Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
AFC West | 14-2-0
Avg PTS
29.6
Rank: 6th
Avg Yds
424.4
Rank: N/A
Avg PYds
311.6
Rank: N/A
Avg RYds
112.8
Rank: 15th
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Posted 7/08/2021 4:30 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) reiterated this week that he's feeling healthy and is eager for the 2021 season. 'The toe's feeling great,' he said during an interview that aired on NFL Network on Thursday, July 8. 'I'm out here playing golf, being able to walk around the course. I've been running, cutting, jumping, throwing, doing it all. So I'm just excited to get back to training camp and have another chance to make a run at it and win the Super Bowl this year.'
Huddle Up: Mahomes' health will certainly be one of the focuses of training camp, but all indications are that he'll close to -- if not at -- 100 percent by the time Week 1 arrives. If that's the case for the majority of the season, bank on a fourth straight top-five fantasy QB finish for Mahomes.
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Posted 7/03/2021 3:52 am GMT
Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman had 15 more receptions on 21 additional targets in 2020 compared to his rookie season, finishing with 22 more receiving yards and a 13.7 drop rate.
Huddle Up: The increased role in the passing attack didn't translate to production on the field, and the drop rate certainly didn't help. Hardman's role should continue to increase in 2021, but there is no guarantee he will be more than a big play-dependent WR5.
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Posted 6/18/2021 7:36 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire said he has been working on improving as a pass catcher this season because he knows the team likes to throw the ball. 'Working on my hands and catching,' Edwards-Helaire said. 'I wouldn't say it was a problem last year, but just understanding our offense - we move the ball around and we spread the field - so why not work on something that I feel like I can improve on? That was one of my steps as far as improvement goes.'
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire will be the main running back for the Chiefs this season and should be able to improve on his 36 receptions from last season. He is part of one of the top offenses in the NFL and can be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 6/17/2021 4:38 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) is feeling extra confident about the condition of his foot after participating at close to a full level during the team's offseason program so far. 'I don't see any problems moving forward,' Mahomes said during a new conference Thursday, June 17. 'Obviously, I'll have to continue with the rehab, continue to work on those things -- strengthen it, do all that different type of stuff. But I feel like I had a good OTAs, a good minicamp. I was able to move around, scramble around and do the things that I needed to do.'
Huddle Up: Mahomes even has another three months before the regular season starts to be certain and should be one of the top QBs coming off the board in all re-draft and two-quarterback leagues.
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Posted 6/15/2021 3:09 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs star DT Chris D. Jones will play at defensive end some to exploit matchups this season. 'He'll play out there a little bit,' defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said. 'We'll move him back inside when we have to.'
Huddle Up: Jones is seventh in the league with 32 sacks the last three years as a defensive tackle. Moving around the line probably won't change much, but it will enhance his value as a midrange DL1 in IDP leagues.
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Posted 6/03/2021 7:09 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) said he believes he would be able to play now if it was the regular season.
Huddle Up: Mahomes appears to be ahead of schedule and should be a full participant during the mandatory minicamp and training camp. He continues to be one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and will be a weekly starter in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 5/27/2021 10:49 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) has been a full participant during workouts this week, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: Mahomes is coming off offseason surgery but should be ready for the start of training camp. He has been one of the best quarterbacks since entering the NFL and will be a weekly starting lineup in all fantasy leagues in 2021.
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Posted 5/21/2021 6:03 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) remains ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason toe surgery and will participate in the Chiefs' OTAs, which begin Tuesday, May 25, according to a source. Mahomes will 'do some stuff' in OTAs, the source added, and should then be fully ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Mahomes has had three straight top-seven fantasy QB finishes. And now with a refortified offensive line in front of him and the same strong cast of weapons, he should be the first quarterback to come off the board once again in the majority of drafts this offseason.
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Posted 4/19/2021 5:13 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) said he believes he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from toe surgery but will not rush back to the field.
Huddle Up: Mahomes probably will not do much until training camp starts but should be fine for the 2021 regular season. He is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and will be one of the first selected in fantasy drafts.
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Posted 4/08/2021 4:38 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson has his sights set on a big 2021 season with WR Sammy Watkins departure via free agency. 'Seeing what they saw in me for my role next year, and without Sammy being there, they said it'll pick up a lot more,' Robinson said during a Thursday, April 8, interview on NFL Network. 'And they got a lot of things in store for me. I'm ready to go back to work and see what they got going for me. 'Every other season, it's (been) four, five touchdowns, 500 yards. ... I just think it picks up a little bit more right now. I'm looking for the opportunity -- not for them to give me the opportunity, but go in there and take the opportunity. Go in there and show that I am a guy who can put up 1,000 yards a year and 10 touchdowns. I'm ready to make that happen. They said they've got something in store for me. I'm ready to show them.'
Huddle Up: Robinson, a fourth-round pick in 2016, posted career highs in receptions (45) and receiving yards (466) in 2020 and could certainly be in line for another significant jump if the Chiefs don't add any prime WR help via free agency or the draft.
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Posted 4/08/2021 3:11 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (foot) was walking around Augusta National Golf Club Thursday, April 8, without a walking boot.
Huddle Up: Mahomes figures to be ready for training camp and should be the first QB taken in drafts. However, the gap is closing from him and the pack.
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Posted 3/25/2021 7:11 pm GMT
Free-agent WR Demarcus Robinson (Chiefs) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, March 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Robinson posted 466 yards and three touchdowns during the regular season and could have a bigger offensive role if Sammy Watkins does not return. Robinson has a chance to be a late round pick in some fantasy leagues.
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Posted 3/12/2021 9:17 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has agreed to restructure his contract, which will allow the team to create $17 million in salary cap space, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Mahomes recently signed his huge extension, so he was an obvious candidate for a reworked deal. He is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and likely will be the first quarterback selected in fantasy drafts in 2021.
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Posted 3/07/2021 7:35 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has caught 70 passes of at least 15 yards since the start of the 2019 season, which leads the NFL.
Huddle Up: Kelce will continue to be a big part of the passing game for the Chiefs for the foreseeable future. He should be an early-round pick in fantasy leagues and likely will be the first tight end selected.
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Posted 3/04/2021 5:21 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce leads the league with 145 receptions resulting in first downs since 2019, according to Pro Football Focus data.
Huddle Up: Kelce is fantasy gold. He has been a top-two fantasy tight end in each of the last five seasons and shows no signs of slowing down. He's a legit top-25 pick as the first non-RB or WR off the board in drafts.
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Posted 3/01/2021 3:50 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) is expected to be ready for training camp and could be ready for mandatory mini camp, according to general manager Brett Veach. The surgery had a three-month recovery.
Huddle Up: Mahomes is arguably the best quarterback in fantasy, but the gap has narrowed with the amount of dual-threat options.
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Posted 2/15/2021 3:24 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman's role could expand in 2021 with WRs Demarcus Robinson and Sammy Watkins potential unrestricted free agents. He was targeted six times in the Super Bowl, but he only caught two of the passes for four yards.
Huddle Up: KC is interesting in keeping Watkins, but he has proven to be extremely brittle. Hardman looks like a WR5 flyer right now, but that could enhance if his role does.
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Posted 2/09/2021 3:15 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (foot) will undergo surgery Wednesday, Feb. 10, on a torn plantar plate in his foot, which is also known as turf toe. He will likely be idle most of the offseason to recover.
Huddle Up: Mahomes will still likely be the top quarterback option in fantasy again next season.
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Posted 2/09/2021 12:12 am GMT
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill was charged with 13 drops in 2020 - the second-highest total in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Four of the drops came during the Chiefs' three-game postseason run, but it was merely a continuation of a problem that started in December. Beginning in Week 13 and extending through the Super Bowl, the speedster committed nine of his drops. It's not a huge issue considering his game-breaking talent and his quarterback, but it is something he needs to rectify moving forward. Consider him a lock to be drafted among the top five receivers again in 2021 drafts.
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Posted 2/08/2021 2:49 am GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 26 of his 49 pass attempts for 270 yards and two interceptions and rushed five times for 33 yards in a 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed nine times for 64 yards and caught two passes for 23 yards, WR Tyreek Hill caught seven of his 10 targets for 73 yards, and TE Travis Kelce caught 10 of his 15 targets for a game-high 133 yards.
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Posted 2/07/2021 2:27 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) is expected to see a foot specialist after Super Bowl LV and will likely need to undergo surgery because of turf toe, according to multiple sources. The injury is considered significant enough that it won't heal on its own.
Huddle Up: Despite the injury, Mahomes will start Super Bowl LV and should still be viewed as the higher-upside quarterback option between himself and Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady for postseason fantasy games.
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Posted 2/06/2021 7:49 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon, a pending unrestricted free agent, has said several times recently that he does not expect to be back with the 49ers next season.
Huddle Up: McKinnon totaled only 114 touches in 16 games last season as he returned from a two-year injury absence, and seems certain to be headed elsewhere as a third-down specialist after his 33 catches and 46 targets in 2020. Depending on where he lands, McKinnon could be of late-round interest in PPR drafts.
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Posted 2/05/2021 8:41 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Feb. 5, and is not on the injury report for Super Bowl LV.
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire did not have much success during the AFC Championship game but should continue to be the main running back for the Chiefs. He can be a starting option in most leagues.
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Posted 2/05/2021 8:40 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Feb. 5, and is not on the injury report for Super Bowl LV.
Huddle Up: Mahomes appears to have recovered from the toe injury he suffered a few weeks ago and has played well in the postseason. He is a must-start option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 2/04/2021 10:21 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) practiced in full Thursday, Feb. 4.
Huddle Up: Mahomes wore a special orthotic in the AFC Championship and didn't appear to be limited in any way. With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fielding an elite run defense, it will be almost entirely on his shoulders to pass the Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl LV. It should come as no surprise if he attempts 50-plus passes in this game, and he has to be the odds-on favorite to win the Super Bowl MVP for a second straight year if Kansas City defends its title.
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Posted 2/04/2021 9:41 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) practiced in full Thursday, Feb. 4.
Huddle Up: It's a virtual certainty CEH will play on Sunday barring a setback. The biggest question at this point is whether or not practicing in full since last Thursday has narrowed the gap between him and Darrel Williams in terms of the backfield workload. Edwards-Helaire was ineffective in his first action since Week 15 during the AFC Championship, and it doesn't figure to get much better against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' elite run defense.
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Posted 2/04/2021 5:27 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson remains on the Reserve/COVID-19 list as a close contact but continued to test negative for the virus Thursday, Feb. 4, and could rejoin the team as soon as Friday with another negative test.
Huddle Up: Robinson was the Chiefs' third-leading receiver during the regular season with 45 catches for 466 yards and three TDs and would almost certainly figure into the Big Game mix if activated.
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Posted 2/03/2021 10:03 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire comes into Super Bowl LV off a quiet second-half of his rookie season. He returned to the lineup in the AFC Championship against the Buffalo Bills and found the end zone on one of his six carries. He's a bit of an X-factor for the Big Game, but he has a very high ceiling and is a more appealing fantasy option than veteran Darrel Williams.
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