Damien Williams Injury Updates

Chiefs RB Damien Williams returned to practice on Wednesday. He ended up missing 8 days with his hamstring injury. RBs Carlos Hyde, Darwin Thompson and Darrell Henderson reportedly flashed in Williams' absence, but RBs coach Eric Bieniemy reiterated on Sunday that Williams is "obviously" the starter. We'll see if he can stay healthy over the next month leading up to Week 1.

Chiefs RB Damien Williams remains sidelined with the hamstring injury he suffered on July 28. "He’s missed quite a bit," HC Andy Reid said Saturday. “He’s missed a lot of plays. It’s been great for these other guys. (Carlos Hyde) has done a nice job. He’s got a lot of reps and he’s taking advantage of them." We've heard nothing to suggest that Williams is in danger of missing the start of the season. But the missed practice time is worrisome for a guy who's never spent an NFL season as a lead back. We were already off Williams at his 2nd-round ADP. The hamstring issue has done nothing to change that.

Chiefs RB Damien Williams left Sunday’s practice early because of a hamstring issue, according to Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star. We’ll see how significant the injury is

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) is not listed on the final injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. So he'll presumably be active for Sunday's AFC Championship against the Patriots. Ware was atop Kansas City's depth chart prior to the injury but figures to return as Damien Williams' backup. It's unclear exactly how much work Ware will siphon.

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) put in a full practice on Wednesday, putting him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Raiders. Ware was operating as Kansas City's lead back before the injury (and after Kareem Hunt's suspension), but he might return to more of a committee with Damien Williams. Consider both guys RB2s for Week 17 -- but with plenty of upside in a plus matchup.

The Chiefs list RB Spencer Ware (shoulder, hamstring) as doubtful for Thursday night's game against the Chargers after he missed practice all week. Ware was able to play through the injuries last week, but it doesn't look like he'll be able to tomorrow. His absence would leave Damien Williams as Kansas City's lead back. Charcandrick West and Darrell Williams also figure to mix in, but Damien projects for 12-15 touches. That makes him a RB2 option.

Dolphins RB Damien Williams dislocated his shoulder during Sunday's loss to the Patriots, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Williams is scheduled for an MRI today, but Rapoport notes that this is "generally a 2-3 week injury." That timeline would have Williams out until Week 15 or 16. He's droppable in shallower fantasy leagues. Kenyan Drake should operate as a feature back while Williams is sidelined. He has a tough draw against the Broncos this weekend but more favorable matchups the next 2 weeks vs. the Patriots and Bills.

Dolphins RB Damien Williams injured his shoulder in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in New England and will not return. We'll look for an update on his status afterward. Kenyan Drake will serve as Miami's feature back the rest of the way.

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is in the concussion protocol. He took a shot while running a pass pattern in practice on Monday. Prior to the injury, Drake was competing with Damien Williams for Miami’s #2 role.

Dolphins RB Arian Foster announced his retirement in a written statement on Monday. "There comes a time in every athlete's career when their ambition and their body are no longer on the same page," Foster wrote. "I've reached that point ... I know it's not commonplace to do it midseason, but my body just can't take the punishment this game asks for any longer." Foster dealt with numerous injuries throughout his 8-year career, including a torn meniscus and a torn Achilles. He mustered just 2.6 yards per carry over between 2015 and 2016. RB Jay Ajayi, riding back-to-back 200-yard games, is locked in as Miami's feature back going forward. He'll be backed up by Damien Williams and Kenyan Drake.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller suffered an ankle injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.  He's considered questionable to return.  RB Damien Williams is next up on Miami's depth chart.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint.  The team is calling him "day-to-day," but he's not a lock to be ready for this weekend's game against the Lions.  TE Jordan Cameron missed a game with the same injury, and Miller takes a lot more contact.  Don't expect him to practice much this week, and he might end up as a game-time decision.  If Miller can't go, RBs Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams would likely share backfield duties.  Neither would be more than a low-end RB3 against Detroit's stout run defense.

 
 
 

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