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Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams practice in full on Thursday for Week 18

We break down the news that both Gordon and Williams practiced in full for Thursday in the final week of the season.

NFL: Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers
Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams carries the ball for a short gain in the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium.
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Thursday update: Both Broncos running backs got in full practices on Thursday and were removed from the injury report. They will play against the Chiefs on Saturday.

Wednesday update: Both Broncos RBs remained limited in Wednesday’s practice.

The Denver Broncos listed both Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams as limited participants in Tuesday’s practice ahead of a Week 18 showdown Saturday with the Kansas City Chiefs. Both running backs played in the team’s Week 17 contest against the Chargers.

Fantasy football implications

With the Broncos eliminated from playoff contention, it’ll be interesting to see how Vic Fangio divides up the carries in this group. Gordon is likely to get some run but it’ll be Williams who could see more touches as the rookie with the brighter future. Mike Boone, the team’s third running back, is also likely to get some run. From a fantasy perspective, Williams is likely the lead running back here with Gordon potentially getting some touches. The Chiefs are playing for the No. 1 seed in the AFC while Denver is out of the playoffs, so this could be an ugly game for the Broncos overall when the teams face off Saturday.