• Jamaal Charles - RB
    Posted 6/19/15 12:36am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will be taking a week off from football now that minicamp is over. Following the hiatus, Charles will begin an intense workout regimen. Charles said he would try to come back early and work with the Chiefs' strength and conditioning coach to get more in shape and back in the groove.

    Huddle Up: Charles, who turns 29 in December, currently is the Huddle's top-ranked fantasy RB, and to live up to that billing, he's likely going to need more than the 246 touches he had a season ago -- the second-lowest full-campaign total of his career. Getting in top shape now certainly will help his cause as he's not the biggest of backs at 5-11 and 200 pounds.

  • Chris Conley - WR
    Posted 6/17/15 2:11pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley has been receiving a lot of snaps with the starting offense, with satisfactory results. Conley also started with the first-team offense recently when WR Jeremy Maclin (foot) sat out with a sore foot.

    Huddle Up: The Chiefs' cupboard was bare at the receiver position, so it's not at all surprising to see Conley get some run with the starters. He may even work his way into position for a share of all those wide receiver touchdowns the Chiefs score. Oh, wait...

  • Da'Rick Rogers - WR
    Posted 6/16/15 2:02pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Da'Rick Rogers was released Tuesday, June 16.

    Huddle Up: It's not good when the still WR-needy Chiefs can't find room for you, and Rogers has now been released by three teams (Indy, Buffalo, K.C.) in less than two years.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB
    Posted 6/14/15 10:11pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will turn 29 by the end of the 2015 season, but he said he has no plans on slowing down and wants to play another six years. '(The game) has changed,' Charles said. 'They've got all kinds of technology now, all kinds of medicine people have come up with to stay healthy.'

    Huddle Up: Charles certainly hasn't been overused and has only exceeded 275 touches twice in his seven NFL seasons. That includes last season when he had 246 -- a personal full-season low over the last five years -- and his fantasy owners will be hoping for more out of the RB1.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB
    Posted 6/13/15 1:50pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has been compared to Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles by multiple teammates because of his size, speed and patience.

    Huddle Up: Gordon is unlikely to post Charles-like numbers right away, as the Chargers have Danny Woodhead to handle at least a chunk of the pass-catching duties. But that's still an impressive ceiling to have, and fantasy owners have to be salivating at Gordon's opportunity in San Diego.

  • Alex Smith - QB
    Posted 6/8/15 12:07am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has been asked to take more shots down the field this season. 'I like where Alex is,' offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said. 'But now in the spring, we want to see any quarterback shoot the ball down the field and at least test it. That gives him the comfort level the next time he's in that situation.'

    Huddle Up: Smith has averaged only 6.8 yards per attempt during his two seasons in K.C., and his new WR toys, Jeremy Maclin and third-round pick Chris Conley, should help bump up that figure if the play-calling allows.

  • Tamba Hali - LB
    Posted 5/26/15 7:45pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali (knee) said he is feeling good as he recovers from a knee scope he underwent this offseason to remove loose cartilage.

    Huddle Up: Hali is entering a contract year trying to bounce back from a six-year low in sacks (6) so keep an eye on his progress throughout the summer.

  • Albert Wilson - WR
    Posted 5/23/15 12:15am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Albert Wilson will be given the first chance to win the starting wide receiver job opposite WR Jeremy Maclin.

    Huddle Up: Wilson's main competition figures to be third-round pick Chris Conley with newcomers Jason Avant and Da'Rick Rogers and holdovers Junior Hemingway DeAnthony Thomas and Frankie Hammond also in the mix. Don't expect much fantasy production, though, out of the position unless the Chiefs starting airing it out more.

  • Chris Conley - WR
    Posted 5/13/15 5:40pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley signed his rookie four-year deal Wednesday, May 13.

    Huddle Up: Conley should be in the mix to score the Chiefs' first WR TD since 2013.

  • Jeremy Maclin - WR
    Posted 4/28/15 4:19pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin and QB Alex Smith played catch for the first time since Maclin was acquired this offseason. Maclin said everything was smooth and that he was simply trying to get a feel for how Smith threw the football. Smith said he believes Maclin's transition into the Chiefs' offense will be relatively smooth since he has already played for head coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia.

    Huddle Up: Coming off a knee injury that cost him the 2013 season, Maclin hit career highs in receptions (85), receiving yards (1,315) and TD catches (10) last season in Philly and while he'll be the No. 1 target for Smith, expect those numbers to fall off a little bit as the WR transitions to a run-heavy team.

  • Alex Smith - QB
    Posted 4/21/15 5:03pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (spleen) was medically cleared for the start of offseason practice, Monday, April 20. The Chiefs don't begin full-squad practices until May, 26.

    Huddle Up: Smith, as you may recall, missed the Chiefs' regular-season finale with a lacerated spleen, ending his late-season run in which he posted his three highest passing-yard totals of the year in Weeks 14-16. Overall, Smith finished the season as a low-end QB2 with with 267 fantasy points, but his stock is on the rise with the Chiefs adding FA WR Jeremy Maclin and also exploring other wideout options in the draft.

  • Derrick Johnson - LB
    Posted 3/31/15 11:01pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') and DE Mike DeVito (Achilles') are both pushing each other in their rehabs from torn Achilles' tendons. Both players also have a year left on their contracts. DeVito agreed to a pay cut that dropped his salary to $2.9 million. Johnson has a salary cap number of $5.2 million, and the Chiefs are only around $2.85 million under the 2015 cap. Kansas City could create more room by releasing Johnson, but the Chiefs are expected to hang onto him.

    Huddle Up: Johnson, who will turn 33 in November, led the Chiefs in tackles in his previous four full seasons (2010-13) so look for K.C. to hang onto the veteran leader. In addition, the LB will have almost a full calendar year to recover after playing in only one game last season.

  • Travis Kelce - TE
    Posted 3/20/15 5:43pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has been studying former NFL TE Tony Gonzalez's game tape to creatively find ways to improve Kelce's game, focusing on the fundamentals in relation to instinctual play.

    Huddle Up: Kelce had a breakout season a year ago with 67 receptions for 862 yards and five TDs to finish eighth among TEs with 116 fantasy points and should be even better this year with an upgraded K.C. WR corps to help deflect defensive attention.

  • Dwayne Bowe - WR
    Posted 3/19/15 2:23pm ET

    Free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe (Chiefs) is set to sign a contract with with the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Bowe fell far short of expectations during his final few seasons in K.C. but he'll still upgrade an Cleveland WR corps to the respectable range with Brian Hartline, Andrew Hawkins and Bowe comprising the top three.

  • Dwayne Bowe - WR
    Posted 3/15/15 5:22pm ET

    Free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe (Chiefs) is meeting with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, March 15, and the Browns hope to get a deal done before he leaves.

    Huddle Up: The Browns already have added free-agent wideout Brian Hartline but certainly need more able bodies at the position with the uncertainty surrounding Josh Gordon and Miles Austin not coming back.

  • Dwayne Bowe - WR
    Posted 3/12/15 8:24pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, March 12.

    Huddle Up: Bowe, who was stuck in the 60-catch, 750-yard range over the last three seasons, has seen his eight-year run in K.C. come to an unceremonious end and will now purse a new job. Speaking of which, the WR-needy Browns already are said to be in the hunt.

  • Dwayne Bowe - WR
    Posted 3/5/15 4:00pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe my be cut if the team can not trade him.

    Huddle Up: With the Chiefs expected to revamp their entire WR corps, Bowe's eight-year run in K.C. appears to be over, and it would be somewhat interesting to see the WR get a shot with a team more dedicated to the aerial game as K.C. QBs have thrown for the third-fewest yards (24,508) in the league during Bowe's tenure.

  • Justin Houston - LB
    Posted 3/1/15 5:14pm ET

    Free-agent LB Justin Houston (Chiefs) is moving closer to franchise tag status with the Kansas City Chiefs. There were rumors talks on a new deal had begun, but sources indicate the rumors are false and the team will likely slap the tag on Houston.

    Huddle Up: Either way, the Chiefs are determined that the 2014 NFL sacks leader will remain in K.C. for at least another season. Look for contract talks to pick up soon, though, after Houston is tagged as expected.

  • Travis Kelce - TE
    Posted 2/26/15 7:02pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce, who led the team with 67 catches and 862 receiving yards in 2014, is expected to be a more prominent part of the passing offense in 2015 after the team released TE Anthony Fasano on Thursday, Feb. 26. Kelce was in the lineup for roughly 65 percent of the snaps last year. However, the Chiefs were most effective with three tight ends in the lineup last year, so they may shop for another tight end in the draft of in free agency.

    Huddle Up: Kelce was a 2014 sleeper who lived up to -- or at least came close to -- breakout expectations, finishing eighth among TEs with 116 fantasy points. Kelce could also receive an additional boost if the Chiefs finally add some competent WR help this offseason.

  • A.J. Jenkins - WR
    Posted 2/17/15 4:04pm ET

    The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran WRs A.J. Jenkins and Donnie Avery on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

    Huddle Up: The Chiefs' long-awaited overhaul of their talent-poor WR corps has begun with the the team jettisoning Jenkins and Avery, who combined for five starts, 24 receptions and 269 yards and -- as was seen on Twitter on Tuesday -- zero of the team's zero WR TD receptions last season.

  • Justin Houston - LB
    Posted 2/15/15 9:11pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent LB Justin Houston's agent is expected to talk with the Chiefs this week about a possible long-term contract for Houston, according to a source. The Chiefs are expected to place the franchise tag on Houston if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement on a new deal.

    Huddle Up: Houston had a breakout year last season with 22 sacks after notching a combined 26.5 in his first three seasons and look for him to remain in K.C. one way or the other.

  • Justin Houston - LB
    Posted 2/8/15 5:02pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs OLB Justin Houston is likely to receive the franchise tag before free agency gets underway next month.

    Huddle Up: The 26-year-old Houston, who led the league with 22 sacks to double his previous season high, would be one of the hottest FA commodities if he was allowed to hit the market, but that's not going to happen with the playmaker-needy Chiefs.

  • Alex Smith - QB
    Posted 1/29/15 3:51pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith needs more weapons around him, according to impending free-agent LB Justin Houston. He believes the Chiefs can win a championship with Smith. "For the past two years we had winning seasons. This year, I feel like our offensive line struggled a little bit, we had some injuries that caused him to get sacked more than usual. But I think we can do it," Houston noted.

    Huddle Up: The Chiefs neglected to add WR help last offseason and wound up with a wideout corps that inexplicably failed to catch a TD pass all season. Don't look for K.C. to make this same mistake this offseason.

  • Dwayne Bowe - WR
    Posted 1/7/15 12:41am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe is a candidate to be cut this offseason if the team can't work out a reduced contract with him.

    Huddle Up: As if the group's zero TD catches wasn't a clear-enough signal, the Chiefs possess one of the league's weakest WR corps, and Bowe's 60 catches for 754 yards is more suited for a No. 2 WR role. Look for K.C. to make a move for a top-level wideout -- either via free-agency or the draft -- after failing to address the need last offseason.

  • Alex Smith - QB
    Posted 12/26/14 2:53pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith will not play in the team's Week 17 game after suffering a lacerated spleen in last Sunday's loss to the Steelers. Chase Daniel will start the Week 17 finale against the Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Tough news, particularly leading up to a must-win game for the Chiefs and Smith, who is coming off his three highest passing-yardage games (293, 297 & 311) of the season over the last three outings.

  • Chase Daniel - QB
    Posted 12/26/14 2:54pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Chase Daniel is expected to start in the team's Week 17 game after it was announced that starter Alex Smiuth suffered a lacerated spleen in the Week 16 loss against the Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Daniel, a career backup, has made one career start, and ironically it came in last season's regular-season finale against the Chargers in which he finished 21-of-30 for 200 yards and a TD. He also ran for 59 yards on seven carries and is certainly a viable pickup if you've been counting on Smith and your waiver wire is bare.

  • Dwayne Bowe - WR
    Posted 12/22/14 8:00pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) is dealing with what the team is calling a sprained shoulder, and his availability for Week 17 against the San Diego Chargers is in question. However, head coach Andy Reid is optimistic that Bowe will be able to play in the season finale. Bowe missed all of practice last week while dealing with the flu and still caught six passes for 57 yards in Week 16. "Knowing Dwayne, he doesn't miss much,' Reid said. "I think he'll be OK once it's all said and done here. We've got a little different schedule because of Christmas, and we'll practice tomorrow. It will be a stretch for him to practice to be able to do that tomorrow but as the week goes on, he'll be there."

    Huddle Up: Bowe has 57 catches for 724 yards but no TDs this season as the K.C. WR scoreless drought drones on. If you're counting on Bowe in the regular-season finale, monitor the late-week practice reports coming out of K.C.

  • Dwayne Bowe - WR
    Posted 12/19/14 6:35pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (flu) did not practice for the third straight day this week Friday, Dec. 19, and is questionable for Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, head coach Andy Reid is confident that Bowe will play against the Steelers. "He's taken in some fluids and trying to maintain keeping those fluids in," Reid said. "We'll just see how he does. He is making improvement, but he did not practice today."

    Huddle Up: Sounds like a nasty bug but he figures to be well enough by Sunday. Whether he can break the K.C. WR TD drought, though, remains very doubtful.

  • Dwayne Bowe - WR
    Posted 12/18/14 10:10pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe missed his second straight practice due to an illness Thursday, Dec. 18.

    Huddle Up: Bowe has missed the team's first two practices of the week but should be good to go come Sunday in Pittsburgh.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB
    Posted 12/13/14 5:55pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) is expected to have a full workload Sunday, Dec. 14, according to head coach Andy Reid.

    Huddle Up: Charles is locked in as a Top 3 fantasy back this week. Fantasy owners should have no worries.

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