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 4/08/2021 4:38 pm UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 2/05/2021 8:45 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Feb. 5, and is not on the injury report for Super Bowl LV.
Huddle Up: Bell should receive a handful of touches in the running and passing game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 2/05/2021 8:41 pm UTC
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 UTC
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 10:55 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Feb. 4.
Huddle Up: With Clyde Edwards-Helaire back from injury and Darrel Williams moving up the depth chart in the last month, Bell is a strong candidate to be a healthy scratch for Super Bowl LV since teams usually don't make room for third-string running backs who don't play on special teams.
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Posted 2/04/2021 10:21 pm UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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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Posted 2/03/2021 10:00 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) was a full participant at practice Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Huddle Up: Mahomes will play in Sunday's Super Bowl LV. He'll be the safer and higher-upside QB option between himself and Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady, regardless of the format you're playing.
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Posted 2/03/2021 9:52 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Huddle Up: Bell should be available for Super Bowl LV, but more will be known later in the week. He will see a handful of touches if he is active but probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 2/02/2021 8:28 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes led the league with 951 passing yards on the run - defined as the player running at least eight miles per hour at the time of throw, according to Next Gen Stats. During the regular season, Mahomes ranked first or second in completions (76) and passing touchdowns (13) on such throws.
Huddle Up: For what it's worth, Mahomes is 7-for-11 for 86 yards on such throws during this postseason. It's just another way to say something most NFL fans already know: this kid is good at just about everything on the football field. He should be the first or second quarterback off the board when fantasy drafts resume this spring.
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Posted 2/02/2021 3:39 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) said his toe injury is close to 100 percent.
Huddle Up: Mahomes will cost you a pretty penny in DFS pools for the Super Bowl, but he has the upside for a big day.
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Posted 1/31/2021 12:27 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes led all NFL passers with a minimum of 75 attempts this season in passer rating and yards per attempt vs. the blitz, according to Stathead. He had 12 touchdowns and zero interceptions when facing the blitz.
Huddle Up: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were ranked fifth in blitz rate this season, so Mahomes will face plenty of pressure in Super Bowl LV. He was sacked just twice for six yards and threw for 462 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 12 meeting with the Bucs. He'll be the top fantasy option in any format you're playing on Super Bowl Sunday.
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Posted 1/29/2021 9:56 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 29, and is listed as questionable on the team's injury report for Super Bowl LV.
Huddle Up: It's very likely Bell is inactive for the big game next weekend since teams don't have much use for third-string running backs who do not contribute on special teams. Although Clyde Edwards-Helaire wasn't great in his return last week, he will remain the clear starter. Darrel Williams has played well over the last month and could see more work than the rookie yet again. In other words, there's just not much reason to burn a roster spot on Bell.
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Posted 1/29/2021 9:52 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) practiced in full for a third consecutive day Friday, Jan. 29, and was removed from the injury report for Super Bowl LV.
Huddle Up: As if his performance in the AFC Championship didn't erase all doubt, Mahomes will be ready to go next weekend in Super Bowl LV. It will be interesting to see if he shows enough mobility in practice to run the same way he did before suffering his toe injury in the Divisional Round, but there's little question he will need to shoulder most of the load on offense with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' run defense being so good.
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Posted 1/29/2021 9:28 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) practiced in full for a second consecutive day Friday, Jan. 29.
Huddle Up: The AFC Championship was the first game in five weeks for the rookie and it showed as he mustered eight total yards on seven touches. Edwards-Helaire did draw the start in that game, however. It's anyone's guess as to whether or not he'll be anywhere close to 100 percent by the Super Bowl, but it probably won't matter all that much with Darrel Williams playing as well as he has over the last month. Both backs figure to struggle on the ground against the stingy Tampa Bay run defense next weekend.
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