Jeremy Maclin Fantasy News

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 6:19pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Kansas Chiefs will lose two draft picks for their actions leading up to the start of the league year in 2015.

Citing improper contact with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin prior to the start of free agency last March, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent informed the Chiefs on Wednesday that they will forfeit their 2016 third-round draft pick and 2017 sixth-round draft pick for violating the league's Anti-Tampering Policy.

In addition to the loss of draft picks, coach Andy Reid has been fined $75,000 and general manager John Dorsey has been fined $25,000.

Maclin played under Reid in Philadelphia before signing a five-year, $55 million deal with the Chiefs on March 11 of 2015.

In a statement released by the NFL, Vincent explained that in "assessing discipline, the goal is to balance the seriousness of the violation of an important and longstanding competitive rule, with appropriate recognition of the club's history (no prior offenses), and the cooperation shown by both the club and individual employees."

Vincent further acknowledged the discipline would have been more harsh had the Chiefs not been "fully cooperative and forthcoming" in the investigation.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say that while the NFL allows communication between teams and agents during its "legal tampering" period, prospective suitors cannot contact free agents themselves prior to the start of the league year. Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt released a statement suggesting the organization will appeal the discipline, the story added.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 19. We don’t believe Maclin will play this week, but we’ll know for sure when inactives are released on Saturday.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. Kelce should be good to go to face the Patriots. He’s coming off of a big game and may see double digit targets, especially if Jeremy Maclin is out.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Maclin reportedly has a “mild” high-ankle sprain, so he may be able to give it a go this weekend. Don’t expect him to be 100%, however. Chris Conley would likely see the biggest jump in snaps if Maclin is out/limited.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. Kelce should be good to go to face the Patriots. He’s coming off of a big game and may see double digit targets, especially if Jeremy Maclin is out.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:15pm

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Maclin reportedly has a “mild” high-ankle sprain, so he may be able to give it a go this weekend. Don’t expect him to be 100%, however. Chris Conley would likely see the biggest jump in snaps if Maclin is out/limited.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:15pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Kelce should be good to go to face the Patriots. He’s coming off of a big game and may see double digit targets, especially if Jeremy Maclin is out.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has a high-ankle sprain, but ACL is not torn

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 10:57pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

MRI showed Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin did NOT tear his ACL, per source. He did suffer a high ankle sprain. Status for Saturday at NE uncertain.

Fantasy Impact:

It's going to be difficult for Maclin to play on a high-ankle sprain, but it depends on the severity.

Tests will determine severity of Jeremy Maclin's ACL injury

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 11:27am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after the game that Jeremy Maclin strained his knee and will have an MRI on Sunday, but NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport later reported Maclin's injury indeed is to his ACL. Rapoport adds it's not definitive that Maclin tore his ACL and Sunday's tests will determine the severity of the injury.

Fantasy Impact:

If Maclin can't play next week, and it look like he won't, it's obviously a big blow to the Chiefs offense given the overall lack of talent in the receiving corps. Chris Conley and Albert Wilson are likely the two biggest beneficiaries at receiver, but Travis Kelce should be used as the primary weapon in the passing game.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (hip, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 18. Maclin should be fine to face the Texans on Saturday. It’s a tough matchup, but he’s been playing well.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (hip) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Maclin should be fine to face the Texans on Saturday. It’s a tough matchup, but he’s been playing well.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Maclin should be fine to face the Texans on Saturday. It’s a tough matchup, but he’s been playing well.

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 9:54am

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

With 12 games gone in his first pro season, Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor has caught just 16 passes for 163 yards and zero touchdowns. For a guy who was supposed to come in and replace Jeremy Maclin (however unfair that was), those numbers are pretty disappointing.

Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, though, thinks the stats are on their way.

“He wants to compete and he wants to do well and he wants to contribute in a positive way,” Shurmur said this week. “He trains that way. And I think if he just keeps working, the production or what everybody might see on a stat sheet will come his way.”

Fantasy Impact:

Shurmur pointed toward Agholor’s high ankle sprain as a possible reason for the lack of production. Agholor hurt his ankle against the Saints and missed three full games before returning. At this point, Agholor can't be trusted to make the turnaround during the fantasy playoffs.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 11. Kelce should be fine for a nice matchup with the Chargers. Alex Smith may have to funnel targets his way if Jeremy Maclin has trouble with shutdown CB Jason Verrett.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm

Chiefs QB Alex Smith (right thumb, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Smith has a nice matchup with the Lions this week, and the probable return of Jeremy Maclin can only help. Consider him a Week 8 Sneaky Start.

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