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Week 6 Outlook
Damien Williams (COVID-19) was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. His playing status for Week 6 is up in the air as of right now.
Damien Williams had a very productive Week 5 after taking over the starting role in place of the injured David Montgomery. Now that he is added to the COVID list, his status for Sunday is doubtful. If he does not play, Khalil Herbert will likely be the top running option and should be picked up as soon as possible.
Bears RB Damien Williams rushed 16 times for 65 yards and a touchdown and added a pair of receptions for 20 yards in the Bears' 20-9 win over the Raiders on Sunday.
During a spot start on Sunday, Williams looked electric racking up 85 yards and a touchdown on just 18 touches. With RB David Montgomery expected to miss multiple weeks, Williams is clearly the back-to-own. He scored 15+ points in all fantasy formats and offers a great workload and floor with the veteran slotted to miss time. Start Williams moving forward each week with Montgomery out.
Bears RB Damien Williams rushed eight times for 55 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 15 yards in the Bears' 24-14 win over the Lions on Sunday.
It was a busy day for Damien Williams as starting RB David Montgomery left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury. The backup totaled 70 yards on eight carries and two receptions. With Montgomery likely to miss time if not the whole season with a knee injury, Williams is a must-add in every fantasy format. He likely moves to a top-25 fantasy back role if Montgomery misses any lengthy extent of time.
Bears RB Damien Williams saw six carries for 12 yards while also logging four receptions for 28 yards during Sunday's loss to the Rams.
It wasn't a great day for the Williams on the ground but he did log four receptions for 28 yards. He is clearly fitting into the Tarik Cohen role as the team's primary pass-catcher. One thing to note is that Williams played 43.3% of the snaps while David Montgomery played 59.4%. He is the RB2 and pass catcher in the rotation.
Bears tail back Damien Williams rushed for 11 yards on five carries during Chicago's preseason finale on Saturday.
Williams figures to have some sort of role in the passing game until fellow RB Tarik Cohen returns from injury but it remains to be seen how large that role will be. As well as RB David Montgomery played last year as the bell cow running back, the Bears have employed a variety of running backs in the past and there's no reason to think that will stop now. Williams is worth a roster stash in deeper leagues.