Chiefs RB Damien Williams opts out of 2020 season

Chiefs RB Damien Williams announced he is opting out of the 2020 season on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: 

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.

Related Players: Darwin Thompson, DeAndre Washington

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