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Damien Williams had an ugly start to his four year career in Miami, especially on the ground, where he averaged only 3.6 yards per carry on his 133 total carries. He never finished a season above 4 yards per attempt until he got an opportunity in Kansas City when Kareem Hunt was cut.

A lot of it was due to Andy Reid’s system, but it does look like Williams improved his game. His 85 carries last season is definitely a small sample size, but it appears that he’s a winner after the NFL Draft as the Chiefs waited until the 6th round to grab a RB in Darwin Thompson. The real value with Williams is his pass-catching ability, where he caught 33 of 38 targets over his last six games after Hunt was released. The versatility allowed Williams to average 100 all-purpose yards over that span.

The RB who can catch the ball is the guy who will benefit in Reid’s scheme, and when you consider the top two on the depth chart between Williams and Carlos Hyde, Williams is definitely the better pass catcher and will be the most versatile of the two. Williams definitely took a hit when Hyde was signed, but there’s a good chance he remains the 1a while Hyde handles change of pace work on early downs and possibly goal line carries.

His current PPR price tag of a late 2nd round pick is heavy, but Andy Reid RB1s have finished as an overall fantasy RB1 in 13 of the last 19 seasons. Are you buying Williams or is there too much risk associated? Are you buying the small sample size? Hyde’s 9th round price tag seems appealing as well, so who would you have your money on? 👇👇