Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson Fantasy Outlooks Improving with LeSean McCoy out

Stuart Easton
Green Bay Packers v Kansas City Chiefs
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With LeSean McCoy inactive in Week 10 for Kansas City, both Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson see an uptick in fantasy value for the Chiefs backfield.

Lining up against the Tennessee Titans this week, the Chiefs will feature Damien Williams as their primary running back in McCoy's absence. Behind him though, both Darrel Willaims and Thompson should be in line for touches in Week 10.

So far on the season, both Darrel Williams and Thompson have seen limited opportunity, but have produced when given the ball. Of the two, Williams has had the bigger workload, with 20 carries. Most of that production came in Weeks 3 and 4 when he tallied 74 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.

Thompson has only seen four carries and two targets, but as a rookie in the backup role the Chiefs seem to be playing it cautiously. When given chances in the preseason, however, Thompson had 15 total touches for 98 yards and a touchdown.

In a situation where Kansas City is favored by 5.5-points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Chiefs could be relying heavily on their running game. If that's the case, the absence of McCoy opens the door for both Williams and Thompson to provide fantasy value.

Adding pieces of the Chiefs offense to you fantasy portfolio is never a bad idea. In this case, two back up running backs offer a cheap and easy way to get a piece of the action.


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Stuart Easton is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Stuart Easton also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username stueast13. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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