Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told reporters Friday that Le'Veon Bell could play Sunday against the Denver Broncos. “I’m going to try to visit with him here — I was waiting until after this practice, just to see where we were at with him [and] where his comfort level was with what we’re doing,” said Reid. “But it looks like he’s picking things up well, so I think there’s a chance he could get a couple of snaps in there.”
Bell appears to be picking up the Chiefs offense fairly quickly and could play a similar role as Darrel Williams has through six games. This could be the last week that CEH has RB1 value, or it could be that Bell simply replaces Williams in the pecking order.
KC RB Darrel Williams - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chiefs are benching Patrick Mahomes, but it's not completely clear what they plan to do with the rest of the offense. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is still nursing an ankle injury, so he won't be playing. Le'Veon Bell is dealing with a knee injury. That leaves Darrel Williams, who played on 70% of the Chiefs' snaps last week. It seems possible the Chiefs could even hold Williams back considering how much he's played in CEH's absence, leaving Darwin Thompson as the other back. Simply put, this backfield is tough to predict for Week 17, leaving Williams as a risky flex option/RB3 at best.