Kansas City Chiefs Top Fantasy Football Scorers: #2
Spencer Ware – RB
It may be a bit shocking to hear this, but the Kansas City Chiefs leading rusher wasn’t that great of an option in Fantasy Football. When it was announced that Spencer Ware was going to be filling in for Jamaal Charles to start the year, not too many were worried. After all, Ware had done well in that role in 2015. However, on a full-time basis, it just wasn’t the same.
Here is how Spencer Ware’s performance stacked up in 2016:
- 147 points (9.2 per week)
- 18th out of all RBs
- Owned by 96% of teams
- Started by 24.6% of teams
The big problem for Spencer Ware was that the Chiefs offense wasn’t built for a power runner. Andy Reid designed the Chiefs offense around Jamaal Charles, so adjusting to Ware’s style was not ideal. Fortunately, Ware is a good enough receiver out of the backfield that he was able to salvage some points for his fantasy owners.
2017 Draft Position: 5th Round
As it sits, I would guess that the Chiefs are currently planning on Spencer Ware being the starter for 2017. We shall see what happens with Jamaal Charles. If Charles is back and healthy, obviously the Chiefs will go with him for as long as they can. That would have a significant effect on Ware’s draft stock. For now though, he’s a solid RB2 on your league roster.