Darwin Thompson
Darwin Thompson
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Kansas City Chiefs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
If any rookie running back is positioned to be a sleeper this season, it might be Thompson. With a fire-hydrant build at 5-8, 200, the sixth-round pick out of Utah State runs with impressive power and a low center of gravity, making him a threat to bulldoze his way for yards between the tackles. He also has good hands and could develop into a solid route-runner, important traits in an Andy Reid offense. He hasn't shown much in the way of speed or elusiveness and might not be a big-play threat, but the Chiefs' backfield is topped by a player with minimal experience as an NFL lead back in Damian Williams, along with an aging LeSean McCoy. If Thompson can outperform either during the season, he could find himself with a significant role in one of the league's most potent attacks. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.65 million contract with the Chiefs in May of 2019.
Could see role expand
RBKansas City Chiefs
December 2, 2019
Coach Andy Reid suggested Monday that Thompson could be in line for additional playing time Week 14 against the Patriots with the statuses of Damien Williams (ribs) and Darrel Williams (hamstring) for the game yet to be determined, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
With Damien inactive for the Chiefs' Week 13 win over the Raiders and Darrel exiting the contest early, Thompson picked up his most extensive playing time to date. The rookie played 24 of the Chiefs' 67 offensive snaps (36 percent), finishing with 44 yards and his first career touchdown on 11 carries. Should the two Williamses remain sidelined Week 14, the Chiefs could opt for a true timeshare with Thompson and LeSean McCoy, who also played 24 snaps versus Oakland and saw more passing-down work between the two backs.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Darwin Thompson's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
6.3%
 
Positive Run %
81.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
63.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.1
 
Rushing TD %
6.3%
 
Touches Per Game
2.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
42.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.02
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.7
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Kansas City ChiefsChiefs 2019 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

283
72
258
51
216
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Patriots pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
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Sunday, Dec 8th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
45.8
 
Cornerbacks
45.0
 
Safeties
37.8
 
Linebackers
67.8
 
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2019 Darwin Thompson Split Stats
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Steps up in battered backfield
RBKansas City Chiefs
December 1, 2019
Thompson carried the ball 11 times for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-9 rout of the Raiders.
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Healthy scratch for MNF
RBKansas City Chiefs
Coach's Decision
November 18, 2019
Thompson (coach's decision) is a healthy inactive for Monday's showdown against the Chargers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Two touches in Week 10
RBKansas City Chiefs
November 11, 2019
Thompson rushed just once for minus-1 yard and caught his only target for eight yards Sunday versus the Titans.
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Chance to emerge
RBKansas City Chiefs
November 10, 2019
Thompson may work into the running back rotation with LeSean McCoy inactive in Week 10 against the Titans, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
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Loses yard in loss
RBKansas City Chiefs
October 29, 2019
Thompson caught his only target for a loss of a yard during Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Packers.
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