Darrel Williams


College: LSU | 4 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 224 lbs
Birth Date: 4/15/1995
2022 Bye Week: 8

Total Pts: 196.2
Avg Pts: 11.54
Rank: 10 RB

Fantasy WeekPts
Week 1-0.60Darrel Williams 4 rushing yds (0.40 pts)
Darrel Williams 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
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Player Notes
Apr 4 7:50pm ET

Free agent running back Darrel Williams visited the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, according to NFL insider Jordan Schultz. The longtime Chief hit the open market this offseason after posting a career-high 1,010 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns in 2021. The bulk of his work came while operating as a starter in place of the injured Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Evidently, Williams is taking his time in finding a new home. He likely won't return to the Chiefs after they signed Ronald Jones, so don't be surprised to see Williams take similar visits in the near future. Undoubtedly, he would be a good fit for the Cardinals, serving as James Conner's backup after Chase Edmonds departed for Miami in March.

From RotoBaller

Mar 14 10:20am ET

The Kansas City Chiefs tried to reach an agreement with running back Darrel Williams ahead of the negotiating window that opens on Monday, but the two sides haven't struck a deal, according to sources. The 26-year-old is headed to free agency following a breakout season with over 1,000 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns. Williams took advantage of a Clyde Edwards-Helaire injury last year and had a career-high 144 carries for 558 yards (3.9 yards per carry) and six touchdowns on the ground, adding 47 receptions (57 targets) for 452 receiving yards and two more TDs. The Chiefs could always bring him back in free agency, but there's also a good chance he finds a better offer on the open market. His 2022 fantasy value will depend on which backfield he's playing for.

From RotoBaller

Jan 28 6:30pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (toe) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Williams didn't play last week and had just one carry for four yards in the playoff game against the Steelers, so his status for Sunday's game won't matter much when it comes to fantasy, as he'd be at best the No. 3 back on the team with a low floor and a low ceiling.

From RotoBaller

Jan 27 9:00am ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (toe) participated fully in Wednesday's practice. Last week, the 26-year-old was limited with a toe injury and was inactive for the Divisional -Round game against the Buffalo Bills. He is expected to be available for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Williams will split touches out of Kansas City's backfield with Clyde-Edwards Helaire and Jerick McKinnon. Due to the uncertainty of his role, Williams is more of a GPP option in Sunday's main DFS slate.

From RotoBaller

Jan 21 4:10pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's Divisional Round game against the Buffalo Bills. Williams missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but he returned to a limited session on Friday, giving him a chance to play this weekend. Not only did Williams put himself in the doghouse with the Chiefs coaching staff in the wild-card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a lost fumble that was returned for a touchdown, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) is returning this weekend. So if Williams is active on Sunday night, he could be the No. 3 behind Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon, who stepped up last week to the tune of 142 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. If Williams is active, you'll want to avoid him in DFS.

From RotoBaller

Jan 20 8:50am ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (toe) didn't practice on Wednesday. He played through the toe injury in Sunday's AFC Wild Card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers but only logged one carry. The 26-year-old rushed for four yards on his only attempt and lost a fumble which was returned for a touchdown. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and is trending in the right direction towards suiting up for the Divisional Round game against the Buffalo Bills. If active, it's unclear what Williams' role will be with Edwards-Helaire most likely returning and Jerick McKinnon in the mix, who led the Chiefs backfield with 18 touches for 142 yards and a touchdown in last Sunday's win over the Steelers. Williams is a risky play at his $5,500 price tag on FanDuel.

From RotoBaller

Jan 16 7:50pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (toe) is officially active for Sunday Night Football versus Pittsburgh. The 26-year-old was limited during practice throughout the week, although he appeared to be in line to play all along. Nonetheless, with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) absent, Williams may benefit. He could have a productive outing, primarily since the Chiefs are projected to score a lot of points against an unreliable Steelers defense.

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Jan 14 4:50pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (toe), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, is expected to play, barring any setbacks, according to head coach Andy Reid. Williams was limited in practice all week, so he should be good to go, and with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) being ruled out, Williams should operate as Kansas City's featured back against Pittsburgh. Williams suffered a minor toe injury in the Week 18 regular season finale and didn't see a full workload, but the previous week he had 14 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns as the lead back. Against a Steelers defense that allowed the most rushing yards per game in 2021, Williams will be a very attractive DFS play on Sunday night.

From RotoBaller

Jan 10 5:30pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (toe), who suffered a toe injury in the Week 18 win over the Denver Broncos on Saturday, is expected to be ready to play in the wild-card round of the playoffs against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "It's still a little tender, but he's working through that and we'll see how it goes this week...I'd anticipate him going," head coach Andy Reid said. Williams had only seven carries for 17 yards and caught three of his four targets for 30 yards as the lead back before leaving the game. Jerick McKinnon and Derrick Gore chipped in the rest of the way with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) missing his second straight game. If CEH is forced to miss another game, Williams will have RB1 upside against Pittsburgh's shaky run defense this weekend.

From RotoBaller

Jan 8 8:50pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (toe) exited Saturday's game against the Denver Broncos early with a toe injury. In Saturday's win, he rushed for 17 yards on seven carries while catching three of four targets for 30 yards. The 26-year-old was solid for the Chiefs this season, racking up 1,000 plus yards from scrimmage across 17 games. The severity of Williams' toe injury is unknown at this time, and he's considered day-to-day. Derrick Gore and Jerick McKinnon will lead the Chiefs backfield if Williams or Clyde Edwards-Helaire are not cleared ahead of Kansas City's next playoff game.

From RotoBaller

Jan 6 10:30am ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams faces the Denver Broncos in Week 18. He was impressive in the Week 17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, rushing 14 times for 88 yards and two touchdowns while catching all three of his targets for 19 yards. Denver ranks 22nd in rush DVOA, and Williams is expected to lead the Chiefs backfield, with Clyde Edwards-Helaire not expected to play in Saturday's game. Kansas City has to beat Denver and will need the Titans to lose to Houston. Williams has always filled admirably and should be a popular play with his $7,000 FanDuel price tag in Saturday's main two-game slate.

From RotoBaller

Jan 4 1:00pm ET

Chiefs' RB Darrel Williams scored 25.70 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 17 loss in Cincinnati. Williams ran for 88 yards and caught three passes for 19 yards with two touchdowns. It's the 2nd time this season Williams scored at least 25 fantasy points in a game.

Jan 2 5:00pm ET

With Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) inactive in Week 17, veteran running back Darrel Williams got another opportunity to showcase his work and he did in a big way. On the afternoon, Williams picked up 88 yards on 14 carries with a pair of touchdowns, both of which were for one-yard. He also contributed in the passing game by catching all three of his targets for 19 yards. Williams has put together some strong games with Edwards-Helaire sidelined and there is no guarantee that CEH will return in Week 18 versus the Denver Broncos. As long as Edwards-Helaire is sidelined, Williams will be a nice option as a RB2.

From RotoBaller

Dec 31 12:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) missed another practice on Thursday with a collarbone injury and that should open the door for Darrel Williams to draw the start in Week 17 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Williams has done a respectable job when he has been the main man out of the backfield this season, but will face a tough task versus a Bengals defense that has allowed just 73 yards per game on the ground with 10 touchdowns this season. The good news for Williams is that the Bengals have struggled against running backs in the passing game and are allowing just under seven receptions for 47 yards per game. Running back Derrick Gore saw 12 carries to lead the Chiefs in Week 16 with CEH exiting early, but most of that was due to a blowout in the box score. Although Gore remains in the picture, managers should expect Williams to be the lead back on Sunday. In the championship week in many leagues, Williams should be geared up as a RB2 in all formats.

From RotoBaller

Dec 26 8:10pm ET

With Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (collarbone) exiting Week 16 early, Darrel Williams saw 11 carries on the afternoon. The veteran was able to rush for 55 yards and also hauled in three receptions for 30 yards. Williams was the main backup before CEH got hurt, but Derrick Gore saw plenty of action when Edwards-Helaire exited. Much of Gore's involvement could be due to the Chiefs crushing the Steelers all afternoon, but managers should still take note. Regardless, Williams would benefit the most if Edwards-Helaire misses a Week 17 matchup versus the Cincinnati Bengals.

From RotoBaller

Dec 12 4:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams dominated the Las Vegas Raiders when the teams first met in Week 10, but came back down to earth in a Week 14 victory. The veteran only saw two carries on the afternoon for eight yards, but salvaged his day with three receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown. Williams played behind Derrick Gore on Sunday, but much of that could be due to the game flow. Moving forward, Williams is likely to remain the No. 2 running back for the Chiefs and the top insurance policy for Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

From RotoBaller

Dec 5 11:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams recorded 20 yards on five carries in a Week 13 victory versus the Denver Broncos. The veteran was in for all third-down plays and recorded three receptions for 60 yards. With running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire healthy and back in the picture, Williams has fallen back into a backup role over the past two contests. Moving forward, Williams should be rostered by all Edwards-Helaire managers for the stretch run, but will be hard to trust without a full time role. Next up for Williams will be a Week 14 date against a Las Vegas Raiders defense that he had his best game of the season against earlier in the year.

From RotoBaller

Nov 21 8:50pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams finished with five carries for 15 yards during the win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) back for the first time since Week 5, Williams received a reduced workload after filling in during his absence. While he did a little work in Week 11, it's likely he will get even less when the team returns from its bye in Week 13 against the Broncos. However, for those with room to spare, he's worth a stash, especially considering CEH's injury history.

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Player Transactions
  • 16-Mar-2022: KC Darrel Williams - Declared Free Agent
  • 16-Mar-2021: KAN Darrel Williams - Re-signed - One-year conract (through 2021)
  • 03-Feb-2020: KAN - Off IR - hamstring
  • 05-Dec-2019: KAN - On IR - hamstring
NFL Week
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Week 2@BAL6.003-21000000
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Week 7@TEN8.0052000330040
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Week 16PIT11.50115500330030
Week 17@CIN25.70148820319030
Week 18@DEN7.7071700330040