Darrel Williams
Darrel Williams
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Kansas City Chiefs
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Williams saw a significant uptick in his playing time during his second professional campaign, logging 216 snaps over 12 games prior to his season ending prematurely due to a hip injury. He didn't improve his efficiency as a runner (3.4 YPC) in 2019, but Williams did increase his involvement as a pass catcher, hauling in 15 passes for 167 yards and a score. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire the only safe bet for a key role, Williams figures to compete against Darwin Thompson, DeAndre Washington and Elijah McGuire. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a three-year, $1.73 million contract with the Chiefs in April of 2018.
Competing for rotation spot
RBKansas City Chiefs
August 12, 2020
Williams appears to be competing with Darwin Thompson in training camp for a secondary role in the Kansas City backfield, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
After Damien Williams opted out of the 2020 season, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and DeAndre Washington are the favorites to handle most of the backfield snaps early in the year. However, Darrel Williams holds the advantage of experience in Andy Reid's offense, with his usage last season hinting at a level of trust to handle passing downs. It's possible there's a Week 1 role available for him, especially if the two newcomers are slow to acclimate during training camp.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Darrel Williams' 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
12.2%
 
Positive Run %
75.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
36.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.3
 
Rushing TD %
7.3%
 
Touches Per Game
4.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
25.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
0.3%
 
% Team Targets
3.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
78.9%
 
Drop Rate
5.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
13.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Darrel Williams' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
224 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.72 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
109 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Darrel Williams
Training Camp Notes: August 14
Yesterday
The fantasy football world worried itself when Dalvin Cook implied a holdout threat earlier this offseason, but the star Vikings runner made clear Friday that no holdout will occur.
ADP Analysis: First-Round Clyde & Sony's Slide
8 days ago
Jerry Donabedian looks at the ADP impact of opt outs, starting with Clyde Edwards-Helaire's rapid rise into the first round.
Job Battles: August 3 Update
12 days ago
The Chiefs backfield is the headliner job battle to monitor after Damien Williams opted out, but Devin Funchess' opt out in Green Bay could prove important, as well.
Training Camp Notes: July 29
17 days ago
With Damien Williams opting out of the 2020 season, the already high expectations for rookie first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire have risen to more urgent levels yet.
Job Battles: CEH Aims to Lead KC Backfield
39 days ago
Mario Puig analyzes the Kansas City running back battle, among others, as Damien Williams hopes to hold off rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire. But can he?
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Williams went undrafted in 2018, but managed to claim a roster spot out of training camp. The rookie tailback rushed just 13 times for 44 yards all season and saw only 62 snaps on special teams. While Kareem Hunt has since departed due to off-the-field issues, Damien Williams tops the depth chart and offseason acquisitions of Carlos Hyde (free agency), Darwin Thompson (sixth-round draft pick) and James Williams (UDFA) could force Williams to earn his spot again in 2019.
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Facing competition for roster spot
RBKansas City Chiefs
June 23, 2020
Williams enters camp with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Damien Williams, Darwin Thompson, DeAndre Washington and Elijah McGuire all challenging for 53-man roster spots at running back, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Remains in fold for 2020
RBKansas City Chiefs
Hamstring
February 19, 2020
Williams (hamstring) carried 41 times for 141 yards (3.4 YPC) and caught 15 of 19 targets for 167 yards across 12 games before the Chiefs placed him on injured reserve in December.
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Placed on IR
RBKansas City Chiefs
Hamstring
December 5, 2019
Williams (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve by the Chiefs on Thursday.
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No practice Wednesday
RBKansas City Chiefs
Hamstring
December 4, 2019
Williams (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Unlikely to play Week 14
RBKansas City Chiefs
Hamstring
December 4, 2019
Williams (hamstring) isn't expected to play in Sunday's game against the Patriots, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports. "Darrel's injury, he had a hamstring and that didn't look very good," coach Andy Reid said Monday. "So, there's probably a pretty good chance he doesn't play."
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