Alex Smith - QBPosted 8/21/17 8:42am ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith is the team's unquestioned starting quarterback, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: Patrick Mahomes has been turning heads in camp, but Smith doesn't appear on the hot seat. What's not hot, however, is his fantasy stock. He's a mediocre QB2 in fantasy.
Charcandrick West - RBPosted 8/20/17 1:22pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West rushed for 113 yards on seven carries in the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: West likely will be a backup running back for the Chiefs this season and will see limited carries. He probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 8/20/17 1:28pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 8-for-9 for 83 yards and one touchdown in the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Smith has been a consistent player since has signed with the Chiefs and threw for a career-high 3,502 yards in 2016. He recorded 20 total touchdowns last season but probably should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Patrick Mahomes - QBPosted 8/20/17 2:28pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes went 10-for-14 for 88 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Mahomes will not an option in standard leagues this season but will be valuable in keeper leagues since he should be the quarterback of the future for the Chiefs.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 8/19/17 6:15pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt played 17 of the first 19 snaps of the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 19, and had eight carries for 40 yards and three catches for 23 yards.
Huddle Up: Hunt was given a chance to show his stuff with the starters, and he made the most of it. The versatile rookie is making a strong case for a big role in the offense, and he could potentially overtake Spencer Ware. He might not be a bad gamble as a RB3.
Tyler Bray - QBPosted 8/16/17 5:38pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith will play the first half of the team's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 19, according to head coach Andy Reid. QB Patrick Mahomes will play the third quarter, while QB Tyler Bray will play the fourth quarter.
Huddle Up: Smith recorded 3,502 yards and 20 total touchdowns in 2016 and probably will post similar numbers this season. He probably should be considered a low-end No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 8/10/17 2:41pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill 'has been the star of camp,' according to the Kansas City Star's Terez A. Paylor.
Huddle Up: Interestingly, Paylor advises not to hesitate taking Hill in fantasy but warns to never reach for anyone in an Andy Reid offense because it's too equal-opportunity in the red zone. It's good advice. If you are drafting Hill, you should do for his ability to make splash plays and hope for the best in the touchdown department. He's a low-end, high-upside WR2 who figures to be an inconsistent option in the DeSean Jackson mold if defenses make it more of a priority to keep the ball out of his hands.
Cairo Santos - PKPosted 8/8/17 6:30am ET
Kansas City Chiefs PK Cairo Santos (groin) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Santos was a top-10 kicker last season and figures to be drafted in most leagues if he heals quickly.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 8/8/17 6:06am ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) remains out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Kelce has been dealing with swelling in his knee, but it doesn't appear serious yet. He set career highs with 85 grabs for 1,125 yards last season. The only thing that keeps him from the elite tier is his 14 touchdowns in three seasons. He's a very good TE1, but he'll need to see more pay dirt to take the next step.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 8/8/17 9:02am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt is seeing increased work with the first-team as time goes on and could potentially work himself into the starting running back this preseason, according to ArrowheadPride.com's Pete Sweeney.
Huddle Up: This should not come as a major shock, as Hunt has been consistently been praised by the coaching staff for his ability to process the playbook and his general NFL readiness. Spencer Ware is a likely best candidate at his early fourth-round ADP, while Hunt is an extreme value at his mid eighth-round ADP. This has all the makings of a split backfield early on, and it is a battle the rookie could easily win a few weeks into the season.
Cairo Santos - PKPosted 8/8/17 7:42pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs PK Cairo Santos (groin) is not expected to miss much time despite suffering a groin injury earlier in the week, according to Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: Santos likely will miss the first preseason and could miss more practices but should be ready for the regular season. He has been a solid kicker over the last few years and will be a fine fantasy option.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 8/7/17 7:34am ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Travis Kelce (knee) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 7.
Huddle Up: Kelce posted career highs with 85 grabs for 1,125 yards last season. The only thing that keeps him from the elite tier is he has just 14 touchdowns in three seasons. He's a very, very good TE1, but he'll need to see more pay dirt to take the next step.
Cairo Santos - PKPosted 8/7/17 5:24pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs PK Cairo Santos (groin) left practice early Monday, Aug. 7, because of a groin injury.
Huddle Up: Santos will have plenty of time to recover from the injury since the regular season is a few weeks away. He has been a solid kicker over the last few seasons and likely will be selected in drafts.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 8/7/17 5:32pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) worked out on the sidelines during practice Monday, Aug. 7.
Huddle Up: Kelce has been dealing with swelling in his knee for most of training camp, so the Chiefs are taking things slowly with him. Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation but he has time to recover before the start of the season. Kelce is a No. 1 fantasy tight end if he can stay healthy this season.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 8/6/17 1:40pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 6.
Huddle Up: Kelce is dealing with swelling in his knee, so he probably will not return until he is 100 percent. He was one of the best tight ends in the NFL last season and should continue to be a focal point in the Chiefs passing game in 2017. He should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 8/6/17 5:26pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill is headed for a 'huge, huge year,' according to Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star, and Paylor believes Hill could top 75 receptions this year.
Huddle Up: The speedy Hill enters the season as the No. 1 receiver for the Chiefs, and his big-play ability makes him a WR2 candidate.
Charcandrick West - RBPosted 8/4/17 6:49am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 4.
Huddle Up: West missed most of the week due to the ankle, but he will likely see his share of touches in certain matchups. He's an RB5 option in PPR leagues.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 8/4/17 10:18am ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith and WR Tyreek Hill has been a 'great' connection all camp long, according to Chiefs.com's B.J. Kissel.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs forced themselves to make Hill their top receiver after releasing Jeremy Maclin this offseason, so it is a good thing Hill appears to be making the necessary strides in camp. Whether or not he can handle the No. 1 duties during camp or merely ends up being a complement to Travis Kelce is a matter of some debate, but news like this suggests the former is more than possible. He should be considered a WR2 with strong upside in fantasy.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 8/4/17 11:44am ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) has dealt with knee swelling on occasion throughout training camp, although head coach Andy Reid believes he'll be fine because it only flares up 'every once in a while.'
Huddle Up: Kelce underwent a microfracture surgery as a rookie in 2013, so occasional swelling in that same knee shouldn't be considered too alarming, but it is noteworthy nonetheless. Unless the problem persists, however, Kelce can still be drafted as the second tight end overall in fantasy.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 7/31/17 6:22am ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill is taking his game to the next level, according to beat writer B.J. Kissel. Hill made multiple contested catches in tight space Sunday, July 30, and he fought off defenders for leverage. 'He was hungry when he first got here,' CB Marcus Peters said. 'They think he is just fast, but he is a really technically sound receiver. He is just a little dude, but he is in a big man's body. He is one of the best receivers in our league right now, so you have to get work.'
Huddle Up: Hill has quite a bit of hype in fantasy, and there's no denying his speed. He'll be in the WR2 mix in fantasy.
Charcandrick West - RBPosted 7/31/17 9:13am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (ankle) is out of practice Monday, July 31, due to an ankle injury.
Huddle Up: West is firmly behind Spencer Ware on the depth chart, but he could see his share of touches in certain matchups. West is more of an RB5 option in PPR leagues.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 7/24/17 2:38pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (shoulder) is ready for the start of training camp this week despite recovering from a shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: Kelce is a game changer for the Chiefs, so it's vital that he's full go to start the season. He probably won't be pushed too hard in camp or during the preseason. Draft him as a top three tight end assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks.
Chris Conley - WRPosted 6/20/17 12:24pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley is just one piece of a young offensive group that has given head coach Andy Reid confidence despite the loss of Baltimore Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin. 'We have a lot of talent right here to do whatever we need to do,' Reid said. Conley himself is ready to take on a leadership role. 'You have to be a good listener [in order to lead], and I got a lot of time being able to watch and listen, and I think that's the way you help these younger guys is you just pay attention,' Conley said.
Huddle Up: Conley seems to be the favorite to take over the Chiefs' No. 2 wide receiver position behind Tyreek Hill. As for fantasy purposes, Conley does have some upside, but he's only ideal as a late-round option in standard formats.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 6/16/17 8:01pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has 'started back faster' in OTAs than ever before, according to assistant head coach Brad Childress.
Huddle Up: Even if Smith is off to the best start of his life in OTAs, it doesn't change his value to fantasy owners. He is a low-upside QB2.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 6/15/17 11:42am ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (shoulder) has a 'pretty good chance' of being ready for training camp, according to head coach Andy Reid. Kelce is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and it was originally believed that he would not be healthy enough for training camp.
Huddle Up: Kelce is the best tight end in the NFL not named Rob Gronkowski. What he lacks in touchdowns he makes up for in receptions and yards. As long as Kelce is at full health by the start of the season, he should be one of the first three tight ends drafted.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 6/13/17 8:58pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) suffered a minor hamstring injury during practice Tuesday, June 13.
Huddle Up: Ware may sit out the final two days of minicamp but should be read for training camp. He posted 921 rushing yards, 447 receiving yards and five total touchdowns in 2016 and should receive most of the work again this season. He probably should be considered a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 6/12/17 11:35am ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill will not be returning kickoffs this season, according to special teams coordinator Dave Toub. Toub and the Chiefs view Hill as too valuable of a wide receiver in light of free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin's (Chiefs) release. Hill will remain the Chiefs' punt returner, however. Head coach Andy Reid has already said that managing Hill's workload won't be an issue. Reid has managed similar players in former Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook and Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson.
Huddle Up: It makes sense that Hill would be taken off kick returns. He's more susceptible to injury on kickoffs and will be able to utilize his speed and shiftiness more on punt returns. Kansas City's Swiss Army knife is a prime WR2 candidate.
Chris Conley - WRPosted 6/8/17 5:38am ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley will play the 'X' receiver, which is a possession receiver role in head coach Andy Reid's offense. Conley said he has moved around the last two practices and played some of the 'Z' receiver role.
Huddle Up: Conley had a 44-530-0 line in his second season and should see a jump in his third season. He'll be a WR4 possibility in fantasy.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 6/7/17 9:41pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill will 'likely' get the first crack at replacing free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Chiefs) at the 'Z' position, the spotlight receiver spot in head coach Andy Reid's West Coast offense.
Huddle Up: Hill enjoyed a breakout season in 2016, so this news shouldn't be all that surprising, especially since he caught more passes (61) for more yards (593) than Maclin did, while playing in 215 fewer snaps. The 23-year-old could turn out to be a very dangerous weapon in fantasy leagues in the upcoming campaign with the increased volume.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 6/5/17 12:13pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt signed his four-year rookie deal Monday, June 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Hunt's playmaking ability and athleticism will help him challenge Spence Ware right away. Ware won't be pushed over easily, but Hunt should be targeted as a mid- to late-round handcuff for those who draf Ware.
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