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Spencer Ware | Running Back | #32

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 229
College: LSU
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (194) / SEA
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Spencer Ware (shoulder, hamstring) is doubtful for Week 15 against the Chargers.
Ware was able to come back from his injuries suffered mid-game last week and total 129 yards against the Ravens, but the adrenaline has since worn off, and the Chiefs are on a short week. The Chiefs will roll with some combo of Damien Williams, Darrel Williams, and Charcandrick West on Thursday night. Damien is the preferred fantasy play as a borderline RB2/3 option. Dec 12 - 3:20 PM

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Spencer Ware (shoulder, hamstring) remained sidelined at practice Tuesday.

Ware finished Sunday's contest against the Ravens, so his absence is still considered precautionary at this point. Coach Andy Reid said Ware is currently considered "day to day." Wednesday will go a long way in telling what the Chiefs plan to do in their backfield. Damien Williams would become a usage-based RB2 in the unlikely event Ware is out.
Dec 11 - 1:00 PM

Spencer Ware (shoulder, hamstring) did not practice Monday.

Ware was dinged up a couple times Sunday against the Ravens, missing a series here and there, but Ware was able to return to the game and pile up 129 total yards. Ware should be ready to roll Thursday night against the Bolts.
Dec 10 - 10:25 PM

Spencer Ware rushed 15 times for 75 yards and caught all five of his targets for 54 yards in the Chiefs' Week 14 win over the Ravens.

He played much better in this one than he did last week against the Raiders. The Ravens were blitzing Patrick Mahomes at will, so he spent a lot of the day flipping the ball out to his running backs and tight ends. Ware had a bunch of yards but lost out on two short touchdowns to Damien Williams, who ran one in from one yard away and then caught a five-yarder. Ware will again be in the RB2 mix on Thursday against the Chargers as long as he's healthy. Ware had to leave for a period of time in the second quarter with a shoulder issue.
Dec 9 - 4:46 PM

Spencer Ware rushed 14 times for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 13 win over the Raiders, adding a five-yard reception.

Ware nearly did not find the end zone in his 2018 starting debut. He was stuffed on a 3rd-and-goal but managed to convert a direct-snap carry one play later. It required a second effort to get in. It was an otherwise disappointing day for a back many fantasy players had outsized expectations for. Speaking during the game, CBS sideline reporter Evan Washburn said Chiefs coach Andy Reid told him he would like to establish a three-man committee between Ware, Damien Williams and UDFA Darrel Williams. Reid also said he would like to use the short-passing game as an extension of the running game. In other words, Ware is not stepping into Kareem Hunt's old role. He will be a touchdown-dependent RB2 for Week 14 against the Ravens.
Dec 2 - 7:48 PM

Spencer Ware will start Week 13 against the Raiders.

Ware is Kansas City's lead back after Kareem Hunt was placed on the Commissioner Exempt List. He couldn't get a better matchup this week against a Raiders defense allowing the most rushing yards in the league. With only five games remaining, Ware is likely going to start the rest of the season. It may not be until 2019 before Hunt returns.
Nov 30 - 7:52 PM

Spencer Ware (knee) is active for Week 3 against the 49ers.

Ware picked up a knee injury during the week, but he is healthy enough to back up Kareem Hunt. He is nothing more than a handcuff at this point.
Sep 23 - 11:35 AM

Spencer Ware (knee) is questionable for Week 3 against the 49ers.

Ware is a late addition to the injury report after a limited Friday practice. He hasn't been much of a threat to Kareem Hunt's workload, but his absence would lock Hunt into every-down snaps.
Sep 21 - 5:05 PM

Spencer Ware rushed three times for 32 yards in the Chiefs' Week 1 win over the Chargers, adding an eight-yard reception.

Ware ran as Kareem Hunt's clear-cut backup/change of pace in his first appearance since 2016. He got out-touched 16-4. Ware will have the occasional outburst but lacks standalone fantasy value.
Sep 9 - 8:34 PM

Spencer Ware had three carries for three yards and caught 2-of-3 passes for 18 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game.

It was Ware’s first game action since going down last preseason. He saw time on third downs and in the two-minute offense with the starters. Ware has potential to cut into Kareem Hunt's pass down snaps but isn't a threat to his workload. He's a plug-and-play handcuff.
Aug 25 - 4:09 PM

Spencer Ware is expected to make his preseason debut Saturday.

Ware has been sidelined since going down last preseason. He's unlikely to see much work, but the Chiefs felt good enough about him to release Charcandrick West. Ware is locked in as Kareem Hunt's handcuff.
Source: chiefs.com
Aug 24 - 5:30 PM

Chiefs restructured Spencer Ware's contract.

Ware was scheduled to make $1.45 million in the final year of his contract. The Chiefs converted $725,000 of that into incentives which ESPN's Field Yates reports the running back is likely to hit. Ware is coming off a serious knee injury, but he was ready for the start of training camp.
Jul 24 - 9:10 AM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Spencer Ware (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Reid was evasive about Ware's health this spring, but the running back was able to get in some work during the offseason program. Ware was on his way to a big role before tearing his PCL and LCL last August, but he is now firmly behind Kareem Hunt on the depth chart.
Jul 23 - 9:40 AM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was vague when asked about Spencer Ware's (PCL, LCL) health on Monday.

Reid first stated he expected Ware to be ready for training camp, then later backtracked and said "you never know." Reid indicated Ware participating in any football activities before training camp would be a surprise. Since last season ended, the Chiefs have added two veteran backs in Damien Williams and Kerwynn Williams, hinting at concern over Ware's recovery.
Apr 16 - 2:15 PM

Spencer Ware has been diagnosed with a torn PCL and LCL in his right knee and is out for the season.

He'll undergo surgery and faces a long, grueling rehab. This is more significant than ACL and MCL damage, so Ware could be facing long odds of being ready in time for Week 1 of next season. Turning 26 in November, Ware is under contract for a modest $1.45 million in 2018, the final year of his deal. Kareem Hunt, Charcandrick West, and C.J. Spiller will make up the Chiefs' backfield.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 01:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Patrick Mahomes
2Chad Henne
RB1Spencer Ware
2Damien Williams
3Charcandrick West
4Darrel Williams
GLB1Spencer Ware
2Damien Williams
3RB1Damien Williams
2Spencer Ware
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Tyreek Hill
2Kelvin Benjamin
3Gehrig Dieter
WR21Chris Conley
2Demarcus Robinson
3Marcus Kemp
WR31Demarcus Robinson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
LT1Eric Fisher
2Andrew Wylie
LG1Cameron Erving
C1Mitch Morse
2Kahlil McKenzie
RG1Jordan Devey
2Jeff Allen
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
K1Harrison Butker