Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
AFC West | 12-4-0
Rank: 5th
Avg Yds
Rank: 5th
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Rank: 4th
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Rank: 21st
Posted 7/29/2020 8:52 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams has decided to opt out of the 2020 season.
Huddle Up: Clyde Edwards-Helaire appears to be on track for the starting job, but fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation to see how the Chiefs will use their running backs. Edwards-Helaire is coming off a successful college career and can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back if he receives most of the snaps at the position.
Posted 7/21/2020 2:21 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs first-round pick RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire officially signed his four-year deal Tuesday, July 21. The deal includes a fifth-year option.
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire is expected to be in the latter portion of a 60-40 split with Damien Williams, but he is so talented he could wind up being the leader. He's a risk-reward RB3 right now.
Posted 7/13/2020 7:13 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill said he wants to post 2,000 receiving yards this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Hill finished the 2019 season with 1,479 receiving yards, so 2,000 yards is an unlikely goal to reach. He will still be part on one of the top offenses in the NFL and should be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Posted 7/06/2020 7:12 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes agreed to terms on a 10-year contract extension with the Chiefs Monday, July 6, that will run through the 2031 season, according to sources. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the contract with be the richest contract in NFL history.
Huddle Up: Mahomes is coming off his first championship and is only 24 years old, so the Chiefs locked him up for most of the rest of his career. He is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and is a must-start in all fantasy leagues.
Posted 7/05/2020 5:36 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams has a chance to make a big jump in production this season because of the improvements he is making this offseason, according to running backs coach Deland McCullough.
Huddle Up: Williams should continue to be the starting running back for the Chiefs but will lose some touches to Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He is part of one of the top offenses in the NFL and can be a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.
Posted 7/02/2020 7:42 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 15 passes of at least 40 yards during the 2019 season, which ranked second among quarterbacks.
Huddle Up: Mahomes was one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL last season and will be one of the first quarterbacks selected in fantasy drafts this season. He is a must-start fantasy option no matter the opponent.
Posted 7/01/2020 8:06 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman posted five touchdowns of at least 25 yards last season, which was tied for most in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Hardman will not be a starter for the Chiefs this upcoming season but will see a solid amount of targets because of his big play ability. He is part of one of the top offenses in the NFL and could be a late round option in fantasy leagues.
Posted 6/18/2020 11:00 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw nine touchdown passes of 40 or more yards during the 2019 season, which led the league.
Huddle Up: Mahomes is part of one of the top offenses in the NFL and should have similar success in 2020. He will be one of the first quarterbacks selected in all fantasy leagues and is a must-start option.
Posted 6/15/2020 9:37 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes recorded 1,141 yards, 14 touchdowns and two interceptions on passes of traveled at least 20 yards during the 2019 regular season and postseason.
Huddle Up: Mahomes may be the top quarterback in the NFL at this point and should continue to post terrific numbers in the team's high-powered offense. He will be one of the first quarterbacks selected in fantasy drafts and is a must-start option.
Posted 6/12/2020 10:59 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught 71 passes that resulted in either a first down or a touchdown during the 2019 season, which ranked first among tight ends.
Huddle Up: Kelce has been a big part of the passing game for the Chiefs over the last several season and will have a similar role in 2020. He should be one of the first tight end selected in all fantasy leagues.
Posted 6/12/2020 6:52 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman had six receiving touchdowns from the slot in 2019 which tied for the most in the league, according to Pro Football Focus data.
Huddle Up: Hrdman had a big-play rookie season, finishing with 26 receptions for 538 yards and six TDs while adding 17 yards and a TD on four rushing attempts. He should be more involved in Year 2, but he's nothing more than a WR5 flier right now in the majority of redraft leagues.
Posted 6/04/2020 2:21 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill told reporters last month he is doing yoga twice a week in an effort to open up his hips and glutes more.
Huddle Up: Hill has reportedly also incorporated weighted Nordic hamstring curls into his workout regimen as well. It's clear he is targeting his lower body and is trying to avoid a repeat of 2019 when he missed four games with hamstring issues. Entering his age-26 season and third full year working with Patrick Mahomes, it is possible we have yet to see his statistical ceiling. Assuming fantasy owners don't mind taking the risk that his off-field issues become a problem again, Hill is an easy top-20 pick and has overall WR1 upside.
Posted 5/26/2020 7:57 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has the top passing grade when under pressure over the last two seasons, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs are bringing back much of the same offensive line as they fielded during the 2019 season en route to winning Super Bowl LIV. Mahomes has the mobility to compensate for missed assignments by his blockers and there's no reason to expect any regression in this capacity.
Posted 5/22/2020 12:07 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce led the NFL with 2.8 yards per route when lined up outside in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Kelce has been named to five straight Pro Bowls and he has recorded at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of the last four seasons while missing just one game. He suffered some touchdown regression in 2019, but he'll remain a target and yardage monster and needs to be either the first or second TE off the board in all formats.
Posted 5/21/2020 10:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes had his fifth-year option picked up for the 2021 season this offseason, but team chairman Clark Hunt said Wednesday, May 20, the team will begin negotiations on a long-term contract extension this summer. 'What he has said and what we've said, both sides is, he wants to be a Kansas City Chief for life, and that's our mentality as well,' Hunt said. 'We want him to play his entire career in Kansas City, and that's what we're going to be shooting for.'
Huddle Up: The former MVP and reigning Super Bowl champ is widely expected to become the league's highest-paid player whenever the contract is completed. There's little reason to doubt the Chiefs will do everything required to ensure the deal gets done, and Mahomes will remain a top fantasy quarterback for the foreseeable future with a strong supporting cast in tow.
Posted 5/19/2020 11:11 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has 'some special traits,' according to offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy Tuesday, May 19. 'But also we want to make sure we're utilizing him the right way and making sure he's mentally prepared to go when it's time to go,' Bieniemy added.
Huddle Up: Bieniemy said Edwards-Helaire would be a "piece of the puzzle" along with returning RBs Damien Williams, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson, and new addition DeAndre Washington. Damien Williams is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2020 season, so it's fair to expect Edwards-Helaire's role to grow throughout the season in preparation of taking over in 2021 and beyond. His value is higher in keeper and dynasty leagues than it is in redraft formats.
Posted 5/19/2020 9:22 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman is expected to be used less in the return game this season as he becomes more involved in the offense, but special teams coordinator Dave Stoub still values his potential contributions as a returner. 'I'm not sure about Hardman. I don't want to lose him. I think he's just scratched the surface as a returner,' Stoub said.
Huddle Up: Hardman averaged 9.3 yards per return on 18 punt returns along with 26.1 yards on 27 kick returns as a rookie. He returned one kickoff for a touchdown. He also averaged 20.7 yards per receptions on just 26 receptions, racking up 538 yards and six touchdowns. WR Sammy Watkins was retained this offseason and WR Tyreek Hill and TE Travis Kelce will remain the top two options in the passing game, but Hardman is a viable late-round target with a high ceiling, despite uncertain usage.
Posted 5/15/2020 6:17 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill led all players with 10 receptions on throws of at least 40 yards downfield since 2017.
Huddle Up: With injuries limiting Hill to 12 games in 2019, he finished 29th among wide receivers in terms of total fantasy points -- a big drop after pacing position in that category the previous season. Bank on Hill's unparalleled speed pushing him back into top-end WR1 territory if he has any kind of better health fortune in 2020.
Posted 5/08/2020 3:46 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has caught 17 touchdowns in the red zone since the start of the 2017 season - the second-highest total by a tight end over that span.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners don't need much convincing to draft Kelce, but averaging right around six scores inside the 20 over the course of three seasons is a nice nudge nonetheless. With Kansas City adding Clyde Edwards-Helaire to an already potent offense that taxes defenses vertically, it's entirely possible Kelce could push for 100-plus catches and double-digit touchdowns for the second time in three years after settling for five in 2019.
Posted 5/06/2020 2:27 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs first-round pick RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire's ability in the receiving game is what the team felt made him stand out from the rest of the backs in the draft. 'I was on the same team as (Washington Redskins RB) Derrius Guice in high school ... so I had to find a different way to get on the field,' Edwards-Helaire said. They wanted me to get on the field so I started playing slot receiver, and I kind of hopped back and forth from slot to the backfield in a two-back set, so ultimately it was just kind of something that was part of my DNA.'
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire is already buzzing in fantasy, and he'll probably be a low-end RB3 candidate at the very least. Damian Williams is very capable, and he was clutch in the Super Bowl run last season. It won't be easy to take the lion's share away from him. Edwards-Helaire is also very small. His durability will be a concern.
Posted 5/01/2020 6:40 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes said Friday, May 1, that he is confident he will receive a new long-term contract long before his current deal expires at the end of the 2021 season. 'Obviously I want to be a Chief for a long time,' Mahomes said. 'I want to have a contract that says that and I can go out there and know I have that security. I understand and trust the Chiefs' organization and everybody in it that they're gonna handle it the right way. I trust my representation that they're going to ease my mind and let me go out there and just love the game I love playing. So for me, whenever that happens, it happens. But I'm gonna focus on being the best football player I can be every single day.'
Huddle Up: Mahomes recently had his fifth-year option picked up, but that was expected as the two sides continue to hammer out what should be a record-setting deal. In the meantime, he remains a locked-in elite fantasy QB in all formats.
Posted 5/01/2020 2:51 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams will 'come in as the starting running back and (Clyde Edwards-Helaire) will have to come in here and compete for playing time,' according to general manager Brett Veach, who added he believes Williams and Edwards-Helaire will form a 'one-two punch.' 'I certainly think it's going to be a shared load. Damien has been in this offense for a long time and certainly has shown what he can do on that playoff run. The guy's a really good pass protector (and) can catch the football,' Veach said.
Huddle Up: In Veach's defense, he is almost obligated to say Edwards-Helaire will have to compete for playing time and Williams will remain the starter. Williams will probably start and technically share the load, but the likelihood is that Edwards-Helaire will become the lead back at some point. Fantasy owners need to prepare for a relatively slow start from Edwards-Helaire, but the cream will rise to the top sooner than later. Edwards-Helaire should be viewed as a high-upside RB2 this summer, while Williams will be a RB3 with a low floor.
Posted 4/30/2020 5:04 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who was the first running back selected in this year's NFL Draft, described his being drafted by the Chiefs as 'the absolute perfect fit.'
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire joins a dynamic group of playmakers in Kansas City. He has a ton of upside in fantasy football leagues and should be considered a RB2 with upside entering fantasy draft season.
Posted 4/30/2020 3:57 pm UTC
The Kansas City Chiefs have exercised the fifth-year option on QB Patrick Mahomes. He is now under contract through the 2021 season.
Huddle Up: Not much to see here. It is likely only a matter of time before the Chiefs hand Mahomes the richest contract in NFL history on a long-term extension. He continues to be a dynamite QB1 entering the 2020 season.
Posted 4/28/2020 5:42 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid believes rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, the team's first-round draft choice, has a strong ability to run the zone scheme and gap scheme, like he did at LSU. 'He has a unique ability to push the line of scrimmage in the run game and make his lateral cut and then accelerate up the field,' Reid said. Edwards-Helaire's use in the passing game also brings advantages, per Reid. '... as many times as you get single coverage with linebackers on that backside, it gives you some nice matchups potentially. His ability to run routes and catch the football. I thinks those are all pluses,' Reid added. 'You get a guy like Clyde Edwards-Helaire and second-and-8s now become second-and-2s and 3s,' general manager Brett Veach added. As the team's pick was coming up in the NFL Draft, Veach texted QB Patrick Mahomes about which player he wanted. Mahomes one-word text back was 'Clyde.' Veach and Reid have continued to keep Mahomes' offensive weapons well stocked.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs have a lot of bodies at running back, but Edwards-Helaire has the potential to be very special in this offense. How quickly he is able to pick everything up will dictate how much time he steals away from Damien Williams in the backfield. Edwards-Helaire should be considered a mid-range RB2 with tremendous upside.
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.
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.
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.
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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