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  • Jerick McKinnon Catches Touchdown Against Cincinnati

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon caught two passes for nine yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. On the ground, he had eight carries for 51 yards. It was a good performance from McKinnon, but it was also his best game of the season and comes after a week where he didn't even have a rushing attempt. This is Isiah Pacheco's backfield, and McKinnon's probably not going to repeat this performance against the Broncos next week.

    Dec 4 · Source via Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Travis Kelce Quiet Against Bengals

    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught four passes for 56 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He was targeted six times, his lowest mark of the season. This was just the third time this year that Kelce finished a game without either a touchdown or 100-plus yards. Still, when his lowest PPR score of the season was this week's 9.6 points, it's clear why Kelce is an elite fantasy tight end, since 9.6 PPR points is a solid day for a position that's not very deep in fantasy.

    Dec 4 · Source via Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling Leads Team In Yards In Week 13

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling tied the team lead in targets in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, as quarterback Patrick Mahomes looked his way six times. He only caught two of those passes, but he made both count, as he finished with 71 yards, though MVS also dropped a pass in the end zone. With 50 or more yards in three of the last four games, Valdes-Scantling has some appeal as a WR4 dart throw.

    Dec 4 · Source via Chiefs Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • Isiah Pacheco Scores Touchdown Against Bengals

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco carried the ball 14 times for 66 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He also caught two passes for 16 yards. This now makes four games in a row with double-digit carries for Pacheco, as well as two weeks in a row with a rushing touchdown. It took a bit, but the preseason hype on Pacheco is finally paying off. He's a weekly RB2 option right now.

    Dec 4 · Source via Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Patrick Mahomes Relatively Quiet Against Bengals

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes posted one of his worst passing lines of the season in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, completing a season-low 16 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown. The yardage total was also his lowest of the year. Mahomes added nine yards and a touchdown on the ground though, which helped boost his overall fantasy numbers. The fact that Mahomes can still score almost 20 fantasy points during a "bad" game is more proof of why Mahomes is an elite fantasy quarterback.

    Dec 4 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Frank Clark Questionable For Week 13

    Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (illness) has been added to the injury report ahead of the Week 13 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. The 29-year-old is reportedly dealing with an illness, so the team will likely wait and see how he feels closer to game time. Right now, the 29-year-old should be considered questionable for this game. Through nine games, Clark has 23 tackles and three sacks this season. The Chiefs defense would certainly take a hit if the three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher is forced to sit out.

    Dec 4 · Source via Chiefs Frank Clark
  • Skyy Moore Hoping To Remain Involved Against Cincy

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Skyy Moore has totaled 10 catches for 99 yards in his previous two games. Although the rookie hasn't scored a touchdown, his increase in production has been a welcome sight, especially for those who'd thought he'd be hot right out of the gate in 2022-23. While Moore has a way to go before being a must-start fantasy option, he may continue to benefit without Kadarius Toney (hamstring), Mecole Hardman (abdomen), and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) for the Week 13 AFC Championship rematch versus Cincinnati. However, Travis Kelce, JuJu Smith-Schuster (illness), and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (shoulder) will be on the field, so Moore will need to fight for targets from Patrick Mahomes. That said, the wideout has upside for those with nowhere else to turn, so he deserves starting considering for a likely high-scoring affair.

    Dec 3 · Source via Chiefs Skyy Moore
  • Travis Kelce Is Elite Fantasy Option For Week 13

    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce remains the top tight end in fantasy heading into Sunday's meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals. In half-PPR scoring, Kelce is averaging 18.4 points per game, while the No. 2 player in scoring at tight end is averaging 11.9 points. Kelce's a huge positional advantage and should be played as an elite TE1 every week no matter what. The Bengals have only allowed two touchdowns to tight ends this season, but it's hard to really factor in concerns like that when we're talking about Kelce.

    Dec 2 · Source via Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Isiah Pacheco Has RB2 Appeal In Week 13

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco has locked himself in as the team's No. 1 running back, with the rookie toting the ball 22 times last week against the Rams. That makes three games in a row with double-digit carries, and at least 80 all-purpose yards. It's been difficult to trust any Chiefs running back during the Patrick Mahomes era because of how pass-oriented the team is, but Pacheco's trends look good here. The Bengals have had a solid run defense though, allowing the ninth-fewest rushing yards to opposing running backs, so there's definitely still risk here with Pacheco.

    Dec 2 · Source via Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Patrick Mahomes Remains Top Fantasy Play In Week 13

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes currently leads all NFL quarterbacks in fantasy points per game, and he's thrown for at least 300 yards in six consecutive games. The Chiefs don't really have much of a running game, leading to a heavy reliance on their quarterback, which Mahomes has usually been up to this season, as the team's lost just twice all year. The Bengals are probably one of his tougher matchups, but there's no reason to think that he won't finish as a fantasy QB1 again this time out. Lock Mahomes in as your starting fantasy quarterback.

    Dec 2 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Kadarius Toney Ruled Out Again In Week 13

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Week 13 contest versus the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Toney aggravating a pre-existing hamstring injury in Week 11 and will miss his second straight game in Week 13. The 23-year-old should probably remain stashed in most fantasy leagues because of his upside in this high-octane Chiefs offense, but the former first-rounder can't seem to shake the injury bug early in his career. With the 23-year-old out again, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling should serve as the primary receivers alongside All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce. Justin Watson and rookie Skyy Moore will fight for the No. 3 receiving job.

    Dec 2 · Source via Chiefs Kadarius Toney
  • Jerick McKinnon Expected To Play

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) is expected to play against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to head coach Andy Reid. Rookie Isiah Pacheco has taken over the starting running back job in Kansas City, but McKinnon has deep-league flex value in PPR leagues. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) is out for at least another two weeks with an ankle injury, and it remains to be seen what impact Melvin Gordon III will have on this backfield after just signing to the practice squad this week.

    Dec 2 · Source via Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster Returns To Practice Thursday

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (illness) returned to practice on Thursday after he missed Wednesday's session with an illness. Smith-Schuster should be just fine to suit up in Sunday's rematch of last year's AFC Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The 26-year-old should be a fine target as a WR3/flex for fantasy managers, although he's disappointed in his last two games with only five receptions on seven targets for 71 scoreless yards. Cincy's defense has been more stingy against opposing receivers in the last three weeks, only allowing 22.3 half-PPR points to the position. If Smith-Schuster plays more than the 38 percent of the snaps he's seen in each of the last two weeks, he should have a fine game for fantasy managers.

    Dec 1 · Source via Chiefs JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Jerick McKinnon, Kadarius Toney Won't Practice

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) and wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hamstring) won't practice on Thursday. Neither player has practiced yet this week, leaving their availability in question for this weekend's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Toney would be in line to miss his second straight game. If McKinnon is out, Ronald Jones would have his biggest role of the season as the backup to rookie Isiah Pacheco. The Chiefs signed Melvin Gordon III this week as well, but he'll probably need some more time to learn the playbook. Toney, a former first-rounder, continues to be hampered by injuries early in his career. If he misses another game, Justin Watson and rookie Skyy Moore will continue to see more opportunities behind JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

    Dec 1 · Source via Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Misses Practice On Wednesday

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) did not participate in the team's practice on Wednesday. McKinnon, who has mostly been utilized as a pass-catching option, has not yet missed a game this season. Rookie Isiah Pacheco should continue to handle the majority of carries regardless of McKinnon's status, but recent signee Melvin Gordon could be elevated to Kansas City's active roster if the 30-year-old is unable to suit up this week. Although Pacheco is likely the only back worth starting on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, this could be a situation to monitor in PPR fantasy formats.

    Nov 30 · Source via Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Juju Smith-Schuster, Kadarius Toney Sidelined On Wednesday

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (illness) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring) were absent from the team's practice on Wednesday. Smith-Schuster was able to play in Week 12 and should have plenty of time to get healthy for Sunday, but Toney's status is more of a mystery. Head coach Andy Reid labeled Toney as day-to-day, but the second-year wideout has dealt with hamstring issues all season and could be in danger of missing a second straight contest. Fantasy managers should keep a close eye on the status of both players heading into what could be a high-scoring duel with the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Nov 30 · Source via Chiefs JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Brandon Williams Signs With Chiefs

    Long-time former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams, who has been waiting for the right opportunity, signed with the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad on Tuesday with the idea of going to the active roster, according to sources. Williams will reunite with defensive line coach Joe Cullen. The 33-year-old nicknamed Big Baby will give the Chiefs some veteran defensive line depth in the trenches the rest of the way. Williams started 13 games for the Ravens last year and finished with 35 tackles (15 solo), four tackles for loss, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery. He was a Pro Bowler with Baltimore in 2018 and has 6.5 career sacks in nine NFL seasons, all with the Ravens.

    Nov 29 · Source via Chiefs Brandon Williams
  • Melvin Gordon III Expected To Sign With Chiefs

    Two-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon III is expected to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad, according to a source. Gordon was released by the Denver Broncos last week, but he should be active soon and will give the Chiefs another weapon for the stretch run with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) on Injured Reserve. Gordon is no longer in his prime and has fumbling issues (five fumbles in 10 games this year), but he could be a weapon for the Chiefs' high-octane offense alongside rookie Isiah Pacheco and pass-catching back Jerick McKinnon to close out the 2022 season. The 29-year-old had 90 carries for 318 yards (3.5 yards per carry) and two touchdowns while adding 25 receptions on 32 targets for 223 yards in his 10 games with the Broncos this year. He'll be a waiver-wire stash in deeper leagues.

    Nov 28 · Source via Chiefs Melvin Gordon
  • Kadarius Toney Day-To-Day With Hamstring Injury

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney is being labeled day-to-day with his hamstring injury that has bothered him since early in the season when he was a member of the New York Giants. The second-year wideout has only appeared in four games this season after missing seven last year, so head coach Andy Reid is cautious with him. He has upside in the powerful Chiefs' offense, but expect the team to wait until he's close to 100 percent to put him back on the field. Skyy Moore and Justin Watson seem to benefit most from Toney and Mecole Hardman's absence.

    Nov 28 · Source via Chiefs Kadarius Toney
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster Quiet Against Rams

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was targeted just three times in Sunday's win over the Rams, catching all three passes for 38 yards. Smith-Schusterwho was returning from a concussionmade the best of his opportunities, but with Patrick Mahomes targeting 10 different players, there just weren't a lot of chances to go around. Smith-Schuster's still a WR3 with upside going forward, as the Chiefs offense should produce better most weeks than it did on Sunday.

    Nov 27 · Source via Chiefs JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Travis Kelce Finds End Zone In Week 12

    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught four passes for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Rams. He was targeted a team-high eight times. Kelce has now caught 12 touchdowns this season, but this game also saw him finish with his fewest yards since Week 5. But if 57 yards and a score is someone's worst game this month, that really just speaks to how important Kelce is in fantasy. The gap between him and the rest of the tight ends in the league is immense.

    Nov 27 · Source via Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Isiah Pacheco Dominates Backfield Touches In Week 12

    Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Isiah Pacheco had 22 of the team's 30 carries in Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Rams, finishing with 69 rushing yards and a touchdown. He also had a 17-yard reception. Pacheco has taken clear control of this Kansas City backfield over the last few games, and it's clear that Jerick McKinnon and Ronald Jones won't cut into that role very much. Pacheco should be viewed as an RB2 option because of his workload, though the Chiefs offense is usually fairly pass-heavy.

    Nov 27 · Source via Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Patrick Mahomes Solid Against Rams

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes didn't have his best showing on Sunday against the Rams, but even Mahomes when he's not at his best is pretty good. He was 27-for-42 for 320 yards in the win, throwing a touchdown on the first drive, but then failing to find the end zone again. He was picked off once, and also added 36 rushing yards. Mahomes is a must-start QB1 every week.

    Nov 27 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Ronald Jones Active For Chiefs Debut

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Ronald Jones is officially active for Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams. The veteran back had been a healthy scratch all season long, but he's active for his Chiefs debut this Sunday after Clyde Edwards-Helaire was placed on IR. Look for Jones to fill a depth role behind Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon this week.

    Nov 27 · Source via Chiefs Ronald Jones
  • Jerick McKinnon Trending Up In PPR Leagues

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon continues to see his value rise in PPR leagues. The pass-catching back should play more snaps after Clyde Edwards-Helaire was placed on IR. With rookie Isiah Pacheco primarily earning early-down snaps, it's up to McKinnon to perform in the receiving game. This bodes well for his fantasy stock, especially in leagues where players are rewarded for catching passes. Given this fact, the 30-year-old can be viewed as a FLEX option against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.

    Nov 26 · Source via Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Harrison Butker Has Strong Upside In Week 12

    Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker is having arguably the worst season of his NFL career, making just 72.7% of his field goal attempts. But he looked sharp last week, going 3-for-3 on field goals and 3-for-3 on extra points in a win over the Chargers. The nature of this Chiefs offense puts Butker in a position to take a large number of kicks each week, even if most of them are extra points. He should be considered a high-upside kicker play every game. Play him against the Rams in Week 12.

    Nov 26 · Source via Chiefs Harrison Butker
  • Travis Kelce Remains Top Fantasy Tight End Play In Week 12

    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught three touchdowns last week against the Chargers, bringing his total this season to 11, which has already tied his career high. After personnel changes in the offseason, Kelce is now the unquestioned top option in this Chiefs offense, and he's averaging 9.4 targets per game. Kelce is a must-start regardless of matchup, though it's worth pointing out that the Rams allow the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends this year.

    Nov 26 · Source via Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Isiah Pacheco Has Low-End RB2 Appeal For Week 12

    Kansas City Chiefs running Isiah Pacheco has taken the reins of the team's backfield, and last week produced the first 100-yard rushing game for the team all season. He now has 189 yards over the last two games. But he also has zero targets over that time and the Chiefs offense is notorious for how pass-heavy it is, so while Pacheco has played well, he has a lower floor than a lot of other RB2 options, lowering his value ahead of Sunday's meeting with a Rams team that allows the fourth-fewest rushing yards per game in the NFL.

    Nov 26 · Source via Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Patrick Mahomes Looks To Keep Rolling Against Rams

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has thrown for seven touchdowns in the past two games plus has five games in a row of over 300 passing yards. In Week 12, he'll look to keep that streak alive against the Rams. Mahomes has faced the Rams just once in his career, passing for 478 yards and six touchdowns, but that was in a game where both teams were on top of their game. This Rams team isn't as competitive, so Mahomes shouldn't need to do too much in this one, though he's an obvious must-start and a top-five play this week. The Rams do allow the 10th-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing QBs, but Mahomes is matchup-proof.

    Nov 26 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Chiefs Rule Out Kadarius Toney

    The Kansas City Chiefs ruled out wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hamstring) for the Week 12 game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Toney aggravated a hamstring injury in the Week 11 win over the Los Angeles Chargers and was unable to practice at all this week. Given the 23-year-old's extensive injury history early in his NFL career, it's fair to wonder when he'll make it back for the Chiefs. The former first-rounder has plenty of upside, especially in this Chiefs offense, so he's still worth stashing in the majority of fantasy leagues. The Chiefs will be getting JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) back this weekend, so he and Marquez Valdes-Scantling should be KC's top two receivers against the Rams, with Justin Watson and rookie Skyy Moore battling for No. 3 duties with Mecole Hardman (abdomen) on Injured Reserve.

    Nov 25 · Source via Chiefs Kadarius Toney
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster Expected To Face Rams

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion protocol) is expected to play against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12. Smith-Schuster missed the game last week against the Los Angeles Chargers with a concussion but appears to be ready to go. The Rams have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to wide receivers thus far, and since Kadarius Toney (hamstring) likely won't play and Mecole Hardman (abdomen) is on Injured Reserve, Smith-Schuster's upside is sky-high in his return. He and Travis Kelce should be Patrick Mahomes' clear No. 1 and No. 2 targets moving forward.

    Nov 25 · Source via Chiefs JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Juju Smith-Schuster Practices Wednesday, Kadarius Toney Absent

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, while teammate Kadarius Toney (hamstring) missed Wednesday's session. Smith-Schuster missed the Week 11 win over the Chargers and will look to clear the concussion protocol within the next few days. The 26-year-old caught 46 passes for 615 yards and two touchdowns over nine games in 2022. Toney exited last Sunday's win over the Chargers early with a hamstring injury. The 23-year-old will have two more chances to practice ahead of Sunday's contest against the Rams. Toney is considered day-to-day.

    Nov 23 · Source via Chiefs JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire Goes On Injured Reserve

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) was placed on Injured Reserve on Wednesday with a high-ankle sprain that he suffered in Sunday night's win over the Los Angeles Chargers. It means that Edwards-Helaire will miss at least the next four games for the Chiefs, which basically makes him droppable in single-year leagues. CEH's injury makes both rookie Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon more attractive in fantasy, while Ronald Jones will serve in a change-of-pace RB3 role for KC moving forward. Expect Pacheco to lead the Chiefs backfield now, with McKinnon being more of the third-down/pass-catching back. It has been another disappointing season for Edwards-Helaire, as he has just 71 carries for 302 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and three rushing TDs in 10 games played, adding 17 catches for 151 yards and three more scores.

    Nov 23 · Source via Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire
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