Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/30/14 12:34am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) rushed for 92 yards and a TD on 18 carries and added 16 yards and a pair of scores on 3 receptions Monday, Sept. 29 in a 41-14 win over the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: It was 2013 all over again Monday night for Charles, who had 46 total yards without a score in the four-plus quarters he played before injuring his ankle in Week 2 and sitting out Week 3. Knile Davis also was heavily involved Monday night with 17 touches and 119 total yards, including a team-high 107 rushing, and expect his continued involvement going forward given his productiveness and the need to keep Charles fresh. But have no doubt, Charles is K.C.'s every-down lead dog as long as he remains healthy.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 9/30/14 12:41am ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce hit career highs with a team-high nine targets, eight catches and 93 receiving yards and a touchdown Monday, Sept. 29 in a 41-14 rout of the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Kelce's fantasy points have increased in each outing this season and he's now a bona fide TE1 in all leagues, especially given the relative dearth of reliable pass-catching options in K.C.
Eric Berry - SPosted 9/29/14 7:39pm ET
The Kansas City Chiefs have declared QB Aaron Murray, WR Albert Wilson, DL Damion Square, RB De'Anthony Thomas, SS Eric Berry, RB Joe McKnight, OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif inactive for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Berry, injured early in the Week 2 loss to Denver, will essentially miss a third straight game tonight, taking away a key cog for the K.C. defense vs. Tom Brady & Co.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/27/14 8:17pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 4. He was limited in practice again Saturday, Sept. 27.
Huddle Up: Charles will start Monday night and is locked in as a RB1 this week. Knile Davis will go back to being Charles' handcuff.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/26/14 6:53pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) was limited for the second straight day in practice Friday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: The general feeling is that Charles will return to action in Week 4, but it's a tough call for fantasy owners who don't also have Knile Davis -- or only Davis for that matter -- with the Chiefs not playing until Monday night. See what Charles' status is after practice Saturday before formulating your lineup game plan.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/25/14 2:11pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) likely will be able to play in Week 4, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: Charles, who sat out Week 3, has increased his reps and workload in practice this week and appears no worse for wear. Place him back into your lineup for now, but beware that K.C. doesn't play until Monday night this week so hopefully you have Knile Davis waiting in the wings if there's a pre-game change of plans.
Eric Berry - SPosted 9/23/14 4:16pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) is dealing with a high ankle sprain, according to a league source. Berry suffered the injury in Week 2 and sat out in Week 3. Head coach Andy Reid said Berry 'most likely' will return to practice Thursday, Sept. 25. Reid doesn't think the injury is related to Berry's heel tendonitis that caused him to miss preseason games.
Huddle Up: It's been a tough go for the Pro Bowl safety and his IDP owners, but see if the extra day of rest -- the Chiefs don't play until Monday night -- will work to Berry's benefit in Week 4.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/22/14 6:54pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) will 'most likely' return to practice this week after sitting out in Week 3, according to head coach Andy Reid. Kansas City has an extra day off this week while preparing for their Week 4 matchup against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: Charles looks like he'll return to the lineup this week against New England, meaning Knile Davis is once again relegated to high-priced handcuff. Charles is a Top 3 fantasy play if healthy.
Knile Davis - RBPosted 9/20/14 10:28am ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RBs Jamaal Charles (ankle) and Knile Davis split first-team reps in practice Friday, Sept. 19. Davis was the running back for the first snap of practice, and then Charles took the next two snaps. Officially, Charles was listed as a limited participant. He spent time running some light pass patterns and caugh passes with the rest of the team's receivers and backs.
Huddle Up: This is a dicey situation given the late afternoon game kickoff. It seems unlikely Charles would bounce back this quickly from what was called a high ankle sprain. And with a solid replacement like Knile Davis, why push him. Hopefully fantasy owners will get some clear signals Sunday morning on whether Davis will be the workhorse or not. In DFS play, Knile's status this week of a good value play is slipping.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/19/14 3:32pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) was practicing with the team for the second straight day Friday, Sept. 19, after missing practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a high ankle sprain. Charles, who's listed as questionable for Sunday's game, ran light patterns and caught passes with the receivers and running backs after warming up Friday. RB Knile Davis took the first snap of practice with the starting offense, but Charles took the next two snaps.
Huddle Up: Charles' chances were all but written off earlier in the week, but it looks now as if he just might have a shot at playing Sunday in Miami. Not the best of news for those who were banking on a full workload for Knile Davis, but see what develops over the next 40 hours or so.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/18/14 3:36pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: No official word, but it figures to be limited participation to be sure. See how Friday goes, but as of right now, plan on Knile Davis being the team's No. 1 back in Miami on Sunday.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/16/14 4:05pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles' (ankle) high ankle sprain does not appear to be severe, according to head coach Andy Reid. His status is unknown.
Huddle Up: See if Charles can do anything on the ankle this week, and hopefully you have ultimate handcuff Knile Davis to fall back on if he can't.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/15/14 10:22am ET
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) had X-rays on his ankle, which were negative. He'll still undergo an MRI to determine if he has any ligament damage.
Huddle Up: No word on how much time, if any, Charles will miss. Knile Davis looked great in his place and is a must-handcuff if you haven't done so already.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/14/14 9:53pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the Week 2 game against the Denver Broncos, head coach Andy Reid said Sunday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: Sprains can be tricky so Charles' availability for Week 3 is up in the air right now. If he can't go, Knile Davis will be locked in as a RB2 versus Miami.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 9/12/14 12:00am ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadriceps) isn't expected to be limited in any way in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos in his first game of the season after serving a one-game suspension, according to head coach Andy Reid. "He had a great training camp and preseason," Reid said. "I haven't seen anything (like that). I liked what I saw there. He came back in great shape. We expect him to have a real good year."
Huddle Up: The Chiefs will need a good year from Bowe, who averaged a career-low 11.8 yards per catch on 57 receptions last season.
Derrick Johnson - LBPosted 9/11/14 10:34am ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') had surgery to repair a torn Achilles' Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Johnson will miss the rest of the 2014 season as he works his way back from the injury.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 9/9/14 7:33pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe will return to the 53-man roster from Reserve/Suspension this week, the team announced Tuesday, Sept. 9. Bowe served a one-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs need any boost they can get after a lackluster 26-10 Week 1 loss to the visiting Titans, and getting their top WR back will be a boost for QB Alex Smith, who struggled through perhaps his worst outing (19-of-35, 202 yards, 1 TD, 3 picks) in K.C. career Sunday. With Bowe out, de facto No. 1 Donnie Avery garnered 13 of Smith's 33 targets and 81 percent of the WR targets (13 of 16), finishing with a team-high 7 passes for 84 yards.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/9/14 11:04pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles received just 11 touches in Week 1, rushing seven times for 19 yards and catching four passes for 15 yards. Head coach Andy Reid took the blame for Charles' lack of involvement in the offense. 'Not giving 25 the ball more than seven times is negligence on my part,' Reid said.
Huddle Up: Reid has no doubt been hearing it from Charles' fantasy owners and Chiefs' fans who saw 2013's top non-QB put up only 3.4 fantasy points in the 26-10 loss to the Titans. Expect that to be corrected Sunday in Denver.
De'Anthony Thomas - RBPosted 9/4/14 3:44pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) will not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: Thomas injured his hammy in Wednesday's practice, and his availability for Sunday's opener is now in question. As a return specialist, the speedy rookie's absence would a downgrade for the K.C. D/special teams.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 8/31/14 8:40pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $68 million with $45 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Given the recent contracts signed by other mid-range QBs, this deal was going to get done. Smith ranked 16th among all fantasy QBs last season and remains a solid QB2.
A.J. Jenkins - WRPosted 8/28/14 11:02pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, and will not return after being diagnosed with a concussion.
Huddle Up: Jenkins, the former 49er disappointment, is listed as second-string wideout, but this injury now puts his availability for K.C.'s season opener in jeopardy. That could be more damaging than it appears on the surface with No. 1 WR Dwayne Bowe serving a 1-game suspension.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/26/14 10:08am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 25, after missing the team's last two preseason games.
Huddle Up: Charles injured himself moving out of the team's training camp dorms, but after taking a couple games off he appears to be all systems go for the start of the regular season.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/21/14 6:42pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 21, but worked with the second- and scout-team offenses during practices. The team is not saying if Charles will play in the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: Charles was back on the field for the first time since bruising his foot last weekend, and count on K.C. to play it as safe as possible with their franchise player.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/18/14 11:21pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) suffered a bruised foot when he twisted it while carrying a box, according to head coach Andy Reid. Charles sat out of the Week 2 preseason game versus the Carolina Panthers as a precautionary measure, Reid said.
Huddle Up: Hey, Charles' fantasy owners can chalk it up as a blessing as fantasy's highest-scoring non-QB in 2013 wasn't exposed to a harsher injury playing in an exhibition game.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/17/14 7:51pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not play in the second preseason game due to a bruised foot. RB Knile Davis will start in his place.
Huddle Up: Step away the panic button, Charles owners, as the decision to keep the RB out of action Sunday night is purely precautionary.
Junior Hemingway - WRPosted 8/17/14 11:35pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Junior Hemingway suffered a hip injury during the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17 and will not return to the contest.
Huddle Up: Hemingway is vying for the Chiefs' No. 3 WR gig, so any lengthy injury absence would weaken the team's wideout corps, but individually he's flying well below the fantasy radar screen.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 8/15/14 10:06am ET
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe's (finger) finger is 'shot', according to head coach Andy Reid. 'It's been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he's not catching the ball,' Reid said. 'But he's getting his work done. You can practice with that type of thing.'
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like Reid is concerned, but a receiver with a bum finger that hinders his ability to catch the football is definitely cause for fantasy owners to be concerned. And it's not as if fantasy owners don't have concerns about Bowe already.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 8/15/14 2:44pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe will be suspended for one game for substance abuse, and he'll miss the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, according to a team source.
Huddle Up: A few days ago, Bowe seemed a strong bet to improve on his No. 44 fantasy WR rank from last season, but the revelation about his finger issues and now the 1-game suspension could be the start of Bowe spiraling the other way.
Eric Berry - SPosted 8/14/14 2:15pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (heels) is out for the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: The news continues to be shaky for K.C.'s top defensive player, who's dealing with tendinitis in his heels and possibly more. IDP league owners need to keep monitoring Berry's progress -- or lack thereof.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 8/13/14 6:43pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne 's in the best shape he's been in. I know from last year, this is completely different.'
Huddle Up: Bowe's fantasy owners are hoping his stats shape up as well as the WR is coming off back-to-back sub-100-point fantasy seasons following his top-20 campaign in 2011.
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