On track for first career start

Williams is on track to make his first career start Sunday against Washington after the Chiefs placed Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

While head coach Andy Reid hasn't officially named a starter in place of Edwards-Helaire, Williams is in position to draw the assignment after he played 77 percent of the Chiefs' offensive snaps in last Sunday's loss to the Bills once Edwards-Helaire checked out of the contest midway through the third quarter. It's worth noting, however, that a negative game script may have played a factor in Williams dominating the running-back snaps over Jerick McKinnon, who was on the field for only 23 percent of the plays after Edwards-Helaire departed. If the favored Chiefs can establish an early lead against Washington and hold it for most of the contest, Williams could end up ceding more work to McKinnon this week, but the fantasy outlooks for both players are brighter in any case with Edwards-Helaire at least temporarily out of the picture.

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