Chase Daniel Fantasy News

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Chiefs QB Alex Smith (spleen, out) missed practice Friday and is out for Week 17. Chase Daniel gets the start. In his only start last season (also against San Diego), Daniel completed 21 of 30 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed seven times for 59 yards and was the #13 QB on the week.

Chiefs QB Alex Smith out for Week 17 with a lacerated spleen

Friday, December 26, 2014, 12:35pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has a lacerated spleen and will miss Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, trainer Rick Burkholder said Friday.

Chase Daniel will start in Smith's place against the the Chargers, who can clinch a playoff berth with a victory.

Daniel has one career start, which came last season in Week 17 and also was against the Chargers. The Chiefs lost the game but Daniels played well, throwing for 200 yards and a touchdown, completing 21 of his 30 pass attempts.

Fantasy Impact:

Daniel also rushed seven times for 59 yards in his start against the Chargers, so he was the #13 QB that week. We're not expecting Daniel to run the offense as efficiently as Smith does, so we're projecting a reduction in passing yards, which will impact TE Travis Kelce and the other Kansas City receivers.

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:39am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Chiefs need to hold on to quarterback Tyler Bray for at least one more season. Bray has more natural throwing ability than any of the Chiefs’ other quarterbacks, Smith included, and he’s been showing it since Kansas City started training camp.

Bray went undrafted last year out of the University of Tennessee not because of any lack of physical ability but because of questions surrounding his work ethic and his skills in reading coverages and understanding defenses. The Chiefs knew it would take some time for Bray to develop, if he ever would, so they should take every necessary minute to allow him to do so.

Fantasy Impact:

Incumbent Alex Smith is only signed for one more season. There’s no indication the Chiefs are ready to give up on Bray. He has consistently been behind Smith and Chase Daniel but ahead of rookie Aaron Murray in the quarterback rotation at practice.

Chiefs starting offense inactive in meaningless game

Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:29pm

Chiefs Inactives
Branden Albert T
Dwayne Bowe WR
Jamaal Charles RB
Tamba Hali OLB
Derrick Johnson ILB
Dontari Poe NT
Alex Smith QB

Fantasy Impact:

As outlined in our Who's Motivated? article this week, the Chiefs have nothing to play for today with their playoff spot locked up. As a result Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles & Dwayne Bowe are inactive. Knile Davis should see the bulk of the carries with Cyrus Gray also in the mix. Chase Daniel will start at QB. Avoid all Chiefs if possible as this is an unpredictable fantasy situation.

Chiefs cut Matt Cassel

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11:07am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Chiefs announced the release of quarterback Matt Cassel on Thursday, multiple media outlets said.

After a 27-touchdown, seven-interception season for a division-title winning Kansas City club in 2010, Cassel struggled the next two seasons. The Chiefs’ trade for Alex Smith and the signing of Chase Daniel signaled the franchise would be going in a different direction at quarterback in 2013.

Fantasy Impact:

Cassel is a fringe (real-world) starter talent so he may end up starting for a QB-needy team in the near future. He threw 64 TDs from 2008 to 2010 (one season with the Patriots and two with the Chiefs). The Chiefs signed former Saints backup Chase Daniel to backup new starter Alex Smith.

Houston RB Arian Foster looks great against Saints

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 7:44am

Associated Press - [Full Article]

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster ran for two touchdowns and fellow back Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards and another score in the first half in Houston’s 27-14 victory over New Orleans.

Foster, the NFL’s leading rusher in 2010, returned after sitting out Houston’s victory in the preseason opener Monday night against the New York Jets because of a sore hamstring.

Tate, a second-round pick in 2010, was seeing his first game action since breaking his ankle in the first preseason game last year. He had a 4-yard TD run and gained 43 yards on another run in the second quarter.

Drew Brees went 7 for 14 for 109 yards in a little more than a quarter for the Saints (1-1). Chase Daniel threw a TD pass to Joseph Morgan, and Mark Ingram scored for New Orleans.

Fantasy Impact:

Foster showed why he's the number one back on the board, and also showed that his hamstring is not an issue. Tate's impressive showing could put him on the radar as Foster's handcuff, and Ingram's touchdown offers proof as to why he's considered a nice value pick heading into the season.

Brees, Thomas a little banged up

Monday, September 27, 2010, 10:05am

New Orleans Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

The Saints suffered from several nicks to key players, but none appears serious.

Quarterback Drew Brees gave the biggest scare when he got his left knee banged on the Saints' final possession of regulation, sending backup Chase Daniel to begin warming up.

But Brees managed to finish the contest, and, after the game, said he was OK.

Thomas injured his ankle with 17 seconds to play in regulation, but he was able to return.

Sunday, August 22, 2010, 9:05am

SI.com - [Full Article]

No confetti floated down from the Superdome ceiling this time.

But the New Orleans Saints sure showed signs of the high-powered offense that helped them win big last season in their first home game since the NFC championship.

The Saints held the football for 40 minutes, ran 75 offensive plays and rushed for 198 yards in a 38-20 victory over the Houston Texans on Saturday night.

Drew Brees , who played for only one quarter, led New Orleans to two touchdowns - handing off to Bush for a 9-yard score and leaping over center for a 1-yard TD that put New Orleans up 14-0.

There was not much of a dropoff when Chase Daniel took over in the second quarter. The Saints outgained Houston 409 yards to 291 and had the football for 40 minutes.

Brees completed five of 10 passes for 36 yards for the defending Super Bowl champs.

Daniel worked the last three quarters and completed 15 of 21 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns. He was intercepted once.

Houston quarterback Matt Schaub was 8 of 10 for 117 yards. Dan Orlovsky was 12 of 19 for 140 yards and a touchdown.

The Texans did little to sort out their running back situation. Arian Foster started Saturday's game, and had six carries for 28 yards and a touchdown, but lost a fumble in the second quarter.

Steve Slaton - Foster's main challenger for the starting spot - ran five times for 19 yards, Slaton also had two kick returns for 88 yards, including one for 68 yards.

The Saints ran for 198 yards, including 66 by rookie Chris Ivory.

Kris Brown has been the Texans' kicker since the franchise began. This year he's competing with Neil Rackers. Houston coach Gary Kubiak said preseason performance will settle the competition. Against the Saints, Rackers kicked a 52-yard field goal and Brown hit a 43-yarder.

Shockey, Meachem active vs. Vikings

Sunday, January 24, 2010, 5:42pm

Vikings.com - [Full Article]

Here are the Saints inactives:

QB Chase Daniel (3rd QB), CB Malcom Jenkins, LB Anthony Waters, G Jamar Nesbit, TE Darnell Dinkins, TE Tory Humphrey, WR Adrian Arrington, and DE Paul Spicer.

McAllister inactive for Saints

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 4:25pm

ESPN.com - [Full Article]

Inactive for the Saints: running back Deuce Mcallister, safety Chris Reis, linebacker Anthony Waters, guard Jamar Nesbit, tight end Darnell Dinkins, tight end Tory Humphrey and defensive end Paul Spicer. Chase Daniel is the third quarterback.

Deuce is back for the Saints

Friday, January 15, 2010, 12:50pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

A league source tells us that veteran running back Deuce Mcallister will be rejoining the Saints in time for Saturday's home playoff game against the Cardinals.

The Saints could easily clear a roster spot by cutting quarterback Chase Daniel, who was signed two weeks ago for the regular-season finale, given that quarterback Drew Brees was given the day off.

McAllister was released by the Saints in the offseason, and he has since signed with no one. He has a four-game suspension hanging over his head, given his membership in the StarCaps six.

But with the league suspending all suspensions pending resolution of the litigation filed by Vikings defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams, McAllister is free to sign with any team.

Running back Pierre Thomas has been practicing this week with a rib injury, and it's possible the McAllister would actually be needed. The more likely explanation is that the Saints are hoping to blow the roof off the Superdome on Saturday after slumping down the stretch.

Saints promote Chase Daniel to active roster

Saturday, January 2, 2010, 1:15pm

Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

The New Orleans Saints made two roster moves Friday in preparation for Sunday's regular-season finale at Carolina. They cut veteran cornerback Mike McKenzie and promoted quarterback Chase Daniel from the practice squad to the active roster.

Daniel is expected to backup Mark Brunell against the Panthers as the Saints rest starter Drew Brees. McKenzie's departure means it's likely starting cornerback Jabari Greer will be healthy enough to play Sunday. Greer has missed the last seven weeks with a sports hernia. McKenzie joined the Saints at midseason after a run of injuries to cornerbacks. It wouldn't e surprising if he he is re-signed after the Panthers game.

Saints' Brees to be No. 3 QB

Saturday, January 2, 2010, 9:33am

ESPN - [Full Article]

With the No. 1 seed in the NFC all sewn up, the New Orleans Saints will rest Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees and will start Mark Brunell in Sunday's regular season finale against the Carolina Panthers, according to a report in the Times-Picayune on Friday.

The report states Brees will be the third-string emergency quarterback on Sunday behind Brunell and Chase Daniel.

Saints to keep Ks Carney and Hartley

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 7:33pm

New Orleans Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

The Saints waived rookie quarterback Chase Daniel on Monday to make room for kicker Garrett Hartley, who returned from a four-game suspension.

It's not clear what Hartley's role will be. The Saints are set with veteran kicker John Carney handling field goals and extra points, and rookie punter Thomas Morstead has excelled on kickoffs.

Most likely, Hartley will be deactivated on game days, at least in the short term.

With Final Cuts, Redskins Reduce Roster to 53

Saturday, September 5, 2009, 8:34pm

redskins.com - [Full Article]

The Redskins have cut the following players:


Robbie Agnone TE Undrafted Rookie

Anthony Alridge RB First-year Player

Jeremy Bridges G/T 7-year Vet

Scott Burley T Undrafted Rookie

Alex Buzbee DE First-year Player

Chase Daniel QB Undrafted Rookie

Antonio Dixon DT Undrafted Rookie

Dominique Dorsey RB First-year Player

Doug Dutch CB Undrafted Rookie

Keith Eloi WR Undrafted Rookie

Cody Glenn LB 2009 5th-Round Draft Pick

D.j. Hackett WR 6-Year Vet

Lendy Holmes S Undrafted Rookie

Rob Jackson DE 2008 7th-Round Draft Pick

Dave Rayner K 4-year Vet

Rueben Riley G First-year Player

Trent Shelton WR First-year Player

J.D. Skolnitsky DE Undrafted Rookie

Robert Thomas LB 8-year Vet

Eddie Williams FB 2009 7th-Round Draft Pick

Darrel Young LB Undrafted Rookie

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