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Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams finished with five carries for 15 yards during the win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) back for the first time since Week 5, Williams received a reduced workload after filling in during his absence. While he did a little work in Week 11, it's likely he will get even less when the team returns from its bye in Week 13 against the Broncos. However, for those with room to spare, he's worth a stash, especially considering CEH's injury history.
With Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) nearing his return any week now, running back Darrel Williams put together a monster performance in Week 10. With the luxury of Williams as the Chiefs backup, head coach Andy Reid and the Chiefs aren't going to rush CEH back and depending how practice goes this week, he could rest until Week 12. If Williams were to start on Sunday, he will go up against a Dallas Cowboys defense that has held opposing runners to just 85 yards per game. However, they have allowed opposing running backs to fare well in the passing game by allowing just under six catches and 39 yards per game. Should Williams draw another start, managers can consider him a RB2 with upside in a matchup that is projected to put up many points.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams put together a productive evening in a Week 10 victory versus the Las Vegas Raiders. Williams drew his fifth straight start on Sunday and picked up 43 yards on 11 carries. His biggest production came in the passing game with nine catches for 101 yards and one touchdown. Starting running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) has a chance to return in Week 11, but Williams proved his value in a big way this evening. Even when Edwards-Helaire returns, he could be on a pitch count and Williams could still offer some flex appeal in deeper formats. Moving forward, Williams should remain rostered in all formats with his upside as either a starter with Edwards-Helaire out or one of the top insurance policies in the game. Next up for Williams and the Chiefs will be a potential shootout versus the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams has started the last four games for the team with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) sidelined, but Edwards-Helaire has returned to practice and there is a chance that he could suit up in Week 10 versus the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders defense has struggled against the run this year and are giving up 103 yards on the ground and five receptions for 32 yards per game to opposing rushers. Even if CEH returns, it's possible he could be on a pitch count and Williams could still see a good amount of action. If CEH plays, Williams will be a risky flex option in deeper leagues due to volume. If Edwards-Helaire sits out, Williams should be considered a RB2 with upside in a favorable matchup. Moving forward, managers should still hang onto Williams with his potential to be a valuable starter should CEH remain out or reinjure himself.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams rushed for 70 yards on 19 carries with three catches for seven yards in a Week 9 victory against the Green Bay Packers. The veteran continues to put up solid numbers with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) sidelined, but the latter is eligible to return from injured reserve and could be back as soon as Week 10 versus the Las Vegas Raiders. Even when CEH returns, the Chiefs are likely to ease him back into action and Williams could continue to have some flex appeal in deeper formats. As long as Edwards-Helaire is sidelined, Williams will remain the workhorse out of the backfield and can be considered a RB2 in a favorable matchup versus the Raiders in Week 10.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams will draw another start with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) remaining on IR in Week 9 versus the Green Bay Packers. Williams has been a solid fill in for managers with CEH sidelined and has received 64% or more of the backfield snaps since Edwards-Helaire has been on the shelf. The Packers defense has been efficient against the run game this year and hasn't allowed a team to rush for 100 yards in a game since Week 1. For the season, they are allowing just 77 yards per game to opposing runners. Despite allowing three rushing touchdowns to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8, they have only allowed seven total rushing touchdowns on the season. Backup running back Derrick Gore surprisingly saw 11 carries in Week 8 and was efficient with 48 yards and a touchdown, but only saw 20% of the backfield snaps. Williams remains the running back to roster for the Chiefs and managers should consider him a RB2 in Week 9.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams did a little bit of everything in a Week 8 victory versus the New York Giants. Surprisingly backup running back Derrick Gore saw a fair amount of action in the contest, but Williams was still able to muster up 49 yards on 13 carries. He also caught all six of his targets for 61 yards. After a poor performance in Week 7, Williams made it up to his managers with a nice performance on Monday evening. Despite the emergence of Gore in the contest, Williams remains the lead in the backfield with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) on injured reserve. Edwards-Helaire will be eligible to come off of IR this week, but until he returns, Williams is the running back to roster in all formats. If Williams gets another start, he will face the Green Bay Packers in Week 9 and should be considered a RB2 in the contest.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams didn't see much action in Week 7 with five carries, but much of that was due to the fact that the Chiefs were playing from behind for the majority of the game. Onto Week 8, Williams will have a fresh start and it comes against a New York Giants defense that is vulnerable versus the run. Starting his third game of the season, Williams will face a Giants defense that is surrendering 112.5 yards a game to opposing runners and is also giving up five receptions for 48 yards in the passing game to running backs. As long as the Chiefs are able to stay in the game, Williams could be in for a big day on Monday evening. Williams continues to be the workhorse out of the Chiefs backfield with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) on injured and should be considered a RB2 with sneaky RB1 in a favorable Week 8 matchup.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams had a quiet afternoon in a Week 7 loss versus the Tennessee Titans. Williams only got five carries during the contest and picked up 20 yards. He also caught three balls for 30 yards. The Chiefs offense got obliterated and that would lead to Williams seeing a low amount of action in the backfield. Williams is due to get at least one more start in Week 8, but running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) will be eligible to return in Week 9. Heading into Week 8, Williams should be considered a RB2 versus the New York Giants.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams rushed for 62 yards with a pair of touchdowns in his first start of the season in Week 6 and will look to carry that momentum into a Week 7 matchup versus the Tennessee Titans. Williams played 72% of the backfield snaps last week with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) on injured reserve. The Titans defense has allowed around 88 yards per game on the ground to opposing running backs this season and given up five touchdowns on the year. Williams should remain the workhorse for the Chiefs backfield and should have some opportunities in the red zone with this matchup looking like an offensive shootout on Sunday. Managers should feel confident with Williams as their RB2.
Filling in for Kansas City Chiefs starting running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee), Darrel Williams rushed for 62 yards on 21 carries with a pair of touchdowns in Week 6 versus the Washington Football Team. He also caught three of his four targets for 27 yards. The 21 rush attempts were a season-high for an individual in the Chiefs backfield this year. Williams scored on a two-yard rush in the first quarter and followed that up with a three-yard rush in the third quarter. The veteran will continue to see extended time with Edwards-Helaire on Injured Reserve and out for at least the next two contests. Backup running back Jerick McKinnon saw some action as a pass-catcher out of the backfield, but Williams was a workhorse on the ground. Moving forward, Williams will face a weak Tennessee Titans defense in Week 7 and should be considered an RB2 for as long as Edwards-Helaire is sidelined.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams will get his first start of the season in Week 6 versus the Washington Football Team with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) being placed on injured reserve earlier in the week. Williams is the only running back to score a touchdown for the Chiefs this season and will face a Washington Football Team defense that has only allowed two rushing touchdowns on the season and just a hair over 79 yards per game to opposing backfields. Williams will be the lead back, but it's certainly a possibility that veteran Jerick McKinnon will be the third down back. Even if McKinnon gets involved, Williams should still be expected to lead the Chiefs backfield. Entering Sunday's contest, Williams should be considered a RB2.
Kansas City Chiefs backup running back Darrel Williams scored his second touchdown of the season in a Week 4 victory versus the Philadelphia Eagles. The veteran scored on a one-yard rush in the third quarter and would the finish the day with 10 rushes for 42 yards. He also contributed with a pair of receptions for 16 yards. Clyde Edwards-Helaire remains the lead back for the Chiefs, but Williams has been the clear backup to CEH and is worth rostering as an insurance policy in most formats. The Chiefs face a tough Buffalo Bills defense in Week 5 and Williams can remain on the bench.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams saw a season-high nine touches in the team's 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3. He rushed seven times for 28 yards and caught two of his three targets for 11 yards. He had only rushed four times in the team's first two games of the year and he hadn't received a single target in those two games. Williams' snap percentage went up from 27% in Week 2 to 34% in Week 3, while the team's No. 1 back Clyde Edwards-Helaire saw his snap percentage drop slightly from 65% in Week 2 to 62% in Week 3. CEH and Williams are the only Chiefs running backs who have received carries this year, so Williams is a very clear handcuff. However, there's no need to roster Williams in standard leagues unless CEH goes down.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams rushed three times for negative two yards and a touchdown in Week 2 versus the Baltimore Ravens. Williams didn't see much action on the evening as the backup to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but he secured a two-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give the Chiefs a 21-14 lead at the time. Edwards-Helaire remains the top option in the Chiefs backfield, but Williams has been the clear backup over Jerick McKinnon early on in the season and should remain the top insurance policy for Edwards-Helaire managers.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (head) will likely be available to play Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) will likely play as well, meaning Williams will be the backup. Nevertheless, Williams performed well against the Browns during the playoffs last season. Williams had 13 carries, four receptions, and a total of 94 yards. He won't see that same workload for Week 1; however, in deeper leagues, Williams could be considered a FLEX option in a matchup that could be high scoring. DFS contestants should avoid adding Williams to their Week 1 lineup due to his uncertain workload. With the addition of Jerick McKinnon, Williams could split his workload with McKinnon on a weekly basis.
The Kansas City Chiefs released an updated depth chart ahead of their Week 3 preseason game versus the Minnesota Vikings and listed running back Darrel Williams ahead of veteran Jerick McKinnon. Throughout the preseason, Williams has struggled in his limited action with four carries for eight yards and one reception for eight yards. McKinnon on the other hand has rushed the ball six times for 23 yards and caught five passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. Despite McKinnon looking better in the preseason, Williams has been with the Chiefs for the past three seasons and knows the offense very well. Sophomore running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is set to be the No. 1 option out of the backfield this season, but insuring him would be wise for CEH managers. If CEH were to get hurt, Williams could handle the early downs and McKinnon would likely be the third down back with higher upside in PPR leagues. The Chiefs Week 3 preseason game versus the Minnesota Vikings could be a key factor in determining the backup running back for the team and managers should keep a close eye on the competition tonight.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (concussion) suffered a head injury during Friday's preseason clash against the Arizona Cardinals. The team's backfield took a beating in this one, with Clyde Edwards-Helaire also succumbing to a sprained ankle. Williams is expected to serve as the No. 2 option on the depth chart behind CEH this season, so managers would be losing their insurance policy if he were to miss extended time moving ahead. If that's the case, Jerick McKinnon would see his fantasy stock rise slightly higher, especially since he is a reliable pass-catcher, at least when healthy.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (concussion) is being evaluated for a concussion during the team's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals on Friday. Before the head injury, Williams had two carries for two yards and caught his lone target for an eight-yard gain. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is the primary running back in Kansas City, but Williams has value as a handcuff, at the very least, as the No. 2 in this explosive offense. Jerick McKinnon could gain some ground on Williams for the No. 2 job if his head injury keeps him out for a while, but there's still plenty of time for Williams to recover before Week 1. The 26-year-old is primarily a short-yardage back, but he'd have significant fantasy value if anything were to happen to Edwards-Helaire in 2021.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams was re-signed to a one-year deal this offseason and should be expected to enter training camp as the No. 2 running back behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Williams is more of a pass protector, but he was valuable when Clyde Edwards-Helaire missed the last three games of the season in 2021 and also played a key role in two of the Chiefs three playoff games. Williams finished the season with 139 yards on 39 carries and one touchdown. He also caught 16 balls for 116 yards. Williams will be competing with newcomer, Jerick McKinnon, but Williams offers better pass protection and should have a leg up. If Edwards-Helaire were to miss time, Williams would likely move atop the depth chart with McKinnon becoming the receiving back. Both are worth a look for Edwards-Helaire managers this season.
Kansas City Chiefs running Darrel Williams rushed the ball 13 times for 52 yards and a touchdown versus the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game. Williams has performed well with Clyde Edwards-Helaire sidelined, but the rookie returned on Sunday and figures to play a bigger role in the future. Williams will also have to compete with Le'Veon Bell (knee) who was inactive on Sunday and could return for the Super Bowl. The Chiefs are a pass heavy team and will face a tough Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense Super Bowl 55. That will make Williams a risky option in DFS.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams lead the Chiefs backfield with 13 carries for 78 yards and caught all four of his targets for 16 yards in an AFC Divisional Round victory versus the Cleveland Browns. Williams saw the bulk of the work with Le'Veon Bell only getting two rushing attempts for six yards and being held catchless on two targets. Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (hip/ankle) is getting close to a return and if he is healthy enough to play in the AFC Championship Game, Williams would like see in decrease in his workload. The Chiefs will draw a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills next weekend and managers playing DFS should avoid the Chiefs backfield in that matchup.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams saw 69% of the backfield snaps with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) sidelined in Week 16. Many expected Le'Veon Bell to take over as the main back on Sunday, but it was Williams who saw most of the action. The running back was able to pick up 46 yards on 10 carries and he also caught four of his six targets for 27 yards. Edwards-Helaire is likely to remain sidelined in Week 17 and it looks like Williams will be the main running back for now. Williams is worth a waiver wire claim and he could see some more extended action with the Chiefs being able to rest many of their stars in Week 17 against the Chargers.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams rushed six times for 26 yards and a touchdown on Monday against the Buffalo Bills. Williams also snagged one reception for 15 yards. The Chiefs ran the ball 46 times and part of that could be because of the bad forecast throughout the game. Despite the nice night, Williams is likely to be demoted to the third running back on the roster with the recent addition of LeVeon Bell. Williams should be avoided in all formats and should only have value if Clyde Edwards-Helaire or Bell were to get hurt.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck) is questionable for Week 3 against the Ravens while running back Darrel Williams (ankle) will suit up. Watkins was able to practice in full on Saturday after getting in a limited session on Friday, so he's heading in the right direction. The veteran receiver is a risky start against Baltimore's tough secondary, considering he registered just one catch in Week 2 after posting a 7-82-1 line in Week 1. Williams will likely take a backseat to rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire and won't have much fantasy value in Week 3.
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