Darrel Williams has secured the backup running back spot for the Kansas City Chiefs now that Damien Williams has opted out for the 2020 season. He’s set to play behind LSU product Clyde Edwards-Helaire and is expected to split carries with the rookie in Week 1. It’ll be difficult to gauge how much work he’ll get against the Houston Texans on Thursday, but he’ll definitely be a factor.
Fantasy Football Analysis: Chiefs RB Darrel Williams
Williams has five career touchdowns on 54 carries and has never eclipsed 200 yards in a season. He’s shown some PPR potential, but has never gotten a large number of targets. Williams hasn’t recorded at least 100 rushing attempts since his senior year at LSU in 2017, so it’s hard to see him thriving as a feature back.
Williams isn’t worth starting as an RB2 on a team with so many options, as Edwards-Helaire’s versatility should cut off his upside. But he could see a bit more work as the rookie gets acclimated to the NFL.