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Knile Davis, RBHot9/19/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Knile Davis received the first rep with the starting lineup at Friday's practice, but Jamaal Charles (ankle) received the next two according to ESPN.
Insight: This is a headache for fantasy owners. It appears that Jamaal Charles is a true game-time decision. Owners of both Charles and Davis need to have a Plan B, and the situation is made more difiicult by the 4:25pm ET start for Kansas City.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/19/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday in limited fashion and was limited again on Friday.
Insight: Although this is good news, that he's out there at all, there is still a reasonable chance that Charles will not play this week against the Dolphins. Charles owners should make a plan B as he's 50-50 at best..
Jamaal Charles, RB9/18/2014 4:27:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.
Insight: Charles participated in warmups, spent some time with the team trainer and then joined the position drills. Charles was even "cutting through cones." That would suggest that Charles does not have a high-ankle sprain at all. Although this is good news, there is still a reasonable chance that Charles will not play this week against the Dolphins. Charles owners should make a plan B.
Donnie Avery, WR9/16/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Donnie Avery leads the Chiefs in targets through two games with 19.
Insight: Avery saw 13 targets in Week 1 with Dwayne Bowe sidelined due to a suspension (caught seven for 84 yards) but returned to a more pedestrian level in Week 2 with six targets (three catches) for 14 yards.
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold9/16/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, suspended for one game, returned to action in Week 2, but failed to excite anyone with his performance.
Insight: The soon-to-be 30-year-old Bowe had trouble getting separation last season and finished with a career-low 673 yards on 57 catches (11.8 ypc) and five touchdowns. Sunday he caught three of six targets for 40 yards.
Alex Smith, QBCold9/16/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw 42 times Sunday, but produced just 255 yards and zero touchdowns.
Insight: Smith is not blessed with many quality receivers and with Jamaal Charles sidelined he can't even get fantasy points from screen passes that Charles so often took to the house last season. Smith has one touchdown pass and three INTs this season and should be avoided for now.
Knile Davis, RBHot9/15/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Knile Davis should be a solid fantasy option over the next 2-3 weeks while starter Jamaal Charles is dealing with a high ankle sprain.
Insight: Davis totaled 105 yards from scrimmage (79 rushing) and two touchdowns. Hopefully for Charles owners, they were wise enough to handcuff the two backs. The Chiefs next play Miami, New England and San Francisco.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/15/2014 1:20:00 PM
Description: Kansas City star RB Jamaal Charles has the dreaded "high ankle sprain, according to Lindsay Jones of USA Today.
Insight: High ankle sprains can vary, but fantasy owners should realistically figure 2-3 weeks. The Chiefs have a solid backup in Knile Davis who rushed 22 times for 79 yards and a pair of scores as Charles' replacement on Sunday and will carry the workload while Charles is sidelined.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/14/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Early reports on Kansas City star RB Jamaal Charles' left ankle injury are that its been termed "mild" according to Jason La Canfora of CBS.
Insight: Charles will have an MRI on Sunday, but he's likely to miss at least one game. The Chiefs have a solid backup in Knile Davis who rushed 22 times for 79 yards and a pair of scores as Charles' replacement on Sunday.
Knile Davis, RBHot9/14/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Knile Davis proved to be a solid handcuff if the injury to Jamaal Charles lasts a significant length of time.
Insight: Davis totaled 105 yards from scrimmage (79 rushing) and two touchdowns. Hopefully for Charles owners, they were wise enough to handcuff the two backs.
Eric Berry, DB9/14/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Chiefs SS Eric Berry left Sunday's game with an ankle injury and is not expected to return.
Insight: Just what the Chiefs need, an injury to the secondary while facing Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/14/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Kansas City star RB Jamaal Charles left Sunday's game in the first quarter due to a left ankle injury.
Insight: His return is questionable. The Chiefs have a solid backup in Knile Davis, but he's no Charles.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/13/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: The Broncos defense expects Jamaal Charles to get "a lot of touches this week," according to denverbroncos.com
Insight: One would hope as Charles only touched the ball 11 times in Week 1. Chiefs coach Andy Reid admitted this week that was a mistake. The Denver defense looks better than last year but Charles is still a clear RB1 for Week 2.
Jeff Allen, OL9/12/2014 3:17:00 PM
Description: Chiefs OL Jeff Allen needs elbow surgery and is likely done for the season, according to Terez Paylor, Chiefs beat writer for The Kansas City Star
Insight: The Chiefs are already shorthanded on the line due to inuuries and suspension. This is likely going to hurt RB Jamaal Charles and the Kansas City passing game.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/8/2014 2:14:00 PM
Description: On Monday, head coach Andy Reid admitted it was "negligence" to only give running back Jamaal Charles 11 touches in the Week 1 loss to the Titans.
Insight: It was nice to see a head coach take blame for something, especially in public, but it is still worrisome that feeding Charles the ball would not be Reid's No. 1 priority every week. Hopefully the mistake is corrected in Week 2, but with the Chiefs going to Denver, it might be hard to keep the game close enough to let Kansas City use Charles and the running game enough to satisfy fantasy owners.
Derrick Johnson, LB9/7/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson may have suffered a torn Achilles, according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Johnson plays at a high level and this would be a tough blow for a defense already without Joe Mays.
De'Anthony Thomas, RB9/5/2014 2:28:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back De'Anthony Thomas is not expected to be available for Week 1 versus Tennessee, according to Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star.
Insight: Thomas has excellent return abilities and would like to get on the field as a running back as well, but that's not likely with Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis in front of him. Frankie Hammond could return punts in Thomas' absence.
Ryan Succop, K8/30/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: It's been a tough week for veteran kickers, including Chiefs incumbent Ryan Succop who was released Saturday.
Insight: Succop joins Shayne Graham, Alex Henery, Jay Feely and Rob Bironas as starters from 2013 who are seeking current employment.
A.J. Jenkins, WR8/28/2014 9:17:00 PM
Description: Kansas City wide receiver A.J. Jenkins suffered a concussion in Thursday night's preseason finale.
Insight: Jenkins has had a very quiet training camp and battling injuries has been one of the biggest reasons why. It's very possible that Jenkins is on the roster bubble this weekend and suffering a concussion does not help his cause.
Frankie Hammond, WR8/27/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Chiefs receiver Frankie Hammond is expected to start in place of Dwayne Bowe (suspension) Week 1.
Insight: Hammond, an 2013 undrafted free agent, has never played in a NFL regular season game, but has been solid in preseason so far with six catches for 90 yards. Still, this speaks to the lack of depth the Kansas City passing game has behind Bowe. Hammond is only a worthwhile fantasy start in very deep leagues.
Alex Smith, QB8/23/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith went 14-of-24 for 140 yards and two interceptions in the Chiefs' third preseason game against the Vikings on Saturday.
Insight: Smith has not looked good this preseason and lacks the weapons on offense (besides Jamaal Charles) to put any confidence in fantasy owners. The quarterback is 31-for-51 for 286 yards and three turnovers this month.
Donald Stephenson, OL8/22/2014 2:58:00 PM
Description: The NFL has issued a four-game suspension to Chiefs RT Donald Stephenson.
Insight: More troubling news for the Kansas City offensive line. Be concerned and forewarned if you are planning to choose Jamaal Charles as your top pick. The Chiefs offensive line is going to struggle in 2014.
Jamaal Charles, RB8/21/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles returned to Chiefs practice on Thursday.
Insight: Charles will sit out Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, but is in no danger of missing Week 1 of the season.
Jamaal Charles, RB8/18/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is dealing with a bruised foot, according to ESPN.com. He suffered the injury while moving out of the players' dorm at Missouri Western State University.
Insight: "He came down a grassy slope there and just kind of rolled his foot over on the curb," coach Andy Reid said. "We're optimistic about it. Initially there was some concern. He had all the stuff done on it, the X-rays, the MRIs and all that done on it. Everything is clear." Charles sat out the second preseason game and he may miss the third as well, but he should be fine for Week 1.
Jamaal Charles, RB8/18/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles didn't play Sunday night and may not play next week either.
Insight: It's just the Chiefs being very protective of their best (read only) offensive weapon. Charles rushed for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns on 259 carries and added 70 receptions for 693 yards and seven scores in 15 games last season. He is the total package for fantasy owners and is a option for the No. 1 overall pick.
Travis Kelce, TE8/18/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Travis Kelce caught all four balls thrown in his direction for 63 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown against the Panthers on Sunday night.
Insight: Kelce has caught six of the seven passes thrown in his direction for 136 yards and two touchdowns during two preseason games. ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher said a week ago that Kelce is unlikely to replace TE Anthony Fasano in the starting lineup, but Teicher also said he wouldn't be surprised if Kelce caught more passes than his fellow tight end. With the lack of depth at receiver for Kansas City, Kelce will likely get his chances.
Junior Hemingway, WR8/17/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Kansas City wideout Junior Hemingway left Sunday night's preseason game with a hip injury.
Insight: We don't as yet know how serious it might be. Heminway has been used as the No. 3 receiver and the Chiefs aren't very deep at the position. He had 13 receptions for 125 yards and two scores last season.
Dwayne Bowe, WR8/15/2014 2:40:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has been suspended for one game, the regular-season opener against Tennessee, for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Insight: Fantasy owners should slightly discount his fantasy value due to missing this game.The soon-to-be 30-year-old Bowe had trouble getting separation last season and finished with a career-low 673 yards on 57 catches (11.8 ypc) and five touchdowns.
Dwayne Bowe, WR8/13/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: According to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com, Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe hasn't had a great camp.
Insight: The soon-to-be 30-year-old Bowe had trouble getting separation last season and finished with a career-low 673 yards on 57 catches (11.8 ypc) and five touchdowns. He's someone we'd avoid in fantasy this season.
Jamaal Charles, RB8/10/2014 7:36:00 PM
Description: Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he's comfortable if Jamaal Charles reaches 320 touches for the third straight year, according to USA Today.
Insight: Charles rushed for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns on 259 carries and added 70 receptions for 693 yards and seven scores in 15 games last season. He was the total package for fantasy owners and is a fine No. 1 overall pick.
De'Anthony Thomas, RB8/8/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back De'Anthony Thomas took a punt return 80 yards for a touchdown in Thursday's preseason opener against Cincinnati.
Insight: Thomas would like to get on the field as a running back, but with Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis in front of him that isn't likely. He did, however, show he may end up being the Chiefs' next "Dexter McCluster."
Travis Kelce, TE8/8/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: The big man showed us some speed we didn't know he had on a 69-yard touchdown catch and run in the preseason opener against Cincinnati.
Insight: The lack of wideout talent on the Chiefs roster could mean more targets for tight ends Anthony Fasano and Kelce.
Eric Berry, DB8/2/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Chiefs SS Eric Berry has been dealing with a heel issue that may keep him out of the first preseason game, according to beat writer Terez Paylor.
Insight: Berry has missed the past two practices, but this problem shouldn't effect his regular season availability. He totaled 73 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries last season.
Jamaal Charles, RB7/23/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Chiefs and Jamaal Charles have agreed to a new contract and he's headed to training camp now.
Insight: Charles' holdout lasted less than a day. He led the Chiefs in carries, targets and receptions last season and accounted for 1,980 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns, so he deserved a new deal.
Jamaal Charles, RB7/23/2014 1:39:00 PM
Description: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not report to training camp Wednesday unless there's an unexpected breakthrough in contract negotiations.
Insight: Charles wants a new deal and he deserves one. He led the Chiefs in carries, targets and receptions last season and accounted for 1,980 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns. He's scheduled to make just $3.9 million this season and $6 million in 2015. His holdout shouldn't last long, as Kansas City seems to be open to giving him a new contract.
Jamaal Charles, RB7/22/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: KCTV5 is reporting that Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will hold out from training camp in an effort to get a new contract, though the Kansas City Star reports that the Chiefs believe Charles will report to camp on Wednesday regardless of whether an extension has been agreed to or not.
Insight: Charles led the Chiefs in carries, targets and receptions last season and accounted for 1,980 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns. He's scheduled to make just $3.9 million this season and $6 million in 2015.
Dwayne Bowe, WR7/15/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: We like that Chiefs wideout Dwayne Bowe will come into camp in better shape than previous seasons, according to a USA Today report.
Insight: Bowe will be 30-years-old this season and we hope he has finally realized he can't slide through on just his talent anymore after the 57-catch, 673-yard, five TD performance of last season. He's still the best receiver on the Kansas City roster.
Brandon Flowers, CB6/13/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers has been released by Kansas City.
Insight: It appears the Chiefs were trying to free up some cap space. Flowers should have no trouble finding another job before the season starts.
A.J. Jenkins, WR4/28/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Kansas City wide receiver A.J. Jenkins "made big strides last year" coach Andy Reid said recently. SOURCE: Kansas City Star
Insight: Jenkins did catch three balls for 67 yards in the regular season finale (most of the team's starters sat out Week 17), but fantasy owners should not be fooled. The Chiefs went after Emmanuel Sanders in the offseason and are expected to draft a wideout somewhere high in next week's draft. Jenkins, a 2012 first-round draft pick of the 49ers, should not be expected to produce fantasy-worthy numbers in 2014-15.
Dwayne Bowe, WR4/12/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wideout Dwayne Bowe has a court date next week regarding a marijuana arrest last November.
Insight: The results of the incident could effect his availability at the beginning of the season. The Chiefs are already weak at wide receiver and could be looking to add help at this year's draft.
Dunta Robinson, CB2/7/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: The Chiefs cut ties with cornerback Dunta Robinson on Friday. SOURCE: Terez Paylor, Kansas City Star
Insight: Robinson only appeared in eight games this past season, logging 13 tackles and a fumble recovery. The ten-year veteran has 17 interceptions in 139 career games.
Alex Smith, QB1/8/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: The Chiefs are hoping to sign QB Alex Smith to a long-term contract later this offseason. SOURCE: National Football Post
Insight: Statistically, this was easily the best season of Smith's career (23 TD, 7 INT, 3,313 passing yards in 15 contests). As it stands now, Smith will be a free agent after the 2014 season.
Knile Davis, RB1/7/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Knile Davis suffered a sprained left knee and fractured fibula in Saturday's playoff game against the Colts, according to Reid Ferrin of kcchiefs.com.
Insight: Jamaal Charles suffered a concussion on the Chiefs' first drive of the game, forcing Kansas City to go to Davis. The rookie put up 100 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns on 25 touches after tallying 81 rushing yards and two scores on 27 carries with Charles resting in Week 17. Davis had an extensive injury history in college, missing all of his junior season due to a broken ankle.
Dwayne Bowe, WR1/7/2014 8:17:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wideout Dwayne Bowe never came out of Saturday's game against the Colts but he did suffer a mild foot sprain en route to a season-best eight catches for 130 yards. SOURCE: Reid Ferrin, KCChiefs.com
Insight: If Kansas City had a game scheduled for this week, we're guessing Bowe would have played through the injury. The 29-year-old didn't have an impressive regular season (just 57 grabs for 673 yards) but he certainly came to play in his lone postseason appearance. He'll be a middle of the pack fantasy receiver in 2014.
Jamaal Charles, RB1/7/2014 8:06:00 PM
Description: The concussion Chiefs Pro Bowl halfback Jamaal Charles suffered in Saturday's loss to the Colts is considered minor. SOURCE: Reid Ferrin, KCChiefs.com
Insight: Charles suffered the injury early in the first quarter. Kansas City was forced to use Knile Davis and Dexter McCluster at running back after Charles went down. Charles finished third in the NFL in rushing this year with 1,287 yards on 259 rushes. His 12 rushing scores this season tied him with Seattle's Marshawn Lynch for most in the league.
Brandon Flowers, CB1/7/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Kansas City CB Brandon Flowers did indeed suffer a concussion in Saturday's loss to Indianapolis. SOURCE: Reid Ferrin, KCChiefs.com
Insight: Flowers finished with three tackles before exiting in the second half. If his condition improves at all in the next few weeks, he may be able to take part in the Pro Bowl on January 26th. It will be Flowers' first appearance in the game.
Dwayne Bowe, WR1/4/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Kansas City receiver Dwayne Bowe had a huge game Saturday against the Colts.
Insight: The 29-year-old reeled in eight catches for 150 yards. Both of those were season-highs. Bowe's 63-yard catch in the first quarter was his longest reception of the season. Bowe had his hands on Alex Smith's pass on 4th and 11 late in the fourth quarter but the officials ruled that Bowe's foot was out of bounds when he made the catch. Bowe missed Week 17 because of a concussion.
Alex Smith, QB1/4/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was terrific in Saturday's loss to Indianapolis. He finished the game with four touchdowns, no picks and 378 passing yards.
Insight: He also picked up 57 yards rushing on eight attempts. The 378 yards through the air were a season-high for Smith, whose lone blemish came on a fumble about midway through the third quarter. According to Elias, Smith is the first QB in NFL history to record at least 4 TD with no interceptions in a loss.
Knile Davis, RB1/4/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: The Chiefs just can't catch a break. Now second-string running back Knile Davis will miss the rest of Saturday's game with a knee injury.
Insight: This is one of the most physical games we've seen in ages and both teams are paying the price. Since Jamaal Charles is already out with a possible concussion, the Chiefs will be forced to use return man Dexter McCluster at running back the rest of the way. Davis recorded exactly 100 yards from scrimmage before exiting.
Brandon Flowers, CB1/4/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: A third Chief has gone down with a possible concussion Saturday against Indianapolis. This time it's cornerback Brandon Flowers.
Insight: This is getting ridiculous. Even stranger is that Kansas City still owns a 10-point lead going into the fourth quarter. Flowers' return is questionable.
Donnie Avery, WR1/4/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: Jamaal Charles wasn't the only Chief to suffer a concussion on Saturday. Wide receiver Donnie Avery has also been diagnosed with one and will now miss the rest of the game. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL.com
Insight: Avery roasted cornerback Greg Toler earlier for a 79-yard touchdown reception. The catch was Avery's lone contribution to this game, though he was targeted unsuccessfully on two other occasions. Dwayne Bowe and Dexter McCluster both figure to see more looks in Avery's absence.
Jamaal Charles, RB1/4/2014 6:30:00 PM
Description: Kansas City will be without star running back Jamaal Charles for the rest of Saturday's game against Indianapolis.
Insight: He's been ruled out with a concussion. It's concerning for the Chiefs' overall playoff outlook but today Charles' absence hasn't affected Kansas City in the slightest. Backup Knile Davis already has two touchdowns on 18 touches and the Chiefs are up 38-10 with about a quarter and a half to go. For now, consider Charles day-to-day.
Jamaal Charles, RB1/4/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles went to the locker room early in the first quarter during Saturday's playoff game at Indianapolis to be checked for a concussion.
Insight: Charles carried three times for 18 yards on the first drive but was shaken up on the third carry. He was examined on the sideline and then taken to the locker room. Knile Davis, who had 81 yards and two scores on 27 carries with Charles resting in Week 17, will fill in at running back. Charles is Kansas City's most important player and would be a huge loss if he cannot return.
Dwayne Bowe, WR1/3/2014 7:31:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wideout Dwayne Bowe (concussion) is probable for Saturday's playoff game at Indianapolis, according to kcchiefs.com.
Insight: Bowe missed the final game of the regular season after catching just 57 passes for 673 yards and five touchdowns the first 15. Running back Jamaal Charles led the team in receiving yards with 693 and receiving touchdowns with seven.
Dwayne Bowe, WR12/31/2013 2:31:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wideout Dwayne Bowe was back at practice on Tuesday. SOURCE: Adam Teicher, ESPN
Insight: He missed last week's game with a concussion. This is a very good sign for the Chiefs heading into Saturday's first round game against the Colts.
Dwayne Bowe, WR12/30/2013 12:19:00 PM
Description: Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is questionable for Saturday's game against Indianapolis.
Insight: Bowe didn't play Sunday due to a concussion. He should be ready for Indianapolis this Saturday.
Alex Smith, QB12/29/2013 3:13:00 PM
Description: The Chiefs didn't even bother to activate Alex Smith for Week 17.
Insight: Andy Reid has elected to rest his starters ahead of next week's Wild Card game. Smith will finish his first season in Kansas City with 23 TD, 7 INT and an impressive 89.1 quarterback rating. Backup Chase Daniel will draw the start at quarterback.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/29/2013 12:42:00 PM
Description: With Kansas City's playoff fate already decided (they're locked in as the No. 5 seed in the AFC), the Chiefs will sit star running back Jamaal Charles in Week 17. SOURCE: Jay Glazer, Fox Sports
Insight: With nothing to gain from winning and no bye after Week 17, resting Jamaal Charles and Alex Smith is probably in Kansas City's best interest. Knile Davis should get the start at halfback.
Dwayne Bowe, WR12/27/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: Concussed Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe won't be ready for Sunday's game against San Diego.
Insight: Even if he were healthy, Bowe probably wouldn't have played much. With KC already locked into the No. 5 seed, the Chiefs have nothing to gain from winning this week. Expect most of the Chiefs' starters to play sparingly or not at all in the regular season finale.
Dwayne Bowe, WR12/26/2013 5:57:00 PM
Description: Kansas City wideout Dwayne Bowe has been diagnosed with a concussion. He's questionable for Week 17. SOURCE: Terez Paylor, Kansas City Star
Insight: The Chiefs are already guaranteed of the fifth seed, which makes Sunday's game against the Chargers pretty much meaningless. With that being the case, we'd be shocked if Bowe plays this week.
Knile Davis, RB12/25/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Chiefs rookie running back Knile Davis could be in for a heavy workload in Week 17 as Kansas City is expected to rest its stars.
Insight: Jamaal Charles might play a series or two, but as Kansas City is locked in as the fifth seed and has zero to play for, he won't be in there long. Andy Reid has always rested his stars in this situation.
Dwayne Bowe, WR12/25/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Kansas City wideout Dwayne Bowe should not be started in fantasy leagues in Week 17
Insight: Bowe should give way to backups as Kansas City is locked in as the fifth seed and has zero to play for. Andy Reid has always rested his stars in this situation.
Alex Smith, QB12/25/2013 9:44:00 AM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will likely see very little action in Week 17.
Insight: Smith should give way to Chase Daniel as Kansas City is locked in as the fifth seed and has zero to play for. Andy Reid has always rested his stars in this situation.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/23/2013 4:34:00 PM
Description: With Kansas City's playoff fate already decided (they're locked in as the No. 5 seed in the AFC), the Chiefs could look to rest their starters in Week 17. SOURCE: Terez Paylor, Kansas City Star
Insight: With nothing to gain from winning and no bye after Week 17, resting Jamaal Charles and Alex Smith would probably be in Kansas City's best interest. For the first time all season, neither player will be a recommended fantasy option in Week 17. Knile Davis would get the start at halfback if Charles sits this one out. Chase Daniel would be the quarterback if Smith takes a breather in Week 17.
Dexter McCluster, WR12/20/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Chiefs wideout Dexter McCluster (ankle/infection) is expected to return for Week 16 against Indianapolis, according to a Kansas City Star report.
Insight: McCluster developed an infection in a small cut on his ankle but he didn't have MRSA. McCluster has 46 receptions for 438 yards and a touchdown as well as 631 yards and two TDs on punt returns this season. He's had at least 46 catches in three straight seasons. While not a fantasy-worthy starter he helps the Chiefs special teams.
Anthony Fasano, TE12/18/2013 5:34:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee) fully practiced Wednesday, according to Adam Teicher of espn.com.
Insight: Fasano missed the last two games due to a concussion and a knee injury. He caught a touchdown in three straight games before going down and replacement Sean McGrath hauled in one in Week 15. Fasano could have TE2 relevance this week.
Alex Smith, QBHot12/15/2013 7:27:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith dropped 287 yards and five touchdowns on the Raiders in Week 15.
Insight: Smith was helped by a colossal game from Jamaal Charles, who had 195 yards and four TDs through the air. The veteran QB has averaged 21.4 fantasy points per game over his last five games, scoring at least 21 points in four of them.
Jamaal Charles, RBHot12/15/2013 7:23:00 PM
Description: Kansas City halfback Jamaal Charles only had 20 rushing yards on eight carries Sunday at Oakland and yet he still turned in 51 fantasy points in standard scoring leagues.
Insight: That's because Charles had eight catches for 195 yards, four receiving scores and one rushing TD. The running back already was the highest scoring non-QB coming into the game, and this mammoth effort should put him into the top-five overall.
Dexter McCluster, WR12/14/2013 8:33:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wideout Dexter McCluster (ankle) will miss Sunday's game at Oakland.
Insight: McCluster developed an infection in a small cut on his ankle but he doesn't have MRSA, according to the Associated Press. McCluster has 46 receptions for 438 yards and a touchdown as well as 631 yards and two TDs on punt returns this season. He's had at least 46 catches in three straight seasons.
Justin Houston, LB12/12/2013 2:28:00 PM
Description: Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston (dislocated elbow) is questionable for Sunday's game against Oakland.
Insight: Houston's return would boost the Chiefs defense. He has 11 sacks in 11 games this season, but missed the past two games.
Anthony Fasano, TE12/11/2013 3:16:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee) got in a limited practice Wednesday.
Insight: Fasano missed Week 14 against the Redskins due to a concussion and knee injury. He'll need to pass concussion tests before being fully cleared to play, but he's on the right track. Fasano caught a touchdown in each of his last three games.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/8/2013 7:07:00 PM
Description: Kansas City halfback Jamaal Charles blew up for 151 yards on 19 carries Sunday in a lopsided win over Washington.
Insight: The win snapped the Chiefs' three-game losing streak. Charles finished with two touchdowns on Sunday. That gives him 13 end zone visits for the season, an average of one touchdown per game.
Anthony Fasano, TE12/6/2013 6:32:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee) will miss Sunday's game against Washington.
Insight: Fasano suffered a concussion and a knee injury while trying to make a diving catch Sunday against the Broncos. He managed to catch a touchdown for a third straight game prior to his injury but will miss his fifth game of the year Sunday. Sean McGrath will start but isn't a fantasy option.
Anthony Fasano, TE12/4/2013 4:55:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee) did not practice Wednesday, according to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Fasano suffered a concussion and a knee injury while trying to make a diving catch Sunday against the Broncos. He pulled in a touchdown in three straight games but is questionable for Week 14 against Washington.
Branden Albert, T12/2/2013 2:36:00 PM
Description: Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert is doubtful for Sunday's game against Washington after suffering a knee injury against Denver
Insight: He'll have an MRI on Monday to determine the seriousness of the injury.
Anthony Fasano, TE12/2/2013 2:28:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano suffered a concussion in the third quarter Sunday against the Broncos and is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington.
Insight: Fasano came down hard while trying to make a diving catch and struggled to get to his feet after the play. He did catch a touchdown for the third straight game before exiting.
Anthony Fasano, TE12/1/2013 7:35:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano suffered a concussion in the third quarter Sunday against the Broncos.
Insight: Fasano came down hard while trying to make a diving catch and struggled to get to his feet after the play. He did catch a touchdown for the third straight game before exiting.
Tamba Hali, LB11/27/2013 1:36:00 PM
Description: Kansas City linebacker Tamba Hali won't practice Wednesday but coach Andy Reid expects he'll play Sunday against Denver. SOURCE: Adam Teicher, ESPN
Insight: Hali sprained his ankle during Sunday's loss to San Diego. He's had an excellent season (nine sacks, four forced fumbles) and should be headed to his fourth Pro Bowl in a couple of months.
Tamba Hali, LB11/25/2013 1:34:00 PM
Description: Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali (sprained ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Denver after avoiding the more serious high-ankle sprain, according to USA Today's Lindsay Jones.
Insight: Justin Houston also suffered an injury on Sunday. Hali is the more likely of the two to suit up next week against Peyton Manning.
Justin Houston, LB11/25/2013 1:30:00 PM
Description: Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston (dislocated elbow) is doubtful for Week 13.
Insight: Houston's elbow is still too swollen to get an MRI, so the exact extent of the injury isn't known yet. He has 11 sacks this season, but none in the last three games.
Jamaal Charles, RB11/24/2013 6:16:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles torched the Chargers for 157 yards (115 rushing, 42 receiving) and two touchdowns Sunday in Kansas City.
Insight: Charles already has a career-high in touchdowns (eight) and should have a chance to reach double-digit scores if he can stay healthy. We'd expect him to have another strong game next week against the Broncos.
Justin Houston, LB11/24/2013 3:02:00 PM
Description: Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston is done for the day after injuring his elbow in the first half against San Diego. SOURCE: John Clayton, ESPN
Insight: Tamba Hali is also out with an injury, which leaves the Chiefs without two of their best pass rushers. Houston had one tackle before leaving.
Tamba Hali, LB11/24/2013 2:56:00 PM
Description: Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali will not return to Sunday's game against San Diego. SOURCE: John Clayton, ESPN
Insight: He suffered an ankle injury in the first half and had to be carted off the field. Hali has been a huge contributor for Kansas City this season with nine sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception in his first 11 games.
Justin Houston, LB11/24/2013 2:41:00 PM
Description: Chiefs OLB Justin Houston left Sunday's game against the Chargers in the second quarter with an apparent elbow injury. his return is questionable.
Insight: Houston has 11 sacks this season. With he and Tamba Hali sidelined, it's no wonder the team has no sacks in almost a month.
Tamba Hali, DE11/24/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: Kansas City LB Tamba Hali left Sunday's game with San Diego due to an ankle injury. His return is questionable.
Insight: He's been All-Pro caliber for the last few years and will be missed by the defense. Hali has nine sacks this season after 35.5 over the previous three campaigns.
Eric Fisher, OT11/24/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Kansas City tackle Eric Fisher is doubtful for Sunday's matchup with San Diego. SOURCE: Ed Werder, ESPN
Insight: The No. 1 pick in this year's draft is dealing with a shoulder injury. Geoff Schwartz would get the start at right tackle if Fisher is unable to suit up.
Kyle Williams, WR11/13/2013 8:59:00 PM
Description: The Chiefs have claimed receiver/return specialist Kyle Williams off waivers.
Insight: The 49ers waived him on Tuesday. Williams wasn't fantasy relevant in San Francisco and we wouldn't expect him to be in Kansas City either.
Dwayne Bowe, WR11/13/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: According to ESPN's Ed Werder, a source said Dwayne Bowe will start for the Chiefs Sunday night against Denver despite his recent marijuana arrest.
Insight: The league will consider disciplining Bowe once the case is resolved. Even against Denver's 30th ranked pass defense, Bowe isn't a worthwhile fantasy option. The 29-year-old has pulled in 33 catches for 369 yards and two touchdowns in nine games this season. He hasn't had more than 67 receiving yards in any game.
Dwayne Bowe, WR11/12/2013 8:38:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Ed Werder says he doesn't expect the Chiefs to discipline Dwayne Bowe for his marijuana arrest until the case is resolved.
Insight: Bowe will play Sunday night against the Broncos, but even against Denver's 30th ranked pass defense he isn't a worthwhile fantasy option. The 29-year-old has pulled in 33 catches for 369 yards and two touchdowns in nine games this season. He hasn't had more than 67 receiving yards in any game.
Dwayne Bowe, WR11/12/2013 5:58:00 PM
Description: KC wideout Dwayne Bowe was arrested over the weekend for marijauna possession. SOURCE: Fox 4, Kansas City
Insight: He was also busted for speeding. No suspension is imminent, which means fantasy owners can feel free to employ Bowe Sunday against the Broncos' 30th-ranked pass defense.
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold11/3/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: Chiefs QB Alex Smith targeted Dwayne Bowe a season-high 12 times in Week 9 at Buffalo.
Insight: However, Bowe only had seven catches for 67 yards. He still doesn't have a 70-yard game this season, and it seems like this is as good as it's going to get.
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold10/26/2013 7:20:00 PM
Description: Kansas City receiver Dwayne Bowe (groin) will be active for Sunday's game versus Cleveland. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports
Insight: Just because Bowe is playing doesn't mean you should start him in fantasy. He's likely to be covered by cornerback Joe Haden, who has already shut down Jordy Nelson, Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings, Mike Wallace, Torrey Smith and A.J. Green this season. Even if Haden wasn't covering him, Bowe would be a flex option at best.
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold10/26/2013 2:40:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Ed Werder says he gets the "sense" the Chiefs expect receiver Dwayne Bowe (groin) to play in Week 8.
Insight: Bowe has had difficulty separating from cornerbacks even with a healthy groin this season, and with Alex Smith's refusal to force balls in coverage Bowe has caught just 25 passes for 295 yards and two scores in seven games. He hasn't had more than 66 yards in any game this season and shouldn't be started Sunday against the Browns.
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold10/25/2013 2:42:00 PM
Description: Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe (groin) was listed as limited in Thursday's practice and followed that up by missing Friday's session.
Insight: That's not a good sign. Bowe has already been a huge disappointment to fantasy owners with no game over 66 yards and just two scores all season. Beware of putting him your starting lineup for Week 8.
Tony Moeaki, TE10/23/2013 3:46:00 PM
Description: The Chiefs have reached an injury settlement with tight end Tony Moeaki. SOURCE: National Football Post
Insight: Moeaki, out since August with a fractured shoulder, is now a free agent. He's supposedly targeting a Week 11 return.
Anthony Fasano, TE10/18/2013 8:10:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (ankle, knee) is probable for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Insight: Fasano hasn't played since Week 2 against the Cowboys. Backup Sean McGrath had 13 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown from Weeks 3-5 but didn't have a catch in Week 6. Fasano could be a nice target for Alex Smith, who likes to check the ball down, but we'd hold off on using him until we see how he is deployed Sunday.
Jamaal Charles, RB10/13/2013 12:06:00 PM
Description: Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles is active for Week 6 after a week of dealing with blisters.
Insight: We told Charles' fantasy owners not worry about his practice time this week and that's what happened. Start him as always.
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold10/11/2013 8:28:00 PM
Description: After reviewing game film, Sports Illustrated's Greg Bedard says that Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe lacks explosion and cannot beat man coverage anymore.
Insight: "Defenses don't fear him at all," Bedard said. Bowe is having difficulty separating from cornerbacks and ultra-conservative QB Alex Smith is not going to force the ball to him. The 29-year-old Bowe has just 17 catches, 183 yards and two touchdowns in five games this season.
Anthony Fasano, TE10/11/2013 6:59:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (ankle, knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 6 against the Raiders.
Insight: Fasano hasn't played since Week 2 against the Cowboys. He's without a timetable for a return. Backup Sean McGrath has 13 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown over the last three games and is a TE2 consideration this week.
Justin Houston, LBHot10/10/2013 6:09:00 PM
Description: Chiefs OLB Justin Houston has been cleared to practice but not play in games, leaving him questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com.
Insight: Houston is dealing with a possible concussion. He leads the Chiefs with 8.5 sacks so his absence would be meaningful, but Kansas City would still be able to get pressure on Terrelle Pryor without him.
Jamaal Charles, RB10/9/2013 2:58:00 PM
Description: Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles didn't practice Wednesday due to blisters on his foot.
Insight: Charles will play on Sunday so fantasy owners should not worry about his practice time this week which may be limited.
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold10/6/2013 6:15:00 PM
Description: Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has failed to exceed 58 receiving yards in any game this season.
Insight: As we said last week, it's either touchdown or bust for Bowe this season. He didn't catch one Sunday at Tennessee and had four catches for 35 yards on six targets. The 29-year-old is averaging 36.6 receiving yards per game.
Dwayne Bowe, WR9/29/2013 5:56:00 PM
Description: Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe was on his way to another disappointing game Sunday until he caught a 34-yard touchdown with 3:06 left in the fourth quarter.
Insight: The Chiefs were up 24-7 at the time but chose to pass the ball and it worked out for Bowe owners. The receiver had just three catches for 24 yards before the touchdown catch. It's clear most of his fantasy value is going to come from touchdowns this year, and that makes him a boom-or-bust player.
Jamaal Charles, RBHot9/29/2013 5:54:00 PM
Description: Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles only had 65 yards rushing on 18 carries Sunday against the Giants but he came through in the passing game with 62 yards and a touchdown on five catches.
Insight: Charles had 35 catches last season but is on pace for 92 this year. He has 502 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns in four games.
Alex Smith, QB9/29/2013 5:43:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns and rushed seven times for 37 yards Sunday against the Giants to help Kansas City improve to 4-0.
Insight: Smith doesn't take many risks when throwing the football but he has three multi-touchdown games and has contributed a surprising 151 yards on the ground.
Justin Houston, LBHot9/20/2013 8:03:00 PM
Description: The NFL credited Chiefs OLB Justin Houston with an additional sack from Thursday's game, bringing his season total to 7.5. SOURCE: KC Star
Insight: Houston had 4.5 sacks against the Eagles. The 24-year-old quietly had 10 sacks a season ago for the two-win Chiefs, and he should easily exceed that total this year. Houston also has a forced fumble, two recoveries and three pass defenses already.


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