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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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