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Damien Williams | Bears RB

Date of Birth:  04/03/1992
Age:  29
Height  5'11"
Weight:   224
College:  Oklahoma
Drafted:  2014 | Undrafted
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Damien Williams | Bears RB


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Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) is officially inactive for the Bears.

Williams is considered week-to-week with his knee issue, but the good news for Chicago is that Davis Montgomery (knee) is back in the lineup tonight against the Steelers.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) is questionable to return for the Bears.

Hopefully Williams is able to return soon, but we'll keep you updated on the versatile running back's status for today's Week 8 matchup against the Niners.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

The Bears activated Damien Williams from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Williams was unvaccinated, which is a big reason it took him so long to be able to return to the team under the NFL's rules. But it's good to hear that he's back. We'll see how much the versatile running back will play tomorrow after being out of practice for two weeks. The Bears could certainly use his skillset against a Buccaneers defense that's incredibly difficult to run the ball on.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

The Bears placed Damien Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Williams is now working against the clock to get cleared for Sunday against the Packers. If he’s out, rookie Khalil Herbert will lead the Chicago backfield for Week 6. Hopefully Williams is feeling OK.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

The Bears are signing Damien Williams.

Because he sat out last season as a COVID opt-out, in Williams' last NFL game he went off in the Super Bowl for the Chiefs and arguably should have been the game's MVP, so this is an intriguing signing. The Bears of course have David Montgomery locked in as the lead back, and Tarik Cohen is a weapon out of the backfield, too; but Williams is a versatile back that will have a role in Matt Nagy's offense. The soon-to-be-29-year-old is familiar with Nagy from Kansas City, and he was also with coordinator Bill Lazor in Miami. Williams, who should be fresh after sitting out last year, should be one of the top handcuffs in fantasy football this season.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

The Chiefs are releasing Damien Williams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Williams opted out of the 2020 season, so the last time we saw him was in Super Bowl LIV when he was arguably the best player on the field. Although he will turn 29 next month, Williams has limited tread on the tires and should be viewed as one of the top players at the position for teams in need of a running back. It wouldn't be a surprise to see New England or Tampa Bay make a run at Williams in the coming days.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams is opting out of the 2020 season.

Williams is making the decision out of safety for his family according to a statement from the organization, and the opt out opens the door for first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire to be an immediate stud as Kansas City’s starter. There might be some concerns about COVID-19’s impact on a rookie, but running backs have an easier transition, and the Chiefs could field a playground attack on offense. CEH has high-end RB1 potential.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

The Chiefs are picking up Damien Williams' option, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

This was about the easiest decision ever on a contract option for a team, as Williams is coming off another excellent end-of-season stretch in which he arguably should have won Super Bowl LIV MVP for his championship performance. We'll see what else Kansas City does at the running back position this offseason, but Williams should lead the Chiefs backfield in 2020.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams goes off in win over the Chargers.

Operating as the clear lead back, Williams rushed 12 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns, also adding four receptions (on a team-high seven targets) for 30 yards. The highlights were both scores, as on the first, Williams showed tremendous determination through a group of defenders to break free and sprint for an 84-yard touchdown; and on the second, he somehow kept his balance on a seven-yard run to essentially ice the game for Kansas City as they earned a first-round bye. Injuries played a factor, but it's a surprise that the Chiefs didn't feature Williams all season.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams is not listed on the Chiefs' injury report for Week 16.

Williams who had been out since going down in Week 11 with a rib injury, will return and should immediately slide atop the depth chart for Kansas City. The matchup isn't great against the Bears at Solider Field, but Akiem Hicks (elbow) potentially being out would be a huge boost, and we'd think the Chiefs want to get Williams going before January. Consider Williams a volatile FLEX for Week 16.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (rib/illness) is officially inactive for Week 15.

Williams appeared to be trending toward a return from his rib injury, but an illness forced him to miss Friday’s practice, and a snowy Arrowhead Stadium could have had a factor in him being out today against the Broncos. This is Williams’ third consecutive missed game.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (rib/illness) is officially listed as questionable for Week 15.

Williams was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but he missed today's practice with an illness. The Chiefs play at 1:00 PM ET this week, so Williams' official game status will be set before noon on Sunday.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (rib) officially remained limited in today's practice.

Two consecutive limited practices is a pretty good sign for Williams' Week 15 status, but we'll see how he's listed on the final injury report when it's released sometime tomorrow.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (ribs) was officially limited in today's practice.

This is a good start to the week for Williams, who has missed the last two games with his rib injury. It's looking like Williams has a good shot to return in Week 15, but we'll track his status throughout the rest of the week.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (ribs) has officially been ruled out for Week 14.

Williams didn’t practice all week, and it’ll be LeSean McCoy, Darwin Thompson, and Spencer Ware leading Kansas City’s backfield this Sunday in Foxboro. Williams should be considered week-to-week, but we’d think he’ll have a chance to get back on the field soon.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (ribs) officially did not practice today.

It's not looking good for Williams in Week 14, but perhaps he can get back on the practice field tomorrow to potentially get on track to play on Sunday. Williams' official status will be released ahead of the weekend.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (ribs) will not practice today.

This is not a good start to the week for Williams, but it's only Wednesday, so perhaps he can get out for tomorrow's practice. We'll keep you updated on Williams' practice status throughout the week.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 13.

Williams did not practice all week while dealing with the rib injury suffered in Week 11, and the Chiefs have went ahead and ruled him out ahead of the weekend. Darrel Williams and LeSean McCoy will handle most of the backfield work for Kansas City this Sunday versus Oakland.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (ribs) will not practice today.

It's only Wednesday, but this is not ideal coming off the bye week. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says Williams is still pretty sore after the rib injury suffered against the Chargers in Week 11. Williams might be on the wrong side of 50/50 at the moment, but let's see how he's listed on the final Week 13 injury report when it's released on Friday.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (rib) is out for the rest of tonight.

Williams went into the locker room at the end of the first half, and he's now been ruled out after sustaining a rib injury. This isn't surprising considering the altitude in Mexico City might already be a bit of an issue, and now Williams is dealing with discomfort in the midsection. Kansas City has a bye coming up, so hopefully Williams doesn't miss anymore time past tonight. Before leaving, Williams had four carries for seven yards and one reception for six yards. He started the game, but LeSean McCoy was in for a carry by the goal line—despite Williams' success in the red zone—for whatever reason, and it doesn't look like the Chiefs are going to give him the near-workhorse workload anymore now that they are playing McCoy again.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (ribs) is officially questionable to return.

Williams left the game towards the end of the second half, but not being ruled out already might at least mean nothing is broken if you’re looking for a silver lining. Still, there’s likely a good chance Williams is done for the night, especially considering the altitude in Mexico City.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams is officially active for Monday night.

There was some slight concern after Williams was listed as questionable entering the weekend, but he was expected to be ready to go after making the trip to Mexico City. Now fantasy owners just have to hope that Williams isn’t limited because he missed the last two practices of the week, especially with LeSean McCoy active again after he was a healthy scratch last week; but the dynamic running back should be an excellent fantasy option if he has the near-workhorse role he’s played the past couple of weeks.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams is officially listed as questionable for Week 11.

The Chiefs are traveling to Mexico City for Monday night's game tomorrow, so we should know Williams' status sometime tomorrow. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid expects Williams, who has missed practice with a personal issue, will travel with the team, so we expect that he will be ready to go against the Chargers. The only issue is that missed practice time (the last two days) could potentially create an opening for LeSean McCoy, who has been benched, to get back into the lineup if he had a good week of practice. Hopefully everything is OK with Williams off the field.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams leads Chiefs' backfield in Week 9.

Williams carried 12 times for 125 yards and a touchdown along with two receptions for three yards in Kansas City's win over Minnesota, and he had the highlight of the game with a 91-yard touchdown run where he made a man miss in the secondary before getting past a diving attempt at his feet and zooming to the end zone on a run right up the middle. LeSean McCoy (three carries, nine yards) started the game for the Chiefs, but Williams dominated the backfield work like he did toward the end of last season when he performed like one of the top players in the league. Things could change with the backfield split given Andy Reid's love for McCoy, but Williams needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues if he's still somehow available.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams finally gets work at the end of Week 8.

Williams was basically non-existent for most of the game against the Packers, with LeSean McCoy starting and receiving most of the snaps with Darrel Williams mixing in behind him on third downs more than Damien Williams. But a McCoy fumble late in the third quarter opened things up for Damien to take control of the backfield in the fourth quarter, and he flashed the play that made him a star down the stretch and in the playoff last season. Williams carried seven times for 30 yards and a touchdown, doing his damage in the fourth quarter while McCoy was benched and on the sideline. Andy Reid's love for McCoy might lead to the veteran running back reassuming control of the starting role like nothing happened while Williams gets sent back to the reserve role he played for most of the last two weeks, but Williams clearly looks like the better player at this point, as he runs with power and moves forward for positive yardage while also having the versatility to make key plays as a receiver and pass protector—and he was a major factor in the offense while it made a deep postseason run less than a year ago. Again, McCoy might still be the top option in the Kansas City offense, but Williams is certainly worth an add in any leagues he's available in.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams leads Chiefs backfield in Week 5.

Returning from a two-game absence because of a knee injury, Williams was the clear leader in Kansas City's backfield against the Colts, carrying nine times for 23 yards along with three receptions for 15 yards. There was a play on the first drive where Williams ran a wheel route up the seam and was targeted in the end zone, but he could not come up with it after he might have either lost it in the lights a bit of just lost track of where he was on the field and tried to stay in bounds before reaching and securing the ball. Meanwhile, LeSean McCoy did not receive a carry in the game, and he had two receptions for 23 yards but also lost a key fumble when the Chiefs were driving into Colts territory; Darrel Williams did not receive a touch. There were no goal-line situations to get a glimpse at, but Darrel Williams was in the game for short-yardage and pass protection at least a couple of times. Overall, though, it looks like Damien Williams, who did receive a key fourth-down carry late in the game that was stuffed because of poor blocking, remains the clear leader in the backfield after his return, and he's the top fantasy option to use from the group next week against the Texans.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) is officially active for Week 5.

After missing the last two games with a knee injury, Williams is back in the mix for the Chiefs for a Sunday night matchup with the Colts. It’ll be interesting to see Williams’ workload in his first game back, but we expect he’ll be a great FLEX option at the least in an ultra-elite offense. Williams should be the preferred option in the red zone and should get a good amount of work as a receiver.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Week 5.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that Williams is expected to play, so the expectation is that he will after practicing fully all week. You should feel safe about locking Williams into fantasy lineups, but make sure you check an hour and a half before kickoff on Sunday night.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) was officially a full participant in practice.

Barring a setback, Williams looks like he'll be ready to go for Sunday night against the Colts after missing the past two games. We expect Williams will resume his role as the starter and a versatile option out of the backfield that should be good for upwards of 12-15+ or so touches per week. This decreases the immediate fantasy value of Darrel Williams, but Darrel should also remain involved after playing well during Damien's absence.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Williams didn't practice all week after missing today's practice, so this was fully expected. The injury wasn't thought to be something that would force Williams to miss much time, but Williams has missed the last six practices for the Chiefs after suffering his knee injury in Week 2, and he should be considered week-t0-week still. LeSean McCoy will start for the Chiefs and is a strong play, while Darrel Williams is likely to be the second guy mixing in and could provide FLEX value in a high-powered offense.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) officially did not practice today.

Williams appears unlikely to play in Week 4, but we'll see if he's able to hit the practice field tomorrow and make a push to face the Lions on Sunday. For now, expect that he'll miss his second consecutive game.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) will not practice today.

It's only Wednesday, but it's not a good sign that Williams is still out of practice. Hopefully he's able to get out there on a limited basis tomorrow, but we'll keep you updated.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) has been ruled out for Week 3.

Kansas City will officially be without their starter in a huge game against the Ravens this weekend, and with LeSean McCoy (ankle) at less than 100%, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson may be given more work. That said, all three guys look like risky FLEX plays due to the matchup. Hopefully Williams can return in Week 4, but not even being questionable this week isn't a good early sign.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) will not practice today.

With Williams unable to at least get a limited practice today, his status is looking iffy for Sunday against the Ravens. Hopefully Williams is able to get on the practice field tomorrow and play in Week 3, but you should probably plan on not having him this week.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) will not practice today.

It's only Wednesday, and William's injury isn't thought to be anything serious, but it's worth noting that LeSean McCoy (ankle) is expected to try to practice today while Williams is not. We'll track Williams' practice status the next couple of days leading up to Sunday's game.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (knee) is officially questionable to return for the Chiefs.

It's unclear when Williams was hurt, but with Kansas City in full control against Oakland, don't expect him to return today. Before leaving, Williams had nine carries for eight yards and three receptions for 48 yards. Hopefully there's an update on his status sometime tonight.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Andy Reid says the Chiefs will use a committee backfield this season.

On SiriusXM NFL Radio, Reid was asked about running a committee with all the guys in the backfield he has available, and he said that he did that a little bit during his time as the head coach of the Eagles. Reid said, "we had some success with it [in Philadelphia]. We'll do that here," and he went on to add that all the running backs on the Chiefs "have their strengths, and we'll try to exploit their strengths." This doesn't sound good for Damien Williams' chances of being a near-workhorse like he was toward the end of last season and into the postseason, but keep in mind that Kansas City has made it clear all year that Williams is their starter. Also, the way the question was framed, it might have been difficult for Reid to say the other guys behind Williams won't get a ton of playing time. Overall, this is a slight knock on Williams' fantasy value, but there's no reason to panic yet after the way he played last season. What would really hurt Williams is if another runner like Carlos Hyde takes away goal-line carries, limiting Williams' touchdown potential.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams is practicing for the Chiefs today.

Williams missed over a week with a hamstring injury, so it's good to see him back out there, indicating the issue wasn't too serious. Williams is currently locked in as Kansas City's starting running back and should be the clear leader in the backfield this season, but it'll still be interesting to see how much other players in the backfield mix in with the first team during the preseason. According to FantasyPros ADP, Williams is currently being drafted as a third-round pick in fantasy leagues.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Chiefs GM Brett Veach says the starting running back job is "Damien Williams' to lose" right now.

Obviously, this isn't a major surprise after the way Williams played down the stretch for the Chiefs last season, averaging 5.1 yards per carry and showing his versatility as a runner and receiver, including into the postseason. Kansas City might be in the market for another running back in the draft, but Williams is clearly the favorite to open 2019 as the team's clear-cut starter. Williams was a fantasy RB1 when he took over the starting role for Kareem Hunt (who was released after a video emerged of him hitting a young woman) and Spencer Ware (who suffered a hamstring injury that forced Williams into a workhorse role), and he should be a hot fantasy commodity next season as someone that should have plenty of scoring opportunities in an elite offense.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams scores three times in the AFC Championship.

Williams carried ten times for 30 yards and a touchdown along with five receptions for 66 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' playoff loss to the Patriots. The rushing score came deep in New England territory, while the first receiving score was a nice catch in the flat and the second was on a screen pass where he walked in untouched. Spencer Ware (hamstring) was back in the lineup for the first time in four games, but Williams remained the clear leader in Kansas City's backfield (Ware received zero carries and caught one pass). Given a contract extension a few weeks ago—along with playing exceptionally-well when assuming the starting role—Williams looks locked in as the Chiefs' No. 1 running back entering 2019, which gives him obvious RB1 upside in fantasy drafts this summer. He'll probably go in the second or potentially the third round of most fantasy drafts.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams gets 30 touches in Chiefs' playoff win.

Williams carried 25 times for 129 yards and a touchdown along with five carries for 25 yards in the Divisional Round victory over the Colts. Throughout the game, Williams gashed the Indianapolis defense and ran with power while finishing runs. Even if Spencer Ware (hamstring) is back in the lineup for the AFC Championship Game, Williams is probably going to be locked in as the team's starter and could receive a heavy workload considering he's running so well right now.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams handles 12 touches in win over the Raiders.

Williams rushed 11 times for 51 yards and a touchdown, also adding an eight-yard reception. The 26-year-old—who just signed an extension to remain in Kansas City beyond this year—finishes the regular season with 50 carries for 256 yards (5.1 YPC) and four touchdowns while chipping in a 23/160/2 receiving line. Even with Spencer Ware likely healthy in a couple weeks, Williams will be featured in the playoffs.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

The Chiefs signed running back Damien Williams to a two-year contract extension.

Williams' agent Ian Greengross announced the news, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Williams can earn a max value of $8.1 million on the extension. That's very good money for Williams, and it indicates he should have a large role in Kansas City's backfield moving forward as they get past the Kareem Hunt situation. Williams has over 100 total yards in each of his last two games, and he has five total touchdowns the last three weeks. It'll be interesting to see how the workload is split with Spencer Ware likely returning this Sunday against the Raiders, but Williams might be the team's starter for the rest of this season and into the 2019 season. Things can change, but Williams' dynasty-league value is as high as it's ever been right now.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams goes over 100 yards with a score in Week 16.

Williams carried 13 times for 103 yards and caught seven passes for 37 yards and a touchdown along with a lost fumble against the Seahawks. Williams ran the very well for the most part, but there might have been a couple of times when he hesitated instead of getting up the field. If Spencer Ware (hamstring) remains out in Week 17, Williams will remain at least a great RB2 in fantasy lineups against the Raiders.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams scores twice in Week 15 loss.

Williams rushed ten times for 49 yards and two touchdowns, also adding six receptions for a team-high 74 yards. The former Dolphin got the start with Spencer Ware (shoulder/hamstring) inactive, and he showed impressive power and aggressiveness—even running through Derwin James on a run that was called back. Kansas City will hopefully get Ware back in Week 16, but Williams has certainly earned a larger offensive role, and it could be a relatively even split in Seattle next Sunday night. Things could change, but both will likely be considered FLEX options.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams scores twice in Chiefs' Week 14 win.

Williams carried eight times for 14 yards and a touchdown along with four receptions for 16 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens. The rushing score was a one-yarder in the first half, and the receiving score was on a short pass in the flat where he was wide-open on a designed play for a game-tying score to send the game to overtime. Despite the two scores, Spencer Ware (20 touches, 129 yards) clearly outperformed Williams in the game. However, Ware left the end of the win with a hamstring injury, so his status is up in the air for Thursday night. Williams would be at least an RB2 option for the second week of the fantasy playoffs versus the Chargers if Ware is forced to miss the game.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams gets seven touches against the Raiders.

Williams carried five times for 38 yards and caught two passes for seven yards while working behind new Chiefs starter Spencer Ware with Kareem Hunt now off the team. Williams ran the ball well, and we've always liked his ability, so he's certainly someone to keep an eye on. Ware is fully expected to lead the backfield, but Williams could eat into the workload and make it more of an even split over the final four games of the season.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams gets one carry against the Jaguars.

Williams gained zero yards on his lone attempt in the Week 5 win. The former Dolphin is excellent depth for the Chiefs, but he's not on the fantasy radar at the moment.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams catches two passes in Week 3.

Williams gained 16 yards on his two receptions against the Niners. The former Dolphin is excellent depth for the Chiefs, but his role isn't big enough to deliver fantasy value at the moment.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams gets one touch against the Steelers.

Williams had one reception for two yards in the Week 2 victory. He's great depth and a real-life contributor for the Chiefs, but Williams should not be in fantasy lineups at the moment.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams handled one touch in Chiefs debut.

It was a carry for no gain. Williams is an intriguing player to watch in the case of a Kareem Hunt injury, but he's the clear No. 3 on the depth chart right now and should remain on the waiver wire.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams has impressed the Chiefs.

Like fellow Kansas City running backs Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware, Williams is a bigger back that has very good ability as a receiver out of the backfield. Williams has at least 20 receptions in each of his four NFL seasons with the Dolphins, and he says he already feels comfortable in the new offense. Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said that Williams is "doing a heck of a job," and that his versatility "gives us a whole different dimension and creates matchup issues for the opponent." Williams is looking like a good bet to make the Chiefs roster, and it'll be interesting to watch him throughout the preseason.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams has signed with the Chiefs.

The former Dolphins running back is coming off a bad shoulder injury that forced him to miss the end of last season, and he isn't expected to be ready until the start of training camp at the earliest. Though Williams is a bigger-bodied running back at 5'11" and over 220 pounds, he is a very capable receiver and has at least 20 receptions in each of his four NFL seasons. Williams will help give the Chiefs excellent depth in the backfield in 2018. As for Miami, they'll be looking for more players to add to the backfield mix behind incumbent starter Kenyan Drake now that Williams has moved on.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams (shoulder) is inactive for Week 17.

Williams hasn't played since injuring his shoulder on November 26 against the Patriots. His regular season ends with 46 carries for 181 rushing yards along with 20 receptions for 155 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. Looking ahead to next season, Williams might be set to spell Kenyan Drake in the backfield for the Dolphins, but a lot can change during the offseason.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams has a separated shoulder, according to Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport says Williams is getting an MRI today that will help determine the timeframe for the injury, but notes that it's generally a 2-3 week injury. However, it's worth noting Williams was in a ton of pain yesterday, so this might be a severe injury that keeps him out longer than a few weeks. Kenyan Drake is set to handle 15-20+ touches per game with Williams out, which should lead to very good fantasy value down the stretch.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams leaves Week 12 with apparent shoulder injury.

This appears to be a very serious injury for Williams, who looked to be in a lot of pain and had to have the cart brought out for him. Before leaving, Williams had eight carries for 38 yards and three receptions for 14 yards. It'll be Kenyan Drake handling most of the work in Miami's backfield for the rest of this game—and potentially for the rest of the season.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams breaks 69-yard run in Week 11 loss.

The long run came early in the game, and he finished with 10 carries for 78 yards on the ground. He also added a 24-yard reception. Williams out-touched and out-gained Kenyan Drake, who was limited to 14 yards on eight touches, but the backfield should remain a pretty even split down the stretch. Williams is nothing more than a weak FLEX next Sunday against the Patriots.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams gets 11 touches against the Panthers.

Williams started the game for the Dolphins, and he carried nine times for 19 yards while adding two receptions for 20 yards. It's been about a 50/50 split in the backfield for the Dolphins since trading Jay Ajayi, but Kenyan Drake broke a 66-yard touchdown in the game and might get a better share moving forward. Consider Williams a FLEX option in PPR leagues only for Week 11 against Tampa Bay.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams scores against the Raiders.

With Jay Ajayi now in Philadelphia, Williams started the game ahead of second-year back Kenyan Drake. Williams carried seven times for 14 yards and caught six passes (on six targets) for 47 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a pass to the flat where he took a hit, spun out of it, and dove into the end zone. Drake (nine carries for 69 yards and a fumble) ran better overall, so he might get most of the carries moving forward. However,  Miami's offensive line is having trouble protecting Jay Cutler and giving him time to make plays down the field, so expect Williams to remain involved in the passing game at the very least. He's shown throughout his career that he's a more than capable receiver out of the backfield.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams catches one pass in Dolphins' loss.

Williams was targeted twice, catching the one pass for -1 yards on a screen pass that looked like it could've gone for a touchdown, but Williams was either tripped up by someone or slipped as he was catching the ball. Williams is not a reliable fantasy option at the moment.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams sees four touches in Week 7 win.

Williams rushed twice for two yards and caught two passes for 18 yards. He's not a fantasy option behind Jay Ajayi, though he looks like the top handcuff as the only other back to receive an offensive touch.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams gets seven touches in Week 6.

Williams carried four times for nine yards and caught three passes (on three targets) for 14 yards. Williams mixes in behind starter Jay Ajayi and is not really on the fantasy radar right now.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams gets four touches in Week 5.

Williams ran three times for 15 yards and had a 13-yard reception versus the Titans. He's not a fantasy option right now, especially with the Dolphins struggling offensively.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams gets one touch in Week 4.

Williams had a carry for one yard against the Saints. He was in there during passing situations late in the game, but he didn't have any receptions on his two targets. Williams isn't a reliable fantasy option right now.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams gets three touches in Week 3.

Williams had two carries for five yards and a six-yard reception in a loss to the Jets. He's not a fantasy option right now.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams gets four carries in Week 3 of the preseason.

Williams had four carries for -1 yards and worked behind Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake. While he'll contribute in real life to the Dolphins, it doesn't look like Williams will be much help for your fantasy team in 2017 as long as Ajayi and Drake are healthy.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams gets five touches in Week 2 of the preseason.

Williams entered the game after Jay Ajayi played a couple of series. He had four carries for 11 yards and one reception for three yards. Williams didn't really do much to separate himself from Kenyan Drake, who was out with a concussion, but both Williams and Drake are pretty much roster locks and will mix in behind Ajayi this season.

Damien Williams | Bears RB

Damien Williams carries six times in Dolphins' preseason opener.

He had 18 yards on the six carries, but did look good on his ten-yard run. Williams is a versatile player as a bigger back, and he'll chip in on offense again in 2017.

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