Travis Kelce - TEPosted 9/1/15 4:22pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce would be able to play if the Chiefs had a game Tuesday, Sept. 1, according to head coach Andy Reid. Kelce is recovering from an ankle sprain.
Huddle Up: Yes, Kelce's fantasy owners can take a breath now.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 8/31/15 6:06pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (leg) left practice early Monday, Aug. 31, because of a right leg injury. Kelce was able to walk off the field but did not return to practice.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs haven't updated Kelce's condition, so the extent of his injury isn't known yet. The fantasy community holds its breath while we wait further news.
Chris Conley - WRPosted 8/31/15 11:54pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley lined up at one of the starting wide receiver positions in practice Monday, Aug. 31. He replaced the injured WR Albert Wilson (shoulder), who was shaken up in the last preseason game against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: The speedy third-round pick has had a pedestrian preseason so far with three catches for 30 yards on six targets but there is certainly opportunity in the K.C. WR corps. Just don't expect much fantasy-wise outside of any Chief outside of the Big Three (Jamaal Charles, Travis Kelce and Jeremy Maclin).
Alex Smith - QBPosted 8/29/15 1:15am ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 16 of 18 passing for 171 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-10 win over the Tennessee Titans in the preseason Friday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: Smith led the Chiefs to three straight scoring drives before calling it a night in the second quarter. Smith won't play next week, so he finishes the preseason 33-of-46 for 294 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Smith will be a QB2 and bye-week replacement heading into the season.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 8/29/15 1:15am ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin had seven catches for 65 yards and a touchdown in a 34-10 win over the Tennessee Titans in a preseason game Friday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: Maclin was targeted seven times in the first half and caught all seven targets. The Chiefs have made it a priority to get Maclin the ball this preseason. Maclin hasn't been getting much love this offseason because Alex Smith didn't throw a touchdown pass to a wide receiver last year. However, Maclin has value at his current sixth round ADP
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 8/11/15 12:19am ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has impressed QB Alex Smith in practices this summer. 'I feel like that's the ultimate tool. For coach (Andy) Reid, he just loves drawing up stuff and creating stuff, so Jeremy will be all over the field,' Smith said. 'He'll be inside, he'll be outside, deep, short, running the ball, throwing the ball. I mean Jeremy is a guy that can do so much.' Head coach Andy Reid's schemes and offensive language remain largely the same from the time he and Maclin worked together with the Philadelphia Phillies, so Maclin doesn't need a ton of time to acclimate to his new offense.
Huddle Up: While Maclin's big-play prowess seems to a poor fit for the short passing game of Smith and the Chiefs, he'll receive plenty of targets as the clear No. 1 WR on a team where (yes, again) a wideout failed to catch a scoring pass last season.
Albert Wilson - WRPosted 8/7/15 11:30pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Albert Wilson was listed as the No. 2 receiver on the depth chart for their preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Wilson played well at the end of 2014 and has had a strong training camp so far. His upside is limited in the Chiefs' offense but Wilson is worth a flier later on in PPR drafts.
Jeremy Maclin - WRPosted 8/2/15 6:56pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin caught a long pass from QB Alex Smith on the second play of training camp Saturday, Aug. 1, and he caught a few more deep balls during the day. 'We've got a new weapon,' Smith said. 'We've got to test it out a little bit. We've known for a while what we've got with him.'
Huddle Up: The Maclin-K.C. match is an intriguing one to say the least as the big-play wideout had seven receptions of 40 or more yards last season -- more than double the total (3) of the entire K.C. team.
Chris Conley - WRPosted 7/30/15 4:03pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley (knee) is day to day with a knee strain.
Huddle Up: It's still early with the calendar still reading July, but the third-round pick is going to need all the camp and preseason reps he can get if he hopes to crack the Chiefs' top WR rotation heading into the regular season.
Eric Berry - SPosted 7/29/15 8:50am ET
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (illness) has been cleared to take the practice field with the team Wednesday, July 29. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in December 2014. After several rounds of thorough testing and a process that concluded Tuesday, July 28, he has been given the green light.
Huddle Up: Outstanding news for Berry, as well as the Chiefs' defense. Here's your early leader for the NFL's comeback player of the year.
Chris Conley - WRPosted 7/29/15 2:31pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley left practice early Wednesday, July 29, because of a knee strain.
Huddle Up: Not the way the third-round selection wanted to start things off as he attempts to snare a spot in the team's top-three WR rotation, and early reports indicate that he may miss up to a week. Something to keep an eye on in K.C.
Dontari Poe - DTPosted 7/28/15 5:12pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) is dealing with a herniated disk in his back and has had two epidurals.
Huddle Up: Tough news for the Chiefs and Poe's IDP owners as the two-time Pro Bowler underwent surgery July 15 after initially hurting his back in offseason workouts and will be out indefinitely. Poe, who had 46 total tackles and a career-high six sacks last season, is expected to miss the entire preseason and possibly a few regular-season contests as well.
Eric Berry - SPosted 7/28/15 11:42pm ET
Safety Eric Berry has been cleared medically to practice with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday, July 29, about eight months after being diagnosed with lymphoma. Berry will join Chiefs quarterbacks, rookies and players with recent injuries Wednesday for the start of a three-day minicamp at Missouri Western State University. The Chiefs begin full-squad training camp on Saturday.
Huddle Up: Fantasy or reality and/or K.C. fan or not, this news should make anyone's day.
Albert Wilson - WRPosted 7/26/15 9:26pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Albert Wilson is projected to be the No. 2 wide receiver behind WR Jeremy Maclin, according to ESPN.com's Adam Teicher.
Huddle Up: Wilson started two games and caught 16 of his 28 targets for 260 yards as an undrafted rookie last season and will have to hold off Jason Avant, Junior Hemingway, Frankie Hammond and rookie third-round pick Chris Conley to retain the No. 2 spot. Still, that's certainly no guarantee of fantasy success in K.C. where no WR managed to catch a TD pass last season.
Sean Smith - CBPosted 7/24/15 2:27pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs CB Sean Smith was suspended three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs ranked second to the Seahawks in passing yards allowed per game last season but will be without their top cover corner to open the season. Making it even tougher on K.C. is that dates with Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers fall within that opening three-game stretch.
Chris Conley - WRPosted 7/23/15 11:45pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley has shown a great deal of potential heading into training camp and the preseason. He has been working to master head coach Andy Reid's complex playbook, a task he said included flash cards and hotel-room route running.
Huddle Up: With free-agent Jeremy Maclin the only sure thing right now in the new-look K.C. WR corps, the third-rounder Conley has an excellent opportunity to step in and earn some immediate playing time. Check on his progress early in camp.
Demetrius Harris - TEPosted 7/17/15 11:59pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris' status for the start of training camp is uncertain because he underwent foot surgery earlier this offseason.
Huddle Up: The 6-foot-7 undrafted former college hoops player has caught three passes in eight NFL games so far in two seasons and is a true flier among deep-league TE fliers playing behind Travis Kelce.
Justin Houston - LBPosted 7/15/15 8:36pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal that includes $52.5 million guaranteed Wednesday, July 15. The deal is the richest in franchise history and the largest deal ever for a linebacker.
Huddle Up: The big money wasn't only given to offensive players today as the Chiefs locked up Houston for the foreseeable future. Now IDP owners can rest assured they'll have their sack machine available without risk of a holdout.
Derrick Johnson - LBPosted 7/14/15 4:37pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson said he's looking forward to training camp after missing all but one game last year with a torn Achilles' tendon. Johnson had missed practices during organized team activities with knee inflammation, but should be full go once training camp starts.
Huddle Up: With the LB turning 33 this November, the recovery time is taking a little longer now, but he's an IDP player you might be able to find at a bargain coming off the injury. Over his last four full seasons, Johnson has averaged 121 total tackles, 2.4 sacks, 8.8 passes defensed and two forced fumbles per year.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - QBPosted 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 - LBPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - QBPosted 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.
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