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Darwin Thompson

Darwin Thompson

Height: 5' 8"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 23College: Utah State

2020 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 29th (hard)
Draft Rank (ECR) #270
Best / Worst #170 / #380
ADP #276


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Thompson has talent and plays in an outstanding system for running backs, but there's almost no chance he'll have fantasy value this year. Clyde Edwards-Helaire will lead the way in the Kansas City backfield, and DeAndre Washington and Darrel Williams will also compete for touches. Thompson would have potential if he ever saw enough of an opportunity, but there's little chance of that happening in 2020.

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Darwin Thompson ‘looks improved’ every time he touches the football

Chiefs second-year RB Darwin Thompson has been forgotten by many after Kansas City selected RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. However, RB coach Deland McCullough is a big believer in Thompson and says he “looks improved every time he touches the football.”

Fantasy Impact

Thompson was a deep sleeper last season in fantasy drafts as he drew serious praise from the Chiefs coaching staff throughout the offseason and training camp. He didn’t end up seeing the field very often, and only accounted for 171 yards and one touchdown all year. With the addition of Edwards-Helaire, the Chiefs now have a very crowded backfield, but don’t forget about Thompson, who could carve out a role as he gets more and more comfortable with the Kansas City offense. Even so, he may only be worthy of a roster spot in the deepest of fantasy leagues.

Adam Koffler - 11 weeks ago
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #76RB #55RB #10357
Dynasty RB #70RB #46RB #9721
Running Backs#77#78#69
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Projections (2020)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week17011.3
Last 3 Weeks2300.72.2
Season to Date10.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. LAC17011.3
Week 16@ CHI14001.4
Week 15vs. DEN38013.9
Week 14@ NE7044.3
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Gamevs. HOU10th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLAC, BAL, NE29th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)MIA, NO, ATL23rd easiest opponents
Rest of Season--29th easiest remaining opponents
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