Fantasy Football - Footballguys Forums
caustic

Darwin Thompson, Chiefs RB

Recommended Posts

9 minutes ago, SanDawg said:

His time is coming and for those who held they will be rewarded.

It's like the John 3:16 of fantasy football.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So....shady reportedly had an ankle injury. DWill exited in the 4th with a knee injury. 

Doing some quick math here...carry the 1, = I sure hope y’all held onto your DThompson shares because this one seems to be trending in the right direction. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, ChuckLiddell said:

Waldman did a whole write up on DT and his pass blocking prowess was highlighted.  I think its in the string somewhere linked - possibly by me.  I think pass blocking is a strength.

There were 2 or 3 videos he included showing Thompson absolutely  annihilating defenders twice his size. It was very impressive. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

KC as a team had 22 rushes for 31 yards.

For an average of 1.4 yards per rush with 0 TDs.

The Chiefs had 30 receptions for 443 yards and 4 TDs.

For an average of 14.8 yards per reception.

Thompson got 1 carry for 1 yard with zero receptions.

KC's RBs are window dressing for the passing attack.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Bracie Smathers said:

KC's RBs are window dressing for the passing attack.

Yes, but they're incidental beneficiaries of their high-powered attack. Good to see Robinson and Hardman filling in and stretching the field as Oakland sold out up on the defensive front yesterday, accounting in part for the low rushing numbers. Others have commented on that, and I noticed it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shady getting an mri on ankle. Glad i held my shares. Darwin time

Edited by ahartig
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Bracie Smathers said:

KC as a team had 22 rushes for 31 yards.

For an average of 1.4 yards per rush with 0 TDs.

The Chiefs had 30 receptions for 443 yards and 4 TDs.

For an average of 14.8 yards per reception.

Thompson got 1 carry for 1 yard with zero receptions.

KC's RBs are window dressing for the passing attack.

1. Let’s not read into one game too much. All those numbers are from a sample size of 1, in a kind of a weird game. Other chiefs games (like all of last year) were very productive for the RB. 

2. In that game their RB usage was skewed due to injuries to both lead backs & a decimated Raiders secondary where mismatches were exploited all day. Mostly the latter.

3. The RB in this system has also been a beneficiary because they’re part of the passing attack. Your statement seems to indicate these as being mutually exclusive. 

4. If Shady & DWill are out for any period, Thompson becomes  must start FF lock as a high-end RB2 with RB1 upside for any week he has that role. That’s a fact. 

Edited by Hot Sauce Guy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am drowning in my tears now that I dropped him before the season after Shady signed...lol Hope I can get him back on waivers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

People seem to be getting a bit too excited right now.  From early accounts, looks like the injuries to both Shady and Williams are minor. 

I’m a Thompson owner, too, but don’t expect him to be relevant yet.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah but one guy is old and the other guy has an injury history and has never carried much of a season-long workload.  And DT is in an offense tailored to him and his pro day scores were pretty nuts.

He's a hold and trending up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am holding, but he is completely unstartable at the moment.  Nothing has been confirmed that either Williams or McCoy will miss time.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Bracie Smathers said:

KC as a team had 22 rushes for 31 yards.

For an average of 1.4 yards per rush with 0 TDs.

The Chiefs had 30 receptions for 443 yards and 4 TDs.

For an average of 14.8 yards per reception.

Thompson got 1 carry for 1 yard with zero receptions.

KC's RBs are window dressing for the passing attack.

Last year through 2 games Mahomes threw for 10tds.  Hunt had 34 carries for 124 yards and no rushing tds (1 td on 1 rec for 5 yards in those games).  Hunt turned out to be a pretty big part of the offense till he was kicked off the team.  

Small sample sizes are often small. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports LeSean McCoy's (ankle) MRI showed no significant damage.

He has a "shot" to play in Sunday's Week 3 showdown against the Ravens. With Damien Williams (groin) also on the mend, rookie Darwin Thompson could be handed a few more touches than usual. McCoy will garner RB3/FLEX status if he's active.

SOURCE: Tom Pelissero on Twitter

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, zamboni said:

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports LeSean McCoy's (ankle) MRI showed no significant damage.

He has a "shot" to play in Sunday's Week 3 showdown against the Ravens. With Damien Williams (groin) also on the mend, rookie Darwin Thompson could be handed a few more touches than usual. McCoy will garner RB3/FLEX status if he's active.

SOURCE: Tom Pelissero on Twitter

 

Maybe I am reading that all wrong but I that doesnt make any sense to me.  McCoy may play and Thompson could get more carries.

 

Wouldnt Thompson be the main guy if McCoy cannot play?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, pantherclub said:

Maybe I am reading that all wrong but I that doesnt make any sense to me.  McCoy may play and Thompson could get more carries.

 

Wouldnt Thompson be the main guy if McCoy cannot play?

It's Rotoworld - I wouldn't waste any energy trying to figure out their analyses.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, pantherclub said:

Maybe I am reading that all wrong but I that doesnt make any sense to me.  McCoy may play and Thompson could get more carries.

 

Wouldnt Thompson be the main guy if McCoy cannot play?

I think they're assuming Damien is going to play.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Efritch4 said:

Are people picking up or holding Darwin??

If you can make a spot for him, his status hasn't changed - one of the best "lottery tickets" you can hold on to this year. In a perfect spot in an all-time amazing offense. Both the guys ahead of him already struggling with injuries.  No sense in dropping him all season unless you desperately need a roster spot.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I drafted him willing to wait. Injuries have caused me to juggle a bit but recent events with injuries have me still holding.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, bolldpt said:

I drafted him willing to wait. Injuries have caused me to juggle a bit but recent events with injuries have me still holding.

I’m in the same boat...I think I need to hold (fingers crossed)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Efritch4 said:

Are people picking up or holding Darwin??

Still holding him in a points-based keeper league where I got him late and he'd be worth a ton if he actually hit. But it's a struggle; our benches aren't long. I haven't run into major injury trouble yet but if I do then he may have to be the first guy over the wall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Adam Teicher

@adamteicher

Neither McCoy nor Damien Williams are working in early portion of Chiefs practice

Oh ####.......do I sit Sony for Darwin........

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, ahartig said:

Adam Teicher

@adamteicher

Neither McCoy nor Damien Williams are working in early portion of Chiefs practice

Oh ####.......do I sit Sony for Darwin........

 

I dunno, as bad as he's been he should get at least a few chances to fall into the end zone against the Jets this week.

Man am I glad this news didn't come out yesterday. Had all 3 KC backs, dropped Darwin on Friday but was able to snag him on waivers last night at the 11th spot.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's room for optimism but way too soon to talk about him in the starting lineup - for KC and for fantasy.  Have to see Thursday practice participation to give this some steam.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even if one, or both, of the others suit up, he's going to see increased work this week since those 2 are clearly banged up. I made a few lowball ww bids for him and was surprised to actually end up with him in a few leagues. 

 

If he impresses this week, he might carve himself out a role even when the vets are healthy. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Nucker101 said:

Even if one, or both, of the others suit up, he's going to see increased work this week since those 2 are clearly banged up. I made a few lowball ww bids for him and was surprised to actually end up with him in a few leagues. 

 

If he impresses this week, he might carve himself out a role even when the vets are healthy. 

If Shady and Williams cede work to Thompson this week, it may be the start of something big. This may be the last buy low/pickup window for this kid. I expect one or both to play, but if they don’t, look out!  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My fear is he will be facing the Ravens and won't be as productive. I'd like to put him in my flex if DWill and Shady are limited.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, bolldpt said:

My fear is he will be facing the Ravens and won't be as productive. I'd like to put him in my flex if DWill and Shady are limited.

I'd only consider flexing him if they were out. I roster all three, actually, in one league now, and I can't imagine him getting the bulk of the workload if they're active. But that's also conjecture and makes the assumption, that if dressed, McCoy or Williams would get the bulk of the work and wouldn't aggravate their injuries mid-game. It certainly could happen and Reid might suit them up as insurance, but that's just something I'd rather not gamble on this week. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If Thompson is the only healthy RB he’s worth at least a flex no matter who the opponent is. 

Here’s as close to a vote of confidence as you’ll ever see from Andy Reid about a rookie back. 

Quote

 

Darwin Thompson RB | KC

Chiefs' Darwin Thompson: Talked up by coach

by RotoWire Staff
(1 hr ago) Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that he feels "comfortable" with Thompson receiving more work if he learns his assignments as a pass blocker, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Reid also highlighted Thompson's youth and lack of experience, but he added that the rookie is "getting there." Thompson could be on tap for a significant workload Sunday versus the Ravens, with Damien Williams (knee) and LeSean McCoy (ankle) both managing injuries. The combination of Williams and McCoy have accounted for 92 percent of Kansas City's plays at the running back position, per Teicher, and if they were forced to miss any time Thompson and Darrel Williams would see sharp upticks in usage.

Edited by Hot Sauce Guy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have Williams rostered, just dropped Will Fuller to make room for Thompson on my bench. Feel iffy on it, but the chance at the RB in the best offense is worth dropping a WR that still needs to prove it this season. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That was a big "if" in that Roto blurb. That sounds like if he misses an assignment, he's yanked.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

Darwin Thompson RB | KC

Chiefs' Darwin Thompson: Talked up by coach

by RotoWire Staff
(1 hr ago) Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that he feels "comfortable" with Thompson receiving more work if he learns his assignments as a pass blocker, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Reid also highlighted Thompson's youth and lack of experience, but he added that the rookie is "getting there." Thompson could be on tap for a significant workload Sunday versus the Ravens, with Damien Williams (knee) and LeSean McCoy (ankle) both managing injuries. The combination of Williams and McCoy have accounted for 92 percent of Kansas City's plays at the running back position, per Teicher, and if they were forced to miss any time Thompson and Darrel Williams would see sharp upticks in usage.

Will be checking back on this thread for redraft 2020.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, rockaction said:

That was a big "if" in that Roto blurb. That sounds like if he misses an assignment, he's yanked.  

Normally I’m not a big buyer into the pass blocking narrative but for a player who seems so fringey as is and Mahomes being the most important player in the NFL, I buy it. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Ilov80s said:

Normally I’m not a big buyer into the pass blocking narrative but for a player who seems so fringey as is and Mahomes being the most important player in the NFL, I buy it. 

This backfield is interesting. Injury-prone or aging or rookie.

All sorts of fantasy warts. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Dizzy said:

Will be checking back on this thread for redraft 2020.

 Seeing how it’s Andy Reid, it sounds sort of motivate-y to me 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, rockaction said:

This backfield is interesting. Injury-prone or aging or rookie.

All sorts of fantasy warts. 

Warts with warts 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Warts with warts 

And yet anyone with any sort of fantasy acumen will jump on board full force if Thompson becomes the feature back for arguably  The NFL’s most potent offense.

And well they should. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, rockaction said:

This backfield is interesting. Injury-prone or aging or rookie.

All sorts of fantasy warts. 

Don’t forget Darrell Williams as well who received touches last week.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

And yet anyone with any sort of fantasy acumen will jump on board full force if Thompson becomes the feature back for arguably  The NFL’s most potent offense.

And well they should. 

Sure. I would jump on anyone with that role. Does someone have that role?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, King of the Jungle said:

Don’t forget Darrell Williams as well who received touches last week.

Exactly. He’s very warty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, King of the Jungle said:

Warty but probably more trust worthy over the rook.

I think you meant trustwarty. 

Edited by Ilov80s
  • Like 1
  • Thinking 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Sure. I would jump on anyone with that role. Does someone have that role?

"No, sir. No they don't."

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you had Aaron Jones and his backup Williams would it be dumb to drop Williams and take a shot on Thompson?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it all boils down to who actually has the job. One of them should pop sooner or later

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.