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.
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.
ANALYSIS
Thompson has come nowhere close to living up to his preseason hype, owning just five carries for eight yards through the first 10 games. Barring a rash of injuries in the backfield, Thompson is unlikely to see the field offensively for much more than a few snaps.
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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 %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
60.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
75.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.2
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
1.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
38.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.8%
 
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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Kansas City ChiefsChiefs 2019 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Chargers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Chargers
Monday, Nov 18th at 8:15PM
Overall QB Rating Against
83.8
 
Cornerbacks
69.2
 
Safeties
79.4
 
Linebackers
112.1
 
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2019 Darwin Thompson Split Stats
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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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Inactive Week 7
RBKansas City Chiefs
Coach's Decision
October 17, 2019
Thompson (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Broncos, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Limited to special teams
RBKansas City Chiefs
October 15, 2019
Thompson did not play an offensive snap in Week 6 versus the Texans, logging just 11 special teams snaps.
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Inactive Sunday
RBKansas City Chiefs
Coach's Decision
October 6, 2019
Thompson is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Colts, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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