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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) #276
Best / Worst #182 / #375
ADP #268


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Remember when Thompson had an incredible preseason and everyone wanted to draft him as the potential starter in this backfield? One year and 46 touches later, no one is drafting the second-year running back. He'd need multiple injuries to find his way into fantasy relevance, as both Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Damien Williams are well ahead of him on the depth chart.

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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 - 12 weeks ago
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DraftRB #78RB #58RB #10651
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Running Backs#83#75#216#81
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Projections (2020)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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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
Who Should I Draft?
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T-1.Jason PetropoulosRB #82
T-1.Richard SavillRB #62
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T-1.Michael BellerRB #83
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