Justin Houston - LBPosted 4/22/16 4:28pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) was given assurances by doctors that he will play in 2016, according to general manager John Dorsey.
Huddle Up: But whether that winds up being half a season or a quarter of a season is the big question right now, and no one likely will know the answer for months. In the meantime, monitor his progress and hope for the best if you have him on your IDP roster
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 4/19/16 10:05am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) said he probably won't participate in organized team activities, but he should be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: The KC offense isn't undergoing any substantial changes, so Charles missing time early shouldn't be a factor. However, fantasy owners would prefer to see him on the field participating fully before investing the early first-round pick it will take to acquire his services.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 4/19/16 10:58pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) has been running but isn't cutting in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. 'I'll be ready,' Charles said of being back out there for training camp. 'I can't wait.'
Huddle Up: Charles will most definitely be back in the saddle this season, but he'll be 30 before the year is out and with Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware there to help ease the burden, definitely don't expect a career season (1,509 rushing yards in 2012) like he had the last time he was coming off a season-ending knee injury.
De'Anthony Thomas - WRPosted 4/15/16 12:25pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR De'Anthony Thomas' longest play from scrimmage in 22 games is 36 yards, and he is averaging just 7.4 yards per catch.
Huddle Up: Thomas, a fourth-round pick in 2014, certainly has had a limited impact at best in his two seasons with only 63 offensive touches and 443 total yards. He's been a decent punt returner with a 10.0-yard average and a TD on 63 returns, but perhaps new Niners coach Chip Kelly could find more offensive use for him if he can swing a trade for his former Oregon standout.
Charcandrick West - RBPosted 3/31/16 3:38pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RBs Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware both signed contract extensions Thursday, March 31, after the two combined for more than 1,000 yards in 2015 after RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was out for the season. West was signed to a two-year contract extension worth $3.6 million with $2.35 million guaranteed while Ware received a two-year extension worth $3.6 million for 2017 and 2018. The deal can be worth up to $9.6 million based on yards and touchdowns, and he's guaranteed $2.5 million.
Huddle Up: West finished with 848 yards from scrimmage, including a team-leading 634 on the ground, while Ware chipped in 408 yards (403 rushing) and finished second on the team with six TDs -- all on the ground. In short, there's no one true Jamaal Charles handcuff anymore -- a la the Knile Davis days.
Knile Davis - RBPosted 3/31/16 3:59pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Knile Davis is a player the Miami Dolphins have expressed interest in. Davis is believed to be on the trade block. The Dolphins also expressed interest in RBs Jamaal Charles, Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware, but those talks appeared to go nowhere.
Huddle Up: There's really not a RB that the Dolphins aren't interested in right now, and Davis should certainly be available after the Chiefs signed West and Ware to contract extensions Thursday, March 31.
De'Anthony Thomas - WRPosted 3/29/16 7:20pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR De'Anthony Thomas has not been involved in trade talks with the San Francisco 49ers, according to Chiefs general manager John Dorsey.
Huddle Up: Well, at least not yet, but be certain that the names of former Oregon standouts will continue to be brought up in conjunction with the Niners now that Chip Kelly is in charge.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 3/22/16 10:23am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) has been working out at the team's facility and will be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: Charles has been through this before, coming back from a serious knee injury and returning to the upper echelon of NFL running backs, so he knows what it takes. No reason to think he can't do so again, though fantasy owners will be paying close attention to him in August before using an early first-round pick on him.
Justin Houston - LBPosted 3/22/16 12:29pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) will be out six to 12 months after arthroscopic surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament in February.
Huddle Up: A stunning blow for Houston's IDP-league owners and the K.C. defense as Houston has totalled 50.5 sacks over the last four seasons -- second only to J.J. Watt (69.0).
Andy Reid - HCPosted 3/10/16 8:52am ET
The Kansas City Chiefs must forfeit their 2016 third-round pick and 2017 sixth-round pick for their tampering infractions with WR Jeremy Maclin last year. The Chiefs were also fined $250,000, with head coach Andy Reid fined $75,000 and general manager John Dorsey fined $25,000.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs were reportedly forthcoming in the investigation, but that doesn't mean they won't appeal the decision. Losing a Day 2 pick takes a bite.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 2/18/16 3:08pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee), who is apparently ahead in his rehab from a knee injury, is likely to remain with the Chiefs in 2016, according to general manager John Dorsey. 'Well, as I look at it right now, Jamaal … I think he may be ahead of schedule in terms of his rehabilitation,' Dorsey said. 'The guy is an extremely talented player. Love him to death. Love how dirty-tough he is. Yeah, he's a Chief.' The Chiefs could save around $5.3 million by releasing Charles.
Huddle Up: Charles will turn 30 before next season ends and will be coming off a major knee injury for the second time in five seasons, but expect him to return as the lead back in a rotation.
Chase Daniel - QBPosted 2/18/16 7:32pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent QB Chase Daniel could be an option for the Philadelphia Eagles as new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson views Daniel as 'more than a backup.'
Huddle Up: In six NFL seasons, Daniel has attempted all of 77 passes made only two late-season starts, but with his former offensive coordinator now the head man in Philly, it could be Daniel's best chance to sign and compete for a starting gig.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 2/1/16 9:38am ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught five passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns in the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 31.
Huddle Up: Apparently Pro Bowl coaches know how to use Kelce better than Andy Reid. Here's hoping Reid was taking notes and incorporates more Kelce into the Chiefs' 2016 playbook.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 1/31/16 4:53pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce said he is 'more motivated than ever' after receiving a 5-year, $46 million extension.
Huddle Up: Kelce set or matched career highs across the board this past season with 103 targets, 72 receptions, 875 yards and five TDs, the general feeling is that K.C. certainly can use him more.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 1/29/16 2:06pm ET
Updating an earlier report, Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce agreed to five-year, $46 million extension Friday, Jan. 29, with $20.5 million guaranteed. He's the second-highest paid tight end in the league.
Huddle Up: Well deserved as Kelce finished in a tie for seventh among fantasy tight ends with 72 catches for 875 yards and five TDs, and the he has no where to go but up as he's only received double-digit targets once in 33 career regular-season games.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 1/21/16 8:26pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will be back for the start of the regular season this year, according to general manager John Dorsey. 'The guy is an extremely talented player,' Dorsey said. 'I love him to death, love how dirty tough he is. Yeah, he's a Chief.' Charles missed all but five games in 2015 with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Huddle Up: Charles will hit 30 next season and will be coming off his second major knee injury in the last five years so don't be surprised if wee start to see him tail off a bit in production.
Brad Childress - OCPosted 1/19/16 11:20am ET
Kansas City Chiefs offensive assistant Brad Childress is being installed as the offensive coordinator in the wake of former offensive coordinator Doug Pederson departing to coach the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: So long as Childress handles the same duties he did as Andy Reid's OC in Philadelphia--namely, NOT calling plays--and isn't the team's solution to Reid's clock management issues... hey, he's a great hire.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 1/15/16 7:06pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin made the trip to New England for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Patriots and is officially listed as questionable.
Huddle Up: Nothing has really changed as Maclin remains a game-time decision. Even if he does play, though, he might be nothing more than a decoy.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 1/14/16 5:18pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle) did some individual work early in practice Thursday, Jan. 14, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: Things still remain sketchy with K.C.'s No. 1 wideout as he did not participate in team drills. As expected, it looks like we're headed toward a game-time decision Saturday, but it's not looking overly promising.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 1/12/16 1:57pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle) had his right ankle wrapped and isn't practicing Tuesday, Jan. 12. However, he was moving around well for a player dealing with a high ankle sprain.
Huddle Up: No surprise at all this early in the week. Expect K.C.'s No. 1 wideout, though, to test the injury on the field in a day or two.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 1/12/16 7:25pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware missed practice Tuesday, Jan. 12, with a sprained ankle, but likely was just getting a rest-and-recovery day as it was the team's first practice of the week.
Huddle Up: Being the bigger back with the Chiefs holding a big lead most of the wild-card game last week, Ware did get double the rushes (16-8) of backfield mate Charcandrick West. The workload could flip-flop, though, this week as the Chiefs figure to have to pass more against the Patriots, and West is the better pass-catching back.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 1/10/16 2:35pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (knee) did not tear his anterior cruciate ligament, but he did suffer a high-ankle sprain, according to a source. His status for this weekend's divisional playoff matchup with the New England Patriots is still uncertain.
Huddle Up: It's a good news/bad news scenario for the Chiefs' leading receiver, and it's likely going to be expecting too much for him to be able to play Saturday in Foxborough.
Justin Houston - LBPosted 1/8/16 3:54pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) and WR Chris Conley (thumb) are probable for the wild-card game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Houston missed the Chiefs' final five games of the regular season but still led the team with 7.5 sacks. Translation: It's not good timing for Brian Hoyer and the Texans' offense.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 1/8/16 3:54pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (hip) is listed as probable for the wild-card game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: There was some question over Maclin's status early in the week after he dinged his hip in the regular-season finale, but he's been a full-practice participant all week and will be looking to extend his TD-catch streak to four games Saturday.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 1/5/16 11:30pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin did not practice Tuesday, Jan. 5. He suffered a hip contusion in the Week 17 game against the Oakland Raiders, but said after the game that 'there's no way' he would miss the AFC Wild-Card Game Saturday, Jan. 9, against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Maclin paced the Chiefs and finished 16th among WRs with 158 fantasy points on 87 catches for 1,088 yards and eight TDs, and is the key target for Alex Smith and the K.C. passing game. Monitor his progress throughout the short week, but expect him to play Saturday afternoon in Houston.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 1/1/16 10:26pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (rib) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Ware will complement Charcandrick West and handle short-yardage work. He's a RB3/Flex play against the Raiders.
Charcandrick West - RBPosted 12/20/15 8:59pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West ran for 76 yards and scored one touchdown in a 34-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Spencer Ware didn't play with a rib injury. West will be anywhere from a high-end to a low-end RB2 depending on Ware's status for next week.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 12/18/15 6:35pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (rib) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 18, and is listed as questionable for the Week 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Ware was at least able to get in some limited work Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday but even if he does play Sunday in Baltimore, expect Charcandrick West to get the majority of the touches.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 12/17/15 10:50pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (rib) missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Ware still a couple of days to work with, but it's starting to look like Charandrick West could be shouldering the RB load Sunday in Baltimore. Stay tuned ...
Justin Houston - LBPosted 12/16/15 4:37pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) could miss the remainder of the regular season with a knee injury. He is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews.
Huddle Up: Heads up in IDP leagues as K.C.'s sacks leader doesn't sound like he's coming back any time soon after missing the last two games.
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