Damien Williams Injury Update Leaves LeSean McCoy and Spencer Ware With Cloudy Fantasy Outlook for Week 15

Jason Schandl
Damien Williams runs the ball against the Jaguars in Week 1.
Damien Williams runs the ball against the Jaguars in Week 1. / Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Damien Williams has been on the shelf since Week 11, and even though he's been threatening a return to action since last week, it looks like he'll be out again in Week 15 against the Denver Broncos.

With both Damien and Darrel Williams out in Week 14 (the case again this week), the Chiefs shored up their RB depth by re-signing Spencer Ware, which effectively destroyed the fantasy value available in a crowded committee.

LeSean McCoy led the backfield in touches, with 12, while Ware saw six and rookie Darwin Thompson saw eight. The three also shared the field nearly evenly, with Ware playing 40 percent of the snaps, McCoy playing 31 percent and Thompson playing 27 percent.

This week the trio takes on a Denver defense that has held opposing RBs to bottom-12 fantasy production on the season, and with none getting real lead-back volume, it's hard to trust any in fantasy football.

The crowded and entirely unclear situation leaves the Chiefs with no running backs in the top 36 at the position in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings. If you're desperate at RB and are looking for a piece of the upside that the KC offense can offer, McCoy is likely your best bet. Don't be surprised if he gives you a dud though, as any RB playing less than one-third of their team's snaps is going to have a terrible floor.

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