Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/24/16 10:48am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited to one carry on two snaps in a Week 7 win over the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Andy Reid told the media, 'His leg wasn't feeling right. That was it.'
Huddle Up: There has been a ton of overreaction to Charles' lack of involvement in Week 7, but it was obvious he was going to be limited once he experienced swelling in his knee late last week. Kansas City hasn't deviated from taking baby steps with his recovery - in part because Spencer Ware has played so well - and there haven't been enough details released yet to justify the level of panic that seems to be surrounding him. He's a risky buy-low to be sure, but the uncertainty should allow him to be acquired cheaply in a trade.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/23/16 6:22am ET
There is a possibility that Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) could be inactive for Week 7's game against the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Charles was a limited participant in practice Friday, Oct. 21, but has been dealing with recent swelling in his knee and was not expected to receive many snaps anyway. Spencer Ware will continue to receive the bulk of the carries and has a favorable matchup versus the Saints, while Charcandrick West merits consideration as a desperation flex option as Ware's handcuff.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/23/16 8:04am ET
Contrary to a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs are optimistic that RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will be able to see limited snaps in Week 7's game against the New Orleans Saints, according to multiple sources. He will be tested in pregame warmups before the club decides whether or not to deactivate him.
Huddle Up: Despite a favorable matchup against a porous New Orleans defense that has allowed the most rushing touchdowns in the league (11), Charles should be avoided this week due to the uncertainty surrounding his health. He was a limited participant in practice Friday, Oct. 21, and has dealt with recent swelling in his surgically-repaired knee. Spencer Ware will receive the bulk of the carries for the Chiefs in Week 7 regardless of whether Charles suits up.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 10/23/16 7:27pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill ran twice for 23 yards and he added one catch for a 38-yard touchdown in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Hill is a playmaker with outstanding speed, and he might see more opportunities in the future after making the most of his chances in Week 7. He is worth scooping up in deeper fantasy leagues as a speculative pick for depth.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/23/16 7:27pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith completed 17 of his 24 pass attempts for 214 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints. He also rushed four times for seven yards.
Huddle Up: Smith has been a decent bye-week replacement and low-priced DFS option lately. He is a good streaming option in most fantasy leagues against a terrible Indianapolis secondary.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 10/23/16 7:26pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware rushed 17 times for 77 yards in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints, and he added two receptions for 54 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown.
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.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/23/16 7:26pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was active in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints, but he played a limited role due to swelling in his surgically-repaired knee. He had just one carry in the first half.
Huddle Up: Charles has been a bust so far, as he is slow to recover from his offseason knee surgery. Spencer Ware is performing well and will not come off the field as long as he is getting the job done. Avoid Charles until he is 100 percent healthy and/or Ware suffers a long-term injury to force Charles into a bigger role.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 10/23/16 7:29pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce managed just two receptions for 24 yards in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints. He was targeted just three times.
Huddle Up: Kelce has TE1 ability, but lately he has looked anything but that. He had 17 catches for 197 yards and a touchdown in his first three games, but he has just 10 grabs for 79 yards and a score over his past three outings. He 'should' bounce back with a big effort in Week 8 in Indianapolis, as the Colts pass defense is atrocious and Kelce should see plenty of open spaces to get free.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 10/23/16 7:28pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin posted four receptions for 40 yards in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints and he was targeted five times.
Huddle Up: Maclin has 49 or fewer yards in three of his past four outings, and he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 1. He is still worth keeping on a fantasy roster, but treat him as more of a WR3 heading into Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Charcandrick West - RBPosted 10/23/16 7:28pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West ran four times for just five yards in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints and he had one catch for just three yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: West did absolutely nothing with his five touches, and he would probably be relegated to the bench or a healthy scratch if Jamaal Charles were 100 percent healthy right now. Avoid him in all fantasy leagues.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/21/16 11:57am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 21, due to some swelling in his surgically repaired knee and will be listed as questionable for Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: It's not uncommon for players coming off an ACL surgery to experience swelling, so owners need to stay tuned for more updates. Spencer Ware was already going to start and handle the bulk of the backfield touches this week anyway, so perhaps the team will rest Charles this weekend in order to get him right for the second half of the season. If Charles sits, Charcandrick West would be Ware's handcuff and could be worth a desperation flex play against the Saints' hapless run defense.
Knile Davis - RBPosted 10/19/16 10:26pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Knile Davis worked with the scout team Wednesday, Oct. 19, while RB Don Jackson and WR Ty Montgomery spent a majority of the practice at running back. 'I did scout team, that was good to get my feet wet,' Davis said. 'I did special teams. It was cool. All day today, all day tomorrow, before the game. (I'll be) trying to learn as much as I can.'
Huddle Up: It certainly doesn't sound like Davis is in line for a meaningful role in Thursday's game with Chicago. He is worth adding in deeper fantasy leagues, but only as a speculative pick for future weeks if Eddie Lacy and James Starks remain sidelined.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/17/16 12:58pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) continues to see increased activity, but he is still not ready to assume the full workload according to head coach Andy Reid. 'Is he ready to carry it every down? I don?t think that?s where we're at right this minute. But he got more carries than he did against Pittsburgh, and his attitude ? from the get go ? has been give me the ball, I want to play. The attitude is awesome,' Reid said.
Huddle Up: Spencer Ware is still paying dividends for fantasy owners longer than most expected on draft day. He outtouched 26-11 Charles in Week 6 and held a 40-15 edge in snaps. Still, Charles is probably going to take over the lead role sometime in the next couple of weeks, making now a great buy-low opportunity for the 29-year-old back and a good time to see what Ware's trade value is.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/12/16 11:39am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) said he is just as fast as he was before he suffered his knee injury and is ready for more work against the Oakland Raiders in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Charles received only two carries in Week 4 but should be more involved in the offense in Week 6. He likely will share playing time with Spencer Ware during the game but could see some targets in the passing game out of the backfield. Charles can be a decent No. 2 running back for owners if he is ready to play.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 10/4/16 2:34pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has been targeted 37 times so far this season, but it has translated to just 20 catches for 244 yards and one touchdown.
Huddle Up: Maclin is barely a top-40 fantasy wide receiver through the first quarter of the season. He's being given the opportunities, but he's hardly catching 50 percent of his passes. When he does catch those passes, they aren't for many yards.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/2/16 10:40pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) made his season debut in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He ran twice for seven yards and had no receptions on one target.
Huddle Up: Andy Reid treated Charles with kid gloves in his one, but might be forced to use him more in future weeks with Charcandrick West sidelined and Knile Davis leaving this game early. Charles has two more weeks to get better before the team resumes play in Week 6.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/2/16 10:58pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith had a career-high 50 pass attempts in the Week 4 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished 30 for 50 with 287 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while running once for two yards.
Huddle Up: Smith remains a QB2 and bye-week replacement option only once the team returns from its own bye in Week 5.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/30/16 11:57am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will make his season debut in the team's Week 4 contest Sunday, Oct. 2, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It's good to see Charles finally ready to return after undergoing ACL surgery last year, but owners should still use caution with the talented 29-year-old in his first game back. Spencer Ware has done an admirable job stepping in, and even with Charcandrick West sidelined, Charles will most likely be on a snap count as he's eased back into game action.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 9/30/16 9:45pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill has to understand how to use his speed within the dimensions of the playing field, according to head coach Andy Reid, but Reid said he expects Hill to make plenty of big plays as he develops.
Huddle Up: Hill doesn't need to be owned in redraft leagues, but his elite speed makes him a potential lottery ticket in dynasty formats.
Charcandrick West - RBPosted 9/29/16 10:27am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (ankle) will not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: West may be in danger of missing the team's Week 4 game, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. He has been backing up Spencer Ware and is seeing limited playing time and could lose more time when Jamaal Charles returns. Owners may want to look for other options to use even if Ware plays.
Marcus Peters - CBPosted 9/29/16 11:03am ET
Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Peters (illness) will not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: Peters should still have a decent chance to play in Week 4 if he can recover from his illness. He leads the league in interceptions with four and should be an attractive option in IDP leagues even though he likely will be lined up against Antonio Brown when the Chiefs play the Pittsburgh Steelers this week.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/29/16 8:27pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: Charles could make his season debut this weekend, but he will likely be eased back into the mix. Leave him on your bench until he is back to being a focal point of the offense.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/28/16 5:48pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Huddle Up: Charles may have a chance to play in Week 4 but more will be known about his status later in the week. He probably would be eased back into the offense, which will make him a risky option for owners. Owners may want to see Charles play in a game before using him in their lineups.
Charcandrick West - RBPosted 9/28/16 5:38pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Huddle Up: West's status will be known later in the week, so owners will need to monitor the situation. West likely would receive limited playing time if he is active for the game but could be a flex option for owners.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/26/16 11:00am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) appears to have a decent chance to make his season debut in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Andy Reid admitted the team is being 'very cautious' in regards to Charles.
Huddle Up: Spencer Ware is making the cautious approach look like the right approach thus far, although Week 3 marked the first time he failed to top 100 total yards despite receiving a season-high 21 touches. The Chiefs go on their bye in Week 5, so a case could be made to sit Charles out one more game. Either way, Charles appears headed for a timeshare with Ware - at least initially - once he makes his return.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/25/16 6:56am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will not play in Week 3's game against the New York Jets, according to a source.
Huddle Up: This appears to be a precautionary measure for Charles, who has yet to suit up for a regular-season game this year but is likely to see action versus the Pittsburgh Steelers next week. RB Spencer Ware will once again serve as the team's lead back and should be viewed as an RB2 or flex option in most fantasy formats.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 9/25/16 9:00pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin was targeted seven times in Week 3 against the New York Jets, but he managed four catches for 35 yards.
Huddle Up: Maclin is averaging five receptions per game this season, which is decent in PPR leagues. However, his yardage total was a season low, and he hasn't found the end zone since the opener. He should be treated as a WR3 in most standard leagues until he gets untracked.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 9/25/16 9:00pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce completed six receptions for 89 yards with a touchdown in the Week 3 game against the New York Jets. He was targeted seven times.
Huddle Up: Kelce has rolled up five or more receptions in each of his three games, and Sunday's game marked his first foray into the end zone. He is a tremendous TE1 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 4 at Pittsburgh.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 9/25/16 8:26pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware carried 20 times for 75 yards in the Week 3 game against the New York Jets and he added one reception for eight yards on his only target.
Huddle Up: It wasn't a great day for Ware, but he was a serviceable RB2 in most fantasy formats. He faces a decent fantasy outlook in Week 4 in Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 9/23/16 12:55pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is unlikely to play in Week 3 against the New York Jets. While most of his work in practice this week was on the scout team, head coach Andy Reid said Charles saw a bit of first-team work as well.
Huddle Up: Charles appears primed for a Week 4 debut versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, although it should be noted the Chiefs have a Week 5 bye. Either way, he's almost certain to share backfield duties with Spencer Ware for at least a few weeks and possibly the remainder of the season when he returns. Kansas City's offense can support two backs in fantasy, although both will likely be relegated to RB2 status if they split work.
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