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Damien Williams
CHI

RB CHI

#60 Running Back

63 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 10
Experience: 7 Yr(s)
Age: 29
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 221
40 Time: 4.45

Weekly Outlook

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
18 0.1 1.2 10 0 3.4
Week 5
Williams filled in admirably for David Montgomery this week. He gained 64 yards and scored a TD on his 16 carries. He also caught 2 of his 3 targets for 20 yards. While in a vacuum his 19 opportunities are something that is great to see, knowing that Khalil Herbert saw 18 opportunities in this game is a bit concerning.

Going forward, if Herbert continues to see what amounts to an almost even split, the volume might leave both options a bit frustrating to deploy. Chicago spent the vast majority of this game in a positive game script, something that they likely won’t experience the next few weeks against Green Bay, Tampa Bay and San Francisco.

The hope with Williams is the more neutral or negative game scripts lead to a bigger split for opportunities. He should be the preferred option but keep those expectations reasonable.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Williams opted out of 2020 for COVID reasons.
  • Kansas City released him in March, clearing $2.25 million in cap space. He then signed a 1-year deal with the Bears worth $1.125 million, with just $125,000 guaranteed.
  • Williams led the 2019 Chiefs in rushing, but he reached double-digit carries just 5 times in 11 regular-season games.
  • His usage picked up in the playoffs, with 46 carries and 20 targets over 3 games. Williams scored 6 total TDs over that span.
  • Williams turned 29 in April.
  • 2019 -- his 6th NFL season -- marked the 1st time he topped 50 carries in a year.
  • Before averaging 4.7 yards per carry over 2 years with the Chiefs, Williams averaged 3.6 per rush across 4 seasons in Miami.
  • He has caught 20-30 balls every year since entering the NFL.
  • Bears RB Tarik Cohen is coming off an ACL tear but is expected to be ready for the season.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Williams’ contract isn’t even big enough to guarantee he makes the regular-season roster. He has played a fair amount on special teams for most of his career -- not so in 2019 -- which could help. Chicago might just have Williams around as insurance on Tarik Cohen’s return from the ACL tear, though he faces weak competition vs. the rest of the Bears’ RB depth chart. Sixth-round rookie Khalil Herbert looks like the toughest challenger for the #3 role. We’ll see how things play out this summer. In the meantime, you can do better than Williams late in best-ball drafts.

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The Bears have ruled RB Damien Williams (knee) out for Monday night's game against the Steelers. That doesn't really matter for the touch counts of other Chicago backs, especially with David Montgomery looking likely to return.

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Bears RB Damien Williams is questionable to return to Sunday's game vs. the 49ers after suffering a 1st-half knee injury. Stay tuned for an update.

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Bears RB Damien Williams is active for today’s game against the Bucs. He was just activated from the COVID list on Saturday, so it’s uncertain how big a role he’ll play today. We’d try not to use Williams in Week 7 fantasy lineups. Bears RB Khalil Herbert is a better bet.

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The Bears have activated RB Damien Williams from the COVID list. That makes him available to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, where he'll likely split work with Khalil Herbert. Exactly how Chicago will split that work won't be clear until the game happens. The pair has shared just 1 game since David Montgomery went down. Herbert carried 18 times to Williams' 16 in that contest, with Williams getting all 3 of the pass targets between them.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Bears RB Damien Williams can't be cleared from the COVID list until Saturday at the earliest because he's unvaccinated. That puts his Week 7 status in doubt. Even if Williams is activated on Saturday, it's unclear if and how much he'd play vs. the Bucs after being sidelined for 10 days. RB Khalil Herbert is the superior fantasy play even if Williams ends up active on Sunday.

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