Eric Berry - SPosted 11/24/14 8:09pm ET
The Kansas City Chiefs placed SS Eric Berry (illness) on the Non-Football Illness list Monday, Nov. 24, according to a source. Berry will miss the rest of the season. Berry underwent an MRI on his chest, which revealed a mass in his chest. The team believes he has lymphoma, but there is no definite diagnosis.
Huddle Up: A tough story coming out of K.C today, and first here's hoping for the best for Berry. In the meantime, it'll mean the Chiefs' secondary will have to adjust on the fly without their leader, who's had 37 total tackles and two passes defensed in 6 games this season. Ron Parker is slated to take over at SS with Husain Abdullah at FS.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 11/18/14 11:35pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ribs, shoulder) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Kelce has been dealing with nagging injuries all season but hasn't missed a start. The Chiefs' run-heavy offense, though, is limiting his targets and he's had only 5 catches for 56 yards and no scores over the last two games.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 11/15/14 10:29am ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith's average pass has only traveled 5.6 yards past the line of scrimmage this season, which is the shortest distance among quarterbacks in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Despite having a head coach with a pass happy reputation, the Chiefs have yet to ratchet up their passing attack with Smith. He's failed to reach 200 yards passing in 4 of the last 7 games, and failed to toss a touchdown in 2 of the last 3. No doubt having one of the least talented WR corps in the league isn't helping.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 11/13/14 11:54pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is ready for a bigger workload after his package was limited earlier in the season due to his playbook knowledge, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: Kelce's workload will most definitely increase if fellow TE Anthony Fasano is unable to play Sunday with a knee injury having kept him out of practice so far this week.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/31/14 5:36pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (shoulder) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 31, and is probable for Week 9 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Smith will be a full go Sunday and is a sneaky good QB start going against a Jets' defense that is surrendering the second most fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/30/14 7:37pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (shoulder) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: There was concern earlier in the week when it was surprisingly revealed that Smith had suffered a shoulder injury in last week's rout of the Rams, but his 2 straight days of full work so far leave little doubt that he'll be ready for the Week 9 tilt against the Jets.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 10/30/14 11:58pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ribs) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 30, after being limited Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Kelce has been dealing with the rib issue for several weeks now but hasn't missed a start. He has a favorable Week 9 matchup against the Jets, who allow the fourth most fantasy points to opposing TEs.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/29/14 9:20pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Charles will start against the Jets and while New York has a strong rush defense, Charles is still a Top 3 fantasy back this week.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/27/14 3:51pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 9 even with a sprained throwing shoulder.
Huddle Up: Smith injured his shoulder last week and the Chiefs went to a conservative gameplan against the Rams. Expect more of the same on Sunday versus the Jets if Smith isn't 100 percent.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/27/14 11:03pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 8 game.
Huddle Up: K.C. coach Andy Reid said Monday that the QB has a sprained right throwing shoulder but is optimistic that he'll be able to practice Wednesday when the team resumes workouts. Definitely a situation to monitor.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 10/24/14 6:13pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ribs) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 24, and is probable for Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: You can continue to count on Kelce, who leads K.C. in targets and has scored in 3 of the last 4 games.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 10/23/14 6:50pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ribs) was limited again in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Kelce has taken it slow so far this week, but there's no indication that he's in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Rams. Stay tuned, though ...
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/22/14 3:48pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles showed no signs of a concussion when he was checked after a helmet-to-helmet hit in Week 7, according to trainer Rick Burkholder. However, Charles said he was never checked, and he said after the game that the hit was no big deal. He changed his tune after the game: 'It definitely hurt,' Charles said. 'A couple plays later, I just (saw) this light buzz around my eyes and I was trying to catch 'em. But I was like, 'Let's get the ball and run again.'' Charles had other concussion symptoms, as well, but didn't think he had a concussion. He was cleared from the concussion protocol Tuesday, Oct. 21, and was cleared to practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, but the team will continue to monitor him.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Charles and his fantasy owners might have dodged a Week 7 bullet. He should be good to go for Sunday's game against the Rams but keep an eye on him just in case.
Donnie Avery - WRPosted 10/15/14 3:44pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin) has been ruled out for Week 7, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: The bye week wasn't sufficient to get Avery healed up, and K.C.'s leader in WR targets (24) will miss a second straight game, meaning more looks for Dwayne Bowe, Junior Hemingway and the TE duo of Travis Kelce and Anthony Fasano.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 10/9/14 12:07am ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith lost a touchdown pass after an official stat change from Week 5. Originally, he was credited with a touchdown pass to RB De'Anthony Thomas, but that has been changed to a touchdown run, as the pass was deemed a lateral.
Huddle Up: This will effect fantasy owners who started Smith, most likely in two-quarterback leagues.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/8/14 12:15am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has averaged more than 5 yards per carry in each of the past two games, and offensive line coach Doug Pederson said improved play from the offensive line has helped boost the rushing attack.
Huddle Up: Charles has gotten back on track after some early-season usage and injury issues, but he will be challenged immediately after the Week 6 bye going against the rushing defenses of Chargers, Rams, Jets, Bills and Seahawks.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 10/3/14 8:20pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 3, and is listed as probable for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Charles will start against the 49ers this week and is a RB1 like always.
Donnie Avery - WRPosted 10/2/14 2:06pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia and will not play in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Avery is tied for the team lead in targets with 24, and his absence means A.J. Jenkins likely gets the start against his former team Sunday in San Fran. Expect more looks for WR Dwayne Bowe and rapidly emerging TE Travis Kelce as well.
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.
Knile Davis - RBPosted 9/30/14 10:45am ET
Kansas City Cheifs RB Knile Davis rushed for a team-high 107 yards on 16 carries in Week 5 and added one catch for 12 yards.
Huddle Up: With KC dominating the Patriots there was no need to overwork Jamaal Charles coming back from injury, so Davis saw plenty of work. Doesn't feel like the Chiefs' MO going forward--they'll use a healthy Charles as much as necessary--but it does suggest that Davis will maintain at least some fantasy value even with Charles back in the lineup.
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.
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