Darrel Williams

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Darrel Williams Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Playing behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire and/or Le’Veon Bell for most of last season, Williams reached double digit carries just once: a 10-carry, 46-yard outing in Week 16 with Edwards-Helaire sidelined.
  • Williams carried 13 times in each of the Chiefs’ first 2 playoff games -- the first with Edwards-Helaire still out but the 2nd with CEH back.
  • In the Super Bowl, Williams was out-carried 9 to 2 by Edwards-Helaire but out-targeted the rookie 7 to 3.
  • Edwards-Helaire beat Williams in Elusive Rating, Pro Football Focus rushing grade, yards per route run and PFF receiving grade last year. Williams beat CEH in PFF pass-blocking grade but still wasn’t particularly strong in that department.
  • The Chiefs re-signed Williams in March to a 1-year, $1.6 million deal with $880K guaranteed. They parted ways with Le’Veon Bell but added Jerick McKinnon on a 1-year deal worth a shade less than $1 million. Darwin Thompson and Elijah McGuire also return.
  • Williams figures to at least open the season as the #2 RB behind Edwards-Helaire, who the Chiefs took with the 32nd overall pick of last year’s draft.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Although Clyde Edwards-Helaire was slightly underwhelming as a rookie, he’s still the clear favorite to open the season as the Chiefs’ lead back.

Williams should be #2 on the depth chart, though. That makes him a top-end handcuff at minimum. And if CEH doesn’t take a step forward, Williams could take on a bigger role in this high-scoring Chiefs offense.

He’s a solid late-round lottery ticket.

Darrel Williams Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 1, 2019 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Williams suffered a hamstring injury during the third quarter of 40-9 win over Oakland. He missed the remainder of the season