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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.

Tamba Hali - LB Posted 1/19/14 1:59pm et
Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali has a cap number of $11.4 for the 2014 season. The team might want to restructure his deal, lowering his base salary of $6.25 million to $855,000, creating roughly $2.7 million in cap room. The club might also release him and save nearly $6 million.
Huddle Up: Hali has racked up 46.5 sacks over the last 4 seasons -- which rank fourth in the league over that span -- and if K.C. doesn't want to pay him, you can bet some other team will, given the league-wide demand for pass-rushers.

Knile Davis - RB Posted 1/4/14 10:53pm et
Kansas City Chiefs RB Knile Davis (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Wild Card playoff game and will not return.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs already lost Jamaal Charles to a concussion; with Davis also out, Cyrus Gray becomes the Chiefs' primary ball-carrier.

Donnie Avery - WR Posted 1/4/14 10:53pm et
Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (head) left the Wild Card playoff game early and is being evaluated for a concussion. He is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Avery scored a 79-yard touchdown prior to exiting the game. In his absence Junior Hemingway and A.J. Jenkins saw increased action.

Jamaal Charles - RB Posted 1/4/14 10:53pm et
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (concussion) will not return to the Wild Card playoff game after suffering a concussion.
Huddle Up: Charles left the game after just three carries, leaving Knile Davis to handle the workload for KC until he went down with a knee injury.

Tamba Hali - LB Posted 1/3/14 2:43pm et
ESPN's Josina Anderson reported that Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali (knee) took part in a walk-through Friday, Jan. 3. His knee is feeling better than it did last week and barring a setback, the team expects him to play this weekend, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Hali is listed as questionable, but given that it's the playoff expect him to suit up in Indy on Saturday. Whether his impact as a pass rusher will be affected by his knee, however, remains to be seen.

Justin Houston - LB Posted 1/2/14 11:01pm et
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (elbow) is expected to play in the Wild Card playoff game. Houston has not played since dislocating his elbow Week 12.
Huddle Up: The K.C. pass rush just hasn't been the same since Houston and bookend pass-rusher Tamba Hali (knee, ankle) experienced late-season health issues. They'll likely need one or both if they hope to disrupt Andrew Luck on Saturday.

Dwayne Bowe - WR Posted 12/31/13 11:08am et
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said WR Dwayne Bowe (concussion) is making progress and is scheduled to participate in practice Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Bowe back at practice would be a big step towards his returning to action in the first round of the playoffs, though for the most part he's been a fantasy disappointment this season.

Dwayne Bowe - WR Posted 12/31/13 4:01pm et
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (concussion) has been cleared to practice Tuesday, Dec. 31, but has not been cleared to play.
Huddle Up: It's a step, and it's early enough in the process that there is plenty of time for Bowe to get clearance to play this weekend.

Junior Hemingway - WR Posted 12/28/13 12:58pm et
Kansas City Chiefs WR Junior Hemingway likely will start at wide receiver Week 17 in place of injured WR Dwayne Bowe (concussion).
Huddle Up: The Chiefs are resting their starters, so it will be Kansas City's second-team offense going up against the Chargers first-team defense. Hemingway will see some targets on Sunday but he's not a recommended fantasy play.

Dwayne Bowe - WR Posted 12/27/13 12:04am et
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe likely will not play Week 17 because of his concussion.
Huddle Up: With K.C. already locked in to the AFC's No. 5 seed and Andy Reid talking about resting players, don't plan on seeing Bowe on Sunday.

Dwayne Bowe - WR Posted 12/27/13 3:53pm et
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 17 against the San Diego Chargers. WR Junior Hemingway is Bowe's backup, but WR A.J. Jenkins could also see some targets as a result of Bowe's absence.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs are resting their starters this week against San Diego because they're locked into their playoff spot. Even if Bowe was healthy, he wouldn't have played on Sunday.

Andy Reid - TM Posted 12/24/13 12:56am et
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he has not decided if he will rest some of his players during the team's Week 17 game. Reid said he has had success with resting players in the past.
Huddle Up: With K.C. locked into the AFC's No. 5 seed, the fantasy owners of Jamaal Charles, Alex Smith and Dwayne Bowe need to be on high alert this week. The worst-case scenario, of course, is if the starters play only a half or so, thereby diluting fantasy values for both the starters and backups such as RB Knile Davis, et al.

Dexter McCluster - WR Posted 12/14/13 1:14pm et
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster (ankle) will not travel with the team for their Week 15 game and has been ruled out.
Huddle Up: McCluster's absence should mean more targets for Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles in the passing game. McCluster would have only been a flex possibility in deeper leagues at this point anyway.

Dexter McCluster - WR Posted 12/12/13 7:04pm et
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: This is a little more concerning than your average missed practice as it appears to be something that has flared up mid-week. McCluster has averaged nearly 5 catches per outing over the past 7 games, and his absence would also hurt the K.C. special teams as he is the team's primary punt returner. See if the outlook improves Friday.

Anthony Fasano - TE Posted 12/2/13 10:55am et
Kansas City Chiefs TE Anthony Fasano (concussion) left the Week 13 game against the Denver Broncos in the second half due to a concussion. He was unable to return.
Huddle Up: Fasano scored prior to exiting the game, which is about all fantasy owners could have asked for. He'll have to jump through the league-mandated protocols to return to action.

Justin Houston - LB Posted 12/2/13 8:46pm et
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid isn't optimistic that LB Justin Houston (elbow) will return to play in Week 14 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: The emerging pass-rusher, who was leading the league with 11 sacks, is dealing with a dislocated elbow and there is some doubt as to whether he'll be able to play again in the regular season. K.C.'s defense, meanwhile, has tailed off considerably, notching only 2 sacks total in its last 5 games and allowing 103 points over its past 3 outings.

Tamba Hali - LB Posted 11/27/13 3:23pm et
Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 27, but said he will play against the Denver Broncos in Week 13. 'I'll be ready to go,' said Hali, who sprained his ankle during last week's loss to the San Diego Chargers. 'I love the game. The training staff has done a great job of jumping on the injury and being proactive. I've been here early, in the pool and running. I'm feeling good.' Head coach Andy Reid said Hali has a 'good chance' of playing.
Huddle Up: This is good news for the Chiefs, who also have Justin Houston banged up. They will need that defense as healthy as possible against the Broncos this week.

Justin Houston - LB Posted 11/27/13 8:55pm et
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (elbow) will not need surgery on his dislocated elbow but may miss two to three weeks. There are sprained ligaments and torn muscles in the elbow.
Huddle Up: It's a big loss for the Chiefs' defense heading into their game with Denver. Houston has 44 tackles and 11 sacks on the season, so he'll be sorely missed. Kansas City's defense was great for fantasy owners most of the season but it's been struggling the past two weeks and injuries to Houston and Tamba Hali won't help. They aren't a recommended play this week.

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