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  • Chiefs Want Clyde Edwards-Helaire To Improve At Goal Line

    Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran for 138 yards in his first NFL game and leads the league in that department after just one week, but the young back needs to improve near the goal line. He gained minus-two yards on six carries in goal-to-go situations against the Texans. Running backs coach Deland McCullough suggested that the rookie would remain the team's goal-line back in Week 2 against the Chargers. "Although it was a good performance, he knows he left some things out there on the field that could have helped us to be better," offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said. Fantasy managers shouldn't worry, as CEH should continue to see a big workload. He's a must-start each and every week in this explosive Chiefs offense.

    Sep 17 · Source via Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • Sammy Watkins Has A Lot To Live Up To

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins continued his streak of having a dominant Week 1 against the Houston Texans in his opening game, but he's unlikely to match that production in Week 2. Watkins put together a strong line of seven catches, 82 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, but he will face off against the Chargers, who dominated the receiver in 2019. In a pair of matchups against the Chargers, Watkins caught just three passes for 34 yards. Although the Chiefs have a new weapon that could break out at any time, Watkins doesnt seem like the safest bet. With plenty of mouths to feed in KC, including Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, Watkins will also compete with wide receivers Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman for targets. He is best suited as a boom/bust flex player in deeper leagues.

    Sep 17 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Travis Kelce Has Struggled Versus Chargers In His Career

    Despite being arguably the best tight end option in the league, Kansas City Chiefs tight endTravis Kelce has generally struggled versus the Chargers. Kelce will go up against the Chargers on Sunday, but he has never eclipsed the 100-yard mark and only owns one touchdown in his 12 career games against the division rivals. Kelce hauled in all six targets in Week 1 and chipped in a touchdown to go along with 50 yards. The Chargers have held the tight end standout to just 41 yards per game throughout his career, and owners in DFS should take notice, as this may not be the best week to start the All-Pro. Managers in weekly leagues should still roll out one of the game's best at his position, but shouldnt expect the huge numbers he is capable of in Week 2.

    Sep 17 · Source via Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Tyreek Hill Draws Tough Matchup Versus Chargers

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will look for better results against the Chargers in Week, 2 as they are a team that has generally shut the star receiver down. Hill does own five touchdowns against the Chargers, but he has only had one game with over 100 yards in eight career matchups. With the Chiefs having explosive options all over the field, Week 2 may be a good time for DFS players to avoid Hill. Even with the tough matchup, managers in weekly leagues should still start Hill, as he has too much potential to sit on the bench. Hill is coming off of a quiet opener with just five catches for 46 yards and a touchdown, but Week 2 may not be his best chance at putting up WR1 numbers.

    Sep 17 · Source via Chiefs Tyreek Hill
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire Seeks To Improve In Short Yardage

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire will look to build off a dominant debut in Week 1. Edwards-Helaire received 66.7% of the snaps given to the run game in Week 1. Darrel Williams is likely to operate as the third down back for now, but it appears to be the rookies job to lose. If there was one thing that Edwards-Helaire struggled with in his debut, it was short yardage gains as he was stuffed a whopping six times at the goal line. Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy said that the rookie has got to do a better job in that situation and that the rookie knows he left some things on the field that could have helped the Chiefs. Managers should feel confident firing up the Chiefs first-round with a date against the Chargers Sunday afternoon.

    Sep 17 · Source via Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • Patrick Mahomes Looks To Continue Success Against Chargers

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is in for a tasty treat in a matchup versus the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Mahomes is coming off of a three touchdown performance on Thursday versus the Texans and will look to keep the momentum going. Arguably the best fantasy quarterback, Mahomes faces a Chargers team that he tore up in 2019 for six touchdowns, zero interceptions and 499 yards over two contests. Making things more favorable, the Chargers Defense will be without linebacker Drue Tranquill (ankle) and their star defensive lineman Joey Bosa (triceps) banged up, but expected to play. It should be a given that managers should start Mahomes every time out, but Sundays matchup could be extra special.

    Sep 17 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Chiefs'¬†Khalen Saunders To Miss Time

    Sep 16 · Pro Football Rumors Chiefs Khalen Saunders
  • Charvarius Ward Fractures Hand

    Kansas City Chiefs starting cornerback Charvarius Ward (hand) suffered a fractured hand in Thursday night's win over the Texans and will be re-evaluated on Friday to determine how much time he will miss. Ward will have surgery on his broken hand, but based on the position he plays, it wouldn't be unprecedented if he puts a cast on it and plays through it. The team also has three extra days to get ready for their Week 2 game against the Chargers. The Chiefs secondary that looked really good on Thursday night in slowing down quarterback Deshaun Watson basically until garbage time late in the fourth quarter with the game already sealed up. The Chiefs Defense was in play as a starting fantasy unit for Week 1, and they lived up to that billing on Thursday night. They should be an acceptable starting unit next week, too, as they face the Chargers and quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the road.

    Sep 11 · Source via Chiefs Charvarius Ward
  • Ward fractures hand, leaves Chiefs thin at CB

    Sep 11 · ESPN Chiefs Bashaud Breeland Charvarius Ward
  • Darrel Williams Picks Up Seven Rushes And Two Catches

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams was the clear backup to Clyde Edwards-Helaire on Thursday night versus the Houston Texans. Williams rushed seven times for 23 yards and also picked up a pair of receptions for seven yards. Williams got most of his action on third downs. With the way Edwards-Helaire performed on Thursday, it's hard to see Williams having much value at the moment. With that said, Williams is one of the strongest insurance policies and if Edwards-Helaire were to struggle or go down, Williams would have immediate value.

    Sep 10 · Source via Chiefs Darrel Williams
  • Sammy Watkins Continues To Enjoy Week 1

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins put together another strong opening game on Thursday versus the Houston Texans. Watkins led the Chiefs with both targets at nine and receptions with seven. He also chipped in for a team high 82 yards and one touchdown. Watkins seems to always love the opening game and managers shouldn't be so quick to get too excited as he has been a rollercoaster ride throughout his career. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson in the picture, Watkins shouldn't be expected to put up strong numbers consistently. Due to being in the Chiefs high powered offense, Watkins will have strong games, but managers should temper their expectations with Patrick Mahomes have plenty of other options and mouths to feed. Watkins shouldn't be considered more than a WR3 or Flex option at the moment. Watkins will face off against the Chargers next Sunday.

    Sep 10 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Tyreek Hill Scores Touchdown

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill went for five receptions, 46 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night versus the Houston Texans. The Cheetah was shut down for only one reception in the first half, but rewarded his managers with a strong second half. Texans cornerback Bradley Roby did a good job controlling Hill. Hill will face another tough matchup against the Chargers and they are likely to put Casey Hayward Jr. on the Chiefs superstar. Hill went for four receptions and 61 yards in one contest last season against the Chargers. Hill is likely to be heavily covered by opposing defenses, but his speed leads to many mismatches and managers should still consider him one of the best wide receivers in the game.

    Sep 10 · Source via Chiefs Tyreek Hill
  • Travis Kelce Goes For 60 Yards And A Touchdown

    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had five grabs for 60 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night against the Texans. Kelce had a strong first half, but the Texans Defense adjusted to him in the second half. The leagues top tight end still had a solid evening and should continue to do so as the season goes on. Part of the most explosive offense in the game, managers should feel confident treating the games top tight end at WR1/WR2 status. The tight end will face off against the Chargers on Sunday a team that he put up 126 yards against with a touchdown and 10 receptions in 2019.

    Sep 10 · Source via Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire Shines In NFL Debut

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a magnificent debut on Thursday night against the Houston Texans. The rookie running back had 25 rushes and put up 138 yards including a 19-yard touchdown. The rookie running back also was targeted twice in the passing game, but did not make a catch. Edwards-Helaire lived up to all the hype and he didnt struggle much all other than getting stuffed six times at the goalline. The Chiefs offensive line looked great on Thursday and managers should be excited about Edwards-Helaire and what he can do in the Chiefs explosive offense. Backup running back Darrel Williams got most of the action on third downs and had 11 rushes and a pair of catches. Managers should worry about Williams as it seemed to be clear that its the rookies backfield for now. The rookie will look to keep things going against the Chargers next Sunday.

    Sep 10 · Source via Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • Patrick Mahomes Throws For Three Touchdowns In Week 1

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes started his season on a high note on Thursday night against the Houston Texans. The Super Bowl MVP was 24-for-32 and racked up just 211 yards, but threw for three touchdowns with zero interceptions. Its no shock to fantasy managers that Mahomes is one of the best options in all formats and he will head into a matchup versus the Chargers in a favorable matchup on Sunday. Mahomes can safely be started every week other than his bye week.

    Sep 10 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Ricky Seals-Jones Opens 2020 As Inactive

    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Ricky Seals-Jones is inactive for the team's Thursday night meeting with the Houston Texans. Seals-Jones has been a promising receiving threat at times in his career, but the Chiefs already have the league's top tight end, Travis Kelce. It looks like they value what Nick Keizer and Deon Yelder bring to the field more than what Seals-Jones does, which means the former Texas A&M Aggie is really just an emergency option if anything happens to Kelce, not someone who'll be able to carve out an independent role on this team.

    Sep 10 · Source via Chiefs Ricky Seals-Jones
  • Nick Keizer active and will make NFL debut Thursday

    Sep 10 · FantasyPros Chiefs Nick Keizer
  • Ricky Seals-Jones inactive Thursday

    Sep 10 · FantasyPros Chiefs Ricky Seals-Jones
  • Brandin Cooks (quad) active for Thursday Night Football vs. Chiefs

    Sep 10 · FantasyPros Texans Chiefs Brandin Cooks
  • Chiefs Defense In Play As Week 1 Streamer

    When thinking of dominant defenses, the Kansas City Chiefs Defense just doesn't come to mind. However, they actually averaged the 11th-most fantasy points per game last year after really struggling early in the year. Houston put up numbers in the first half of their playoff matchup with the Chiefs last year, but Kansas City gave up just 10 points after the first quarter. Houston's offense will look a lot different in 2020, too, without All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins. Most people will agree that the Texans offense isn't nearly as scary without Hopkins. At home as they look to defend their Super Bowl title, you could do much worse than the Chiefs defense as a low-end defensive play in Week 1.

    Sep 9 · Source via Chiefs
  • Chiefs Expecting Good Things From Mecole Hardman

    Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub said the team is expecting a lot of good things from second-year wide receiver/return man Mecole Hardman this year. Hardman is the team's top kick returner to start the season, and he'll be the No. 3 wideout behind Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins. He worked hard in the offseason to improve as a receiver, working on his release and defeating press coverage. The 22-year-old had the third-most kick-return yards in 2019 with 704, and his 26.07 average yards per kickoff return was also the third-most. Hardman was extremely efficient as a receiver in his rookie year, but the problem is that he saw just 41 targets in 16 games. If Hill or Watkins sit out with injuries this year, Hardman could really explode. In Week 1 against a suspect Texans secondary, Hardman will a sleeper as a WR4/flex in deeper fantasy leagues.

    Sep 9 · Source via Chiefs Mecole Hardman
  • Chiefs Trust Darrel Williams In All Aspects Of Game

    Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said that the team has a lot of trust in backup running back Darrel Williams. Hes one of those guys that hes been here for such a long time and theres a lot of trust in regards to his ability in all phases of the game running and blocking, in particular, pass pro too, Veach said. Williams is listed as the No. 2 to rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but he should have a role early on, especially in pass protection, where the Chiefs may not fully trust the rookie. The 25-year-old was worth a flier late in PPR leagues, and he's also worth a waiver pickup where he went undrafted. He's in play as a DFS sleeper in Week 1 against the Texans and should be considered a deep sleeper as a flex play in season-long leagues.

    Sep 9 · Source via Chiefs Darrel Williams
  • Sammy Watkins Healthy Heading Into Thursday Night

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (groin) was not listed on the team's injury report ahead of Week 1 against the Texans on Thursday after he dealt with a groin strain during training camp. Watkins plays in a potent offense, but he was as boom-or-bust as they come in 2019. That led to him being more of a late-round pick as a WR4/5 in most fantasy leagues, despite the fact that he excelled last postseason and he's the No. 2 receiver in a Patrick Mahomes-led offense. The Texans Defense allowed plenty of damage to opposing receivers last year, so we could easily see Watkins turning some heads in the season opener. Consider him a WR4/flex with boom potential in season-long leagues and a cheap sleeper pick in DFS this week.

    Sep 9 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Tyreek Hill Good To Go For Week 1

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (hamstring) is not listed on the team's Week 1 injury report after suffering a minor hamstring strain at the end of August. Hill has been a full-go at practice this week leading up to the Thursday night opener against the Texans. Unless he has a setback, Hill, who was taken in the early rounds in most drafts as a high-end WR1, will be on the field on Thursday. The 26-year-old is somewhat of a risky high-end WR1 because of injury concerns and the fact that he can be boom/bust in terms of fantasy production, but he's a must-start as long as he's healthy. Houston's defense also allowed 166.5 receiving yards per game and 18 total touchdowns to wide receivers in 2019.

    Sep 9 · Source via Chiefs Tyreek Hill
  • Is Clyde Edwards-Helaire Worth The Hype?

    Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was practicing against an LSU defense loaded with future NFL players in his freshman season in 2017, and the star running back ran for 1,916 yards and 24 total touchdowns in his final two seasons before being a first-round pick in 2020. Expectations are high for CEH in his rookie season in a potent offense run by head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but Edwards-Helaire looked like a good fit as the team's featured back in training camp. The 21-year-old was expected to have a big role, but it got even bigger when Damien Williams opted out of the season. The Chiefs are very confident and impressed with their rookie back, but they may ease him in since he didn't get any preseason games under his belt. It means he might be a tad volatile early in the season, but Edwards-Helaire is still, at worst, a low-end RB1 for the Thursday night opener against the Texans.

    Sep 9 · Source via Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • Travis Kelce Practices In Full Tuesday

    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice after being limited on Monday. Kelce was never in doubt to miss Thursday's season opener against the Houston Texans, but it is nice to see him back to complete health. The 30-year-old is coming off of his fourth-straight season with over 80 receptions and 1000 receiving yards. He has been the top fantasy TE in PPR formats for the past three seasons and shows no signs of slowing down in the Chiefs potent offense. He is a must-start option in Week 1 against a Texans Defense that he torched in the 2019 AFC Divisional Round.

    Sep 8 · Source via Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Patrick Mahomes Has Been Great In Chiefs Losses

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a 108.2 passer rating in games that the Chiefs have lost, including the playoffs, in his time as a starter the last two full seasons. His passer rating for all games, including the playoffs, sits at 108.6. In Mahomes' 36 career starts, including the postseason, the Chiefs are 28-8 (.778). The Super Bowl MVP has never had a QBR below 52.6 in the seven games the team has lost when he has started. It goes to show how good Mahomes has been so far in his career, even when KC winds up on the losing end. The 24-year-old signed a 10-year, $503 million extension and will remain with the Chiefs through the 2031 season. He came off fantasy boards early in drafts as the first or second QB and will be a must-start all year long, including on Thursday night in the 2020 season opener against Houston.

    Sep 8 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Darrel Williams (hamstring) practicing in full

    Sep 7 · FantasyPros Chiefs Texans Darrel Williams
  • Travis Kelce (knee) limited in practice Monday

    Sep 7 · FantasyPros Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Matt Moore, DeAndre Washington Land On Chiefs' Practice Squad

    Sep 6 · Pro Football Rumors Chiefs Matt Moore DeAndre Washington
  • Chiefs Release DeAndre Washington

    The Kansas City Chiefs have released running back DeAndre Washington. A former college teammate of quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Washington wasn't able to impress enough in camp to earn a spot in a backfield that has a lot of question marks behind rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Darrel Williams enters 2020 as the primary backup here and is a solid late-round fantasy pick, while Washington isn't rosterable in redraft leagues at this point. He could still and somewhere, but it's hard to see him in a better spot than he could have been in Kansas City.

    Sep 5 · Source via Chiefs DeAndre Washington
  • Adrian Colbert released by Chiefs

    Sep 5 · FantasyPros Chiefs Adrian Colbert