Darrel Williams Fantasy Value Could Explode as Chiefs' Week 3 Starter at Running Back

Jason Schandl
Divisional Round - Indianapolis Colts v Kansas City Chiefs
Divisional Round - Indianapolis Colts v Kansas City Chiefs / David Eulitt/Getty Images
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The Kansas City Chiefs' backfield was a tough puzzle to crack all off-season, and that hasn't changed as we head into Week 3 of the 2019 NFL season.

Damien Williams was ruled out with an injury earlier this week, and it looked like LeSean McCoy was going to take over as the lead back against the Baltimore Ravens after practicing in full on Friday. Instead, it's not McCoy, and not even Darwin Thompson that will get the start. In fact, it's sophomore back Darrel Williams.

This Chiefs vs Ravens matchup projects to be one of the week's highest-scoring tilts, and FanDuel Sportsbook had this game with a big 52.5-point scoring total at kickoff.

Being the starting RB in the NFL's best offense is always going to create some serious fantasy value, even for an unproven player like Williams.

it is worth noting that, reports aside, McCoy was the RB on the field for the game's first drive for KC. Williams did get on the field in the drive, suggesting he'll still be heavily involved in the game plan.

Williams' workload is going to be something to monitor all day, because if he ends up seeing big volume and the rest of the backfield remains banged up, he could be a hot waiver wire add heading into Week 4.


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