Darrel Williams

Darrel Williams

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Kansas City Chiefs
2021 Fantasy Outlook
For the first time in his three years in the NFL, Williams played in all 16 games for Kansas City, but his production was effectively the same as the season before as he remained buried on the depth chart behind rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire and others. Williams did get his chance to prove himself in the postseason, rushing for 130 yards and 5.0 yards per carry in the team's first two playoff games. An undrafted rookie who previously shared a backfield with Edwards-Helaire at LSU in 2017, 
Williams has a sturdy frame, decent hands and the toughness to handle short-yardage work, but his lack of speed and burst limits the upside if he's ever forced into a lead role. With only the oft-injured Jerick McKinnon competing for backup touches behind Edwards-Helaire though, Williams could handle the largest workload of his career in 2021, potentially including third-downs snaps. His volume, at least to some extent, will depend on whether Edwards-Helaire enjoys the breakout season many are predicting. Read Past Outlooks
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#196.41
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$Signed a one-year, $2.13 million contract with the Chiefs in March of 2021.
Logs full practice
RBKansas City Chiefs
January 26, 2022
Williams (toe) practiced fully Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Williams, who returned to a limited practice this past Friday, was inactive for Kansas City's divisional-round win over the Bills, but his full participation Wednesday paves the way for the running back to be available for Sunday's AFC Championship Game versus the Bengals, barring any setbacks. If Williams suits up this weekend, he'd re-enter a backfield mix that also includes Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon, a context that doesn't ensure him a path to fantasy-worthy volume.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Darrel Williams' 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
6.9%
 
Positive Run %
81.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
44.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.7
 
Rushing TD %
4.2%
 
Touches Per Game
11.2
 
% Snaps w/Touch
35.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
4.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.13
 
% Team Air Yards
1.5%
 
% Team Targets
8.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
82.5%
 
Drop Rate
1.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.5
 
% Targeted On Route
16.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.31
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Snap %
Kansas City ChiefsChiefs 2021 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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54638%
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26318%
47%
1168%
712%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Bengals pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Bengals
Sunday, Jan 30th at 3:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
81.6
 
Cornerbacks
79.6
 
Safeties
85.5
 
Linebackers
83.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Darrel Williams' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
219 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.72 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
109 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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5 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Williams saw a significant uptick in his playing time during his second professional campaign, logging 216 snaps over 12 games prior to his season ending prematurely due to a hip injury. He didn't improve his efficiency as a runner (3.4 YPC) in 2019, but Williams did increase his involvement as a pass catcher, hauling in 15 passes for 167 yards and a score. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire the only safe bet for a key role, Williams and Darwin Thompson are set to serve behind the rookie.
Williams went undrafted in 2018, but managed to claim a roster spot out of training camp. The rookie tailback rushed just 13 times for 44 yards all season and saw only 62 snaps on special teams. While Kareem Hunt has since departed due to off-the-field issues, Damien Williams tops the depth chart and offseason acquisitions of Carlos Hyde (free agency), Darwin Thompson (sixth-round draft pick) and James Williams (UDFA) could force Williams to earn his spot again in 2019.
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Sitting out divisional round
RBKansas City Chiefs
Toe
January 23, 2022
Williams (toe) is inactive for Sunday night's divisional-round game against the Bills, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
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Questionable for Sunday's game
RBKansas City Chiefs
Toe
January 21, 2022
Williams (toe) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday night's playoff game against the Bills after returning to a limited practice Friday.
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Misses another practice
RBKansas City Chiefs
Toe
January 20, 2022
Williams (toe) didn't practice Thursday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Misses practice
RBKansas City Chiefs
Toe
January 19, 2022
Williams (toe) didn't practice Wednesday, while Clyde Edwards-Helaire participated in some capacity, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Suits up, limited to backup role
RBKansas City Chiefs
January 17, 2022
Williams (toe) had just one carry for four yards, was charged with a fumble, and didn't draw a target in the passing game in a 42-21 win over the Steelers.
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