Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
AFC West | 12-4-0
Avg PTS
28.2
Rank: 5th
Avg Yds
395.7
Rank: 5th
Avg PYds
294.3
Rank: 4th
Avg RYds
101.5
Rank: 21st
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Posted 4/05/2020 4:25 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman's seven touchdowns last season all came from more than 20 yards out, including five from 40-plus yards, and Adam Teicher of ESPN believes Hardman will have to make an impact with big plays again in 2020 after WR Demarcus Robinson re-signed and WR Sammy Watkins restructured his deal to remain with the team.
Huddle Up: Kansas City's offense should afford Hardman with plenty of chances to use his speed to make explosive plays again in 2020, but he is still unlikely to see enough targets to be a weekly fantasy starter. Hardman's all-or-nothing impact makes him best suited for DFS contests and best-ball formats.
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Posted 4/03/2020 12:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (Chiefs) restructured his contract Friday, April 3, which was a one-year deal worth $9 million and could reach $16 million with incentives. The move creates $5 million in salary cap space.
Huddle Up: Watkins had a 52-673-3 season for the Super Bowl champs, and he'll just turn 27 in June. He hasn't played 16 games since his rookie season six years ago, but he'll be a flex option in good matchups. Target him as a WR4.
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Posted 3/16/2020 12:04 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams' 2020 option will be picked up, according to a source. He'll make $2.3 million.
Huddle Up: Williams tallied 498 rushing yards, five touchdowns, 30 catches for 213 yards and two receiving scores in 2019. He missed a big chunk of time due to injury, and he could improve on those numbers this year. View him as a low-end RB2 with upside for more.
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Posted 3/10/2020 10:44 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes 'isn't going to do a deal early just because the Chiefs want to,' Albert Breer of MMQB was told recently. Mahomes is likely to wait until the new CBA is finalized before signing any sort of contract extension.
Huddle Up: It's tough to envision Mahomes not re-upping with the Super Bowl champs at some point. He'll remain a top fantasy option regardless of where he'll be playing for the foreseeable future.
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Posted 3/06/2020 6:37 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes says on an upcoming episode of the HBO series The Shop: Uninterrupted, that he didn't truly learn how to read opposing defenses until the second half of the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Scary thought for the rest of the league, as the 24-year-old QB is set to be a fantasy (and reality) force for a decade or so to come.
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Posted 3/05/2020 10:28 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent RB LeSean McCoy is a sleeper pick free-agent target of the Detroit Lions, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic Thursday, March 5.
Huddle Up: McCoy was effective, at times, with the Kansas City Chiefs last season, but he became a non-factor in the latter portion of the regular season and through the playoffs. He's unlikely to be more than a role player if he catches on in Detroit, and Kerryon Johnson would remain the preferred draft target.
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Posted 3/05/2020 4:40 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent RB LeSean McCoy is not expected to return to the Chiefs in 2020. The Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Chargers are two potential landing spots.
Huddle Up: Shady showed shades of his old self (say that 10 times fast) in KC. He ran for 4.6 yards per carry in 101 attempts with the Chiefs. He'll likely land somewhere in a timeshare and be a solid RB4 possibility in PPR leagues.
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Posted 2/25/2020 8:30 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (knee) isn't expected to require offseason surgery on his previously dislocated kneecap, according to head coach Andy Reid Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: Reid added Mahomes has been throwing with free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Saints) this offseason and "looks good." There shouldn't be any concern over the former MVP, and he'll be either the first or second QB off the board in 2020 drafts.
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Posted 2/25/2020 6:25 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins will likely have to rework his deal in order to return to the team, according to general manager Brett Veach. Watkins is expected to make $14 million next season.
Huddle Up: Watkins had a 52-673-3 line last season and has some WR4 viability, but he's unlikely to be a consistent fantasy contributor.
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Posted 2/07/2020 2:18 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' most likely window for a contract extension is sometime after the NFL draft.
Huddle Up: Mahomes is likely to break the bank in a contract extension, and he will probably be in the discussion for the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy. It has been several years since we could make a case for a quarterback atop the draft because it's usually so deep. That's still probably a little overzealous, but don't be surprised if that leap is taken in a lot of leagues.
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Posted 2/06/2020 6:46 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins isn't likely to accept a pay cut from his $14 million salary if he were to be asked, in the opinion of ESPN NFL analyst Jeremy Fowler.
Huddle Up: Even though Watkins had a strong postseason with 14 catches for 288 yards and a TD on 18 targets, he was non-factor for most of the regular season following his nine-catch, 198-yard, three-TD debut in Week 1. We shall see if the Chiefs come asking for a restructured deal this offseason.
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Posted 2/05/2020 7:30 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins said he plans to play next season but may skip some offseason workouts for his mental health and to spend time with his family.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs want to keep Watkins, but he may be released because of his salary cap hit. Watkins had a solid regular season and played very well in the playoffs, so he should be a starting receiver for a team in 2020. He can be a No. 3 receiver or weekly flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 2/03/2020 8:46 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent WR Demarcus Robinson is expected to receive interest from the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Robinson played behind Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins this offseason but still finished with 449 yards and four touchdowns. The Eagles likely will look to add at least one receiver this offseason, and Robinson could have a chance to start if he joins the Eagles. He could be a late-round pick in fantasy leagues depending on his situation.
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Posted 2/02/2020 3:28 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (knee) is still not fully recovered from the dislocated kneecap which caused him to miss several games during the regular season. However, he is not expected to need offseason surgery and should be completely healthy entering next year following a period of rest and rehab.
Huddle Up: Mahomes has continued to perform at a high level despite not being at 100 percent, with 615 passing yards, eight passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown and no interceptions through his first two games of this year's playoffs. He should be one of the first quarterbacks selected in all fantasy drafts next season.
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Posted 2/01/2020 6:47 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy likely will be inactive as a healthy scratch and won't play in Super Bowl LIV, sources said Saturday, Feb. 1.
Huddle Up: McCoy hasn't logged a touch since Week 15, and it's clear the veteran back has been phased out of the Chiefs' plans with the healthy return of RB Damien Williams.
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Posted 1/31/2020 8:59 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 31, and is not on the injury report for Super Bowl LIV.
Huddle Up: Kelce was a full participant all week and should be a main target in the passing game against the San Francisco 49ers. He is a must-start in all fantasy leagues when healthy.
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Posted 1/31/2020 7:50 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) is expected to be available to play Sunday, Feb. 2, in Super Bowl LIV, head coach Andy Reid told a pool reporter Friday.
Huddle Up: No surprise as Kelce been a full practice participant most of the week, He had a quiet AFC title game (three catches for 30 yards on four targets) but figures to see more passes thrown his way Sunday despite a tough matchup against a 49ers defense which surrendered the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends during the regular season.
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Posted 1/30/2020 10:06 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins said Thursday, Jan. 30, he may sit out the 2020 season, if the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2. 'I don't know what I'm going to do. If we win it, I might chill out. I might sit out a year. You just never know,' Watkins said. 'Not retiring, but I might just want to rest up and chill. I don't know. I don't want to say I'm going to do something, but you never know. I might want to go somewhere else and create another Super Bowl team. So it's just all about how I'm feeling.' Watkins carries a cap hit of $21 million for the 2020 season, the final year of his current contract.
Huddle Up: The sixth-year pro caught 52 of 90 targets for 673 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season, but all three scores and 198 of those yards came in Week 1. He next topped 100 yards and found the end zone in the AFC Championship Game against the Tennessee Titans. He's a risky WR4 if he does return for the final year of his contract.
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Posted 1/30/2020 7:50 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce this regular season paced all tight ends with 274 yards on receptions 20-plus yards downfield.
Huddle Up: Kelce is facing one of his toughest matchups of the season against a 49ers defense which surrendered the fifth-fewest fantasy points (5.6 standard-scoring points per game) to opposing tight ends during the regular season and his final Super Bowl stat line has a better chance of resembling the AFC title game vs. the Titans (4 targets-3 receptions-30 yards-) TDs) than the divisional-round win over the Texans (12-10-134-3).
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Posted 1/30/2020 7:16 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has compiled a 10-1 record against defenses that have finished in the regular season's top 10 in terms of the fewest passing yards per game allowed, including a 5-0 mark this season. That's the best record among quarterbacks in that scenario (minimum five starts).
Huddle Up: Mahomes also has excelled in the postseason, throwing for at least 278 yards in each of his first four games and accounting for 13 total TDs and no turnovers overall. In other words, don't be scared off by the matchup with the 49ers' D.
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Posted 1/28/2020 8:21 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is eligible for an contract extension, but team chairman Clark Hunt said the two sides may not reach an agreement this offseason. Hunt said signing Mahomes to an extension is a priority, but it needs to be at the right time for both sides.
Huddle Up: Mahomes is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and will receive a new deal at some point. He should be one of the first quarterbacks selected in all fantasy drafts in 2020.
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Posted 1/25/2020 5:25 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes reminds retired QB Brett Favre of himself with some of the traits he has displayed on the field. 'I see the comparison,' Favre said. 'He may not admit this but he probably feels there is no throw he can't make or no angle he can't make it from. Whether he's flushed left or to the right, his vision always is down the field. I was always looking for the big play first and knew I could always react underneath if I needed, too. You have to have a certain confidence or air about you that you can make any throw, and it has been proven he can make any throw.'
Huddle Up: Mahomes is off to a particularly impressive start in the postseason with 13 total touchdowns (including two rushing), 1,313 total yards (125 rushing) and no interceptions in four playoff contests over two seasons. He'll challenge Lamar Jackson for first-QB-off the-board fantasy honors this summer.
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Posted 1/24/2020 9:11 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 24, and is not on the injury report for Super Bowl LIV.
Huddle Up: Kelce appears to be on track to play and probably will see more practice time next week. He is a must-start option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/24/2020 6:05 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) participated in practice Friday, Jan. 24 -- the team's final practice in Kansas City before heading to Miami next week for Super Bowl LIV.
Huddle Up: Kelce had a quiet AFC title game (three receptions for 30 yards on four targets) after his monster divisional-round game (10-134-3 TDs on 12 targets), and he can be expected to be a full go for a tough Super Bowl matchup against a 49ers defense, which surrendered the fifth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends during the regular season.
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Posted 1/23/2020 11:08 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson (illness) returned to a full practice Thursday, Jan. 23.
Huddle Up: Robinson has scored just one touchdown since Week 3, and he hasn't recorded 100 or more receiving yards since Week 2. He's a risky flier without a guaranteed role in the offense.
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Posted 1/23/2020 11:05 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman (back) practiced in full once again Thursday, Jan. 23.
Huddle Up: That's two straight full practices for Hardman more than a week away from Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2. He'll be on the field and is a high-risk, high-upside fantasy option due to his big-play potential.
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