Damien Williams
Damien Williams
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Kansas City Chiefs
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A backup in each of his first four campaigns, Williams drew the first four starts of his career during the 2017 campaign. However, he toted the rock just 46 times over 11 games total last season, making the majority of his impact -- 20 catches for 155 yards and a touchdown -- as a pass-catching back for the Dolphins. Charcandrick West filled that role for the Chiefs behind Kareem Hunt during the 2017 season and remains on the roster. Moreover, the eventual return of Spencer Ware from a PCL and LCL injury, along with with the signing of Kerwynn Williams complicates the team's backfield further. Williams, at best, will likely slot into a supplementary role for Kansas City in 2018. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract with the Chiefs in March of 2018.
Logs one carry against Patriots
RBKansas City Chiefs
October 16, 2018
Williams rushed just once for one yard during Sunday's game against the Patriots.
ANALYSIS
Williams finished the night with just three offensive snaps in total, though he did play 27 snaps on special teams. He should continue to serve mainly as a special teams contributor for the Chiefs, but things could change if injuries arise ahead of him on the depth chart.
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Damien Williams NFL Game Log
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    15
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    32
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
160
291
2017
195
126
2018
15
32
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 11"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   224 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.45 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.25 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill:   7.37 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   30.63 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.13 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   121 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   16 reps
POOR
Kansas City Chiefs Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
Williams figures to open the season as the primary backup to Jay Ajayi. In three NFL seasons, Williams only has 87 rushing attempts versus 65 receptions, the latter of which signifies where his utility lies. Consequently, if Ajayi were ever to go down, the Dolphins may roll with a running back by committee rather than increase Williams' carry count.
With the signing of Arian Foster, Williams is still no better than third on the RB depth chart and will likely be fighting for a roster spot in training camp. In two seasons with Miami, Williams has only had 52 carries for 181 yards. Those hare hardly statistics that scream future starter. Still, a strong showing in camp could put Williams in line for a larger role this season, as Miami has more quantity than quality at RB at this point in time.
Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent by Miami last May and did little to suggest he will be provide the Dolphins with anything more than depth at running back, something the team may no longer need due to the addition of Jay Ajayi in the fifth round of this year's draft. With Ajayi in tow, the Dolphins sport five running backs on their roster, possibly one more than they will carry into the season. This could mean that whomever performs best on special teams out of LaMichael James, Mike Gillislee and Williams will ultimately have the best chance at making the team. It also means that special teams could be Williams' biggest contribution to the 2015 Miami Dolphins.
Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent in May and will give the Dolphins some depth at running back but he's fighting an uphill battle to make the team.
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Barely sees field in Week 3
RBKansas City Chiefs
September 25, 2018
Williams saw just seven offensive snaps Sunday versus the 49ers, catching two passes for 16 yards on the day.
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Just one carry in Week 1
RBKansas City Chiefs
September 11, 2018
Williams rushed only once for no gain and played just seven offensive snaps in Week 1 against the Chargers.
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Snags 53-man roster spot
RBKansas City Chiefs
September 2, 2018
Williams has earned a spot on the Chiefs' 53-man roster, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
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Plays in third preseason game
RBKansas City Chiefs
August 27, 2018
Williams (shoulder) lost three yards on two carries and caught his only target for 12 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.
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Misses exhibition game
RBKansas City Chiefs
Shoulder
August 18, 2018
Williams (shoulder) didn't play in Friday's preseason game against the Falcons.
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