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Spencer Ware | Running Back | #32

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 229
College: LSU
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (194) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Spencer Ware rushed 24 times for 131 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 6 win over the Raiders.
Coming out of the bye, Jamaal Charles was expected to see more work in this one. But Ware severely out-carried Charles 24-9, and they both scored touchdowns. Ware was coming off a couple tough games where he lost fumbles, but the Chiefs haven't lost faith. He'll continue to be a factor in the backfield and offer standalone value, even with Charles healthy. On a sloppy rain-drenched field, the Raiders had no answer for Kansas City's running game. Ware will be a high-upside RB2 next week at home against the Saints. Oct 16 - 7:29 PM

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Spencer Ware rushed 13 times for 82 yards in Week 4 against the Steelers.

He added one catch for 14 yards. Ware continued to struggle with ball security, losing a fumble on his first carry. The stats don't come close to how he played, with all of his yards coming on a 46-yard run deep in the fourth quarter. Ware has done enough to earn a regular role in Kansas City's offense, but could lose his starting job to Jamaal Charles when the Chiefs come off their bye in Week 6.
Oct 3 - 12:12 AM

Spencer Ware played 71 percent of the Chiefs' snaps in Week 3, compared to 22 percent for Charcandrick West.

That's compared to 54 percent for Ware and 39 percent for West in Week 2. Ware is distancing himself from his committee partner, and should be in for another big workload against the Steelers on Sunday night. Jamaal Charles seems to be at least another week away.
Sep 27 - 5:52 PM

Spencer Ware rushed 20 times for 75 yards and hauled in his only target for 8 yards in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Jets.

The final line is not impressive, but Ware was again even against a tough run defense. He easily picked through traffic on inside runs, showed the burst to do damage in the open field, and had a great hesitation move to get the corner on what should have been a six-yard touchdown in the second half, although it was ruled he fumbled into the end zone on review. Ware has proven himself to be an above-average back, and he will have a role even when Jamaal Charles returns.
Sep 25 - 7:54 PM

Spencer Ware rushed 10 times for 57 yards and added 48 yards on two catches Week 2 against the Texans.

Ware had more competition for touches from Charcandrick West this week, but he still managed to top 100 total yards and ended up playing a bigger role in the passing game. Ware did lose a fumble, but he made something out of nothing all game. With Jamaal Charles expected back next week, Ware's days as an RB1 are over, but he should retain FLEX value against the Jets.
Sep 18 - 7:14 PM

Spencer Ware (toe) returned to Chiefs practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

The Chiefs were managing Ware's reps on Wednesday. Coming off a 199-yard outburst, Ware is a locked-in RB1 against the Texans with Jamaal Charles (knee) still sidelined. Daily Slant: With Jamaal Charles officially listed as doubtful for KC's week two match-up against the Texans, Spencer Ware remains one of the top value running backs across the DFS industry. Ware made the most of his rushing opportunities in week #1, picking up 70 yards on 11 rushes (6.4 ypc). While he’ll face a very strong Houston front-seven, he showed his versatility in the KC passing game last week, snagging seven receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown.
Sep 15 - 5:21 PM

Spencer Ware (toe) will not practice Wednesday, but coach Andy Reid said "he'll be okay" for Week 2 against the Texans.

We didn't notice Ware suffer any sort of injury in the opener against the Chargers, so this could be a maintenance day for him after he stuffed the stat sheet with 199 total yards and one touchdown. If Jamaal Charles (knee) sits again, which seems likely, Ware should again handle the bulk of the work.
Sep 14 - 12:55 PM

Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West played the same number of snaps in Week 1.

Both were on the field for 34 of the Chiefs' 71 offensive plays. That would suggest the Chiefs are using a timeshare at running back but a quick eye test shows that simply isn't the case. Ware out-touched West 18-9 and out-gained him by 176 yards. Even with Kansas City playing catch-up in the second half, Ware was more involved in the passing game than West. With Jamaal Charles' status up in the air for Sunday's game in Houston, Ware is trending toward RB1 status for Week 2.
Sep 13 - 11:20 AM

Spencer Ware led the Chiefs to a comeback win over the Chargers in Week 1 by rushing 11 times for 70 yards and a touchdown and catching seven of eight targets for 129 yards.

So much for Andy Reid’s "committee." Ware was the Chiefs’ clear bellcow in Jamaal Charles’ absence as backup Charcandrick West didn’t record his first touch until halfway through the second quarter. The real surprise was that Ware stayed in on passing downs and actually led the team in receiving yards. He broke off chunk gains of 28 and 45 yards while contributing the game-tying touchdown on a five-yard burst with 46 seconds left in regulation. Ware was used as an every-down back on Sunday and should be an RB1 if Charles sits against Houston in Week 2. If Ware continues to play like this, he’ll run away with the workhorse role, regardless of Charles’ health.
Sep 11 - 5:51 PM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher reports Spencer Ware worked with the starters in warmups.

Regarding his backfield rotation, coach Andy Reid has said "they'll all play," but this indicates Ware will be the starter. Considering he was the clear lead back throughout the latter parts of camp, Ware should also dominate the backfield work in a great matchup against the Chargers. Despite the Charcandrick West buzz this week, Ware remains a solid RB1.
Source: ESPN
Sep 11 - 12:37 PM

Coach Andy Reid said Friday the Chiefs will use a committee backfield in Jamaal Charles' (knee) absence.

"Yeah, they'll all play," said Reid, referring to Charcandrick West, Spencer Ware, and perhaps Knile Davis. "We'll roll them in." Asked if Ware is the favorite for goal-line work, Reid replied "I'm good with all three of them in that spot." Reid did indicate Ware would get the start, and it's conceivable the Chiefs will end up riding Ware for most of the game if he starts out hot. Still, this situation is shaping up as a bigger question mark than it seemed to be early in the week.
Sep 9 - 4:03 PM

Coach Andy Reid was evasive Friday when asked about the Chiefs' running back distribution sans Jamaal Charles (knee, doubtful).

Reid did say Spencer Ware would "probably" get the start, but added "don't hold me to that. Personnel groups." By "personnel groups," Reid meant the back in the game would be determined by how the Chiefs line up in given situations. A slight stir was caused on Thursday when the Chiefs listed Charcandrick West as their No. 2 back, ahead of Ware on the depth chart. We still fully expect Ware to handle the vast majority of Week 1 work. Of course, the Knile Davis situation last year suggests nothing can be taken for granted.
Sep 9 - 2:25 PM

With Jamaal Charles (knee) still working his way into shape, Spencer Ware is set to open the season as the Chiefs' lead back.

Coach Andy Reid said Friday Charles still needs "a little time to work himself back," suggesting he will at best be limited Week 1. Ware has been working as the first-team back in training camp and the preseason, and he looks to be in line for a big role early. He has also added a receiving element to his game, catching eight passes in three preseason appearances after catching six passes total last season. In what could be a three-down role, Ware is shaping up as at worst a solid RB2 for Week 1, and he is worth selecting as early as the sixth-round.
Sep 2 - 2:55 PM

Spencer Ware rushed nine times for 24 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 26 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game.

Ware did not find much success on the ground, but he did convert on a goal-line carry for his third touchdown of the preseason. More importantly, he continued to be heavily involved in the passing game. After catching just six passes all of last season, Ware is now up to eight catches in the last two games. The clear handcuff to Jamaal Charles, Ware is worth a look in the double-digit rounds.
Aug 27 - 3:10 PM

Spencer Ware rushed five times for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

With Jamaal Charles (knee) still on the active/PUP, Ware started and clearly played ahead of Charcandrick West. Just like last season, Ware consistently created chunk plays on the ground, and he converted a one-yard touchdown to cap the Chiefs' opening drive. Ware is the backup to own in Kansas City, and he is a nice upside pick in the 13th round.
Aug 13 - 5:42 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Nick Foles
3Tyler Bray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Spencer Ware
3Charcandrick West
GLB1Spencer Ware
2Jamaal Charles
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Charcandrick West
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2De'Anthony Thomas
3Demarcus Robinson
WR21Chris Conley
2Albert Wilson
3Tyreek Hill
WR31Albert Wilson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3James O'Shaughnessy
4Ross Travis
LT1Eric Fisher
2Bryan Witzmann
LG1Parker Ehinger
2Zach Fulton
C1Mitch Morse
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Jordan Devey
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Jah Reid
K1Cairo Santos