Darrel Williams
Darrel Williams
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Kansas City Chiefs
2021 Fantasy Outlook
For the first time in his three years in the NFL, Williams played in all 16 games for Kansas City, but his production was effectively the same as the season before as he remained buried on the depth chart behind rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire and others. Williams did get his chance to prove himself in the postseason, rushing for 130 yards and 5.0 yards per carry in the team's first two playoff games. An undrafted rookie who previously shared a backfield with Edwards-Helaire at LSU in 2017, 
Williams has a sturdy frame, decent hands and the toughness to handle short-yardage work, but his lack of speed and burst limits the upside if he's ever forced into a lead role. With only the oft-injured Jerick McKinnon competing for backup touches behind Edwards-Helaire though, Williams could handle the largest workload of his career in 2021, potentially including third-downs snaps. His volume, at least to some extent, will depend on whether Edwards-Helaire enjoys the breakout season many are predicting. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $2.13 million contract with the Chiefs in March of 2021.
Scores in Week 2
RBKansas City Chiefs
September 21, 2021
Williams rushed three times for a loss of two yards but did score a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Ravens.
ANALYSIS
William has played 14 offensive snaps in each of the first two contests, which is far from enough to warrant fantasy usage at this point. He's still well ahead of Jerick McKinnon (four snaps) in the pecking order behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire but is unlikely to see the field much as long as Edwards-Helaire is available.
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How do Darrel Williams' 2021 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.
Broken Tackle %
25.0%
 
Positive Run %
75.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
250.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.3
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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Kansas City ChiefsChiefs 2021 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
81.5
 
Cornerbacks
35.4
 
Safeties
127.8
 
Linebackers
96.9
 
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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
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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 and Darwin Thompson are set to serve behind the rookie.
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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Only one carry in opener
RBKansas City Chiefs
September 14, 2021
Williams rushed once for four yards in the opener versus the Browns.
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Not listed on Week 1 injury report
RBKansas City Chiefs
September 8, 2021
Williams (head) wasn't listed on Kansas City's Week 1 injury report released Wednesday.
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Making progress
RBKansas City Chiefs
Head
September 6, 2021
Coach Andy Reid noted that Williams (head) moved around well in practice this past week and is trending toward being available for Week 1 action, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Doesn't play finale
RBKansas City Chiefs
Head
August 27, 2021
Williams (head) did not play in Friday night's 28-25 preseason win over the Vikings.
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Examined for concussion
RBKansas City Chiefs
Head
August 20, 2021
Williams is under evaluation for a concussion during Friday's preseason game at Arizona.
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