Kerwynn Williams
Kerwynn Williams
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After spending the first season of his career on the Colts' practice squad, Williams spent the next four years of his career as a member of the Cardinals and turned in some solid campaigns. While Williams received the largest workload of his career in 2017, it also marked his least efficient effort at 3.6 yards per carry. With Kareem Hunt set to lead the Chiefs' backfield and Spencer Ware and Damien Williams also vying for carries, Williams will need to turn in a good camp to put himself in position for reps on Sundays. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs in April of 2018.
Logs 12 touches Friday
RBKansas City Chiefs
August 17, 2018
Williams rushed for 23 yards on eight carries to go along with four catches on five targets for 27 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Falcons.
ANALYSIS
In his return from a head injury that knocked him out of the Chiefs' preseason opener last Thursday, Williams led the team in rushing versus Atlanta despite averaging just 2.9 yards per carry. Williams' versatility was on display as he battles for a reserve role at running back behind Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware (knee).
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Depth Chart Status
Kerwynn Williams is not listed on the Free Agent depth Chart.
Snap Counts
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
51
150
2017
241
123
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 8"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   198 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.48 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.15 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.15 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   29.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.13 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   118 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   17 reps
WEAK
Free Agent Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The presence of David Johnson doesn't afford many touches for the remaining running backs in Arizona, but a few developments have elevated Williams to the direct backup role. Most important, Chris Johnson is out of the picture after failing to make the team out of training camp. And while Andre Ellington is still in the mix for backup work after a failed experiment at wide receiver, rookie fifth-round pick T.J. Logan will begin his career with an extended absence due to injury. Williams has averaged 5.6 YPC and reached the end zone three times on 98 career carries. In the end, though, he'll be hard-pressed to see the field due to David Johnson's Herculean workload.
Williams spent most of last year on the Cardinals' practice squad, but after Andre Ellington and Chris Johnson went down with injuries in Week 12, he was elevated to the 53-man roster for the remainder of the season. Given the rock 27 times, Williams racked up 142 yards and one touchdown. He also returned eight kickoffs for a total of 126 yards. In addition to Ellington and Chris Johnson, David Johnson is ahead of him on the depth chart and, more importantly, are all healthy heading into the new season, meaning Williams will serve as emergency depth for the Cardinals.
Mined from the scrap heap at the midpoint of the 2014 season due to numerous injuries to the Cardinals' running-back corps, Williams didn't garner a touch in his first game on the active roster in Week 10 and was eventually released on Nov. 25. Less than two weeks removed from the move, he was again promoted from the practice squad with Andre Ellington (hernia) on course for placement on injured reserve, and proceeded to dash for 100 yards on 19 rushes. Including the wild-card loss in Carolina, Williams totaled 63 carries for 269 yards across five outings, which was good for a respectable 4.3 YPC. The selection of David Johnson in the 2015 NFL Draft was expected to push Williams down the depth chart, but the rookie was sidelined the first few weeks of training camp, prompting general manager Steve Keim to ink veteran Chris Johnson to a deal. Consequently, Williams could have a greater hill to climb in pursuit of a spot on the 53-man roster to start the campaign.
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Williams, a late-round pick out of Utah State, will likely start the year as a reserve but has some long-term potential to develop into a solid runner.
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Suffers head injury
RBKansas City Chiefs
Head
August 10, 2018
Williams was knocked out of Thursday's preseason opener against the Falcons with a head injury, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Set to sign with Kansas City
RBKansas City Chiefs
April 15, 2018
Williams is slated to sign a one-year deal with the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Visiting with Chiefs
RBFree Agent
April 6, 2018
Williams is working out for the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Sets career highs in most categories
RBArizona Cardinals
January 3, 2018
Williams ended the 2017 season with 120 carries for 426 yards and one touchdown. He also tacked on 10 receptions (on 15 targets) for 93 yards.
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Playing Week 17
RBArizona Cardinals
December 31, 2017
Williams (quadriceps) is listed as active Sunday at Seattle, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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