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Would You Rather: Start Darrel Williams or LeSean McCoy Against Raiders in Week 13 Fantasy Football

Max Staley
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Damien Williams has been the Kansas City Chiefs' clear-cut lead back over the last few weeks, but he'll miss Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders.

With Damien sidelined, Darrel Williams and LeSean McCoy will likely handle the lion's share of the touches, so let's break down which RB you'd rather start in fantasy this week.

Darrel Williams or LeSean McCoy in Week 13

Frankly, this could be like splitting hairs. When Damien missed two games earlier in the year, Darrel and McCoy split the touches pretty equally. McCoy saw 19 carries and seven targets, while Darrel saw 17 carries and nine targets during that same two-week span.

They both great a strong matchup against a Raiders' defense that checks in as the second-worst unit per Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics, and that has allowed the 11th-most fantasy points to opposing RBs.

It's safe to expect both players to be reasonably productive this week. Darrel might be the preferred play in PPR formats, as he's a more adept pass-catcher, while McCoy could handle the bulk of the carries.

Both players are fantasy viable this week, but McCoy gets the slight nod as he played 40 percent of the snaps in Week 11 (when Damien made an early exit with the injury), while Darrel only played 19 percent.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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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