Chiefs coach Andy Reid said at the NFL’s annual meeting in March that Spencer Ware, 25, did a fine job in his first year as a starter.
“I’m a big Spencer Ware fan — I like him,” Reid said. “Well, the kid’s dirty tough. He’s going to give you an honest down every snap. He’s not real fancy — that’s not his deal, but he can block, he can catch and he can run. So, there’s a place for Spencer, and this was really his first year as a full-time halfback.”
In 17 games where he’s seen at least 10 carries -- 13 of those games occurred in 2016 -- Ware has averaged 17.9 touches for 99 yards and 0.59 touchdowns, or 15.5 PPG (PPR). Those numbers would have extrapolated to #8 RB numbers in 2016. Ware missed two games last year, but was on pace to finish as the #11 RB had he stayed healthy. The Chiefs may draft a running back, which is why Ware’s ADP sits in the 4th round. If he sits atop the depth chart after the draft, he’ll be worthy of a 3rd round pick.