined at Friday's practice, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

We'll have to see if he's ruled out later Friday, but if that's what happens, the Chiefs' backfield Sunday against the Lions would be led by LeSean McCoy, with Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson, in that order, next up for touches Week 4.

September 26, 2019 01:00 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) won't practice Thursday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

At this stage, it looks like Williams will miss his second straight game this weekend. If that's the case, the Chiefs' Week 4 backfield against Detroit will be led by LeSean McCoy (ankle) -- assuming he plays after being limited at practice Wednesday -- with Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson, in that order, next up for touches.

September 25, 2019 04:28 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Missing practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) isn't practicing Wednesday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Williams continues to nurse the knee contusion that kept him from suiting up during the Week 3 win over the Ravens. Top backup LeSean McCoy (ankle) is still banged up but expected to suit up Sunday in Detroit, perhaps setting the stage for another committee approach to the backfield if Williams is forced to miss another contest. Along with McCoy, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson would once again benefit from increased snaps sans Damien Williams.

September 20, 2019 02:16 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Ruled out Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

A knee contusion is to blame for Williams' imminent DNP. In his absence, LeSean McCoy (ankle) should get the bulk of the work out of the Chiefs' backfield, with Darwin Thompson and Darrel Williams on hand to pick up the slack.

September 20, 2019 01:00 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Remains sidelined Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (right knee) was not participating in the open portion of Friday's practice, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Meanwhile, LeSean McCoy (ankle) worked again Friday and at this stage it looks like Williams is trending toward being out Sunday against the Ravens, while McCoy appears to be in line to play.

September 19, 2019 01:32 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) won't practice Thursday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Meanwhile, fellow running back LeSean McCoy (ankle) is in line to get some work in Thursday, presumably giving him a better shot to play in Sunday's game against the Ravens. If Williams is unable to rally in time to suit up this weekend, additional backfield snaps would be available for Darwin Thompson and Darrel Williams.

September 18, 2019 05:20 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Not practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) won't practice Wednesday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

While Williams will sit out practice Wednesday due to a knee contusion, fellow running back LeSean McCoy (ankle) is in line to get some work in. If Williams is unable to bounce back in time for Sunday's game against the Ravens, additional Week 3 snaps would be available for Darwin Thompson and Darrel Williams.

September 17, 2019 09:08 AM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Escapes with contusion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was diagnosed with a knee contusion after Sunday's 28-10 win over Oakland, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

Williams didn't have any touches in the fourth quarter, finishing with nine carries for eight yards and three catches for 48 yards. With LeSean McCoy (ankle) also coming out of the game banged up, the Chiefs may need Darwin Thompson to play a role in the offense Week 3 against Baltimore. We'll have a better idea later this week when the team releases injury reports.

September 15, 2019 07:04 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Suffers knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is questionable to return to Sunday's game at Oakland due to a knee injury.

If Williams is unable to return, he'll end Week 2 with nine carries for eight yards and three catches (on five targets) for 48 yards. LeSean McCoy likely will be the primary ballcarrier in Williams' absence, but Darwin Thompson and Darrel Williams also are on hand for touches out of the Chiefs' backfield.

September 8, 2019 06:56 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Scores in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams ran for 26 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and added 39 yards on six catches during Sunday's 40-26 win over the Jaguars.

Shady McCoy's play will garner the headlines in Kansas City, as the veteran picked up 93 yards in his reunion with Andy Reid, but it was Williams who led in total touches by a 19-11 margin and was given the ball at the goal line to punch in a one-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. It is impossible to know whether the split in carries was due to McCoy reacclimating himself to Reid's scheme or whether Kansas City intends on using McCoy sparingly to maximize his effectiveness. Williams is still a viable play, but how productive he'll ultimately be will depend on how carries are split up. Next up will be a matchup against an Oakland team that will be playing on short rest.

September 3, 2019 02:16 PM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Confirmed as Week 1 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams will start at running back for the Chiefs on Sunday against the Jaguars, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

Confirmation of his status as the team's Week 1 starter is worth noting in the context of the Chiefs' recent addition of LeSean McCoy, who played four seasons for coach Andy Reid while the two were in Philadelphia. Per the report, McCoy is expected to be available this weekend, and rookie Darwin Thompson also should factor in, but out of the gate, Williams is in line to head the team's backfield. Whether he maintains his hold on the top job will hinge on both his early season results and how quickly McCoy gets up to speed with the Kansas City offense. From there, more of a time-share or "hot hand" approach could be forthcoming.

September 1, 2019 12:28 AM
Chiefs' Damien Williams: New backfield competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams will have a new teammate in the backfield after the Chiefs signed LeSean McCoy on Saturday night.

Williams owners got some breathing room when Carlos Hyde dropped out of the carries picture, but McCoy will offer a serious threat even at 31 years of age. While we'll still consider Williams the starter, he seemed to lose some mojo while working through a hamstring injury this summer. It's worth noting McCoy has a history with coach Andy Reid, not to mention Shady is a strong pass catcher out of the backfield. Williams could use a strong start to hold off McCoy before the latter gets up to speed with his new team.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/8/19JAC132661
29/15/19OAK9850
39/22/19BAL0000
49/29/19DET0000
510/6/19IND92360
610/13/19HOU1660
710/17/19DEN9740
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
810/27/19GB8:20 pm
911/3/19MIN1:00 pm
1011/10/19@ TEN1:00 pm
1111/18/19@ LAC8:15 pm
Bye: Week 12
1312/1/19OAK1:00 pm
1412/8/19@ NE4:25 pm
1512/15/19DEN1:00 pm
1612/22/19@ CHI8:20 pm
1712/29/19LAC1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2014Miami Dolphins160361223.419006
2015Miami Dolphins16016593.719002
2016Miami Dolphins150351153.323318
2017Miami Dolphins114461813.969017
2018Kansas City Chiefs163502565.1254315
2019Kansas City Chiefs5341701.76107
TOTAL79102248033.6698545
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2014Miami Dolphins160211878.93213013
2015Miami Dolphins160211426.8231206
2016Miami Dolphins1502324910.85833210
2017Miami Dolphins114201557.82411010
2018Kansas City Chiefs163231607.0322109
2019Kansas City Chiefs53151157.7321106
TOTAL791012310088.258911254
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2014Miami Dolphins16510220.42600
2015Miami Dolphins162145721.83700
2016Miami Dolphins1523216.01700
2017Miami Dolphins1100---000
2018Kansas City Chiefs1600---000
2019Kansas City Chiefs500---000
TOTAL792859121.13700
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014Miami Dolphins1644.000000.0000
2015Miami Dolphins1642.020000.0000
2016Miami Dolphins1533.000000.0000
2017Miami Dolphins1111.000000.0000
2018Kansas City Chiefs1644.000000.0000
2019Kansas City Chiefs500.000000.0000
TOTAL791614.020000.0000
Punting
YearTeamGNo.YdsLgAvgBlkI20TBDownedNoRet YdsTDNet Avg
2014Miami Dolphins16000---0000000---
2015Miami Dolphins16000---0000000---
2016Miami Dolphins15000---0000000---
2017Miami Dolphins11000---0000000---
2018Kansas City Chiefs16000---1000000---
2019Kansas City Chiefs5000---0000000---
TOTAL79000---1000000---
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2014Miami Dolphins1600100000
2015Miami Dolphins1621010010
2016Miami Dolphins1511010010
2017Miami Dolphins1100000000
2018Kansas City Chiefs1611000000
2019Kansas City Chiefs500000000
TOTAL7943120020
 
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Height/Weight:
5-11/224
Birthdate:
4/3/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
San Diego, CA, USA
School:
Oklahoma
NFL Experience:
6
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