“He knows what to expect,” Reid said of McCoy. “I’ve been very honest with him about Damien and how good of a football player he is. I think it’s a great situation for both of them and for the team. For where he’s at in his career, you’re talking about potentially a future Hall of Famer with the numbers and stats he’s put together here. Here he has an opportunity to come to what potentially is a good football team as we go forward and be a part of that.”
This could at least calm some nerves of Williams owners as we head into the season. Reading into this quote, it sounds like Reid explained to McCoy he'll backup Williams. Also good news for Williams owners is it will take McCoy some time to get up to speed with the Chiefs playbook, as this offense is different from the anything McCoy and Reid ran together in Philly.
Williams and McCoy are both capable of catching passes out of the backfield so this could even cut into Williams' value in PPR leagues. Reid typically doesn't use a committee at RB, but this is certainly shaping up to look like some kind of split with Williams and McCoy getting a bulk of the work. Perhaps most hurt here is Darwin Thompson who moves down on the depth chart.
Williams has prepared in the offseason to be the starter but an early hamstring injury may have some wonder if he can handle the load. The good news is Reid hasn't really used a committee approach at RB during his time with the Eagles and Chiefs, so as long as Williams performs he should put up fantasy numbers.