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Spencer Ware | Running Back | #32

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 229
College: LSU
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (194) / SEA
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Spencer Ware rushed 20 times for 56 yards in the Chiefs' Week 14 win over the Raiders, adding a seven-yard reception.
Ware's slump continues. It was a complete no-show against a Raiders run defense that entered the evening allowing 4.9 yards per carry. The Raiders had permitted 15 ground scores in 12 games. Ware is now averaging 3.20 yards per carry over his past four games, with his YPC falling each of the past four weeks. It's fair to wonder if he's hitting a wall because of his heavy usage. Ware got vultured this evening by Charcandrick West, who could get more involved for the stretch run. Ware will be an RB2 against the Titans in Week 15. Dec 9 - 12:21 AM

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Spencer Ware rushed 14 times for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 13 win over the Falcons, adding three receptions for 23 additional yards and another score.

Ware could have had a much bigger day, but Alex Smith flat missed him on a gimme 61-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. It was an odd afternoon, with Ware's scores masking an otherwise extremely pedestrian day. Ware is averaging just 48 yards rushing over his past five games, totaling a modest 110 receiving yards in the process. His workloads remain voluminous, but he'll be a bottom-end RB1 against the Raiders in Week 14.
Dec 4 - 4:42 PM

Spencer Ware rushed 17 times for 64 yards in Kansas City's Week 12 win over the Broncos.

He added two catches for 32 yards. It's another middling game from Ware after he was held under 70 yards last week. Ware dominated carries, but played in an even timeshare with Charcandrick West (33 snaps). He's now gone four straight games without a touchdown. Ware will be an RB2 for Week 13 against Atlanta.
Nov 28 - 12:58 AM

Spencer Ware collected 69 yards on 17 carries and caught both of his targets for 16 yards Sunday in the Chiefs' Week 11 loss to the Buccaneers.

It wasn’t a terribly convincing effort by Ware, who has now gone three straight games without a touchdown. His longest gain came on a 15-yard burst in the second quarter. He took a direct snap out of the wildcat formation to set up a first down at the 14-yard-line. Ware was a huge contributor in the passing game early in the year but has caught just five passes for 27 yards in two games since coming back from a concussion. Despite Sunday’s relatively tepid performance, Ware will remain on the RB2 radar next week against a Broncos team that has struggled against the run this year.
Nov 20 - 5:08 PM

Spencer Ware rushed 13 times for 61 yards in the Chiefs' Week 10 win over the Panthers.

He added three catches for 11 yards on three targets in his return to the lineup after missing Week 9 with a concussion. Ware's longest run went for 12 yards and found running room tough to come by against a strong run defense. He also briefly left the game with what looked like a head injury, but the training staff quickly cleared him to play. Ware will be an RB1/2 next week vs. Tampa.
Nov 13 - 4:46 PM

Spencer Ware is active for Week 10 against the Panthers.

Ware passed the league's concussion protocol earlier in the week and wasn't even on the final injury report. He's more of an RB2 in a tough matchup on the road at Carolina. Inactive for the Chiefs are WR Jeremy Maclin (groin), CB D.J. White, DE Jaye Howard, QB Tyler Bray, OLB Justin Houston, RB Bishop Sankey, and G/C Mike Person. ILB Derrick Johnson (hamstring) is active.
Nov 13 - 11:35 AM

Spencer Ware has passed the league's concussion protocol.

He returned to a full practice on Wednesday and is all systems go for Sunday's game in Carolina. Charcandrick West was ineffective in his absence last week and will revert to his usual change-of-pace role. Ware's imminent return could ultimately cost Knile Davis or Bishop Sankey a roster spot. Ware has settled in as a weekly RB1 in fantasy.
Nov 9 - 5:55 PM

Spencer Ware (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday.

Coach Andy Reid said Monday that he was optimistic Ware would play this week against the Panthers. Getting back on the practice field Wednesday, even if in a limited capacity, is a step in the right direction. It would be an upset if Ware wasn't lined up as the starting running back in Carolina.
Nov 9 - 12:56 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said there's a "good chance" Spencer Ware (concussion) will be ready for Week 10 against the Panthers.

He'll need to pass the concussion protocol first. Reid didn't offer much else when asked about Ware's status, though he did sound more optimistic about Ware than Jeremy Maclin (groin). Charcandrick West failed to impress against Jacksonville in Week 9 (13 carries for 39 yards), but he'll get another start Sunday if Ware isn't cleared by then. We should have a better idea of Ware's availability Wednesday when the Chiefs return to practice.
Nov 8 - 11:26 AM

Spencer Ware remains in the league's concussion protocol.

That was the extent of coach Andy Reid's Monday update. Ware still has plenty of time to get cleared for Week 10, but Reid probably would have been a little more expansive if he had a good read on his running back's status. We'll hopefully get an update before then, but the Chiefs will issue their first injury report on Wednesday.
Nov 7 - 1:30 PM

Spencer Ware (concussion) is out for Week 9 against the Jaguars.

Ware didn't practice at all this week and there have been no indications that's he close to passing the league's concussion protocol. Consider him week to week. Charcandrick West should be close to an every-down player in his absence and commands RB1 status in a glorious matchup with lowly Jacksonville. Bishop Sankey, who was just signed off New England's practice squad, will be the change-of-pace back.
Nov 4 - 2:15 PM

Spencer Ware (concussion) is not practicing Friday.

Ware should be consider doubtful at best for Week 9 against the Jaguars. Charcandrick West is fully expected to carry the bulk of the load, with newly-signed Bishop Sankey pitching in when West needs a breather.
Nov 4 - 12:59 PM

Spencer Ware (concussion) will not practice Thursday.

This all but rules him out for Sunday. Charcandrick West will get the start with Ware likely to sit and is a solid RB1 in a good matchup.
Nov 3 - 12:54 PM

Spencer Ware remains in the league's concussion protocol and did not practice Wednesday.

The Chiefs have yet to rule him out for Week 9 against the Jaguars. With Alex Smith already out and Nick Foles under center, they'll likely want to have Ware to lean on for offensive success, but he needs to advance through the protocol. If Ware can't go, Charcandrick West is the next man up.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 2 - 1:02 PM

Spencer Ware suffered a concussion in Week 8 against the Colts.

Ware had 47 total yards on nine touches in the first half. He wasn't on the field for the start of the second half and was later ruled out for the game. Ware is now in the concussion protocol and looks questionable for Week 9. With Jamaal Charles (knee) dealing with setbacks, Charcandrick West is Kansas City's only healthy back.
Oct 30 - 2:56 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Nick Foles
3Tyler Bray
RB1Spencer Ware
2Charcandrick West
3Knile Davis
GLB1Spencer Ware
2Knile Davis
3RB1Charcandrick West
2Spencer Ware
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Tyreek Hill
3Demarcus Robinson
WR21Chris Conley
2Albert Wilson
3De'Anthony Thomas
WR31Albert Wilson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3James O'Shaughnessy
4Ross Travis
LT1Eric Fisher
2Bryan Witzmann
LG1Zach Fulton
C1Mitch Morse
2Mike Person
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Jah Reid
K1Cairo Santos