Chiefs Fantasy News

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:39pm

Chiefs Inactives
Donnie Avery WR
Eric Berry S
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif T
Eric Kush C
Aaron Murray QB
Chris Owens CB
Damion Square DE

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Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin, out) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Chargers WR Eddie Royal (elbow, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7. Royal’s rib injury is not serious, so he should play against the Chiefs this week. It’s bad news for Ladarius Green, who was likely to see more snaps if Royal couldn’t play.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin) was ruled out for Week 7.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Chargers WR Eddie Royal (elbow) practiced fully Wednesday. Royal’s Week 6 rib injury is not serious. Now he’s being listed with an elbow injury, but he should play against the Chiefs this week. It’s bad news for Ladarius Green, who was likely to see more snaps if Royal couldn’t play.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin) was ruled out for Week 7.

Dolphins trying to figure out if Knowshon Moreno can play with brace

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 8:18pm

Sun-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Dolphins Knowshon Moreno returned to practice Monday and is working with a bulky protective brace on his elbow. The Dolphins are trying to figure out if he can play with the brace.

"I think it's just a matter of him getting used to playing with it in practice. He's got to get a feel of it and carrying the ball with it, pass protection," coach Joe Philbin said. "Obviously we just can't have him in there when we are running the ball or free release him all the time. Those are things we take the practice week to figure out."

When Moreno is cleared to play he'll likely compete with Daniel Thomas for the role as Miami's third-down back, which was the spot he held in the season opener.

Fantasy Impact:

The Dolphins' rushing attack has done just fine without Moreno, averaging 142.3 yards per game and 5.0 yards per carry. Miami enters this Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, who are allowing 163 rushing yards per game, fifth in the NFL in rushing. Lamar Miller did well against the Chiefs and Dolphins so the matchups were favorable, and many feel he's not lead back material. The story mentions Moreno will compete with Thomas for third down back duties, but there really shouldn't be much competition here assuming Moreno can perform. Moreno was arguably their lead back before he got hurt.

Monday, October 6, 2014, 3:56pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

For the second time this season, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he was guilty of not getting the ball enough to running back Jamaal Charles. The Chiefs failed to get the ball to Charles on any of their final 10 plays of Sunday's 22-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

At his Monday news conference, Reid said he particularly regretted the failure to utilize Charles on a possession late in the third quarter, when the Chiefs led 17-16. The Chiefs ran five plays on that drive, four passes and a scramble by quarterback Alex Smith, before punting.

On their first possession of the fourth quarter, the Chiefs had a third down and one. Instead of giving the ball to Charles, they threw an incomplete pass to Dwayne Bowe and then punted.

"If we had that to do over again, and this is hindsight, but I'd probably come back and hand it to him and give him an opportunity to make that play," Reid said.

Fantasy Impact:

This is nothing new for Reid if you've followed his coaching career. He often said the same about Brian Westbrook in Philadelphia after games the Eagles gave up on running the ball. While there is a good chance the Chiefs come out in Week 6 and run more, there will be future games when Reid probably says something similar after abandoning the run.

Bolts Beat: Ryan Mathews could miss 2 more weeks

Monday, October 6, 2014, 9:25am

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews is out probably at least another week and more likely two with a knee sprain.

Fantasy Impact:

Donald Brown had been anything but impressive in his time filling in for Mathews, then suffered a concussion giving way to Branden Oliver's monster game against what was supposed to be a stout Jets run defense. Oliver could be looking at another big game in Week 6 as the Chargers take on the Raiders. In Week 7, the Bolts play the Chiefs (another decent matchup at KC is 14th in allowing fantasy points to RBs) which means Mathews could be on track to return in Week 8 against the Broncos. Oliver is shaping up to be a nice pickup at least the next two weeks.

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3:16pm

Chiefs Inactives
Aaron Murray QB
Eric Berry S
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OL
Donnie Avery WR
Damion Square DE
Albert Wilson WR
Eric Kush OL

Pats waive WR Kenbrell Thompkins

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 6:45pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Pats wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, one of the feel-good stories for the New England Patriots in 2013 as he rose from undrafted rookie free agent to front-line contributor, was waived by the team Saturday.

Thompkins started in the season opener this year, but was inactive for two of the last three games as he was passed on the depth chart by five-year veteran Brandon LaFell. Thompkins totaled six catches for 53 yards in 85 offensive snaps this season (including penalties), and he doesn't play on special teams.

Fantasy Impact:

With the Patriots' offense struggling to find its groove, the release of Thompkins shakes things up a bit. With him out of the mix at receiver, the Patriots have Julian Edelman, LaFell, Danny Amendola and Aaron Dobson atop the depth chart. Dobson, the team's second-round draft choice from 2013, has only played in one game this season, and Thompkins' release potentially will create more opportunity for him, according to the story. LaFell showed something in Week 4 against the Chiefs so there could be an opportunity for him as well. However outside of Edelman, the Pats WR situation is one that needs to shake out a little for fantasy purposes.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 5. After a three-TD Week 4, Charles will be fine to face the 49ers in Week 4. It’s not a good matchup, and he may be sharing touches more extensively with Knile Davis, but Charles is still a great start in any format.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 5.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin, out) has been ruled out for Week 5. Avery needs sports hernia surgery and is facing a multi-week absence. Junior Hemingway, A.J. Jenkins and Frankie Hammond will platoon to replace Avery’s moderate production in Andy Reid’s offense.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot, probable) took full practice reps again Thursday and is probable for Week 5. Crabtree will be fine for a good matchup with the Chiefs.