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  Damien Williams
RB - KC
Damien Williams
Cooper Kupp
WR - LAR
Cooper Kupp
 
 
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  Damien Williams
RB - KC
Damien Williams
Cooper Kupp
WR - LAR
Cooper Kupp
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC at CAR
Week 2 at OAK vs. NO
Week 3 vs. BAL at CLE
Week 4 at DET vs. TB
Week 5 vs. IND at SEA
Week 6 vs. HOU vs. SF
Week 7 at DEN at ATL
Week 8 vs. GB vs. CIN
Week 9 vs. MINBYE WEEK
Week 10 at TEN at PIT
Week 11 at LAC vs. CHI
Week 12BYE WEEK vs. BAL
Week 13 vs. OAK at ARI
Week 14 at NE vs. SEA
Week 15 vs. DEN at DAL
Week 16 at CHI at SF
Week 17 vs. LAC vs. ARI
  Damien Williams
RB - KC
Damien Williams
Cooper Kupp
WR - LAR
Cooper Kupp
2018 Points 
Week 10.012.8
Week 20.26.3
Week 31.612.8
Week 428.2
Week 50.015.0
Week 60.11.2
Week 70.0
Week 8
Week 90.014.9
Week 100.03.9
Week 11
Week 12
Week 134.5
Week 1415.0
Week 1524.3
Week 1618.0
Week 1711.9
  Damien Williams
RB - KC
Damien Williams
Cooper Kupp
WR - LAR
Cooper Kupp
2018 Targets 
Week 109
Week 216
Week 325
Week 4011
Week 509
Week 601
Week 70
Week 80
Week 906
Week 1008
Week 110
Week 12
Week 132
Week 145
Week 156
Week 167
Week 171
  Damien Williams
RB - KC
Damien Williams
Cooper Kupp
WR - LAR
Cooper Kupp
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Williams had a nice close to the season and he should have a big role in their offense in 2019. Williams is a solid RB2, but he is in a crowded backfield with RB LeSean McCoy and RB Darwin Thompson competing for touches.Kupp only played half a season last year and he posted 40 receptions for 566 yards and 6 touchdowns. He is one of the best slot receivers in the NFL and he should be ready to pick up where he left off in Week 1 this year.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's never a bad thing to have the running back attached to Andy Reid's offense, though Williams shouldn't go inside the top few rounds due to his question marks. He's still yet to have more than 13 carries in a regular season game, so what makes us believe he's going to stand up to a full workload? The Chiefs just snagged LeSean McCoy when he was released by the Bills, making the situation even more sticky. Not to mention the performance by Darwin Thompson in the preseason. It's possible that Andy Reid moves to somewhat of a timeshare, though Williams should be the starter out of the gate.There will be some who are concerned about the after-effects of Kupp's ACL injury, but you shouldn't be one of them. With modern medicine players bounce back from them all the time. Throughout his two years in the NFL, Kupp has posted WR2 or better numbers in 47.8 percent of his games, which is better than the career marks of Jarvis Landry, Brandin Cooks, Keenan Allen, and T.Y. Hilton. He may lack the upside of some, but his consistency is great. He's a solid low-end WR2, but an even better high-end WR3
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Fit the bill nicely in KC backfield after K. Hunt suspension/release - No. 2 RB in half-PPR FAN PPG over final 3 weeks - HC Reid's comments of RB committee ring hollow given that has never been his styleWas the No. 14 WR in FAN PPG at the time he suffered ACL injury in Week 10 - avoided PUP and is on track to play in Week 1, reportedly running faster than he did pre-injury
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
The committee talk has me scared of Damien, largely because his price is so steep. I still like him, but the price needs to be right. Also, get your Darwin Thompson shares no matter what you do with DW. 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Damien Williams has as much upside as any running back in fantasy. Remember what a Chiefs RB is capable of. Hunt finished as the RB 11 in half PPR scoring last season...in just 11 games! Hunt is a good RB, but Williams is essentially a bigger, faster, and more athletic version of Hunt. He also showed last season that he can produce in this offense. Williams had 5 starts last season after Hunt was released and Ware was injured. He averaged 114 yards and 2.2 TD's in those 5 starts. That stat line would have been the #1 fantasy RB over a full season. Now, obviously those TD numbers will come down...but he's still going to be elite. Andy Reid has produced a RB 1 for fantasy in 12 of his 20 seasons as head coach. So when you tell me I'm also getting a discount on an Andy Reid RB. Then I'm all in.I will not be drafting Cooper Kupp this season. The Rams have said that he's going to be ready for week 1, but he suffered his ACL injury too late in the season to be back to his old self this quickly. For where he's going in drafts you need him to perform like he did to start last season. So the best case scenario is that he returns value...but he's not going to out produce his ADP...and he's far more likely to disappoint. There are still a bunch of studs on the board where he's going, take one of them instead.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Williams was borderline dominant once he took over the starting running back role for the Chiefs in December, and his pass-catching abilities gave him what appeared to be an enormously high floor heading into this season even with only a small sample on which to rely. But an early hamstring injury brought out rumblings of a committee approach with Carlos Hyde, Darrel Williams, and Darwin Thompson, and there are conflicting reports as to Williams' workload. Because of his upside, Williams still makes an RB2, and a strong one at that. But drafting him is not without risk, so fantasy owners should make sure they have depth at the running back position if they take Williams with an early pick.Kupp was excellent when he was on the field last year, leading the Rams' receivers in target share and seeing 12 red zone targets. But he's coming off of ACL surgery and the Rams may be cautious with him. When healthy, he's a solid WR2 and for now, and he reportedly looks explosive in camp. There's more upside with Kupp than with most WR2s, but the injury risk provides plenty of downside, too.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Williams entered 2018 with virtually no production to his name but exploded when given the opportunity in Andy Reid's offense. So long as he can get healthy and earn his spot as the starter, he will be a top 20 running back with room for much more. That upside will depend entirely on his large of a role he can handle, as the offense is certain to score plenty of points. There is reason, however, to be worried about Darwin Thompson.Kupp isn't far removed from a torn ACL, but all reports out of camp are that he is even better than ever. Whether or not that is true is anyone's guess, but the fact of the matter is that he has huge upside if entirely healthy. He was the WR #2 prior to his injury.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
I'm assuming Williams isn't the starter over the entire season. Williams had a nice 4-game run to end the season, but was under 13 touches in two of them, he won't be the only fantasy producer in this backfield."All his test scores, coming out of his breaks, agility, quickness, every test timed better than it was before he tore his ACL. It's incredible." @SmolaDS
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
The #1 RB in an Andy Reid offense is a fantasy stud. It's science. So get the RB that is going to lead this backfield. Oh yeah, Reid also never employs an RBBC, so don't believe that either. 
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Damien Williams was a starter in 5 games last season. In those five games he saw at least 10 rushing attempts and at least 6 targets in every game but one. Furthermore, he scored a TD in every one of those games and actually scored 8 in total. Williams was extended by the Chiefs this offseason and only has Carlos Hyde (The worst receiving back in the NFL over the past few seasons - oh and his rushing numbers aren't very good either) and 5'8" 201lb 6th rounder Darwin Thompson. Damien Williams is not going to lose his job if healthy. Andy Reid also mentioned that he'd use an RBBC "like in Philly." If you look at Andy Reid's RBs over the last FIFTEEN seasons, he has used a RBBC one time. That was in 2009, when the Eagles were transitioning from Westbrook to McCoy. Other than that, Reid has sprinkled RBs like Ware and West in at times but that's about it. I expect this "RBBC" to be more of the same - a RBBC of sprinkles. Grab Williams at a value.