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What to do with Damien Williams, LeSean McCoy, Darwin Thompson in fantasy football Week 16

The Chiefs muddied backfield faces the Bears on SNF. Will any back step up to be a fantasy start?

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

The Kansas City Chiefs backfield is an unholy mess for fantasy players and it’s been that way for most of the season. In the last two games, the touches have been split three ways between LeSean McCoy, Darwin Thompson and Spencer Ware. In those two games, Ware led with 40 percent of the snaps while Thompson had 31 percent and McCoy 28 percent. Now we will get Damien Williams back, who has been out the last four games.

Trying to decipher what this backfield’s usage numbers will be is tough to say the least. Williams should return to a somewhat prominent role but how prominent?

Fantasy football analysis: Kansas City Chiefs, RBs, Damien Williams, LeSean McCoy, Darwin Thompson

This week Kansas City heads to Chicago to take on the Bears at Soldier Field. The Bears rank 16th in fantasy points allowed to running backs. They rank 31st in rushing touchdowns allowed with 14 and 4th in yards per carry allowed with 3.68. The loss of Akiem Hicks has hurt their run defense and he is questionable for Sunday night.

In the end, though, this backfield is too risky, especially in your fantasy championship game. If I were forced to start a back, it would be Williams, but I would likely do my best to find a way around making that decision.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit all Kansas City running backs.