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De'Anthony Thomas - RB Posted 7/28/14 8:59pm et
Kansas City Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas was compared to WR Devin Hester with his ability to make the first person miss in the return game, according to special teams coach Dave Toub.
Huddle Up: The rookie fourth-round pick might not see too many offensive touches with Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis and Cyrus Gray ahead of him on the depth chart, but he could prove to be a sneaky find in leagues that award special-teams points.

Jamaal Charles - RB Posted 7/23/14 2:25pm et
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, barring a major contract breakthrough.
Huddle Up: Given that Charles is pretty much the only playmaker of note on the offensive side of the ball in Kansas City, not to mention the short career expectancy of an NFL running back, this should hardly come as a surprise. The key now is for the situation to be resolved before those holding a top-three pick in their fantasy draft have to grapple with the "will he holdout or will he show up" dilemma when considering Charles.

Jamaal Charles - RB Posted 7/23/14 10:01pm et
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles received a two-year contract extension, bringing his total deal length to four years. Charles will receive $18.1 million in new money and an extra $5 million over the next two seasons, which will put him in the top five of highest-paid running backs. He will earn $8.3 million in 2014.
Huddle Up: And so ends one of the shortest holdouts in sports history as the Chiefs realized they have exactly one offensive playmaker on their roster and decided to pay him accordingly.

Jamaal Charles - RB Posted 7/22/14 11:32pm et
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not report to training camp, according to one source, but another told the Kansas City Star that the RB will show up Wednesday. In any case, Charles is said to be unhappy with his current contract as the RB is scheduled to earn $3.9 million this year, which ranks 14th among running backs. is reporting that Charles and the team are discussing a new contract.
Huddle Up: Between Alex Smith and Charles, the K.C. front office is quite busy this offseason on the contract front, but priority No. 1 has to be Charles, the Chiefs' unquestioned MVP and fantasy's top RB in 2013.

Aaron Murray - QB Posted 7/20/14 7:39pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Aaron Murray (knee) will continue to wear a brace on his knee while taking snaps in practice.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as the fifth-round pick was injured late in the 2013 college season. Meanwhile, that leaves Chase Daniel as a fairly clear-cut No. 2 behind starter Alex Smith.

Demetrius Harris - TE Posted 7/16/14 12:34am et
Kansas City Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris looks like a player ready to contribute this season, according to head coach Andy Reid. Meanwhile, Adam Teicher of believes Harris could receive plenty of looks if TE Travis Kelce (knee) is unable to play or is limited.
Huddle Up: Harris is a 6-foot-7, 230-pound former hoops player at Wisconsin- Milwaukee who spent his rookie season on the K.C. practice squad. Kelce remains the Chiefs' TE to watch, but keep Harris' name handy, particularly in deep leagues.

Dwayne Bowe - WR Posted 7/13/14 10:39pm et
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe looked great during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Bowe hit 4-year lows in catches (57) and yards (673) last season, but K.C. doesn't seem at all worried, doing nothing to address the position in the offseason. In short, the Chiefs and certain keeper-league owners are counting on Bowe's numbers to start trending in the opposite direction -- in a hurry.

Tamba Hali - LB Posted 7/11/14 12:11am et
Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali said he's been working two extra hours per day in order to 'stay on top of things and not slack.' He added that he still has a lot to accomplish in his career and that's what keeps him going during the offseason.
Huddle Up: Despite a banner fantasy year for the K.C. defense, Hali's 11 sacks and 46 total tackles in 2013 were down from recent seasons, but he did match his career high with 5 forced fumbles. Hali's IDP owners, meanwhile, are banking on a healthier season and a few more sacks from the veteran pass rusher this fall.

Sean McGrath - TE Posted 7/6/14 3:27pm et
Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath likely will be on the roster bubble if TEs Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce are healthy during training camp. McGrath will be competing with TE Demetrius Harris for a spot on the final roster.
Huddle Up: McGrath was K.C.'s top receiving TE last season, but only finished with 26 receptions for 302 yards and 2 TDs. The key player here is Kelce, the team's third-round pick in 2013 who had his rookie season wiped out by a preseason knee injury.

Junior Hemingway - WR Posted 6/15/14 7:23pm et
The Kansas City Chiefs like WR Junior Hemingway more as a slot receiver than on the outside.
Huddle Up: Hemingway, a 7th-round pick in 2012, had only 13 receptions for 125 yards for 2 TDs last season but now will get a lot look more looks now that Dexter McCluster has departed for Tennessee.

Alex Smith - QB Posted 6/8/14 5:29pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith could be in a good position as he and the team discusses a new contract, according to former agent Joel Corry. "Smith kind of has a little bit of leverage too because KC gave up two second-round picks for him and you really don't want to see someone walk after giving up two second-round picks," Corry said.
Huddle Up: Smith was one of fantasy's leading No. 2 QBs last season with 307 points, but it might be tough for the QB to top those numbers this fall as K.C. has failed to upgrade his pass-catching weapons.

Knile Davis - RB Posted 6/1/14 2:08pm et
Kansas City Chiefs RB Knile Davis (leg) was participating in organized team activities this week. He has been working as the top kick returner and No. 2 running back during workouts.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Davis is coming along fine from the broken leg/knee sprain he suffered in the Chiefs' wild-card loss to the Colts and will be a valuable handcuff playing behind stud Jamaal Charles.

Travis Kelce - TE Posted 5/30/14 6:25pm et
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) has attended the organized team activities but has not participated at this point. Head coach Andy Reid said the team will see how Kelce feels in June before deciding if he will participate in drills.
Huddle Up: Kelce has the talent to be a fantasy factor, especially in an Andy Reid offense, so it would behoove him to get healthy and on the field sooner rather than later if that fantasy impact is to come in 2014.

Aaron Murray - QB Posted 5/25/14 8:22pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Aaron Murray (knee) could be placed on injured reserve when the season begins. Murray tore his anterior cruciate ligament in November.
Huddle Up: There has been some thought that the fifth-round pick might be able to heal enough to come in and challenge for the Chiefs' No. 2 QB position, but Chase Daniel looks to be locked in behind Alex Smith for another season.

Alex Smith - QB Posted 5/24/14 1:53pm et
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said he is confident the team will be able to reach a contract agreement with QB Alex Smith. Smith is entering the final year of his contract.
Huddle Up: Smith has been a solid acquisition for the Chiefs; adding a few years to his contract should keep KC a contender while allowing the franchise to focus on upgrading other positions before getting serious about a quarterback of the future.

Aaron Murray - QB Posted 5/12/14 12:43pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Aaron Murray (knee) said he is feeling good and has been cleared to practice after he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in November. 'I'm ready to go right now,' Murray said. 'I'm fully doing everything when it comes to running, jumping, all my dropbacks, all my rollouts right and left. So there's really absolutely no restrictions right now. The doctors have given me the green light to go out there and do everything. I'm excited to get out there and practice next week.'
Huddle Up: It's not as if Murray is expected to compete for playing time right away in Kansas City, but the sooner he's able to get on the field the sooner he can pick up the offense--and the sooner the Chiefs can determine if they found themselves a sleeper QB.

Brandon Flowers - CB Posted 5/6/14 11:49pm et
According to reports, Kansas City Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers could be traded during in the NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: K.C. may have its sights on upgrading the secondary in this week's draft. Flowers started 13 games this past year for the Chiefs but hit career season lows with 1 interception and 9 passes defensed.

Eric Berry - S Posted 4/27/14 4:01pm et
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry said he has been working on his improving his technique this offseason so he can be better in coverage. 'Anything that helps my coverage and stuff like that (is good),' Berry said. 'I feel like that's a big part (of what) they put on me, to cover guys. I've got to make sure I'm on point with that stuff.'
Huddle Up: Berry, one of K.C's defensive stalwarts, has been remarkably consistent over the 3 seasons in which he's been healthy. He's had 10 passes defensed each year and ranged from 1 to 4 interceptions and from 82 to 87 total tackles.

Travis Kelce - TE Posted 4/6/14 3:36pm et
The Kansas City Chiefs have TE Anthony Fasano as the starter at tight end, but TE Travis Kelce will be the top pass-receiver at the position, and he is an important piece of the passing game
Huddle Up: Kelce, K.C.'s 3rd-round pick a year ago, spent his rookie season on IR due to a preseason knee injury but he has some definite pass- catching promise as evidenced by his 45-catch, 722-yards, 8-TD collegiate final season at Cincinnati in 2012.

Donnie Avery - WR Posted 4/6/14 3:53pm et
Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery is still listed as a starter, but it remains to be seen whether he will remain atop the depth chart or even make the team. The team has high hopes for WR A.J. Jenkins, who could potentially take away some of Avery's playing time if Jenkins develops. The team also plans to draft at least one receiver, and if he is ready to help right away, Avery might be released.
Huddle Up: With only 2 TD catches and 72 total fantasy points this past season, Avery wasn't even rosterable in most fantasy leagues and that doesn't figure to change much, even if he sticks around for a second season in K.C.

Alex Smith - QB Posted 3/18/14 7:25pm et
The Kansas City Chiefs' contract extension negotiations with QB Alex Smith are ongoing. He has one year and $7.5 million left on his current contract, and there remains no timetable for an extension to be reached, according to general manager John Dorsey.
Huddle Up: Look for Smith, who provided the Chiefs with the leadership and TD- to-interception ratio (23-7) they've been sorely lacking in recent seasons, to wind up with the extension he deserves no matter how much time it takes this offseason.

Travis Kelce - TE Posted 3/2/14 4:55pm et
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) should be ready for offseason training activities.
Huddle Up: Don't forget about Kelce -- the 2013 3rd-round pick whose preseason knee issues cost him his entire rookie season -- in K.C.'s quest to feature a play-making TE.

Donnie Avery - WR Posted 3/2/14 4:55pm et
The Kansas City Chiefs could release WR Donnie Avery, depending on what they do in free agency and/or the 2014 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Avery's debut season in K.C. lacked fantasy impact as he finished with only 40 catches, 2 scoring grabs and 1 100-yard game. Look for K.C. to prioritize getting a better weapon opposite Dwayne Bowe.

Knile Davis - RB Posted 2/22/14 8:54pm et
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said the team plans on giving RB Knile Davis (leg) more touches next season as long as he can recover from his broken leg. 'As we went on, we were able to do that with Knile,' Reid said. 'Knile was a rookie and he was learning every week and getting better every week. As the season went on we were able to give him the ball a little bit more. Coming into this season, we'll be able to mix it up a little bit better than what we did early in the season last year.'
Huddle Up: So long as Davis doesn't take too big a bite out of Jamaal Charles' workload, this is good news. A little more Davis makes him a solid handcuff and keeps Charles fresh to be one of--if not the--top back in fantasy football.

Tamba Hali - LB Posted 2/17/14 12:16am et
The Kansas City Chiefs are not expected to trade or release LB Tamba Hali this offseason. The team would save $5.5 million in salary cap space if they did release Hali.
Huddle Up: Earlier speculation had Hali possibly heading out of town, but it would be hard to give up on a player who ranks 4th in the league in sacks (46.5) over the past 4 seasons.

Alex Smith - QB Posted 2/10/14 1:45pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith said he would like to stay with the team but will not worry about his contract because he still has one year left on his contract. "I think at this point when you get veteran enough it's always year to year. You just understand it's the nature of the game. You've got to play good, otherwise you move on, so I don't care how many years you've got on a contract, for me it's just to be expected." Smith said he is excited about what the offense will be able to do next season because of the success they had in the second half of the 2013 season. "I'm very excited, if you look at our last eight or nine games offensively, we really did some good things and took off a little bit there," Smith said. "And we got some momentum heading into the offseason. Obviously the playoff game was tough to take, but there are some positive things, too."
Huddle Up: Expect the Chiefs to overhaul their receiving corps this offseason, which would go a long way towards helping Smith put up better fantasy numbers. More screen passes to Jamaal Charles wouldn't hurt, either.

Travis Kelce - TE Posted 2/9/14 4:52pm et
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce could receive plenty of playing time next season because of the receiving threat he can be for the offense.
Huddle Up: Anthony Fasano and Sean McGrath had some brief flashes, but for the most part, the TE play was a weakness in the K.C. passing game this past season. For that reason alone, don't sleep on Kelce, a 2012 3rd-round pick whose preseason knee issues wound up costing him his whole rookie season.

Alex Smith - QB Posted 2/4/14 4:40pm et
Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt hopes QB Alex Smith will be the long term answer at quarterback for the team. 'When we made the trade for him a year ago, that was part of the thinking,' Hunt said of re-signing Smith. 'I don't think that thinking has changed. He came in and did a nice job. We're glad to have him as a part of the Kansas City Chiefs, and we hope it's longer than a two-year stay.'
Huddle Up: Smith had a strong debut season (career-high 3,313 passing yards and 23 TDs) in K.C., and with the Chiefs desperate to end its perennial search for a QB, look for Smith to land a long-term extension.

Branden Albert - OT Posted 2/3/14 8:17pm et
Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent OT Branden Albert could be one of the Miami Dolphins' top targets once free agency begins.
Huddle Up: Miami has some offensive line issues, Albert wants to be paid like a left tackle, and the Chiefs drafted Eric Fisher first overall to play that position so Kansas City may not want to pay him as much. It certainly makes for a compelling reason the Dolphins would pursue Albert in free agency.

Dexter McCluster - WR Posted 2/2/14 4:35pm et
The Kansas City Chiefs may not re-sign impending free-agent WR Dexter McCluster this offseason because they added a similar player in WR Weston Dressler from the CFL.
Huddle Up: McCluster was overshadowed by teammate Jamaal Charles last season and posted his lowest total-yardage output (516) in the last 3 seasons with only 2 total TDs.

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