Fantasy NFL
Kansas City Chiefs Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold12/22/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe injured a shoulder in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.
Insight: He had six receptions on eight targets for 57 yards. Given he has no touchdown catches this season, his 57 catches for 724 yards shrinks in value to fantasy owners.
Dwayne Bowe, WR12/21/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe battled through his illness for 57 yards.
Insight: He had six receptions on eight targets. Albert Wilson led the Chiefs in receiving, with five catches for 87 yards.
Travis Kelce, TE12/21/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce did not do much on Sunday.
Insight: He had four receptions for 31 yards on seven targets. Kelce is a borderline TE1 for Week 17 for leagues that are still going.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/21/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was extremely disappointing during Week 16.
Insight: He had nine carries for 29 yards and five catches for 48 yards. Charles lost a fumble as well, making his day a bad one for fantasy owners.
Alex Smith, QB12/21/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for 311 yards during Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
Insight: However, he did not throw for a touchdown which obviously hurt owners. Smith is really more of a QB2, as he continues to be a game-manager.
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold12/21/2014 11:53:00 AM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has been battling illness, but is active for Week 16.
Insight: Bowe, along with every other Chiefs receiver, still has not caught a touchdown this season. For that reason, Kansas City receivers are not good fantasy options.
Travis Kelce, TE12/14/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had a big fantasy day in Week 15.
Insight: Kelce had five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. Those numbers aren't huge but for a very inconsistent position, that kind of production is big in the playoffs. Kelce is a solid TE1 with a juicy matchup next week.
Knile Davis, RB12/14/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Knile Davis remains fantasy relevant.
Insight: Davis has remained relevant in fantasy because of his big play ability. Davis can make noise on special teams and on Sunday, he made a big splash in the passing game. Davis caught one pass for a 70-yard touchdown.
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold12/14/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe had three catches for 69 yards to lead all Kansas City receivers agaisnt the Raiders.
Insight: Bowe, along with every other Chiefs receiver, still has not caught a touchdown this season. For that reason, Kansas City receivers are not good fantasy options.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/14/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had a disappointing day for his standards, rushing for 12 carries for 52 yards versus the Raiders.
Insight: Not a good time for him to lay an egg. The Raiders were able to slow him down, and then with a big lead, Andy Reid didn't use him much late in the game. Charles will be a RB1 again next week against the Steelers.
Alex Smith, QB12/14/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for two scores as Kansas City avenged its loss from a few weeks ago against the Raiders, 31-13.
Insight: Smith was 18-of-30 for 297 yards in addition to the scores. Despite having virtually no receivers to throw to, Smith is still a low-end QB1.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/12/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) is expected to handle his full workload on Sunday.
Insight: This comes from head coach Andy Reid, so it is a good sign for fantasy owners. Charles is our top running back heading into Week 15 against Oakland.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/11/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (ankle, knee) returned to practice on Thursday.
Insight: It was in limited fashion, but after missing Wednesday's session, Charles is in line to suit up on Sunday. He will be an RB1 if active.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/10/2014 1:36:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles missed practice on Wednesday, but fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned.
Insight: Coach Andy Reid said this week that Charles is dealing with knee and ankle soreness. He didn't, however, show much concern. Charles should be ready to go this week for fantasy owners in the playoffs.
Jason Avant, WR12/8/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: It's a telling stat that recently released Jason Avant was the top wideout in the game against Arizona.
Insight: Avant had five receptions for 64 yards. He is a slow-of-foot, but sure-handed receiver who has limited fantasy value.
Travis Kelce, TE12/8/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught seven balls for a team-leading 110 yards.
Insight: It was a season high total for Kelce. He and Jamaal Charles are probably the team's two most reliable receivers.
Alex Smith, QB12/8/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was a decent fantasy options against Arizona, throwing for 293 yards and one touchdown.
Insight: It's hard for Smith to be much better than that given the absence of quality receivers on this KC team. His best bet is to keep feeding Jamaal Charles with a little Travis Kelce mixed in.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/8/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles injured his foot on a run in the first quarter, but returned and posted solid fantasy numbers.
Insight: Charles rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown and caught two balls for 20 yards and a second score in just a dozen touches. Hopefully the foot won't get worse over the next week of practice because he has a nice matchup with Oakland in Week 15.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/7/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles injured his foot on a run in the first quarter, but looks like he should return. Update: He has returned.
Insight: Charles is off to a great start with three carries for 74 yards and a touchdown, so obviously fantasy owners wanted him back in the lineup as soon as possible. He scored a second time on an 18-yard screen pass.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/7/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles injured his foot on a run in the first quarter, but looks like he should return.
Insight: Charles is off to a great start with three carries for 74 yards and a touchdown, so obviously fantasy owners want him back in the lineup as soon as possible.
Donnie Avery, WR12/1/2014 12:22:00 AM
Description: Wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin) was finally activated, but didn't help any fantasy owners or the Chiefs.
Insight: Avery had one reception for 20 yards late in the fourth quarter and then fumbled the ball.
Travis Kelce, TECold12/1/2014 12:20:00 AM
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught three balls for a team-leading 36 yards.
Insight: He and Jamaal Charles are probably the team's two most reliable receivers. Unfortunately, the other TE, Anthony Fasano, caught the touchdown pass for a second consecutive weekend.
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold12/1/2014 12:19:00 AM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe led all wideouts Sunday night with five targets, but caught just two balls for 18 yards.
Insight: He's just not the guy he was a few years ago and has limited fantasy value. Look elsewhere for receiving help, you won't find it here.
Jamaal Charles, RB12/1/2014 12:17:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 35 yards on 10 carries and scored on a 12-yard reception.
Insight: Don't blame Charles for the Chiefs loss. A smart coach would get the best running back in the league more than 14 touches.
Eric Berry, DB11/24/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Chiefs SS Eric Berry has been placed on the reserve/non-football illness list.
Insight: This effectively ends his season, and according to ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher, the team thinks that he has lymphoma. If this is true, our hearts go out to Berry and his family. He is only 26-years-old.
Jason Avant, WR11/21/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: The wide receiver starved Kansas City Chiefs signed recently released Jason Avant.
Insight: Avant is a slow-of-foot, but sure-handed receiver. Given their lack of talent at the wideout position, he's worth a shot. For fantasy owners, probably not.
Dwayne Bowe, WRCold11/21/2014 9:05:00 AM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe had just three catches for 42 yards against the Raiders.
Insight: The weather wasn't conducive to the passing game, but in truth, Bowe hasn't been catching the ball in good weather either. He's just not the guy he was a few years ago and has limited fantasy value.
Travis Kelce, TE11/21/2014 9:04:00 AM
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was active for Thursday Night's game against the Raiders and led the Chiefs with 67 yards receiving.
Insight: He and Jamaal Charles are probably the team's two most reliable receivers. Unfortunately, the other TE, Anthony Fasano, caught the touchdown pass.
Alex Smith, QB11/21/2014 9:02:00 AM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was a decent fantasy options against Oakland, throwing for 234 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Insight: It's hard for Smith to be much better than that given the absence of quality receivers on this KC team.
Jamaal Charles, RB11/21/2014 8:59:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 80 yards on 19 carries and scored on a 30 yard reception.
Insight: Don't blame Charles for the Chiefs loss as he totaled 122 yards from scrimmage.
Travis Kelce, TE11/20/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is active for Thursday Night's game against the Raiders.
Insight: Alex Smith attempted just 16 passes last week, and against the 0-10 Raiders, expect a heavy dose of Jamaal Charles. Kelce, though, is still as good as any Kansas City pass catcher for fantasy purposes.
A.J. Jenkins, WR11/20/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Kansas City wide receiver A.J. Jenkins is expected to miss Thursday's game against Oakland
Insight: Jenkins joins Donnie Avery on the sidelines. The Chiefs don't have a fantasy-worthy receiver to start opposite the barely fantasy worthy Dwayne Bowe. Junior Hemingway and Frankie Hammond
Travis Kelce, TE11/16/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce led the team with five targets and three catches against the Seahawks.
Insight: Alex Smith attempted just 16 passes, so there weren't a whole lot of opportunities for anybody in the Kansas City passing game. Kelce also fumbled, so he scored about one point in standard leagues.
Dwayne Bowe, WR11/16/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe had just two catches for 18 yards against the Seahawks.
Insight: The Chiefs have now gone 11 weeks into the season without throwing a touchdown to a wide receiver. Bowe led all receivers with four targets. Kansas City only had 16 passes, so considering that, the lack of targets isn't a big surprise.
Jamaal Charles, RB11/16/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 159 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns against the Seahawks.
Insight: Charles could have scored a third touchdown, but Knile Davis "vultured" it away. After a very slow, injury-plagued start, Charles is living up to his early first-round selection expectations.
Alex Smith, QB11/16/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw just 16 times in the victory against the Seahawks.
Insight: Smith completed 11 of those 16 passes for 108 yards. He did not throw for a touchdown or an interception. He was the typical "game-manager" Alex Smith.
Travis Kelce, TE11/16/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce is active against the Seahawks on Sunday.
Insight: More importantly, fellow tight end Anthony Fasano is inactive, so Kelce will see more of the field and likely more targets. Start him in all leagues.
Donnie Avery, WR11/14/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin) practices, but has once again been ruled out for the weekend.
Insight: Avery join A.J. Jenkins on the sidelines which should make Frankie Hammond the starter opposite Dwayne Bowe.
Travis Kelce, TE11/9/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce was non-existent in Sunday's win against the Bills.
Insight: He had only two receptions for 19 yards, and will most likely continue to be inconsistent throughout the rest of the season.
Dwayne Bowe, WR11/9/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe had his best game of the season in Week 10.
Insight: Bowe had eight catches for 93 yards on 12 targets, and could be considered a good buy-low candidate at this time.
Jamaal Charles, RB11/9/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had another solid afternoon Sunday against Buffalo.
Insight: He rushed 15 times for 98 yards and a score, along with three catches for 20 yards. Charles is one of the best backs in the NFL.
Alex Smith, QB11/9/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for 177 yards and rushed for a score, in Sunday's win against the Bills.
Insight: The rushing touchdown salvaged his fantasy-day, but Smith should be cosidered a QB2 moving forward.
Travis Kelce, TE11/9/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce (ribs) is officially active Sunday versus Buffalo.
Insight: He is a borderline TE1 with six teams on a bye this week.
Donnie Avery, WR11/7/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin) practiced again on Friday, but will not play Sunday, according to Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher.
Insight: Avery would start opposite Dwayne Bowe, if he is indeed active, but it will be at least one more week.
Donnie Avery, WR11/7/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin) practiced again on Thursday and appears to be ready to return to the lineup.
Insight: He will need that to continue for the rest of the week, in order to suit up for Week 10. Avery would start opposite Dwayne Bowe, if he is indeed active.
Donnie Avery, WR11/5/2014 2:53:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin) returned to practice on Wednesday.
Insight: It was the first time Avery practiced since Week 4, but he will need that to continue for the rest of the week, in order to suit up for Week 10. Avery would start opposite Dwayne Bowe, if he is indeed active.
Anthony Fasano, TE11/2/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano caught a touchdown pass on Sunday.
Insight: Fasano caught all three of his targets for 24 yards and a touchdown versus the Jets. He is still the second-best tight end fantasy option on the Chiefs behind Travis Kelce, who also caught a touchdown in Week 9.
Dwayne Bowe, WR11/2/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe led the team in with 10 targets but got very little in return.
Insight: He caught six of those passes for 55 yards and did not find the end zone. Bowe is still waiting for his first touchdown.
Travis Kelce, TE11/2/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce led the Chiefs with 67 receiving yards and scored against the Jets.
Insight: Kelce caught four of his five targets as he seems to be on the same page with Alex Smith. Kelce remains a low-end TE1.
Jamaal Charles, RB11/2/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had 20 carries and rushed for 78 yards with a touchdown versus the Jets.
Insight: Charles added 10 receiving yards for 88 total yards. Charles has at least 84 yards in each of the last five games and has scored seven touchdowns over that span.
Alex Smith, QB11/2/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was 21-of-31 for 199 yards and two touchdowns against the Jets on Sunday.
Insight: Smith managed the game very well against the Jets, but in that style of offense, Smith has a low ceiling for fantasy. The no turnovers and two touchdowns did help Smith turn in a decent fantasy day.
Travis Kelce, TE11/2/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce (sore ribs) is active for Week 9 against the Jets
Insight: He had four receptions for 45 yards, on six targets last weekend and is a low-end option.
Jamaal Charles, RB11/2/2014 12:03:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was dealing with a back issue this week, but it won't keep him out of Sunday's game with the Jets.
Insight: Charles is scoring touchdowns, but we are still waiting for his first 100-yard rushing game.
Travis Kelce, TE10/26/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce had a decent afternoon against the Rams.
Insight: He had four receptions for 45 yards, on six targets. Kelce has shown glimpses of stardom, but ultimately is a TE2, as the season continues to progress.
Dwayne Bowe, WR10/26/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe led the team in receiving duriong Sunday's win over the Rams.
Insight: He caught all six targets for 64 yards, but did not find the end zone. Bowe is no more than a WR3.
Jamaal Charles, RB10/26/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had a solid afternoon for fantasy owners.
Insight: He rushed the ball 13 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns, as well as hauling in four passes for an additional 44 yards. Kniles Davis took some production away from Charles, with 49 rushing yards and a touchdown as well. Charles will be a top-five back for the rest of the season.
Alex Smith, QB10/26/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith's managed the Chiefs to victory on Sunday.
Insight: He was 24-of-28 for 226, but had no touchdowns, and one fumble lost. Smith did contribute 24 rushing yards, but will be no more than a QB2 moving forward.
Jamaal Charles, RB10/23/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles took a huge hit from Brandon Flower in Week 7, but it doesn't appear it will have a lasting effect.
Insight: Charles rushed 22 times for 95 yards and a score, but on Tuesday admitted the blow had him seeing "light bulbs around my eyes" for a couple of plays. Coming from a guy who suffered a concussion in the Chiefs January playoff game its a concern. But for now keep starting him.
Dwayne Bowe, WR10/20/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe finished Week 7 as the team's top targeted receiver with seven.
Insight: He caught five for 84 yards. After a first half in which no receiver caught more than one ball, Bowe broke away from the pack. He's still not a great fantasy option with 19 receptions for 279 yards and zero touchdowns.
Alex Smith, QB10/20/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith's Week 7 production is what you have come to expect.
Insight: He threw for 221 yards and one touchdown, didn't turn the ball over and led his team to the win. Look in the dictionary under "game manager."
Jamaal Charles, RB10/20/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles appears healthy and is back to running as we have come to expect from him.
Insight: Charles rushed 22 times for 95 yards and a score. He wasn't involved in the passing game as much as we'd like, but he's returned to RB1 level.
Eric Berry, DB10/17/2014 2:40:00 PM
Description: Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) will miss Week 7 against San Diego.
Insight: With Philip Rivers playing at an MVP level, it's not a good time for Berry to be out of the lineup.
Alex Smith, QB10/8/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith's touchdown pass to rookie De'Anthony Thomas in Week 5 against the 49ers has been changed to a rushing touchdown for Thomas.
Insight: Stat changes normally come a day or two after the game, so this is pretty late in the game. Hopefully this didn't change any results from Week 5 other than the margin of victory. With one less touchdown, Smith has thrown for nine on the season versus four interceptions.
Alex Smith, QB10/6/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith struggled against a tough 49ers defense, but still managed respectable numbers considering.
Insight: Considering his best receivers are Dwayne Bowe, Junior Hemingway and Travis Kelce. Smith was 17-of-31 for 175 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.
Knile Davis, RBCold10/6/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Knile Davis wasn't on the field enough to produce anything for fantasy owners.
Insight: Davis rushed two times for six yards and caught one pass for zero yards. It's what we told you to expect because this was always going to be a close game, not a blowout as in Week 4.
Jamaal Charles, RB10/6/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: After the big game against New England, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles looked average Sunday against the 49ers, rushing for just 80 yards on 15 carries and catching one ball for four yards.
Insight: Fantasy owners should have expected a more pedestrian game against a tough 49ers defense, so give San Francisco credit and move on.
Donnie Avery, WR10/2/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Donnie Avery has sports hernia surgery and will miss about a month, according to a Kansas City Star report.
Insight: Avery hasn't proven to be an effective fantasy receiver and we're not high on his replacement, A.J. Jenkins, either.
A.J. Jenkins, WR10/2/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Kansas City wide receiver A.J. Jenkins is expected to start across from Dwayne Bowe with Donnie Avery sidelined about a month with a sports hernia.
Insight: Jenkins has yet to prove he can be fantasy worthy over two plus NFL seasons and here's his chance. Fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see attitude in Week 5.
Joe McKnight, RB9/30/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: Kansas City placed running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve with a ruptured Achillies', ending his season.
Insight: McKnight ruptured his Achilles' tendon last week in practice. McKnight scored this season, but has just seven touches in the past two seasons.
Donnie Avery, WR9/30/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Donnie Avery suffered an abductor strain, according to beat reporter Terez A. Paylor.
Insight: Avery is doubtful on a short work week. He hasn't caught more than three balls since opening day and doesn't carry much fantasy value.
Travis Kelce, TEHot9/30/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce continues to progress and is quickly becoming a viable fantasy option.
Insight: Monday night he caught eight of nine targets for 93 yards and a touchdown. He's caught touchdowns in back-to-back games and may be the Chiefs' No. 1 receiver surpassing Dwayne Bowe.
Alex Smith, QB9/30/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith at his best Monday night, throwing for 248 yards and three scores.
Insight: Smith was 20-of-26 on the evening. That's about as good as you are going to get from him because of the Chiefs' weak receiving corps.
Knile Davis, RB9/30/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Even with Jamaal Charles returning to the starting lineup, Chiefs running back Knile Davis produced for fantasy owners.
Insight: Davis rushed 16 times for 107 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards. It's not last weekend's total, but still double-digit fantasy points.
Jamaal Charles, RBHot9/30/2014 9:18:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles looked healthy and posted numbers to back it Monday night.
Insight: Charles did leave for a time with cramps, but returned to play some more. He rushed for 92 yards and a score and caught three balls for 16 yards and two more scores. Welcome back Jamaal.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/29/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles left Monday night's game against the Patriots. UPDATE: It was just cramps. Charles is back on the sideline.
Insight: It looked like Charles was limping and grabbing his knee after scoring a third touchdown against the Patriots on Monday. There is no official report yet, but the running back went to the locker room. Charles rushed 14 times for 73 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in addition to his three touchdowns before he exited.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/29/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) is officially actice Monday versus New England.
Insight: He was battling a high-ankle sprain, but got in limited practices throughout the week. Charles should not have any limitations. Fire him up as an RB1.
Kaluka Maiava, LB9/28/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Oakland LB Kaluka Maiava injured a hamstring and is questionable to return.
Insight: The Raiders are already short-handed at linebacker with Sio Moore and Nick Roach inactive so this won't help contain Miami's offense.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/27/2014 1:34:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was at practice again Saturday.
Insight: It's looking more and more like he'll be available for Monday night against New England. Start Charles and adjust Knile Davis down accordingly.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/26/2014 2:53:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was at practice against Friday.
Insight: Charles will get in one more practice Saturday and it's looking more and more like he'll be available for Monday night against New England. Adjust Knile Davis down accordingly.
Joe McKnight, RB9/26/2014 2:21:00 PM
Description: Kansas City running back Joe McKnight ruptured his Achilles' tendon in Thursday's practice.
Insight: McKnight caught six balls for 64 yards and a pair of touchdowns. This injury should send him to the injured reserve.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/25/2014 1:15:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will have his role at practice expanded on Thursday.
Insight: This confirms for sure that Charles does not actually have a high-ankle sprain. His sprain is doing well enough for him to practice with his teammates, and it is definitely possible Charles plays on Monday.
Joe McKnight, RB9/22/2014 10:57:00 AM
Description: Running back Joe McKnight was the receiving option out of the backfield with Jamaal Charles sidelined and he turned in an excellent effort.
Insight: McKnight caught six balls 64 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His value will be non-existent when Charles returns, but until then could have low-end flex value.
Alex Smith, QB9/22/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith efficient Sundat throwing just 25 times, but completing 19 for 186 yards and three touchdowns.
Insight: Smith is too inconsistent to be used as anything but a bye week fill-in, but was certainly solid against the Dolphins.
Knile Davis, RBHot9/22/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Knile Davis was the guy with Jamaal Charles inactive for Sunday's game against Miami and he did not let his team, or fantasy owners, down.
Insight: Davis rushed 32 times for 132 yards and a touchdown. He's proven to be an excellent replacement when called upon and the Chiefs might be tempted to let Charles rest until he's 100 percent.
Jamaal Charles, RB9/21/2014 3:14:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) is inactive for Week 3 against the Dolphins
Insight: It appears that Charles' injury is not a high ankle sprain as he practice some this week, but he will not play on Sunday. Running back Knile Davis will start at Miami.
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.