Darrel Williams

  • Height
    6' 0"
  • Weight
    225 lbs
  • BMI
    30.5 (61st)
Darrel Williams headshot
  • Draft Pick
    Undrafted 2018
  • College
    LSU
  • Age
    27.2

Darrel Williams Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Atts Rush Yds YPC Rec Rec Yds TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 17 144 558 3.9 47 452 8 11.5 (#26)
2020 13 39 169 4.3 18 116 1 4.2 (#71)
2019 9 41 141 3.4 15 167 4 7.5 (#53)
2018 3 13 44 3.4 3 27 1 5.4
  • College Dominator
    21.5% (39th)
  • College YPC
    5.7 (60th)
  • College Target Share
    9.3% (73rd)
  • SPARQ-x
    111.8

Darrel Williams Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+2.9
(#73)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2021

Total Touches

2021

Opportunity Share

2021

Fantasy Points

Darrel Williams ADP

162.80
(0.04)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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14.07 Pick
RB52 Rank

Darrel Williams News & Analysis

Popularity Index

#270

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Darrel Williams Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Toe sprain
Postseason (2021)
0
3
Concussion
Preseason (2021)
0
0
Hamstring strain
Week 13 (2019)
5
5

Darrel Williams College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2014 11 (RB) 64 302 (3 tds) 3 6 (9 tgts) 63 3.3% 19 LSU
2015 11 (RB) 60 296 (4 tds) 4 4 (6 tgts) 31 2.2% 20 LSU
2016 9 (RB) 52 233 (3 tds) 3 5 (9 tgts) 37 3.0% 21 LSU
2017 13 (RB) 145 820 (9 tds) 9 23 (28 tgts) 331 9.3% 22 LSU

Who is Darrel Williams

Playing alongside Leonard Fournette his first 3 years in Baton Rouge & Derrius Guice his last three, Darrel Williams never assumed the lead back role, handling as many as 20 carries only twice & posting only three 100-yard games in his four-year college career.

Coming into the NFL lacking dominating college stats, the 2018 NFL Combine carried extra weight for Williams. Unfortunately, his 4.70 40 time suggested he might be carrying extra weight, his performance ranking 150th among Combine participants & slower than a number of defensive linemen. His vertical trailed that of some defensive tackles, players at every position across the offensive line and a punter.

Those numbers plus a 10th-percentile burst score & middling agility left him a UDFA. He signed before the 2018 season with the Kansas City Chiefs. Used sparingly his first two seasons, a hamstring strain cost him the last 5 games of 2019. In 2020, Williams shared backup duties with Le’Veon Bell behind starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Despite not seeing much activity in the 2020 regular season, a late-season injury to Edwards-Helaire led to Wiliams out-snapping him in their three playoff games. Through three NFL seasons, though, Williams’ snap share remained below 30-percent and his PPR fantasy ranking remained uninteresting at 7.5 points per game (No. 53).

When Edwards-Helaire was lost to injury in 2021 in Weeks 6-10, Williams established himself as the Chief’s primary receiving back. His snap share jumped to 47.5-percent, his routes run to 280 (No. 8 in the league) and his targets to 57, No. 12 among running backs. Williams earned Patrick Mahomes’ confidence with only 1 drop on those 57 targets. On a pass-happy team, Williams’ targets came despite a modest 9.0-percent (No. 33) target share.

In his 5 games – all starts – Williams played most of the Chiefs’ RB snaps and became relevant to fantasy players, posting two RB1, an RB2 and two RB3 weeks. His targets, receptions, receiving yards and yards per reception all jumped to RB1 levels during that stretch. After a late-2021 toe injury, though, Williams was overtaken by Jerrick McKinnon, who led Kansas City backs in rushing attempts and targets in all three playoff games, even after the return of Edwards-Helaire.