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Damien Williams is ACTIVE for Week 11 MNF

Chiefs RB will suit up for matchup vs. the Chargers in Mexico City. We break down the fantasy football implications.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams rushes against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams had been away to deal with a personal family matter, but returned to the team and will play in Monday Night Football vs. the Los Angeles Chargers in Mexico City. He traveled with the team on their flight south of the border and will look to build on a strong performance in Week 10. He had a season-high 24 touches in the loss to the Tennessee Titans last week, racking up 77 yards on 19 carries with five catches for 32 yards, good for 14.9 fantasy points. He’ll look to build off that game on Primetime.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Kansas City Chiefs running backs

So last week, coach Andy Reid decided to make RB LeSean McCoy a healthy scratch. This opened up massive usage for Damien Williams, with backup Darrel Williams only seeing three touches and 17 snaps compared to Damien, who played 60 snaps. If Shady is inactive again, we should see a similar workload for Damien in a good matchup vs. the Chargers, who are allowing 110.5 rushing yards per game.

But his usage in the passing game could be key. Damien Williams had 10 carries for 49 yards and two TDs last season vs. the Chargers, but also added six catches for 74 yards, a massive outing. Given the nature of his status (non-injury related) I think it’s more than safe to roll out Williams in all formats. He’s also not a bad Captain’s Pick in DraftKings Showdown contests at $11,100 ($7,400 FLEX).