Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
AFC West | 12-4-0
Avg PTS
35.3
Rank: 1st
Avg Yds
431.9
Rank: 1st
Avg PYds
316.6
Rank: 2nd
Avg RYds
115.3
Rank: 14th
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Posted 8/19/2019 11:08 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Marcus Kemp (knee) will miss the entirety of the 2019 season after an MRI exam confirmed he tore both his ACL and MCL Saturday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Kemp was expected to make the final roster after a strong preseason, but he wasn't likely to be fantasy relevant amid a strong group.
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Posted 8/15/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Darwin Thompson has been receiving more first-team reps in recent practices, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Presumed starter Damien Williams has been dealing with injuries during the spring, leaving the door open for Thompson to make a push more playing time. In the explosive Kansas City offense, the rookie looks like a high-upside player to target in the later rounds, especially if you draft Williams.
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Posted 8/14/2019 11:08 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14, because of an illness.
Huddle Up: Watkins may be sidelined for a few days and could miss the next preseason game but should be fine for the regular season. He is part of the one of the best offenses in the NFL, which helps his fantasy value. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver in 2019.
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Posted 8/08/2019 4:08 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes will start in team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 10, and will be followed by Chad Henne, Kyle Shurmur and Chase Litton in the quarterback rotation.
Huddle Up: A bit unusual to see such a prominent player taking the field this early in the preseason, and Mahomes' dynasty-league owners and Chiefs fans will no doubt be hoping for a quick hook.
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Posted 8/07/2019 11:08 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Carlos Hyde has seen increased reps with the first team with RB Damien Williams currently sidelined with a hamstring injury. 'Carlos has done a nice job,' head coach Andy Reid said. 'He's getting a lot of reps and he's taking advantage of them.'
Huddle Up: A situation to definitely keep close tabs on as the lead-back role in the high-scoring K.C. offense is a prime fantasy commodity. Hyde would be a solid RB2 if Williams' injury issues linger past August.
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Posted 8/07/2019 1:08 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Huddle Up: Williams missed more than a week with the injury, and he'll have some catching up to do. However, owners of the RB2 can find some relief that he has a few weeks to get into form.
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Posted 8/05/2019 12:08 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) remains the lead back and will be given time to recover, according to offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. 'He's the starter,'' Bieniemy said. 'We need to make sure than Damien continues to do the things he needs to do in order to help himself be ready when called upon.''
Huddle Up: Head coach Andy Reid recently expressed some frustration with Williams' lingering injury, but as long as he is healthy before the start of the season, he should remain the starter and a strong RB2 candidate.
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Posted 8/03/2019 7:08 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 3, and has not practiced since the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Williams is expected to be the starting running back for the Chiefs this season, but fantasy players should monitor his progress. Williams will be a part of one of the top offenses in NFL this season and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if healthy.
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Posted 8/02/2019 1:08 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (quadriceps) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Hill remains firmly in the WR1 area in fantasy.
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Posted 7/31/2019 10:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 31, but head coach Andy Reid said Hill could be on the field Friday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: The team likely will be cautious with Hill, so he may sit out a few more practices before returning. He is a big part of one of the top passing games in the NFL and will be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 7/30/2019 5:07 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs WR TYreek Hill (quadriceps) suffered a bruised quad during a training camp collision Tuesday, July 30, but is expected to be fine, a source said.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on this, but definitely keep regarding Hill as a back-end WR1.
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Posted 7/30/2019 1:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) doesn't appear to be participating in practice Tuesday, July 30.
Huddle Up: Keep monitoring this situation for the RB2 in fantasy.
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Posted 7/29/2019 2:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) is out of practice Monday, July 29.
Huddle Up: There is still no word on the severity, but it's a really big blow to his fantasy stock after he was essentially handed the lead role. Carlos Hyde could emerge if this situation lasts awhile.
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Posted 7/29/2019 1:07 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (hamstring) left practice early with a hamstring issue Sunday, July 28.
Huddle Up: There is no word on the severity of the injury, but if it ends up forcing Williams to miss time, Carlos Hyde would immediately vault into the RB2 conversation.
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Posted 7/28/2019 5:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill said Sunday, July 28, he had a long conversation with team owner Clark Hunt after being cleared to rejoin the team and admitted 'I have to work on my life skills.'
Huddle Up: Since avoiding a suspension, Hill is back as a WR1 option in fantasy, but there also is increased risk involved Hill is one more incident away from facing a multi-game ban or longer.
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Posted 7/21/2019 2:07 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill could be traded early next season if a contract extension can't be worked out, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.
Huddle Up: Hill should be headed for another year of WR1 production as one of the main weapons in Kansas City's high-powered offense, but his ceiling could change dramatically if he switches teams. The trade talk is just speculation for now, but it is one more reason to try to acquire Mecole Hardman in keeper formats.
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Posted 7/19/2019 4:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill issued his own statement Friday, July 19, after the league announced he will not be subject to a disciplinary suspension or fine at this time. In part, Hill wrote: 'To the Kansas City Chiefs, Clark Hunt, Brett Veach, Coach Reid, the entire organization and the Chiefs Kingdom: you gave me a home when everyone doubted me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you all. I can assure you that I will continue to work to be the person, player, and teammate that you envisioned me to be.'
Huddle Up: Surprising as it may be, Hill returns to WR1 consideration in fantasy until further notice.
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Posted 7/19/2019 1:07 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson will be expected to take over the role that Jacksonville Jaguars WR Chris Conley filled for the offense last season.
Huddle Up: Conley finished last season with 32 catches for 334 yards and five scores while Robinson logged 22 grabs for 288 yards and four scores. Combine those numbers on top of a potential suspension for Tyreek Hill, and Robinson could be worth a late-round flier as a WR5.
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Posted 7/10/2019 1:07 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams has 'taken the challenge' and 'earned the right to be (the full-time starter),' according to head coach Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: Reid did qualify his statement by saying "you take it one game at a time" and " it's a matter of production" in regards to whether he stays in that role. Williams certainly looked the part after taking over, but it's worth noting he hasn't handled more than 210 touches in a season since his junior college days. Nevertheless, Reid's track record with productive fantasy running backs speaks for itself. Owners should be thrilled to land him as an RB2 and make sure they land Carlos Hyde just to protect their investment.
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Posted 7/02/2019 5:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes says he's well on his way to shedding three to five percent of his body fat by training camp as he's well into an offseason running and weight-lifting regimen. 'I've gotten more muscular and (have) less baby fat, I guess you would say,' Mahomes said in a Yahoo Sports article published Tuesday, June 2. 'So that's been the big thing for me -- sculpting my body in the best way possible so I can go through the season and feel just as fresh at the end as I did at the beginning.'
Huddle Up: Sure, we all know regression is coming for Mahomes after 5,097 yards and 50 TDs -- and that will be accelerated with WR TYreek Hill's expected suspension -- but he's still the near-consensus QB1 in most pre-draft rankings.
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Posted 6/28/2019 2:06 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill's meeting with NFL officials was considered a positive one by Hill's camp. Hill and the Chiefs could re-engage in contract extension negotiations if the investigation into Hill ends with a positive outcome, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Hill is a very big risk, not only because of the potential of a suspension, but because of the cloud of distraction that has to be hovering over him. It's possible he could be out for the first eight games and return for the fantasy stretch drive with rust. Are you comfortable investing anything more than a WR3 in that? If you land three other starters, and you can afford to chance it, go for it.
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Posted 6/26/2019 10:06 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill met with NFL investigators Wednesday, June 26, regarding his off-field issues, but there is no timetable for any possible punishment for Hill, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The NFL likely will make a decision on possible punishment for Hill before training camp, so fantasy players should monitor the situation. Hill is one of the better receivers in the NFL and can be a No. 1 receiver in fantasy leagues but is risky because of a possible suspension.
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Posted 6/22/2019 1:06 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins has performed well throughout spring practices, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Watkins hasn't lived up to his draft status, but injuries have been a big reason why. Depending on how the Tyreek Hill situation plays out, Watkins could find himself as one of the main weapons in the high-powered Kansas City offense. For now, consider him a big-play dependent fantasy option with WR3 upside.
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Posted 6/15/2019 3:06 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes said that he would work on his footwork during the period between minicamp and training camp. He said that he misses many plays because his feet are in the wrong position and he relies too heavily on his arm.
Huddle Up: Generally speaking, it is an ill-advised strategy to select a quarterback in the first round of fantasy football drafts but Mahomes may be the exception to that rule. The defending Most Valuable Player is worthy of consideration as the top quarterback off the board in all formats.
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Posted 6/13/2019 3:06 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Carlos Hyde is listed as the backup to RB Damien Williams, but he has been busy at minicamp, lining up along with Williams in the teams backfield on occasion. He has been used as a receiver. 'For a running back like me who likes to catch the ball, it would be like a dream come true,' Hyde said Wednesday, June 12.
Huddle Up: Hyde sees a giant improvement going from Blake Bortles in Jacksonville to Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City, so if he can carve out a role as a pass catcher out of the backfield he might be a decent PPR fantasy option again.
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Posted 6/09/2019 4:06 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill still could face league punishment even though a local district attorney said Friday, June 7, he is no longer the subject of an active criminal investigation involving domestic-abuse allegations. The NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, as written, entails the league can, and will, investigate and punish a player for domestic violence even if he's never arrested or charged. The NFL also can, and will, punish a player for domestic misconduct that does not involve actual violence has been demonstrated by precedents.
Huddle Up: While the D.A. announcement was a positive development for Hill and the Chiefs, a lot of gray area remains here, and Hill is far from out of the woods yet. It's advisable to stay away in fantasy pending further developments.
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Posted 6/07/2019 4:06 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill is currently not under investigation for child abuse it was revealed Friday, June 7. 'It is not an active investigation,' Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said in an email Friday to the Kansas City Star. 'As in any case, if we receive additional evidence, we reevaluate.'
Huddle Up: Hill is certainly not out of the woods yet as he remains suspended by the Chiefs and will almost certainly miss some time this coming season. Stay away until further notice.
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Posted 5/30/2019 6:05 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams is 'our starter' and someone the team expects to 'excel in that role,' according to offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
Huddle Up: Williams famously closed out last season doing his best Kareem Hunt on-field impression, erupting for 572 total yards and eight total touchdowns beginning in week 15 and ending in the AFC Championship Game. He's done enough to buy himself time to prove his finish wasn't a fluke, but the fact of the matter he isn't considered more of a lock to be a 16-game starter is that last year's 73 regular-season touches were the most of his career. He's a high-end RB2 with some risk but potential RB1 upside.
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