Darwin Thompson
Darwin Thompson
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Kansas City Chiefs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
If any rookie running back is positioned to be a sleeper this season, it might be Thompson. With a fire-hydrant build at 5-8, 200, the sixth-round pick out of Utah State runs with impressive power and a low center of gravity, making him a threat to bulldoze his way for yards between the tackles. He also has good hands and could develop into a solid route-runner, important traits in an Andy Reid offense. He hasn't shown much in the way of speed or elusiveness and might not be a big-play threat, but the Chiefs' backfield is topped by a player with minimal experience as an NFL lead back in Damian Williams, along with an aging LeSean McCoy. If Thompson can outperform either during the season, he could find himself with a significant role in one of the league's most potent attacks. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.65 million contract with the Chiefs in May of 2019.
Inactive Sunday
RBKansas City Chiefs
Coach's Decision
October 6, 2019
Thompson is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Colts, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Thompson is the odd man out in the Chiefs' Week 5 backfield now that Damien Williams is back in the team's lineup Sunday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Darwin Thompson's 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.
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Positive Run %
% Yds After Contact
Avg Yds After Contact
Rushing TD %
Touches Per Game
% Snaps w/Touch
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% Team Targets
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Texans pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Oct 13th at 1:00PM
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22 days ago
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24 days ago
Ezekiel Elliott is worth paying up for this week, notes Kevin Payne, and he should have a big game against the hapless Dolphins.
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Minimal offensive role in Week 4
RBKansas City Chiefs
September 30, 2019
Thompson logged just four offensive snaps in Sunday's game against the Lions.
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Gets in on the action
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September 22, 2019
Thompson gained eight yards on four carries during Sunday's 33-28 win over Baltimore.
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Poised for more work
RBKansas City Chiefs
September 20, 2019
Thompson should experience an uptick in work with Damien Williams (knee) ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Ravens, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
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Talked up by coach
RBKansas City Chiefs
September 18, 2019
Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that he feels "comfortable" with Thompson receiving more work if he learns his assignments as a pass blocker, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
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Makes brief appearance
RBKansas City Chiefs
September 17, 2019
Thompson played four snaps on offense in Sunday's 28-10 win over Oakland, taking one carry for one yard.
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