Chiefs RB Damien Williams announced he is opting out of the 2020 season on Wednesday.
This is the first opt out to have big fantasy implications as Williams was slated to have a significant role in the Kansas City backfield. This news should send rookie Clyde Edward-Helaire's fantasy stock soaring, and for good reason. The Chiefs boast a prolific offense and Edwards-Helaire's skillset is a perfect match for Andy Reid's scheme. Williams opting out clears the way for him to have a huge role working alongside Patrick Mahomes. It is possible that this move revives interest in former fantasy darling Darwin Thompson, but the smart money is on Edwards-Helaire having a huge fantasy impact in his first season.