Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/19/17 9:47pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 25-for-36 for 342 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions during the team's Week 7 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: After scuffling a bit against the Steelers, Smith bounced back by topping the 300-yard passing mark for the third time this season -- for comparison, he surpassed that number just once all of last year. Smith also passed for multiple scores for the fourth time and has yet to throw an interception this season. The veteran continues to play the best ball of his career and is a must start for fantasy owners.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 10/19/17 10:21pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill had six receptions, 125 receiving yards and a touchdown in a loss to the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: Hill shook off a few quiet outings in a row to torch the Raiders for a 64-yard touchdown as part of a 125-yard evening in Oakland. While he's not a surefire producer week in and week out, Hill's upside should keep him in your lineup as a WR2.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 10/19/17 10:13pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt carried the ball 18 times for 87 yards against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, Oct. 19. He added four receptions for 30 yards.
Huddle Up: Make it seven straight of more than 100 total yards for Hunt, who continues to make big plays and move piles. The only asterisk to Hunt's unbelievable rookie campaign is the ongoing touchdown drought; he hasn't scored since Week 3 after scoring six times in his first three games. He'll get a nice break to recharge his batteries as the Chiefs don't play until Oct. 30 against the Broncos.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 10/19/17 10:28pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce had four catches for 33 yards and a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in Week 7.
Huddle Up: It was the second straight game of less than 40 yards receiving for Kelce, but at least he managed to supplement his production with a touchdown this time. Next up is the Broncos, a team Kelce dominated to the tune of 19 receptions, 261 yards and a score in two games last season. Keep him plugged in as your starting TE.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 10/18/17 10:14am ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (neck) is expected to play in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Hill is practicing in full this week after it was initially feared he may have suffered a concussion in the Week 6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but those fears were quickly quieted. With the Chiefs down a few receivers - Chris Conley is done for the season and Albert Wilson (knee) has been ruled out for this game already - a favorable matchup on Thursday Night Football may be just what Hill needs to get rolling again. He's a high-upside WR2.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 10/18/17 1:23pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (knee) will be active Thursday, Oct. 19, versus the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: The rookie phenom has been matchup-proof through the first several weeks of his first professional season. He won't have to worry about Charcandrick West stealing touchdowns this week either as West will not be active. Start Hunt as a high-end RB1 per usual.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 10/17/17 2:25pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (knee) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Hunt has been on fire in his inaugural professional season. Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders have been one of the league's worst defenses against running backs. Start Hunt as you normally would even on a short week.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 10/17/17 2:31pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (neck) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: The Oakland Raiders have defended the wide receiver position well in 2017. Hill, however, is a difference maker and a playmaker that can succeed versus any team despite a recent cold streak. Starting him as a WR2 or flex would be ideal.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/17/17 8:30pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has completed 63 percent of his passes and boasts a 19:4 touchdown-to-interception ratio in 10 career games against the Oakland Raiders. Since joining the Chiefs, Smith has played in 67 games; in seven of them he finished with better than a 9.89 yards per attempt average, four of which have come versus Oakland.
Huddle Up: Smith has been throwing downfield more often and with more success than ever in 2017. The Raiders really haven't made too many strides when it comes to stopping quarterbacks from last year, so start Smith with confidence for Thursday Night Football this week.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 10/16/17 7:47pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (knee) was a full participant in practice Monday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Hunt was a bit humbled for the first time in his rookie campaign on Sunday, being held to just 21 yards on the ground on nine carries, but he still managed to salvage his day with five catches for 89 yards through the air. He'll be out there on Thursday night and as usual, he can be fired up as a trusty RB1.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 10/16/17 8:32pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (neck) was a full participant in practice Monday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: This is good news for Hill, who was thought to have suffered a concussion towards the end of Sunday's contest, but after being checked out, it turns out he did not. At the same time, he might be a bit of a risky start if he's not 100 percent, considering he's coming off a game that saw him register his lowest receiving yards (34) of the season. As of now, though, he's still a WR3.
Charcandrick West - RBPosted 10/15/17 3:29pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West left the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half and he is being evaluated for concussion.
Huddle Up: It's uncertain if and when the third-down back will be able to return. To make matters worse for West's fantasy owners, somehow the helmet-to-helmet hit was not flagged.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 10/15/17 7:11pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce racked up four receptions for 37 yards on seven targets in the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: The yardage total was Kelce's second-lowest mark of the season, and he has now failed to score touchdowns in back-to-back games for the first time. He'll get a chance to redeem himself to fantasy owners in Week 7 in a short week against the Raiders on Thursday night.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 10/15/17 7:11pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (head) left the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after a shot to the head, but the team determined he does not have a concussion, a source said Sunday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: With Hill apparently checking out OK, he is in line to be ready for Thursday's game with the Oakland Raiders. Start him in fantasy leagues as you normally would, and the Chiefs DST also maintains its value as long as he is available, too.
De'Anthony Thomas - WRPosted 10/15/17 7:10pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR De'Anthony Thomas posted three receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: The highlight of the day was a 57-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. He entered with just three receptions for 22 yards all season, so the score was quite the surprise. Despite the score he isn't someone who warrants fantasy consideration in most formats.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 10/15/17 7:10pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt rushed nine times for 21 yards in the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, although he did post five receptions for a team-high 89 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: Hunt performed well for his PPR fantasy owners, but those in standard formats weren't as thrilled with the production. It's a quick turnaround with the Chiefs traveling to visit the Raiders on Thursday night in Week 7.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/15/17 6:59pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith completed 19 of his 34 pass attempts for 246 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions while running four times for 13 yards in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: The Steelers seem to be the kryptonite for Smith and the Chiefs. It wasn't a terrible game for Smith, but nowhere near some of the stat lines he has posted earlier in the season. He and his teammates do not have much time to mope, as they'll be back in action Thursday on the road against the Raiders.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 10/13/17 10:42am ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (concussion) was able practice fully for the second straight day Friday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Owners shouldn't consider themselves out of the woods yet, as Kelce's upgrade from no practice on Wednesday to a full practice Thursday is a dramatic jump for a player who supposedly suffered a concussion Sunday night. The increase of activity is a good thing, however. If he is active for Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers - and it appears he is trending in that direction - he should be started in all leagues.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 10/13/17 12:20pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) will play in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Hill was limited in practice Thursday, but head coach Andy Reid made it clear Friday that his top receiver will play. While he has been efficient - he has caught 25 of his 34 targets - and his overall fantasy point total suggests he is a WR1, his consistency suggests he is more of a WR2. Either way, he should remain in lineups.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 10/13/17 2:16pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant for the second consecutive day Friday, Oct. 13, but he has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Hill will be in the lineup against the Steelers and he'll be facing the league's No. 1 pass defense. Still, if anyone can shake free and find open spaces against a suffocating defense, it's Hill.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 10/12/17 9:53am ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (concussion) has advanced to the next level of the concussion protocol and will practice in limited fashion Thursday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: Kelce has caught 15 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown in the last two weeks. He's an elite option against the Pittsburgh Steelers if he's cleared.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 10/12/17 3:39pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (concussion) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Oct. 12, one day after he did not participate at all.
Huddle Up: This is wonderful news for Kelce owners, as this basically assures he'll be out there on Sunday. It's also extra critical he's getting this full practice in because the Chiefs play in one of the late-afternoon contests. As usual, he'll bring TE1 value to the table and owners may be salivating over his potential in this one. In two matchups with Pittsburgh last year (including playoffs), Kelce reeled in 10 of 15 targets for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 10/12/17 3:46pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) was a limited participant at practice Thursday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: Hill is a late addition to the injury report after he was completely fine on Wednesday, but this shouldn't affect his status for Week 6. The 23-year-old is coming off one of his best games thus far in 2017, in which he took a punt return to the house and added 68 yards on four receptions, and with Kansas City's weekly potential at scoring in bunches, Hill is always a threat in fantasy.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 10/11/17 10:06am ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (concussion) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: It's not a good sign for his Week 6 availability, as some of the steps in the NFL's concussion protocol before getting cleared by an independent neurologist include light aerobic exercise, the introduction of strength training and a return to non-contact activities. There is no evidence yet to suggest Kelce is doing any of that yet, so owners should be prepared to start another tight end this week. A.J. Derby is one readily available option with a good matchup (New York Giants) who might fill the bill.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/11/17 8:59pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith tied the NFL record for most touchdown passes (11) without throwing an interception in the first five games to begin a season in the Super Bowl era.
Huddle Up: Smith has really been something, vaulting himself to legitimate QB1 status on a weekly basis. The Chiefs' offense has surprisingly been a juggernaut this year, leading the NFL in points scored with 164, and Smith has obviously been a huge reason for that. If owners have another QB1 option on their roster, though, it would actually be a smart idea to try and trade Smith at his peak to a quarterback-needy team.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 10/8/17 7:50pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (concussion) left the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans in the second half due to a possible concussion. He went to the locker room to be evaluated.
Huddle Up: Kelce checked out in the first half, but returned briefly. However, he did not come out in the second half. If he is forced to miss time going forward Demetrius Harris might see a bump in targets.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/6/17 3:20pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is no longer on the injury report for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Smith travels to Houston and has an acceptable matchup for owners in need of a starting option due to bye weeks.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 10/6/17 8:47pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt's 372 rushing yards in the second halves of games are more than any other back has total, and he is averaging 8.3 yards per carry in the second half.
Huddle Up: Hunt's ability to wear down defenses and force missed tackles has helped fuel his strong start to the year. He faces a tough matchup against the Houston Texans in Week 5, but the way he is running right now, he needs to be deployed as a RB1.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/5/17 4:20pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 5.
Huddle Up: Smith has been playing well during the early part of the season and has accounted for nine total touchdowns in four games. Owners that have their starting quarterback on a bye week could consider Smith as a one-week starting option for their fantasy team.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/4/17 2:57pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Huddle Up: Smith should be able to play against the Houston Texans this week and has thrown eight touchdowns and zero interceptions in four games this season. He could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues but owners in most leagues may have better options to use in their starting lineups.
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