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Williams rushed 23 times for 102 yards and corralled six of nine targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 22-9 loss to Kansas City.

Melvin Gordon (hip) missed his first game of the season, opening the door for Williams to shine on the national stage. The 2021 second-round pick set a season high of 178 total yards while dominating the backfield touches (29 of 34). Williams has been a solid fantasy contributor while splitting time with Gordon this year, but he finally got to show the world that he can handle a lead-back role -- at least for one week. Gordon's status for next Sunday's matchup against the Lions is unclear at the moment, but Williams would see a significant boost in value if he was the Broncos' lone back next week. If Gordon does suit up, both players will have appeal in a favorable matchup against Detroit's shoddy defense.

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Courtland Sutton

Courtland Sutton


Quiet in season finale

Sutton caught one of three targets for 13 yards while also completing his only pass attempt for 16 yards in Saturday's 28-24 loss to the Chiefs.

Finishes season on strong note

Gordon rushed 12 times for 110 yards and a touchdown, brought in one of two targets for six yards and lost a fumble in the Broncos' 28-24 loss to the Chiefs on Saturday.

Drew Lock

Drew Lock


Mixed bag in finale

Lock completed 12 of 24 passes for 162 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Broncos' 28-24 loss to the Chiefs on Saturday. He also rushed four times for 35 yards and two scores.

Brandon McManus

Brandon McManus


Activated, still questionable

The Broncos activated McManus (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports. McManus (COVID-19 protocols) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Chiefs.

Cleared for Saturday's game

Gordon (thumb/hip) does not carry an injury designation for Saturday's game against Kansas City after practicing fully Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.