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Posted: 8/30/2017 12:10pm ET
Huddle Up: Kareem Hunt is clearly the running back to own in Kansas City now, with Charcandrick West serving as the next man up. Ware can be safely dropped in redraft leagues, while Hunt warrants low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 consideration.
Posted: 8/27/2017 9:02am ET
Huddle Up: It appears as Hunt's fantasy stock can officially skyrocket. Already ticketed for something of a feature-back role for the six-to-eight weeks Ware was initially expected to miss, the rookie enters the high-end RB2/low-end RB1 conversation. There's an outside chance in less competitive leagues Hunt will drop to the fourth round, but he may go as early as the late second or early third round now.
Posted: 8/26/2017 5:27pm ET
Huddle Up: It's rarely a good sign when MRIs come up inconclusive, but moderate LCL and PCL sprains would fall under the six-to-eight week timeline that has been reported for Ware. Either way, rookie Kareem Hunt is in the driver's seat to become the feature back in Kansas City for at least the first month of the season, and possibly longer if he starts out the season fast. While Hunt will likely begin to come off the board in the fourth round of fantasy drafts now, Ware may go undrafted in shallow leagues.
Posted: 8/26/2017 11:17am ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to look for a better timetable for Ware's recovery because it affects the value of some players. Ware should continue to be considered a low-end No. 2 running back if he only misses a few weeks. Kareem Hunt would move up draft boards and be a No. 2 fantasy back if Ware misses closer to eight weeks.
Posted: 8/26/2017 10:43am ET
Huddle Up: Early speculation - and that is all it is at this point - has Ware missing roughly four to six weeks with a PCL injury, but owners drafting this weekend will want to continue checking for updates on a regular basis before investing either a late pick on Ware or spending a third- or fourth-round pick on rookie Kareem Hunt. Stay tuned.
Posted: 8/25/2017 8:55pm ET
Huddle Up: While Ware may have avoided a season-ending injury, a PCL injury could still mean a lengthy recovery. Either way, Kareem Hunt's stock is on the rise, and he looks like a low-end RB2 or strong RB3.
Posted: 8/25/2017 5:15pm ET
Huddle Up: Owners should look for an update on Ware's status after the game to see if he will miss extended time. Kareem Hunt likely would receive a much bigger role in the offense if Ware misses significant time and would be a No. 2 fantasy running back in most leagues. Ware can still be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back if his injury is considered minor.
Posted: 6/13/2017 8:58pm ET
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.
Posted: 5/9/2017 6:53am ET
Huddle Up: Ware posted a 214-914-3 line rushing last year, and he had a 33-447-2 line receiving. He wasn't nearly as effective as in 2015 when he averaged 5.6 yards per carry in a smaller sample size. The Chiefs drafted Kareem Hunt, and he could see a decent-sized role with a good camp. Ware is looking like a low-end RB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 4/14/2017 7:35pm ET
Huddle Up: Kansas City could bolster its backfield before the start of the season, but if Ware breaks camp as the starter, he can provide RB2 production.
Posted: 2/19/2017 12:45pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware was the starting running back for most of the 2016 season and could start again in 2017 if Jamaal Charles is released. He should have a solid offense role next season and can be a No. 2 running back for fantasy owners.
Posted: 1/15/2017 10:01pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware's low output was the result of Pittsburgh's stifling run defense, which forced Alex Smith to have to throw more. There was some success on both the running and passing game, but Ware will likely go back into a reduced role next year with Jamaal Charles likely returning. He might make a good handcuff pick, however.
Posted: 1/13/2017 3:16pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware received two weeks to rest his injured rib and should receive his normal workload against the Steelers. He will be facing an improved Steelers defense but can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/12/2017 2:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware should be at or very close to 100 percent health for the Divisional Round, especially when considering he sat out the team's regular season finale in San Diego a couple of weeks ago as a precautionary measure. He was a little less effective as the season wore on, having scored only one rushing touchdown since Week 6, but he's expected to retain his role as the club's feature back and will be looking at a sizable workload.
Posted: 1/11/2017 2:45pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware appears to be on track to return to the lineup after missing Week 17 because of the injury. He likely will receive most of the work in the running game if he does not suffer a setback during the week. Owners in fantasy leagues should consider Ware a No. 1 or No. 2 running back.
Posted: 1/9/2017 10:33am ET
Huddle Up: Ware set out Week 17 as the Chiefs chose to play it safe with his injury and give him some rest after his effectiveness dropped off in a big way over the second half of the season. He is unlikely to find much success running against the Steelers' improved defense this weekend, so he is more of a low-end option at best in all playoff fantasy formats.
Posted: 1/1/2017 12:28pm ET
Huddle Up: Charcandrick West should receive most of the work at running back and can be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/1/2017 6:30am ET
Huddle Up: Even though Kansas City has already clinched a playoff berth, they still have an opportunity to win the division, so the possibility looms that Ware could see a decent number of carries in Week 17. As extra incentive, he will also receive a $600,000 bonus next season if he gains at least 79 yards today. If Ware is active, he should be viewed as a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2.
Posted: 12/30/2016 1:27pm ET
Huddle Up: The Chiefs still have the opportunity to win the AFC West division and secure a first-round bye, meaning Ware could tough it out with so much still at stake. He may be hard to lean on regardless, as Kansas City also may elect to limit his snaps if he indeed suits up. If Ware ends up sitting out, Charcandrick West would take over and be worth a look in all formats.
Posted: 12/30/2016 11:27am ET
Huddle Up: Ware has been 'limited' in practice all week. While he is expected to play, he's not a lock to do so. If Ware is unable to play, Charcandrick West should be in line for a full workload in a solid matchup. In such a case, West would be worth a DFS play based on volume alone in a week where finding running backs with heavy workloads figures to be a huge challenge.
Posted: 12/28/2016 3:56pm ET
Huddle Up: The Chiefs still have playoff seeding to determine, so they'll want Ware on the field. He has a great matchup against the San Diego Chargers, too. If he's active then Ware should be started as an RB2.
Posted: 12/26/2016 10:44am ET
Huddle Up: Ware's results from Monday's MRI must have turned out fine, so expect him to suit up in Week 17 versus the San Diego Chargers as the Chiefs take aim on the No. 2 seed in the NFL Playoffs - a goal they can reach with a win over San Diego and a loss by the Derek Carr-less Oakland Raiders in Denver to the Broncos. Ware should be a serviceable RB2 play this weekend.
Posted: 12/26/2016 8:33am ET
Huddle Up: Ware had 13 carries for 62 yards in Week 16 and left with sore ribs. We'll know more about his status after the MRI, but he should remain a solid RB2 if everything checks out.
Posted: 12/18/2016 7:57pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware's rushing yardage total was his highest since eight games dating back to Week 6. He still has just one rushing score and one receiving score over the past seven outings and should be treated more as a low-end RB2 heading into Week 16.
Posted: 12/4/2016 2:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware was held in check on the ground, but his two touchdowns helped his fantasy owners in Week 13. He has been pretty consistent in terms of his rushing yards over the past month but has not rushed for more than 70 yards in any of the last five games. He will continue to receive most of the carries in the running game and can be a No. 2 back for owners.
Posted: 11/20/2016 7:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware remains a solid RB2 in most fantasy formats heading into Week 12 in Denver, as the Broncos have been surprisingly giving on the ground this season.
Posted: 11/13/2016 1:49pm ET
Huddle Up: Kansas City was down 17-3 at one point, which kept the offense from really committing to the ground game, despite Ware's per-touch success. He should get on track in Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arrowhead.
Posted: 11/11/2016 2:09pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware will face a Carolina rush defense allowing just 77.5 yards per game on the ground with only five touchdowns and two runs of 20 or more yards allowed. It's a risky move to use Ware this week in an unfavorable matchup while coming back from a head injury.
Posted: 11/10/2016 5:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware looks set to return to the field in Week 10. He should reclaim his lead back role, but he is a RB2 against a tough Carolina run defense.
Posted: 11/9/2016 3:15pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware is ready to take back his starting mantle in the Chiefs' backfield. Unfortunately, he's heading into a stalwart rush defense in the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have only surrendered four total touchdowns to running backs through eight games and are only yielding 71 rushing yards per game to the position. Ware should be in starting lineups, but temper expectations.
Posted: 11/9/2016 11:36am ET
Huddle Up: It appears like Ware is on track to play this week but likely will need to be cleared by an independent doctor before a final decision in made. He probably would receive most of the work at running back if he plays in Week 10 and can be at least a No. 2 running back.
Posted: 11/8/2016 9:54am ET
Huddle Up: This really serves as a non-update update outside of Reid's enthusiasm, since it was reported Monday Ware was still in the protocol. If Ware is cleared before Friday, he should be considered the odds-on favorite to start. Otherwise, Charcandrick West should get the nod and be a low-end RB2 option against the Carolina Panthers.
Posted: 11/7/2016 11:52am ET
Huddle Up: Players can progress through the final stages of protocol fairly quickly, but Ware owners need to be prepared for another absence in Week 10 against the Carolina Panthers for now. There figures to be several updates between now and then, but Charcandrick West would be in line for another start and would make for a midrange RB2 if Ware sits again.
Posted: 11/4/2016 11:49am ET
Huddle Up: Ware did not practice at all this week and is reportedly not anywhere close to passing the concussion protocol. Charcandrick West should come close to monopolizing all the touches in the Kansas City backfield, while newly signed Bishop Sankey will probably only see touches if West gets hurt or the game gets out of hand.
Posted: 11/4/2016 10:55am ET
Huddle Up: Charcandrick West will be expected to handle the bulk of the workload if Ware does not play as expected, while newly signed Bishop Sankey will probably receive a few token touches. West is a plug-and-play RB1 this weekend.
Posted: 11/3/2016 10:17am ET
Huddle Up: It is looking like Ware will not be able to play in Week 9, but he still has not been ruled out at this point. Owners probably should have other options ready in case Ware is not able to play. Charcandrick West likely would be the starting running back and can be a No. 2 running back for fantasy owners if Ware is out.
Posted: 11/2/2016 12:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Ware has a chance to play this week. He is a solid starting option when he is healthy, but owners will need other options available in case Ware is ruled out. Charcandrick West would start if Ware is not able to play and would be a No. 2 running back or flex option.
Posted: 10/30/2016 12:28pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware has played well during the first half of the season but will not be cleared to play again until he passes his concussion tests. He should be a starting option in all leagues in Week 9 if he is cleared to play. Charcandrick West likely would start if Ware is ruled out and would be a No. 2 running back or a flex option.
Posted: 10/23/2016 7:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Ware continues to get the job done, and is a solid RB2 in most fantasy formats. He should have another good game against a dinged up Indianapolis defense in Week 8.
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