Since the dawn of time, running backs in Andy Reid's offense produce top tier stats in the PPR format and with Damien Williams earning the Chief's lead back role, the sixth year back with minimal tread on his tires will be an absolute stud in 2019.
When taking over the Kansas City backfield in 2018 (Weeks 13-16) he caught more passes, had more receiving yards, and more receiving TDs than Saquon Barkley and more rushing yards than Alvin Kamara, and ranked 5th for all RBs in fantasy points.
Just how good have running backs in Andy Reids system been in the PPR format?
Even with just 11 games in 2018, Kareem Hunt finished as Running Back 11. He finished Number 4 in 2017.
Spencer Ware finished as the 16th RB in just 14 games in 2016.
Jamaal Charles dominated as a Top 10 RB in 2014 and the TOP running back in 2013.
And when Reid coached the Eagles, Shady McCoy had top 3 finishes in 2010 and 2011 and finished as a Top 15 RB in just 12 games in 2012.
Go back even farther when Brian Westbrook dominated year in and year out from 2004-2008. Fact is, running backs in Reid System have finished in the top 15 every year but two since 2004 and in eight of those seasons, his starting back finished in the top 3. So not only are we talking about a very safe floor but we are talking about immense, top 3 upside as well.
This Chiefs team is perhaps the most talented offense Reid has ever coach.
Think regression for Kansas City Offense is coming? That’s fine…Mahomes won’t throw for 50 TDs again. But this is still one of the best offenses in the entire NFL and drafting the starting workhorse in the backfield in that offense is always a great idea. Williams will be one of the most consistent and productive running backs in fantasy and if you grab him in the late first or early 2nd, you’ll have a stud to build your team around!.