The Kansas City Chiefs have two questionable players for their Sunday game against the Denver Broncos — defensive end Frank Clark and running back Damien Williams. Clark has been in an ongoing battle with illness, and it appears Williams came down with an illness at the end of last week.
NFL Network provided updates on the two players over the past 12 hours:
DE Frank Clark
#chiefs pass rusher Frank Clark who is questionable (illness and shoulder) had to see a specialist for his stomach issue this week and missed Wednesday and Thursday. He is expected to play vs the #broncos per sources.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) December 15, 2019
RB Damien Williams
#Chiefs RB Damien Williams (rib, illness) is listed a questionable, but being downgraded to DNP on Friday was a bad sign. Source said he’s expected to be inactive.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 15, 2019
The Chiefs would love to have both players active on Sunday, but if they had to choose one, they would choose Frank Clark.
The Chiefs have grown accustomed to using several different running backs in the game, anyway, and RB LeSean McCoy actually leads the team in carries. Last week, a returning Spencer Ware led all backs in playing time. They should be OK without Williams.
Clark is a different story. The Chiefs are a much better defense when Clark is healthy and playing well, as we have seen in the past few weeks.
On the ground, Williams has 83 carries for 309 yards and three touchdowns, as well as 23 catches for 156 yards and a touchdown. Clark has 32 tackles (23 solo), nine quarterback hits and 6.0 sacks on the season.